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Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 07 / 23 / 14

Sports On Earth's Patrick Hruby : "The NFL expects between 15 and 25 percent of its retirees to come down with neurodegenerative diseases! … How is that not a headline? I'm dead serious." Yahoo Sports' Dan Wetzel : "Won't embarrass the player, but at MAC Media Day today had one tell...

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03/09/98
CORPORATE SPONSORS TARGET MARKETING TOWARD HIGH SCHOOLS

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03/09/98
NO PRESSURE: BRYANT LABELED BY TWO MAGS AS "AIR APPARENT"

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03/09/98
JORDAN GOES RETRO AT MSG AS NIKE EARNS QUALITY FREE EXPOSURE

In honor of what was potentially his last game at MSG, Michael Jordan wore his original Air Jordans during the Bulls-Knicks game Sunday on NBC. The shoes were visible throughout the telecast and recei

Tags: Cablevision, Chicago Bulls, Madison Square Garden, McDonalds, NBA, NBC, New York Knicks, Nike

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A NEW SPORTS CENTER? ESPN THE MAGAZINE TO DEBUT THIS WEEK

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Tags: ESPN, Nike, Sports Illustrated, Media, Walt Disney

03/09/98
MEDIA NOTES

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Tags: CBS, Kansas City Chiefs, NBC, News Corp./Fox, NFL, Media, Viacom

03/09/98
CONSTRUCTION HEADACHES: RAVENS NEST FACING BUDGET OVERRUNS

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Tags: Baltimore Ravens, Facilities

03/09/98
PROPOSAL IN PA WOULD SELL "BITS AND PIECES" OF STADIUM

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Tags: Facilities, NFL, Oakland Raiders

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FACILITY NOTES

The USTA signed an eight-year agreement with Restaurant Associates to provide all restaurant, catering and concession services at the USTA National Tennis Center and the U.S. Open (USTA)....Because co

Tags: LA Angels, Anaheim Sports, Facilities, Milwaukee Brewers, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, USTA, Walt Disney

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