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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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USOC AND TWI JOIN TO CREATE FULL-TIME OLYMPIC VENTURES

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SLING BLADE: AMERITECH TO BACK U.S. SPEEDSKATING TEAM

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