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Judicial Panel Considers Consolidating NHL Concussion Lawsuits

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 08 / 01 / 14

A federal panel of judges yesterday presided over a hearing in K.C. as they prepare to "decide if several concussion lawsuits recently filed by former players against the NHL will be consolidated into a single class-action suit." The Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation is "expected to issue a...

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10/17/97
ESPN CHILTON SPORTS POLL: DON'T LOOK NOW, HERE COMES NAGANO

ESPN Chilton Sports Poll examined the attitudes toward the upcoming Winter Olympics in Nagano. The results below represent over 800 people ages 12+ during September. WHICH OLYMPICS DO YOU LIKE BETTER?

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10/17/97
LEAGUE NOTES

NFL: In L.A., Bill Plaschke writes of spending time with 28 L.A. youngsters talking about the NFL and the open L.A. market. Plaschke writes that while "many of them love the sport," he was hearing the

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10/17/97
RATINGS FOR LAST WEEKEND'S NETWORK SPORTING EVENTS

The following lists overnight ratings from last weekend''s network sporting events. All times are EDT. ABC''s NCAA football games were: OSU-PSU; USC-ASU; OK-TX; and NCSU-GTU. The numbers were gathered

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10/17/97
GLOBAL EXCHANGE HOLDS ANTI-NIKE DEMONSTRATIONS THIS WEEKEND

S.F.-based Global Exchange "plans demonstrations in 50 U.S. cities on Saturday," to protest Nike''s labor practices in Asia, according to USA TODAY''s Melanie Wells. The "watchdog group" hopes to "hit

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10/17/97
CAN '98 GAMES PAVE THE WAY FOR WOMEN'S PRO HOCKEY LEAGUES?

At least three pro women''s hockey leagues "are looking to hit the ice in the next couple of years," according to Ken Campbell of the HOCKEY NEWS. Campbell reports that "some people think there is big

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, Pittsburgh Penguins

10/17/97
EXECUTIVE TRANSACTIONS

TRACEY WILLIAMS was promoted to VP/Basketball Ops and Player Personnel of the ABL. Williams was Dir of Basketball Ops and Player Personnel (ABL)....SI President DON ELLIMAN named a two-man team to hea

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10/17/97
MEDIA NOTES

ESPN: ESPN has "dropped" Gary Miller from its World Series coverage in light of charges against him stemming from events at a Cleveland nightclub (NEWSDAY, 10/17). In N.Y., Phil Mushnick writes that,

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10/17/97
OUTDOOR LIFE NETWORK HITS THE SLOPES FOR NEW TV SEASON

The Outdoor Life Network (OLN) will feature 73 International Ski Federation World Cup events, including 41 same-day Alpine races in its skiing lineup for the ''97-98 season. Programming will include d

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10/17/97
X MARKS THE SPOT IN ESPN'S SPONSORSHIP GOLD RUSH

ESPN has sold out all Gold Sponsorships for its second- annual Winter X Games, renewing deals with last year''s Gold Sponsors AT&T, Nike, Mountain Dew, Pringles, Taco Bell and Volkswagen. Second year

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10/17/97
NYC MAYORAL CANDIDATE SPEAKS OF SECRET YANKEE DEAL

New York City Mayoral candidate Ruth Messinger yesterday charged that Mayor Rudy Giuliani and Yankees Owner George Steinbrenner have struck a "secret deal" that would commit $1.1B in public funds to a

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