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Judge Dismisses Lawsuit Against NFL Over Painkiller Distribution

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 12 / 17 / 14

A federal court judge today dismissed a lawsuit against the NFL brought by former players alleging the league failed to oversee the distribution of prescription painkillers. Judge William Alsup ruled that the lawsuit was preempted by federal labor law, as the NFL had contended, because the pl...

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08/18/98
MEDIA NOTES

In N.Y., Richard Sandomir reports that the NHL "is proceeding" with a TV deal "believed to be worth" $250M from ABC and $350M from ESPN and ESPN2. NHL VP/Media Relations Frank Brown: "The 10-business-

Tags: ABC, Chicago Cubs, ESPN, Houston Astros, News Corp./Fox, NHL, Palace Sports & Entertainment, Media, Tampa Bay Lightning, Walt Disney

08/18/98
AND SO IT GOES: LIGHTNING TO FEATURE BILLY JOEL AMONG OTHERS

Lightning officials "are striving to make their team''s home one of the most aesthetically appealing in the nation," as the Ice Palace will get a $4M "makeover," according to Roy Cummings of the TAMPA

Tags: Facilities, Palace Sports & Entertainment, Tampa Bay Lightning

08/18/98
MCMANN'S CPBL CONTINUES TO ACCRUE SERIOUS MEDIA EXPOSURE

The proliferation of basketball start-up leagues that are "hoping to cash in" by "embracing a strategy" of paying their players, which "is expressly barred by the" NCAA, is profiled by Rodney Ho of th

Tags: IBL, Leagues and Governing Bodies, NBA, NCAA, Washington Nationals

08/18/98
STREET & SMITH'S SPORTSBUSINESS JOURNAL SPECIAL REPORT

SPORTS FINANCE: New stadiums, luxury suites, mega- salaries ... someone has to pay for it. The Special Report in the October 19 issue will look at the state of sports finance today. How are sports own

Tags: Classified Advertisements

08/18/98
MARKETPLACE ROUND-UP

FROM THE TRACK: In N.Y., horse racing writer Joseph Durso looks at the first 100 days of the NTRA, and its ad campaign launched to increase interest in the sport. Durso writes that the campaign, which

Tags: ABC, IOC, IndyCar, NBA, New York Mets, News Corp./Fox, NFL, NTRA, Palace Sports & Entertainment, San Diego Padres, Seattle Mariners, Walt Disney

08/18/98
WEBBER ASKED TO COME HOME AS FILA WANTS TO DISCUSS INCIDENT

Fila officials "asked" NBA Kings F Chris Webber "to return to the United States from Barbados, where he was scheduled to play in an exhibition game" sponsored by Fila, according to Josh Barr of the WA

Tags: Fila USA, Sacramento Kings

08/18/98
FACILITY NOTES

Howard Rubenstein, the spokesperson for Yankees Owner George Steinbrenner, on Steinbrenner saying that he would talk about staying in the Bronx if attendance reached three million: "He has promised th

Tags: Facilities, Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment, MLB, New York Yankees, USTA, YankeeNets

08/18/98
NAMES IN THE NEWS

SPORTSBUSINESS JOURNAL''s Rofe & Mullen report that agent LEIGH STEINBERG is in "serious negotiations" with SUGAR RAY LEONARD about joining Leonard''s newly formed management company, "which Steinberg

Tags: Houston Rockets, San Diego Padres, People and Pop Culture

08/18/98
FRANCHISE NOTES

BROWNS BIDS TO BEGIN: In N.Y., Richard Sandomir writes that as bidding for the Browns begins on Wednesday, "The most interesting intangible is the presence of Calvin Hill and Paul Warfield" in Howard

Tags: Arizona Diamondbacks, Cablevision, Chicago White Sox, Cleveland Browns, Cleveland Indians, Colorado Rockies, Detroit Lions, Detroit Red Wings, Detroit Tigers, Franchises, Kansas City Royals, MLB, New York Knicks, New York Rangers, NFL

08/18/98
PHILIP ANSCHUTZ ENVISIONS A NEW ENTERTAINMENT MARKETING ARM

A new sports and entertainment marketing group called Envision "has been formed in a partnership" led by NHL Kings co-Owner Philip Anschutz, according to Wayne Friedman of the HOLLYWOOD REPORTER. In m

Tags: AEG, Envision, Los Angeles Kings

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