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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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04/10/97
IT'S THE NEXT BEST THING TO BEING THERE: THE MASTERS ONLINE

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Tags: ABC, CBS, ESPN, Acushnet, General Motors, IBM, Sports Illustrated, Media, SportsLine.com, Time Warner, Viacom, Walt Disney, Washington Nationals

04/10/97
ABL TO HIT THE BEACH WITH LONG BEACH, CA, AS NINTH FRANCHISE

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Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies

04/10/97
20 YEAR RATING TREND OF THE MASTERS: NUMBER NINE TOPS CHART

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Tags: CBS, Nielsen, Media, Viacom

04/09/97
OLYMPIC NOTES

Australia''s four TV networks which lost out to Seven Network in bidding to cover the Sydney 2000 Olympics have labeled as "blackmail" a proposal by the Australian Olympic Committee that they should c

Tags: Olympics

04/09/97
THE SPORTS BUSINESS DAILY TURNSTILE TRACKER

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04/09/97
FRANCHISE NOTES

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Tags: LA Angels, Anaheim Ducks, Anaheim Sports, Franchises, Los Angeles Dodgers, News Corp./Fox, San Antonio Spurs, San Jose Sharks, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Walt Disney

04/09/97
BENGALS SAYS ONLY

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Tags: Cincinnati Bengals, Franchises

04/09/97
LISA LESLIE SHOOTS TO BECOME THE NEXT SHAQ-ETTE

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Tags: General Motors, Los Angeles Sparks, PepsiCo, Sears, WNBA

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Tags: Cleveland Indians, MLB, News Corp./Fox, Seattle Mariners, Media

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