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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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02/23/98
OLYMPIC NOTES

Attendance at the Nagano Games stood at 1,358,207 as of Saturday (KYODO NEWS, 2/21)....The NAOC web site is expected to receive more than 600 million hits during the Games, compared with 187 million h

Tags: IOC, Olympics

02/23/98
BEARS LOOKING AT SITES, BUT NOT CLOSE TO NEW STADIUM

Bears VP/Ops Ted Phillips said that the team is "considering several possible stadium locations in the suburbs ... but the team is nowhere close to forging a deal for any site," according to Suzy Fris

Tags: Chicago Bears, Facilities

02/23/98
THE FORTNIGHT THAT WAS: CBS MAY NOT WANT TO SAVE THE REVIEWS

In reviewing CBS''s coverage of the Nagano Games, Howard Manly in Boston wrote, "Without a main character to lead, CBS''s coverage wandered all over the mountains and valleys of Nagano" (BOSTON GLOBE,

Tags: Bank of America, CBS, IBM, IOC, John Hancock Mutual Life Insurance, NBC, Nike, Olympics, Time Warner, Viacom

02/23/98
NFL CLOSE TO LABOR PEACE?; OWNERS SPEAK OUT ON CONTRACTS

The NFL "is on the brink of an agreement that would guarantee years of labor peace," according to Mike Freeman of the N.Y. TIMES. Freeman: "High-ranking officials with the N.F.L. and the union said th

Tags: Baltimore Ravens, Buffalo Bills, Leagues and Governing Bodies, Minnesota Vikings, NFL, Wilson Sporting Goods

02/23/98
REDSKINS CHANGES: LAP OF LUXURY GETS BETTER AT THE BIG JACK

Redskins President John Kent Cooke officially announced a $25M, privately-financed project of additions and renovations to Jack Kent Cooke Stadium, according to Thomas Heath of the WASHINGTON POST. Im

Tags: Facilities, Washington Redskins

02/23/98
POLICY SAYS 49ERS NOT FOR SALE; STADIUM FINANCING QUESTIONED

49ers President Carmen Policy "said Friday that team is not for sale -- at this time -- despite the ongoing feud between sibling owners Eddie DeBartolo and Denise DeBartolo York," according to Sam Far

Tags: Franchises, NFL, San Francisco 49ers

02/23/98
MEDIA WONDERS WHO IS RUNNING THE NBA "ASYLUM"?

The state of the NBA was examined by the media in light of the recent trading deadline which saw players, such as Rony Seikaly and Kenny Anderson, dictating where they were traded to. Jazz Owner Larry

Tags: ESPN, Leagues and Governing Bodies, NBA, Orlando Magic, RDV Sports, Utah Jazz, Walt Disney

02/23/98
RAWLINGS LOOKS WITHIN: LED NATION IN INSIDE STOCK PURCHASES

Rawlings Sporting Goods led the nation in insider stock purchases last month after insiders bought $5M of stock in January, according to BLOOMBERG NEWS. GA-based Bull Run Corp. -- whose President Robe

Tags: Nike

02/23/98
JUDGES AGREE: LIPINSKI'S GOLD GUARANTEES MARKETING SUCCESS

By winning a gold medal in her first Olympics, Tara Lipinski "ensured herself a consistent stream of commercial opportunities over at least the next four years," according to Amy Shipley of the WASHIN

Tags: American Express, Coca-Cola, Dallas Stars, General Motors, NBC, Olympics, Southwest Sports Group, Visa

02/23/98
NIKE EXPECTED TO MAKE ITS LARGEST CUTS IN COMPANY HISTORY

Sagging sales may force Nike "to make the largest job cuts in its history," according to Jeff Manning of the Portland OREGONIAN. The "scope" and "exact timing" of the cuts are unknown but "rumors are

Tags: ESPN, Nike, Walt Disney, Washington Nationals

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