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NFL Retirees Take Down Website On Concussion Settlement

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 10 / 30 / 14

A group of retired players and their counsel objecting to the preliminary NFL concussion settlement have voluntarily taken down their website, www.nflconcussionsettlementfacts.com . Last week, counsel for the class seeking approval of the settlement asked the federal court to shut down the sit...

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07/18/97
STADIUM NOTES

USA TODAY''s Liz Clarke writes on consolidation of the NASCAR racetrack industry under the header, "Big Business Making Tracks For Racetracks." A chart shows that the "last of the independent" tracks

Tags: Facilities, Minnesota Twins, Minnesota Vikings, NASCAR, R J Reynolds

07/18/97
FRANCHISE NOTES

A source indicates that Cowboys Owner Jerry Jones has told team members to "stay away from Cowboys Sports Cafe because he learned that undercover agents from federal and area law enforcement agencies

Tags: Dallas Cowboys, Edmonton Oilers, Franchises, NHL

07/18/97
JIM FURYK MEATS HIS NEW SPONSOR, RUTH'S CHRIS STEAK HOUSE

PGA golfer Jim Furyk has signed an exclusive two-year sponsorship deal with Ruth''s Chris Steak House. The deal marks the Steak House''s first-ever sponsorship in pro sports. Furyk will wear the resta

Tags: LPGA, PGA Tour

07/18/97
DETROIT STADIUM AUTHORITY ACQUIRING LAND FOR NEW STADIUMS

The Detroit/Wayne County Stadium Authority "has spent or plans to spend" at least $51M on purchasing land from 50 property owners in downtown Detroit for new stadiums for the Tigers and Lions, accordi

Tags: Detroit Lions, Detroit Tigers, Facilities

07/18/97
NIKE SEEKS SPORTS MARKETING DIRECTOR IN ASIA

Nike is looking for a Sports Marketing Director for NIKE in Asia, because, as NIKE expands its reach into the Asian market, they will need a lot more than great products and world class athletes. They

Tags: Classified Advertisements, Nike

07/18/97
REEBOK POSTS SECOND-QUARTER PROFIT INCREASE WITH A CAVEAT

Reebok Int''l said its second-quarter profits rose 2.6% "on higher sales of its athletic shoes and clothing, but the company warned that profit margins may suffer in the coming year as it scrambles to

Tags: Reebok

07/18/97
OLYMPIC NOTES

USA TODAY''s Melanie Wells writes about the USOC''s marketing of eight-year ad packages to the Olympic Games. Coming off the ''96 Atlanta Games, Visa has agreed to sponsor the Games through 2000, but

Tags: Canadian Broadcasting Corp., Olympics, Sara Lee, SLOC, USOC, Visa

07/18/97
SPORTS PERSONALITIES ON FORBES' "GLOBAL POWER ELITE"

The current FORBES lists its "Global Power Elite," a group of 200 billionaires. FORBES: "Bowing to economic reality, we have revised our selection process this year. A billion bucks no longer gets you

Tags: Atlanta Braves, Atlanta Hawks, Comcast-Spectacor, Miami Heat, Microsoft, MLS, New York Giants, News Corp./Fox, NHL, Nike, Canucks Sports and Entertainment, RDV Sports, People and Pop Culture, Time Warner, Washington Nationals

07/18/97
EXECUTIVE TRANSACTIONS

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Tags: Arizona Cardinals, Callaway Golf, NHL, People and Pop Culture, USTA

07/18/97
FOX SPORTS NET LOOKS TO EXPAND REACH WITH RED WINGS DEAL

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Tags: Cablevision, Detroit Pistons, Detroit Red Wings, Detroit Tigers, New York Liberty, News Corp./Fox, Palace Sports & Entertainment, Media

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