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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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09/17/97
EXECUTIVE TRANSACTIONS

JOHN GIANNONE has joined CNN/SI as a reporter in the network''s Chicago bureau. Giannone most recently worked at the N.Y. Daily News, where he served as the Yankees beat reporter for two years, covere

Tags: AHL, ECHL, ESPN, New York Mets, New York Yankees, NFL, Sports Illustrated, People and Pop Culture, Time Warner, Walt Disney, YankeeNets

09/17/97
"MNF" SHOWS SIGNS OF LIFE WITH A 17.4 RATING

ABC''s Eagles-Cowboys "Monday Night Football" game earned a 17.4 national rating, making it the highest-rated game of the season, according to Barry Horn of the DALLAS MORNING NEWS. The game earned a

Tags: ABC, CBS, Dallas Cowboys, NASCAR, Philadelphia Eagles, R J Reynolds, Media, TBS/TNT, TNN, Viacom, Walt Disney

09/17/97
NAMES IN THE NEWS

MICHAEL JORDAN was a guest on "The Tonight Show" last night and brought along his line of body care products. Jordan, on his golf game with PRESIDENT CLINTON: "At first, I said, ''Let''s play for taxe

Tags: ESPN, NBC, People and Pop Culture, TBS/TNT, Time Warner, Walt Disney

09/17/97
BACK TO SCHOOL: MOLLOY TAKES SABBATICAL FROM YANKS TO TEACH

Yankees Owner George Steinbrenner has confirmed that Joe Molloy, his son-in-law and the team''s General Partner, "has given up his day-to-day responsibilities -- a move several Yankees insiders antici

Tags: Franchises, New York Yankees, YankeeNets

09/17/97
EWING OUT TO SHOW THAT HE'S HIS OWN MAN IN CBA TALKS

Patrick Ewing''s election as NBPA President "comes at a very pivotal time for the players association," according to Mike Wise of the N.Y. TIMES. With the "growing possibility that the league will reo

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, NBA

09/17/97
LIVE THE GOOD LIFE: ALL SPORTS BUSINESS, ALL THE TIME

THE SPORTS BUSINESS DAILY is expanding its editorial staff and is seeking an entry-level staff writer for our office in South Norwalk, CT. Applicants should have an excellent knowledge of the industry

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09/17/97
TAVARES DEFENDS EDISON DEAL AS NECESSARY IN LIGHT OF LOSSES

Anaheim Sports President Tony Tavares said that the Walt Disney Co. "expects to lose at least" $25M in its first two seasons operating the Angels and "could spend" another $90M to renovate Anaheim Sta

Tags: LA Angels, Anaheim Sports, Franchises, Walt Disney

09/17/97
NIKE PUTTING TENNIS LINE ON HOLD IN LIGHT OF TIGER'S SUCCESS

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Tags: Nike, Wilson Sporting Goods

09/17/97
MILE HIGH'S MARLBORO MAN RIDES INTO SUNSET IN DENVER

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Tags: Denver Broncos

09/17/97
ADIDAS MOVES TO SECOND ON THE SPORTING GOODS LEADER BOARD

French golf and ski equipment company Salomon has been acquired by adidas A.G. in a $1.35B acquisition that makes adidas "the world''s second-biggest sports goods manufacturer after Nike," according t

Tags: Finance, Nike, Reebok, Washington Nationals

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