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Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 12 / 18 / 14

Let's just say there are a lot of people unhappy that medical info on Matt Kemp got out publicly. All sorts of confidentiality issues there — Ramona Shelburne (@ramonashelburne) December 18, 2014 While YES and NYCFC announce partnership deal at presser, YES is showing Yankees Maga...

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03/20/14
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02/19/14
New Jersey Appeals Betting To Supreme Court

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11/19/13
Athlete Charities In Wisconsin Examined

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10/09/13
California Bill Limits Athlete Workers' Comp Claims

After more than a year of "intense lobbying by professional sports leagues, California has slammed the door on most athletes looking to file injury claims in the state, including those with serious brain injuries," according to Bensinger & Lifsher of the L.A. TIMES. Gov. Jerry Brown yesterday si ...

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09/26/13
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07/25/13
Tenn. State Senate To Discuss Player Tax Bill

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