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MLB, Players' Association Hope For Domestic Violence Policy Before '15 Season Begins

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 10 / 23 / 14

Talks between MLB and the MLBPA toward a comprehensive domestic violence policy continue, and both sides expressed hope a new plan could be in place for the ’15 season. The two sides have met regularly on the topic over the past two months, and have additionally engaged more than a dozen outsi...

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06/19/97
STILL A WAYS TO GO: WOMEN'S SPORTS FOUNDATION ISSUES REPORT

The Women''s Sports Foundation released its "Gender Equity Report Card" yesterday, where Foundation Trustee Dr. Don Sabo analyzed 767 NCAA schools and issued each institution a grade based on athletic

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06/12/97
L.A. SPORTS STUDY SHOWS $800M ECONOMIC IMPACT

An economic impact report released by the L.A. Sports Council and the L.A. Area Chamber of Commerce showed that in ''96, the sports industry in L.A. generated over $800M in revenues, which translates

Tags: NFL, Nissan, Sports in Society

05/13/97
NBA'S RACE RELATIONS EXAMINED IN WASHINGTON POST

In a front-page feature in Sunday''s WASHINGTON POST entitled, "On NBA''s Court, Minority Rules," Kevin Merida examined racial interaction in the NBA. In ''57, 93% of NBA players were white; currently

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05/02/97
POLL SHOWS TIGER IS EARNING HIS STRIPES FROM THE PUBLIC

A Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll shows that Tiger Woods "has shot past even" Michael Jordan in public approval, according to Albert Hunt of the WALL STREET JOURNAL. Pollster Peter Hart, who conduct

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04/16/97
ROBINSON TRIBUTE LEADS TO MLB RETIRING NUMBER 42

MLB''s season-long tribute to the 50th anniversary of Jackie Robinson breaking the color barrier culminated last night with a special celebration at Shea Stadium where Acting Commissioner Bud Selig sa

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04/08/97
ESPN'S "OUTSIDE THE LINES" LOOKS AT WOMEN'S SPORTS

ESPN''s "Outside the Lines" examined "Women & Sports -- At A Crossroads." Topics featured the advent of two new professional basketball leagues, the perception of homophobia in women''s athletics, the

Tags: ESPN, NBA, Sports in Society, Walt Disney, WNBA

03/25/97
PLAYER CHARITIES: THE GIFTS THAT KEEP ON GIVING, OR DO THEY?

Pro athletes'' charity foundations were examined in a front-page piece in the WASHINGTON POST under the header "Charity Funds of Sports Figures Don''t Always Work Out." The POST''s Bill Brubaker: "In

Tags: Sports in Society

03/19/97
LAPCHICK TO OPEN BRANCH AT DISNEY WORLD

Richard Lapchick, Dir of Northeastern Univ.''s Center for the Study of Sport in Society, joined with Northeastern Univ. President Richard Freeland and Walt Disney World Sports VP Reggie Williams to an

Tags: Sports in Society, Walt Disney

03/19/97
U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT PROFILES BLACKS AND PRO SPROTS

In a cover story entitled "Are Pro Sports Bad for Black America?," U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT''s John Simons addresses whether African-Americans "suffer as a result" of their "dominant presence" in prof

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03/03/97
MEDIA GIVE MIXED REVIEWS TO CONTENT OF ESPN'S TOWN MEETING

The following are reax on ESPN''s special. In St. Louis, Bernie Miklasz called its "fascinating, intelligent television" (ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH, 3/2). The Newark STAR-LEDGER''s Nat Gottlieb called t

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