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Weekend Briefs....

The Braves yesterday "held a pre-game tribute" for late broadcaster Pete Van Wieren, who died Aug. 2 after a battle with cancer (AJC.com, 8/9).

Former Mariners manager Lou Piniella "transformed from gracious retired legend to motivational skipper once more" during his 25-minute speech yesterday as he was inducted into the team's HOF (SEATTLE TIMES, 8/10). 

The CFL Saskatchewan Roughriders on Friday unveiled a special-edition jersey that will debut during the team's Aug. 16 home game against the Alouettes (Roughriders).

U.S. District Court Judge Shira Scheindlin yesterday ruled that a group of fans suing MLB and the NHL to "stop the leagues' strict control over television broadcast rights can try to prove their claims at trial" (AP, 8/8). 

Vijay Singh's attorney yesterday said that "no settlement has been reached" in the golfer's lawsuit against the PGA Tour. The two sides "continue to prepare for a status conference" Oct. 7 before New York Supreme Court Judge Eileen Bransten (GOLFCHANNEL.com, 8/9). 
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