Ex-football players’ head-trauma lawsuits against the National Collegiate Athletic Association, unlike National Football League cases consolidated by federal judges and later settled for $765 million, defy easy grouping.
The mayor of Bridgeview, Illinois, said building a taxpayer-financed arena for the billionaire owner of Major League Soccer’s Chicago Fire would bring hotels and restaurants to his suburb. Instead, the town has more than doubled property taxes and may raise them again to pay more than $200 million in stadium debt.
Peter Luukko, president and chief operating officer of Comcast-Spectacor, which owns the National Hockey League’s Philadelphia Flyers, announced yesterday that he is resigning after 25 years with the company.
Rogers Communications Inc., Canada’s largest wireless carrier, reached a 12-year, C$5.2 billion ($4.9 billion) deal with the National Hockey League for broadcasting rights in the country starting in the 2014-2015 season.
The National Hockey League was sued by former players accusing it of concealing the risk of severe brain injuries three months after the National Football League agreed to pay $765 million to settle similar claims.
Michael Weiner, who guided Major League Baseball players through three collective bargaining agreements and in 2009 became executive director of the MLB Players Association, died after a 15-month battle with brain cancer. He was 51.