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Gary Bettman welcomes Rob Manfred to Cornell Commish Club

NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman speaks during a news

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I ran into Gary Bettman Thursday at the Bloomberg Sports Business Summit, whereupon I naturally asked him about the fact two of the four major North American pro sports leagues soon will be run by alumni of Cornell's School of Industrial and Labor Relations.

Bettman, the NHL commissioner, graduated from the relatively small school in 1974 and Rob Manfred, the MLB commissioner-elect, in '80.

"There...

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Keith Olbermann rips police escorts for media . . .

TV personality Keith Olbermann reportedly is returning to

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 . . . quoting a Tweet by me!

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Harry Bailey's wonderful football life

George Bailey (Jimmy Stewart, center) is reunited with

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As you know, thanks to George Bailey’s quick thinking on a frozen lake back in 1919, his younger brother Harry went on to become an All-America end in college and later a war hero.

As you likely did not know, the original script for “It’s a Wonderful Life’’ had Harry (and Sam Wainwright) attend Cornell, until RKO lawyers ordered the reference changed to a generic college.

Still, this...

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