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"ESPN backing out of Frontline concussion doc means it's getting way more publicity. Now a must watch."
-- SI's Pete Thamel. (TWITTER.com, 8/23)
Friday August 23, 2013 Vol. 19 — No. 244 Print This Issue

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  • Feeling The Heat

    Former NFLers such as Harry Carson discuss sustaining brain trauma on the field

    The NFL and ESPN Friday morning denied a N.Y. TIMES report that the league pressured ESPN to pull out of an investigative project with PBS' “Frontline” regarding head injuries in the NFL. The N.Y. TIMES’ James Miller cited two people familiar with the situation stating the league pressured its media partner during a luncheon this week in N.Y. But NFL VP/Communications Brian McCarthy told THE DAILY, “It is not true that we pressured ESPN to pull out of the film. The lunch was requested several weeks ago by ESPN. We meet with our business partners on a regular basis and this was not unusual.” ESPN’s Josh Krulewitz said, “The decision to remove our branding was not a result of concerns about ...

  • Here We Go Again?

    Congress is threatening to call the NFL to get a resolution in HGH testing issue.

  • Work In Progress

    "Fox Sports Live" audience trends down after debut, while show reviews remain mixed.

  • The Good Life

    Nebraska unveils its massive $63.5M renovation of Memorial Stadium.

  • We Didn't Start The Fire

    MLS Fire execs stand behind blog post criticizing fan behavior.

  • Euro Trip

    In search of new revenue streams, IndyCar considers adding races outside the U.S.

  • Tickling The Ivories

    Kobe Bryant displays his piano-playing skills in a new spot for Lenovo.

  • Street Smarts

    Rob Dyrdek's Street League Skateboarding has quietly become a major player in extreme sports.

  • The Negotiator

    Time Warner Cable exec Melinda Witmer described as a tough negotiator in the sports industry.

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