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Dustin Johnson Serving Suspension After Positive Cocaine Test

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 08 / 01 / 14

Golfer  Dustin Johnson  is "serving a six-month suspension from the PGA Tour after testing positive for cocaine," according to a source. Johnson on Thursday announced that he was taking a leave of absence. Under the Tour's policies, it is not required to announce any disciplinary actions f...

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NFL REPS MEET WITH KING COUNTY OFFICIALS ON STADIUM

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Tags: Franchises, NFL, Seattle Seahawks, Vulcan Ventures

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BEHRING CAVES TO NFL PRESSURE BUT VOWS TO RETURN TO L.A.

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Tags: Franchises, Microsoft, NFL, Orlando Magic, RDV Sports, Seattle Mariners, Seattle Seahawks, St. Louis Rams, Vulcan Ventures

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JUST LIKE SITTIN' IN THE FRONT ROW

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Tags: Aramark, Franchises, Pittsburgh Pirates

03/22/96
BUCS DEAL SKEPTICALLY VIEWED BY SOME IN TAMPA

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Tags: Franchises, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

03/22/96
FRANCHISE NOTES

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Tags: AHL, Chicago Bears, Colorado Avalanche, Comcast-Spectacor, Franchises, Green Bay Packers, Houston Astros, Indiana Fever, New Jersey Devils, Brooklyn Nets, New York Jets, NHL, Philadelphia Flyers, Phoenix Coyotes, San Francisco 49ers, Tampa Bay Rays, YankeeNets

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SPURS BUCK TREND AND CHARTER SERVICE; LOOK FOR NEW SERVICE

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Tags: Franchises, San Antonio Spurs

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Tags: Franchises, New Jersey Devils, Brooklyn Nets, YankeeNets

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