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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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06/26/96
NBC READY TO FOOT THE BILL FOR NEW NOTRE DAME LIGHTS

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06/26/96
MEDIA NOTES

ELECTRONIC MEDIA''s Ron Alridge reviews NBC''s coverage of the NBA Finals. He notes the coverage "was nowhere near the best" as the network "broke too many rules," citing use of too many announcers an

Tags: Chicago Cubs, Cincinnati Reds, MLB, NBA, NBC, News Corp./Fox, Sports Illustrated, Media, Time Warner, Walt Disney

06/26/96
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Tags: Detroit Pistons, Microsoft, Palace Sports & Entertainment, PepsiCo, Media

06/25/96
MEDIA NOTES

HBO''s next edition of "Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel" airs July 15 with an Olympics theme. Stories include: Profiles of IOC Chair Juan Antonio Samaranch and U.S. weightlifter Mark Henry, a look back

Tags: CBS, Chicago Bulls, HBO, IOC, MLB, NBA, NBC, News Corp./Fox, PGA Tour, Sports Illustrated, Media, TBS/TNT, Time Warner, Viacom, Visa

06/25/96
NETWORK NEWS: WWF OPTS FOR LAWSUIT OVER BODY SLAM

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06/24/96
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