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Judge Dismisses Lawsuit Against NFL Over Painkiller DistributionPublished in SportsBusiness Daily on 12 / 17 / 14
A federal court judge today dismissed a lawsuit against the NFL brought by former players alleging the league failed to oversee the distribution of prescription painkillers. Judge William Alsup ruled that the lawsuit was preempted by federal labor law, as the NFL had contended, because the pl...
Television coverage of MLB''s postseason starts today with Fox, NBC and ESPN splitting coverage of the AL and NL games and Fox''s MLB Senior Coordinating Producer John Filippelli says there may be too
TCI and SportsChannel FL are "at an impasse" in talks to air Panthers games, so more than 200,000 Dade and Broward TCI subscribers won''t be able to watch the team on TV, according to Barry Jackson of
Preliminary overnight ratings for the weekend: NFL on NBC received a 12.5 while Fox''s doubleheader earned a 12.1. NBC''s Ohio State-Notre Dame got a 7.3. Fox MLB coverage had a 4.3 (USA TODAY, 10/1).
The Flyers were unable to reach a one-year deal with Prism/SportsChannel and are now offering their package of 46 regular-season games directly to area cable operators, according to Bill Fleischman of
Former Twin Kirby Puckett will do commentary on up to three playoff games for ESPN, and reportedly has been offered a deal to work as a color commentator next season. (Minneapolis STAR TRIBUNE, 9/30).
ESPN Enterprises will begin to publish a line of sports books next year in conjunction with Disney''s Hyperion line, according to CABLE WORLD. ESPN Enterprises VP Richard Glover declined to say whethe
In Miami, Barry Jackson writes CBS is willing to pay for a Thursday night NFL TV package, but two factors could keep a regular Thursday game from happening. Previous Thursday games did not have "parti
SportsLine USA CEO Michael Levy said the company has raised $16M in private financing to expand operations through next year, according to Larry Lebowitz of the Ft. Lauderdale SUN-SENTINEL. After a co
The following NFL games failed to sell out this weekend and will be blacked out in their home markets (THE DAILY). GAME LOCAL TIME NETWORK Detroit at Tampa Bay 1:00 Fox St. Louis at Arizona 1:00 Fox
MLB Playoffs start Tuesday and all playoff games will be shown in their entirety on national or cable TV, according to Bill Fleischman of the PHILADELPHIA DAILY NEWS. On Tuesday, ESPN will lead off it