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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...
MSG Network''s average Yankees rating is 2.32, up 27% from last year''s 1.82 through the same number of games (MSG Network).....NBC announced that American Isuzu has picked up an option to continue ti
The U.S. Copyright Arbitration Royalty Panel has awarded the NBA, NHL, NCAA and MLB -- referred to collectively as the "Joint Sports Claimants" -- about $165M, or 29%, of a $570M pool in cable TV comp
Bob Arum, promoter for tonight''s De La Hoya-Chavez title fight, continued his barrage against the cable companies in advance of the bout, which is being staged primarily at closed circuit venues. Aru
Calling the decision a "major coup" for Time Warner, CNN''s "Moneyline" reported that a DE court has struck down an antitrust lawsuit by US West that sought to block the merger of Time Warner and Turn
In Chicago, Mark Potash outlines the reasons why all-sports radio station WMVP was forced to change its format to more broad- based daytime programming. WMVP will still broadcast the Blackhawks, White
Nielsen''s Sports Marketing Service reports preliminary overnight ratings from last night''s NBA Finals opener show NBC getting an 18.8 rating and a 31 share. NOTE: As these numbers are preliminary, t
MSG''s Al Trautwig played a key role in the voluntary contributions from Yankees players that allowed clubhouse attendant Charlie Zabransky to escape Owner George Steinbrenner''s job cuts. Trautwig re
While Disney Chair Michael Eisner maintained yesterday that neither he nor Disney President Michael Ovitz will run ABC, "the signs will be inescapable this fall that the network is a Disney property,"
Officials from the CBC says they "will exceed advertising sales projections for the Atlanta Olympics, and make a profit from the Games," according to William Houston of the GLOBE & MAIL. Peter Kretz,
Nielsen''s Sports Marketing Service reports preliminary overnight ratings from last night''s Stanley Cup Finals opener show Fox getting a 5.2 rating and a 9 share. NOTE: As these numbers are prelimina