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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...
The Marquee Group will produce ESPN and ESPN2''s boxing programming starting this weekend. The broadcasts will be Marquee''s initial venture into sports productions (Marquee Group)....Settlement effor
NBC scored a 8.6 overnight rating for the Bulls-Magic on Sunday and a 7.1 rating for the doubleheader. Overall, NBC ratings are highest in six years, averaging a 5.6. NBC Sports President Dick Ebersol
CNN''s "Baseball ''96" and "Pro Golf Weekly" (both of which premiered this weekend) are "setting the stage" for CNN/SI, the planned 24-hour sports news cable channel set for December, according to Jac
NASCAR has signed Turner Sports to hold the broadcast rights of its Japanese demonstration events for the next three years. TBS will telecast four races, starting with the November 24 NASCAR Suzuka Th
"Ed Randall''s Talking Baseball" is "on the brink," suffering from money problems and the lack of a sponsor, according to Phil Mushnick. Mushnick praises the "year-long, nationally syndicated [Prime]
The Blues'' plan to charge fans $16-$20 for pay-per-view telecasts of their home playoff games is coming under fire from the largest cable TV system in the St. Louis area. Dan Caesar reports in this m
In Minneapolis, Rachel Blount notes that even those with 18- inch satellite dishes who have purchased MLB packages will be blacked out from out-of-market telecasts when Fox or ESPN is televising games
Comments by NBC Sports golf analyst Johnny Miller have raised the ire of PGA Tour players who discussed closing their locker room to the media, according to SI''s "Inside Golf." Players met at the TPC
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The rosters for the World Cup of Hockey U.S. and Canadian teams will reportedly be unveiled during this weekend''s NHL coverage on the CBC and Fox. In Toronto, William Houston notes that the "new NHL"