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Rice Apologies For "Biggest Mistake" Of His Life, Calls Suspension Out Of His Control

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 07 / 31 / 14

Ravens RB Ray Rice today for the first time publicly commented on the two-game suspension the NFL gave him for his domestic violence arrest in February, calling it something he did not "have any control over." Rice said, "That’s higher authorities. That’s something that the courts, the N...

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06/19/98
KEN SCHANZER NEW NBC SPORTS PRESIDENT; EBERSOL NAMED CHAIR

Ken Schanzer was named President of NBC Sports yesterday by Dick Ebersol, who has served in the position since ''89. In March, Ebersol was named Chair of NBC''s new Olympic division, and his title wil

Tags: NBA, NBC, Media

06/19/98
COORS TO TAKE BACKSEAT, IN OWN BACKYARD, AT MLB CLASSIC?

A "beer battle will be fought on the sidelines" at next month''s MLB All-Star Game at Coors Field, between A-B''s Budweiser, the official beer of MLB, and Coors, according to Dina Bunn of the ROCKY MO

Tags: Anheuser Busch, Colorado Rockies, MLB

06/19/98
WOMEN IN SPORTS & EVENTS HONORS THREE AS WOMEN OF THE YEAR

Yesterday at the Waldorf-Astoria in N.Y., WOMEN IN SPORTS & EVENTS (WISE) held its annual Women of the Year luncheon and honored three recipients, WNBA President VAL ACKERMAN, IBM Dir of Worldwide Oly

Tags: ABC, ESPN, IBM, People and Pop Culture, Walt Disney, WNBA

06/19/98
X IS WORD IN SAN DIEGO: ARE GAMES "ALTERNATIVE" ANYMORE?

With the X Games starting today in San Diego and running for the next ten days, city and event officials are expecting to exceed last year''s total attendance of 220,000, according to Tony Perry of th

Tags: ESPN, Events and Attractions, Walt Disney

06/19/98
IS FREE AGENCY ACTION A DEAL BREAKER ON NBA MORATORIUM?

A lockout of NBA players "appears imminent even though the two sides have discussed a moratorium," according to David Moore of the DALLAS MORNING NEWS. While the union has suggested a "no-strike, no-l

Tags: Chicago Bulls, ESPN, Leagues and Governing Bodies, NBA, Orlando Magic, RDV Sports, Walt Disney

06/19/98
BIRDS SET FREE: ORIOLES REACH SETTLEMENT WITH MLBPA

The Orioles have reached a settlement with the MLBPA that allows Rafael Palmeiro, Brady Anderson and Jeffrey Hammonds to continue endorsing PepsiCo products, according to Jerry Crasnick of BLOOMBERG B

Tags: Baltimore Orioles, MLB, PepsiCo

06/19/98
MEDIA NOTES

A GOOD OPENING: In Boston, Howard Manly writes that during yesterday''s first-round U.S. Open coverage on NBC, Dick Enberg and Johnny Miller "paid homage" to the Olympic course, "giving viewers a real

Tags: CBS, ESPN, HBO, NBA, NBC, News Corp./Fox, NFL, NHL, Nike, Sports Illustrated, Media, Time Warner, Viacom, Walt Disney

06/19/98
NAMES IN THE NEWS

OK Republican Rep STEVE LARGENT was profiled by NBC''s Joe Johns yesterday on "Today," who called him "one of the brightest stars in conservative politics" (NBC, 6/18). ..Bass fishing champion DENNY B

Tags: Miami Dolphins, NBC, Brooklyn Nets, New York Yankees, People and Pop Culture, Wheaties, YankeeNets

06/19/98
WORLD CUP, II: HYPING THE CUP, FOR BETTER OR FOR WORSE?

In Pittsburgh, columnist Bob Smizik wrote that the "excruciatingly boring World Cup is being shoved down the public''s gullet by media moguls, electronic and print." Smizik: "A vast majority of the po

Tags: Events and Attractions

06/19/98
WORLD WIDE WALT? DISNEY UPS NET PRESENCE WITH INFOSEEK STAKE

Walt Disney Co. has "raised the stakes in its high- profile bet on the Internet" by agreeing yesterday to buy a 43% stake in CA-based Infoseek Corp., which operates one of the Web''s most popular sear

Tags: ESPN, NASCAR, NBA, NFL, Media, Walt Disney

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