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NFL Facing Heavy Criticism On Social Media For Suspending Ray Rice Just Two Games

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 07 / 24 / 14

The NFL has suspended Ravens RB Ray Rice for two games without pay and fined him $58,000 following his domestic violence arrest in February for assaulting his then-fiance, according to sources cited by Adam Schefter of ESPN.com. A source said that Rice also "will be asked by the NFL to take counseli...

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07/21/14
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Oklahoma AD JOE CASTIGLIONE was named NCAA D-I Men's Basketball Committee Chair for the '15-16 season. The position is nominated and selected by committee members, who each "serve five-year terms." When he joined the committee, Castiglione was finishing out former Big 12 Commissioner DAN BEEBE 's ...

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07/18/14
Greenberg Cited As Candidate For MLB Commissioner

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07/18/14
Giants' Mara Donates $250,000 To Local YMCA

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07/18/14
David Abrutyn Leaving IMG After Nearly 15 Years

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Executive Transactions

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