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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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09/18/98
NAMES IN THE NEWS

SEAN "PUFFY" COMBS will not make his acting debut in OLIVER STONE''s film, "On Any Given Sunday." A spokesperson for Combs said that he quit the production because Stone "changed the shooting schedule

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09/18/98
GOREN BLASTS SPECULATION ON MADDEN/SUMMERALL ASSIGNMENTS

Sunday marks the 100th NFL game at Fox for the net''s No. 1 broadcast team of Pat Summerall and John Madden, but USA TODAY''s Rudy Martzke reports the pair will announce the Lions-Vikings game, which

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09/18/98
GUS FREROTTE FEELING GREEN WITH ENVY AS TRENT GETS TV JOB?

DC''s WRC-NBC made "its own Redskins quarterback switch this week, dropping Gus Frerotte" in favor of new starter Trent Green in the day-after-game slot on the Tuesday 6:00pm news, according to Leonar

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09/17/98
EXECUTIVE TRANSACTIONS

JULIA LEVERING, the first VP of the USTA, will succeed HARRY MARMION as President of the organization. Marmion will remain on the board for two years in the position of immediate past President. Lever

Tags: Comcast-Spectacor, NASCAR, Philadelphia 76ers, Sports Illustrated, People and Pop Culture, USOC, USTA

09/17/98
ESPN SEES BOFFO RATINGS WITH ADDITION OF FULL NFL SEASON

The addition of NFL Sunday Night Football has helped ESPN''s primetime ratings jump 56%, from a 1.8 to a 2.8 for the first two weeks of September. For the same period, ESPN''s NFL telecasts, along wit

Tags: ESPN, NFL, Media, Walt Disney

09/17/98
LEAGUE NOTES

NHL: The NHL awarded its 2000 All-Star Weekend to Toronto. The 50th All-Star Game will be held at the new Air Canada Centre (NHL). In Toronto, Lance Hornby writes that Maple Leaf Gardens "likely will

Tags: Dallas Stars, Denver Broncos, Leagues and Governing Bodies, NFL, NHL, Pittsburgh Penguins, San Diego Chargers, Southwest Sports Group, WNBA

09/17/98
HOLYFIELD A BEAN-COUNTER AS TICKET SALES GOING WELL

With about 25,000 tickets already sold, Saturday''s Evander Holyfield-Vaughn Bean fight at the 42,000-seat Georgia Dome "is assured of being the largest" crowd to view a heavyweight title fight since

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09/17/98
SOUTHBOUND AGAIN: THE DAILY RELOCATING ON SEPTEMBER 30

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09/17/98
GOLD MEDAL MANAGEMENT SEEKS PR/MEDIA COORDINATOR

Premier sports management company with a heavy emphasis on Olympic Sports seeks an energetic and qualified individual to create and execute media strategies for top level Olympic athletes as well as t

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09/17/98
KINNEY TRANSPLANT: VENATOR TO CLOSE TWO SHOE-STORE CHAINS

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