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NFL Clears Harrison, Matthews, Peppers In PED Investigation

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 08 / 31 / 16

The NFL has found "no credible evidence" that Steelers LB James Harrison and Packers LBs Clay Matthews and Julius Peppers "used or were provided with prohibited substances, following an investigation into allegations made in a documentary" by Al-Jazeera America. The three players "were intervi...

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U.S. Grand Prix News & Notes

Yesterday''s Formula One U.S Grand Prix on ABC earned a 0.9/2 rating, an 18% decrease from last year''s 1.1/2, also on ABC. In Detroit, Mike Brudenell writes while Indianapolis Motor Speedway Presiden

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Franchise Notes

In Dallas, Richard Alm reported that "at least 10 potential bidders have already received information" about purchasing the Stars. Southwest Sports Group COO Mike Cramer said that "interested parties

Tags: Basketball, Dallas Stars, Franchises, Hockey, Portland Trail Blazers, Vulcan Ventures

Media Notes

With the Cablevision-YES dispute still unresolved, YES Network Chair Leo Hindery, on MSG''s plan to offer postgame coverage of the Yankees'' playoff series as special editions of its "SportsDesk" prog

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Marlins Get Attendance Jolt

Yesterday''s Phillies-Marlins finale at Pro Player Stadium drew an announced crowd of 28,599, "preventing the Marlins from finishing with the lowest home attendance" in MLB, according to Clark Spencer

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Reaction To NHL Safety Netting

The installation of protective netting at NHL arenas continues to garner reaction during the league''s preseason, and in N.Y., Larry Brooks wrote, "The league''s edict has created at least a dozen sec

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NBC's Ryder Cup Ratings

NBC''s Ryder Cup coverage earned a 3.9/12 overnight Nielsen rating for Sunday''s 12 singles matches, even with a 3.9/13 for the Sunday singles matches in ''97, the last time the event was held in Euro

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Outgoing Celtics Owner Paul Gaston Welcomes Two Members Of New Ownership Group Friday''s announcement that the Celtics were sold for $360M to a group of venture capitalists led by Wycliffe Grousbeck,

NFL Team News & Notes

McCombs Talking Sale An NFL source said that Vikings Owner Red McCombs "wants to sell the team now and not wait until a decision on a new stadium is made," according to Sid Hartman of the Minneapolis

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Networks Court 18-49 Market

On last night''s "60 Minutes," CBS'' Morley Safer examined the influence that Madison Avenue plays on the programming of broadcast networks, all in an effort to attract younger viewers at the expense

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Names In The News

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