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Dustin Johnson Serving Suspension After Positive Cocaine Test

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 08 / 01 / 14

Golfer  Dustin Johnson  is "serving a six-month suspension from the PGA Tour after testing positive for cocaine," according to a source. Johnson on Thursday announced that he was taking a leave of absence. Under the Tour's policies, it is not required to announce any disciplinary actions f...

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NO WAY OUT? CAREY AND HILL MEET BETTMAN TO END NHL PACT

Fox TV Chair Chase Carey and Fox Sports President David Hill met yesterday in N.Y. with NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman "to discuss Fox''s opting out of the final year" of its five-year, $155M rights co

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THE SPORTS BUSINESS DAILY TURNSTILE TRACKER

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08/25/98
A GLIMPSE OF HISTORY HAS RECORD GATE FOR MCGWIRE'S MARCH

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Tags: AEG, Chicago White Sox, Colorado Rapids, Franchises, Pittsburgh Pirates

08/24/98
SELECT OVERNIGHT RATINGS OF WEEKEND NETWORK SPORTING EVENTS

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08/24/98
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08/24/98
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