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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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NAMES IN THE NEWS

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05/14/97
GARRETSON'S POSITION AS NBA CHIEF OF OFFICIATING LOOKS SAFE

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Tags: Atlanta Hawks, Chicago Bulls, Leagues and Governing Bodies, NBA, TBS/TNT, Time Warner

05/14/97
SPEEDWAY MOTORSPORTS CHAIR MIGHT PURSUE CHARLOTTE COLISEUM

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Tags: Facilities, New Orleans Pelicans

05/14/97
RAWLINGS INKS DEAL WITH FAVRE FOR NEW SIGNATURE LINE

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Tags: Green Bay Packers

05/14/97
WI SENATE BILL ON MILLER PARK CALLS FOR ACCOUNTABILITY

The WI Senate voted 23-10 yesterday for a "compromise bill" that would require the stadium board to disclose its financial transactions to the Legislature and public every three months and prevent the

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05/14/97
HUIZENGA HOLDS SHAREHOLDERS MEETING; TAKES REPUBLIC TO NYSE

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Tags: People and Pop Culture

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DOWN-TO-EARTH BUSS REMAINS AN NBA POWER AS LAKERS OWNER

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05/13/97
EXECUTIVE TRANSACTIONS

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05/13/97
NBA'S RACE RELATIONS EXAMINED IN WASHINGTON POST

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