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Rice Apologies For "Biggest Mistake" Of His Life, Calls Suspension Out Of His Control

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 07 / 31 / 14

Ravens RB Ray Rice today for the first time publicly commented on the two-game suspension the NFL gave him for his domestic violence arrest in February, calling it something he did not "have any control over." Rice said, "That’s higher authorities. That’s something that the courts, the N...

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WAYNE'S WORLD DENIED SECOND PRO PLAYER TAX BREAK

A protest "against tax breaks for the wealthy erupted suddenly" in the FL House on Monday as lawmakers denied Wayne Huizenga a "second helping of public money" to renovate Pro Player Stadium, accordin

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04/29/97
SUNDAY'S NHL ON FOX RATINGS: OVERNIGHTS SHOW 2.4/6 SHARE

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04/29/97
NETWORK NEWS & NOTES: CABLEVISION FILES RESPONSE TO CSN

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NEWS CORP.-ECHOSTAR DEAL ON HOLD DUE TO DECODER DISPUTE

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IS HAWKS' ARENA IN JEOPARDY AFTER NBA CAP-O-NOMICS KICK IN?

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WILSON GOLF DROPS DALY, SAYS MOVE FITS "NEW STRATEGY"

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ESPN MAGAZINE LAUNCH DELAYED AGAIN

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