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Sponsors keep close watch on NFL investigation

In this Jan. 16, 2013, file photo, Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice speaks during a news conference at the team's practice facility in Owings Mills, Md. At least four television networks say they plan to stop or minimize airings of video showing football player Rice striking his fiancee, footage that has called into question how the NFL disciplines players involved in domestic violence. The video from a casino elevator showing Janay Palmer crumbling to the floor after a punch has already been seen many times on TV since TMZ released it Monday, Sept. 8, 2014. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)

Major brand sponsors are watching closely to make sure the National Football League doesn’t fumble the investigation into how its executives handled evidence in the Ray Rice domestic violence case.

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Bach reflects on busy 1st year as IOC president

In this Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014 file photo, International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach answers a question in his office during an Associated Press interview at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. It’s been a whirlwind 12 months for Bach, who was elected on Sept. 10, 2013, in Buenos Aires as the ninth president of the International Olympic Committee, defeating five other candidates to succeed Jacques Rogge. He marks the anniversary on Wednesday, Sept. 9 at IOC headquarters in Lausanne, Switzerland. Bach has overseen the Winter Olympics in Sochi, traveled the world to meet sports and political leaders (81 heads of state and government, according to the IOC) and struck 13 broadcast and sponsorship deals worth a total of $10 billion, including a record $7.75 billion deal with NBC for U.S. TV rights through 2032. He recently returned from China, where he presided over the Youth Olympics in Nanjing. (AP Photo/Morry Gash, file)

LONDON (AP) — Thomas Bach has been moving at breakneck speed in his first year as IOC president. Yet even he didn’t expect to secure support for his Olympic reforms so quickly.

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