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Other sports back Vikes' suspensions

Updated: July 29, 2009, 8:16 PM ET
Associated Press

MINNEAPOLIS -- A federal appeals court allowed other major sports to weigh in Wednesday on the NFL's attempts to suspend two Minnesota Vikings for violating the league's anti-doping policy.

The 8th Circuit Court of Appeals accepted a joint brief from Major League Baseball, the NBA and the NHL, as well as a similar brief from the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency, which administers drug testing for U.S. Olympic teams.

The teams and independent agency asked the appeals court to rule that the ...

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