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Former OU star Adrian Peterson voted NFL's top player by his peers

MEDIA NOTEBOOK — This was the third consecutive year current NFL players have voted to determine the top 100 players in the NFL. Peterson, the Minnesota Vikings standout, is the first non-quarterback to be ranked No. 1. He and New England QB Tom Brady have made the top 10 all three years of the series.
by Mel Bracht Published: June 28, 2013

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— ESPN's NBA draft coverage Thursday night delivered a 2.6 national overnight rating, tying for the highest rating since 2003, according to Nielsen. The draft was up 13 percent compared to last year (2.3). Oklahoma City finished as the fifth-highest metered market with a 4.3. The top four markets: Louisville, Ky., 6.9; Memphis, 5.6; Cleveland, 5.0; Indianapolis, 4.7.

— ESPN Films and espnW will premiere the documentary “Venus Vs.” at 7 p.m. Tuesday as the first film in the Nine for IX series. “Venus Vs.” highlights Venus Williams' work that changed the course of women's tennis as she challenged the practice of paying female tennis players less money than their male counterparts at Wimbledon.

by Mel Bracht
Copy Editor, Sports Media
Mel Bracht is a copy editor on the presentation desk and also covers sports media. A 1978 graduate of Indiana University, Bracht has been a print journalist for 34 years. He started his career as sports editor of the Rensselaer (Ind.) Republican...
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