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Commissioner Says NBA Deserves Benefit of Doubt

NBA Commissioner David Stern says the explosive allegations that a league referee bet on games are an isolated case. But he says the accusations about veteran referee Tim Donaghy represent the worst situation of his long tenure.

Stern made his first public comments about the betting scandal at a news conference Tuesday in New York City.

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