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Al-Jazeera America sued by Nationals' Zimmerman, Phillies' Howard

Al-Jazeera America sued by Nationals' Zimmerman, Phillies' Howard

Ryan Zimmerman of the Washington Nationals and Ryan Howard of the Philadelphia Phillies have filed defamation lawsuits against Al-Jazeera America over statements made in a documentary about performance-enhancing drugs in sports. Zimmerman and Howard filed the suits Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Washington. The suits refer to the documentary "The Dark Side: Secrets of Sports Doping," which Al-Jazeera America broadcast Dec. 27. The suit alleges that Charles Sly, a pharmacist who appeared in the documentary, made false statements when he said Zimmerman and Howard both took a human growth hormone. The documentary also...

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