Euro, PGA Tour Leaders Have Differing Opinions Bill Seeks To Exempt MiLB From OT Standards NC Lawmakers Consider HB2 Revisions Analysts Discuss Issues Facing Tennis League Notes NHL Prospects Coming From Warm-Weather Cities UFC Fighters Voicing Unhappiness Over Pay NFL, NFLPA Partner With Cirque Du Soleil Four-Part Series Looks At NHL Concussions League Notes
SBD/Issue 162/Leagues & Governing Bodies
Published May 13, 2008
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RETURN TO NEW YORK? YAHOO SPORTS' Dave Meltzer reported UFC fighters Matt Serra and Matt Hamill, along with UFC VP/Regulatory Affairs Marc Ratner and other UFC officials, last week spent several days in Albany, New York, working on "gathering political support to legalize [MMA] in New York State and put it under the regulatory authority of the state athletic commission." Ratner said that UFC currently is involved in "pushing legislation to get MMA regulated by athletic commissions in Tennessee, Massachusetts, South Carolina and Rhode Island," to add to the 32 state commissions and DC currently regulating the events (SPORTS.YAHOO.com, 5/9).
NO CRUSADER: HBO’s “Real Sports” last night profiled tennis player Venus Williams and noted in recent years she was a strong supporter for equal pay for men and women at both the French Open and Wimbledon. Williams: “I get a lot of credit for equal pay and I don’t feel like it was me. I feel like I was a part of something that everyone was pushing for. I don’t think I should get more credit than anyone else” (“Real Sports,” HBO, 5/12).
TOUGH LOVE: SPORTINGNEWS.com's Mike Florio wrote the "only way to get [NFL] teams to avoid players with a history of legal problems ... is to strip the team of draft picks." Florio: "To prevent claims that certain teams are shown favoritism while others get nailed unfairly, a formula should be created to address the problem as to each and every team" (SPORTINGNEWS.com, 5/9).