Quote of the Day

"She is just as capable, if not more so, than I am. There’s nothing that can hold her back or should hold her back."

-- Yankees GM Brian Cashman, on Dodgers Assistant GM Kim Ng attempting to become the first female GM in MLB("E:60," ESPN, 4/21).

Wednesday April 22, 2009 Vol. 15 — No. 149 Print This Issue

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  • Union Dues

    NFLPA's Smith Yet To
    Agree To Contract Terms

    With most of the NFL-related news centering on Saturday’s NFL Draft and whether the Lions will take Matthew Stafford or Aaron Curry, one interesting note has surfaced in that new NFLPA Exec Dir DeMaurice Smith is currently without a contract, and he remains “far apart” from reaching an agreement. Smith’s contractual requests, as outlined in a memo, include a five-year deal that would pay him around $3.5M annually for his first three years. However, some NFLPA Exec Committee members are alleged to want to cap Smith’s total income to $4.5M during those first three years, with a promise to reevaluate his income after he “proves himself” in the position. PRO FOOTBALL TALK’s Mike Florio notes the dispute “plays directly into management’s hands by perpetuating the notion that the NFLPA can’t get out of its own way.” Meanwhile, the NFL today announces a deal with the AP making the media outlet the worldwide licensing agent for commercial use of still images.

  • Let's Spend The Night Together
    Wimbledon's new retractable roof will allow Centre Court matches to extend past sunset.

    Easy Does It
    Zurich's surprise announcement to extend entitlement of PGA Tour stop brings a rare new long-term sponsorship deal for golf.

    April Showers
    Indians, Pirates among several MLB teams seeing severe drops at the gate so far this season.

    Salt Of The Earth 
    Several MLB teams roll out environmentally-friendly initiatives to commemorate Earth Day.

    Is That A Yes?
    Cablevision, YES Network reportedly in serious talks to renew affiliation agreement.

    That's What Maryland Does
    Two of Baltimore's finest pair up as Ripken Baseball, Under Armour unwrap new alliance.

    Turning The Tide
    Top NFL Draft prospect Andre Smith switches to Priority Sports for representation.

    Top Prospect
    ESPN profiles Dodgers' Kim Ng, who is poised to become MLB's first female GM.

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