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