Quote of the Day

"The general bias against the players is going to work against us. People don't know what the owners make, because they are behind the scenes. But they see us all the time. They know what we drive in, where we live. There's already a bias against us for the amount of money we make."
-- Ravens LB Jarret Johnson, on the NFL lockout. (Sirius NFL Radio, 3/12)
Monday March 14, 2011 Vol. 17 — No. 126 Print This Issue

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  • Locked Out

    NFL team owners lock out players for first time since '87

    NFL team owners "locked out the league’s players Saturday, shutting down professional football for the first time in 24 years," according to a front-page piece by Maske & Shipley of the WASHINGTON POST. The owners "acted after labor talks with the players’ union collapsed Friday afternoon" and players decertified the NFLPA, moving the "bitter dispute into the courts and ending an era of NFL labor peace that had lasted since players went on strike in 1987." Decertifying the NFLPA "enabled the players to  file antitrust litigation against the owners, which they did late Friday," with QBs Tom Brady, Peyton Manning and Drew Brees among the 10 named plaintiffs. Lawyers for the union also "announced that they are seeking an injunction to lif ...

  • Seeking An Injunction

    Manning, Brady among 10 players named in lawsuit filed against NFL.

  • Teachers' Pet?

    Ontario Teachers confirm they are looking at selling majority share of MLSE.

  • Cornering The Market

    UFC parent company purchases rival promotion Strikeforce.

  • Planting The Seeds

    CBS' NCAA Selection Show earns a 4.4 overnight rating.

  • Another Round

    AmEx extends PGA of America patron sponsorship three years.

  • Don't Mess With Texas

    Chuck Greenberg's aggressive style, public persona didn't mesh with Nolan Ryan, Rangers.

  • In Memory

    Late NFL agent Gary Wichard leaves controversial legacy.

  • And The Nominees Are...

    ESPN, Turner lead record 73 nominees for 4th annual SBAs.

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