Quote of the Day

"For the first time in NFL draft history, a player suing the league for antitrust is going to shake hands with the man who runs the league and hugs the man who he's suing."
-- NFL Network's Rich Eisen, on Von Miller hugging Roger Goodell after being drafted with the No. 2 overall pick by the Broncos. ("2011 NFL Draft," NFL Network, 4/28)
Friday April 29, 2011 Vol. 17 — No. 159 Print This Issue

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  • Time To Go To Work?

    The 8th Circuit Court of Appeals did not rule Thursday night on the NFL’s request for a temporary stay of a lower court’s order to lift the lockout, paving the way for the beginning of the opening of the NFL’s offseason. The clerk for the 8th Circuit, Michael Gans, e-mailed Thursday night that there would be no order “tonight.” Surely still on the table is a permanent stay, but the earliest the court would rule on that is early next week. It is unclear if the 8th Circuit could still rule on the temporary stay. As the league is not planning to usher in free agency immediately, the court could still rule on Friday and the league would possibly not have the allegedly irreparable harm it claims starting free agency poses if the lower court’s ...

  • Cable Cord

    Sources: Selig has not approved Dodgers-Fox deal because Jamie has not approved it.

  • Feeling A Draft

    Roger Goodell booed by NFL Draft crowd; QB run caused by labor situation?

  • Round Numbers

    CAA leads all agencies with five players taken in first round.

  • On Sabbatical

    No new bowls allowed for three years as NCAA task force reviews licensing process.

  • Driving The Talks

    NASCAR hires Steve Herbst to head up TV rights negotiations.

  • Off The Rack

    Sports memorabilia targeted as funding source for a possible new Vikings stadium.

  • Mmm, Mmm Good

    3M to sponsor Kentucky Derby favorite Mucho Macho Man.

  • The Write Stuff

    Bill Simmons announces first wave of talent for new site.

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