Quote of the Day

"There were skeptics in that room up there who say that they were shocked at the momentum towards a settlement as the night moved on."
-- ESPN's Chris Mortensen, on the NFL labor negotiations Thursday night in N.Y. ("SportsCenter," ESPN, 7/14)
Friday July 15, 2011 Vol. 17 — No. 211 Print This Issue

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  • New Year's Eve?

    The NFL and NFLPA "moved to the brink of an agreement in principle to end the sport’s four-month shutdown when they completed a tentative deal Thursday on a new rookie pay system," according to sources cited by Mark Maske of the WASHINGTON POST. The sources said that a "few minor details on the rookie compensation system remained to be worked out as of early Thursday night but an accord on the issue was essentially in place." Additional sources indicated that "with the resolution on rookie pay, a handshake deal between the two sides was possible by Friday but still was more likely to take a few days longer than that to finish." It appeared that there "was a growing expectation within the sport that a resolution to the long-running di ...

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  • Sword Rattling

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  • Anchor Steam

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  • Turning The Tables

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  • In A Fowl Mood

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  • Bird Is The Word

    SI looks at the role Twitter plays in sports on its fifth anniversary.

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