Quote of the Day

"The real baseball fans have been sitting at home, cussing out their TV, cussing out the Pirates. Now, they don’t feel embarrassed. They can come out to our games."
-- Pirates P Joel Hanrahan, on the team holding the second-largest attendance increase in the NL this season. (USA TODAY, 7/19)
Tuesday July 19, 2011 Vol. 17 — No. 213 Print This Issue

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  • Last-Minute Demands

    NFL and NFLPA execs, attorneys and federal mediator Arthur Boylan were scheduled to meet again this morning at 9:00am ET in Manhattan to try to iron out final details of an umbrella deal that would end the more than four-month-old lockout. But several significant issues remain, including the relatively new demand by players that the league pay them $320M for the non-health care benefits that teams did not have to pay last year under the now-expired CBA. “The clubs complied with the terms of the CBA for the uncapped year,” a league source said. Late NFLPA Exec Dir Gene Upshaw “wanted more money available for salaries in an uncapped year so he took it out of benefits and relieved the clubs of certain benefit obligations the ...

  • Team Defense

    NBPA planning series of sessions to help players with lockout planning.

  • Words Will Never Hurt Me?

    Steelers' Mendenhall says in suit he should not lose Champion endorsement due to free speech.

  • Living Large

    Darren Clarke is already seeing fruits of Open win with $3M bonus from Dunlop.

  • Finding Buried Treasures

    The first-place Pirates are seeing increases in attendance, merch sales with run to top of NL Central.

  • 90 Minutes Of Fame

    The U.S. Women's World Cup team' loss could keep them from future appearances in commercials.

  • The Time Is Now

    WPS attendance record could fall tomorrow in Rochester for Wambach-Marta renewal.

  • Unforced Error

    WTA Rogers Cup scrambles for new promo after initial effort is deemed sexist by activists.

  • Handle With Care

    Latest Poynter Institute ESPN.com entry deals with Bruce Feldman situation.

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