Quote of the Day

"We believe we have an agreement. Now it's up to the players."
-- NFL Giants President & CEO John Mara (ESPN.com, 7/22.)
Friday July 22, 2011 Vol. 17 — No. 216 Print This Issue

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  • Taking The Handoff

    The NFL approved a new 10-year labor deal Thursday night at about 7:00pm ET that would lift the lockout, but the owners’ euphoria was short lived as it became clear the players had not signed off on the deal. In fact, NFLPA general counsel Richard Berthelsen in an e-mail to player reps shortly after the vote suggested strongly the owners could be violating labor law by linking the deal to the NFLPA re-forming as a union. “In addition to depriving the players of the time needed to consider forming a union and making needed changes to the old Agreement, this proposed procedure would in my view also violate federal labor laws,” he wrote in the e-mail, a copy of which was obtained by the SportsBusiness Journal. “Those ...

  • Inside The Huddle

    NFL deal would give players 47% of gross in return for owners’ promise to hit nearly $20B in revenue in next ten years.

  • He Wrote Me A Letter

    Selig reveals IRS investigating McCourt’s tax returns, calls it "worrisome."

  • Days Of Thunder

    Chesapeake Energy secures naming rights to Thunder's arena in Oklahoma City through 12-year deal.

  • Sound Familiar?

    NBA agents talking to Hunter about decertification; is Derek Fisher the key to a deal?

  • America The Beautiful

    U.S. soccer stars Wambach, Solo and Morgan parlay their popularity into deal with Bank of America.

  • Swimming With The Fish

    Marlins call on their fans for help during construction of new ballpark, implement several ideas.

  • True Hollywood Story

    This year's ESPYs is lowest-rated, least-viewed ever.

  • Thirst Quencher

    PepsiCo appoints marketer Harter new U.S. sports chief.

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