Quote of the Day

"I'm not sure any two people have ever come together in a more compressed, public, interesting time than Roger and I, but I'm proud to say that our relationship has grown. "
-- NFLPA Exec Dir DeMaurice Smith, on his relationship with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell. (NEWSDAY, 7/26)
Tuesday July 26, 2011 Vol. 17 — No. 218 Print This Issue

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  • Follow The Leaders

    Kraft led owners in CBA talks despite wife's struggle with cancer

    NFL and NFLPA officials involved with the negotiations for the new 10-year CBA lauded Patriots Owner Robert Kraft "for his behind-the-scenes help in producing the breakthrough," according to a front-page piece by Greg Bedard of the BOSTON GLOBE. Kraft helped create a "smaller group of negotiators -- without lawyers -- that made progress on difficult issues." He gave NFLPA Exec Dir DeMaurice Smith a "ride on his private jet en route to a round of talks, helping the two forge a bond," and Kraft "wasn’t afraid to tell his fellow owners when they were wrong on an issue to help push things forward." Giants President & CEO John Mara said, "We needed him in this process because when he gets up in the room, people listen to him. ... ...

  • Putting Differences Aside

    De Smith says relationship with Roger Goodell "has grown" during CBA journey.

  • Through Thick And Thin

    NFL players waste no time winning PR points, thank fans for their patience.

  • Figure Skates

    Gary Bettman's $7.5M pay for '09-10 season more than double what it was before lockout.

  • Youth Group

    NCAA holding summit on TV coverage of HS sports on heels of Longhorn Net controversy.

  • Clicking On All Cylinders

    Under Armour lifts revenue expectations for FY '11 after another strong performance in Q2.

  • Happy New Year

    ESPN's Sprint Cup Series ad sales pacing ahead of last year.

  • What's The Game Plan?

    L.A. takes big step toward Farmers Field agreement by unveiling finance strategy.

  • Water World

    Speedo taking a "rather radical approach" in expanding brand through launch of social media platform.

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