Quote of the Day

"We need to have more people that are capable of going toe-to-toe with David Stern and I just don’t think that players who spend most their time playing basketball and Billy Hunter are geared to do that."
-- Free agent Jerry Stackhouse, on the current NBA labor negotiations. ("Jim Rome Is Burning," ESPN2, 11/2)
Thursday November 3, 2011 Vol. 18 — No. 39 Print This Issue

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  • Follow The Leader

    Lakers G and NBPA President Derek Fisher during a conference call Tuesday night with the union's exec committee "addressed the controversy surrounding his alleged meeting with the NBA," according to sources cited by Chris Broussard of ESPN.com. Fisher "answered questions from committee members about a supposed side deal he was accused of cutting" with NBA Commissioner David Stern. Broussard noted whether Fisher's "denial and explanation has put the episode to rest remains to be seen" ( ESPN.com, 11/2 ). In N.Y., Howard Beck notes the NBPA exec committee today is "holding its first in-person meeting since labor talks collapsed last Friday, and its first since reports of a rift in leadership began circulating." Union leaders "hope to turn th ...

  • Holding Pattern

    Vikes receive "disappointing" stadium news from legislature.

  • Running With The Devils

    Maricopa County approves special revenue district for Arizona State athletic facilities.

  • Hollywood Squares

    Many high-profile execs are reported to be interested in the Dodgers.

  • In His Own Words

    Rory McIlroy says he thought "long and hard" about leaving Chubby Chandler, ISM.

  • Stand On Guard For Thee

    Team Canada will combine traditional styles with new Olympic patches in London next summer.

  • Fall Season

    ESPN, ESPN2, Versus see drops in primetime audience in October.

  • Stalled In The Pits

    Baltimore Grand Prix plagued by lawsuits, financial struggles.

  • The Games They Play

    Oft-documented relationship between Bird, Magic will hit the Broadway stage next spring.

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