Quote of the Day

"He has been the single most divisive force in our negotiations and it doesn’t surprise me he would rant and not talk about specifics."
NBA Commissioner David Stern, on NBPA lead outside counsel Jeffrey Kessler saying owners are treating players like “plantation workers.” (WASHINGTON POST, 11/9)
Wednesday November 9, 2011 Vol. 18 — No. 44 Print This Issue

Top Stories

  • Time To Compromise?

    The NBPA yesterday indicated that it is "willing to compromise on the proposed revenue split between the owners and players if the owners drop their demands for some specific systems changes." NBPA officials met with player reps yesterday before reiterating "their refusal to accept the league’s latest labor proposal with the hope the sides can resume negotiations ahead" of the owners’ deadline.

  • Into The Lions' Den

    Big Ten Network accused of “tiptoeing around” Penn State scandal.

  • Cornering The Market

    Time Warner may bid for Dodgers TV rights; looking for deal similar to Lakers contract.

  • In Demand

    Fox has no trouble selling ads ahead of Saturday's UFC debut.

  • Monthly Meeting

    Bob Costas to host monthly interview show on NBC Sports.

  • Frozen Fenway

    Red Sox' disastrous finish a factor in '12 ticket price freeze.

  • Goal-Oriented

    Bruins G Tim Thomas scores first endorsement deal with Arbella Insurance Group.

  • Florida Heat

    Lightning see NHL's largest attendance bump so far, up 21%

  • Conference Call

    Mark Lazarus kicks off SBD/SBJ's Sports Media & Technology conference.

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