Quote of the Day

"Guys, keep negotiating will you?"
-- NBC's Cris Collinsworth, following a questionable holding call made by one of the replacement refs late in last night's Patriots-Ravens game. ("Sunday Night Football," NBC, 9/23)
Monday September 24, 2012 Vol. 19 — No. 9 Print This Issue

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  • Rising Tensions

    Referees could be locked out for the season if a deal is not reached this week

    The NFL and the NFL Referees Association negotiated in N.Y. last night until close to 9:00pm ET "with a federal mediator present," but talks "broke off with substantial differences remaining on several key issues," according to Peter King of SI.com. The two sides "didn't schedule any further negotiations" ( SI.com, 9/24 ). The AP's Barry Wilner noted sources said that it is “uncertain whether progress was made ... or when further negotiations would take place” ( AP, 9/23 ). However, in Boston, Greg Bedard noted two sources “conveyed optimism that a deal could be struck as early as this week.” That may have to do with “the fact that if common ground isn’t found this week, the lockout might ...

  • What Will Spur A Deal?

    While replacements may be a miscalculation, NFL has yet to see bottom line impact.

  • Who's Selling Hope?

    Report: Players have "foregone conclusion" NHL season is lost.

  • Center Of Attention

    The Nets cut the ribbon on their long-awaited Barclays Center in Brooklyn.

  • Smells Like...Victory

    Gatorade stays in NASCAR with Victory Lane deal at ISC tracks.

  • The Golden Touch

    NBC leads Saturday's college football ratings with a 4.0 for Notre Dame's win over Michigan.

  • Running With The Pack

    Track & field athletes form a world-wide union to counter the IOC's Rule 40.

  • Third Time's A Charm?

    UFC's third visit to Toronto draws the MMA promotion's smallest crowd at Air Canada Centre.

  • McClatchy Speaks Out

    Hopes talking about being gay "starts a dialogue" in sports.

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