Quote of the Day

"It's the hill we will die on."
–- NHL Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly, referencing that the length of player contracts has become one of the league's biggest sticking points in the CBA negotiations. (Mult., 12/7)
Friday December 7, 2012 Vol. 19 — No. 65 Print This Issue

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  • The Breaking Point?

    After three days of NHL labor talks "aimed at reaching a new collective bargaining agreement, the league rejected the union's latest proposal and pulled several elements of its own off the negotiating table," according to Katie Strang of ESPN N.Y.  All optimism that a "resolution was on the precipice evaporated, replaced quickly by fear that salvaging the season never has looked more bleak." NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman said that all items the league "offered to the NHLPA in the past week have been rescinded, along with any and all 'Make Whole' payments." It is "unclear when the two sides will meet again." NHLPA Exec Dir Donald Fehr said that the union was "informed not to expect any meeting before the weekend." Sources said that ther ...

  • The Oregon Trail

    Blazers lay off three top execs; columnist predicts it “ends badly for” new President McGowan.

  • Four-Point Play

    Cowboys Stadium could host four simultaneous college hoops games to tip off '13-14 season.

  • Together As One

    After four years, iHoops to be folded into USA Basketball.

  • Organizational Plan

    Jim Delany raises eyebrows in N.Y. by saying, “I think the NCAA can survive.”

  • Raiding The House

    Goodell hints Raiders could tap league's stadium fund.

  • Fancy Footwork

    Soccer star Lionel Messi signs an endorsement deal with Turkish Airlines.

  • Driving Test

    Mark Miles plays to good reviews in first IndyCar appearance.

  • Combat Zone

    Manny Pacquiao preps for Juan Manuel Marquez; UFC readies an attractive card for Fox.

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