Selig Leaves As MLB Commish After 22 Years Seattle Mayor Doubtful About NBA Chances Scant Progress In MLS-MLSPU CBA Meeting Gordon To Step Away From NASCAR After '15 League Notes Vegas NHL Expansion Fee Estimated At $475M Rooney Not Expecting More Playoff Teams NASCAR Formally Unveils Retail Deal With Fanatics Michael Bradley Says Free Agency An Issue U.S. Soccer Suspends Solo After Police Incident
Upcoming Conferences and Events
SBD/November 26, 2013/Leagues and Governing Bodies
Published November 26, 2013
GO ON, SAY IT: In Arizona, Paola Boivin wrote D-Backs P Brad Ziegler "should be applauded" for his comments about the $52M deal SS Jhonny Peralta agreed to with the Cardinals. Ziegler on Sunday wrote, "It pays to cheat…Thanks, owners, for encouraging PED use,” and then shared a link to the Peralta story. Boivin: "I respect a player willing to take a stand for the good of the game. So few seem to make that a priority anymore. And unlike others, Ziegler hasn’t removed a tweet that caused a little controversy. Here is hoping the Diamondbacks respect his choice, too" (AZCENTRAL.com, 11/25). In N.Y., Andy Martino wrote there is "nothing but confusion and disagreement in baseball about drug issues, with attitudes ranging from Ziegler’s zeal to others’ off-the-record apathy" (NYDAILYNEWS.com, 11/25).
TICK TOCK: In San Diego, Nick Canepa wrote, "As technologically advanced as it is, the NFL has not entered the 21st century -- or late-20th century, for that matter -- when it comes to keeping time." Why the NFL does not utilize clocks that "tick down to hundreths of a second" is "beyond me." The league will "fine players for wearing the wrong socks and fixate on minor matters, but it hasn’t changed the clock." Canepa: "Maybe because it makes sense" (SAN DIEGO UNION-TRIBUNE, 11/24).