Quote of the Day

"My sense was the only thing people cared about was resolve. If I had been a man, who exuded less confidence in my ability to do the work, I don't think I would've got the job."
-- Newly elected NBPA Exec Dir Michele Roberts, the first female to lead the union of a major men's sports league in North America. (NBA.com, 7/29)
Tuesday July 29, 2014 Vol. 20 — No. 223 Print This Issue

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  • Learning To Fly

    The NBPA made history late last night when it elected Michele Roberts the first-ever female Exec Dir of a sports union in North America. Roberts, a partner in law firm Skadden Arps' DC office, was elected to the position during a meeting in Las Vegas attended by 117 NBA players. Roberts received 32 out of 36 votes cast. The other two candidates were Mavericks President & CEO Terdema Ussery and Information Technology Industry Council President & CEO Dean Garfield. All players were invited to meet with candidates and express their opinions to union leaders with a vote. Clippers G and NBPA President Chris Paul said, "This has definitely been a very rigorous and tough process. We’ve never had this amount of players here ...

  • Into The Great Wide Open

    Shelly Sterling earns a "sweeping victory" against her husband in court.

  • I Won't Back Down

    NCAA settles concussion suit, creates trauma diagnosis fund.

  • A Face In The Crowd

    Ravens fans give Rice a mostly warm reception at training camp.

  • You Don't Know How It Feels

    Time Warner Cable allows arbitrator to set a distribution price to resolve SportsNet LA impasse.

  • American Dream Plan B

    Boston mayor upbeat about city's potential bid for '24 Games.

  • Here Comes My Girl

    Ronda Rousey is expected to be the face of the UFC's first official outfitting deal.

  • You Got Lucky

    The Packers partner with the state lottery on new scratch-off games.

  • You're Jammin' Me

    NFL coaches, players feel pressure from big-money fantasy football players.

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