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"Let’s get something clear: Rocco is not known for screwing anyone, all right?"
-- Mediacom Communications Founder & CEO Rocco Commisso, on paying money owed by the NASL N.Y. Cosmos, which he recently bought, to staffers and debtors. (NEWSDAY, 1/11)
Wednesday January 11, 2017 Vol. 23 — No. 83 Print This Issue

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  • Blazing A Different Path

    Yee projects that the average salary and benefits will be around $50,000 for a season

    A new L.A.-based pro football league -- Pacific Pro Football -- will give players coming out of high school the opportunity to play for pay, as an alternative to playing college football. The developmental league is the brainchild of Don Yee, the agent for Patriots QB Tom Brady. Yee is partnering with former NFLer Ed McCaffrey to launch Pacific Pro Football’s inaugural season in July '18. The league, which will start with four teams in San Diego and L.A., will operate with a free-market system, meaning it will pay players whatever the market will bear. The league will sign players and allocate them to teams; there will not be a draft. Yee projects that the average salary and benefits will be around $50,000 for a season that includes t ...

  • CFP Losing Its Luster?

    Clemson-Bama posts lowest title game audience since '12.

  • Orange You Glad?

    Clemson fans in South Carolina are clearing the shelves of National Championship gear.

  • Kicked To The Curb

    The Revolution's quest for a soccer stadium in Dorchester is on life support.

  • Austin Powers

    Texas athletics finishes '15-16 with a $6.5M surplus.

  • In-House Dealings

    Hawks levy internal discipline on GM over racially charged joke.

  • Bird Watchers

    Ravens thinking of raising ticket prices for first time since '13.

  • Ready Or Not

    NASCAR's diversity efforts pushed to forefront with Suarez taking over for Edwards.

  • Devil May Care

    Arizona State's Ray Anderson reflects on the changes that define his tenure in Tempe.

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