Quote of the Day

"The more I saw how unfair the last CBA deal was, the more I felt I had to answer the call."
-- DC-based attorney Cyrus Mehri, on running against DeMaurice Smith in next year's vote for NFLPA Exec Dir. ("Real Sports," HBO, 8/22)
Wednesday August 23, 2017 Vol. 23 — No. 246 Print This Issue

Top Stories

  • Payne & Gain

    Payne helped land a new Masters TV contract with ESPN in '07

    Augusta National Golf Club Chair Billy Payne is "stepping down" from his position when the club opens its season Oct. 16, and "will be replaced" by Masters Tournament Competition Committee Chair Fred Ridley. Payne, who served as Chair for 11 years, will "assume the title" of Chair Emeritus. He is "stepping down after several notable achievements, including the admission of the club’s first female members" in '12. Former U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and South Carolina businesswoman Darla Moore were "invited to join nearly a decade after the club’s membership practices were criticized by a national women’s organization."

  • Getting To The Point

    Cavs GM Koby Altman praised for deftly handling Kyrie Irving's trade to Celtics.

  • Throwing His Hat In The Ring

    DC-based attorney Cyrus Mehri will challenge DeMaurice Smith for top NFLPA job in '18.

  • Word Smith

    NFLPA Exec Dir answers tough questions about future of CBA talks on HBO's "Real Sports."

  • Show Stopper?

    Recent venue beef between AEG, Azoff MSG winding down.

  • Challenging The Call

    MLB commish Rob Manfred does not agree with umpires that player abuse is increasing.

  • Minnesota Flats

    Andrew Wiggins ends contract with BDA Sports after agency lands him a max deal.

  • In The Lime Light

    Corona lands big sponsor deal for Mayweather-McGregor.

  • Academy Award

    Giants' John Mara taking pride in hosting '21 Army-Navy game.

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