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"We won the championship. We're drinking champagne, but we have 14 guys grinding it out at a ballpark trying to watch it on their cell phones. They are the ones missing birthdays and their son's first Little League game" – Nationals President of Baseball Operations & GM Mike Rizzo , ...

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05/01/96
WITH AN EYE ON CONGRESS, NFL'S CLOSE VOTE ALLOWS OILERS MOVE

NFL owners yesterday approved the Oilers move to Nashville by a vote of 23-6. The team needed a minimum of 23 votes for approval. The Bills, Giants, Steelers, Redskins, Vikings, and Bengals voted agai

Tags: Anheuser Busch, Buffalo Bills, Cincinnati Bengals, Denver Broncos, Edmonton Oilers, Leagues and Governing Bodies, Minnesota Vikings, NFL, Oakland Raiders, Pittsburgh Steelers, San Francisco 49ers, Washington Redskins

04/30/96
NEW PRO HOOPS LEAGUE WILL RECRUIT HIGH SCHOOL PLAYERS

DC-based ProSport Development, Inc. announced plans to develop a new pro basketball league, which will serve as an "unaffiliated, minor league" for the NBA by recruiting and signing players directly o

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, NBA

04/30/96
PLAYERS ASSOCIATION PROPOSAL NO HIT WITH MLB OWNERS

The momentum that "seemed to have been building" in MLB''s labor negotiations "slowed considerably" yesterday when management officials privately labeled an informal MLBA proposal as disappointing, ac

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, MLB

04/29/96
NFL HOPES TO GET SOME ANTITRUST PROTECTION IN LATEST BILL

In his Sunday column, Will McDonough of the BOSTON GLOBE examines legislation passed in the U.S. House Judiciary Subcommittee last week on franchise relocation. U.S. Rep. Marty Meehan of MA told McDon

Tags: Baltimore Ravens, Cleveland Browns, Edmonton Oilers, ESPN, Green Bay Packers, Leagues and Governing Bodies, NFL, St. Louis Rams, Walt Disney

04/29/96
LEAGUE NOTES

MLB owners and players will meet informally today in New York, but sources indicated the MLBPA probably would not have a new plan to present. The owners "apparently thought there would be a formal bar

Tags: Champ Car World Series, Leagues and Governing Bodies, MLB

04/29/96
NBA'S OWN STOP THE VIOLENCE CAMPAIGN: IS IT WOMEN'S DAY?

ESPN''s David Aldridge reported, with the recent rash of player/ref incidents in the NBA, the league warned teams in its annual post-season memo that any player contact with officials will result in a

Tags: Atlanta Hawks, Chicago Bulls, ESPN, Leagues and Governing Bodies, Los Angeles Lakers, Miami Heat, NBA, NBC, San Antonio Spurs, TBS/TNT, Time Warner, Walt Disney, WNBA

04/26/96
NBA PLAYERS' UNION FILES SUIT AGAINST THE LEAGUE

The NBPA has filed a lawsuit against the NBA claiming the league artificially reduced the salary cap last season and failed to make benefit payments for several seasons, according to the HOUSTON CHRON

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, NBA

04/26/96
PATRIOTS SAY NFL DID NOT FULLY REVEAL PETER'S RECORD

The Patriots say they did not receive the full information from NFL Security on their controversial fifth-round draft pick Christian Peter when they sought it before the draft, according to the BOSTON

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, New England Patriots, NFL

04/26/96
HOUSE COMMITTEE APPROVES MARKUP OF RELOCATION BILL

The House Judiciary Committee voted 24-6 to send a bill to the full House that would require major pro sports leagues, except MLB, to replace teams that move, provided that certain criteria are met, a

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, MLB, NBA, New York Yankees, NFL, NHL, YankeeNets

04/26/96
DRUCKER SAYS ARENA BALL IS HERE TO STAY

On the eve of its 10th anniversary, AFL Commissioner Jim Drucker was interviewed on ESPNET''s SportsZone about the league''s endurance and plans for expansion. Citing a renewed "quality of ownership,

Tags: AFL, AEG, Colorado Rapids, Leagues and Governing Bodies

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