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NFL Facing Heavy Criticism On Social Media For Suspending Ray Rice Just Two GamesPublished in SportsBusiness Daily on 07 / 24 / 14
The NFL has suspended Ravens RB Ray Rice for two games without pay and fined him $58,000 following his domestic violence arrest in February for assaulting his then-fiance, according to sources cited by Adam Schefter of ESPN.com. A source said that Rice also "will be asked by the NFL to take counseli...
MLB owners'' latest payroll-tax proposal "appears to be aimed at ultimately reducing player payrolls to no more than 50 percent of club revenues," according to Murray Chass in this morning''s N.Y. TIM
As expected, legislation was introduced in both houses of Congress yesterday by members of Ohio''s delegation designed to control the relocation of franchises, particularly in the NFL. According to th
The NBA and its referees "failed to reach settlement" after meeting yesterday for three hours in New York. But, according to the N.Y. DAILY NEWS, the refs'' chief negotiator reported "very, very good
NFL Commissioner Paul Tagliabue called a lawsuit filed against the league by Astros Owner Drayton McLane a "sick example of demagoguery," according to this morning''s HOUSTON CHRONICLE. McLane''s suit
Neither Memphis Mad Dogs Owner Fred Smith nor Birmingham Barracudas Owner Art Williams attended yesterday''s CFL Board of Governors meeting in Toronto. Today''s TORONTO SUN notes their absences "set o
NFL Commissioner Paul Tagliabue appeared before a Senate panel yesterday "and all but pleaded for Congress to grant the league an antitrust exemption so it could keep its teams in place," according to
In testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee''s Subcommittee on Antitrust, Business Rights and Competition today, NFL Commissioner Paul Tagliabue "will urge Congress to dramatically enhance the
Negotiators for the NBA and its referees union resume talks today in New York "with four major items blocking an agreement," according to Roscoe Nance of USA TODAY. The key issues: salary and contract
While MLB owners "continue to push for a new labor contract that would curtail salary growth through a payroll cap or tax, there is some evidence that they have found ways of coping with the system as
With the annual year-end CFL Board of Governors meeting convening in Toronto today, the "reshaping" will begin. Top of the agenda is the CFL''s "crumbling U.S. expansion project" (TORONTO SUN, 11/29).