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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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12/04/95
NFL COULD TAKE ITS CHANCES AGAINST THE BROWNS IN COURT

In L.A., Bill Plaschke reports NFL Commissioner Paul Tagliabue is "marshaling forces to fight the Browns'' move to Baltimore" and "may even recommend against the move ... and take his chances." Plasch

Tags: Cleveland Browns, ESPN, Leagues and Governing Bodies, NBC, News Corp./Fox, NFL, San Diego Padres, Walt Disney

12/04/95
CH-CH-CH, CHANGES: IS NHL ALIENATING ITS DIE-HARD BASE?

Two hockey writers this weekend addressed the effect of changes the NHL has enacted (and those just being considered) on the league''s fan base. In Toronto, Scott Morrison examines the league''s decis

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, NBA, NHL

12/04/95
NBA REFEREE TALKS BREAK OFF FRIDAY; REFS TO VOTE TODAY?

Talks between the NBA and its locked-out refs "broke off" on Friday, according to ESPN''s Brett Haber. A union representative said they were "working on a new proposal which they hope to bring to the

Tags: ESPN, Leagues and Governing Bodies, NBA, TBS/TNT, Walt Disney

12/01/95
NBA REFS LOCKOUT: CLAIMS OF "PROGRESS," BUT NOTHING TO SHOW

The NBA and its locked-out referees met for the second consecutive day with four key issues remaining and another session scheduled for today. Mike Mathis, chief negotiator for the refs, said the defi

Tags: ESPN, Leagues and Governing Bodies, NBA, Walt Disney

12/01/95
CFL'S AMERICAN DREAM BEGINS TO UNRAVEL

None of the CFL''s Board of Governors were willing to declare U.S. expansion an "abject failure" yesterday, despite the fact that Board Chair John Tory opened the annual meeting with the news the Memp

Tags: CFL, Cleveland Browns, Houston Texans, Leagues and Governing Bodies, Pittsburgh Pirates

12/01/95
FROM THE FAR TURN AT TALLADEGA TO THE FAR EAST

The first of three NASCAR demonstration races scheduled in Japan over the next three years will be held November 24, 1996, on the 1.4-mile Suzuka Circuitland race course in Suzuka City. NASCAR Preside

Tags: ABC, Anheuser Busch, CBS, Leagues and Governing Bodies, NASCAR, R J Reynolds, Viacom, Walt Disney

12/01/95
MAGIC NUMBER FOR MLB OWNERS: PAYROLL AT 50% OF REVENUES?

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

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, MLB

12/01/95
LEGISLATION FILED TO PREVENT NFL FRANCHISE MOVES

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

Tags: Anheuser Busch, Cleveland Browns, Edmonton Oilers, Leagues and Governing Bodies, NBA, NFL, NHL

11/30/95
NBA REFS REPORT PROGRESS UPON RESUMPTION OF TALKS

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

Tags: ESPN, Leagues and Governing Bodies, NBA, Time Warner, Walt Disney

11/30/95
OTHER NFL NEWS: TAGLIABUE LASHES OUT AT HOUSTON SUIT

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

Tags: Edmonton Oilers, Houston Astros, Leagues and Governing Bodies, New England Patriots, NFL

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