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Opening Day ''96 was marked not by the celebration of the start of another MLB season but by the sudden death of NL umpire John McSherry in Cincinnati. The game between the Expos and Reds was postpone
The NFL has notified L.A. that it will be one of the five areas invited to bid for the ''99 and 2000 Super Bowls. The NFL was reportedly "impressed" with the Los Angeles Sports and Entertainment Commi
After just two meetings, CFL Commissioner Larry Smith and CFLPA President Dan Ferrone reached tentative agreement on a three-year CBA. Under the terms, teams will have rosters of 36, down one from ''9
With MLB having officially kicked off its ''96 season on ESPN last night, the rest of the league holds Opening Day today. Several writers used the occasion to offer thoughts on the state of the game.
Raiders Owner Al Davis tells the Akron BEACON JOURNAL that Cleveland will get a new NFL team "sooner than you think," which the BEACON JOURNAL''s Bart Hubbuch writes could mean a team playing at OSU''
In Atlanta, Thomas Stinson notes the "subdued state" of the ongoing MLB labor talks "palpitated" last week as the league neared its opening day. Chief management negotiator Randy Levine took on a "mor
The state of Major League Baseball is a hot topic this morning, with the season opening on ESPN Sunday night and in full on Monday. USA TODAY''s Chuck Johnson calls this "the year of the comeback" --
In Minneapolis, columnist Patrick Reusse comes to the defense of Cubs President & CEO Andy MacPhail, a former Twins exec, who said that the owners would not relent on the issue of granting the players
The IBF has been ordered by a NJ federal court to strip its Heavyweight Champ, Francois Botha, of his title because he was not disqualified after admitting steroid use. The ruling could lead to a Mich
Statements made by Cubs President & CEO Andy MacPhail that MLB players should not be credited for service time lost during the strike elicited negative reactions from negotiators on both sides, as wel