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09/24/14
Goodell Meets With Former NFLers

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell yesterday met with 11 former NFLers to discuss the "planned changes" to the league's personal conduct policy, according to Mark Maske of the WASHINGTON POST. The league "confirmed that the 3 1/2-hour meeting took place at the NFL’s offices" in N.Y and also includ ...

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09/24/14
Isaacson: NFL Committed To End Domestic Violence

Isaacson said the NFL has been thoughtful in its approach NFL VP/Social Responsibility Anna Isaacson will be "front and center in helping the league follow through on the commitment it has made" to cu ...

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09/24/14
MLB Continues Reviewing Domestic Violence Policy

MLB Commissioner Bud Selig yesterday said the league and MLBPA continue to press on creating a more defined and stringent league policy for domestic violence issues, and are involving outside organizations. Foremost in the discussions have been Commissioner-elect Rob Manfred, MLBPA Exec Dir Tony Cla ...

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09/24/14
Some FIFA Execs Want Report Made Public

Several FIFA Exec Committee members "are working behind the scenes to convince the organization to release a confidential investigative report on the bidding process" for the '18 and '22 World Cups, according to Futterman & Robinson of the WALL STREET JOURNAL. Sources said that these member ...

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09/23/14
MLB Panel To Look Into Pace-Of-Game Issues

MLB yesterday announced a new pace-of-game committee created by Commissioner Bud Selig and charged with developing ways to decrease average game times and hasten the pace of play beginning with the '15 season. Braves President John Schuerholz will chair the group, while other committee members inclu ...

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09/23/14
Francesa, Nantz Get Into Argument Over Mueller

WFAN-AM's Mike Francesa and CBS' Jim Nantz got into a heated back-and-forth Sunday morning concerning the investigation into the NFL's handling of the Ray Rice case by former FBI Dir Robert Mueller III. Francesa noted he was "against the investigation" and that the league "made a big mista ...

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09/23/14
NBA, NHL Execs Address Domestic Violence Rules

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver yesterday said the league will "take a fresh look" at its domestic violence procedures in the wake of the NFL's recent incidents, according to Brian Mahoney of the AP. Silver said that the league has been discussing with the NBPA "ways to further educate players and prov ...

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09/23/14
Roberts Begins Tenure As NBPA Leader

NBPA Exec Dir Michele Roberts officially assumed her new position yesterday, and her "first order of business is restoring faith in the union's leader, one constituent at a time," according to Stefan Bondy of the N.Y. DAILY NEWS. Roberts said, “My first goal is to establish credibility with th ...

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09/23/14
Bettman: Second Toronto Team Would Flop

NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman yesterday "explained in hypothetical terms that there are pitfalls" to having two teams in one market, "especially in Toronto," according to Stephen Whyno of the AP. Bettman in an interview with "Hockey Night In Canada" host George Stroumboulopoulos said, "If we de ...

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09/23/14
Blackmun, Gulati Address Hope Solo Charges

The "unseemly silence" surrounding U.S. women's national soccer team G Hope Solo and her domestic violence charges has "finally been broken," according to Christine Brennan of USA TODAY. USOC CEO Scott Blackmun in an e-mail wrote, "Abuse in all forms is unacceptable. The allegations involving Ms. So ...

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