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NFLPA Will Appeal Hardy Suspension, Could Sue NFL Over Wording In Announcement

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The NFLPA will not only appeal the NFL's 10-game suspension of Cowboys DE Greg Hardy, but is "also considering filing suit against the league," according to a source cited by Clarence Hill Jr. of the FT. WORTH STAR-TELEGRAM. At issue for the union is that the NFL "didn’t mention domestic viole...

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03/26/15
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In Miami, Manny Navarro reports MLB "is looking into allegations" tying Marlins P Jarred Cosart to gambling. Cosart "deleted his official Twitter account" on Tuesday night "after screenshots of purported direct messages from Cosart to a gambling expert were leaked by a third party." MLB Chief Commun ...

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03/25/15
NFL Owners OK New Player Safety Rule

The NFL announced yesterday that the owners "voted to allow a certified athletic trainer at each stadium to call a medical timeout if a player appears to be disoriented," though they "tabled a proposal to have fixed cameras positioned on the sidelines, end lines and goal lines," according to John&nb ...

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03/25/15
NFLPA To Look At Gilbert's Collusion Claim

Former NFLer Sean Gilbert may have lost the election for NFLPA Exec Dir, but union officials last week said that they "would look into whether his plan to bring a collusion case against the NFL is viable," according to Liz Mullen of SPORTSBUSINESS JOURNAL. NFLPA President Eric Winston said, "We will ...

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03/25/15
Beckham's MLS Miami Bid Appears Back On

MLS' flirtation with Miami "appears to be back on, after a string of well-publicized social outings by David Beckham and some closed-door meetings by partner Marcelo Claure," according to Douglas Hanks of the MIAMI HERALD. Beckham and Miami Beach Mayor Philip Levine on Monday "chatted about soccer, ...

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03/25/15
Lesnar Decides Against Possible UFC Return

Former UFC heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar last night said he is "officially closing the door on MMA" after signing a contract extension with WWE. Making the announcement live on ESPN's "SportsCenter," Lesnar said WWE Chair Vince McMahon "put the offer on the table that I couldn't refuse." Lesnar' ...

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03/25/15
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SPORTSNET.ca's Mark Spector predicts the NHL "will make Las Vegas its 31st team, and on a measure of success, it will be a lot closer to Columbus or San Jose, than Arizona or Florida." With a downtown rink and "market exclusivity, hockey might have a better chance to survive in Las Vegas than it wou ...

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03/24/15
NFL L.A. Vote Could Come By Year's End

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03/24/15
PGA Tour Caddie Upset With Dress Code

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03/23/15
NFL Hires ATF Chief For Player Conduct

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell this morning at the annual owners meeting said that Lisa Friel would be special counsel for investigations, and former ATF Dir Todd Jones will be the league's first disciplinary officer. Both jobs stem from last year's uproar over domestic violence incidents in th ...

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03/23/15
Goodell Talks Deflategate, Rule Changes, L.A.

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