Featured Story

Bettman Praises Shanahan For Player Safety Work, Says No Replacement Lined Up Yet

04 / 18 / 14

NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman on Wednesday said that former NHL VP/Player Safety & Hockey Operations Brendan Shanahan, who became Maple Leafs President this week , "leaves a lasting legacy with his involvement with the league's player safety department, a position that did not exist until he to...

Read More

Tags: NHL, Leagues and Governing Bodies

More Stories

03/12/14
NFL Free Agency Active Early On

The new NFL year began yesterday with free agency, and "dozens of younger players cashed in within minutes" of the market opening at 4:00pm ET, according to Tom Pelissero of USA TODAY. NFL player agent David Canter was "quick to point out that with 471 free agents hitting the market, there had been ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, NFL

03/12/14
Sources: Goodell, Redskins Met About Name

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and Redskins officials including Exec VP & GM Bruce Allen last year "met in secret with Sen. Maria Cantwell (D-WA) and Native American leaders" who support changing the team's name, according to sources cited by Travis Waldron of THINKPROGRESS.org. Redskins Owner D ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, NFL, Washington Redskins

03/12/14
League Notes

In Hartford, John Altavilla cited sources as saying that ESPN and the WNBA "will likely move this year’s WNBA Draft from the cable giant’s Bristol headquarters to the floor of the Mohegan Sun Arena." The "reason for the move is logistical," as there is "renovation taking place at ESPN wh ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies

03/11/14
NHL GMs Reluctant To Make Major Rule Changes

The NHL's 30 GMs on the first day of their annual meeting yesterday "spent a lot of time discussing ways to change overtime" and "looked at more opportunities for video review and the possibility of a coach’s challenge system," according to Stephen Whyno of the CP. The GMs "broke int ...

Tags: NHL, Leagues and Governing Bodies

03/11/14
Bettman Talks Olympics, Concussions With NBC

NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman last week sat down with NBC News' David Gregory to discuss the future of the sport, including the ongoing issue of whether NHL players will compete in the '18 Pyeongchang Games. Bettman said, "This isn't the first time we've have to deal with this decision. We've been t ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, NHL

03/10/14
Survey Show MLS Popular With Teens

MLS has caught up with MLB in a "significant marker of popularity," as the annual ESPN Sports Poll shows that "both leagues can claim" 18% of 12- to 17-year-olds as avid fans, according to Roger Bennett of ESPN FC. This marks the "first time in the 20-year history" of the survey that MLS has equaled ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, MLS

03/10/14
Selig Gives No Hints On Next Commissioner

MLB Commissioner Bud Selig yesterday "emphatically shook his head no" when asked whether he "might stay past his retirement date of Jan. 24, 2015," according to Jon Heyman of CBSSPORTS.com. MLB Senior VP/PR Pat Courtney said, "There is a (succession) plan in place." Heyman noted there have been "a c ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, MLB

03/10/14
MLBers Suffering From Qualifying Offer System?

D-Backs P Brad Ziegler said that players who "remain unemployed well into spring training will have to live with Major League Baseball's qualifying offer system" until the current CBA expires in '16, according to Gabe Lacques of USA TODAY. Ziegler: "The CBA won't be reopened. There's no way it's a b ...

Tags: MLB, Leagues and Governing Bodies

03/10/14
NASCAR Pushing Social Media For Drivers

NASCAR driver Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s Twitter photo in front of a statue of his late father at Daytona Int'l Speedway "exemplified the convergence of NASCAR’s emphasis this season on social media to promote its brand, especially to capture coveted young fans, while showcasing a promotion set fo ...

Tags: NASCAR, Leagues and Governing Bodies

03/10/14
League Notes

In N.Y., Larry Brooks cited sources as saying that the '14-15 NHL salary cap is "expected to be fall in the range" of $68M to $71M with the final calculations prior to July 1 "hinging on various factors, most prominently including the value of the Canadian dollar; whether or not to include the new C ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies

Video Powered By - Castfire CMS Powered By - Sitecore

Report a Bug