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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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MLS To Announce New Team On Wednesday

MLS will formally announce that NASL club Minnesota United will join the league as an expansion club at a press conference scheduled for Wednesday at 11:00am CT. Minnesota United is owned by Bill McGuire, the former UnitedHealth Group Chair & CEO who purchased the club from the NASL in '12. ...

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NASCAR Tweaks Purses For National Series

NASCAR quietly has "increased the purses for its two national developmental series while Sprint Cup purses have dropped by a tick this year," according to Bob Pockrass of ESPN.com. NASCAR Chair & CEO Brian France last year said that the sanctioning body would consider giving Xfinity Series ...

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All MLB Season Finales To Start At Same Time

MLB has "scheduled every game on the final day of the regular season to start at the same time" this season in an effort to "amplify the drama," according to Bill Shaikin of the L.A. TIMES. All games on Oct. 4 will start at 3:00pm ET, setting up what "could be the ultimate day of scoreboard wat ...

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NFL Owners To Discuss Replay, Extra Points

Significant changes to the use of video replay, including reviewing all fouls called by game officials, and a rule change that would allow teams to try for a "bonus" point after a successful 2-point conversion are "among proposals that will be presented by the NFL's competition committee at next wee ...

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NHL, MLB Support NFL In Player Likeness Case

The NHL and MLB filed friends of the court briefs yesterday on behalf of the NFL in an ongoing NFL Films player likenesses case. The players want to be paid when their images appear in NFL Films. The NHL and MLB, through its MLB Properties arm, contended in a 19-page brief at the 8th Circu ...

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Wambach Not Playing In NWSL In '15

The NWSL was dealt a blow yesterday, as F Abby Wambach announced that she is "not to going to play professionally" for the Western New York Flash this season so she can prepare for this summer's FIFA Women's World Cup, according to Jeff DiVeronica of the ROCHESTER DEMOCRAT & CHRONICLE. Flash coa ...

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MLS Going Beyond 24 Clubs A Show Of Strength

While MLS tentatively awarded Minneapolis an expansion franchise this week, the "even bigger news offered almost as an afterthought was that officials will study this year growing to more than 24 clubs," according to Nick Green of the Torrance DAILY BREEZE. MLS Commissioner Don Garber previously h ...

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Borland Not Waving Banner For Early Retirement

49ers LB Chris Borland this week announced his retirement from the league due to long-term concerns about head trauma, though he said he was not "eager to wave the banner, or be a poster child for anything," according to Fainaru & Fainaru-Wada of ESPN.com. Still, Borland said his retirement in ...

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CFL Selects CBC Sports' Orridge As Commish

The CFL yesterday announced that CBC Sports Exec Dir of Sports & GM Jeffrey Orridge will succeed Mark Cohon as Commissioner, and his first priority "will be connecting with CFL fans, something that made the approachable Cohon popular among the league’s supporters," according to Dan Ralph o ...

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Report: Ronaldo Looking At MLS In '18

Cristiano Ronaldo’s current plan "is to come to MLS after he finishes at Real Madrid," as he "would likely arrive on a free transfer in 2018 once his current contract ends," according to sources cited by Grant Wahl of SI.com. Ronaldo "would likely be coming off a World Cup and would be 33 ...

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