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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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MLB Eliminating Paper ASG Ballots

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Vegas NHL Group Close To Ticket Goal

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