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Judge Orders Goodell, Brady To Appear In Court Twice This Month

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U.S. District Judge Richard Berman asked that Patriots QB Tom Brady and NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell appear in court twice in mid-August. Berman has scheduled conferences Aug. 12 and 19 and told both the league and the NFLPA they should be attended by "your principles (including, without lim...

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12/04/00
MEDIA NOTES

TV MONITOR: Last night''s 10:00pm ET 60-minute edition of FSN''s "The Keith Olbermann Evening News" led with a report on the Mariners talking to free agent SS Alex Rodriguez, followed by Rams-Panthers

Tags: ABC, CBS, Denver Broncos, ESPN, NBC, New England Patriots, New Orleans Saints, News Corp./Fox, NFL, Philadelphia Eagles, Seattle Mariners, Sports Illustrated, Media, St. Louis Rams, Tennessee Titans, Time Warner, USOC, Viacom, Walt Disney, Washington Redskins

12/04/00
NAMES IN THE NEWS

ANTLEY''S DEATH: Two-time Kentucky Derby winning jockey CHRIS ANTLEY was found dead in his CA home on Saturday night, the result of a "blow to the back of his head." Police said yesterday they "consid

Tags: ESPN, LPGA, Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment, Miami Dolphins, New York Giants, News Corp./Fox, NFL, People and Pop Culture, Toronto Raptors, Walt Disney

12/04/00
LEAGUE NOTES

ESPN.com''s Peter Gammons wrote that "almost everyone expects that when" MLB''s labor agreement expires on November 1, 2001, the "owners will shut the industry down." One agent said, "What they''ll in

Tags: ESPN, Leagues and Governing Bodies, MLB, NASCAR, NBA, New York Yankees, Walt Disney, WUSA, YankeeNets

12/04/00
STEINBRENNER CURTAILS COSTS, TERMINATES EIGHT EMPLOYEES

Yankees Owner George Steinbrenner has fired at least eight team employees in an effort to "cut costs," according to Ken Davidoff of the Bergen RECORD. On November 20, five NY-based team employees rece

Tags: Franchises, Brooklyn Nets, New York Yankees, YankeeNets

12/04/00
NHL TEAM NOTES: BCE STEPPING UP AS BIDDER FOR CANADIENS?

There are "indications the sale" of the Canadiens "is coming to fruition," according to Al Strachan of the TORONTO SUN. One of the "once-interested parties -- the Cirque du Soleil -- has dropped out,

Tags: Chicago Bears, Chicago Blackhawks, Columbus Blue Jackets, Comcast-Spectacor, Franchises, Montreal Canadiens, Nashville Predators, NHL, Philadelphia Flyers

12/04/00
UPSET WITH POLICY, MARA COMPELLED TO SET RECORD STRAIGHT

Former 49ers execs Carmen Policy and Dwight Clark were fined $400,000 and $200,000, respectively, by the NFL for alleged salary cap violations in ''97, according to Marla Ridenour of the AKRON BEACON

Tags: CBS, Franchises, New Orleans Saints, News Corp./Fox, NFL, San Francisco 49ers, Viacom

12/01/00
NOMINATIONS DUE SOON FOR THE DAILY'S SPORTS INDUSTRIALIST

THE SPORTS BUSINESS DAILY is now accepting nominations for our 2000 SPORTS INDUSTRIALIST OF THE YEAR award. The annual award honors a person or entity who, over the past year, has best represented our

Tags: Coca-Cola, NASCAR, NBA, News Corp./Fox, People and Pop Culture

12/01/00
NOT SHELL-SHOCKED, FOX HEAD SAYS REGIONAL SPORTS IS WORKING

Fox Cable Networks Group President & CEO Jeff Shell said that after just a few months on the air, some of FSN''s "Regional Sports Report" shows are "inconsistent," according to an interview in CABLE W

Tags: Los Angeles Dodgers, News Corp./Fox, Oakland Athletics, Media

12/01/00
BEARS GET BIGGEST WIN OF THE SEASON: STADIUM VOTE PASSES

The IL State Legislature approved a $587M deal yesterday to build a "glitzy new stadium in the shell of Soldier Field," according to Long & Holt of the CHICAGO TRIBUNE, who write that after a week of

Tags: Chicago Bears, Facilities, NFL

12/01/00
FRANCHISE NOTES

NPSL SHUTS DOWN DRILLERS: The NPSL has ceased operations of the Edmonton Drillers. Since November 15, the league operated the team on an interim basis due to the failure of team ownership to meet payr

Tags: Franchises, Minnesota Wild, MISL, NHL, Arizona Coyotes

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