News & Notes 6.24.11

The forward formerly known as Ron Artest (photo courtesy of AP)

Ron Artest legally changing his name: FOX reports that Ron Artest filed documents in Los Angeles County Superior Court to change his name to Metta World Peace. We kid you not.

NBA Players’ Union holds strong: ESPN reports that the players’ union believes the NBA is trying to break the union but the union will not bend. Collective bargaining negotiations resumed today in New York City.

NFL lockout continues: The Associated Press reports that NFL owners and players continue to meet privately but are no closer to a deal. Yawn.

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