Monthly Archives: July 2011

News & Notes 7.11.11

NFL and Players Nearing Deal:  ESPN.com reports that an agreement that would start the NFL season could be ratified on July 21.  The players have reportedly agreed to cut rookie compensation in half.  A document called “The Transition Rules” sets … Continue reading

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The Collective Bargaining Process and the NBA Lockout: What You Need to Know

It’s the year of the lockout.   While there appears to light at the end of the tunnel for the NFL, experts are less optimistic about the NBA.   The main event in any labor stoppage is the collective bargaining … Continue reading

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News & Notes 7.8.11

New York’s Attorney General Says He’s Investigating NFL PLayer Lockout: Bloomberg reports that New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is investigating the legality of the National Football League’s lockout against players, citing the importance of the sport to the state’s … Continue reading

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News & Notes 7.7.11

Michael Beasley Cited for Marijuana Possession: The Associated Press reports that Minnesota Timberwolves forward Michael Beasley was ticketed for possessing marijuana and speeding in the Minneapolis suburb of Minnetonka last week, police said on Wednesday. Capt. Scott Boerboom said that … Continue reading

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Fumble Recovery: Is Roy Williams entitled to his $76,000 engagement ring?

Roy Williams proposed to his girlfriend and former Miss Texas, Brooke Daniels, via mail this summer. (Yes, you read that right.) He mailed her among other things a $76,000 engagement ring.  On June 30, Williams filed a lawsuit to get … Continue reading

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News & Notes 7.6.11

The Roger Clemens Trial Begins: The Washington Post is live blogging the perjury trial of Roger Clemens in front of U.S. District Judge Reggie Walton. NBA Disputes Positive Financial Reports: SB Nation reports that the NBA released a statement disputing … Continue reading

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From the Clemens Book of Fairy Tales

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News & Notes 7.5.11

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News & Notes 7.1.11

Notre Dame Settles with Indiana in Student Death: The Huffington Post reports that the university will pay $42,000 in fines for 6 safety violations that lead to the death of student-videographer Declan Sullivan.  The penalty was reduced from the $72,000 … Continue reading

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The Pittsburgh Cocaine Seven; Reflecting on Baseball’s Cocaine Era

In the late 70′s and 80′s cocaine was king in Major League Baseball.  Some estimated up to 40%  of players were on coke, including some of the game’s biggest stars.  However, when the federal government stepped in,  it wasn’t the … Continue reading

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