May 2, 2013

Cubs Chairman Threaten to Move From Wrigley Field

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(from USA Today Sports, May 1, 2013)  How bad do the Chicago Cubs want a larger video board and additional signage at their ball field?  They want it enough for Chicago’s chairman, Tom Ricketts, to threaten to move the ball club out of Wrigley Field if it does not get approved.  The Cubs want approval […]

April 18, 2013

Under Fire, NFL Revives Symposium to Spur Minority Hiring

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(from USA Today, April 17, 2013)  After a long hiring cycle for head coaches and general managers, the NFL failed to produce a single hire of a minority candidate, but the league has decided to try something new.  They will announce today their plan for a three day career development symposium.  This is scheduled to take […]

April 4, 2013

Cano Fires Agent and Signs With Jay-Z’s Agency

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(from The New York Times, April 2, 2013)  Scott Boras, baseball’s most challenging negotiator, frequently takes big name players to free agency, and gets them every dollar possible in their new contract.  It was with Boras that Robinson Cano rejected a contract extension from the New York Yankees before spring training.  On Tuesday, however, Cano announced […]

March 21, 2013

Braun Remains Calm Amid Drug Firestorm

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                    (from USA TODAY, March 19, 2013)  It seems everywhere Milwaukee Brewers’ outfielder, Ryan Braun, turns, there the Major League Baseball investigators are.  They have been talking to his friends, talking to his associates, and digging through any paperwork they can find.  Braun, the 2011 National […]

February 28, 2013

Wave of Concussions Hits the N.H.L.

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(from the New York Times, February 26, 2013)  In the last two National Hockey League seasons hits to the head had become a topic of concern.  Concussion talks were catalyzed after hockey star, Sidney Crosby, missed 60 games and went through a 14 month ordeal of problems related to a concussion.  While the lockout carried […]

November 8, 2012

Idea to Lower Rim for Women’s Basketball Stirs Talk

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(from New York Times, October 31, 2012)  Recently Connecticut women’s basketball coach, Geno Auriemma, proposed a new idea he has been considering.  He wants to lower the rims on basketball goals in the women’s leagues by seven inches.  Auriemma argues that a lower rim would create more offense and attract a greater number of fans.  […]

October 25, 2012

A 5-Concussion Pee Wee Game Leads to Penalties for the Adults

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(from New York Times, October 23, 2012)  On the very first play of a pee wee game, two players were hit hard enough to be taken off the field.  The game was being played between the Southbridge Pop Warner pee wees and the Tantasqua Braves.  Players in this league were as young as 10, and for […]

September 27, 2012

Pirates Are Trying to Salvage a Promising Season Gone Bad

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(from New York Times, September 24, 2012)  The only thing the Pittsburgh Pirates could find comfort in while taking the field this past Monday was the fact that the Mets knew their pain.  The Mets had September collapses in 2007, 2008, and again this year.  The Pirates, however, could be on their way to setting […]

September 13, 2012

In Capital, Protecting a Treasured Right (Arm)

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(from New York Times, September 9, 2012)  When it comes to baseball, the city of Washington knows about struggle.  The joke about the city’s baseball is, “First in war, first in peace, and last in the American League.” Baseball franchises have left the city twice, but in 2004 Major League Baseball moved the Montreal Expos to […]