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KC Chiefs should benefit greatly from NFL’s salary cap jump

A rising tide raises all boats, goes the saying, but that doesn’t mean everyone is helped equally. The same is true of the news that leaked on Sunday saying the salary cap threshold for the National Football League would be rising by well over $25 million in 2022—while everyone benefits from more spending, the K.C. Chiefs, in particular, are going to benefit greatly.
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Compensation/Resignation Watch ’21: SoftBank Nos. 2

If you think that Major League Baseball and its Players Association are far apart in negotiations, well, check out the orders of magnitude between SoftBank chief Masa Son and his head janitor, Marcelo Claure. Marcelo Claure, the firm’s chief operating officer and a close confidant of the SoftBank founder and...

Dodgers Cite Tommy Lasorda In Message To Fans Regarding MLB Lockout

Major League Baseball and the Players Association failing to come to terms on a new collective bargaining agreement has resulted in the ninth work stoppage in the sport’s history and fourth lockout. MLB commissioner Rob Manfred shared an open later to fans at the beginning of the lockout, which he...
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Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ Antonio Brown Suspended by NFL For Violating COVID-19 Protocols

Three professional football players, including star Tampa Buccaneers wide receiver Antonio Brown, will be suspended three games by the National Football League (NFL) for violating the league’s COVID-19 protocols. According to an NFL press release, the three suspended players are Brown and teammate, safety Mike Edwards, as well as former...

FC Barcelona’s first team receive the 2020 Players Association Award

The captains of the first team have collected this Thursday morning the 2020 Barça Players Award, granted by the Club’s Former Players Association. Sergio Busquets, Gerard Piqué, Sergi Roberto and Jordi Alba have been handed the gift on behalf of the whole squad, who are the recipients of this honor for their exemplary attitude in the first months of the coronavirus pandemic. In the 2020 Barça Players Award Edition, the recipients were both men’s and women’s first teams. For circumstances regarding the pandemic, the prize could not be handed until now.

Thursday Local Sports Update

Last night in girls varsity basketball, Ottawa lost a thriller to Dixon in overtime 51-46 at Kingman Gym. For the Lady Pirates, Brooke Waddell scored six 3-pointers for a game-high 18 points and Ella Marvel finished with 11 points, eight rebounds and four assists in the loss. The Ottawa JV...

Why Antonio Brown (Not Aaron Rodgers) Got Suspended For COVID-19 Vaccine Antics

Both Antonio Brown and Aaron Rodgers were misleading about their COVID-19 vaccination status, but only one of them was suspended by the NFL. The NFL on Thursday — in a joint statement with the league’s Players Association — announced Brown would be suspended three games after he and two others “misrepresented their vaccination status under the NFL-NFLPA COVID-19 Protocols.” Buccaneers safety Mike Edwards and free agent John Franklin III were issued the same punishment.

Rhys Hoskins among Phillies to change profile picture in solidarity with Players Association

Stumble upon a major leaguer’s Twitter account right, and you may be a bit confused by the profile picture. Numerous players have changed their avatars on social media to a silhouette of a ballplayer’s headshot throughout the day on Thursday. Several Phillies have joined in, the first of which being Rhys Hoskins. While the photos may seem a bit mysterious or confusing at a glace, just know there’s a purpose behind the trend. The members of the Major League Baseball Players Association are using these profile pictures to show solidarity amid Major League Baseball’s lockout.

MLB lockout begins, freezing trades and free agency

One month after the 2021 season ended with the Braves winning the World Series, Major League Baseball descended into its first work stoppage in more than a quarter-century. The MLB owners enacted a lockout of the players at 12:01 a.m. Thursday, freezing offseason activity -- including trades and free-agent signings -- and casting doubt over whether spring training and even the regular season will begin on schedule next year.

Baseball Insider Podcast with Andy Carbone: MLB Lockout Begins – Red Sox Make Player Moves – Navigators to Offer Clinics

NORTH SHORE (Podcast) Major League Baseball is in a lockout. The league officially locked out its Players Association at midnight after the two sides couldn’t reach an agreement on a new labor deal. Baseball Insider Andy Carbone has the latest on the negotiations and interesting player news involving the Red Sox. The podcast also features additional MLB team and player news. Below see the details on the North Shore Navigators 2022 baseball clinic and Red Sox player notes.

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>Cowboys And Saints Meet On Thursday Night Football. (New Orleans, LA) — The Cowboys are hoping to snap a two-game losing skid as they visit the Saints in a Thursday Night showdown in New Orleans. Dallas with be without head coach Mike McCarthy after he tested positive for COVID-19 earlier this week. New Orleans also feels the pressure having dropped four straight to fall to 5-and-6. The team reportedly is preparing Taysom Hill to start in place of Trevor Siemian.

MLB locks out its players

Major League Baseball officially locked out its Players Association for the first time since 1990 early today after the two sides couldn’t reach an agreement on a new labor deal. Commissioner Rob Manfred released a letter saying he’s disappointed but the goal is to protect the upcoming season. During the lockout, team officials and players will not be allowed to communicate. It’s the ninth work stoppage in total for major league baseball.