Archive for August, 2015

  • Northwestern Football Team Denied Right to Unionize

    Northwestern Football Team Denied Right to Unionize

    College, Mike Aglialoro August 17, 2015 at 11:45 pm 0 comments

    On Monday, the National Labor Relations Board declined to assert jurisdiction in the case of Northwestern University football players attempting to unionize, effectively reversing the decision reached last March by a Chicago court, which had stated that the players were University employees. The verdict was reached via a unanimous decision, […]

     
  • Chargers Agree to Four-Year Extension with Phillip Rivers

    Chargers Agree to Four-Year Extension with Phillip Rivers

    Jake Dixon, NFL August 16, 2015 at 11:10 pm 0 comments

    Long time Chargers signal caller Phillip Rivers has agreed to a contract extension with the San Diego Chargers. The new deal is for four years, worth roughly $65 million in guaranteed money, with the total value of the contract around $84 million. This comes as the Chargers and Oakland Raiders […]

     
  • NBA Referees Reach Seven-Year Deal With NBA

    NBA Referees Reach Seven-Year Deal With NBA

    Mike Aglialoro, NBA August 15, 2015 at 11:37 pm 0 comments

    On Thursday, the NBA and the National Basketball Referees Association ratified a new seven-year collective bargaining agreement, one full year before the old one was set to expire. This comes a week after Yahoo Sports reported that a deal had tentatively reached by both sides. The agreement was sealed at […]

     
  • Red Sox Manager John Farrell Diagnosed With Lymphoma

    Red Sox Manager John Farrell Diagnosed With Lymphoma

    Mike Aglialoro, MLB August 14, 2015 at 11:55 pm 0 comments

    Before Friday night’s game against the Seattle Mariners, Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell announced to gathered reporters that he has a “highly curable” form of cancer and will take a medical leave for the rest of the season to deal with lymphoma. The 53-year-old Farrell said bench coach Torey […]

     
  • Doug Melvin Steps Down as GM of the Brewers

    Doug Melvin Steps Down as GM of the Brewers

    Mike Aglialoro, MLB August 13, 2015 at 11:41 pm 0 comments

    In the 13 years since Doug Melvin became general manager of the Milwaukee Brewers went from being a celler-dweller in the National League Central Division to their first playoff appearance since 1982, and were a mainstay among playoff contenders from 2008-2014. But after last seasons second-half collapse and a poor […]

     
  • T’Wolves Flip Saunders Diagnosed With Hodgkin’s Lymphoma

    T’Wolves Flip Saunders Diagnosed With Hodgkin’s Lymphoma

    Mike Aglialoro, NBA August 12, 2015 at 11:16 pm 0 comments

    In 2013, Flip Saunders knew he was undertaking an uphill battle when he became team president of the lowly Minnesota Timberwolves, yet he has managed to build a highly talented nucleus of young players. On Tuesday, he announced that he has yet another battle to fight, as he has been […]

     
  • Geno Smith Out 6-10 Weeks After Broken Jaw In Fight With Teammate

    Geno Smith Out 6-10 Weeks After Broken Jaw In Fight With Teammate

    Jake Dixon, NFL August 11, 2015 at 11:37 pm 2 comments

    The tumultuous career of New York Jets’ third year quarterback Geno Smith took an unexpected turn on Tuesday, as he was sucker punched by a linebacker in a locker room dispute, ending up with a broken jaw which will put him out of action for the next six-to-ten weeks. Rookie […]

     
  • Donald Sterling at it Again– Sues TMZ

    Donald Sterling at it Again– Sues TMZ

    Mike Aglialoro, NBA August 10, 2015 at 11:18 pm 0 comments

    Donald Sterling, former owner of the Los Angeles Clippers, sued the celebrity website TMZ and V. Stiviano over the now-infamous recording of his off-color remarks that would eventually cost him ownership of the team he controlled for over 30 years. Sterling’s lawsuit filed Friday in Los Angeles Superior Court accused […]

     
  • Plane Crashes Attempting To Fly Banner Over Cowboys Camp

    Plane Crashes Attempting To Fly Banner Over Cowboys Camp

    Mike Aglialoro, NFL August 9, 2015 at 11:31 pm 0 comments

    On Sunday, the growing trend of fans flying taunting banners’ over their favorite football team’s rival’s camps took a tragic turn as a plane chartered by a fan of the Philadelphia Eagles crashed as it attempted to fly a banner over the training camp of the Dallas Cowboys, killing the […]

     
  • 49ers Release Aldon Smith After Latest Arrest

    49ers Release Aldon Smith After Latest Arrest

    Mike Aglialoro, NFL August 8, 2015 at 12:33 am 0 comments

    Linebacker Aldon Smith was arrested Thursday for suspicion of driving under the influence, hit-and-run and vandalism, marking his fifth arrest since being drafted in 2011, his third for DUI. While the San Francisco 49ers had stood by him in the past, on Friday they decided enough was enough, and released […]