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  • NBA season likely to be canceled, union chief says at seminar

    NBA season likely to be canceled, union chief says at seminar
    NBA Players Association executive director Billy Hunter said Wednesday that if he "had to bet on it," he would wager that the entire 2011-12 season would be wiped out by the lockout. "We're $800 million apart per year," Hunter told about 200 people...
  • Legendary Colts tight end John Mackey dies at 69

    Legendary Colts tight end John Mackey dies at 69
    John Mackey changed the game of football on and off the field. The former Baltimore Colt brought grace to a position that had been known for its brutality, and he made the first real headway in the NFL players' fight to earn a more equal share of the pie....
  • Vikings punter Chris Kluwe backs up Ravens' Ayanbadejo

    Vikings punter Chris Kluwe backs up Ravens' Ayanbadejo
    Linebacker Brendon Ayanbadejo wasn't the only athlete stunned by a letter from a Maryland politician urging the Ravens to silence the outspoken Ayanbadejo due to his support for same-sex marriage. In an open response to the letter written by Maryland...
  • Domonique Foxworth was NFLPA executive board 'eye candy'

    Domonique Foxworth was NFLPA executive board 'eye candy'
    When ESPN's cameras broadcast NFL commissioner Roger Goodell and NFLPA head honcho DeMaurice Smith -- who were flanked by a group of players and owners that included Ravens cornerback Domonique Foxworth -- as they held a press conference that officially...
  • Ravens' Domonique Foxworth laments another lost season

    Ravens' Domonique Foxworth laments another lost season
    The sinking feeling surfaced in the stomachs of many Ravens as Billy Cundiff's field goal attempt hooked wide of the left upright Jan. 22. But for cornerback Domonique Foxworth, the heartache began back in September, months before the team's 23-20 loss in...
  • NFL, players reportedly close to clearing two major hurdles in labor dispute

    Negotiators for the NFL and its players are near an agreement on rookie pay, clearing a major obstacle toward reaching a new labor accord and reopening football a week before training camps are scheduled to start, three people familiar with the talks...
  • Mason: 'Everyone's going to be satisfied' after labor squabble

    Mason: 'Everyone's going to be satisfied' after labor squabble
    Ravens wide receiver and player representative Derrick Mason made the media rounds today, appearing on ESPN's "NFL Live" and "The Jerry Coleman Show" on FOX 1370-AM. Of course, with the collective bargaining agreement set to expire Friday morning at...
  • Brian Billick: 'NFLPA has all the relevant numbers it needs'

    Brian Billick: 'NFLPA has all the relevant numbers it needs'
    Former Ravens coach Brian Billick talked at length about the then-looming labor situation in his 2009 book, "More Than a Game." He and co-author Michael MacCambridge wrote then that if there is a lockout, "all the momentum that the league has enjoyed...
  • NFLPA's DeMaurice Smith to speak at UM commencement

    NFLPA's DeMaurice Smith to speak at UM commencement
    DeMaurice Smith, the executive director of the NFL Players Association before it dissolved on Friday, will deliver Maryland's spring commencement address in College Park on May 19. According to The Diamondback, the university's student newspaper, a...
  • Your turn: What's your take on the proposed draft boycott?

    Your turn: What's your take on the proposed draft boycott?
    The labor union formerly known as the NFL Players Association is trying to convince the top college prospects to boycott next month's NFL draft. That protest would deny these young men the chance to soak in the whole experience of walking up on stage at...
  • Ravens play tag with Ngata; long-term deal in the works?

    Ravens play tag with Ngata; long-term deal in the works?
    The Eagles, Patriots, Jets and Chargers have exercised their right to franchise players in the past couple of days even though it might not hold up after the labor Armageddon. The Ravens have now done the same with Pro Bowl defensive tackle Haloti Ngata....
  • Foxworth's focus was on improving player safety

    Foxworth's focus was on improving player safety
    From the beginning of the labor fight with NFL owners, the rallying cry for Domonique Foxworth focused on health and safety issues — protecting players from the inherent violence of the game. When the two sides finally raised a flag of truce...