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Nadal Against Federer’s Neutral Stance on Tennis Schedule

Posted on 15 Jan, 2012, by in Tennis

Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer are big rivals on the tennis court, but usually seem like pretty good friends off of it. Well, it seems not all is perfect between them, as Nadal criticized Federer for not being vocal enough about the players’ battle to change the ATP tour schedule, preferring to keep a clean image. More

Occupy – NBA Lockout Edition

Posted on 9 Nov, 2011, by in NBA

The NBA Lockout has reached another crucial stage, as David Stern’s ultimatum has been met with another NO DEAL from the players, which makes the Wednesday, 5PM deadline a way-point with very grim possibilities, including cancelling the season. More

The NBA Lockout Nightmare – Month 5 and Counting

Posted on 4 Nov, 2011, by in NBA

From hope to despair, from 53 to 47, from BRI to age limits, two years in college, hard caps and flex caps. And that’s not all. But after so many words, after a growing sense of optimism that blew up in everyone’s faces this week when Billy Hunter turned the latest offer down, the bottom line is that we’re over four months into the NBA lockout. More

NBA Lockout Gets Longer, Future of Season Gets Darker

Posted on 25 Oct, 2011, by in NBA

The NBA season will be another two weeks shorter it seems, and the NBA Lockout keeps on going, steamrolling NBA Fans into apathy. Tyson Chandler calling the owners dictators, players being agressive in the media instead of shutting up and focusing on negotiations isn’t helping. More

The NBA Lockout Infographic

Posted on 21 Oct, 2011, by in Featured

An infographic showing how we got to the current NBA Lockout, ever since the latest deal between the players and owners was signed in 2005, through the direction David Stern took the league and how LeBron James and others took it somewhere else, he doesn’t like. More

NBA Lockout Still Nowhere Near Ending

Posted on 21 Oct, 2011, by in NBA

One more week, 30 hours of negotiations, this time with a federal mediator George Cohen, with and without sick David Stern, and still, the NBA players and owners seem hundreds of millions of dollars apart, and more of the season getting cancelled is now in jeopardy. More

First Two Weeks of 2011-2012 NBA Season Cancelled

Posted on 11 Oct, 2011, by in NBA

Another deadline not met, and here we are. One hundernd NBA games cancelled, no basketball of the first two “planned” NBA weeks, and David Stern saying there was a significant gulf on virtually all issues. More

Andy Roddick and a Future for a Tennis Players’ Union?

Posted on 26 Sep, 2011, by in Tennis

After Rafael Nadal, Andy Murray and Roger Federer voicing their opinion on the matter, Andy Roddick is the next of the World’s top players to speak about the need of a Tennis Players’ Union, the Scheduling problem and the chances of a strike. More

No Hope of a Full NBA Season in 2011-2012

Posted on 23 Sep, 2011, by in NBA

Nearly three months, and we’re still in the NBA lockout. Thursday labor talks between the owners and the NBA Players union didn’t get them and us anywhere, with too much dollars, percentages and other matters that just can’t be agreed upon. More

Six Hours of Talks Don’t Bring NBA Lockout End any Closer

Posted on 1 Sep, 2011, by in NBA

Well, Six hours later, and we’re still in the middle of the NBA lockout. Not that I expected David Stern, Adam Silver and Derek Fisher to fix everything and give up on billions of dollars in six hours. But still, at least according to what they’re saying or probably what they’re not saying, we’re not any closer to end the work dispute and get the 2011-2012 NBA season going. More