The National Basketball Players Association announced on Monday that they have rejected the latest offer from the NBA and will disclaim as a union, a move that will make the NBPA a trade association and lead to an antitrust lawsuit. "The collective bargaining process completely broke down," union chief Billy Hunter said.
By disclaiming, the union has bypassed the decertification process that normally can take up two two months. "This is where it stops for us as a union," NBPA president Derek Fisher said.
The NBPA has hired attorney David Boies who represented the NFL in their anitrust suit against the NFLPA. Boies will work with union attorney Jeffrey Kessler and Hunter said could be filed in the next few days.
NBA commissioner David Stern fired back at the union, calling it their move "a negotiating tactic," and saying the players, "have been badly misled."
He added, "Obviously, Mr....
Patriots castoff Albert Haynesworth debuted with the Buccaneers Sunday and started on the defensive line, making five tackles and blocking an extra point in his team's 37-9 loss to the Texans. After the game, Haynesworth talked about his transition from New England to Tampa.
"I was a little bit tired, but that was the most plays I've played all year," he told the Tampa media. "When I was in New England, it was hard. You play like three or four plays and then you sit for a quarter. It was hard to get into a rhythm."
Sunday was not all positive for Haynesworth, who made three tackles in six games with the Patriots. He had one penalty (a neutral zone infraction) and his team was routed. Buccaneers coach Raheem Morris said he'll need more time to analyze Haynesworth's first performance.
WILMINGTON -- Bruins forward Tyler Seguin has been named the NHL's first star for the past week. Seguin had four goals, two assists and a plus-4 rating over three games last week.
"It's pretty cool," Seguin said after Monday's practice. "Obviously it's never happened to me before, so I feel pretty good about it."
Detroit goaltender Jimmy Howard and Chicago forward Jonathan Toews were named the second and third stars, respectively.
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WILMINGTON -- Bruins forward Milan Lucic expressed surprise over the news that Sabres goaltender Ryan Miller suffered a concussion on Lucic's hit on the goaltender Saturday night. Lucic said after Monday's practice that his confusion comes from the fact that though Miller's mask came off, contact was not made with his head.
"I've looked at the hit 100 times because he said he got a concussion. I looked at it, and his shoulder hit my chest, so there was no hit to his head. His helmet came flying off, but his head didn't hit the ice," Lucic said. "Later on in that period, one of their guys lifted [Tyler Seguin]'s stick and threw him into the net as well, so who knows what it was? It was obviously unfortunate to hear that he got hurt on the play."
Lucic also pointed to the fact that Miller stayed in the game after the first-period play and played the entire second period. Players are required to leave the ice and go to a designated...
Boston College junior linebacker Luke Kuechly was named ACC Linebacker of the Week Monday for his 18-tackle performance in Saturday's 14-10 victory over NC State. Kuechly made nine tackles in a 13-minute span of the fourth quarter despite suffering a bruised right elbow that forced him to miss a few plays in the third quarter. It's the third time this season Kuechly has received the honor.
Kuechly has made 10 or more tackles in 32 consecutive games, tops in the nation, and he became the fifth player in ACC history with 500 career tackles. He is six tackles short of the conference record held by Bubba Brown, who played for Clemson in the late 1970s.
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Tom Brady joined the show to discuss the win over the Steelers and Roger Goodell's handling of domestic violence cases.
In the final hour of the show, Glenn and Fred recap some of the big stories in the NFL from this Sunday. They also react to post game comments from Coach Belichick and Rob Gronkowski
Ordway and Smerlas break down the Patriots victory on the road in PIttsburgh. In this hour they talk about the Pats success running the ball, and try to figure out what exactly is going wrong with kicker Stephen Gostkowski
Sam Packard is joined by Celtics 2nd Round draft pick Abdel Nader to discuss his path to the the NBA and how he plans to improve his game. Sam then talks to Player Development Coach Nick Friedman from Elite Skills Training, the pre-Draft camp Nader attended. Friedman also gives his opinion on the Celtics performance at summer league and the development of Jaylen Brown.
Isaiah Thomas talks to Glenn and Lou about why he loves Boston, the NBA Money Bump, oh, and some Durant guy
Danny Ainge joins Glenn and Christian to explain the Celtics draft process; and he also discusses the trade rumors that permeated the night.
Chris and Rob talk with former MLB Infielder and current ESPN analyst Alex Cora. Alex talks about some of the moves he saw in the Red Sox-Indians ALDS, and talks about the core group of young players the Red Sox have
We wrap up the Sox season with our final weekly visit with Sox manager John Farrell, on the heels of the news that he will be back as Sox skipper for the 2017 season.
Red Sox Hall of Famer Joe Castiglione wraps up the 2016 Boston Red Sox season
Joey Mac joins Ken Laird on his Saturday show to discuss the David Backes addition and Loui Eriksson departure in NHL free agency
DJ and Pete continue to assess the season that was for the Bruins and look toward the future for the franchise and how they can improve.
DJ and Pete are together for the final Sunday Skate of the season. They get into their overall thoughts on the season, the Bruins keeping Claude Julien on as head coach and the end-of-season press conferences last week. They discuss the rebuild process, what the Bruins need and how they can obtain it. Plenty of callers have their own theories and opinions on all of these topics as well.
Callers weighed in on the Josh Brown disaster and Heath Evans still needs more info on Josh Brown.
Chris Russo called in to defend himself on comments he made regarding John Mara's handling of the Josh Brown domestic violence case.
Nate Burelson said he still needs more information on Josh Brown and headlines with Kirk.
Josh Brown, who is the center of a domestic violence scandal, put out a statement saying some contradictory things that we already know about the Giants kicker. Glenn, Lou and Christian call out Brown and talk about his phony statement.
Yet another member of the Red Sox baseball operations staff is leaving and joining Mike Hazen in Arizona. When the should the Red Sox be concerned? Also, Glenn, Lou and Christian talk about a surprise twist with the vacant Red Sox GM job.
The Pats look like their the best team in the AFC (again), but after Denver's win on Monday Night Football, can they contend? Glenn, Lou and Christian talk about who the biggest threat will be.
We check in with super bowl champion and ESPN analyst Trent Dilfer for his take on Pats-Steelers, Pats-Bills, Tom Brady, and the rest of the NFL.
Took them awhile to get there, but the G-Men did the right thing today and we discuss it.
We talk a bit about the World Series and Tito vs Theo.
Kirk Minihane, avid runner, talks to Charlie Engle about the passion of running, how running became an addiction that replaced drug related addictions, and Charlie's time in jail. Kirk and Charlie have had similar paths through life and they discuss how a passion for running changed their lives.
Kirk was scheduled to interview Jeff Pearlman but the connection sucked and we called a late audible and interrupted the K&C Post Show podcast. Kirk takes over the K&C podcast and turns into Enough About Me and an epic bitchfest ensues.
Kirk Minihane sits down with Red Sox legend Mo Vaughn to talk to Mo about his playing days here in Boston, why the Sox couldn't have won a World Series in the 90's, and what life has been like since his playing day's have ended.
Ken Laird and Chris Curtis rundown the highs and lows of Tuesday's K&C Show with Jon Meterparel on the Dino Casting Couch
Monday's show was a scattered affair w/ Mut joining Kirk & Gerry; producers Ken Laird and Chris Curtis recap the Tom Brady interview among other show tidbits.
Thomas returns from hiatus to join Conor in discussing the latest BC football disappointment. They review BC-Cuse and preview the rest of the season.
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