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Star quarterbacks Tom Brady, Peyton Manning and Drew Brees were among 10 players who sued the NFL in federal court Friday, accusing the league of conspiracy and anticompetitive practices that date back years.
Gary Wichard, the longtime NFL player agent who was suspended last year for his role in a recruiting scandal at North Carolina, died Friday. He was 60.
After 16 days of mediated talks, the NFL and the players' union could not reach agreement on a new labor deal. The NFL released what it described as a summary of its proposal to the union:
After 16 days of talks mediated by the director of the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service, the NFL and the players' union could not reach agreement on a new labor deal. The mediator, George H. Cohen, issued the following statement Friday in Washington:
Not nearly enough. That, essentially, was the NFL Players Association's stance on two vital issues Wednesday as the deadline for a new labor deal approaches. The owners' willingness to reduce the amount of extra money they want up front — from $1 billion to $800 million — isn't a sufficient drop. And the financial data the league is willing to reveal isn't what the union seeks.
A return to his home turf didn't make Oklahoma State running back Kendall Hunter any faster.
Players' union leader DeMaurice Smith indicated Wednesday that NFL owners have lowered from $1 billion to $800 million the amount of additional revenues they want to take off the top of their $9 billion business.
NASCAR chairman Brian France passed on the chance to trumpet the fast start to the season, stressing the task is sustaining the positives over the entire year.
Former NFL player Pat White has told the Kansas City Royals that he is retiring from baseball.