NFL Players Association president Eric Winston agreed with DeMaurice Smith's recent comments that a work stoppage in 2021 is likely, given the current relationship between the union and the league. But Winston took it a step further Monday in an interview with WCPO in Cincinnati, suggesting that players shouldn't care that a strike or lockout "might kill the goose that laid the golden egg."
Barcelona are suing Neymar for a breach of contract after the Brazilian left the club for Paris Saint-Germain earlier this month. Having already said they would refuse to pay €26 million in bonus payments Neymar was due to receive this summer, Barcelona are now attempting to claim back money already paid to the player.
One week before he will step into the ring for perhaps the final time in his career to face Conor McGregor, Floyd Mayweather is sitting in the corner of a strip club at 3:30 a.m. Floyd Mayweather-Conor McGregor
A dozen Browns players took a knee in prayer during the national anthem before Monday night's preseason game against the New York Giants. While the group knelt behind the bench, several other players placed a hand on a kneeling teammate's shoulder in support.
Every day when he leaves his Park Avenue office, Roger Goodell carries a folder. Inside is a call sheet with a list of owners. He talks to each one at least monthly, often from the car as he drives 18 miles from midtown Manhattan to his suburban home. Some owners don't have voicemail set up on their phones, so Goodell logs the date and time for each call. He's proud of his ritual -- he often shows the call log to visitors -- and it's one of the most fascinating aspects of his job, and one of the reasons there are reports this week that he'll likely agree to a new extension that will take him through 2024.
Effective next season, Major League Baseball intends to implement a universal code of conduct for fans who attend games. The issue, which arose after a May 1 incident in which Baltimore Orioles center fielder Adam Jones was berated by racial taunts at Fenway Park in Boston, was discussed at the quarterly owners meetings last week in Chicago and is expected to come up again when the owners reconvene in November.