During Super Bowl week in San Francisco, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell announced the league would implement a Rooney Rule for women, ensuring one would be interviewed for all executive openings in the NFL front office. This week in that same city, the 49ers are telling staffers they will institute the same policy for all business-side jobs, constituting about 75 percent of the team's positions.
In wake of a surprising 80-game suspension for Miami's Dee Gordon, Detroit Tigers pitcher Justin Verlander spoke out about the current state of drug testing in Major League Baseball and called for tougher standards.
Entercom announced that the long-standing broadcast partnership between WEEI and the Boston Red Sox will continue through the 2023 Major League Baseball season. The announcement extends a play-by-play relationship with one of the most fervently loyal fan bases in pro sports. Red Sox broadcasts have been heard on WEEI since 1995.
NFL commissioner Roger Goodell reiterated Friday morning on ESPN Radio that he is still willing to consider changes to some areas of the discipline policy but nothing that involves what he classifies under integrity of the game.