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September 15, 1994 | By Bob Ford, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER This article contains information from the Associated Press
On each side of the labor dispute, and across the country, all the expected words were uttered yesterday after baseball said there would be no more baseball. Tragic, unbelievable, disappointing, frustrating, sad. Donald Fehr, chief of the players' union, which has been on strike since Aug. 12, added another word less than an hour after taking the phone call from Richard Ravitch, the owners' negotiator. "Anticlimactic," Fehr said. He was at a podium in the New York Inter-Continental Hotel, where most of the fruitless discussions had been held.
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August 31, 2010
BETHLEHEM, Pa. - Police say an underwear-clad Pennsylvania man was severely beaten with a plastic Wiffle bat when he refused to put on clothes. Bethlehem police said Monday that Donald Fehr suffered a broken jaw and fractured skull and lost several teeth in the Aug. 17 attack. Police say Fehr was sitting on his porch in his underwear when he was approached by 19-year-old Hector Morales Jr. and two other men. Morales told Fehr his girlfriend was coming over, and said Fehr was "being disrespectful" and told him to put some clothes on. When Fehr refused, Morales allegedly assaulted him with the bat, then began punching Fehr when the bat broke.
SPORTS
March 6, 1995 | by Sam Donnellon, Daily News Sports Writer
They came after making nice in Milwaukee. They came saying they would no longer negotiate in the media. They said this new age of baseball talks would involve "frank" discussions and hard negotiating, and that they would stay up into the wee hours of the morning if that was needed to get major league players on the field for Opening Day. They left each other early yesterday - their agreed deadline for making a deal - as acrimonious as ever....
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August 23, 2012 | DAILY NEWS WIRE REPORTS
NHL COLLECTIVE bargaining talks were canceled Wednesday after top executives from the league and players' union held an impromptu morning meeting to discuss the status of the negotiations. NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman and deputy commissioner Bill Daly spent about 2 hours with players' association executive director Donald Fehr and his brother Steve Fehr, the union's No. 2 man. "I think more than anything else it was to review where we are in the process, where we've come from, where we are with the various proposals and to determine how to move the process forward in the best way possible - hoping and understanding that both sides are committed to using the time left to making a deal as quickly as possible," Daly said.
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October 11, 2012 | By Sam Carchidi, Inquirer Staff Writer
The NHL has had numerous brother acts over the years. Some brothers were bruisers (Bob and Barclay Plager), and some were Hall of Famers at vastly different positions (Phil and Tony Esposito). More recently, Henrik and Daniel Sedin have blossomed into perennial all-stars with the Vancouver Canucks. There are many other sibling combinations, of course, but the brothers who are now shaking the league to its core may not even know how to skate. Meet the Fehrs, Donald and Steve, the NHL Players Association's heavyweights in their feisty labor battle with the league's owners.
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September 23, 2012 | By Sam Carchidi, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The NHL on Saturday fined Detroit Red Wings Vice President Jimmy Devellano a reported $250,000 for comments he made about the collective-bargaining agreement, the players' union leader, and the Flyers earlier this week. In an interview with Island Sports News that was posted on Puck Daddy (yahoo!), Devellano criticized the Flyers for giving a 14-year, $110 million offer sheet to restricted free-agent Shea Weber this summer, and took a verbal shot at the philosophy used by Donald Fehr, the NHLPA's executive director.
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September 14, 2007 | Inquirer wire services
Baseball is looking at the development of a mass-use blood test for human growth hormone and would push to have it implemented next season if it were available, USA Today reported yesterday. The blood test, which was developed under the oversight of the World Anti-Doping Agency, will be available for mass use within months, WADA science director Olivier Rabin told the newspaper. MLB Players Association executive director Donald Fehr declined to comment. Albany County, N.Y., prosecutors met with representatives from the Mitchell Commission who are investigating the use of performance-enhancing drugs in major-league baseball.
SPORTS
July 23, 2004 | FROM INQUIRER WIRE SERVICES
Officials of the Major League Baseball Players Association yesterday denied reports on ESPN that they had told Montreal Expos players that the Expos are likely to be playing in the Washington area next year. "What we essentially told them is that we have reason to expect Major League Baseball will make a decision, hopefully by the owners' meeting [in Philadelphia] in a few weeks, and that a number of places are on the list," said Donald Fehr, the union's executive director. "Nobody gave them assurances that they will be going to any location as opposed to anyplace else.
SPORTS
May 9, 1995 | THE INQUIRER STAFF
Union head Donald Fehr said yesterday he did not think baseball players would boycott the July 11 All-Star Game in Arlington, Texas. However, Fehr wouldn't rule out the possibility of another strike later this season. Los Angeles Dodgers catcher Mike Piazza, a native of Norristown, was selected NL player of the week. John Valentin of the Boston Red Sox was chosen AL player of the week. Piazza was 13 for 25 (.520) with three homers, including his third career grand slam, and 11 RBIs.
SPORTS
August 16, 2012 | Associated Press
TORONTO - The National Hockey League Players' Association made its first proposal on Tuesday in the latest round of collective-bargaining talks with the NHL. The union said its proposal includes a smaller percentage of revenues for players and an expanded revenue sharing program to help struggling teams Donald Fehr, the executive director of the NHL Players' Association, said the proposal could "stabilize the industry. " Fehr said players are set to surrender as much as $465 million in revenue under the proposal if the league continues to grow at an average rate.
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December 31, 2012 | By Sam Carchidi, Inquirer Staff Writer
The NHL and the players' union appear to be getting closer to an agreement that would salvage a 48-game season. If they don't settle, the league will suffer irreparable harm and it might take years for hockey to be considered a major sport again. That's why the NHL made some concessions the other day, trying to save a partial season and stop the waves of apathy fans are riding. For months, the league and the players' union have outsmarted themselves, playing a game of chicken and waiting for the other side to cave in. But now, with a league-created Jan. 11 deadline almost here, the sides must get serious.
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December 11, 2012 | By Frank Seravalli, Daily News Staff Writer
IT HAS been 5 days since the NHL and its players association figureheads furiously walked out on each other in Manhattan. The two sides are not back at the negotiating table just yet, though that is expected to come as soon as Wednesday. For each side, these 5 days have represented a cooling-off period. A chance to take a step back, waddle over to the edge, peer down at the huge cliff of utter irrelevance that is facing the game, and regroup. For me, these 5 days have served as a chance to play hockey psychologist, a role that a sports writer would rather not play in mid-December.
SPORTS
December 7, 2012 | By Frank Seravalli, Daily News Staff Writer
NEW YORK - Mere blocks from Broadway and the most famous stages in the world, hockey offered two riveting, Tony Award-deserving performances on Thursday night - separated by an intermission just long enough to resurface the ice. First up was NHL players association executive director Donald Fehr, who used Jedi-like mind games to interrupt press conferences with players, re-approach the podium and erase all the optimism he spun 5 minutes earlier....
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December 7, 2012 | By Sam Carchidi, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
About a half hour after Donald Fehr said the labor war between the NHL was almost over, it seemed to get bloodier Thursday night. While Fehr, executive director of the NHL Players' Association, was painting a rosy picture during a news conference in New York and saying the sides had "a complete agreement on dollars," the NHLPA was receiving a voice mail from the league, telling it that the union's proposal was rejected. The lockout lives. The NHL season stays dark. Fact is, the season may be headed toward its death if you listen to Gary Bettman, the NHL's beleaguered commissioner.
SPORTS
December 7, 2012 | By Sam Carchidi, Inquirer Staff Writer
About a half hour after Donald Fehr said the labor war between the NHL and the union was almost over, it seemed to get bloodier Thursday night. While Fehr, executive director of the NHL Players' Association, was painting a rosy picture during a news conference in New York and saying the sides had "a complete agreement on dollars," the NHLPA was receiving a voice mail from the league saying the union's proposal was rejected. The lockout lives. The NHL season stays dark. Fact is, the season may be headed toward its death if you listen to Gary Bettman, the NHL's beleaguered commissioner.
SPORTS
November 30, 2012 | Associated Press
NEW YORK - The NHL, the players' association and now even federal mediators agree on one thing: The bickering sides are nowhere near a deal that would put hockey back on the ice. The league and the union wrapped up 2 days of talks Thursday in New Jersey, with help from mediators, but moved no closer to a solution to save the season. Two members from the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service joined the talks Wednesday and Thursday but couldn't bring the sides any closer.
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November 29, 2012 | By Sam Carchidi, Inquirer Staff Writer
Federal mediators swooped into a meeting between the NHL and the players' union Wednesday and tried to steer the sides to a collective bargaining agreement. The mediators, Scot Beckenbaugh and John Sweeney, will attempt to cut through the discord and distrust that have built over the last few months as they confer with NHL commissioner Gary Bettman and union boss Donald Fehr, among others. Think of it as a troubled couple - Bettman and Fehr - visiting with a pair of marriage counselors.
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November 10, 2012 | By Sam Carchidi, Inquirer Staff Writer
Donald Fehr, executive director of the NHL Players' Association, gave two different spins on the labor war with the league. In a letter he sent to players before Friday's meeting with the NHL in New York, Fehr said there was a "significant gap" between both sides. After the meeting, however, he changed his tune, saying the NHLPA does not feel it is as far apart on core economic issues as the NHL says. In any event, the league and the union seem no closer to an agreement than they did in the summer.
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November 8, 2012 | By Sam Carchidi, Inquirer Staff Writer
For the second time in four days, representatives from the NHL and the players union had a lengthy meeting as they attempted to end their labor feud and take a step toward a new collective bargaining agreement. The meeting in New York, attended by 13 players, including Pittsburgh Penguins star Sidney Crosby, lasted more than seven hours Tuesday night. Neither side would disclose what occurred at the meeting. They planned to meet again Wednesday. "The players' view has always been that we ought to keep negotiating until we find a way to get an agreement," Donald Fehr, the NHL Players' Association's executive director, told reporters before the sides met. "You sort of stay at it day by day, so it's very good to be getting back to the table.
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October 19, 2012 | By Frank Seravalli, Daily News Staff Writer
IMAGINE, FOR a second that the NHL's season is a $3.3 billion pound anvil teetering on the edge of a cliff, having been pushed halfway out there by commissioner Gary Bettman. On Thursday, NHL Players' Association executive director Donald Fehr has a magnificent chance to pull the season back from the brink, and finally begin negotiating toward a resolution of this disgusting labor dispute. After the NHL swallowed its pride Tuesday and put on the table what looks like a last-ditch effort to play an 82-game season, Fehr was left with two choices when the two sides sit down for another bargaining session Thursday in Toronto: 1. Use the league's honest-to-goodness proposal as a starting point.
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