March 2, 1990 |
He should have been sitting in his office at Jack Russell Stadium, wearing a pin-stripe shirt with the name "Leyva" on the back. He should have been making out his lineup card for today's Grapefruit League opener - Phillies vs. Blue Jays, Ken Howell vs. Dave Stieb. Instead, Nick Leyva spent yesterday at the pool, in a white tank-top, turquoise shorts and thongs. The manager of a Phillies team that is still spread out around the country has discovered a strange thing about baseball lockouts: Managers are just as powerless to stop them as anybody else.
December 2, 1998 |
Collective-bargaining talks between the NBA and its locked-out players, on hold for nearly two weeks, will resume tomorrow in New York with "everything back on the table," deputy commissioner Russ Granik said yesterday. Commissioner David Stern and union director Billy Hunter spoke by telephone, Granik said, and agreed to a session involving the owners' and players' full negotiating committees - the first since Nov. 20. As the lockout moved into its sixth month, players missed their second payday.
June 21, 2011 |
The following is an excerpt from Ask Gonzo, a weekly chat on Philly.com with columnist John Gonzalez There's nothing like a good old-fashioned beef, even if methods employed aren't exactly traditional. It would be better if the ongoing argument between LeSean McCoy and the New York Giants unfolded in person or on the field, but that will happen soon enough. In the interim, a public Twitter spat - which has since spilled over into the mainstream media - will do just fine.
July 14, 2011 |
In a perfect world, Lavoy Allen would be playing with a Sixers summer-league team, impressing management so much that it would be preparing to throw a guaranteed contract at its second-round draft choice. This is not a perfect world or anything close to it in the NBA these days. So, as the league's lockout continues, Allen has done the prudent thing. The Big 5 Player of the Year from Temple signed a contract with Strasbourg in France. "I got the offer not even a week ago," Allen said last night.
June 30, 2011 |
The NBA is in the final hours before the inevitable begins: a lockout. On Wednesday, team owners authorized a lockout if a new collective bargaining agreement isn't in place when the existing agreement expires at midnight Thursday. The final pre-lockout bargaining session between the owners and National Basketball Players Association will take place Thursday in New York. "If no progress is made between the two sides," union chief Billy Hunter told the Sports Business Journal, "then the NBA will impose a lockout.
May 2, 2011 |
NEW YORK - If these are not fun times for football fans, they are captivating days for lawyers. The NFL lockout is back in force after a short hiatus last week, but that could change soon. An appeals court in St. Louis could determine as early as Monday whether the league deserves a permanent stay of an injunction granted to the players in Minnesota to block the lockout. "We are in uncharted but fascinating legal territory," agent and attorney Ralph Cindrich said as he examined the short-term reinstatement of the lockout by a three-judge panel from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit.
March 16, 1990 |
Even if the major-league baseball lockout lasts all season, Phillies pitcher Ken Howell is assured of making more money in 1990 than he has ever made before. "Ken's got that bonus money, and, as of now, we're planning to make it last the entire season," said Howell's agent, Steve Greenberg. "We're preparing his budget as if that $500,000 is all the money he sees for the year. " That's because Howell and his agent anticipated the lockout. They signed a deal in January that pays Howell a $550,000 salary for 1990 (he earned $225,000 last season)
May 26, 2011 |
NFL coaches are teaming up with the players in their legal fight to end the owner-imposed lockout. The NFL Coaches Association filed a brief with the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals yesterday expressing support for the players and saying that the lockout is putting their jobs in jeopardy. "Owners and fans increasingly demand immediate success, and coaches whose teams cannot fulfill such severe expectations face likely dismissal, which means the uprooting of families, economic dislocation, and a significantly less promising career path," lawyers for the NFLCA wrote.
April 28, 2011 |
MINNEAPOLIS - The NFL and its players swapped another set of accusatory court filings yesterday, arguing whether the now-lifted lockout should be put back in place even as teams get ready for one of the most unusual drafts in history. The players urged U.S. District Judge Susan Richard Nelson to deny the league's request to essentially restore the lockout, arguing that their careers were at stake. Nelson was weighing a request from the owners for a stay, which means the injunction she issued to stop the 45-day lockout on Monday would be frozen during an appeals process that is expected to stretch into the summer and threaten the 2011 season.
July 25, 1995 |
How bizarre can a lockout become? Try this: NBA teams, including the 76ers, have informed their players they will no longer forward mail during the work stoppage. Several sources confirmed yesterday that mail arriving at team offices addressed to players - including fan mail - will be sent back to the respective post offices marked "Return To Sender. " League owners imposed the lockout July 1, and have said it will remain in place until a new collective bargaining agreement is reached.