December 31, 2012 |
NEW YORK - The NHL and the players' association are ready to get back to the bargaining table. There were no formal negotiations Sunday, but all signs pointed to talks on Monday in an effort to end the lockout and save the season. "There will be no further face-to-face meetings today," the union said in a statement Sunday. "The plan is for the sides to meet tomorrow. " Those would be the first negotiations since the sides met with a federal mediator Dec. 13. The league and the union had informational discussions - by conference call and in meetings - with staff members that lasted much of Saturday and concluded Sunday.
November 13, 2004 |
As the Flyers hockey season approached, Frank Oliveri was beginning to taste a banner year at his Pat's King of Steaks in South Philadelphia. Then came the labor dispute between team owners and the players union that threatens to wipe out the season. At Pat's, where Rocky - played by Sylvester Stallone - ate a cheesesteak in the blockbuster movie, business has fallen 15 percent to 20 percent below last year's. With professional hockey players sidelined by the lockout, businesses that profit from the hockey season are taking the big hits these days.
May 17, 2011 |
The NFL strikes back. The league's owners received a favorable ruling Monday when the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit granted a permanent stay that, in essence, keeps the lockout in place until a full appeal is heard on June 3. Potentially more beneficial to the owners - and damaging to the players' cause - is language in the decision that questions U.S. District Judge Susan Richard Nelson's April 25 decision to lift the lockout....
December 22, 2012 |
You won't see many Flyers-related gifts under Christmas trees this year. Fans are fed up with the NHL's lockout - the third work stoppage in the last 19 years - and some say they won't watch the sport when the labor dispute ends. As a result, fans seem reluctant to shell out money for gifts connected to hockey. "I will not be back," said Jeff Jenkins, a Richboro resident who sells recognition award programs to businesses and hospitals. "I have done without hockey for three months and have more time for other things now. The league does not deserve my money.
June 13, 1995 |
This is about strategy, timing, legal nuances, business. Even as the Houston Rockets stand on the brink of repeating as champions, it has carefully been floated out there. Lockout. Stories in the Dallas Morning News and the Denver Post indicated that the owners are threatening to impose a lockout of the players immediately after the conclusion of the NBA Finals if a new collective bargaining agreement is not finalized. A lockout could come as early as Thursday, because the Rockets hold a towering 3-0 lead over the Orlando Magic in the best-of-seven series that resumes tomorrow night at the Summit.
July 26, 2000 |
NBA players, from the highest-paid superstar to the lowest-paid rookie, will lose 10 percent of their paychecks for the 2001-02 season. "I think players are going to be really upset when they learn about it," said Orlando's Pat Garrity, who was elected yesterday as the players' union's secretary-treasurer during meetings on Paradise Island in the Bahamas. "Ten percent is a pretty big chunk. " The 10 percent giveback is known as the escrow tax, which the players agreed to during negotiations to end the 1998-99 lockout.
September 29, 1994 |
Maybe an owners lockout of NBA players is really nothing more than just another ugly rumor, but the players association is making contingency plans anyway. If the first work stoppage in league history becomes a reality, the players are considering playing alternative games. "We have some arenas picked out," said former 76ers big man Rick Mahorn, now the New Jersey Nets' player representative. "If there were to be a lockout, we'd have to find some other means of making a living.
May 18, 2011 |
The NFL and its locked-out players wrapped up another round of court-ordered mediation yesterday without any signs of a new agreement and the clock ticking on the 2011 season. Officials and attorneys for both sides said they will return for more closed-door talks with U.S. Magistrate Judge Arthur Boylan on June 7, 4 days after a key appeals court hearing in St. Louis on the legality of the lockout. NFL lead negotiator Jeff Pash and former Vikings standout Carl Eller both said the talks went well, but there was no indication of any progress toward a new collective bargaining agreement.
March 2, 1990 |
Texas Rangers righthander Nolan Ryan, baseball's all-time strikeout leader, said yesterday that he might retire if the lockout continued and the start of the season was delayed. Ryan, who has 5,076 strikeouts and 289 victories, said that if spring training began this month, he would return for the 1990 season. "My attitude right now is that I'm conditioning just like it was February, and I'm getting close to going to Florida," Ryan, 43, said from Houston. "I'm still optimistic that in the next week they might get something done.
September 10, 2011 |
SIXERS FORWARD Elton Brand spends his summers at his home in the Los Angeles area. He calls it his "vacation spot," though he rarely allows himself to kick back and chill. Brand, who will be 33 in March, knows that the end of his NBA future is like an oncoming wave at the beach - it can't be stopped. He does his best each summer to stall the inevitable - riding his bike for endless hours and miles, swimming lap after lap after lap in the pool and working on his basketball game at a local gym. He wants to squeeze as many seasons as he can out of his body, and that is why the potential of losing this season to a lockout is so bothersome.