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In The News
September 30th, 2014

FCC Blackout Rule Ends, Blackouts Still Possible

The FCC has voted unanimously to end its sports blackout rule, but does that mean fans no longer have to worry about whether their local stadium is sold out? Only A Game’s Karen Given has our update.

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September 28th, 2014
By Martin Kessler

Fenway Park Says Goodbye To Derek Jeter

On Sunday afternoon at Fenway Park in Boston, Red Sox and Yankees fans bid farewell to retiring New York shortstop Derek Jeter.

Commentary
September 24th, 2014

Sufferin': The Demise of Suffolk Downs

As the sport of horse racing continues to struggle, Suffolk Downs in Boston may soon be the latest racetrack to close. Only A Game’s Bill Littlefield channels writer Damon Runyon in his reaction to the news.

In The News
September 22nd, 2014

‘South Park’ Latest To Challenge Redskins

There is no shortage of groups who have criticized the NFL franchise in Washington, D.C. for its nickname, but now the team is going to be the target of an episode of “South Park.”

Update
September 18th, 2014

After 260 Years, Royal And Ancient Golf Club Votes To Admit Women

As Scotland awaited the results of its independence referendum, the Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St. Andrews voted to welcome women members for the first time in its 260-year history. In an update to our earlier story on the vote, Doug Tribou reports.

Only A Blog
September 18th, 2014

Tom Brady Posted His (Pre-Patriots) Resume

“Really thought I was going to need this after the 5th round,” the now-star QB wrote.

Commentary
September 17th, 2014

Littlefield: To Curb Off-Field Violence, Make NFL Players Pay

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has announced the appointments of several influential women as part of the league’s reaction to its domestic violence scandal. Only A Game’s Bill Littlefield offers a more robust response.

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September 17th, 2014
By Martin Kessler

In Reversal, Vikings Will Keep Peterson Off The Field

After fans and sponsors expressed frustration about the possibility of Adrian Peterson returning to the field, the Minnesota Vikings’ owners reversed course Wednesday. The team has announced Peterson will not play until his child abuse case is resolved.

Only A Blog
September 16th, 2014

Ray Rice Fallout Continues As Rihanna, NOW Slam NFL

The NFL has hired new staff members to oversee the league’s domestic violence program. The National Organization for Women says that’s not enough. And in more fallout from the Ray Rice saga, pop star Rihanna and TV network CBS ended up in a feud.

Only A Blog
September 15th, 2014
By Martin Kessler

Despite Abuse Scandals, NFL TV Ratings Rise

A week of news about the ongoing Ray Rice saga had some observers wondering if the NFL brand would take a hit. But the TV ratings for one of the league’s showcase, prime-time slots were even higher than last year.