The NHL and the Players’ Association have been meeting again, so perhaps there will be some semblance of a pro hockey season after all. Bill Littlefield finds himself wondering if fans will be too disgruntled to recommit to the sport.
While the NHL lockout drags on, minor league hockey players are having a typical season, minus one thing: the possibility of being called up. Only A Game’s Doug Tribou spoke with one player whose hopes of adding to his family’s hockey history are temporarily on hold.
The NHL lockout has prevented sanctioned practices and canceled games through November. Only A Game’s Daniel Potter reports from Tennessee on how members of the Nashville Predators are staying in shape.
The NHL labor negotiations remain as stagnant as ever, and the potential for more cancelled games looms near. Helene Elliott of the ‘Los Angeles Times’ speaks with Bill about key issues in the dispute and potential effects on the season and the NHL fan base.
As the NBA regular season is poised to begin, Brooklyn residents officially welcome the Nets to their new home. Only A Game’s Dave Grunebaum looks at the history of sports in the borough.
In 2015, the New York Islanders will move from their current home in Nassau County to Brooklyn, where they will share an arena with the new Brooklyn Nets. New York Times columnist George Vecsey spoke with Bill how these changes will, or won’t, affect New Yorkers.
This week Nike, Anheuser-Busch, Trek, and RadioShack were among the pack of advertisers pulling away from former cyclist Lance Armstrong. Bill speaks with Michael McCarthy, who covers sports business for Sports Biz USA and Advertising Age.
Some of Europe’s most accomplished soccer teams offer fans the opportunity to vote on club management. Now, the Seattle Sounders, a MLS team partially owned by comedian Drew Carey, is following suit. Bill speaks with Adrian Hanauer, the general manager whose job is on the line.
The NFL and the NFL Referees Association have reached a new contract agreement. ‘Sports Illustrated legal analyst Michael McCann talks with Bill Littlefield about how the labor negotiations played out.
Football fans this week see the return of the regular NFL referees, but will the complaints over bad calls die down? Bill Littlefield takes a historical view of referee rumblings.