Baseball to Launch Steroid Investigation (North County Times)

Baseball to Launch Steroid Investigation (North County Times)
NEW YORK – The alleged steroid use by Barry Bonds and other players will be investigated by Major League Baseball, and former Senate Majority Leader George Mitchell will lead the effort.

Why Do We Consider The NFL Fun Again? (Deadspin)
Anyone who watched the NFL last season ended up captivated by two charismatic, outsized personalities: Clinton Portis and Chad Johnson. Every week, each did something creative, original and…

NFL Calls Signals for Internet Play (
The most popular sports league in the U.S. wants to see how much money its powerful brand is worth in cyberspace. Already the pacesetter in generating huge dollars for broadcast rights to its games on television, the National Football League is in negotiations for what could be the largest contract ever awarded for exclusive Internet and digital content.

Robert Schlesinger: Baseball’s economics: Doing Just Fine (HuffingtonPost)
I have argued for years that, despite the cries of the salary cap Chicken Littles, baseball’s economic system — and competitiveness — are just fine. (Actually, I have argued with tongue at least partially planted in cheek that baseball requires a hard salary floor and radical contraction, but that’s a different story.) I noted in this space last October that baseball is the only major

Wide receiver or pitcher: Samardzija in choice spot (Chicago Sun-Times)
Decisions, decisions. Jeff Samardzija is projected as the No. 1 wide receiver in the 2007 NFL Draft by Mel Kiper Jr. , and he could be a high draft choice in the Major League Baseball draft in June. Maybe a first-rounder.

Baseball could knock the NFL out of the park (San Antonio Express News)
Finding stadium money now an elusive goal in S.A.

High-tech ideas drive NFL’s new plan (USA Today)
It seems fitting that a Blackberry played a critical role in the NFL’s new labor deal. When the league’s chief operating officer, Roger Goodell, was unable to reach players union chief Gene Upshaw on his cellphone shortly before the negotiating window was set to expire in early March, he used his wireless PDA to help get the sides re-connected.

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