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  1. Blazers longshots to host All-Star Game?

    Tom Carpenter

    Back in August, the Portland Trail Blazers submitted bids to host the 2017 or 2018 NBA All-Star Weekend. It would be a boon for the small-market franchise to lure the NBA showcase to Portland. Unfortunately, commissioner Adam Silver suggested to r...

    Blog | February 15, 2015
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  3. Banning defensive shifts is an absurd idea

    Buster Olney

    At the start of every round of batting practice, hitters of all shapes and sizes and power potential are expected to drop two bunts, whether it's Billy Hamilton or Miguel Cabrera, Dee Gordon or Jose Abreu. Depending on the player, this is sometimes d...

    Blog | January 26, 2015
  4. Top 10 MLB storylines of 2015

    Buster Olney

    As 2015 approaches, here are my 10 biggest storylines to watch in the world of baseball. 1. The new commissioner Rob Manfred can probably relate to Prince Charles somewhat, because he's been waiting patiently for his turn at the throne in recen...

    Blog | December 25, 2014
  5. Will NFL support betting on football?

    Tom Carpenter

    Recently, the NHL announced a partnership with daily-fantasy-game provider DraftKings. The NBA also announced a similar partnership with FanDuel and commissioner Adam Silver penned an op-ed piece in the New York Times stating that he believes it is t...

    Blog | November 28, 2014
  6. Links from around the rink - November 17

    Doug Mittler

    NBA Commissioner Adam Silver turned some heads last week with an editorial in the New York Times calling for the legalization of professional sports betting. Silver's comments may have had the NHL in mind. "It means," one NHL executive told Elli...

    Blog | November 17, 2014
  7. MLB should act now on domestic violence

    Buster Olney

    It's as if NFL commissioner Roger Goodell has fully mapped a minefield for MLB commissioner-elect Rob Manfred through trial and error, with pieces of Goodell's reputation scattered all over as a result. As Manfred prepares to take over four and a hal...

    Blog | September 09, 2014
  8. Could the DH go away?

    AJ Mass

    With Bud Selig on his way out as the MLB commissioner and Rob Manfred having been elected to take over, one issue that is sure to be discussed at some point (once again) is the existence of the DH in just the American League. Whether or not Manfre...

    Blog | September 07, 2014
  9. Only Selig can rescue Padres from debacle

    Buster Olney

    Only five months remain in Bud Selig's tenure as commissioner, and with his successor chosen (Rob Manfred), most of his remaining duties are ceremonial. After stopping at a few more parks in his farewell tour, he'll crown the champion at the World Se...

    Blog | August 29, 2014
  10. Reinsdorfs days of influence are over

    Buster Olney

    Some of those who were in the room in last week's contested election of the next MLB commissioner are still trying to figure out what happened, and why it happened the way that it did, with White Sox owner Jerry Reinsdorf fighting with virtually no c...

    Blog | August 19, 2014
  11. 10 other things on Rob Manfred's to-do list

    Jim Bowden

    Major League Baseball owners made the right call by electing Rob Manfred as the 10th commissioner in baseball history. His experience, track record and leadership skills made him the obvious choice. Most importantly, he was the candidate most like...

    Blog | August 17, 2014
  12. To-do list for new MLB commish

    Buster Olney

    Editor's Note: This column originally ran last week. It has been updated based on news that Rob Manfred has been named to be the next MLB Commissioner. Major League Baseball's owners might have had more unanimous votes under commissioner Bud Selig...

    Blog | August 08, 2014
  13. 6-8 games for Aldon Smith's suspension?

    Tom Carpenter

    LB Aldon Smith met with NFL commissioner Roger Goodell on Thursday, before sitting out the San Francisco 49ers' preseason opener in the evening. He joined several other defensive starters on the sideline, so his absence from game action wasn't part o...

    Blog | August 08, 2014
  14. American Athletic still one of nation's top conferences - college...

    John Gasaway

    Even without Louisville, the American Athletic should still be considered a power conference. It looks to be a multibid league in 2014-15, led by UConn and SMU.

    Story | Conversation | August 05, 2014
  15. Why the early signing period rule proposal is a bad idea - Colleg...

    Rod Gilmore

    Rod Gilmore explains why he believes an early signing period for college football is a bad idea for the student-athlete, and generates an alternative proposal that could serve recruits who wish to make their decisions early.

    Story | Conversation | June 04, 2014
  16. Why NFL should expand playoff field

    Mike Sando

    The NFL has no shortage of critics on player safety, commissioner-ordered discipline and the push to leverage public funds for billionaire owners seeking new stadiums. For some, a ramped-up Thursday night schedule came off as just another money grab ...

    Blog | May 29, 2014
  17. Who choses the next commissioner?

    Doug Mittler

    Bud Selig is enjoying a farewell tour as baseball commissioner this season, and one of his final tasks could involve the hiring of his successor. Michael J. Schmidt of the New York Times reported last week that Selig wants baseball's 30 owners t...

    Blog | May 26, 2014