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  1. Congressman requests hearing on Washington Redskins' team name

    A member of Congress is requesting a hearing on the Washington Redskins' name, calling it "another example of racial insensitivity in sports" in the wake of Donald Sterling's lifetime ban from the NBA.

    Story | Conversation | May 09, 2014
  2. Commissioner Adam Silver says NBA jerseys to have sponsor logos i...

    Darren Rovell

    Get ready to see sponsor logos on NBA jerseys, likely within five years, NBA commissioner Adam Silver said Wednesday.

    Story | Conversation | March 20, 2014
  3. espnW -- Lane Kiffin, Rick Pitino, Atlanta Dream get the boot, Ma...

    D'Arcy Maine

    Lane Kiffin dumped at the airport, Rick Pitino embarrassed on the radio, Matt Schaub mocked by a restaurant in his own city. Who says being a sports figure is easy? This week dished up full servings of humiliation.

    Story | Conversation | October 04, 2013
  4. NBA lockout issues make NFL settlement look easy.

    Roy S. Johnson

    All that teeth-gnashing and hand-wringing over the NFL lockout is going to look like child's play by the time the NBA solves its labor issues.

    Story | Conversation | July 28, 2011
  5. It's time to take back meaning of regular seasons in professional...

    Howard Bryant

    It's time to take back the meaning of the regular seasons in professional baseball, basketball, hockey and football by cutting down on the number of games.

    Story | Conversation | April 07, 2011
  6. Election Day: Chris Dudley's race in Oregon ends with loss; Jon R...

    Former NFL lineman Jon Runyan won election to Congress in New Jersey, while former NBA center Chris Dudley lost in his race for governor in Oregon in two of the most prominent elections across the country featuring sports figures.

    Story | Conversation | November 02, 2010
  7. Concussions are a huge issue in football. Outer-padded helmets co...

    Gregg Easterbrook

    Outer-padded helmets could help solve football's concussion issue.

    Story | Conversation | October 26, 2010
  8. NBA defends mandatory age limit to Congress

    The NBA is defending its minimum age requirement to Congress, but a critical lawmaker is unmoved and wants to meet with top league officials to discuss it.

    Story | Conversation | July 20, 2009
  9. Wait a minute -- that congressman said what?

    Jay Bilas

    The basketball games on the court are over, but the draft is right around the corner and the college basketball offseason never seems to be "off." There's always plenty to talk about ... Congressional foolishness: I have no idea what a congress...

    Blog | June 16, 2009
  10. Age Limits vs. Finals Reality

    Henry Abbott

    A Tennessee Congressman, Steve Cohen, called the NBA's age limit "a vestige of slavery" and unfair in many ways. NBA Commissioner David Stern, who would be the MVP of any college debate team, retaliated by pointing out that Congress its...

    Blog | June 05, 2009
  11. Big Brown trainer withdraws from Congressional hearing, claiming ...

    Citing illness, trainer Rick Dutrow appears to be a late scratch for Thursday's Congressional hearing on the safety of thoroughbred racing.

    Story | Conversation | June 18, 2008
  12. How U.S. sports measure up to the 'gold standard' of testing

    Mark Fainaru-Wada and T.J. Quinn assesses the performance-enhancing drug policies of six major professional sports, and the NCAA, all measured against the so-called "gold standard" of testing for athletes in the Olympic movement.

    Story | Conversation | May 22, 2008
  13. Congress talking about legislating PEDs in all sports

    Leaders from the major sports spoke to Congress about performance-enhancing drugs.

    Story | Conversation | February 27, 2008
  14. Commissioners, union leaders to appear before subcommittee

    Congress will take yet another look at drugs nin sports next week, with a hearing that will feature top names from all four major professional leagues, the NCAA and the U.S. Olympic Committee.

    Story | Conversation | February 21, 2008
  15. Grilling recipe

    Roger Clemens eventually will be the baseball headliner in Washington, assuming he will testify before Congress on Feb. 13. But commissioner Bud Selig, union head Don Fehr and former Sen. George Mitchell will be the first to face questions from congr...

    Blog | Conversation | January 13, 2008
  16. Selig defends MLB's stance on 'Extra Innings' package

    Bud Selig defended his sport's hardline stance with cable companies over access to out-of-market games, and received a measure of support from NBA commissioner David Stern.

    Story | Conversation | March 29, 2007