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  1. Football's black swan event is here

    Henry Abbott

    Allison Joyce/Getty Images A poll shows head injuries are changing how many Americans see Roger Goodell's league. There's a scene in the incredible football head injury documentary "League of Denial" where we hear a tale of what would happen to the...

    Blog | October 23, 2013
  2. Is the game over?

    Henry Abbott

    The New York Times is a heavy-hitting paper, and a good chunk of its heaviest hitting comes in the Sunday Review section. It's not often about sports, but this past Sunday's cover is dominated by an enormous Rebecca Mock illustration of a baseball pl...

    Blog | September 30, 2013
  3. HGH tests coming to basketball, too?

    Henry Abbott

    In December, Rep. Elijah Cummings called it "incredibly ridiculous" that the NFL does not test for human growth hormone (HGH), lamenting years of stalling tactics from the players union. Cummings, from Maryland, is the ranking Democrat on a committee...

    Blog | January 17, 2013
  4. WADA director general says NBA has 'gaps' in anti-doping program

    Henry Abbott

    The director general of the World Anti-Doping Agency says the NBA's anti-doping program is insufficient.

    Story | Conversation | October 18, 2012
  5. Derek Fisher takes on Billy Hunter

    Henry Abbott

    Patrick McDermott/Getty Images Sport A long-tense relationship explodes. Back in the lockout, a common theme was that David Stern was looking to massacre, destroy or otherwise obliterate the National Basketball Players Association. It was never ...

    Blog | April 25, 2012
  6. Players' new legal leaders speak

    Henry Abbott

    In announcing the legal strategy of disclaiming the union, Billy Hunter and Derek Fisher are effectively handing the process of getting NBA players back to work with their outside attorneys Jeffrey Kessler and the newly appointed David Boies. Boie...

    Blog | November 14, 2011
  7. First Cup: Wednesday

    Henry Abbott

    Cathal Kelly of the Toronto Star: "The players got what they wanted a long time ago - the shelving of the proposal for a hard salary cap. The owners continue to get what they want with each passing day. It made sense for the players to press their ca...

    Blog | November 02, 2011
  8. The NBA clings to a fragile position

    Henry Abbott

    Give them credit, they have been consistent. The NBA owners have always said that they want two things from a new CBA: To adjust player salaries so that owners stop losing money, and to change some other aspects of the league's financial underpinn...

    Blog | October 20, 2011
  9. David Stern and the plantation

    Henry Abbott

    Bryant Gumbel likened David Stern to a "modern plantation overseer" in talking labor at the close of his HBO "Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel" show: [Stern] has alternately knocked union leader Billy Hunter, said the players were getting inaccurate i...

    Blog | October 19, 2011
  10. First Cup: Wednesday

    Henry Abbott

    Marc Berman of the New York Post: "Amar'e Stoudemire said last night if the NBA lockout wipes out the season, he believes the players will form their own league instead of trying to catch on in Europe. 'If we don't go to Europe, we're going to start ...

    Blog | October 12, 2011
  11. First Cup: Monday

    Henry Abbott

    Broderick Turner of the Los Angeles Times: "When Kevin Durant strolled into the Pyramid, a hoodie covering his head, his eyes glued to the floor, the fans here for the Drew League-Goodman League exhibition affair began to stir. Durant was on the cam...

    Blog | October 10, 2011
  12. Sticking point: Competitive balance

    Henry Abbott

    Ronald Martinez/Getty Images Sport Championships. In the NBA, very few teams win them. Can that be fixed? NBA owners and players are in New York fighting about money. And, maybe, one other thing. More than 90 days into the lockout, and more t...

    Blog | September 30, 2011
  13. The hard part of the hard cap

    Henry Abbott

    The good bet was always that, for all the talk about hard caps and draft picks and age limits, these CBA talks were really about dollars. And if the league and the players association could agree on how to carve up the revenue pie, everything else wo...

    Blog | September 13, 2011
  14. First Cup: Thursday

    Henry Abbott

    Jeff Barker of The Baltimore Sun: "NBA Players Association executive director Billy Hunter said Wednesday that if he 'had to bet on it,' he would wager that the entire 2011-12 season would be wiped out by the lockout. ... The union chief said NBA co...

    Blog | August 04, 2011
  15. First Cup: Tuesday

    Henry Abbott

    K.C. Johnson of the Chicago Tribune "There are no collective bargaining talks currently scheduled in a lockout that will be four weeks old on Friday. Most league observers assume that, unlike the NFL, the NBA will miss games. Some owners have told Co...

    Blog | July 26, 2011
  16. First Cup: Tuesday

    Henry Abbott

    Jonathan Feigen of the Houston Chronicle: "Good to see the NBA gave its blessing for the Rockets to attend Kevin Martin's wedding and Yao Ming's retirement announcement. Martin was married to his longtime girlfriend Jill Adler last weekend and with t...

    Blog | July 19, 2011