October 19, 2012 |
Two days of cautious optimism on the NHL labor front came to a screeching halt Thursday when the league summarily dismissed a trio of counteroffers made by the players' association during a negotiating session in Toronto that broke off after little more than an hour. "It's clear we're not even speaking the same language in terms of what they came back to us with," said NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman, speaking to reporters in Toronto. Bettman had spearheaded the latest round of negotiations Tuesday by offering the players a new proposal revolving around a 50-50 split of league revenue that the league said was designed to salvage the full 82-game regular season.
October 23, 2012 |
This post has been updated. See below. The NHL Players' Assn. on Tuesday requested a meeting with the NHL, but league executives have not scheduled another bargaining session. The league, which locked players out Sept. 15, last week set a deadline of this Thursday for having a new, written collective bargaining agreement in place and preserving a full schedule this season. Without any negotiating sessions planned, the prospects of a full season being played appear dim. “They have indicated a willingness to meet, but at this point there is nothing to meet about,” NHL Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly said by email Tuesday night.
November 21, 2012 |
Any optimism that a deal between the NHL and the Players' Assn. might be imminent following the union's presentation of a “comprehensive” collective bargaining proposal Wednesday morning lasted only a few hours. That's all it took for the sides to meet and for the NHL to reject the proposal, in which players said they had made moves toward the NHL's stance in several areas. “We are still far apart. It's frustrating for everybody,” NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman told reporters in New York.
December 4, 1986 |
GRANT LAST SEASON: 5-11, 3-7 in league THIS SEASON: Coach Howard Levine is pragmatic about his team's chances in league play. "I think we have a realistic shot at the City playoffs," said Levine, in his first year after taking over for retired Bill McKee, who coached the Lancers for the past 27 years. If the Lancers make a move, junior Danny Enowitz, a 6-1 swingman, will probably show the way. "He just might lead us to the promised land," Levine said.
June 12, 2013 |
Gerrit Cole had an impressive major league debut Tuesday … a nd he pitched well too. Cole, a former UCLA pitcher, was called up by the Pittsburgh Pirates and sent out to face the San Francisco Giants. Cole had already pitched two scoreless innings when he came to the plate with the bases loaded. He fell behind, 0-2, worked the count full and then singled to right to drive in two runs. “I got a little lucky,” Cole told reporters after the game. “That was my first hit since high school.” Lucky or not, the Pirates' Andrew McCutchen told reporters, “He looked like a big league hitter working the count like that.” As for the pitching part, Cole lived up to being the first overall pick in the 2011 draft.
September 2, 1997 |
When WNBA president Val Ackerman arrived at her family's western New Jersey country retreat Sunday morning, all was quiet at the Houston Summit. The confetti, balloons and signs had all been swept up and dumped, and cleanup crews were going home. Ackerman's daughters, Emily, 4, and Sally, 2, squealed happily when they saw their mom, and of course demanded: "What did you bring us?"