(Reuters) – In what will be a first for Major League Baseball, the Baltimore Orioles will host the Chicago White Sox on Wednesday in a stadium closed to fans as Baltimore copes with some of the worst U.S. urban rioting in years.
The Orioles said Wednesday’s scheduled 7:05 p.m. game would be played at 2:05 p.m. before an empty Camden Yards ballpark.
(Reuters) – The baseball game between the Baltimore Orioles and Chicago White Sox scheduled for Tuesday night in riot-hit Baltimore has been postponed and Wednesday’s game will be closed to the public, team officials said.
The Orioles said Wednesday’s scheduled 7:05 p.m. game with the White Sox would be played at 2:05 p.m. before an empty Camden Yards stadium.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The National Football League’s front office will voluntarily give up its decades-old tax-exempt status, Commissioner Roger Goodell said on Tuesday.
NFL teams pay taxes on their profits but the league’s central office has gotten a pass since it is listed a non-profit trade or industry association.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – While world champion boxer Floyd Mayweather prepares for his May 2 bout against Manny Pacquiao, women’s advocates believe his history of domestic violence is merely a footnote to the biggest fight in years.
Mayweather hit his ex-girlfriend in front of two of their children in 2010, resulting in a 90-day prison sentence, just one incident highlighting his turbulent relationships with women.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A major architect of the landmark concussion settlement reached with the National Football League on behalf of retired players said on Thursday it would be “selfish” for anyone to appeal the deal.
Christopher Seeger, co-lead counsel for the retired NFL players, said if even one of the 5,000 players involved in the settlement filed an appeal, benefits would probably be held up a year.
(Reuters) – A federal judge on Wednesday gave final approval to a multimillion-dollar settlement in a lawsuit brought by about 5,000 former National Football League players who accused the league of covering up the dangers of concussions.
The settlement, approved by Judge Anita Brody, includes allowing for monetary awards of up to $5 million per claimant for serious medical conditions associated with repeated head trauma.
(Reuters) – The National Football League (NFL) on Wednesday said it would hire a woman for the first time to officiate games full-time for the most popular U.S. sport.
Sarah Thomas, 41, will join the NFL as a line judge after officiating in Conference USA, a college league, since 2007, the league said.
(Reuters) – Former Super Bowl-winning kicker Lawrence Tynes
is suing the Tampa Bay Buccaneers for $20 million after
contracting a MRSA infection in a toe on his kicking foot that
prematurely ended his career, his lawyer said Tuesday.
Lawyer Stephen Rosenthal said Tynes contracted the infection
in 2013 at the Buccaneers’ training facility.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The National Basketball Association, along with basketball’s international governing body, announced plans on Monday to host a developmental camp for male and female players in Cuba, in the first such initiative by a U.S. pro sports league since the United States and the communist-ruled island embarked on a diplomatic thaw in December.
Retired NBA stand-outs Steve Nash and Dikembe Mutombo and former WNBA star Ticha Penicheiro will lead the camp, set for April 23-26 in Havana.
WASHINGTON, D.C. (Reuters) – While the Los Angeles Lakers have Jack Nicholson and the Hollywood crowd sitting courtside for their games, the Washington Nationals have attracted a set of high-profile groupies of their own: the nation’s powerbrokers.
Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito is a frequent visitor to Nationals Park in the nation’s capital. So is Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and his Democratic counterpart Harry Reid.