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5 for Friday: Michele Roberts, new NBA players association executive director

Michele Roberts' four-year term as the new head of the National Basketball Players Association doesn't officially start until Sept. 22, but her life has been going nonstop since the news first broke six weeks ago. A successful and highly regarded litigator at D.C. law firm Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, Roberts will soon become the first woman to lead a professional...
Via Fox Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Fasel, Bettman And Fehr Talk, But Not Much Said

from REUTERS, The National Hockey League (NHL) was non-committal about players' future participation in the Olympics on Tuesday, leaving open the possibility that the Sochi Games might be the last to showcase the world's best players. The three most powerful men in hockey - Rene Fasel, head of the International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF), NHL commissioner Gary...
Via Kukla's Korner
February 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Red Wings overnight report: on Wings’ Olympians, injury issues, Callahan, Ouellet and prospect stuff

As I'm writing this, Gary Bettman, Donald Fehr and Rene Fasel have already given their, "Will the NHL participate in the 2018 Olympics" bluster presser, Slovenia is en route to a quarterfinal match-up with Sweden on Wednesday (at 3 AM EST), the Russians have inducted 146 former players and coaches into their Hockey Hall of Fame, and the teams that aren't skating...
Via Kukla's Korner
February 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Late MLB players' union head Weiner remembered

Late baseball players' union head Michael Weiner is being remembered at a memorial service for his courage and grace after being diagnosed with a fatal brain tumor. Retired infielder Craig Counsell, former union chief Donald Fehr and Rabbi Ellen Lewis were among the speakers Monday night. Retired All-Star outfielder Bernie Williams played a guitar version of ''Take Me...
Via AP on Fox
January 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Union Chief Michael Weiner Passes Away At 51

Michael Weiner, who took over the reins of the Major League Baseball Players Association just four years ago, died yesterday of complications associated with an inoperable brain tumor. He was 51 years of age. Weiner's laid-back style was a stark contrast to the more formal demeanor of his predecessor Donald Fehr. Weiner had many connections to New England—including attendance...
Via FenwayNation
November 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Rosenthal: Weiner was remarkably courageous, remarkably kind

Long before Michael Weiner became head of the players' union, a prominent agent told me that I needed to get to know him. The agent said, in so many words, "He is the smartest, fairest, kindest person you will ever meet." Good scouting report. Fans should expect to hear many tributes for Weiner, who died Thursday after a 15-month fight with brain cancer -- tributes...
Via Fox Sports
November 21, 2013  |  Discuss

MLBPA executive director Michael Weiner passes away at 51

Michael Weiner, the executive director of the MLB Players Association, has passed away following a 15 month battle with brain cancer. Weiner was just 51 years old. Weiner became executive director of the MLBPA four years ago, replacing the controversial Donald Fehr. He was popular among both the players and the league, and was responsible for leading the negotiations of the newest...
Via The Outside Corner
November 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Brooks: NHL, NHLPA cleaned up its drug-testing house under new CBA’s policies

The New York Post's Larry Brooks takes a page out of the baseball summer storyline for his Sunday column, suggesting that a) the NHL has obviously harbored some performance enhancing drug-users over the course of the CBA but b) oddly enough, the CBA Donald Fehr helped negotiate has changed the, "How 'clean' is the NHL?" equation completely: [T]here is no...
Via Kukla's Korner
July 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Tony Clark becomes No 2 official of baseball union

Former major league All-Star Tony Clark has been promoted to deputy executive director of the baseball players' union, giving ailing head Michael Weiner a No. 2 official who could take over if his health worsens. The 41-year-old Clark joined the union staff as director of player relations in March 2010. He assisted in collective bargaining the following year and was most recently...
Via Fox Sports
July 23, 2013  |  Discuss

NHL inches toward deal with Olympics

There is still no deal to send NHL players to next year's Olympics. But all signs point in that direction, and NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman says ''things are moving along.'' Bettman, union leader Donald Fehr and International Ice Hockey Federation President Rene Fasel met for more than five hours Monday at league headquarters to work on a deal that would allow...
Via AP on Fox
July 01, 2013  |  Discuss

DBJ - The beginning of the end of the hockey fight?

Im planning on writing a summation of the 2013 Columbus Blue Jackets season honest, I am but some news out of Montreal broke that I think is worthy of cutting in line.According tothe CBCs Radio-Canada.ca site(in French), National Hockey League Players Association executive director Donald Fehr shared at a late April meeting with player agents that hes beginning the process of building...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
May 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Donald Fehr recalls a labor war not easily forgotten

NHLPA executive director Donald Fehr is in Montreal to attend a charitable event this weekend, but before doing so, he spoke to the Montreal Gazette's Dave Stubbs about the lockout, his new-found passion for hockey and the fact that he's glad you're not reading about or seeing him in headlines these days: “No, it does not feel as if the lockout never happened,”...
Via Kukla's Korner
April 13, 2013  |  Discuss

NHLPA Agrees to Realignment Proposal, Moving NHL One Step Closer to Changing Divisions Next Season

NEW YORK — The NHL moved a step closer to realignment Thursday as the players’ association approved a proposed plan that is set to go into effect next season. Now that the league has gotten the go-ahead from union chief Donald Fehr, the NHL will only need to get approval from team owners to put it in place. “The NHL Players’ Association confirmed to us today that it has consented...
Via NESN.com
March 08, 2013  |  Discuss

NHLPA approves realignment plan

The NHL moved a step closer to realignment Thursday as the players' association approved a proposed plan that is set to go into effect next season. Now that the league has gotten the go-ahead from union chief Donald Fehr, the NHL will only need to get approval from team owners to put it in place. ''The NHL Players' Association confirmed to us today that it has consented...
Via AP on Fox
March 07, 2013  |  Discuss

NHLPA approves realignment plan

NEW YORK (AP) -- The NHL moved a step closer to realignment Thursday as the players' association approved a proposed plan that is set to go into effect next season. Now that the league has gotten the go-ahead from union chief Donald Fehr, the NHL will only need to get approval from team owners to put it in place. "The NHL Players' Association confirmed to us today...
Via Fox Sports West
March 07, 2013  |  Discuss

Players' association gives OK to NHL realignment

The NHL moved a step closer to realignment Thursday as the players' association approved a proposed plan that is set to go into effect next season. Now that the league has gotten the go-ahead from union chief Donald Fehr, the NHL will only need to get approval from team owners to put it in place. ''The NHL Players' Association confirmed to us today that it has consented...
Via AP on Fox
March 07, 2013  |  Discuss

NHLPA Approves Realignment

Late Thursday afternoon, the NHLPA announced they had approved the proposed realignment of the league. Donald Fehr did, however, stipulate that the plan would be re-evaluated after the 2014-15 season.The post NHLPA Approves Realignment appeared first on Committed Indians.
Via Committed Indians
March 07, 2013  |  Discuss

Video- Donald Fehr On Realignment, Olympics And Other Topics

Sportsnet’s Chris Simpson asks Donald Fehr about his and the NHLPA’s feelings about realignment among other inquiries.  
Via Kukla's Korner
March 07, 2013  |  Discuss

Dave Prouty promoted to general counsel of MLBPA

Dave Prouty has been promoted to general counsel of the Major League Baseball Players Association. The 54-year-old Prouty becomes the fourth general counsel in the union's history, following Dick Moss (1966-77), Donald Fehr (1977-04) and Michael Weiner (2004-13). The promotion was announced Wednesday. Weiner succeeded Fehr as the union's executive director in December 2009...
Via AP on Fox
February 06, 2013  |  Discuss

Will the Cycle of Labor Strife Finally End?

One of Donald Fehr's objectives in negotiating a new CBA as Director of the NHLPA was to create stability in the NHL to end the cycle of labor stoppages that have enveloped the sport. After 113 grueling days of a lockout that saw hockey lose nearly half the season, millions in revenue and potentially scarred fans for life from participating in the coolest sport on Earth,...
Via NY Rangers Blog
January 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Players, city excited as return of NHL looms

NASHVILLE - And on the 113th day of the lockout, they said let their be hockey. They are NHL commissioner Gary Bettman and NHL Players Association executive director Donald Fehr, who emerged early Sunday morning from a final 16-hour bargaining session in New York City to decree the lockout over and that league players and owners would soon ratify a new collective bargaining agreement...
Via Fox Sports Tennessee
January 07, 2013  |  Discuss

Players, city excited as return of NHL looms

NASHVILLE - And on the 113th day of the lockout, they said let their be hockey. They are NHL commissioner Gary Bettman and NHL Players Association executive director Donald Fehr, who emerged early Sunday morning from a final 16-hour bargaining session in New York City to decree the lockout over and that league players and owners would soon ratify a new collective bargaining agreement...
Via Fox Sports Tennessee
January 07, 2013  |  Discuss

Andrew Ference Calls NHLPA Bringing in Donald Fehr the ‘Smartest Move We’ve Ever Done’ (Video)

Andrew Ference wasted no time tweeting out the news that the NHL owners and NHLPA had come to terms on a deal Sunday morning. He, like hockey fans everywhere, can’t way to get back to work. Ference dropped by WEEI’s Dennis and Callahan on Monday, and he discussed the lengthy labor negotiations that culminated in a deal that, according to the Bruins defenseman, was “all give”...
Via NESN.com
January 07, 2013  |  Discuss

Hockey is Back! NHL, NHLPA Strike Deal On New CBA

Following a marathon 16-hour negotiation on the 113th day of the lockout, the NHL owners and the players association have finally struck a deal on a new collective bargaining agreement. The term of the deal is for 10 years and will salvage what’s left of the 2012-13 season. This came as a surprise to many since both sides appeared to be very far apart on some key issues. But around...
Via Midwest Sports Fans
January 06, 2013  |  Discuss

Tentative Agreement Reached Between NHL and NHLPA

Call me shocked.  Call me amazed.  Call me hideously jaded. After an all-nighter of negotiating, it appears that a tentative collective bargaining agreement has been made between the NHL and NHLPA.   Both Gary Bettmand and Donald Fehr stood in front of cameras and reporters, looking more than a little bleary eyed, to make their announcement. Mind you, Congress was able...
Via On the Duck Pond
January 06, 2013  |  Discuss
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