David Stern's (empty) tirade

NBA: After the first planned meeting in a month, David Stern ripped into the players saying they were not serious about engaging. (Meanwhile, the players' union president, Derek Fisher, was more subtle and said the meeting was not productive.) Stern is playing the game, posturing for effect. It doesn't help his position, because if anyone knows how to negotiate, it's David Stern. Too bad his stance is so transparent. Mr. Stern, September is just around the corner!

NFL: Randy Moss retired after 13 seasons in the NFL. The loudmouth defense-splitting, wide receiver (who played for the Patriots, Raiders, Titans and the Vikings) had 153 touchdowns and 14,858 yards and 954 receptions. Showy numbers indeed.

MLB: Yankees pitcher, CC Sabathia got his major league-leading 16th win in a 3-2 victory over the White Sox. … Court papers show Bryan Stow, the Giants' fan who was beaten on Opening Day at Dodger Stadium, initially tried to evade the brutal attack. But the two men charged, Louie Sanchez and Marvin Norwood, pursued him, then hit him with a cheap shot from behind that knocked him out cold. He went down hard, with no hands to protect him from the fall, landing on his head. Witnesses heard his head hit the pavement and saw it bounce. The grizzly evidence was presented Monday, in an effort to reduce Sanchez's bail, which now stands at $500,000. One of Stow's friends, who was there that day and a key witness for the prosecution, died over the weekend from an allergic reaction after eating a peanut.

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