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When the Court Was a Cage

When the Court Was a Cage

Here is the pop quiz for today. A eager is:1) a lion tamer2) a four-wall handball player3) a basketball player.If you answered 3, then you're a fan of a certain age—gray, or at least graying at the temples—because a quarter century ago, basketball players were often called "cagers" and their sport was the "cage game" in the newspapers. The terms were useful shorthand for harried headline writers, most of whom probably had no idea how they had originated.The words go back to basketball's Stone Age and the first professional players. Nearly everyone is familiar with the sport's beginnings,...

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Russell Okung Files NFLPA Complaint Over CBA

Russell Okung Files NFLPA Complaint Over CBA

NFL Players Association Executive Committee member Russell Okung filed an unfair labor practices charge against the NFLPA with the National Labor Relations Board. The Monday filing claims the NFLPA is negotiating the proposed collective bargaining agreement in bad faith. It accuses NFLPA executive director DeMaurice Smith and staff of forcing a CBA vote despite executive committee objections, violating the union's constitution.Attorney Cyrus Mehri, who's running to become executive director of the NFLPA, goes into the mistakes he believes DeMaurice Smith has made during his tenure.Los...

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Saints Hope to Re-Sign Quarterback Taysom Hill

Saints Hope to Re-Sign Quarterback Taysom Hill

The New Orleans Saints appear to be taking as many measures as possible to keep backup QB Taysom Hill. The team plans on re-signing Hill before he can hit free agency this offseason, according to ESPN. After Hill entered the NFL three years ago as an undrafted free agent, he found his way to New Orleans, where he has also played in the backfield and as a receiver. The tender is expected to come in around $5 million for the 2020 season.New Orleans Saints beat reporter Kyle T. Mosley details on what's at stake for Brees in 2020 and beyond.Loading…MORE VIDEOS

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