LEAGUE - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/LEAGUE News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Real Salt Lake: The intricacies of signing a Designated Player http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58433642-77/players-jaime-player-lagerwey.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58433642-77/players-jaime-player-lagerwey.html.csp">Real Salt Lake: The intricacies of signing a Designated Player</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Christopher Kamrani</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-20T23:30:04.187-06:00">Updated Sep 20, 2014 11:30PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Garth Lagerwey didn’t have the luxury of sleep on his 15-hour flight to Santiago, Chile. The July 18 trip was years in the making, so Real Salt Lake’s general manager knew continued due diligence was mandatory. Excursions to scout talent in South America are laborious. Lagerwey, in his eighth season with RSL, studied the same video of players he had time and time again on the flight to refresh his memory. With him, a list of players who could become that next noteworthy signing — or possibly ano...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58433642@www.sltrib.com Sat, 20 Sep 2014 23:30:04 MDT Analysis: NFL commissionerRoger Goodell still doesn’t get it http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58434466-77/goodell-rice-nfl-commissioner.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58434466-77/goodell-rice-nfl-commissioner.html.csp">Analysis: NFL commissionerRoger Goodell still doesn’t get it</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Paul Newberry | The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-19T23:29:56.063-06:00">Updated Sep 19, 2014 11:29PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">After spending more than a week in seclusion while his NFL was battered by one domestic violence embarrassment after another, Commissioner Roger Goodell finally emerged Friday to hold a worthless news conference that essentially hit on these four key points: • We got it wrong before. • We’ll get it right from now on. • Don’t ask about specifics. • Now, enjoy the games! After 45 minutes of sidestepping, all we learned is that the NFL will get back to us in 135 days on how it plans to deal wit...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-584344662014-09-19T23:29:56.063-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-19T23:29:56.063-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. 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The consumer products maker is the latest major sponsor, following PepsiCo and Anheuser-Busch, to show concern over the NFL’s handling of domestic abuse allegations against several players. The move came as NFL commissioner Roger Goodell held a press conference to say that the NFL needs to chang...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-584342512014-09-19T17:23:02.086-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-19T17:23:02.086-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58434251@www.sltrib.com Fri, 19 Sep 2014 17:23:02 MDT NFL: Goodell says ‘Same mistakes can never be repeated’ http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58433541-77/nfl-goodell-violence-domestic.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58433541-77/nfl-goodell-violence-domestic.html.csp">NFL: Goodell says ‘Same mistakes can never be repeated’</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By BARRY WILNER</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> AP Pro Football Writer</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-19T23:29:56.774-06:00">Updated Sep 19, 2014 11:29PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">New York • Commissioner Roger Goodell says the NFL wants to implement new personal conduct policies by the Super Bowl. Goodell was short on specifics at a news conference Friday, his first public statements in more than a week about the rash of NFL players involved in domestic violence. More defiant than contrite as he was hammered with questions, Goodell said he has not considered resigning. “Unfortunately, over the past several weeks, we have seen all too much of the NFL doing wrong,” he said ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-584335412014-09-19T23:29:56.774-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-19T23:29:56.774-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58433541@www.sltrib.com Fri, 19 Sep 2014 23:29:56 MDT Sean P. Means: Turned off by the NFL? Time to turn it off http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58425153-223/nfl-league-case-com.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58425153-223/nfl-league-case-com.html.csp">Sean P. Means: Turned off by the NFL? Time to turn it off</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Sean P. Means</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-19T10:08:29.306-06:00">Updated Sep 19, 2014 10:08AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Did you hear the one about the million-dollar flipping of the bird? It happened during the halftime show at Super Bowl XLVI back in 2012, when the Sri Lankan rapper M.I.A. — appearing onstage with the headliner, Madonna — extended a middle finger and mouthed the S-word. Word got out last year that the National Football League demanded, via arbitration, a $1.5 million claim against M.I.A. (real name Mathangi “Maya” Arulpragasam) for breach of contract and “flagrant disregard for the values that ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58425153@www.sltrib.com Fri, 19 Sep 2014 10:08:29 MDT Wozniacki sails into Pan Pacific quarterfinals http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58430690-77/chivas-fifa-watches-soccer.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58430690-77/chivas-fifa-watches-soccer.html.csp">Wozniacki sails into Pan Pacific quarterfinals</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-18T23:09:21.317-06:00">Updated Sep 18, 2014 11:09PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">TENNIS • Second-seeded Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark rallied from a set down to beat qualifier Jarmila Gajdosova of Australia 4-6, 7-5, 6-3 Thursday to advance to the quarterfinals of the Pan Pacific Open in Tokyo. The U.S. Open finalist broke Gajdosova three times in the third set at Ariake Coliseum and won with a crosscourt backhand. She will take on eighth-seed Carla Suarez Navarro of Spain in Friday’s quarterfinals. Suarez Navarro defeated Daria Gavrilova of Russia 7-6 (5), 6-3. Also, Garbi...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58430690@www.sltrib.com Thu, 18 Sep 2014 23:09:21 MDT MLS says Chivas USA might not play in 2015 http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58429577-77/league-garber-chivas-mls.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58429577-77/league-garber-chivas-mls.html.csp">MLS says Chivas USA might not play in 2015</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By RONALD BLUM</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-18T23:09:21.977-06:00">Updated Sep 18, 2014 11:09PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">New York • Chivas USA might not play in 2015 and perhaps longer, a decision that won’t be made until a new owner takes over the Major League Soccer team. “We expect to be able to close an agreement by the end of the season,” MLS Commissioner Don Garber said Thursday after a news conference to launch the league’s new logo. “Once we get an ownership group in place, we’ll sit down with them and make a decision as to whether or not we’re going to keep that team operating in 2015 and beyond.” The lea...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-584295772014-09-18T23:09:21.977-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-18T23:09:21.977-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. 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This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58429577@www.sltrib.com Thu, 18 Sep 2014 23:09:21 MDT PepsiCo latest sponsor to voice NFL concern http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58428646-77/nfl-goodell-sponsor-statement.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58428646-77/nfl-goodell-sponsor-statement.html.csp">PepsiCo latest sponsor to voice NFL concern</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By MAE ANDERSON</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-18T23:09:22.566-06:00">Updated Sep 18, 2014 11:09PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">New York • PepsiCo Inc.’s CEO Indra Nooyi has made a double-edged statement on the NFL’s problems handing domestic violence, calling some players’ behavior “repugnant” but saying that Commissioner Roger Goodell is “a man of integrity.” The boss of the maker of Pepsi, Gatorade and Doritos, one of the league’s biggest advertisers and sponsor of last year’s Super Bowl halftime show, issued a statement late Wednesday that criticized the league but also expressed optimism that it can fix its problems...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-584286462014-09-18T23:09:22.566-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-18T23:09:22.566-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. 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All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58426045@www.sltrib.com Wed, 17 Sep 2014 21:51:01 MDT NFL notes: Panthers remove Greg Hardy from active roster http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58426161-77/hardy-nfl-team-wednesday.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58426161-77/hardy-nfl-team-wednesday.html.csp">NFL notes: Panthers remove Greg Hardy from active roster</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-17T21:51:01.397-06:00">Updated Sep 17, 2014 09:51PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Charlotte, N.C. • The Panthers finally made a decision on Greg Hardy: the Pro Bowl defensive end will not play anymore games for Carolina until his domestic violence case is resolved. The team removed Hardy from its active roster Wednesday, ending three weeks of indecision regarding his playing status. He played Week 1, sat out Week 2 and there was uncertainty about this week. So the Panthers placed Hardy on the exempt-commissioner’s permission list just hours after the Vikings took a similar d...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-584261612014-09-17T21:51:01.397-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-17T21:51:01.397-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. 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A handful of U.S. lawmakers have seized on the domestic violence, child abuse and team-name controversies swirling around the league to renew calls for ending the tax break for the NFL’s central office. They aren’t making much progress, though, in advancing a measure through Congress. Influential lawmakers in both parties, dealing with militar...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58425949@www.sltrib.com Wed, 17 Sep 2014 18:46:02 MDT Minnesota’s Gov. says Peterson should have remained on suspension http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58421713-77/peterson-minnesota-nfl-child.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58421713-77/peterson-minnesota-nfl-child.html.csp">Minnesota’s Gov. says Peterson should have remained on suspension</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-17T21:32:39.902-06:00">Updated Sep 17, 2014 09:32PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">St. Paul, Minn. • Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton says Vikings running back Adrian Peterson should have remained suspended until an accusation of child abuse was resolved in the Texas legal system. Peterson is accused of using a wooden switch to spank his 4-year-old son. Petersen has said he was sorry for hurting the child but did not intend to and is not a child abuser. The governor said in a statement to The Associated Press that Peterson is innocent until proven guilty. But Dayton also called P...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-584217132014-09-17T21:32:39.902-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-17T21:32:39.902-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58421713@www.sltrib.com Wed, 17 Sep 2014 21:32:39 MDT Anheuser-Busch, Visa voice disapproval of NFL http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58421810-77/nfl-league-anheuser-busch.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58421810-77/nfl-league-anheuser-busch.html.csp">Anheuser-Busch, Visa voice disapproval of NFL</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By MAE ANDERSON</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-17T16:15:53.018-06:00">Updated Sep 17, 2014 04:15PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Major sponsors including Anheuser-Busch are adding to the chorus of disapproval over the National Football League’s recent scandals, but the companies are stopping short of pulling advertising. Anheuser-Busch said Tuesday it has spoken with the NFL about concerns related to recent incidents that are sparking outcry from fans, including an investigation into how long the NFL knew about a video that shows Baltimore Raven Ray Rice beating his then-fiancee; as well as the Minnesota Vikings’ decision...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-584218102014-09-17T16:15:53.018-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-17T16:15:53.018-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58421810@www.sltrib.com Wed, 17 Sep 2014 16:15:53 MDT Op-ed: Football has proven its moral vacancy. It’s time for fans to start quitting. http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58415971-82/football-fans-nfl-game.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58415971-82/football-fans-nfl-game.html.csp">Op-ed: Football has proven its moral vacancy. It’s time for fans to start quitting.</a></h4>