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  • Attorney: NFL, Ravens not helping union Rice probe

    24 Oct 2014 | 4:08 pm
    The attorney leading the NFL players' union investigation into the Ray Rice domestic violence case told The Associated Press the league and the Baltimore Ravens have not been cooperating. Richard Craig Smith told the AP on Friday night that the NFL has not provided documents and witnesses requested by the NFLPA's investigators, while the Ravens have refused any cooperation with similar requests. "I am interested in the facts, and if we get cooperation from all the parties that were involved, we will have an understanding of what happened," Smith said. "We cannot accept public statements that…
  • Union questions NFL's domestic violence plan

    24 Oct 2014 | 3:28 pm
    NEW YORK (AP) The players' union has questioned why the NFL's domestic violence training and education program "treats all players as perpetrators." In a memo sent to NFL Players Association members on Thursday by Executive Director DeMaurice Smith and obtained Friday by The Associated Press, the union also said the plan "doesn't build a positive consensus to warning signs." Smith and union special counsel Teri Patterson described two meetings this month with the league in which an NFLPA commission was briefed on the league's approach to educating players, coaches, executives, owners and NFL…
  • AP source: Goodell told to testify in Rice appeal

    23 Oct 2014 | 1:38 am
    NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has been told to testify in Ray Rice's appeal of his indefinite suspension, a person familiar with the case told The Associated Press on Wednesday night. Former U.S. District Judge Barbara S. Jones, the neutral arbiter selected to hear the appeal, informed the parties of her decision Wednesday. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because details of the appeal have not been made public. It was uncertain whether Goodell will actually testify. He said this month he would leave the decision to Judge Jones. "We will continue to respect Judge Jones'…
  • AP sources: Rice's appeal hearing set for Nov. 5-6

    21 Oct 2014 | 1:30 pm
    A hearing on Ray Rice's appeal of his indefinite suspension will be held Nov. 5 and 6, two people familiar with the situation said Tuesday. The people spoke with The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because details of the hearing have not been made public. Rice was suspended indefinitely Sept. 8 for violating the NFL's personal conduct policy after a video of Rice hitting his then-fiancee in an elevator was released publicly. NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell originally had suspended Rice for two games. Once the video became public, the Baltimore Ravens cut the star running back, and…
  • New advisers say NFL is serious about reform

    17 Oct 2014 | 10:05 am
    CHICAGO (AP) Beth E. Richie is a professor and a college administrator. She has written articles and books about feminism, battered women and the prison system, and provided training for police, judges and other groups. So when the NFL called to ask for help with its domestic conduct policy, Richie wanted to make sure it was more serious than window dressing. "The players and the teams are one thing that almost could be easily managed," said Richie, the director of the Institute for Research on Race and Public Policy at Illinois-Chicago. "I wanted to know are they interested in the fan base,…
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  • Suns-Jazz Preview

    31 Oct 2014 | 11:47 pm
    Isaiah Thomas has helped move the Phoenix Suns to the brink of their best start in five years. After surprising the reigning NBA champions, Thomas goes for another impressive display as the Suns attempt to avoid a letdown against the Utah Jazz on Saturday night. Phoenix (2-0) sig...
  • Blackhawks-Maple Leafs Preview

    31 Oct 2014 | 11:34 pm
    The Chicago Blackhawks have been plodding along since Corey Crawford was injured two weeks ago. It appears their No. 1 goaltender is ready to return. Crawford may play Saturday night when the Blackhawks visit a Toronto Maple Leafs team seeking a third straight win. The Bla...
  • Stars-Wild Preview

    31 Oct 2014 | 10:57 pm
    The Minnesota Wild may be the last remaining team in the league without a power-play goal, but they're not having any problems scoring in other scenarios lately....
  • Raonic downs Federer at Paris Masters

    31 Oct 2014 | 10:47 pm
    Milos Raonic beat Roger Federer at the Paris Masters for the first time, keeping his ATP Finals hopes alive.
  • Heat-76ers Preview

    31 Oct 2014 | 10:45 pm
    Chris Bosh backed up his blockbuster contract with a monster performance to kick off the Miami Heat's post-LeBron James era....
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  • Neil Patrick Harris and Gotham City family do Halloween right again

    Kurt Schlosser
    31 Oct 2014 | 3:14 pm
    Neil Patrick Harris and his adorable family finally got dressed for Halloween on Friday and the results are sure to please, yet again — especially in Gotham City.Harris (The Riddler), husband David Burtka (The Joker), and twins Gideon (Batman) and Harper (Batgirl) struck a super pose in a photo posted to Harris' Instagram account.
  • Celebrity Halloween costumes channel Cheetos, Clooneys and much more

    Randee Dawn
    31 Oct 2014 | 3:07 pm
    Halloween isn't just for kids — and it isn't just for the night of Oct. 31 any more. While we were being dazzled by the TODAY anchors' creative "Saturday Night Live"-inspired costume choices on Friday, stars were out and about shining a light on their amazing undertakings. Here are some of our favorites we've seen so far:Here's pregnant Liv Tyler, expecting her second child ...
  • Treat yourself with the White House's Halloween sweet dough butter cookie recipe

    Elizabeth Murray
    31 Oct 2014 | 2:42 pm
    The White House is welcoming more than 4,500 people for Halloween this year, including students from a range of regional elementary and middle schools who will be trick-or-treating at the president's home.Trick-or-treaters at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave.
  • Moms with more than 2 kids are more productive at work, study finds

    Meena Hart Duerson
    31 Oct 2014 | 2:28 pm
    Worried that having kids will slow you down at work? It could be just the opposite.A recent study examining the link between productivity and parenthood among a group of academic economists found that moms and dads who had two or more children were more productive than those with only one child or no children.
  • Jennifer Lopez talks heartbreak, being 'unworthy' of love in TODAY exclusive

    Kurt Schlosser
    31 Oct 2014 | 2:03 pm
    Jennifer Lopez found "True Love" in the title of her upcoming book, but in an exclusive two-part interview with NBC News special anchor Maria Shriver, airing on TODAY next week, the singer/actress discusses her battles with heartbreak and low self-esteem.Take a look at some of the highlights:Shriver: "Have you worked to figure out why you felt you were unworthy of love?
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