“I talked to Derrick a couple times this week and obviously, he was really disappointed about being injured,” Forman said. “But I think he’s in a really good place and I think he’s ready to attack this rehab the next several weeks and I know he’s really anxious to get back out onto the floor with his teammates.”
“It’s crazy,” Butler said. “The guy’s got a career that’s lasted my life span.”
“Our collective bargaining agreement has rules for implementation of the personal conduct policy and when those rules are violated, our union always stands up to protect our players’ rights,” Smith said. “This is yet another example why neutral arbitration is good for our players, good for the owners and good for our game.”
“One of the things we focused on was the depth in our bullpen, and bringing back a closer who’s very durable put everybody back into a natural spot,” Brewers owner Mark Attanasio said. “It actually turns a bullpen which may have been looked at as thin into a bullpen that has some depth when you go through it.”
“It was kind of an open forum, just talking about it and trying to educate us as much as possible on the topics, because we know, obviously, because with the NFL and other sports it’s at the forefront of the media,” Otero said. “So, it was just kind of an informational session, kind of a give-and-take between the presenters and us as players. A lot of positive things hopefully come from it and we can change the stigma athletes have in the paper and the media.
“That’s truly Lauren,” coach Dan Benjamin said in an interview on Thursday. “That’s the message she’s been saying forever. She’s just thankful God gave her that opportunity and that role because she’s the one that could handle it. And she’s done it so gracefully.
A person with knowledge of the negotiations confirms the Denver Broncos and Peyton Manning’s representatives are discussing ways to revise his contract and give the team more flexibility in free agency.
“It’s all new and all coming so quickly,” Knight said. “It will take time. But it’s really just about making basketball plays.”
“We expect the clubs to be compensated for the damage that a final decision would cause,” European Club Association chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, a former Germany great, said in a statement.