The National Basketball Players Association, whose business practices are being questioned by President Derek Fisher, paid almost $4.8 million to Executive Director Billy Hunter’s family members and their professional firms since 2001, according to public records.
George Steinbrenner , the mercurial and free-spending owner of the New York Yankees who presided over the restoration of one of the great franchises in professional sports after turning it into baseball’s version of a soap opera, has died. He was 80.
Pat Gillick , a baseball executive who helped build three World Series champions, was voted into the sport’s Hall of Fame by the veterans committee. Former New York Yankees owner George Steinbrenner fell short.
National Basketball Association players, who three days ago fired the leader of their union, need to pinpoint what they want from the next executive director before selecting that person, agent Arn Tellem said.
Justin Verlander, who won 24 games this past season to lead Major League Baseball and pitched the Detroit Tigers into the American League Championship Series, was voted Player of the Year by fellow big leaguers.