P.K. Subban And The Habs Head To Arbitration

There's something farcical about arbitration hearings, which, when you get down to it, feature a team's executives arguing in front of a player that he isn't very good. It's happening to the best defenseman in NHL as we speak. » 8/01/14 10:31am 8/01/14 10:31am

Judge Finds That NFL Arbitration Has "Potential For Very Real Bias"

A Missouri Court of Appeals judge has declared the NFL's arbitration policy "unconscionable and unenforceable," writing that "the Arbitration Provision does not afford a mechanism to ensure the fairness and impartiality of the arbitration proceeding." It's important reading for any football player who's ever wondered… » 10/28/13 4:22pm 10/28/13 4:22pm

How The Doping Case Against Ryan Braun Fell Apart: One Theory

The conventional wisdom on Ryan Braun's overturned doping suspension is that it was a triumph of cautious proceduralism over substantive justice—a victory for protocol and a rare (and for my money not entirely unwelcome) defeat for the drug cops. Baseball's testing program caught a juicer, the thinking goes, but the… » 2/27/12 1:35pm 2/27/12 1:35pm

The Most Pirates Story Ever: Pittsburgh Loses Arbitration Case Against…

Yeah, we know arbitration is about more than one isolated season, and Ross Ohlendorf is better than that record would suggest. Still, this doesn't happen to any other team. [Post-Gazette] » 2/09/11 5:40pm 2/09/11 5:40pm

Sweet Vindication for Stephen A. Smith

An arbitrator has ruled that his demotion/dismissal from the Philadelphia Inquirer way back in January 2008 was "unjust", and has ordered the negotiation of an "appropriate remedy". I'm sure we could come up with a few suggestions. » 9/05/09 5:15pm 9/05/09 5:15pm