NFL Referees Are Officially Locked Out

The NFL's contract with the referees' union expired on May 31st, and last-minute talks between the sides broke down. Rather than rush back to the bargaining table, the league has announced it will start hiring and training replacement officials—and that's the biggest bargaining chip of all, of course. » 6/04/12 1:40pm 6/04/12 1:40pm

Does Anyone Have Leverage In The Threatened MLS Lockout?

It's true that MLS players work under conditions that would be intolerable in any other sport. But it's also undeniable that MLS is a niche league that might not survive a prolonged lockout. » 1/06/10 11:30pm 1/06/10 11:30pm