National Sports

Legendary announcer Scully to return for 66th season

Posted On July 30, 2014

Los Angeles, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - Hall of Fame broadcaster Vin Scully will return to the booth for his 66th baseball season in 2015. Scully will call all nine innings of the Dodgers' television broadcasts on Time Warner Cable's SportsNet LA, with the first three innings of each of his contests also simulcast on the radio.The…

Michele Roberts to head NBA players union

Posted On July 30, 2014

(SportsNetwork.com) - The National Basketball Players Association has named Michele Roberts as the new executive director of the union. Roberts, a Washington, DC trial attorney, will replace Billy Hunter, who was removed from his post in February 2013. She will be the first woman to lead a major sports union.After a long day of Monday…

‘Mean Joe’ finally has jersey retired

Posted On July 30, 2014

Pittsburgh, PA (SportsNetwork.com) - The Pittsburgh Steelers announced on Wednesday that "Mean Joe" Greene's No. 75 has been retired by the franchise. A ceremony honoring Greene to make the jersey retirement official is set to take place at Heinz Field during a Nov. 2 contest against the rival Baltimore Ravens. He will be just the…

GM Thompson signs multi-year contract with Pack

Posted On July 30, 2014

Green Bay, WI (SportsNetwork.com) - The Green Bay Packers signed executive vice president and general manager Ted Thompson to a new multi-year contract on Wednesday. Thompson has been a key decision-maker in the Packers' current streak of five straight playoff appearances."I'm pleased that we were able to enter into this contract extension with Ted," Packers…

Bills sign RB Jackson to extension

Posted On July 30, 2014

Pittsford, NY (SportsNetwork.com) - The Buffalo Bills signed running back Fred Jackson to a contract extension Wednesday that will keep the veteran with the team through next season. Jackson's deal had been set to expire at the end of the upcoming season. The one-year extension he signed Wednesday is worth $2.6 million, according to NFL.com.Jackson,…