NFL commissioner Roger Goodell could lose his power to discipline players, another former Patriots player departs in free agency, and the Red Sox lose to the Pirates, 3-1.
NFL, NFLPA in talks to strip Roger Goodell’s disciplinary power: “After more than a year of fighting and litigation over how the NFL investigates and metes out punishment to its players, league officials and the union are moving closer to a deal that would involve Commissioner Roger Goodell giving up power over off-the-field player discipline, NFL Players Association executive director DeMaurice Smith said Monday.’’ (The Wall Street Journal)
NFL executive admits link between football and head trauma for first time: “An NFL official has acknowledged a link between football and the brain disease CTE for the first time.’’ (Boston.com)
Sealver Siliga signs with Seahawks after three seasons with Patriots: “A league source confirmed the signing to the Seattle Times as Siliga agreed to a one-year deal worth $1.4 million overall with $250,000 guaranteed.’’ (The Seattle Times)
Bruins call up Frank Vatrano from Providence as emergency prevision: “The Bruins recalled left wing Frank Vatrano from Providence on an emergency basis Monday. Vatrano will be available to the team for Tuesday night’s game in San Jose.’’ (WEEI.com)
Pablo Sandoval hits his first home run of spring in Red Sox’ 3-1 loss to Pirates: “Pablo Sandoval hit his first home run of the spring and Dustin Pedroia had two hits Monday, but the Boston Red Sox lost 3-1 to the Pittsburgh Pirates.’’ (Boston.com)
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