Morning Sports Update: NFL, NFLPA in talks to remove Roger Goodell’s disciplinary power

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NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell is the topic of NFL and NFLPA discussions. Mike Lawrie/Getty Images

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.’’ (


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.’’ (

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.’’ (


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