Today in Sports: A new NFL lawsuit, Golden State is building a new home, and NBC is all-in on the Olympics.
NBC Sports has announced its all-Olympics-all-the-time summer schedule will include 5,535 hours of coverage for the 2012 London Olympics, including an unprecedented 272.5 hours on its flagship network. Most importantly, for the first time ever, every single event will be available live online (provided you already have a cable package.) The biggest complaint from sports fans during the last several Olympics is that NBC has chosen to tape delay the most popular events, even when the results are readily available to everyone in the world the moment they happen. Finally, the 21st century has arrived. [NBC Universal]
The lockout may have ended without casualties, but the fight between the NFL and its players' union continues to rage on. The NFLPA filed suit against the league today claiming that the owners colluded to institute a "secret" salary cap during the 2010 season, which was supposed to be a year without a cap. The union even says that New York Giants owner John Mara confirmed the conspiracy when the league imposed penalties on the Dallas Cowboys and Washington Redskins for violating a cap that supposedly didn't exist. They league claims it doesn't matter because the CBA they signed last year doesn't allow the players to sue. Despite the happy feelings over averting disaster during the last offseason, it's obvious that the level of distrust between the two groups is as great as ever. [NFLPlayers.com]