NFL employees turn over records

NEW YORK (AP) —Nearly 500 employees at NFL headquarters in New York turned over phone and email records to investigators looking into how Commissioner Roger Goodell and his staff pursued and handled evidence in the Ray Rice case, two people familiar with the situation told The Associated Press on Tuesday.

Mueller has been investigating whether anyone at the NFL had seen or obtained video of the former Baltimore Ravens running back striking his then-fiancee inside an elevator at an Atlantic City, New Jersey casino before the video was published online.

League employees were instructed to cooperate with Mueller’s team of investigators and respond immediately to requests for information, the sources said.

USOC gives go-ahead to 2024 bid

The U.S. Olympic Committee will try to land the 2024 Olympics and end a 28-year drought without the Summer Games.

Which city will it pick? Stay tuned.

After hearing presentations from the four candidates Tuesday ”“ Boston, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Washington ”“ USOC board members voted to join the race, but not until they have a chance to mull over the candidates during the holidays.

“It’s a four-way tie,” CEO Scott Blackmun said, not diverging from the federation’s closed-lip policy on this yearlong selection process. “We had great presentations, now we have an opportunity to explore how everyone felt about the presentations. We’ll reflect, come back after the holidays and see what’s in the best interest for the United States.”

MMA fighters file lawsuit against UFC

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Mixed martial arts fighters filed an antitrust lawsuit against the Ultimate Fighting Championship on Tuesday, alleging the organization is a monopoly that chokes off competition, crushes athletes’ earnings and controls the right to market their names even after their deaths.

“UFC has taken over the entire industry and dictated its terms upon the fighters … they don’t have any rights. It’s the new religion, as it were … it’s time for things to change,” said Nathan Quarry, who is a plaintiff in the suit along with Cung Le and Jon Fitch.



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