BRIEFLY : NBA AND UNION BRACE FOR RULING.Byline: Daily News Wire Services
In a critical ruling for the NBA NBA
1. National Basketball Association
2. National Boxing Association
NBA (US) n abbr (= National Basketball Association) → Basketball-Dachverband (= and the union, arbitrator John Feerick John D. Feerick is a law professor at Fordham University School of Law in New York City. He served as the school's eighth dean from 1982-2002. From 2002-2004, he was the Leonard F. Manning Professor of Law at Fordham, and in 2004 was named to the Sidney C. decides today whether more than 200 players with guaranteed contracts should be paid during the lockout lockout, intentional closing up of a company, factory, or shop by an employer to prevent employees from working during a strike or labor dispute. The term lockout .
If the players win, the owners will be liable for about $800 million in guaranteed salaries, although they have vowed to appeal if they lose. The league already has sued the players over Feerick's jurisdiction.
``If we win, I think it just emboldens the spirit and resolve of the players,'' union director Billy Hunter George William Hunter (born November 5, 1942 in Camden, New Jersey) was an American football wide receiver in the NFL for the Washington Redskins and Miami Dolphins. He played college football for Syracuse University.
Hunter attended Delaware Township High School. said. ``But I don't think there will be anybody celebrating because there's no guarantee that it will end the lockout.
``It only means they have to pay some 200 players, and they've indicated to us their intent to file an immediate appeal and take it as far as they have to in order to avoid payment.
``So even if he does rule in our favor, at most it's a hollow victory. The players aren't going to get paid Nov. 15 in any circumstance.''
If the owners win, it will remove the last wild card the players had been holding.
A $70,000 sport-utility vehicle sport-u·til·i·ty vehicle
n. Abbr. SUV
A four-wheel-drive vehicle with a roomy body, designed for off-road travel. belonging to Sacramento Kings forward Chris Webber For the Canadian-born former BBL basketball player, see .
Mayce Edward Christopher Webber III, better known as Chris Webber or C-Webb (born March 1, 1973, in Detroit, Michigan), is an American professional basketball player for the Detroit Pistons of the NBA.. was impounded after authorities stopped a sleeping driver a few blocks from the White House. (The car was stopped at an intersection and the light had turned green.)
The driver could not produce any identification, and a check of the vehicle indicated that it was registered to Webber.
Webber, who last year played for the Washington Wizards and still lives in the D.C. area, was not in the car. Police contacted him Sunday morning and he went to a police station to claim the vehicle.
The man allegedly sleeping at the wheel of the car, who was not identified, was authorized to use it, police said.
SOCCER: Police and fans clashed at three Italian minor-league soccer matches in Rome, resulting in dozens of injuries.
At Varese, eight officers and 12 home-team fans fans were hurt outside the stadium after Varese and Como played a 0-0 tie. Police used tear gas tear gas, gas that causes temporary blindness through the excessive flow of tears resulting from irritation of the eyes. The gas is used in chemical warfare and as a means for dispersing mobs. to prevent rival fans from battling, and about 30 people were taken to police headquarters.