Milestones Apr. 3, 2006

RETIRING. PAUL TAGLIABUE, 65, as commissioner of the National Football League, whose solid relationship with the Players Association facilitated a landmark 1992 collective-bargaining agreement considered a team-sports model that balanced free agency with a salary cap; in New York City. During his 17-year tenure, the unflappable Tagliabue oversaw the addition of four teams and the creation of the league's TV network.

FILED SUIT. BARRY BONDS, 41, slugger for the San Francisco Giants; against the authors and publishers of Game of Shadows, which claims Bonds took steroids for at least five seasons; in San Francisco. Instead of suing for libel, his lawyers...

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