Sport: The Penalties for Delay of Game

Football and baseball owners collide with their free agents

Those sacred Sunday services, the National Football League games, were canceled this week by a players' strike and are scheduled to resume next Sunday in a heathen form. Desperate dreamers have been running barricades of picketing stars to get to a field where only the best have ever belonged. Players' negotiator Gene Upshaw charged, "Management is trying to bust the union." His opposite number, Jack Donlan, foresaw "six to eight weeks of hard bargaining." Meanwhile, the N.F.L. planned to count any makeshift games in the standings (in order to ensure at least an adjusted TV contract); the advertisers figured to count...

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