Michael Silverman, The Boston Globe

Michael Silverman

The Boston Globe

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Recent articles by Michael:

Fenway Sports Group moves up to No. 3 in Forbes’ latest rankings of sports empires

FSG swapped rankings with Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones, whose portfolio also includes real estate, hospitality and gaming. → Read More

MLB players and owners set for meeting in New York City on Monday

It would mark their first in-person meeting since Dec. 1 → Read More

$25 million investment in Premier Hockey Federation aims to boost salaries and elevate women’s hockey

"The PHF has been steadfast in its vision to grow the game under a new era that truly provides leading opportunities for athletes,” said PHF commissioner Tyler Tumminia. → Read More

Players unimpressed by Major League Baseball owners’ proposals

The proposals did not encompass every item on the wish list of the players, which was part of their disappointment. → Read More

It’s a lightning-fast elite men’s field for the 2022 Boston Marathon

Ethopia's Kenenisa Bekele, who in 2019 recorded the second-fastest time in marathon history, will be joined by 2021 Boston winner Benson Kipruto of Kenya. → Read More

Thursday’s meeting between MLB owners and players could serve as early warning of trouble ahead

The tone of Thursday’s meeting could hint at a potential delay of spring training, the regular season, or even whether the season will need to be shortened. → Read More

Baseball owners will make new proposal on economic issues to players Thursday

The sides have not had any discussions on a new collective bargaining agreement since the lockout began Dec. 1. → Read More

Olympic medalist Molly Seidel among headliners in women’s elite field at 2022 Boston Marathon

Seidel will have stiff competition: Eight participants, including Tokyo gold medalist Peres Jepchirchir of Kenya, have hit below 2:23 — a mark Seidel is still off by about two minutes. See the rest of the field for the April 18 race. → Read More

Group that has been busy buying minor league teams has its eye on Worcester Red Sox

Endeavor, a Beverly Hills, Calif.-based sports and entertainment company, purchased 10 minor league baseball teams in December. → Read More

TD Garden to increase mask enforcement, but one expert says COVID surge could require new restrictions

“I’d recommend to take a look now at some options that might seem inconvenient and unpalatable,” said Dr. Asaf Bitton, executive director of Ariadne Labs. → Read More

COVID-19 is once again wreaking havoc on the sports world, around the world

The NHL has postponed four games this week due to COVID concerns, nearly doubling the league's total for the season, with the NBA pushing back multiple Chicago Bulls games and other facing similarly growing concerns. → Read More

Renovations planned for Gillette Stadium include a new lighthouse and massive video screen

A project scheduled to be completed in 2023 will focus on the north end of the stadium, which is vying to be a host of the 2026 men's soccer World Cup. → Read More

NHL owners approve sale of Pittsburgh Penguins to Fenway Sports Group

The approval was the last major hurdle for the $900 million transaction, with only a few legal loose ends left before the deal closes. → Read More

Examining the issues in MLB standoff: Competitive balance tax

The CBT — or luxury tax — is a sticking point, but to this point both sides have seemed willing to compromise on it. → Read More

Examining the issues in the MLB standoff: Compensating younger players

The union is seeking a higher minimum wage, fewer ways to manipulate service time, and a reduction in the time it takes to be eligible for arbitration and free agency. → Read More

Examining the issues in the MLB standoff: Preserving competitive integrity

The idea of teams “tanking” to get better draft picks chafes at players’ competitive instincts as much as they see it as an excuse for teams to pay less in salary. → Read More

Baseball’s lockout has changed temperature of Hot Stove season

Unless your team was part of last week's free agent and trading frenzy, you’ll have all winter to wonder about your team’s plans → Read More

On first day of baseball lockout, the sides come out blaming each other

Though negotiations broke off and no more have been scheduled, both sides insisted that a deal eventually will get done. → Read More

MLB labor dispute: Players, owners far apart in negotiations; talks appear done for now making stoppage imminent

On Wednesday afternoon, the union told members to expect no more negotiations in Texas, where the sides have been meeting. → Read More

Opposing side talk, but Major League Baseball seems headed toward first work stoppage in 26 years

The collective bargaining agreement will expire at 11:59 p.m. Wednesday. Shortly after it does, the expectation remains for the owners to call for a lockout. → Read More