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NEW YORK, N. Josh Jones Packers Jersey .Y. - NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and players union chief DeMaurice Smith met Tuesday to discuss the leagues personal conduct policy.Neither side released details of the meeting.The NFL Players Association has been unhappy with what it calls lack of transparency in the NFLs policy. Smith has said the only way to have a fair policy is if the NFL and owners commit to collective bargaining.The NFL counters that the union agreed to the policy during labour negotiations to end the 2011 lockout. That collective bargaining agreement runs through 2021.The union also is displeased with the way Goodell increased the minimum penalty for violation of the policy to six games following the Ray Rice case. The league contends the personal conduct policy gives him that right.Smith and the players are seeking neutral arbitration for all personal conduct disciplinary decisions. They also believe Goodell should be removed from that process. But the NFL says any issues dealing with the integrity of the league should be handled by the commissioner.The dispute has been ongoing since the end of August, when Goodell increased the minimum punishment for personal misconduct from two games to six. That decision came following Rices suspension for two games for punching his then-fiancee (now wife) Janay in a casino elevator.Soon after, a video of the running backs punch went public, and Rice was suspended indefinitely and Baltimore cut him.Rices appeal has been heard by former U.S. District Judge Barbara Jones, but she has not announced a decision.Last week, the league suspended Vikings running back Adrian Peterson for the rest of the season for using a wooden switch to discipline his 4-year-old son. Peterson pleaded no contest and received a misdemeanour charge and probation requirements.Peterson had been on a commissioners exemption list and was paid by the team while he sat out. Goodell ruled he can apply for reinstatement April 15.In an email last week to The Associated Press, Smith said: There is one fact that does make those things similar though, and that is the NFL is clearly making things up as they go along. Our goal is to pursue a new personal conduct policy that is fair, transparent and consistent. The only way that happens is if the NFL and the owners commit to collective bargaining.Troy Vincent, the NFLs executive vice-president of football operations and former president of the union, countered that Goodells authority was collectively bargained with the union in 2011, while the personal conduct policy in place nearly 20 years has never been part of contract negotiations.The union agreed to the commissioner maintaining authority to discipline. The league believes it is in the best interest of football to retain that authority, Vincent said. The league is following the process dictated by the CBA.___AP Pro Football Writer Rob Maaddi contributed to this story.___AP NFL website: www.pro32.ap.org and www.twitter.com/AP_NFL ;Kevin King Womens Jersey . - The Kansas City Royals are hoping All-Star catcher Salvador Perez will be back in a few days. Montravius Adams Jersey . The Mavericks were not going to let San Antonio beat them with 3-pointers, and they did not want Tony Parker using the lane as his personal playground.TURIN, Italy -- Ten-man Benfica returned to the Europa League final following a 0-0 draw at tournament-favourite Juventus on Thursday, advancing on 2-1 aggregate. Juventus created numerous chances but either couldnt find the target or was denied by Benfica goalkeeper Jan Oblak, who had a standout performance. Even when Benfica was reduced to 10 men in the 67th minute as Argentine midfielder Enzo Perez picked up his second yellow card for a foul on Arturo Vidal, Jorge Jesus squad maintained its composure. "Were a squad that tries to defend to perfection, and we more than deserved to advance," Benfica defender Guilherme Siqueira said. Its the third time Benfica has reached the final, having been runner-up in 1983 and last year, when the Portuguese side was beaten by Chelsea. In the May 14 final back in Turin, Benfica will face Sevilla, which scored in added time of a 3-1 loss at Valencia to advance on the away goal rule. With Diego Maradona watching from the tribune, Juventus controlled for long periods and came close to scoring the lone goal it needed. Andrea Pirlo shot high eight minutes in and a bicycle-kick attempt from Carlos Tevez also went high in the 24th. In the 43rd, a header from defender Leonardo Bonucci went just wide folllowing a free kick from Pirlo, and Tevez couldnt quite reach it at the far post. Kevin King Packers Jersey. In first-half added time, Paul Pogba inspired another chance for Juventus, leading to a header from Vidal that beat Oblak, but defender Luisao cleared the danger off the line. A downpour accompanied by hail greeted the squads at the start of the second half, and Benfica came close with a shot from Rodrigo that sailed over the bar in the 50th. Pirlo found the target with a splendid free kick in the 62nd but Oblak made a leaping save in the top right corner. Juventus substitute Pablo Osvaldo thought he scored in the 81st but was ruled offside. There was a brief skirmish between the benches in the final minutes, resulting in red cards for Juventus forward Mirko Vucinic, who did not play, and Benfica forward Lazar Markovic, who had just exited and will now miss the final. Benfica actually ended with nine men, as defender Ezequiel Garay was carried off on a stretcher following a collision, and all three substitutions were used. The referee let the match continue for eight minutes of added time but even that wasnt enough for Juventus, which can console itself by clinching its third successive Serie A title with a win over Atalanta on Monday. Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys ' ' '

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