SBD/Closing Bell

Quick Hits....

"Bruton has got enough money that if he wanted to be part of the solution, he'd help to get us or the teams that start-and-park sponsored. Those are the things that he probably should be worried about" – NASCAR team Owner Tommy Baldwin, on SMI Chair & CEO Bruton Smith critizing the practice of teams qualifying for races with no intention of running the full event (SPORTINGNEWS.com, 2/4).

“Soccer is a global business and there’s not a good global mechanism for rooting out corruption in these kinds of sports” – CNBC.com Senior Editor John Carney, on the soccer match-fixing scandal linked to an Asian betting syndicate (“Power Lunch,” CNBC, 2/5).

"We've been well aware of the statements that have been made by Mr. Armstrong in other media reports. That does not change my view at this time" – U.S. Attorney André Birotte, saying Lance Armstrong's admission to doping does not change prosecutors' decision to spare him of criminal charges (REUTERS, 2/5).

"Believe me, as soon as they know the lessons learned from New Orleans, we will be convening to make sure that this doesn't happen" – NRG Energy President & CEO David Crane, whose company provides solar power to MetLife Stadium, on the Super Bowl power outage at Mercedes-Benz Superdome ("Squawk Box," CNBC, 2/5).
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