Quote of the Day

align="center">“We’re a one-weekend-a-year event. It’s not ESPN’s responsibility to subsist athletes in any sport on a year-round basis.”

— EOE Senior VP Ron Semiao, on X Games athletes wanting a greater percentage of revenue generated by the event (N.Y. TIMES, 8/3).

Wednesday August 3, 2005 Vol. 11 — No. 215 Print This Issue

Top Stories

  • adidas-Salomon Chair & CEO Herbert Hainer
    Announces Company's Acquisition Of Reebok
    adidas has agreed to a deal to purchase Reebok for $3.8B as it gears up for an apparent run at Nike. The merger gives adidas over 21% market share in the U.S., which still trails Nike’s 36%, but the combined company will also have a much larger worldwide brand recognition than either adidas or Reebok had separately. >>Read More.

  • In-Network Referral
    Action athletes form union, pursue health benefits through credit card promotion.

    Performance Cause
    WTA fines players withdrawing from Acura Classic, but will tourney get fair share?

    Six Ways To Sunday
    McManus challenges NBC’s right to pick any Sunday NFL game under new deal.

    Learning Curve
    MLB players fault MLBPA for failure to educate about new drug policy.

    Keeping It Real
    Real Salt Lake targeting large Hispanic population in surrounding area.

    Sinker Swim?
    FSN West 2 pulls Dodgers studio host Carolyn Hughes to investigate possible affair with P Derek Lowe.

    New Year’s Bash
    Magic Johnson targets mid- price shoe market with new line.

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