Quote of the Day

align="center">“We were always tainted by the level of behaviour we as an industry were partly responsible for creating.”

— IMG Canada Managing Dir Brad Pelletier, on the company abandoning its team sports representation practices (Toronto GLOBE & MAIL, 8/8).

Tuesday August 8, 2006 Vol. 12 — No. 217 Print This Issue

Top Stories

  • Aramark has agreed to a buyout offer from an investor group led by its CEO, Joseph Neubauer, in a deal valued at $8.3B. Aramark shareholders will receive $33.80 per share of common stock, a 2% premium on Monday’s closing price of $33.03. Aramark is by far the leading concessionaire at pro sports venues throughout the U.S., handling general concessions at 34 facilities and premium offerings at 28. The company expects the transaction, if approved by federal regulators, to be completed by late ’06 or early ’07.

  • Get Out The Vote
    All signs point to NFL owners today electing Roger Goodell as new Commissioner.

    Activation Key
    Two years away from Opening Ceremony, marketing campaigns well underway around ‘08 Games.

    Bank Holiday
    EA Sports positions release of “Madden” as cultural event.

    Spitting Image
    Some teams complain about use of players’, coaches’ images in NFL Network ad campaign.

    Skating With Celebrities
    Pat Brisson, J.P. Barry join CAA to head up hockey division.

    Offer Them Some Meat
    Patriots launching first line of NFL team-branded meats.

    Equal Sign?
    Justice Department files discrimination suit against Donald Sterling.

    How’s My Cheering?
    Bengals set up hotline for fans to report unruly behavior at Paul Brown Stadium.

    Say It With Dead Flowers
    Rolling Stones add Churchill Downs to U.S. tour schedule.

    A Different Kind Of Clubs
    PGA Tour looking at whether Azinger withdrew from event to play in World Series of Poker.

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