Quote of the Day

align="center">“We envision the growth plane of MLS being very slow and steady over the next 10-20 years. We don’t think there’s going to be anything that will either take that down or skyrocket it.”

— MLS Commissioner Don Garber (THE DAILY).

Thursday April 5, 2007 Vol. 13 — No. 135 Print This Issue

Top Stories

  • No one can deny the buzz around the start of the MLS season. While 99% of that can be attributed to the pending arrival of David Beckham, the league feels it has more good stories to tell, ranging from the continued development of soccer-specific stadiums -- another of which opens this weekend in Denver -- to the most diversified ownership in its 12-year history, to expansion in Toronto, to a better TV package with ESPN and an improved on-field product. MLS still has plenty to work on but the league feels that its “slow and steady growth” has put the pieces in place for long-term success.

  • Extra, Extra
    InDemand reaches deal for MLB package and channel.

    Split Decision
    Colangelo, other possible bidders concerned over Cubs, Wrigley Field being sold separately.

    Halve The Hole
    Billy Payne makes some early changes at Augusta while staying mindful of tradition.

    Turning 18
    Nike debuts new Daisuke Matsuzaka ad in Japan as he prepares for first MLB game.

    Room & Boards
    Ilitches get funding to clear site rumored as locale for new Red Wings arena.

    Team Building
    Penguins name consultant David Morehouse team President.

    Can I Get Your Number?
    MLB allowing players, coaches to wear Jackie Robinson’s No. 42 on 60th anniversary.

    Dropping In
    THE DAILY goes One-on-One with Quiksilver Chair & CEO Bob McKnight.

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