Quote of the Day
“For some reason TNT felt like we had an obligation to show the Sacramento Kings every two weeks. Everybody wants to say all these teams are great. That’s not true. A lot of these teams stink.”
TNT’s Charles Barkley, on the decline of the net’s NBA ratings this season (SAN DIEGO UNION-TRIBUNE, 4/20).
- offered Dale Earnhardt Jr. a 51% share of the race team founded by his late father are being refuted by NASCAR’s favorite son, who says, “If that was the case, I’d know about it.” But DEI’s Max Siegel confirms an ownership share and BOD seats have been offered, and if the report about the 51% offer is true, that will go a long way in meeting the driver’s demands.
Hole In The Net
NBA ratings down across all three of league’s TV partners, with one caveat.
Foot Locker makes $1.2B bid for Genesco Inc.
Lew Wolff, San Jose State end stadium talks.
Where There’s Smoke ...
Conduct of NFL prospects getting major play the week before the draft.
Surf ‘N Turf
Santa Anita becomes first synthetic surface track to host Breeders’ Cup.
Bill Wirtz says decision on whether to sell Blackhawks could lie in new union head.
Reception To Follow
Lackluster legislative support greets unveiling of design for new Vikings stadium.
Virginia Tech shootings lead to hot market on Hokie merchandise.