Quote of the Day

“It looks like a first-round NCAA match-up in Boise between a No. 1 and No. 16 seed.”

-- ABC's Michael Wilbon, at halftime of last night's Game Two, when the Spurs led the Cavaliers by 25 (ABC, 6/10).

Monday June 11, 2007 Vol. 13 — No. 178 Print This Issue

Top Stories

  • French Open Ratings Boosted By Nadal-Federer Rivalry
    Overnight Nielsen ratings for this weekend's marquee events support the notion that rivalries are key to driving a sport's popularity. The so far not-too-competitive Cavaliers-Spurs NBA Finals, up against "The Sopranos" finale last night, suffers another sharp ratings decline on ABC, which also sees ratings for the Belmont drop. NBC, on the other hand, is spurred by the Rafael Nadal-Roger Federer rivalry and earns a ratings increase.

  • The Golden Share
    Jack Nicklaus selling $145M stake in Nicklaus Co. to Howard Milstein.

    Grind House
    IOC considering adding skateboarding as discipline at 2012 London Games.

    Kids Choice Awards
    Boys & Girls Club continuing to run A-Rod PSA despite report it was pulled due to off-field issues.

    Breaking The Cardinal Rule
    NCAA revokes baseball tourney credential from Louisville reporter for blogging game updates.

    Delay Of Game
    Falcons ask for patience from season-ticket holders with Michael Vick case.

    Bonus Round
    Gary Bettman, Bill Daly each receive $2M post-lockout raises.

    Portfolio Manager
    Car maker, cell phone provider next sponsorship categories LeBron is looking to fill.

    Lift Ticket
    Quiksilver considers selling off Rossignol brand.

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