Quote of the Day

“Big men win titles, and forwards and guards win Madison Avenue.”

-- Strategic President Peter Stern, when asked whether Greg Oden or Kevin Durant will be more marketable in five years (THE DAILY) .

Thursday June 28, 2007 Vol. 13 — No. 191 Print This Issue

Top Stories

  • Blazers To Take Oden With Top Pick
    After a ho-hum Finals that saw a four-game sweep by the Spurs over the Cavaliers result in record low TV ratings, the NBA is having quite a week. The league has finalized an eight-year TV arrangement with ESPN/ABC and TNT, and the $930M annual value of the deal marks more than a 20% increase over the current agreement. An expanded suite of digital rights is the hallmark of the new pact. Meanwhile, there's more buzz around tonight's NBA Draft than since the LeBron James-led class of '03.

  • Matching Sox
    Red Sox-branded car the centerpiece of Roush Fenway Racing's "coming out party" in New Hampshire this weekend

    Late Fees
    Visa pays $170M for FIFA sponsorship, $10M less than it originally bid, after six-month delay.

    Keeping Up Appearances
    AOL looks to skew younger by using blog-like design for news and sports sites.

    Running Up The Flag
    Pirates taking measures to control the message in effort to downplay fan protest scheduled for Saturday.

    Patented Move
    Canadian government passes unprecedented trademark law to protect 2010 Vancouver Olympics.

    Sound Barrier
    Tribal arena plan met with silence by Sonics.

    An Elephant Never Forgets
    BOSTON GLOBE reports Mitt Romney turns Salt Lake Olympic ties into $1.5M in campaign financing.

    ‘Tender Offer
    Predators’ Chris Mason pledges to buy ten season tickets to help team meet ticket threshold to keep it in Nashville.

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