Quote of the Day

"If I have to pee in a cup 15 times a year (in tests), I’m happy to do that."

-- NASCAR driver Kevin Harvick, on having drug testing in the sport (L.A. TIMES, 4/11).

Friday April 11, 2008 Vol. 14 — No. 140 Print This Issue

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  • Rogge Admits Beijing Olympics Are In Crisis
    In what is being called Jacques Rogge’s finest moment, the IOC leader at a news conference in Beijing concedes the Olympics are in “crisis” and calls on the leadership in China to respect its “moral engagement” to improve human rights in the months leading up to this summer's Games. He adds all athletes will have freedom of expression during the event. In a nutshell, Rogge calls out Beijing to live up to its Olympic charter. The N.Y. TIMES notes the Chinese government “quickly rejected his remarks and said they amounted to meddling in its internal affairs.” But this could be a critical juncture in the relationship between the IOC and Beijing and could mark the first fissure in their accord. Meanwhile, noted Olympic reporter Philip Hersh writes Rogge was "clearly swayed by the intensity of resentment toward China" during the torch relay protests. Hersh: “This week has included Rogge’s finest hours in the seven years of his IOC presidency.”

  • Home Videos 
    Godfrey asserts drunken behavior at Blue Jays games may be a simple YouTube phenomenon.

    Welcome Matt?
    NFLer says player sentiment is Upshaw acting "entitled" to top  job, claims majority of exec board on Stover's side.

    Fat Tuesday
    NCAA women's basketball finals on ESPN up 34% from '07, capping the net's most-watched women's tourney ever.

    Conservative Approach Shot
    ESPN's understated broadcast of The Masters earns the net strong reviews for Day One.

    Grin & Bear It
    United Airlines signs seven-year sponsorship of Soldier Field premier lounge.

    Traveling Violation?
    Washington Gov. to ask NBA not to approve Sonics relocation in wake of e-mails.

    High School Ties 
    Under Armour to sponsor DC's Capital Classic as part of move into basketball market.

    Pumping Up The Volume
    Will NASCAR listen to drivers' cries for more and random drug testing?

    If It Ain't Broke... 
    Wild's Leipold says he will take a hands-off approach to running franchise. 

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