Quote of the Day
"We can't expect special access or special treatment when we cover people who own us. And they shouldn't operate under the presumption that they can influence us."
-- Newsday columnist Ken Berger, on the influence Cablevision may have on the paper's coverage after buying it earlier this week (N.Y. TIMES, 5/14).
Boston Herald Apologizes
For Videotape Story
The pundits and Monday Morning Quarterbacks will debate for months whether this is the end of Spygate. Also up for discussion is Commissioner Roger Goodell’s handling of the eight-month episode, with one columnist calling it the “biggest black mark” of his tenure, while another writes of Goodell’s “tone of arrogance and protectiveness” during the affair. A third maintains Goodell is trying to sweep the issue “under the rug.” But there is more: A nearly unprecedented apology from the Boston Herald graces the front and back pages of this morning’s edition, as its initial story was the root of yesterday’s proceedings. In addition, the Patriots “brand” clearly is hurt from all of this, and while Owner Robert Kraft speaks exclusively to CNBC and offers his thoughts on the issue, he hesitates when pressed about the team’s history of taping opponents.
Summer Of Their Discontent
Reebok scales back Beijing Olympics plans amid Chinese government's "logistical demands."
The Secret Formula
Lewis Hamilton nears deals with Reebok, Pepsi that will drive him past Beckham in earnings.
Letting The Ivy Grow
With Tribune Co. considering packaging Cubs, Wrigley, it may delay sale if park's inclusion, renovation costs cause bidders to lower offers.
Cutting The Red Tape
Are Redskins' suite guest passes an attempt to circumvent congressional lobbying regulations?
Sorenstam leaving LPGA in a good place, but retirement erases rivalry with Ochoa.
He Shoots, They Score
Crosby's drawing power continues as Flyers-Penguins Game Two is Versus' most-viewed telecast ever.
What Happens In Vegas ...
Devine Racing debts could force cancellation of this year's Las Vegas Marathon.
Large & In Charge
Tomlinson adds multi-year Gatorade deal to growing endorsement portfolio.