Quote of the Day

"We're putting on the gas and the brakes at the same time."

-- NTRA CEO Alex Waldrop, on promoting Big Brown's Triple Crown run while looking into changes in the sport after Eight Belles' death at the Kentucky Derby (YAHOO.com, 5/15).

Friday May 16, 2008 Vol. 14 — No. 165 Print This Issue

Top Stories

  • Pound For Pound

    A league is awash in revenues, there is record attendance, all the economic vital signs are healthy -- so why is there concern? It is largely due to a growing revenue gap between the top clubs and the bottom. What's this, a preview of the NFL Owners meetings? A problem with MLB? No, these are the headlines out of England where the Premier League releases details of its television revenue for the ’07-08 season. EPL clubs share TV revenue, but clubs that are featured more receive a greater payment. The mega payout is a total of US$1.59B, with ManU, owned by the Glazer family, receiving $96.4M, tops in the league. That contrasts with last place Derby County, owned by another American, Andy Appleby, that earns $57M. While EPL execs say that the league's new payment structure is "fairer to small clubs," the disparity from top to bottom has grown from $29.8M to about $39M.

  • The Price Of Success
    Cost of tickets for new Cowboys stadium not deterring fans as waiting list already includes inquiries for 10,000 seats.

    Wild, Wild West
    Portfolio study reveals Angel Stadium, McAfee Coliseum among MLB's dirtiest parks.

    Too Late To Apologize?
    Jonathan Kraft accepts Herald's apology for Spygate story, but says the scandal's damage to the Patriots' brand is "significant."

    Gone In "E:60" Seconds 
    ESPN Ombudsman joins chorus of pundits slamming net for report on Miguel Tejada. 

    They Can See For (26.2) Miles
    Virgin Money signs five-year, $33M deal to replace Flora as London Marathon title sponsor.

    No Friends With Money 
    The credit crunch appears to scar another development as Xanadu delays opening 8 months.

    Canadian Bacon
    TSN, RDS, Rogers Sportsnet and The Score all report substantial profits for FY '07.

    Canned Tuna
    Dolphins ban live blogging from training camp in extension of team's ban on live reporting.

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