Quote of the Day

"The only reason they backed down a bit on this Internet issue is because it became such a bruising controversy.

-- Newsweek Beijing Bureau Chief Melinda Liu, on BOCOG allowing journalists to access previously blockedWeb sites (CNN, 8/3).

Monday August 4, 2008 Vol. 14 — No. 219 Print This Issue

Top Stories

  •  Rogge Defends Giving Beijing The Games

    It’s difficult to get a good sense of the mood coming out of Beijing before the start of the Games this week. But here’s our initial take: The IOC and Jacques Rogge are clearly on the early defensive -- so much so that Rogge says he has no regrets about awarding the Games to China. Most editorials and observers feel that Rogge and the IOC have not handled the political and sporting challenges around China as host as well as they could have. Concerns of terrorism seem to be growing, as there are incidents in China today, but on the plus side, the venues are getting universal praise and the air quality seems to be improving. Meanwhile, SBD/SBJ is launching our site exclusively geared to the Beijing Games. It will feature news, video, blogs and much more from Beijing. We hope you check it out early and often.

  • Can't Buy Me Love
    Favre heads to Green Bay after spurning team's marketing offer; Packers hire Ari Fleischer.

    Set Point
    Judge dismisses all but one of the charges brought against ATP by Hamburg event.

    Outside The (Hem) Lines?
    Erin Andrews defends her work in response to criticism of her behavior, dress.

    Deal Or No Deal 
    IMG College lands Michigan media rights in 10-year deal, but company’s high asking prices ends deal between Oregon, local TV affil.

    The Best Of What's Around
    BEST acquires agent Dan Fegan's practice in continued drive to boost NBA presence.

    Chicago Style
    John Henry voices support of Cuban's Cubs bid -- says MLB "abhors owners who speak their minds," but "no one is better suited" for the gig.

    License To Bill
    Woody Johnson says Jets will join Giants in instituting PSLs at new stadium.

    Son & Law
    Rutgers AD Mulcahy, Nelligan Sports Marketing defend foundation of relationship.

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