Quote of the Day
"Even if the Cubs beat the White Sox, it would still be fabulous, but not as good as if we beat them."
-- White Sox and Bulls Chair Jerry Reinsdorf, on an all-Chicago World Series matchup ("Chicago Tribune Live," CSN Chicago, 9/17).
King Created Path For Athletes Like Patrick (r)
The 35th anniversary of Billie Jean King's historic win over Bobby Riggs is Saturday, and USA TODAY offers a special section on the current status of women in sports. Progress clearly is being made, as the success of female athletes like Danica Patrick and Candace Parker is elevating perceptions of what women are capable of on the playing field. But the movement is not where many forecasted it to be at this point. While more women are starting to become university presidents, only five women are currently ADs of Division I-A schools. Meanwhile, an increasing number of female announcers are appearing on sports broadcasts, but from the sidelines and not the booth. There is hope, though -- females comprise more than 21% of ADs across all NCAA levels, and Lesley Visser says being a play-by-play announcer is something women “should be able to aspire to.”
MLB faces potential latest World Series ever next season partially due to March's WBC.
USOC appoints EA Chair Larry Probst, Xerox President Ursula Burns to BOD.
Redskins top exec Vinny Cerrato to host "unprecedented" semi-weekly radio show on Dan Snyder's new WTEM-AM station.
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Steelers ownership saga faces more uncertainty as younger Rooney brothers could eye another bid for their shares.
NHL rejects KHL's offer to have Radulov case heard in Russian arbitration court.
The Fast & The Furious
Lawsuit alleges Infineon Raceway violates several state, federal laws regarding accessibility.
Sharks officials unveil further plans to expand hockey in China in search of "Yao on ice."
SBD/SBJ Relay Worldwide Sports Sponsorship Symposium wraps up with various panels, one-on-one with Under Armour's Plank.