Quote of the Day
“We've become a little wimpy as a group in our sports."
-- Twins President Dave St. Peter, while discussing the team's open-air Target Field that will open in 2010, on fans complaining about weather conditions at games(PIONEER PRESS, 11/25).
Tiger-Buick Split A Sign Of Current Economy
Both the golf industry and GM have felt the wrath of the collapsing economy in recent months, but yesterday's Buick-Tiger Woods breakup marks the loudest, and most ominous, warning to date. GM's move to prematurely terminate its contract with arguably the most dynamic personality in sports continues the company's rapid withdrawal from sports sponsorship. While the floundering car giant remains committed to other properties in its golf portfolio, the industry has to be concerned about what the future holds for one of its most ubiquitous partners. But parting ways may be best for both sides -- the partnership between the 32-year-old Woods and the older-skewed car manufacturer has always seemed forced, and there is some debate whether the pact ever truly delivered for Buick.
Star In The Making
Cowboys sell nearly 85% of season tickets, as well as 240 of 300 suites, for first season in new Arlington stadium.
Fit For A King
LeBron documentary sold to Lionsgate after backing from his sponsors; fall '09 release eyed.
It's Up To You, New York
N.Y. media abuzz with success of Giants and Jets, but will it be a boon to NFL ratings?
Marlins President Samson today confirms new ballpark will not be ready until 2012.
LPGA criticized for administering Annika drug test following her last competitive round.
How The West Was Lost
Fueled in part by 101-loss season, Mariners report first operating loss since Safeco opened.
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