Quote of the Day

"It would be hard if I went to Pittsburgh or somewhere today and tell them, gee, you know, those two New York clubs are really struggling."

-- MLB Commissioner Bud Selig, defending the attendance figures at Citi Field and the new Yankee Stadium (AP, 4/23).

Friday April 24, 2009 Vol. 15 — No. 151 Print This Issue

Top Stories

  • Take Your Pick

    NFL Draft Takes Center
    Stage This Weekend
    The annual NFL Draft is taking place in the Big Apple this weekend, and while both the NBA and NHL playoffs are in full swing, the sporting world will divert its attention to see which player will be hailed as the savior in Detroit and which teams shake up the league’s balance of power. ESPN and NFL Network are again pulling out all the stops in their comprehensive coverage. NFL Net is utilizing reporters in two teams’ “war rooms” for the first time, while ESPN will break out several new pieces of technology, including its EA Virtual Playbook. Many league sponsors, including Reebok, GM and Coors, are in N.Y. looking to capitalize on the event and leverage their relationships. However, unlike previous years, there has not been a major endorsement deal signed by any of the potential first-round selections. One deal that has been announced -- Troy Polamalu and Larry Fitzgerald will share the cover of EA Sports’ “Madden” game this year.

  • Gangs Of New York 
    Selig says Yanks, Mets tickets are not league issue; Commish pleased with MLB attendance.

    Stop & Go Route
    AFL finalizes revitalized business model, enabling league to return for '10 season.

    Class Dismissed 
    Rivals.com Founder & CEO Shannon Terry leaves company in "highly amicable" departure.

    Setting The Record Straight
    Colts' Bill Polian goes on local radio and says team is being dragged into Capital Improvement Board controversy.

    No Cause For Alarm 
    Stern denies financial trouble for NBA, teams; playoff games continue sellout streak.

    Buc-king The Trend 
    Bucs season tix now available as economy, on-field struggles deplete 100,000 fan waiting list.

    Breaking Par
    Titleist debuts three ads as part of $4M campaign supporting NXT golf ball brand.

    Kiss From A Rose
    THE DAILY catches up with Fox Sports announcer about new MLB Saturday gig.

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