Quote of the Day

"This is something that a lot of people I'm sure wanted to see. The playoffs are an intense atmosphere as it is, but this adds a little more to it."

-- Penguins C Sidney Crosby, on facing the Capitals and LW Alex Ovechkin Saturday in the NHL Playoffs ("SportsCenter," ESPN, 4/30).

Thursday April 30, 2009 Vol. 15 — No. 155 Print This Issue

Top Stories

  • Fleur-De-Lease

    Benson, Saints Ink New
    Superdome Lease
    The Saints today officially commit their long-term future to New Orleans, signing a new lease agreement that will see the club stay at the Superdome through 2025. The deal, which could save the state of Louisiana in excess of $280M compared to the current lease, ends years of often tense negotiations between Tom Benson and state officials. As part of the deal, the Superdome will undergo an $85M renovation project that includes adding 3,100 lower-bowl seats, additional luxury boxes and a club lounge. But not everybody -- especially in Baton Rouge -- is thrilled with the deal, as several state lawmakers claim the Saints’ lease is not a pressing concern. State Rep. Karen St. Germain said, “We're supplementing a multimillionaire. When do we stop the madness and worry about education and health care?”

  • Stars On Ice
    The dream Ovechkin-Crosby playoff matchup gives NHL best chance to reclaim casual fans.

    Still Wayne's World
    Coyotes refute claim from Glendale city official that league is in control of the franchise. 

    Cold Hardwood Truth 
    A desire from NBA players to alter schedule could be a key discussion point during CBA talks.

    Get Your Motor Running
    Daytona Int'l Speedway begins transformation of area facility into addition for the track.

    Is This Seat Taken?
    With the economy struggling, MLB teams focus more on season-ticket holders.

    Golden Goals 
    York downplays 49ers-Raiders joint stadium; Oakland lawyer attacks A's ballpark effort.

    No Horseplay After Dark 
    Kentucky Derby has no immediate plans to shift into primetime despite potential ratings bonanza.

    The Sun Will Come Out Tomorrow
    Suns' Rick Welts promoted to President & CEO, turns down advances for top job with Blue Jays.

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