Quote of the Day

"It has been catastrophic for everybody. I've lost my 
money and I've made terrible decisions. Now I want to sell 
it as soon as I can.

-- English soccer club Newcastle United Owner Mike Ashley, who is attempting to sell the team (LONDON TIMES, 5/31).

Monday June 1, 2009 Vol. 15 — No. 175 Print This Issue

Top Stories

  • Security Guards

    Mercury Sign First Shirt
    Sponsorship In WNBA

    The WNBA is a week away from the start of the ‘09 season, but the Phoenix Mercury are making headlines today by becoming the first team in the league to sell a season-long jersey sponsorship. The club signs a three-year deal with LifeLock that will see the company’s logo replace the Mercury insignia as the primary mark on both the home and away uniforms. The concept of on-jersey sponsorships certainly is not a new phenomenon -- a majority of MLS teams have shirt sponsors and selling that space is common practice among pro leagues in Europe. However, with the WNBA so closely tied to the NBA, this could cause some to wonder whether it is a matter of time before jersey sponsorships cross over into one of the traditional big four pro sports leagues in North America.

  • Left My Heart In San Francisco? 
    49ers, Santa Clara reach deal for new $937M stadium, with team assuming most financial risk.

    Missouri Compromise
    Rams co-owners retain Goldman Sachs to help sell the team, and early signs point to little, if any, interest from St. Louis bidders.

    Superman's Not Dead
    Surprising Eastern Conference Finals see TNT viewership numbers up 36% from '08.

    We're Halfway There... 
    NBC earns 3.4/6 overnight rating as Red Wings take 2-0 lead in Cup Finals; Bettman exudes optimism in state-of-league address.

    Living On A Prayer?
    Balsillie unveils stunning Copps Coliseum renovation plan, should he land a team.

    Keep Your Eyes On The Road 
    Despite GM's bankruptcy filing, the brand's NASCAR ties should, and likely will, remain safe.

    Band Of Brothers
    New NFL Alumni Association focusing efforts to be top advocate for retired players.

    Chillin' At The Holiday Inn
    Hotel chain signs Tier-Three sponsorship with LOCOG as official hotel of '12 Games.

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