Quote of the Day
"I've never been pushed
that hard, both physically
and probably mentally."
-- NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, on reaching the summit of Mt. Rainier (KING5.com, 7/8).
Ueberroth Defends USOC Net After IOC Criticism
This surely is not how the USOC planned it. Immediately after unveiling plans for their long-awaited network, the IOC sharply fires back, questioning the timing of the announcement, the use of the word "Olympics" and the need for a network altogether. It was a long day of back and forth between the two organizations, where relations have deteriorated to such a low point that one has to wonder whether the latest contentious spat puts Chicago's bid for the '16 Games at risk -- IOC member Richard Carrion simply says, "I don't see how this can help." However, the USOC claims the network, many years in the making, should surprise no one, and acting USOC CEO Stephanie Streeter says it should neither help nor hinder Chicago's chances. The organization is already starting its full-court press to gain support for the network, sending out dozens of quotes and talking points from supporters this morning. One thing is for certain -- a lot of questions, and hurdles, remain before the net takes off next year.
The Tipping Point?
LPGA's Bivens said to be amenable to buyout as calls for resignation intensify.
NBA claims salary cap memo based on "good faith projections," though union warns of potential collusion case.
In The Dunk Tank
Nike denies videotapes confiscated because of slam by college player on LeBron at his annual Skills Academy.
Not Giving Up Yet
Mountain West Conference vows to continue BCS fight despite signing TV deal.
Serving For The Match
WTA Tour BOD meeting today with search firm about new leader -- is decision coming soon?
On Golden Pond
Warriors Owner Cohan reportedly holds sales talks with two separate buyers.
A League Of Their Own
Rebecca Lobo fears NBA owners may look to WNBA first for budget cuts.
The Real Deal
Real Salt Lake, XanGo extend groundbreaking shirt sponsorship through '13.