Quote of the Day

"He's the ultimate leading man for the organization. Some loathe him. Some love him. No one can ignore him."

-- YAHOO SPORTS' Dan Wetzel, on heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar (SPORTS.YAHOO.com, 7/12).

Monday July 13, 2009 Vol. 15 — No. 204 Print This Issue

Top Stories

  • Leader In The Clubhouse

    Evans Picked As LPGA
    Acting Commissioner
    The LPGA has named Board member Marty Evans as the tour’s acting commissioner, replacing Carolyn Bivens, who formally resigned her post after a tumultuous week that began with a group of players asking her to step down. Evans is in her first year on the BOD and will hold the acting title while a formal search is conducted by executive search firm Spencer Stuart and the LPGA’s newly formed Executive Search Committee. Golfer Juli Inkster, a member of the committee, yesterday told multiple media outlets that the formal search could take three to five months to complete. Some names being bandied about include WNBA President Donna Orender, Nike Golf exec Cindy Davis, longtime sports marketer Dockery Clark and USGA CMO Barry Hyde. Suzann Pettersen, one of the players who submitted a letter calling for Bivens to resign, said, “We can’t keep going like we have been."

  • Fight Or Flight
    PPV revenue and gate for UFC 100 show MMA's rising popularity, but will Brock Lesnar's post-fight antics hurt mainstream potential?

    Burning Ring Of Fire
    Ebersol claims new net may impact Chicago '16 bid, saying, "This one clearly is all on the USOC. ... It is heartbreaking to see the continuing USOC-IOC squabbles get in the middle of it."

    Change Of Serve
    WTA Tour stays in-house to replace Larry Scott, naming Stacey Allaster as new boss.

    The Man With The Golden Gunners
    Sports marketer Tom Fox heading overseas to become Gazidis' right-hand man at Arsenal.

    Covering The Bases
    Ongoing sale may drive Cubs into bankruptcy; Rays to maintain payroll if in contention.

    Showing Some Bite
    CAA Sports makes splash into golf market by securing rights to Greg Norman, GWSE.

    The Great Divide 
    Gretzky launches opposition to Glendale's request for his personal financials.

    Star Search
    Cowboys drawing huge crowds for $15 tours of new stadium, months before first game.

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