Quote of the Day
"It’s hard to imagine a bigger fiasco inside a team in any sport than the 2008 Los Angeles Galaxy."
-- SI's Grant Wahl, on AEG and 19 Entertainment's involvement with the Galaxy's front-office structure last season(THE DAILY).
Fenway Infield To Turn To Ice This January
The NHL has officially confirmed the worst-kept secret in hockey, announcing Fenway Park as the host of the Flyers-Bruins Winter Classic on New Year's Day. Many details surrounding the game -- including ticket prices, the rink configuration and the possible inclusion of a college hockey game -- have yet to be unveiled, but the news is already creating front-page headlines. It is again apparent the Winter Classic is also a major draw for sponsors, as Bridgestone signs on as the game’s title sponsor months before it did so for the ’09 game. In other NHL news, the league signs a two-year deal with NBC to extend their revenue-sharing deal, and the '09-10 regular-season schedule does not include a rumored re-launch game following the Vancouver Games.
Tuesday Night Musial Club
AL's late-inning All-Star Game win gives Fox the most-viewed Midsummer Classic since '02.
Skip To The Lou
MLB All-Star FanFest draws 150,000-plus fans, easily setting new record.
IOC earns $383.3M profit, record revenue in '08 on strength of Beijing Games.
Pride Of The Yankees
Girardi, all Yankees players will participate in team's new charitable initiative Hope Week.
VANOC says $12M worth of outdoor ad inventory remains for ’10 Vancouver Games.
Getting Closer To Football Season
Jets go to waiting list to sell available season tickets; Nearly 95% of Pats season-ticket holders renew.
AVP Tour Manhattan Beach Open debuts new look, including free general admission and dancers.