Quote of the Day

"I look back to nine years ago and it's not even close to the same game. This is the best generation yet. We have 
to market this to get 
people watching.

-- WNBA Silver Stars G Becky Hammon, on the state of the league (BOSTON GLOBE, 7/26).

Monday July 27, 2009 Vol. 15 — No. 214 Print This Issue

Top Stories

  • Hands-Off Approach

    Jimmie Johnson yesterday won his third Allstate 400 at the Brickyard in four years, but when he returns to Indianapolis Motor Speedway next summer, the event will have a new name. Allstate today announces that it will not renew its title sponsorship of the race after five years, saying the company wants to invest more of its resources into its deals with the USOC and college football. Allstate Dir of Sponsorships & Promotions Pam Hollander said, “When we looked at all of our business results, they were just stronger in the other properties.” She added that the decision is not related to the well-documented drops in both race attendance and television ratings in recent years. Yesterday’s race draws a crowd estimated at around 180,000, a figure IMS officials claim to be “pleased” about despite it being 20% less that last year’s attendance.

  • Don't Bet On It
    Four major leagues, NCAA argue Delaware sports betting would irreparably harm sports.

    Southern Expansion 
    SEC continues aggressive push to increase revenues with August launch of digital network.

    Two-Man Advantage 
    Deadline for bidders willing to keep Coyotes in Glendale passes with expected bid from Reinsdorf, letter of intent from second group.

    Driving Into The Sunset
    PGA Tour reportedly replacing Buick as title sponsor of Detroit event after this week.

    Female Intuition 
    WNBA vows to push forward despite constant talk of its demise; ESPN analysis calls women's sports "dangerously vulnerable." 

    Home Improvement Plan
    Source claims Bruce Ratner is not planning to sell Nets, just looking for new investors.

    Varsity Blues
    Chelsea captures title, highest total attendance during inaugural World Football Challenge.

    Brick Breaker 
    After weeks of relative silence, Tony George speaks up and wants answers from his family.

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