Quote of the Day
“I've lived up to my end of the bargain. I'm not mad at Memphis. Memphis might be mad at me, but we've been a good citizen.”
-- Grizzlies Owner Michael Heisley, saying the team will not relocate from the city while he controls the team (COMMERCIAL APPEAL, 8/7).
Lewis The Biggest NBA
Star Suspended For PEDs
Magic F Rashard Lewis will sit out the first 10 games of the '09-10 season after violating the NBA's drug policy, becoming the league's biggest name to date associated with performance-enhancing drugs. The story is surprising on several levels, perhaps the most surprising being the relatively light media coverage compared to the furor that arises around MLB steroids reports. All indications are PED use is not rampant in the NBA, but CBSSPORTS.com's Ken Berger calls Lewis' tale a "cautionary tale for everyone," including David Stern. Expect to find out soon how the news impacts the Magic's image, as the team prepares to start selling practice jersey ads as soon as next week. Meanwhile, despite average attendance figures and "skimpy overall local revenue streams," Michael Heisley asserts the Grizzlies are "going to be in Memphis" as long as he owns the club.
Indians ready to swallow $16M in losses this season as team continues rebuilding effort.
NCAA bars Delaware from hosting postseason events after state passes sports gambling law.
LPGA posts job prospectus for commissioner vacancy, expects list of finalists by October.
Life In Technicolor
NFL set to launch first TV spots as part of new campaign promoting unified brand.
SI's Peter King contends recent NFL-NFLPA spat over retiree pensions is yet another indication of contentious labor talks around the corner.
Everything's Not Lost
In its fifth season without turning a profit, will Chivas reach its anticipated success in MLS?
Speed Of Sound
IRL getting closer to landing title sponsor as teams ratchet up pressure on league to land a deal.
The Hardest Part
Print journalism losing a legend as Reds beat writer Hal McCoy is retiring from the Dayton Daily News at the end of the MLB season.