Quote of the Day

"His willingness to drag down anyone he can get his hands on along with him is discouraging and saddens me."

-- Senators Owner Eugene Melnyk, on RIM co-CEO and Coyotes bidder Jim Balsillie (OTTAWA CITIZEN, 8/21).

Friday August 21, 2009 Vol. 15 — No. 233 Print This Issue

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  • Legends Of The Fall

    Cowboys Stadium Hosts
    First Football Game
    With the NFL season less than three weeks away, an array of news from the gridiron takes us into the weekend. The Cowboys will play their first game at their new $1.1B stadium Friday before a national TV audience, and while Jerry Jones has yet to secure a naming-rights partner, not much else appears to be missing from the building. The Vikings continue to benefit from signing Brett Favre, as fans’ demand for tickets and jerseys has yet to decline since he joined the club. Down in Florida, the Jaguars are preparing for blackouts of all home games due to weak ticket sales, while Dolphins Owner Stephen Ross continues to dress up the team with star power in attempt to avoid a similar drop in fan appeal. Meanwhile, the NFL follows up on its Fan Code of Conduct introduced last season by recommending maximum alcohol serving sizes for teams.

  • Happy Together
    Tribune Co.'s sale of the Cubs to the Ricketts family reportedly set to finally close on Monday.

    Across The Track
    Vijay Singh, IMG mutually agree to part ways after 20-plus-year relationship.

    Fight Club
    Dozens of colleges upset with A-B over new Bud Light promo with team colors on cans.

    Burn After Reading 
    Battle over the Coyotes' future continues to get uglier, with Eugene Melnyk labeling Jim Balsillie's most recent effort as "desperate." 

    Cool World  
    Puma hopes to capitalize on Usain Bolt's record-breaking week with release of his orange shoes.

    The Tree Of Life
    Heading into Saturday's inaugural championship game, WPS boss confident about league's future.

    Snatch?
    Shaq defends his new reality TV show after report he stole the idea from Steve Nash.

    The Curious Case Of The NFL
    Six former NFL players file new suit against league regarding use of names, likenesses. 

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