Quote of the Day
"His appeal goes beyond his sport. His personality, his lifestyle -- it's not just
based on sport."
-- Puma CEO Jochen Zeitz, on sprinter Usain Bolt (Manchester GUARDIAN, 8/24).
Tribune Co. Completes Sale Of Cubs, Wrigley
More than two years of ownership uncertainty surrounding the Cubs finally comes to an end, as Tribune Co. finally reaches a deal to sell 95% of the franchise, Wrigley Field and related assets to the Ricketts family for around $800M. With new ownership set to assume control after this season, the North Siders finally can look forward and address several outstanding issues. Many believe Tom Ricketts would be well served bringing in someone with extensive front-office experience to replace the business-minded Crane Kenney and help the Cubs kick their 101-year World Series drought, though Ricketts is cautioned about acting too hastily.
Everything's Too Big In Texas
Jerry Jones defends low-hanging video board at Cowboys Stadium as league monitors situation; venue gets rave reviews in football debut.
CBS, NBC have "considerable inventory" left to sell for Super Bowl XLIV, Vancouver Olympics.
ESPN to air USC-Ohio State in 3-D at five locations to learn more about technology.
Lightning Strikes Twice
Puma CEO says Bolt "worth gold" for company as record-setting performances boost sales.
Sail The Seven Seas
Danica Patrick leaning toward staying in IndyCar Series following Andretti Green shake-up.
Sansone mulls joining Lightning ownership in what could be Len Barrie's last chance to stay.
Cup Runneth Over
Solheim Cup sets attendance record as strong walk-up crowd witnesses U.S. win.
Whatever Happened To...?
New Fanbase.com site offers almanac of pro, college athletes and teams, Wikipedia-like editing.