Quote of the Day

"We certainly weren't predicting a record-breaking Opening Day."

-- USTA Managing Dir of Corporate Communications Chris Widmaier, on the U.S. Open drawing a record crowd of 59,848 fans Monday despite projections putting tourney attendance at a three-year low (NEWSDAY, 9/2).

Wednesday September 2, 2009 Vol. 15 — No. 241 Print This Issue

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  • Shine A Light

     

    With the start of the NFL season just around the corner, a host of league-related subjects are making headlines today. Roger Goodell’s acknowledgment that as many as 12 teams may face at least one blackout this season have critics wondering if the league’s policy should be lifted in light of the current economic climate across much of the country. The Redskins are not one of the clubs dealing with blackouts, but the WASHINGTON POST today reports team officials in recent years have sold thousands of tickets directly to ticket brokers that wound up in the secondary ticket market. The Panthers continue to deal with the surprising and sudden resignations of Mark and Jon Richardson -- considered to be the apparent heirs to the franchise. Meanwhile, Texans Owner Bob McNair vehemently denies claims made in a lawsuit that he played a role in secret meetings with NFL players over the direction of the NFLPA.

  • Mixed Emotions
    Paul Kelly says NHLPA dismissal leaves him "stunned and saddened," will take a few more days before discussing the developments.

    Carry-On Baggage
    Versus' Jamie Davis angrily dismisses DirecTV's claims that talks broke down over pricing.

    A Little Give & Take
    Miller Park district tax collections down 29% compared to last August; tax paying off Lambeau mortgage may expire ahead of schedule.

    Apple Of My Eye
    U.S. Open continues to thwart down economy, drawing record crowd on day one; Sharapova may shift sponsor focus to equity partnerships.

    West Side Story
    As Balsillie awaits fateful ruling in Coyotes case, latest filing shows Aquilini family bid for the franchise prior to its bankruptcy filing.

    Mighty Mighty Boss-Tones
    Yankee Stadium, Big Ten officials discuss bowl game partnership, though nothing before '14.

    Four Scores
    Monday's Vikings-Texans clash gives ESPN its most-viewed NFL preseason game ever.

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