Quote of the Day

We started to tamper with something we shouldn't have, and I'll put my hand up and say 'guilty.'"

-- Fox Sports Chair & CEO David Hill, on the reason behind creating standard starting times for NASCAR Sprint Cup races (CHARLOTTE OBSERVER, 10/8).

Thursday October 8, 2009 Vol. 16 — No. 19 Print This Issue

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  • Under Fire


    Less than a week after Chicago 2016's disappointment in Copenhagen, the turmoil continues for the USOC. A few hours after Stephanie Streeter announces she will not pursue the CEO position in a full-time capacity, U.S. NGBs call for greater change atop the organization, starting with the immediate resignations of both Streeter and Chair Larry Probst. NGB head Skip Gilbert even threatens to involve Congress if the USOC does not move quickly to allay concerns. Dick Ebersol continues his outspoken criticism of U.S. Olympic leadership, arguing the USOC needs a new CEO in place by February's Vancouver Games to begin reparations with the international community immediately. Meanwhile, the Vancouver Games appear to be on track for a successful Winter Olympics, as VANOC officials impress IOC members yesterday with an update on the event.

  • Clock Watchers
    NASCAR Sprint Cup moving to standard race times in '10 in bid to boost ratings.

    Yankee Rose 
    TBS averages 3.8 metered-market rating for Division Series opening day, up 11.8% from '08.

    Inching Closer To The Goal Line 
    CBS nearing 80% sold mark for Super Bowl inventory; Monster expected to buy spot.

    Getting Lapped
    ISC reports sharp drop in Q3 revenue, earnings as ticket sales, Motorsports Authentics struggle.

    The More, The Merrier? 
    UFL seeks to feed "insatiable" appetite for football as inaugural season kicks off; three new sponsors on board for opening game tonight.

    Looking Ahead
    BET to air new eight-part documentary series next year profiling Michael Vick.

    Warning Sign
    NFL says outdated stadium could prevent South Florida from attracting future Super Bowls.

    Here We Go Again
    George Gillett reportedly planning trip to Saudi Arabia to discuss sale of Liverpool stake.

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