Quote of the Day

"If the last two games had instant replay, they would both be five-and-a-half-hour games. There were that many
disputed calls.

-- Fox' Tim McCarver, on the possibility of expanding instant replay in MLB ("ALCS Game Five," Fox, 10/22).

Friday October 23, 2009 Vol. 16 — No. 30 Print This Issue

Top Stories

  • English Channel

    The NFL hits London this weekend, another push in Roger Goodell’s focused efforts to grow the game internationally. Reports from the U.K. suggest an NFL franchise "could be based in London within the next six years," if the Int'l Series games at Wembley Stadium "continue to flourish.” Patriots Owner Robert Kraft Friday in London predicts a team in England within 10 years, saying, “I really believe it’d be the right thing to do sometime in the next decade.” For the immediate next steps, it looks as though the league is close to bringing two regular-season games to Britain next season. NFL CMO Mark Waller talks about the league’s focus, saying besides more games, “What we are talking about now is rather than have different teams go over every season, should we focus on specific teams going every year so we build local passion for specific teams? Look at the Toronto model with the Bills as an example. That's the next stage for us.”

  • Dodger Blues
    Frank McCourt fires wife Jamie as CEO, kicking off what figures to be long off-season in L.A.

    Touched By An Angel 
    Fox earns 8.9 overnight as Angels rally to top Yankees, send ALCS back to N.Y. for Game Six.

    Industrial Revolution?
    Will signing of City of Industry stadium bill open flood gates for future NFL stadiums in California?

    Silver Dollars 
    White Sox set to join MLB clubs with subsidiary companies with Silver Chalice Ventures launch.

    Center Of Attention
    Crosby reportedly took charge during recent NHLPA call, a welcome sign from NHL star.

    Age Over Beauty  
    MLB sticking with experienced umps for World Series, breaking tradition amid controversy.

    Counting The Big Bucks  
    Herb Kohl in no hurry to sell NBA team, remains committed to rebuilding team in Milwaukee.

    Fitting The Bill
    ESPN's Simmons could see himself "doing something crazy" like launching own sports site.

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