Quote of the Day
"My sister is a good player and has great skill, but as far as making an NBA roster? No."
-- Cavaliers G Anthony Parker, brother of WNBA Sparks F Candace Parker, responding to David Stern's claims a woman could play in the NBA within a decade (ESPNCHICAGO.com, 12/5).
NFL Set To End Revenue Sharing Without Cap
In one of the first major salvos in the NFL’s CBA talks, ESPN’s Chris Mortensen reports that the league is set to end the supplemental revenue-sharing plan in an uncapped '10 season. The NFL contends the revenue-sharing system -- the plan which has been in place since ’06 through which high-revenue clubs share more than $100M with lower-revenue clubs -- does not apply during an uncapped year. But tell that to the NFLPA, which plans to file a special master case against the NFL in order to save the revenue-sharing plan. The union is concerned the development could further "imperil the competitiveness of smaller-market teams," widening the gap between the league's haves and have-nots. The NFL fined Jerry Jones earlier this year when he hinted the supplemental sharing plan was on its way out, and the union believes the high-revenue clubs are leading this charge.
Blazing The Trail
Mercedes-Benz snags China's first arena naming-rights deal in 10-year agreement with NBA/AEG.
Alabama-Florida earns best overnight rating in 18-year history of the SEC Championship game.
Getting The Ball Rolling
NCAA officials meeting with broadcasters to explore media value of expanding hoops tourney.
Fight For The Rights
Top Rank gets top billing over Golden Boy for March 13 Mayweather-Pacquiao fight.
Joint Bears, Blackhawks ad campaign nixed over NFL rule prohibiting promoting other sports.
NASCAR gets positive reviews for "enjoyable night" at inaugural Vegas awards banquet.
NBA players skeptical of David Stern's belief that a woman could play in league in 10 years.