Quote of the Day
"This doesn't happen without Bob. Bob gives us access to these types of interviews."
-- MLB Network President & CEO Tony Petitti, on having the net's Bob Costas conduct the first televised interview with Mark McGwire after he admitted using steroids (THE DAILY).
McGwire Uses Specific
PR Plan For Admission
Houston, Do We Have A Problem?
Drayton McLane grants Astros negotiating rights to group including Harvey Schiller, but Selig "does not believe" team will change hands soon.
Quick Delivery Time
Papa John's inks short-term deal to become official pizza sponsor of Super Bowl XLIV.
Spreading The Love
Zuffa sells 10% stake in UFC to Middle Eastern company as part of continued int'l growth efforts.
So Happy Together
Tod Leiweke stresses "collaboration" between himself, Pete Carroll and new Seahawks GM.
United We Stand
Manchester United plans bond issue to refinance existing debt, seeking to raise over $800M.
Shuffling The Cards
Fox Sports Chair David Hill to gain greater power under News Corp. TV division restructuring.
Slow & Steady
Canada's Olympic Broadcast Consortium short of breaking even but on track to meet targets.
College football draws 1.77 million fans for 34 bowl games, up slightly from last year.