Quote of the Day
"I just don't really
understand how you
can see it as a bad thing."
-- Rangers and Sweden G Henrik Lundqvist, on the NHL participating in the Olympics (N.Y. DAILY NEWS, 3/2).
Jordan Set To Become
New Bobcats Owner
While most of the sporting world is transfixed over the weekend by the conclusion of the Vancouver Games and the scintillating Canada-U.S. hockey game, Bobcats Owner Bob Johnson agrees to sell the team to Michael Jordan. The price Jordan and his team of investors are paying is up to some debate, but it seems certain that Johnson will see a loss from the $300M he spent for the team in ’03. Jordan’s increased involvement could provide a sense of stability for the young franchise, which has struggled to gain a foothold in the Charlotte market. There already are calls that Jordan must maintain a larger presence around the team in this new role. Meanwhile, at least one local columnist is saying the team should take the ownership change as an opportunity to get rid of the “Bobcats” moniker, which has been “irreversibly tainted by its association with Johnson, who more or less named the team for himself.”
The Final Score
NBC earns a healthy 13.8 final primetime Nielsen rating for Vancouver Olympic coverage.
Time Is On Our Side
While Gary Bettman says "there's plenty of time" to make a decision on Sochi, pundits say NHL would be "incredibly stupid to not play."
Gone But Not Forgotten
David Freeman steps down as Chair of Predators amid growing scrutiny about his tax problems, but he plans to keep the largest stake in the club.
Having Pitch Problems
MLS delays the roster compliance date as it continues to operate without a CBA.
A Friend Of The Devils
A strongly funded group of ManU supporters discuss $1.5B bid to buy out Glazers.
The Joy Of Six
LeBron lets the NBA know his plan to switch from No. 23 to No. 6 next season is for real.
Basketball & Taxes?
The Nets' latest unique sponsorship effort will offer free tax return preparation to fans.
Big Whiskey And The UK King
Maker's Mark releasing limited-edition bottle featuring the likeness of John Calipari.
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