Quote of the Day

"The league, my agent, the team and USA Hockey all conspired on this one so you just take advantage of it
while you can.

-- Sabres G Ryan Miller, on appearing live on NBC's "Today" and trying to maintain the positive momentum hockey is seeing coming out of the Vancouver Games (BUFFALONEWS.com, 3/7).

Monday March 8, 2010 Vol. 16 — No. 121 Print This Issue

Top Stories

  • Calling Plan

    Sony Ericsson To Be
    WTA Tour's Top Sponsor

    Two weeks after Corona’s deal with the ATP comes another sign of a thaw in the sponsorship market, as Sony Ericsson signs a new deal with the WTA Tour through ’12. The phone company will continue to have a large presence with the tour, but it will be in a much different capacity than in recent memory. The new agreement will see Sony Ericsson go from the tour’s title sponsor to its top global sponsor, meaning the company's name will be dropped from the tour’s name at some point during the ’10 season. The new deal is worth an average of $9M a year, down from the $14.7M the tour received annually from the old deal. However, tour execs likely will classify it as a positive development -- many believed the struggling company would drop its ties to the WTA all together.

  • Calling A Balk
    Closing Rangers sale by Opening Day in jeopardy after MLB informs team's creditors there will be delays in responding to lenders' concerns.

    The Rich Get Richer
    NFL free agents cash in big, dispelling thoughts cap-less year would bring fiscal responsibility.

    Joining The Roster
    NCAA adds Kraft as corporate partner, near deal with Capital One as corporate champion.

    From The Owner's Box
    Heisley seeks greater fan support for Grizzlies, but says he is open to selling to "right person."

    Filling The Void
    Newark Mayor hopes to pursue permanent NBA team after Nets leave for Brooklyn.

    Are You Kid-ding?
    Crosby takes heat for rejecting Letterman's Top Ten invite while Ryan Miller makes media rounds.

    Transition Offense
    Hoops insider William Wesley near deal to join CAA as agent for NBA, college basketball coaches.

    War Of Words
    Keith Olbermann lambastes Bill Simmons column, decries lack of insight, talent; Simmons fires back at "pious, unlikable blowhard."

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