Quote of the Day

"There're people in that building who feel like if there's another incident along these lines … it could be the end of his career in Pittsburgh."

-- NFL Network's Jason La Canfora, on the Steelers being "dismayed" that QB Ben Roethlisberger is facing his second sexual assault allegation in eight months (NFL Net, 3/10).

Thursday March 11, 2010 Vol. 16 — No. 124 Print This Issue

Top Stories

  • Construction On Barclays Center Begins Today

    After years of countless delays and lawsuits, Bruce Ratner and the Nets today finally will put a shovel into the ground and start construction on Barclays Center. The team in its ongoing efforts to relocate has faced hurdles in all aspects of the business -- eminent domain lawsuits, naming rights deadlines, marketing to fans in Brooklyn and Newark while playing in a third city -- and the groundbreaking comes as a surprise to many who felt it would never happen. To help usher in the new arena when it opens, the Nets and IMG are teaming up to rival neighboring MSG and lure "major collegiate" sporting events. Brett Yormark is counting on IMG College to help land more than two dozen college games annually and convince "top basketball schools to play neutral site games in Brooklyn" after the arena makes its grand, and long-awaited, entrance in 2012.

  • Hold The Runners
    Rangers sale at impasse as creditors seek $300M; Greenberg deal only pledges $230M.

    Line In The Sand 
    MLS players prepared to strike in first week of season if  league does not give them greater rights.

    Ready To Pounce? 
    Tiger's PGA Tour return may be sooner rather than later, as he reportedly has hired Ari Fleischer to advise his return strategy.

    Rallying The Troops
    Several more former players join class-action antitrust suit against NCAA, CLC.

    No Laughing Matter
    Sidney fires back at critics, cites packed schedule for declining "Late Show" opportunity.

    Don't Beat Around The Bush
    Ombudsman says ESPN "seemed disingenuous" in explanation of Kornheiser suspension; ESPN exec John Walsh takes shot at Olbermann.

    One & Done
    Larry Lucchino reportedly "had to be convinced" about Nomar's 1-day deal to retire with Red Sox.

    Clearly Not Courting Hockey Moms 
    Oregon politician removes logo from Web site after learning of similarity to Blue Jackets' logo.

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