Quote of the Day
"He needs to persuade people, because of the overwhelming negative American experience in ownership of English football."
-- Nigel Phillips, spokesperson for the Arsenal Supporters Trust fan club, on whether Stan Kroenke would be a good owner of the EPL club(DENVER POST, 4/27).
HBO was the star of the 31st Annual Sports Emmy Awards Monday night, setting a network record with nine honors. The popular “24/7” franchise particularly stands out, collecting five awards, including best edited sports special for the Floyd Mayweather Jr./Juan Manuel Marquez series and The Dick Schaap Writing Award for the Manny Pacquiao/Ricky Hatton installment. HBO also takes home the top sports documentary award, holding off ESPN’s critically acclaimed “30 for 30” series. Jim Nantz and Cris Collinsworth are honored as the top event play-by-play voice and analyst, respectively, while Bob Costas and Kirk Herbstreit take home hardware for their roles in the studio. John Madden, the man Collinsworth replaced on “SNF," is saluted for his three decades in the broadcast booth with a lifetime achievement award. Meanwhile, MLB Network scores four awards in its first year of existence, and ESPN’s “PTI” celebrates its first Sports Emmy win as the top daily studio show.
The Stars Come Out At Night
Roger Goodell hints next year's NFL Draft could be even more of a star-studded affair, citing its "extraordinary" entertainment element.
Dropping The Gloves
As NHL prepares to open bids for U.S. rights, Versus may be in for a battle with ESPN.
There's Still A Buzz
Talks between Shinn, Chouest over Hornets ownership not as dire as once believed.
The Path To A More Perfect Union?
Signs continue to point to Fehr officially assuming control of the NHLPA this summer.
San Jose starting to assemble land for an A's ballpark while still awaiting word from MLB.
Gone, But Never Forgotten
DEI tapping into the legion of No. 3 fans with new Dale Earnhardt fan club.