Quote of the Day
“When we look at the competition for Gatorade, we think about water."
-- Gatorade CMO Sarah Robb O’Hagan (ATLANTA CONSTITUTION, 5/6).
Fans Split In Support
Of Suns' Jersey Decision
The debate over a new immigration law in Arizona officially enters the sports world as the Suns don Hispanic-themed jerseys last night during their playoff game against the Spurs. Suns Owner Robert Sarver’s decision to take a stance on the divisive issue draws protesters to the game and renewed calls that sports teams should not weigh in on political issues. However, the SACRAMENTO BEE’s Ailene Voisin describes the rare form of social activism among pro franchises as an “immensely powerful form of nonviolent protest.” Meanwhile, MLB is under increased scrutiny to issue a statement on the law as more groups are ratcheting up pressure on the league to move the ’11 All-Star Game out of Phoenix. Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer writes taking away the Midsummer Classic from Chase Field and the D’Backs is the “wrong play,” as boycotts “backfire and harm innocent people.” However, with politicians calling on teams to move their Spring Training out of the state, it seems Bud Selig will have to face the issue sooner than later.
Try This On For Size
David Hill says Fox will "make a strong bid" for U.S. rights to '14 Sochi and '16 Rio Olympics.
School's Out For Summer
MSG's long-awaited renovation will bring summer shutdowns to the arena starting in '11.
Yankees, DirecTV reveal plans for first live baseball game in 3D, and availability to other distributors remains a strong possibility.
A Buckeye In Bloom
Evan Turner concludes "extensive" agent selection process by signing with David Falk.
Crabcakes & Auto Racing
Baltimore approves plan for IndyCar Series to hit the city streets next year.
Marching To A Different Beat
Saints offer relocation packages to season-ticket holders displaced by new Superdome press box.
Massive Pauley Pavilion renovation expected to cost UCLA nearly $50M less than first thought.
Getting In Tune
Peter Gammons talks to THE DAILY about his lesser-known other love: music.