Quote of the Day
"I can only hope that
the previous 2,408 have
had as much fun getting
here as I have."
-- ESPN's Chris Berman, who was presented yesterday with his own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame (CONTRA COSTA TIMES, 5/25).
The Rangers hope yesterday's bankruptcy filing will clear the way for Chuck Greenberg and Nolan Ryan to buy the MLB franchise, but creditors to Hicks Sports Group have something to say about that. News of the bankruptcy, intended to speed up the long-awaited sale, is greeted with optimism and front-page headlines in North Texas. However, the development comes as a surprise to creditors, who plan to respond and believe "this is now war." Either way, it appears Tom Hicks' control of the club is coming to an unceremonious end, and the Rangers proceedings could in fact touch other HSG holdings. The bankruptcy plan guarantees the lenders all of the $75M owed by the club itself, but that is not expected to satisfy creditors, who may now seek to recoup money from the Stars' imminent sale as well. With Hicks on the way out, Greenberg and Ryan hope to take over the first-place club ASAP to increase budget before the MLB draft and trading deadline.
History In The Making
Supreme Court fails to set clear rule on NFL's single entity status in ruling; other leagues could now be susceptible.
Ready For Liftoff?
Comcast emerges as "front-runner" to gain local rights for Astros and Rockets, launch new RSN.
Love Shack, That's Where It's At
RadioShack expands partnership with Lance Armstrong and his Livestrong foundation.
Not Standing Pat
Patriots plan to install HD video boards at Gillette Stadium in effort to stay on cutting edge.
UFC to make first foray into Utah with multifight event at EnergySolutions Arena on Aug. 1.
Jacksonville's Teal Monsters
Inside the grassroots strategy of two local execs doing all they can to sell Jaguars season tickets.
Drawing A Crowd
Yahoo Sports leads sports sites in April unique visitors; Fox Sports, league sites all see gains.