Quote of the Day
"It's not really why we went into this business, but we've invested in an area where others are pulling back -- and we're focused on nothing but the sports news and information that New York sports fans are focused on."
-- SportsNet N.Y. President Steve Raab, on possibly providing sports coverage for two local stations' newscasts(N.Y. POST, 6/8).
Strasburg Making Highly
Anticipated Debut Tonight
Washington, DC, is the “epicenter of the baseball universe” today as the two players who could finally change the Nationals’ prospects are dominating the headlines. Nationals P Stephen Strasburg is scheduled to make his MLB debut tonight against the Pirates in a game that is being described as a “landmark event.” The occasion is generating buzz around the District that has not been seen in years -- ad rates for MASN’s coverage of the game are double the normal cost and standing room only tickets at Nationals Park are being sold to meet the consumer demand. Meanwhile, the Nationals Monday take 17-year-old Bryce Harper with the first overall selection in this year’s Draft. It is expected Harper and adviser Scott Boras could seek more than the $15.1M Strasburg signed for last year, though Nats GM Mike Rizzo sounds optimistic a deal will be reached.
News At Deadline
NBA BOG unanimously approves Pollin family's sale of Wizards to Ted Leonsis' Lincoln Holdings.
Stan With A Plan
Kroenke intends to own Nuggets, Avs and Rams by transferring NBA team ownership to son.
Quick Out Of The Gate
Celtics-Lakers matchup gives ABC best two-game ratings average for NBA Finals since '04.
Maintaining The Pace
NBC, Versus boast best Stanley Cup Final ratings since '02 for back-and-forth series.
Bad Sight Lines
Changes may be needed to reduce "borderline dangerous" glare off Target Field wall, sign.
At Their Beck And Call
Yahoo taps Beckham to front global ad campaign launching tomorrow, provide exclusive content.
Digging Into A Hole
BBC report claims Glazers are deeper in debt than believed, which "may threaten" their hold on ManU.
New Deal Bruin
UCLA, adidas reach agreement in principle to extend shoe and apparel deal in place since '99.
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