Quote of the Day
"It had nothing to do with us moving the team."
-- NBA Kings co-Owner George Maloof, on a recent visit to Seattle having to do with finding out about the Sonics' failed arena pursuit (SI.com, 7/16).
Jeter Remains MLB's Most Marketable Player
Now in his third decade as the face of baseball’s most popular and global brand, Derek Jeter is MLB's most marketable player, according to THE DAILY's exclusive survey of sports business execs and media personalities. The Yankee captain, who also topped previous surveys in '05 and '03, earned 80% of all first-place votes. Thanks to on-field success and sponsors such as Nike, Gatorade and Gillette, Jeter has cemented himself as MLB's biggest name. Following Jeter on the list are Albert Pujols and Joe Mauer, the reigning NL and AL MVPs, respectively. Experts cite the Cardinals slugger's consistency and clean image as two of his strongest attributes, while Mauer's dedication to his native Minneapolis/St. Paul region drives his Madison Avenue appeal.