Quote of the Day
"Decertification is an option that is available to us, but we're genuinely focused on the positive side of getting a deal done."
-- NBPA President and Lakers G Derek Fisher, on the basketball union not taking the steps the NFLPA has with regards to impending CBA talks (CBSSPORTS.com, 9/22).
Crosby, Winter Classic A Focus Of HBO Show
Sidney Crosby and Alex Ovechkin are evolving into the NHL’s version of Larry Bird and Magic Johnson, and HBO has taken notice, as the net will feature the rivalry in the latest installment of its “24/7” series. The show will focus on the lead-up to the Capitals-Penguins Winter Classic game at Heinz Field and give the NHL exposure on a sought-after platform. The news comes hours after the Penguins' first game at Consol Energy Center, and reports have the arena living up to its advanced billing. Other headlines from the NHL today include Bill Gallacher reportedly pulling out of the running to buy the Stars and the Wild dealing with the first non-sellout in franchise history after last night’s game.
Step In The Right Direction
Billy Hunter hopes for CBA progress by NBA All-Star break after "amicable" three-hour meeting.
Flying The Coop
Peter McLoughlin leaving Blues to become Seahawks President, a role "too good to pass up."
The Truth Will Set You Free
Predators violating Bridgestone Arena lease by neglecting to disclose team's net worth.
Gillette extends naming rights to Patriots' Foxborough stadium through '31 NFL season.
On The Record
Troy Vincent set to be deposed over allegations he colluded with NFL while NFLPA President.
There's An App For That
MLBAM testing food ordering on MLB.com At Bat iPhone app at Citizens Bank Park.
Subway signs one-year deal to become official training partner of ING N.Y. Marathon.
ESPN Ombudsman discusses Mariotti, Markazi's LeBron story, but critics blast effort as "lame," "embarrassing" and "most equivocating yet."