Quote of the Day
"We've been clear that that's not a direction we're interested in going. That won’t change."
-- Lakers G and NBPA President Derek Fisher, on the possibility of the league adopting a hard salary cap (ESPN.com, 9/30).
Weather Mars The Start Of The Ryder Cup At Celtic Manor
The Ryder Cup gets off to a soggy start Friday, as Mother Nature is putting a damper on the biennial event. A weather delay in Wales of more than seven hours all but guarantees the event will spill into Monday. The rescheduling of play changes the television schedule -- ESPN now will add a Saturday morning broadcast, while NBC reverses its tape-delay strategy and will air live action throughout the weekend. Meanwhile, the biggest non-weather news during the opening day involves the Americans’ rain gear. The PGA of America actually has to secure new apparel from the on-course souvenir stands because the team-issued gear is absorbing too much water.
Don't Dish It If You Can't Take It
Fox pulls 19 RSNs from Dish Network as midnight deadline passes without agreement.
Twins object to Sanford Health sign on outside of Target Center that is visible from Target Field.
Amp It Up
Chevy using Fox' World Series coverage to launch ads for debut of Volt plug-in hybrid sedan.
Home Away From Home
Univ. of Washington to play '12 football home games, '11 Apple Cup at Qwest Field as Husky Stadium undergoes renovations.
You're A Shining Star
Robinson Cano cashing in on breakout season with appearance in new Nike Boom campaign.
For Your Viewing Pleasure
NFL Network sees gains in total-day, primetime viewership during Q3; ESPN leads all sports nets.
More Than Meets The Eye?
NFL agent Gary Wichard could face suspension by NFLPA for involvement in UNC imbroglio.
Jay Mariotti avoids jail time, pleads no contest to misdemeanor domestic violence charge.