Quote of the Day
“It’s not like we requested any of the attention that’s been brought upon ourselves.”
-- Heat F Chris Bosh, on the media spotlight focused on the team prior to its first preseason game of the season tonight (South Florida SUN-SENTINEL, 10/5).
Mets Looking For Winning Culture Around Team
On the eve of MLB’s postseason, teams staying home this October are making headlines. Fred and Jeff Wilpon take responsibility for the Mets' recent struggles and vow to bring in a GM who will help create a winning culture around the club. Fred Wilpon calls rumors ownership is actively involved in baseball operations an "incorrect perception," and he continues to maintain the team is on solid financial footing despite another sharp drop in attendance at Citi Field. In Baltimore, longtime Orioles Owner Peter Angelos is taking a more active role in the club at the age of 81, supervising the team’s day-to-day business operations “more closely than he has for most of his tenure.” Meanwhile, the Indians make several front-office moves, including Mark Shapiro officially becoming President of the team while turning baseball operations over to Chris Antonetti.
Mike Ilitch reportedly reaches deal to acquire Pistons from Karen Davidson, adding the NBA team alongside the Tigers and Red Wings.
The Usual Suspects
Bettman downplays talk of NHL/KHL pact on transfers, saying "there's no agreement."
Help Me Help You
Sanford Health open to working with Twins to ease the team's concerns about Target Center ad.
It Can Be Yours...
ACC open to selling title sponsorship of men's basketball tourney when new ESPN deal begins.
Hoops, There It Is
NBA and Turner on board among the earliest partners for Google TV, launching this month.
Not Convenient Anymore
7-Eleven ending deal as Tony Kanaan's primary IndyCar sponsor, leaving him in limbo for '11.