Quote of the Day
"No more explaining to people why I'm
not in the UFC."
-- WEC fighter Urijah Faber, on the MMA organization merging with UFC next year(LAS VEGAS REVIEW-JOURNAL, 10/29).
Magic's New Amway Center Draws Rave Reviews
The Heat continue to draw the lion's share of attention on the Florida basketball scene ahead of their much-anticipated home opener tonight, but the Magic Thursday served a reminder that they are not to be forgotten as they opened the Amway Center. David Stern was among the notables on hand for the regular-season debut of the $480M arena, which is hailed as the "most technologically advanced building on the continent." The commish had nothing but positive things to say, describing the new facility as "extraordinary," "magnificent" and "mind-boggling." The evening was a "civic celebration," as fans, politicians and celebrities flocked to the arena to be part of the historic event.
The 2-0 Count
Fox earns 9.9 overnight rating for Rangers-Giants Game Two as series heads to Texas.
Finally Some Good News?
News Corp. and Dish Network reportedly close to cutting carriage deal after tense four-week negotiations ahead of Sunday deadline.
AEG hopes to finalize plans by year's end for downtown L.A. "events center," NFL's return.
Is London Calling?
As Marisa Miller leads NFL's promotion of London game, THE DAILY notices a lighter amount of coverage by mainstream U.K. media.
The First Rule Of Fight Club Is....
WEC merges with UFC in move Dana White expects will result in higher ratings, PPV buys.
FanHouse.com offers the latest data on James Agate’s suit against IMG boss Forstmann.