Quote of the Day

"I wouldn't use the word again, but the things they're asking for are nonstarters."
NBPA Exec Dir Billy Hunter, calling NBA Commissioner David Stern's insistence that the league will lose around $400M this season "baloney" (L.A. TIMES, 1/2)
Monday January 3, 2011 Vol. XVII — No. 76 Print This Issue

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  • NHL Winter Classic Plays On Through Rain, Worsening Ice Surface

    Winter Classic Opened With Olympics-Like Opening Ceremony, Fireworks, 20-Foot Flames

    The Capitals-Penguins Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic, "forced under the lights for the first time because of earlier rain, made the very most of the Heinz Field stage on a soggy Saturday," according to Dejan Kovacevic of the PITTSBURGH POST-GAZETTE. There was "an Olympics-like opening ceremony, fireworks shot off the stadium rooftops, some 20-foot-tall flames flanking the parade of players, a deafening-at-times din from the crowd of 68,111 [and] a dazzling if eclectic array of Terrible Towels waving over tassle caps." The opening faceoff was moved from 1:00pm ET to 8:00pm due to weather concerns, but "all concerned seemed to agree that the move to prime time ... paid off in ways that might prove more memorable than the outcome." NHL Co ...

  • This One's For John

    Elway set to take over Broncos' rebuilding plan.

  • Going Out With A Bang

    NFL closes regular season with predictably strong ratings.

  • Arm-ed Forces

    Logo for '16 Rio Games bears resemblance to Telluride Foundation.

  • Blade Runners

    Matt Ryan, Evan Longoria, Kyle Busch among Gillete Young Guns.

  • Jayhawk Walk

    Kansas hires Sheahon Zenger as new AD.

  • Bowled Over

    TicketCity, Pinstripe Bowls have successful debuts.

  • Counting Their Pennies

    Emmert expects D-I revenue growth to be limited to 3% in '11.

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