Quote of the Day

"The new ballpark will generate the need for some additional players. I've never disappointed anybody. When we needed players, we went out and got them."
-- Marlins Owner Jeffrey Loria, on the team's payroll being undecided for '12, when the Marlins are scheduled to open their new ballpark. (MIAMI HERALD, 2/15)
Tuesday February 15, 2011 Vol. 17 — No. 107 Print This Issue

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  • It's Showtime!

    TWC will create English and Spanish language RSNs to cover the Lakers

    Time Warner Cable signed a 20-year rights deal with the Lakers that will lead to the creation of two new regional sports networks in the L.A. market next year. Time Warner Cable will fully own the two new RSNs -- one in English and one in Spanish. The RSNs will have the rights to pre-, regular- and postseason Lakers games starting with the '12-13 season. Fox, which already operates FS West and Prime Ticket in L.A., had been negotiating to keep the Lakers’ rights on FS West, and sources familiar with the Lakers' proposal to Fox indicated that the team was looking for a $3B, 20-year deal, which averages out to $150M per year. The Lakers' exclusive negotiating window with FSN, which carries Lakers games on FS West, lapsed at the end of Decembe ...

  • Smooth Operator

    Sprite will be out front in Coca-Cola's association with the NBA as part of a new multiyear extension.

  • Summer Games

    IOC expects new U.S. Olympic TV rights deal by July.

  • Sign And Drive

    NASCAR signs licensing deal with Wal-Mart in the company's first such agreement with a major sports property.

  • Down To The Wire

    NFL owners to meet on March 3; is Jerry Richardson an impediment to new deal?

  • Party's Over

    Fiesta Bowl CEO John Junker on paid leave during investigation into financial irregularities.

  • Help Me Help You

    NFL agrees to restructure licensing deal with EA.

  • Full Disclosure

    ESPN's Fowler, Corso, Herbstreit have deals with Nike.

  • Dive In

    SI's annual Swimsuit Issue arrives at newsstands today with the company projecting a 41% revenue increase from the franchise.

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