Quote of the Day

"You have to look a certain way, you have to be very feminine, you have to have long hair and nice nails. But then you have to hit it 300 yards. Sometimes it's a little hard to live up to all those standards."
-- Retired golfer Annika Sorenstam, on the pressures put upon members of the LPGA tour. ("Morning Drive," Golf Channel, 2/17)
Thursday February 17, 2011 Vol. 17 — No. 109 Print This Issue

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  • Ring Shopping

    Burke says NBCU will focus on properties that are good business decisions

    NBC Universal President & CEO Steve Burke yesterday "declined to confirm whether the broadcast unit would throw down the requisite billions to ensure its reign as the home to the Winter and Summer Games" by securing U.S. TV rights to the '14 Sochi and '16 Rio de Janeiro Olympics, according to Anthony Crupi of ADWEEK. Discussing NBC's sports properties during Comcast's Q4 earnings call, Burke said, "We're here to make money, and we're going to be disciplined. We're going to concentrate on businesses that have good returns." Crupi noted complicating matters for NBC "are rival nets ESPN and Fox, both of which also plan to make a run at the 2014/2016 rights bundle," and "naturally, the more bids there are on the table, the greater the cost ...

  • Investment Portfolio

    TD Ameritrade completes media buy for '12 Games, USOC deal.

  • All In The Family

    Jeff Wilpon says his family will keep majority control of the Mets.

  • Georgia On My Mind

    Michael Gearon intent on keeping Thrashers in Atlanta.

  • Fit For A Queen City

    Swofford gives strongest indication yet that ACC football title game will stay in Charlotte.

  • Hitting The Links

    LPGA season kicks with hopes that a dominant U.S. player begins to emerge.

  • Bay Watch

    Showtime's Giants show to be filmed in documentary form.

  • Greeting Cards

    Panini signs Kevin Durant to exclusive multiyear deal.

  • A Leader Of Men

    De Smith gets the SI treatment, with NFLPA boss described as "someone accustomed to combat."

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