Quote of the Day

"In only his first full season in the NBA, our next guest has done the seemingly impossible: He's made people want to go to the Clippers' games."
-- ABC's Jimmy Kimmel, introducing Clippers F Blake Griffin during Thursday's "Jimmy Kimmel Live" episode. (ABC, 2/17)
Friday February 18, 2011 Vol. 17 — No. 110 Print This Issue

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  • Hitting The Gas Pedal

    Total sponsorship for Hendrick's Cup program will be up compared to '10

    A handful of NASCAR team execs, owners, officials and drivers believe that '11 "will be a year of recovery for NASCAR after two very taxing seasons of declining television ratings and attendance, plus truly trying economic times, especially for the teams," according to Tom Jensen of SPEEDTV.com. As the Sprint Cup Series kicks off Sunday with the Daytona 500, team officials are indicating that "sponsor interest is coming back after a couple of fallow seasons." Roush Fenway Racing President Steve Newmark said, "What we've seen in the last year is way more interest." Team Owner Rick Hendrick agreed, noting that "total sponsorship dollars for his four-car Sprint Cup team will be up slightly in 2011 compared with 2010." Hendrick: "I personally t ...

  • Trying To Find Common Ground

    NFL, NFLPA take unprecedented step of agreeing to mediation in hopes of bridging chasm.

  • Holding Court

    NBA holding first CBA session in months, but no progress is expected to be made.

  • Falcon Crest

    Upcoming report says new outdoor stadium in Atlanta is doable.

  • Wait And See

    Could sponsors drop Super Bowl ties after the way they were treated in Arlington?

  • Shinny Shake

    Calgary preps for first outdoor NHL game in Canada since '03.

  • I Want Candy

    M&M's breaking debut NASCAR-themed ad during Daytona 500.

  • Bill's Excellent Adventure

    ESPN's Bill Simmons details plans for new website.

  • Glory Days

    Magic, Bird the latest sports stars headed to Broadway.

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