Quote of the Day

"I don't think either side is looking to fundamentally change the way contracts are negotiated in baseball."
-- MLBPA Exec Dir Michael Weiner, on the tone of upcoming talks with MLB to extend the CBA, which expires after the ’11 season. (ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH, 2/22)
Tuesday February 22, 2011 Vol. 17 — No. 112 Print This Issue

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  • Heading To The Mountains

    MillerCoors replaces A-B, which held U.S. NHL rights since ‘94

    The NHL has signed MillerCoors in the U.S. and Molson Coors in Canada as its newest corporate sponsor in a mammoth seven-year deal across North America that is the league’s most financially lucrative sponsorship ever. With the deal, it replaces Anheuser-Busch, which held U.S. NHL league sponsorship rights since ‘94, and A-B-owned Labatt, the NHL's Canadian beer sponsor since ‘98. MillerCoors has committed to spending $375M over the next seven years through an estimated $100M in rights fees, $100M in activation expenditures, another $100M in media buys with league rights holders and various club spending obligations. The deal is effective July 1. "Hockey is a sport that's extremely strong with our customers in the Northeast and Midwest and o ...

  • Pitchers & MLBPA Report

    Michael Weiner kicks off Spring Training tour with MLB's labor talks top of mind.

  • Unplanned Vacations

    The Jets plan to furlough employees if league does not sign new CBA.

  • Three Is A Magic Number

    NBC will air all Triple Crown races through '15 after picking up Belmont Stakes.

  • Apple Turnover

    Knicks land Carmelo after James Dolan takes over talks.

  • Check It Out

    Nike near deal with USOC to stay Team USA outfitter.

  • Bow To The Kings

    With only one home game before NBA relocation deadline, Sacramento fans go all out.

  • Sam's Club

    Rams raising ticket prices for first time in four years.

  • Lather, Rinse & Repeat

    Joe Mauer signs a deal to endorse Head & Shoulders shampoo.

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