Quote of the Day

"ESPN has swallowed the world. It sucks the air out of the room. And they seem to set the table for everybody else. I'm reading my students' stories, and I'm seeing all the catchphrases, like ‘En fuego.’ It's killing the writing, but it's a great American phenomenon."
-- Longtime sports journalist Len Shapiro, on the state of sports media. (THE DAILY)
Thursday February 24, 2011 Vol. 17 — No. 114 Print This Issue

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  • Return Fire

    Nets announced Williams trade hours before Knicks introduced Carmelo

    Nets Owner Mikhail Prokhorov delivered "another kick to Goliath's shin" yesterday by trading for G Deron Williams just hours before the Knicks introduced Carmelo Anthony at MSG, according to Harvey Araton of the N.Y TIMES. The Nets "lost out in the Anthony sweepstakes " earlier this week to the Knicks and Owner James Dolan, and Prokhorov also "struck out last summer with his Brooklyn sales pitch for LeBron James." But "give Prokhorov credit for gambling that Williams ... will be first to discover that downtown Brooklyn is not Mineola." The Nets owner is "clearly enjoying the baiting game, tweaking his Manhattan rival" by trading for Williams soon after "gloating over forcing Dolan to effectively gut his roster to keep Anthony from the Nets ...

  • Can You Keep A Secret?

    DirecTV seeking to block unsealing of confidential records in NFL media fees case.

  • Lucky Number Seven?

    It might be weeks for Carmelo's No. 7 Knicks jersey to be ubiquitous in the Big Apple.

  • The Price Is Wrong

    Cuban upset with NBA-owned Hornets adding payroll.

  • Cash Call

    Ray Evernham files a lawsuit worth more than $19M against George Gillett.

  • Court Of Public Opinion

    Kings investors want Maloofs to keep team in Sacramento.

  • Join The Club

    Fehr brings in former NHLer Schneider to help union.

  • On Top Of The World

    Ovechkin flips pucks off DC roof for Capital One spot.

  • Words Of Wisdom

    Len Shapiro talks about state of sports media, looks back on Washington Post career.

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