Quote of the Day

"I would have preferred a phone call in advance. Sacramento deserves better than this."
-- Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson, explaining he did not hear directly from Kings Owners the Maloof family that they had asked for an extension from the NBA to apply for relocation. (SACRAMENTO BEE, 2/25)
Friday February 25, 2011 Vol. 17 — No. 115 Print This Issue

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  • Too Much Of A Good Thing?

    Williams is latest NBA player to be traded before he could explore free agency

    The "usual deals transpired" ahead of Thursday's NBA trade deadline, but "another deal materialized this week: trading a key player with an uncertain future for considerable assets," according to Jeff Zillgitt of USA TODAY. Teams "took control," as the Jazz traded Deron Williams, the Nuggets traded Carmelo Anthony and the Celtics traded Kendrick Perkins. The NBA "wants more competitive balance," and that issue is "being addressed in collective bargaining talks." But until that is resolved, it is "not surprising some teams did what they thought was necessary" ( USA TODAY, 2/25 ). The AP's Lynn DeBruin wondered, "Is there something the NBA should do to protect teams from losing their star players?" Jazz CEO Greg Miller: "This is a relatively ...

  • Two-Minute Warning

    "Very strong differences" remain between NFL, NFLPA as clock continues to tick.

  • Record Player

    NBC wants $3.5M for 30-second ad in Super Bowl XLVI.

  • Out Fox-ed

    Bud Selig denies Frank McCourt's proposal to secure $200M loan for Dodgers from Fox.

  • Trying To Buy More Time

    NBA Kings ask league to extend relocation deadline.

  • Group Discussion

    ESPN hands ombudsman duties to faculty from well-respected Poynter Institute.

  • Stop & Drop

    Chargers cutting pay of front office during lockout.

  • Jump For Joy

    Kia parlays Blake Griffin's over-the-car dunk into new TV commercial, print ads.

  • Farmer's Almanac

    Fox Sports' Eric Shanks talks about his weekend.

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