Quote of the Day

"We know those people; we trust their product and we have to save the deal."
-- Conquest Racing Owner Eric Bachelart, on Firestone, which last week announced that it will not compete in the Izod IndyCar Series beyond the ‘11 season. (SPEEDTV.com, 3/8)
Wednesday March 9, 2011 Vol. 17 — No. 123 Print This Issue

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  • More Than A Bracelet

    Livestrong Sporting Park will be tobacco free both inside and outside stadium

    The Livestrong cancer foundation and MLS Sporting K.C. have agreed to a unique six-year naming-rights deal for the club’s new $200M stadium, set to open June 9. Sporting K.C. will donate a percentage of all sales at Livestrong Sporting Park to the foundation, which will not pay a fee to the club. Sporting K.C. President Robb Heineman estimates the club could donate between $8-10M to the foundation over the six-year partnership. Heineman said, “It’s either groundbreaking or it’s crazy, and there will be people to call (the relationship) both. What we’re trying to do is more than just have a soccer team and a soccer stadium. We want to be part of the social fabric of the community.” The stadium sits 10 miles west of downtown K.C., and it seat ...

  • Take It To The Bank

    NFLPA retains UBS as dispute over league financials reaches critical point in CBA talks.

  • Pointing Fingers

    Gary Bettman blames Goldwater Institute for delaying Coyotes' sale to Hulsizer, calls for watchdog to stand down.

  • To Be Frank

    Kim Ng says drama surrounding Dodgers, McCourt not her reason for taking MLB job.

  • Final (Four) Countdown

    CBS, Turner preach teamwork ahead of March Madness.

  • Taking It In Stride

    Shaun White partners with Kraft Foods' gum brand.

  • What Happens In Vegas...

    Competitor Group shifting Las Vegas Marathon to evening this year, making it the largest night race in the world.

  • That's The Spirit

    Three groups in talks to buy Thrashers, keep team in Atlanta.

  • Breathe Easy

    TMZ's plans for sports website reportedly have fizzled.

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