Quote of the Day

"I've had a lot of other things on my mind -- winning. So my relationship with Charlie is not one where we communicate that way. "
-- Bobcats Owner Michael Jordan, on his relationship with Charlie Sheen, who co-starred in a Hanes commercial with Jordan. (CHARLOTTE OBSERVER, 4/14)
Thursday April 14, 2011 Vol. 17 — No. 149 Print This Issue

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  • Listen To The Money Talk

    Fox picks up exclusive cable, online and mobile rights to 40 Big 12 football games

    Fox Sports and the Big 12 Conference have finalized a 13-year deal that will make Fox's cable properties the conference's exclusive cable home for football. Sources say Fox has agreed to pay $90M per year over 13 years. Fox had been paying $20M per year for the rights. In exchange for that fee, Fox will pick up the exclusive cable rights to 40 football games (up from 20 in the current contract) and all online, mobile and wireless rights. Most of the games will be available on FSN, though several also will be scheduled for FX. As part of the deal, Fox will get cable exclusivity for 40 Olympic sports events. "This landmark agreement positions the Conference with one of the best television arrangements in collegiate sports," Big 12 Commissione ...

  • Until We Meet Again

    Kings' potential final game in Sacramento draws a capacity crowd.

  • Long Time, No Talk

    NFL, NFLPA holding court-ordered mediation session, first interaction since CBA expired.

  • Apology Circuit

    Kobe aggressive in apologizing for anti-gay slur.

  • Deal Me Out

    ESPN issues new endorsement policy for on-air talent.

  • Keep It Under Control

    Dodgers cancel half-priced alcoholic drinks promo in wake of violence at opener.

  • Agent Of Change

    WMG's Myers hired by Warriors, may soon take over front office.

  • Campus Security

    Fears of a prolonged NBA lockout are leading college stars to stay in school.

  • Sunny Forecast

    Arizona State hopes new look leads to uptick in merch sales.

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