Quote of the Day

"You just lick your lips when you think about Portland against Seattle, or when you bring Vancouver into it. The support staff is fantastic, the atmosphere is electric."
-- ESPN’s John Harkes, on the crowd at the MLS Timbers’ home opener and the budding three-team rivalry in the Pacific Northwest. ("Fire-Timbers," ESPN2, 4/14)
Friday April 15, 2011 Vol. 17 — No. 150 Print This Issue

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  • The Future Is Now

    Stern says NBA will continue to negotiate with players

    NBA Commissioner David Stern appeared on ESPN Radio’s “Mike & Mike in the Morning” Friday on the eve of the start of the NBA Playoffs to discuss several topics facing the league, most notably the prospect of a lockout on July 1. Stern said, “We're negotiating with our players. We will continue to negotiate with our players.” He added, “In the two seasons for which we have numbers, I think one the league lost $370 million, and next the league lost $340 million. And we've given these players those numbers. We've given them our certified annual reports of all of our teams. We've given them the combined summaries. We've made available the income tax returns. So if everything you say led to us being profitable, that would be one set of facts ...

  • Knight In Shining Armor?

    Penguins co-Owner Ron Burkle makes last minute bid to keep Kings in Sacramento.

  • Audience Participation

    Portland hosts its first MLS game, buoyed by support from Timbers Army.

  • Proof Is In The Pudding

    NBA posts record season across broadcast, cable TV.

  • Timing Is Everything

    Versus' NHL viewership highest since acquiring rights in '05.

  • Take Two

    NFL, players reconvene for mediation talks but remain tight-lipped on progress.

  • Back Where It All Began

    Report: Coyotes' move to Winnipeg is "basically done."

  • Turning The Page

    NASCAR HOF planning summer campaign to boost attendance.

  • Men Of Troy

    Troy Polamalu leads the NFL in jersey sales.

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