Quote of the Day

"There is no owner who during the period 2004-11, the period Frank has been in the game, who has consumed more of the commissioner's time, more of the commissioner's office's time, than Frank McCourt."
-- MLB Exec VP/Labor Relations & HR Rob Manfred, on the Dodgers Owner claiming MLB Commissioner Bud Selig is ignoring his request to meet. (CHICAGO TRIBUNE, 5/1)
Monday May 2, 2011 Vol. 17 — No. 160 Print This Issue

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  • Residual Impact?

    NFL Network sets viewership record for three days of NFL Draft

    NFL Network averaged 566,000 viewers for its three-day coverage of the '11 NFL Draft, the net's best mark in the six years it has broadcast the event live. The net's previous record was set last year with 560,000 viewers. NFL Network's coverage of the first round Thursday night averaged 1.04 million viewers, the net's best opening round audience ever. Friday marked the net's best rounds two and three ever with 549,000 viewers. Coverage of the final four rounds Saturday saw viewership rise 7% from '10. ESPN averaged 2.994 million viewers for its three-day coverage of the Draft, down significantly from last year's record-setting audience. The net averaged 6.003 million viewers for Thursday's first round, down 17.7% from 7.290 million viewers ...

  • On Again, Off Again

    Appeals court grants temporary stay of injunction lifting lockout.

  • Fight Night

    UFC's debut event in Ontario deemed a success with record gate of $11.5M.

  • Meeting Of The Minds

    McCourt, Schieffer meet to discuss MLB's Dodgers role.

  • Speed Demons

    IndyCar may add races to sweeten network package.

  • Head Of The Class

    Duke first school to sign with new IMG College ticket division.

  • Leading A Horse To Water

    CDI looking to diversify portfolio into more non-horse racing entities.

  • Incomplete Pass

    Bears decline to offer Ravens compensation for botched trade despite Goodell request.

  • Budding Reputation

    MLB's upturn in fortunes earns Selig positive coverage in N.Y. Magazine, SI.

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