Quote of the Day

"The scene at the last game? Man, that really got to me."
-- NBA Kings co-Owner Joe Maloof, on the city of Sacramento’s effort to keep the team for at least one more season. (SACRAMENTO BEE, 5/3)
Tuesday May 3, 2011 Vol. 17 — No. 161 Print This Issue

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  • Rolling In The Deep

    Pac-10's new agreements with ESPN, Fox are more than quadruple current deals

    The Pac-10 Conference has agreed to a massive media rights deal with ESPN and Fox that is worth $3B over 12 years, according to multiple sources. A formal announcement will come tomorrow. The deal, which averages out to $250M per year, includes football, basketball and Olympic sports rights and quadruples the conference's current deals with ESPN and Fox. The conference is holding some rights back that it plans to use for a dedicated channel. The deal is a blow to Comcast/NBC, which was vying to pick up the rights for Versus. Comcast/NBC still is in play to operate a conference channel, but sources said it has told the conference that it is unwilling to actually own such a channel. As part of its deal, ESPN is picking up football and basketb ...

  • Finding A Castle For The Kings

    Sacramento gets second chance with Kings, but new arena financing plan a must.

  • Having A Ball

    First round of NBA Playoffs sees record television audiences.

  • Lone Star

    McLane says Jim Crane is exclusive bidder for Astros.

  • The Best Of The Best

    NBC tops the list with nine wins at annual Sports Emmys.

  • Getting To Know You

    Red-hot Indians turn to social media in attempt to counter MLB-worst attendance.

  • First Flight

    Frontier Airlines inks first national sports deal with LPGA.

  • Playing It Safe

    Teams ramp up security in wake of bin Laden's death.

  • Transcending The Playing Field

    The sports world pays tribute to the U.S. military after bin Laden shooting.

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