Quote of the Day

"If somebody came along and offered them a lot more money than it's worth, they would obviously say: 'Sit down, let's have a chat.' But I get the distinct feeling that's not going to happen. "
-- F1 Management Chair Bernie Ecclestone, on reports that News Corp. and Italian financial holding company Exor are exploring the possibility of a bid for F1. (GUARDIAN, 5/4)
Wednesday May 4, 2011 Vol. 17 — No. 162 Print This Issue

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  • Don't Judge A Book By Its Cover

    Dodgers alone account for 63% of the decline in MLB attendance this season

    MLB Commissioner Bud Selig has a problem with the "perception people take from the snapshot of a wet, dreary April and extrapolate into doom and gloom" for the league's attendance figures, according to Tom Verducci of SI.com. Attendance through May 1 was "down -- by 369 people per game," or 1.3%. However, the Dodgers "alone accounted for 63 percent of the decline in MLB attendance." Selig said, "Do I have any concerns? No. None whatsoever. We'll be up. All I can tell you is I'm bullish where we are and where we'll finish. ... I've been watching these things for 40 years. Overall, I know the ticket business. We're off to a beautiful start." Verducci wrote the "problem with baseball in April is that chunks of seats within view of the televisi ...

  • Strike Three?

    Dodgers said to lack funds to meet payroll later this month.

  • On Your Marks

    IOC planning to hold bidding for U.S. TV rights package in June.

  • Great Scott!

    Kudos rolling in for Larry Scott, with new Pac-10 TV deals called "spectacular."

  • Speeding Down The Field

    Appeals court grants expedited schedule for lockout case.

  • Staying Busy

    Veteran "SNF" producer Fred Gaudelli to handle Derby.

  • Tickets To The Gun Show

    Arsenal fans upset with team raising ticket prices 6.5%.

  • House Of David

    Beckham inks deal to serve as Samsung's global brand ambassador for '12 Olympics.

  • Best Wishes

    IMG's Ted Forstmann facing battle with brain cancer.

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