Quote of the Day

"If we have to choose between this one and another lockout, we’d welcome a lockout."
-- NBPA Exec Dir Billy Hunter, on the latest CBA proposal submitted to the union by NBA owners. (CHICAGO SUN-TIMES, 5/5)
Thursday May 5, 2011 Vol. 17 — No. 163 Print This Issue

Top Stories

  • Booth Brothers

    Nessler (l), Mayock will be in broadcast booth for NFL Net's "Thursday Night Football"

    NFL Network today announced Brad Nessler and Mike Mayock as its announcer team for the eight-game late-season "Thursday Night Football" package this season ( NFL Network ). SI.com's Richard Deitsch notes Nessler has been at ESPN since '92, "most notably calling college football and college basketball games." He was the "lead announcer on the back end of 'Monday Night Football' doubleheaders in 2006 and 2010," and served as a radio play-by-play announcer for the Falcons and Vikings in the '80s. It is "expected Nessler will continue to have a role on ESPN's college football coverage." Meanwhile, Mayock, who last month was reported to have been  selected to be the analyst for the package, is "one of the rising stars in sports broadcasting and ...

  • Dollars And Sense

    Stern stresses importance of league being profitable in future.

  • Pure Energy

    Sheets energy strips to be the first product released by new PureBrands LLC.

  • End-Game Scenario

    MLB poised to seize Dodgers if team doesn't make payroll.

  • Cracking Down

    MLB likely to include alcohol policy in new CBA after recent wave of player arrests.

  • Losing His Footing?

    A report claims Goodell's standing among players has "taken a massive hit."

  • Getting The Horns

    Texas will have some say in firing of Longhorn Net staff.

  • Illegal Procedure?

    U.S. DOJ questioning whether the BCS adheres to antitrust laws.

  • Going In Swinging

    Heavy marketing, distribution effort being put behind Pacquiao-Mosley bout.

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