Quote of the Day

"If you had told me months ago that I'd be calling Notre Dame games on NBC, followed by an NFL playoff game on NBC, followed by the NFL Network offering me this package, I would probably inquire as to your hallucinogenic of choice."
-- NFL Network's Mike Mayock, on his sudden rise to high-profile broadcasting assignments, culminating with the net's Thursday night NFL package. (THE DAILY)
Friday May 6, 2011 Vol. 17 — No. 164 Print This Issue

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  • Sent To The Bench

    Mendenhall recently extended his deal with Champion through '15

    Champion has cut ties with Steelers RB Rashard Mendenhall as an endorser "over his controversial tweets objecting to the celebration over the death of Osama bin Laden," according to Michael McCarthy of USA TODAY. Champion spokesperson Matt Hall on Thursday said the apparel brand is "ending our business relationship" with Mendenhall since it does not think he "can appropriately represent Champion." Mendenhall first reached a three-year deal to endorse the Hanesbrands unit in '08, and recently signed a four-year extension through '15 ( USATODAY.com, 5/5 ). YAHOO SPORTS' Matthew Darnell wrote "since Mendenhall's words run pretty contrary to public opinion, it's probably best" for Champion's "bottom line to cut and run." The brand will "get s ...

  • A More Subdued March?

    Gus Johnson reportedly is out at CBS after 16 years.

  • Jazzed About Nola

    Saints quickly deny report they are a candidate for Toronto relocation.

  • End Of The Quest?

    Vikings, Ramsey County near agreement on new stadium.

  • Bump Day

    Donald Trump bows to public pressure, withdraws from driving Indy 500 pace car.

  • Punch Brothers

    Top Rank is helping Manny Pacquiao increase his marketing profile.

  • Steel City Icons

    Pirates, Iron City Brewing agree to cross-marketing deal.

  • Upward Flight Path

    Blue Jays among teams bucking overall MLB attendance drop.

  • Charity Stripe

    Car Griffin dunked over at ASG to be auctioned off, benefiting Stand Up To Cancer.

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