Quote of the Day

"Whose decision was it for both of these situations to happen the same summer? Can they stagger this?"
-- ESPN's Jalen Rose, on the possibility that the NFL lockout could coincide with a possible NBA lockout after July 1. ("Mike & Mike in the Morning," ESPN Radio, 5/17)
Tuesday May 17, 2011 Vol. 17 — No. 171 Print This Issue

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  • Crane's Business

    The $680M McLane (l) is getting for Astros is second largest amount for MLB team

    Astros Owner Drayton McLane yesterday announced the $680M sale of the franchise to Houston businessman Jim Crane, according to Steve Campbell of the HOUSTON CHRONICLE. The deal is "subject to approval from Major League Baseball owners, who likely will take 30-60 days to review it." Due to that timeline, Crane "won't be officially in charge of the franchise" for the June 6-8 MLB First-Year Player Draft, but McLane "has offered to let Crane sit in on the draft meetings and discussions." Crane, who would "become the fifth owner in the history" of the Astros, purchased the team "after unsuccessful attempts to purchase the Astros, Chicago Cubs and Texas Rangers in the past three years." He confirmed that former Rockets President George Post ...

  • Change In Momentum

    The NFL finally wins a big legal decision, as a ruling keeps the lockout in place.

  • We Know Records

    TNT poised for most-viewed NBA playoffs in cable history.

  • Special Delivery

    FedEx to title sponsor PGA Tour St. Jude Classic through '14.

  • Showing Of Support

    Rick Welts says feedback has been "100 percent positive."

  • Stepping Up To Bat

    MLB Giants to produce video for viral anti-homophobia campaign.

  • Figure Eight

    Eight Olympians to be faces of Coca-Cola's London marketing.

  • Time To Play The Feud!

    NASCAR All-Star Race plays off burgeoning Kyle Busch-Kevin Harvick rivalry.

  • Awards Night

    ESPN's Tirico, SI's King among those feted at NSSA awards.

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