Quote of the Day

"When you start your business in your parents' two-car garage in 1977, it's just an honor to have my name in the same sentence as those teams. I never thought I would be in business for this long a time, let alone at the top of the sport."
-- NASCAR and IndyCar Series team owner Chip Ganassi, on being a nominee for Professional Sports Team of the Year at last night’s Sports Business Awards ("NASCAR Now," ESPN2, 5/18)
Thursday May 19, 2011 Vol. 17 — No. 173 Print This Issue

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  • By George!

    ESPN on Wednesday night had the best awards haul of any company in the four-year history of the Sports Business Awards, taking the honors for Best in Sports Television, Best in Sports Media and Executive of the Year. It was good news for a company that was feeling a bit of heat this week from the release of a controversial book that pointed out some of the mishaps and misdeeds of some of ESPN’s biggest names. ESPN’s record night was watched by more than 600 of the sports industry’s top execs, who were among the 73 nominees in the running for 15 categories. The event was held at the Marriott Marquis in N.Y. In addition to Bodenheimer, ESPN Exec VP/News, Talent & Content Operations Steve Anderson and ESPN Digital Media ...

  • Power Of The Court

    Jamie McCourt expected to ask judge to order sale of Dodgers.

  • Oil Futures

    Oilers, city of Edmonton reach agreement for new C$450M downtown arena.

  • Cool As Ice

    NHL Playoff viewership trending as second-highest cable postseason since '94.

  • Swooshing In A New Era

    Maya Moore becomes Jordan Brand's first female endorser.

  • Business School

    Backpack Durant wears to be part of his KD III Nike line.

  • The Wrath Of Kahn

    T'Wolves GM "astonished" over reaction to lottery comments.

  • Sweet Smell Of Success

    Grizzlies seeing benefits from first-ever playoff triumphs.

  • Reading Between The Lines

    THE DAILY presents excerpt from highly-anticipated ESPN tell-all book.

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