Quote of the Day

"Fans deserve to be angry. It's an emotional process and I can understand it and appreciate it. Dealing with that with my own family has been brutal."
-- Atlanta Spirit co-Owner Michael Gearon, on the Thrashers moving to Winnipeg after being sold to True North Sports & Entertainment. (AJC.com, 5/31)
Wednesday June 1, 2011 Vol. 17 — No. 180 Print This Issue

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  • No Opening Night Jitters

    ABC earned a 10.7 overnight Nielsen rating for last night's Mavericks-Heat NBA Finals Game One, marking the best NBA Finals opener since Pistons-Lakers in '04 earned an 11.5 overnight. Last night's game is up 3% from a 10.4 overnight for Lakers-Celtics Game One last year and also up 15% from a 9.3 overnight for the Heat-Mavericks opener of the '06 Finals. Miami-Ft. Lauderdale topped all U.S. markets with a 31.9 local rating, while Dallas-Ft. Worth finished second with a 29.9 rating ( Austin Karp, THE DAILY ). MULTICHANNEL NEWS’ Mike Reynolds wrote Mavericks-Heat “shapes up about as well as ABC could have hoped for, short of another rematch” between the Lakers and Celtics. Reynolds: “Given the quality of the matchup a ...

  • Applying Pressure

    NBA, NBPA meet today in Miami as CBA deadline closes in.

  • Lucky Number Seven

    The NHL is officially back in Winnipeg for the first time in 15 years.

  • The Need For Speed

    Fox earns 4.5 rating for Coca-Cola 600; ABC sees jump for Wheldon's last-lap win at Indy.

  • Time To Go?

    GoDaddy's Parsons fully behind Danica's potential full-time NASCAR move.

  • Time To Dance

    Bruins' Stanley Cup bid gives "much-maligned" Jacobs "rare opportunity to remake his image."

  • It's Just Business

    Drops in Tiger's endorsement income, IMG's golf profits reasons behind Steinberg's exit.

  • Surveying The Field

    Zygi Wilf talks Vikings stadium as it hangs in legislative limbo.

  • Joining The Bandwagon

    BP signs on as Indians sponsor for the season.

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