Quote of the Day

"They bring in the money. They're the performers."
-- Univ. of South Carolina football coach Steve Spurrier, on a proposal for players to receive $300 per game out of the coaches' pocket to pay for expenses. (SI.com, 6/1)
Thursday June 2, 2011 Vol. 17 — No. 182 Print This Issue

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  • Strong Out Of The Box

    Game One rating up 14% from last year's Blackhawks-Flyers opener

    NBC earned a 3.2 overnight Nielsen rating for last night's Bruins-Canucks NHL Stanley Cup Final Game One, marking the best Game One overnight in 12 years. The 3.2 rating is also up 14.3% from a 2.8 overnight for the net's Blackhawks-Flyers Game One last year, which aired on a Saturday night. The game peaked at a 3.8 rating during the last half hour of the telecast, when Canucks LW Raffi Torres broke the scoreless tie with 18.5 seconds remaining in regulation. Boston led all U.S. markets with a 25.5 local rating, while Providence earned a 16.7 rating. Vancouver is not included in the Nielsen ratings.

  • The Secret's Out

    Goodell, several owners quietly hold meeting with De Smith.

  • Progress Report

    NBA, NBPA express optimism after productive talks.

  • May Flowers

    TNT sets record for most cable primetime viewers in May.

  • The "Chosen" Ones

    Nike beginning its largest effort ever to expand on action sports business with new ad campaign.

  • The Punisher

    Former All-Star Brendan Shanahan taking over for Colin Campbell as the NHL's new czar of discipline.

  • Jet Powered

    First-day Winnipeg season-ticket sales reach nearly 2,000.

  • One More Go Of It

    Sepp Blatter outlines potential changes to scandal-ridden FIFA after lopsided reelection.

  • These Are His Feelings

    Bill Simmons says Grantland.com "hasn't been as much fun as I had thought."

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