Quote of the Day

"This will inspire an entire generation of young girls to play tennis and propel the sport to new levels of global popularity and growth."
-- WTA Chair & CEO Stacey Allaster, on Li Na becoming the first Chinese player to win the French Open. (LONDON TIMES, 6/5)
Monday June 6, 2011 Vol. 17 — No. 184 Print This Issue

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  • Listen To The Money Talks

    The networks will vie for the U.S. Olympic rights today and tomorrow at the IOC HQs

    Fox Sports Media Group Chair & CEO David Hill said the network wants to buy the rights to four Olympic Games, not just two. Hill, who made the comments today after Fox’ presentation to the IOC in Lausanne, Switzerland, said having the rights to the ’14, ’16, ’18 and ’20 games would be easier to “amortize” the production costs associated with covering an Olympics. Hill: “It’s simpler. … You have to make a major investment in technical hardware, which is (a capital expense), so anyone will tell you if you’re going to amortize that over four rather than two, you’re financially in a much better place.” Hill said Fox will submit two bids: one for the ‘14 Soc ...

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  • Sunday Night Heat

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  • Interference Penalty

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  • Red, White & New?

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  • Mass Appeal

    Li Na's French Open triumph could be game-changing moment for tennis in China.

  • Meeting The Goal

    Winnipeg franchise sells out 13,000 season ticket allotment.

  • Up By The Bay

    Estimated cost of 49ers' Santa Clara stadium rises by $13M.

  • Apple Turnover

    Donnie Walsh unexpectedly exits as Knicks GM.

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