Quote of the Day

"This stadium for us, this is our David Beckham."
-- Sporting KC CEO Robb Heineman, on Livestrong Sporting Park, which will host its first MLS match tonight. (SPORTING NEWS TODAY, 6/9)
Thursday June 9, 2011 Vol. 17 — No. 187 Print This Issue

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  • Kansas City, Here I Come

    Sporting KC donating $7.5M to Livestrong Foundation as part of naming-rights deal

    Livestrong Sporting Park "will take its place among the finest soccer stadiums in the world when it opens" tonight for a Fire-Sporting KC MLS match, according to Doug Tucker of the AP. The 18,467-seat stadium " boasts technological innovations which Sporting KC proclaims is 'the next generation of fan experience.'" Cisco Connected Sports Solutions "offers high-def video, interactive fan services and digital content" throughout the facility. More than 150 WiFi access points "will accommodate mobile and hand-held devices." Also, more than 330 HDTVs will be "placed around the stadium, the first MLS park fully equipped" with the technology. In the "plush home locker room, players will sit on $5,000 seats imported from Spai ...

  • Work To Be Done Still

    NBPA execs pessimistic about a new CBA deal before July 1.

  • Finding An Outlet

    UFC reportedly in talks to buy NBC Universal's struggling G4 network.

  • Raising Their Voice

    ABC the top network Tuesday night behind NBA Game Four.

  • Reviewing The Play

    SEC wants to take a look at ESPN deal after other conferences have cashed in.

  • Oops, I Did It Again

    A-Rod's deal with Vita Coco could cause a problem, as he is an investor in its main competitor.

  • Running On Empty?

    L.A. Marathon future cloudy thanks to McCourt divorce.

  • The Kid's Alright

    Crosby tops Nielsen's list of top potential NHL endorsers.

  • Benefits To Early Enrollment

    Ground-floor sponsors on Grantland.com getting perks from the ESPN association.

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