Quote of the Day

"We had a massive handicap. There's enough variables. We don't need to be throwing dice to be deciding grid positions."
-- IndyCar driver Dario Franchitti, on the series using a blind draw to set the field for the second race of the Izod IndyCar Series Firestone Twin 275s Saturday at Texas Motor Speedway. Franchitti started 28th and finished seventh; race winner Will Power began third. (USA TODAY, 6/13)
Monday June 13, 2011 Vol. 17 — No. 189 Print This Issue

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  • Going Out With A Bang

    Mavs' championship clincher is highest-rated Game Six overnight ever on ABC

    ABC earned a 15.0 overnight Nielsen rating for last night's NBA Finals Game Six from 8:00-10:45pm ET, which saw the Mavericks clinch their first ever NBA title with a 105-95 win over the Heat. The 15.0 overnight marks ABC's best NBA Finals Game Six ever and is up 22% from a 12.3 rating for Lakers-Celtics Game Six last year, which aired on a Tuesday night. That series went to seven games. Last night's telecast is also up 35% from an 11.1 overnight for the clinching Heat-Mavericks Game Six in '06. The telecast peaked during the final quarter hour of the telecast with a 20.9 rating. Dallas-Ft. Worth earned a 39.8 local rating, the net's best NBA rating ever in the market. Miami-Ft. Lauderdale earned a 36.2 lo ...

  • A Whole New Ball Game

    MLB, union discuss ditching divisions, placing 15 teams in each league.

  • Intercepted Pass

    NFL teams quick to deny report they are in L.A. move talks.

  • Transfer Listed

    Glazers in talks to list ManU on Hong Kong stock exchange.

  • On The Brink

    Canucks' 1-0 win in Game Five Friday gives NBC a 3.2 overnight.

  • Moving Indoors

    The NHL's Heritage Classic appears off the schedule during '11-12 season.

  • Kicking It Old School

    Michigan, Notre Dame unveil the retro-influenced uniforms they will wear for their annual matchup.

  • Taking The Lead

    Barry Janoff to head Big Lead's sports business coverage.

  • Feeling Quite Bullish

    NBA exec Chris Heck to lead Red Bulls' business operations.

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