Quote of the Day

"It looks like she could leap off the roof of Centre Court and land safely on the ground. It’s billowy. We’re just going to give her a fashion yellow card."
-- ESPN's Chris Fowler, on the dress that Venus Williams wore Monday for her first-round match at Wimbledon. (ESPN2, 6/20)
Monday June 20, 2011 Vol. 17 — No. 194 Print This Issue

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  • Hearing The Rors

    McIlroy is youngest major champion since Woods won Masters in '97

    After winning the U.S. Open by eight strokes yesterday, Rory McIlroy "represents a new dawn and will keep golf hip with his natural charisma," according to a sports section cover story by Steve DiMeglio of USA TODAY. Tiger Woods has not won a major since '08, and the "potential changing of the guard comes just in time" because golf has been "thirsting for the Next Big Thing." Golfer and fellow Northern Ireland native Graeme McDowell said, "He's a breath of fresh air for the game and perhaps we're ready for golf's next superstar and maybe Rory is it. ... He's going to be a great ambassador for the sport" ( USA TODAY, 6/20 ). In N.Y., Mike Lupica writes, "It is McIlroy's time now, his moment. ... Truly, this was one of the great performance ...

  • Open And Shut Case

    NBC earns a 5.1 overnight rating for the final round of McIlroy's U.S. Open romp.

  • Shot Clock Winding Down

    NBA owners relax stance on guaranteed contracts, but is it enough to avoid a lockout?

  • L.A. Story

    Bud Selig's approval of Dodgers' Fox deal will determine McCourt's future.

  • That's The Cable Talking

    Fox has asked NASCAR about Sprint Cup races on Speed.

  • Figure Skating

    NHL reportedly set to raise salary cap about $5M.

  • Staying A Head

    CAA Sports quietly extends contracts with Levine, Nuchow.

  • His Final Fortnight

    Dick Enberg prepares for his last Wimbledon due to Padres duties.

  • V Is For Victory

    Venus Williams once again is at the front of the Wimbledon fashion parade.

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