Quote of the Day

"Frank McCourt will say it is personal, but don’t you think Bud Selig wants a healthy franchise in Los Angeles?"
-- Bloomberg News' Scott Soshnick, on the clash between the Dodgers Owner and the MLB Commissioner. ("In The Loop," Bloomberg TV, 6/27)
Monday June 27, 2011 Vol. 17 — No. 199 Print This Issue

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  • Life As We Know It

    MetLife paying about $7M for cornerstone deal at New Meadowlands Stadium

    MetLife is in "advanced discussions with New Meadowlands Stadium to upgrade its corner sponsorship ... to a full naming-rights deal," according to Terry Lefton in this week's SPORTSBUSINESS JOURNAL. A source said the negotiations are "very advanced, but not complete." Other sources said that talks have "progressed enough that those inquiring about naming rights in the last month have been told that they were not available, though a cornerstone sponsorship could be." Several sources indicated that MetLife is "paying about $7 million a year for its cornerstone deal, and that the naming-rights package being considered would average between $17 million and $18 million a year." Lefton reports MetLife landing the naming rights "would bring it fu ...

  • The Last Chapter?

    Dodgers file for bankruptcy protection in McCourt's last-ditch effort to keep team.

  • Taking A Stand

    NBPA's decision not to offer new CBA proposal offers more evidence a lockout is likely.

  • Cleared For A Second Flight

    The familiar Jets nickname is returning to Winnipeg's NHL team.

  • Reset Your Clocks

    NHL could realign into four divisions set by time zones.

  • Political Persuasion

    Boston's Niketown removes controversial shirts from display.

  • Prep School

    Brooks Brothers teams with IMG to sell college merchandise.

  • Cop Out

    Peyton and Eli fill up some free time by filming a police-inspired promo for DirecTV.

  • Remembering One Of The Best

    Nick Charles, who helped pioneer the sports highlight show in the '80s at CNN, passes away.

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