Quote of the Day

"This is a laughingstock. It’s chaos. It can’t happen to the brand of the Los Angeles Dodgers."
-- Boston Globe columnist Dan Shaughnessy, on the Dodgers filing for bankruptcy. ("Jim Rome Is Burning," ESPN, 6/28)
Wednesday June 29, 2011 Vol. 17 — No. 201 Print This Issue

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  • Staying On TOP

    GE today announced it has extended its IOC TOP sponsorship through '20 in a four-Games deal "worth hundreds of millions of dollars," according to the AP. Financial terms of the agreement were not announced, but TOP sponsorships "usually go for up to $100 million for four years." The announcement comes "three weeks after NBC -- formerly controlled by GE -- secured the U.S. broadcast rights " to four Olympics through '20 for $4.38B. GE officials "accompanied the NBC delegation at this month's TV bidding in Lausanne, but the IOC decided to do the sponsorship deal separately this time." The IOC has 11 TOP sponsors for the '12 London Games. Three have extended through the '16 Rio de Janeiro Olympics, and six other deals go through '20. The ...

  • Time For One More Play

    Lead negotiators for NBA, NBPA meeting Thursday just hours before CBA is set to expire.

  • A Word From The Wise

    Goodell's apprearance at NFLPA rookie symposium a sign of improved relationship with De Smith.

  • Keeping Score At Home

    MLB, Dodgers both declare victory after first day in court.

  • Out Of The Running

    USOC not planning on bid to host '20 Olympics.

  • Study Abroad Program

    Tiger partners with Japanese company for first new sponsorship deal since scandal.

  • Rain, Rain, Go Away?

    The All England Club may add a roof over Court One at Wimbledon.

  • Whiskey Rebellion

    Diageo's Crown Royal brand ending its sponsorships with NASCAR, Roush Fenway Racing.

  • Shipping Up To Boston

    Dropkick Murphys playing two Fenway shows this fall.

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