Quote of the Day

"When you have three kids, you don't get much time for guilty weekend pleasures other than having a few minutes while I'm being pool/cabana/lifeguard boy to read some of the pathetically funny, self-absorbed, self-promotional, inane tweets people in our industry put out."
-- VMW Communications Owner Vince Wladika, on his weekend pleasure. (THE DAILY)
Friday July 1, 2011 Vol. 17 — No. 203 Print This Issue

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  • The Summer Of Their Discontent

    Hunter said he has been anticipating lockout for at least two years

    The NBA officially instituted a lockout at 12:01am ET Friday after a conference call with the 11-member labor relations committee who formally approved the work stoppage. Similar to the NFL’s lockout, players are now barred from using any team practice facilities and arenas or having any other contact with teams. The two sides were never close to a deal leading up to the league-imposed lockout. A three-hour last-ditch bargaining session was held Thursday in Manhattan, and NBPA Exec Dir Billy Hunter said afterward that he was resigned to a lockout after neither side could close the gap on “mammoth” differences in each side’s proposals. Hunter: “In a way, I have been anticipating it for the past two or three yea ...

  • Picture This

    NBA.com, team sites remove all player images in conjunction with the lockout.

  • Swear To Tell The Truth?

    Selig among MLB execs to be deposed in Dodgers case.

  • The Comeback Kid

    Nike re-signs Eagles QB Michael Vick to endorsement deal.

  • Time Is On My Side

    Omega signs five-year deal with PGA of America.

  • Moving Day

    Several college conferences and schools are changing directions today.

  • Golden Corral

    49ers sell $138M in luxury boxes at Santa Clara stadium.

  • Changes In The Motor City

    Alan Ostfield is "first casualty" of Tom Gores' PSE regime.

  • Bump, Set, Spiked

    Volleyball player rescinds tattoo offer to sponsors.

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