Quote of the Day

"We are trying to be humble. We thought now people were in the mood to listen to a message about the Olympics. "
-- BP Brand Dir Duncan Blake, on the company launching its first TV campaign since last year’s oil spill highlighting its sponsorship of the ’12 London Games. (MARKETINGMAGAZINE.co.uk, 7/6)
Thursday July 7, 2011 Vol. 17 — No. 205 Print This Issue

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  • Counting Down The Days

    A handshake deal on a new NFL CBA is "unlikely by Friday but could come by the end of the weekend or early next week if talks last that long," according to sources cited by Mark Maske of the WASHINGTON POST. The deliberations "are at a sensitive stage" as NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and NFLPA Exec Dir DeMaurice Smith rejoin negotiations today in N.Y. A handshake deal by "early next week would ensure that a full preseason would be played and probably guarantee that teams could report to training camps as scheduled beginning July 23." During two days of meetings this week, lawyers for both sides have been "crafting language for a formal agreement, hoping to have parts of it ready to go if negotiators can settle the remaining issues." Mas ...

  • Financial Times

    Dispute builds over NBA owners' alleged '09-10 losses.

  • Score One For MLB

    MLB gets a key win in Dodgers bankruptcy case this morning.

  • Hero Worship

    The Cowboys sign a deal with Marvel Entertainment for branded apparel.

  • Checking His List

    Amar'e Stoudemire announces decision to remain with Nike.

  • Skating Away

    Longtime Wild exec Bill Robertson leaving team.

  • Ahoy, Mateys!

    The Pirates are contending for the first time in years, renewing local interest in the club.

  • Hitting Close To Home

    CFL Argonauts alter promos after councilman claims they could promote domestic violence.

  • Century Club

    ESPN, ESPN2 in just over 100 million HHs during July.

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