Quote of the Day

"You can’t change the rules in the World Cup. This is not some third-rate league. This is like saying the marathon today is going to be 18 miles."
-- ESPN's Tony Kornheiser, on the idea of changing the '22 FIFA World Cup in Qatar to three 30-minute periods due to excessive heat. ("PTI," ESPN, 7/7)
Friday July 8, 2011 Vol. 17 — No. 206 Print This Issue

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  • The 8th Wonder

    The 8th Circuit Court of Appeals, in a surprise in terms of timing, Friday morning formally overturned a lower court’s decision that had declared the NFL lockout illegal. The 8th Circuit had already stayed the lower court ruling. The latest ruling, which was unexpected because it may serve to influence the advanced labor talks between players and the league , did not rule on whether the league is immune from antitrust law, meaning Brady v NFL can continue. The court’s timing is surprising because the thinking had been that the court had clearly telegraphed during oral arguments on June 3 it would hold off on a decision if the sides were making progress. Nevertheless, the decision was not a complete victory for the NFL. Wh ...

  • Turkey Dinner

    Deron Williams will play in Europe if the NBA misses games; will other stars join him?

  • The Joshua Tree

    Harris' deal to buy 76ers could come any day now.

  • On The Map

    Progress on revenue-sharing deal with IOC could clear USOC for bid to host '20 Games.

  • Come Fly With Me

    Etihad signs mega deal to title Man City stadium.

  • Playing Some Bluegrass

    Kentucky Speedway is set to host its first NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race.

  • Putting Up A Fight

    NHL, Molson Coors appeal ruling that invalidates deal.

  • Left Empty Handed

    WSOP rules prevent players from sporting corporate logos on hats as the main event kicks off.

  • Burnt Orange Country

    Lowell Galindo heads talent for Longhorn Network.

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