Quote of the Day

"Your net worth’s already more than the people who own it now, so you’re okay."
-- Mavericks Owner Mark Cuban, following a lighthearted proposition from actors Jason Bateman and Ryan Reynolds that he partner with them to buy the Dodgers. ("2011 ESPY Awards," ESPN, 7/13)
Thursday July 14, 2011 Vol. 17 — No. 210 Print This Issue

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  • The Big Bang Theory

    Changes to the 76ers basketball side are expected under new ownership

    Comcast-Spectacor "reached an agreement Wednesday to sell the 76ers to a group of investors" led by Apollo Global Management Senior Managing Dir Joshua Harris, according to Kate Fagan of the PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER. The deal is pending approval by the NBA's BOG, though "no difficulties are expected regarding the NBA's approval of the sale." While terms of the sale were not disclosed, sources "put the deal's value at approximately $280 million for a 90 percent share of the team." Comcast-Spectacor and Chair Ed Snider will retain a 10% share but "will relinquish operational control." The deal does not include the Flyers or Wells Fargo Center, both Comcast-Spectacor owned, and under terms of the agreement, the 76ers "will continue playing" in th ...

  • The Amazing Race

    NBPA's Hunter backs players thinking of playing overseas during lockout.

  • Game Of Thrones

    Reports conflict over status of NFL talks; Brees wants deal.

  • Raising Hope

    ESPN earns a 2.6 overnight for the U.S. team's World Cup semifinal win.

  • Modern Family

    TNT officially names Shaq the latest member of its renowned NBA studio show.

  • Boardwalk Empire

    Panel of unsecured creditors named in Dodgers case.

  • Mad Men

    State shutdown could threaten beer sales at Target Field.

  • Parks & Recreation

    Mercedes' sponsorship of the British Open is a sign of its push into golf.

  • Men Of A Certain Age

    "Moneyball" could be tough sell to non-baseball fans.

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