Quote of the Day

"I've tried everything. People know it. We hear it all the time; we're winning on the field, we're putting a good product out there, the place is inviting, we've got concerts, we've got the second-most affordable team. There's not much else to be done at this point."
-- Rays Owner Stuart Sternberg, on the team’s attendance ranking 28th in MLB despite having a 50-43 record. (ST. PETERSBURG TIMES, 7/17)
Monday July 18, 2011 Vol. 17 — No. 212 Print This Issue

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  • Going Out On Top

    ESPN's 8.6 overnight is second-highest ever for Women's World Cup game

    ESPN earned an 8.6 overnight for Japan's win in penalty kicks over the U.S. in the FIFA Women's World Cup Final yesterday, marking the net's best overnight ever for a World Cup game, men or women. ESPN's previous high for any World Cup match was a 4.4 overnight for U.S.-Algeria in last year's men's World Cup pool play. The net's previous high for a women's game was the '99 U.S.-Brazil semifinal. Baltimore topped all U.S. metered markets for yesterday's match with a 12.3 local rating, followed by San Diego (11.8), West Palm Beach (11.7), DC (11.5) and Norfolk (11.1) ( Austin Karp, THE DAILY ). GOLDEN GOAL FOR ESPN : USA TODAY's Michael Hiestand writes ESPN deserves credit for not turning Japan-U. ...

  • Law & Order

    Settling Brady v. NFL is "most significant remaining task" before CBA becomes official.

  • Throwing In The Towel

    Ross Greenburg cites boxing as key reason for leaving HBO.

  • Irish Eyes Are Still Smiling

    ESPN earns 2.6 rating for Darren Clarke's British Open win.

  • Boston TV Party

    Celtics finalizing deal for stake in CSN New England.

  • The Waiting Game

    Minnesota legislators will not make Vikings stadium part of their agenda for a special session.

  • Louisiana Purchase

    NBA lockout not slowing Hornets' push to sell tickets.

  • Delayed Impact

    Saputo Stadium won't be ready for Montreal's MLS debut.

  • No Time Like The Present

    The World Cup already has helped interest in WPS, but can it succeed where WUSA failed?

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