Quote of the Day

"If Nike, which has built its entire golf division around him and his brand, walks away from him, that's rock bottom."
-- Golf Channel's Gary Williams, on whether Tiger Woods' marketability can get any lower after losing his deal with Tag Heuer. ("Morning Drive," Golf Channel, 8/8)
Monday August 8, 2011 Vol. 17 — No. 228 Print This Issue

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  • Georgia On My Mind

    Meruelo plans to keep Hawks in Atlanta after finalizing deal with Atlanta Spirit

    L.A.-based The Meruelo Group Founder & Chair Alex Meruelo "has reached an agreement to buy a majority ownership stake" in the Hawks, according to Tim Tucker of the ATLANTA CONSTITUTION. The Hawks, "who will remain in Atlanta, are planning an announcement of the sale" for today. Meruelo said that he and Atlanta Spirit "have a signed agreement, which also includes the operating rights to Philips Arena." The deal, terms of which have not been revealed, is subject to NBA BOG approval. Meruelo, who noted that he would become the "first Hispanic primary owner of an NBA franchise," said that "some members of the Spirit group will maintain minority ownership positions but that he will own more than 50 percent and control ow ...

  • Offering A Counter Punch

    HBO lands the rights to distribute the Nov. 12 Pacquiao-Marquez fight.

  • Life Begins Here

    Coca-Cola signs deal to be the exclusive soft drink provider at Barclays Center.

  • Time's Up

    Tiger loses another sponsor as Tag Heuer officially cuts ties.

  • Digging In The Dirt

    Bears face PR hurdle as poor field conditions force cancellation of team's Family Fest.

  • True Hollywood Story

    Dodgers' drop in attendance likely to cost team at least $27M.

  • "X" Marks The Spot

    Unique component of Super Bowl ad deal sees NBC get mentions during "X Factor" episodes.

  • It's A Family Affair

    Joseph Mattioli announces he is stepping aside from running Pocono Raceway.

  • Fish Out Of Water

    Long the kings of South Florida, Dolphins struggling for relevancy.

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