Quote of the Day

"I had two problems. I had a partner that went bananas and the second problem is that the economy kicked us in the balls."
-- Former Lightning co-Owner Oren Koules, on his tenure with the club from '08-10. (SPORTS.YAHOO.com, 8/17)
Thursday August 18, 2011 Vol. 17 — No. 236 Print This Issue

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  • Eight Is Enough?

    Reinsdorf has doubts about MLB playoff expansion, realignment

    While MLB Commissioner Bud Selig "hopes to expand the playoffs by two teams next season, several major league owners and executives voiced skepticism Wednesday that it will occur before 2013, if at all," according to Bob Nightengale of USA TODAY. White Sox Chair Jerry Reinsdorf said, "I'm not sure I'm in favor of the expanded playoffs. If it happens, I don't think it will take place in 2012. I'm not even sure there will be realignment." Nightengale notes MLB has discussed shifting an NL team to the AL, "creating two 15-team leagues with five playoff teams each." But no NL team "has shown interest in switching; no team can be moved without its consent." Selig noted that he "has been surprised" by support for a one-game playoff ( USA TODAY, ...

  • Time To Play The Game

    DirecTV's Sunday Ticket available through PS3.

  • Free Skate

    Sharks' parent company laying off 19, but hockey side safe.

  • Looking For A Helper

    Bowyer's future with RCR uncertain as primary sponsor General Mills eyes other options.

  • The American Dream

    adidas’ Hainer stresses U.S. growth the key to matching Nike.

  • Roughriders On The Storm

    CFL's Roughriders have third-highest merch sales for any Canadian-based team.

  • Changing His Clubs

    Golf Channel's Kraig Kann leaving to head LPGA's communications department.

  • Putting A Cap On It

    MLB puts the kibosh on Nationals' military gesture.

  • Reading Rainbow

    Inside look at ESPN, Tim Tebow's memoir leads the list of top-selling sports books.

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