Quote of the Day

"I actually conveniently forgot about it. I don’t think any referees are going to say ‘Tune is sponsoring me so I am going to make sure QPR win.'"
-- New EPL club Queens Park Rangers Owner Tony Fernandes, on his Tune Group sponsoring the league's referee jerseys. (BLOOMBERG NEWS, 8/18)
Friday August 19, 2011 Vol. 17 — No. 237 Print This Issue

Top Stories

  • Network News

    UFC will make broadcast TV debut with Nov. 12 event on Fox

    The UFC and Fox Thursday formally announced a broadcast partnership that will "put UFC programming on the Fox family of networks for the next seven years," the first time MMA's leading organization will appear on broadcast TV, according to Mike Chiappetta of MMAFIGHTING.com. The agreement, which was  first reported Tuesday by SBD's John Ourand, calls for the Fox network to broadcast four UFC events per year, while FX will carry six. In addition, "The Ultimate Fighter" reality series will air on FX "in a revamped, live version, while other Fox-owned entities like Fuel and Fox Deportes will also carry UFC programming." Fox will air its first UFC event Nov. 12, with further programming on other Fox networks launching in January ...

  • The Good Life

    MetLife set to formally unveil expected naming-rights deal with New Meadowlands Stadium next week.

  • Not Worth The Fight

    Islanders decide not to air brawl-filled game at Friday's viewing party.

  • Austin City Limits

    Longhorn Network launches in a week, but still searching for first carriage deals.

  • Pryor Commitments

    NFL under fire for Terrelle Pryor suspension; league claims it has nothing to do with OSU scandal.

  • Going Outside The House

    Under Armour to hire new agency for basketball portfolio.

  • Red, White & You

    USOC launching new marketing campaign to draw donations.

  • Back For Seconds

    Franklin Templeton returns as Shark Shootout title sponsor.

  • Newton's Law

    Auburn makes jump on CLC sales rankings; UT still first.

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