Quote of the Day

"It’s one thing to say that you think that your stadium is safe, and you want to up your security. It’s another thing to sit up there with your wife and show that it’s safe, and I want to make sure that everybody understands that last week was an anomaly."
-- 49ers President & CEO Jed York, who sat in the Candlestick Park stands for part of Saturday's Texans-49ers game. ("Texans-49ers," NFL Network, 8/27)
Monday August 29, 2011 Vol. 17 — No. 243 Print This Issue

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  • My Maria

    Maria Sharapova is the highest-paid female athlete in the world

    Maria Sharapova's "cool demeanor on court and in public masks an industrious work ethic and competitive fire that are evidenced by her status as the world's highest paid female athlete," according to Rosemary Feitelberg of WOMEN'S WEAR DAILY. While Sharapova's rankings have fluctuated in recent years, "her business prowess is nothing but consistent." Sharapova, who is the No. 3 seed at the U.S. Open, has sponsorships with "Nike, Cole Haan, Tiffany & Co., Tag Heuer, Head, Canon, Evian, Gatorade, Sony Ericsson and Clear anti-dandruff shampoo." Sharapova's next business venture is "Sugarpova, a candy line due out later this year or in early 2012." The three-time major champion is "among the elite athletes" in Nike's "Make Yourself" ad ...

  • Long & Short Of It

    ESPN bullish on LHN, expected to be in 4 million HHs this week after debuting in 20,000.

  • Brown University

    UPS signs deals with about 70 colleges, some conferences.

  • All Clear In London

    BBC using '12 Games to debut its newest technology.

  • Missing The Cut?

    Mississippi's PGA Tour spot in jeopardy after Viking Range ends title sponsorship.

  • Spark Notes

    Lisa Leslie joins ownership group of former WNBA team.

  • Never Can Say Goodbye

    Vin Scully says he is coming back to the Dodgers for a 63rd season in '12.

  • Taking A Ride

    A successful first USA Pro Cycling Challenge ensures the event will return next year.

  • The Tracks Of My Tears

    Poynter Review claims ESPN could "go further" with its Little League coverage if it shows more tears.

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