Quote of the Day

"I know he likes the movie a lot, but he hasn't gone Hollywood by a long shot."
-- A's Owner Lew Wolff, on GM Billy Beane and the upcoming theatrical release of "Moneyball." (SAN JOSE MERCURY NEWS, 9/8)
Thursday September 8, 2011 Vol. 17 — No. 249 Print This Issue

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  • A Case Of The Mondays

    ESPN will receive more NFL highlights for shows like "Monday Night Countdown"

    ESPN and the NFL have signed an eight-year extension to their media rights agreement that is worth $1.9B per year, a whopping 63% increase over the average price of the current deal. A formal announcement of the deal, which was first reported in January , came earlier this morning. The deal will keep “MNF” on ESPN through the ‘21 season. It also gives ESPN a wide swath of digital rights that will allow the network to stream live games via broadband and tablets, as part of the cable industry’s “TV Everywhere” initiative. In terms of mobile phones, only Verizon will be allowed to stream “MNF,” as the league is protecting Verizon’s four-year, $720M sponsorship deal that it signed last ...

  • Calling An Audible

    NBC putting season-opening pregame festivities on cable outlets due to Obama's speech.

  • The Five-Day Forecast

    Rain at the U.S. Open has three of the game's top players showing a rare sign of unity.

  • Pool Party

    Michael Phelps signs deal with Head & Shoulders worth at least $1M.

  • Thinking With His Head

    Sidney Crosby makes plea for NHL to get rid of head shots as he continues to recover from concussion.

  • American Made

    Selig reportedly asks Crane to move Astros to AL if approved as team's new owner.

  • Keeping His Day Job

    Beane shying away from doing press for "Moneyball" release.

  • No Fish Tale

    Marlins' Samson says new park will be on time, on budget.

  • House Of Style

    NFL launching second year of women's apparel initiative.

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