Quote of the Day

"Taken as a whole, it is by far and away the most aggressive and broad reform package that I’ve seen in my professional career at the NCAA."
-- Big Ten Commissioner Jim Delany, on the numerous reforms passed by the NCAA Thursday, including one allowing conferences to provide up to $2,000 to athletes. (USA TODAY, 10/28)
Friday October 28, 2011 Vol. 18 — No. 35 Print This Issue

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  • Friday Night Lights

    Game Six ratings highest for WS game not featuring Yankees or Red Sox since '05

    Fox earned a 13.8 overnight Nielsen rating Thursday night for the Cardinals' dramatic 10-9 11-inning win over the Rangers in Game Six of the World Series. The rating is the highest for a World Series game not featuring either the Yankees or the Red Sox since the final game of the '05 White Sox-Astros series. Cardinals-Rangers through six games is averaging a 10.2 rating, up 4% over last year's Giants-Rangers matchup, which only went five games. St. Louis led all markets with a 49.4 local rating, while Dallas/Ft. Worth drew a series-high 47.1 rating. Fox easily won the night with a 12.6 overnight, far outdistancing second-place CBS (8.0). If the ratings hold, it will be Fox's biggest Thursday night rating since an episode of "Ameri ...

  • Nearing A Resolution

    With NBA labor talks in a "very good place," expectations raised of a deal being reached this weekend.

  • Motion Granted

    NCAA BOD OKs scholarship reforms; student-athletes could get $2,000 in spending money.

  • Three & Out?

    Minneapolis Mayor wants Vikings downtown, proposes three possible sites for new stadium.

  • Magic Wand

    NFL will begin using handheld metal detectors at all stadiums.

  • Bills Come Due

    The Bills will make their annual regular-season visit to Toronto before a capacity crowd at Rogers Centre.

  • Bridge Club

    EPL club Chelsea Owner Roman Abramovich denied in attempt to leave Stamford Bridge for new stadium.

  • Shop 'Til You Drop

    A much-smaller NBA Store opens in Manhattan.

  • Playing His Last Frame

    PBA Commissioner & CEO Schreyer to retire after 11 years.

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