Quote of the Day

"The sales department wants me to give a pitch. But if they want me to give a pitch, maybe they should come and drive a car, right?"
-- NASCAR driver and '12 Daytona 500 winner Matt Kenseth, on not being fully sponsored for the Sprint Cup Series. ("Inside NASCAR," Showtime, 2/29)
Thursday March 1, 2012 Vol. 18 — No. 122 Print This Issue

Top Stories

  • Expanding The Zone

    In the new format, each league's division winners would earn a first-round bye

    The MLB Playoffs will "expand from eight to 10 teams, starting this season," according to MLB sources cited by Ken Rosenthal of FOXSPORTS.com. Baseball's new CBA stipulated that additional wild cards " would be added in each league no later than 2013 ." MLB Commissioner Bud Selig "wanted the expansion to occur immediately, and management worked with the players' union to ensure the switch to a 10-team format this season." The agreement on the additional wild cards "is not yet final, and one source said there are 'still a few loose ends' to resolve." But sources said that an announcement "could occur as soon as Thursday." In the new format, each league’s three division winners "would earn a first-round bye; the Nos. 4 and 5 teams ...

  • Time To Trade It In

    Penske Racing stuns NASCAR world, will switch to Ford engines for '13 Cup Series.

  • Venturing Out

    Dolphins hire Matt Higgins to run new sports marketing company.

  • Fish In A Barrel

    Marlins sell most luxury boxes, set record for season tix sold.

  • Family Ties

    Padraig Harrington is auctioning all his sponsor space to raise funds for an injured family member.

  • Clipping His Wings

    Clippers cite trademark issues for asking notorious fan "Clipper Darrell" to drop his use of the moniker.

  • The Write Stuff

    Sports websites continue to aggressively pursue top writers as a way to increase traffic numbers.

  • Running From The Devils

    Grantland's Bill Simmons airs out anger at Duke for denying site credentials to UNC game.

  • A New Kind Of Fireside Chat

    President Obama talks sports in a wide-ranging chat with ESPN's Bill Simmons.

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