Quote of the Day

"When guys start asking if he can put his kids in school and buy a house, we can tell them they can, because the team is going to be there."
-- Hornets Coach Monty Williams, on the team reaching a lease deal with the state of Louisiana, ensuring the team's stay in New Orleans. (New Orleans TIMES-PICAYUNE, 3/18)
Monday March 19, 2012 Vol. 18 — No. 134 Print This Issue

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  • Flying High

    This year's opening Thursday/Friday tourney games most viewed since '91

    Overnight ratings for yesterday’s NCAA men’s basketball tournament games were down from the comparable first Sunday in ’11, but the tournament remains on pace for its best audience in 18 years. Through Saturday’s coverage, the tournament is averaging a 5.3 fast-national Nielsen rating and 8.0 million viewers across CBS, TBS, TNT and truTV, marking the best three-day audience for the event since '94. The figures through Saturday are up 4% and 3%, respectively, compared to a 5.1 rating and 7.8 million viewers last year, and up 15% and 14%, respectively, from ’10 when CBS was the only net airing the tournament. Saturday’s coverage of third-round games earned a 6.1 rating and 9.3 million viewers, markin ...

  • Let's Make A Deal

    Mets Owners, Madoff victims' trustee settle for $162M; team will pay nothing for three years.

  • The Doctor Is In

    Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong joins Steven Cohen-led group in bid to purchase Dodgers.

  • Memphis Beat

    Larry Ellison asks Heisley about buying, relocating Grizzlies.

  • Bayou Bash

    New lease deal helps secure Hornets' future in New Orleans.

  • Going Off Track

    Bank of America decides to cut back on NASCAR sponsorships.

  • Sudden Impact

    The Impact make their MLS home debut before a record crowd of 58,912 at Montreal's Olympic Stadium.

  • Racing For Answers

    Bristol Motor Speedway sees its fourth consecutive non-sellout for a Cup race.

  • The Nominees Are In

    Seventy-seven nominees have been selected across 15 categories for the '12 Sports Business Awards.

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