Quote of the Day

"The NFL is going to face incredible challenges with the violence in their game, and the health hazards it has created for players. They have real problems. I don't want to say the NFL isn't dramatically popular. But if I was in the NFL, I would be a lot more worried about my sport than if I were in baseball holding the same position."
-- D’Backs Managing Partner Ken Kendrick, on how he thinks Phoenix can emerge as a great baseball town. (ARIZONA REPUBLIC, 4/1)
Monday April 2, 2012 Vol. 18 — No. 144 Print This Issue

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  • Strong To The Basket

    Calipari and the Cats' win averaged an 8.4 rating, up 1% from last year

    CBS' coverage of Saturday's Kentucky-Louisville and Kansas-Ohio State Final Four games averaged a 9.0 fast national Nielsen rating, marking the highest-rated national semifinals since '05. The 9.0 also is up 1% from last year's 8.9. The earlier game, Kentucky-Louisville, averaged an 8.4, up 1% from an 8.3 for last year's Butler-VCU contest. The second game earned a 9.6, also up 1% from the comparable UConn-Kentucky game in '11. The 9.6 represents the best rating for that window since the '05 North Carolina-Michigan State game ( CBS Sports ). CBS DROPPED THE BALL : In Tampa, Tom Jones writes one of the “worst things a network can do is miss live action because it is showing a replay.” That is why it was “completely in ...

  • Bringing The Heat

    Leiweke fires back after a report indicates that AEG’s downtown L.A. stadium deal is in jeopardy.

  • Home Field Advantage?

    Could MLB Network serve as TV home for new wild card games?

  • Final Question

    Future of NCAA's Greg Shaheen a top question at Final Four.

  • Total Commitment

    Jordan issues strongly worded statement saying he is 100% committed to the Bobcats.

  • The Price Of Business

    Blackhawks will increase season ticket prices an average of 8% next year.

  • Taking A Dip

    Ram Trucks takes over sponsorship of D'Backs' swimming pool at Chase Field.

  • Battle Of The Titans

    Ronaldo and Nadal square off in new Nike spot for Mercurial Vapor VIII soccer cleats.

  • Inside The Huddle

    Suns offer season-ticket holders an exclusive look at the team.

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