Quote of the Day

"We will live in a global economy. All of our players have shoe contracts and apparel contracts and they're little mini-businesses [unto] themselves and in some cases, they're not mini-businesses, they're quite substantial."
-- USA Basketball Chair Jerry Colangelo, on why members of the U.S. Olympic team are not paid for their participation. (USATODAY.com, 4/12)
Friday April 13, 2012 Vol. 18 — No. 152 Print This Issue

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  • Holding Court

    Johnson said city will make no "material adjustments" to deal's current terms

    Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson will meet with Kings Owners the Maloofs and NBA officials Friday for what "appears to be an attempt at peacemaking following weeks of rancor that threaten to kill a tentative plan for a new downtown arena," according to a front-page piece by Kasler, Bizjak & Lillis of the SACRAMENTO BEE. Johnson's trip was announced Thursday afternoon minutes after the Maloof family "finished briefing fellow NBA owners behind closed doors on the reasons they are refusing to sign on to a proposed Sacramento arena financing plan." Johnson "declined to comment about the trip," but his staff "released an open letter from the mayor to the Maloof family late Thursday night laying out Johnson's parameters" for Friday's meeting. I ...

  • Tom Terrific

    Tom Benson reportedly to be announced as new Hornets Owner.

  • Mass Exodus?

    A rocky start to the Red Sox' season brings renewed speculation the team's sellout streak could end.

  • Place Your Wagers

    NFL committee votes to allow casino advertising for '12 and '13, but with significant restrictions.

  • Gold Mining

    USA Basketball Chair responds to Wade's pay for play remarks.

  • Meet The New Boss

    The MLS Whitecaps make a "huge move" in hiring former VANOC CEO John Furlong.

  • Forgive & Forget

    Marlins' Samson says sponsors have accepted Guillen's apology.

  • Power Play

    NBC Sports Net sees viewership jump 23% for the opening night of the NHL postseason.

  • Bright Lights, Big City

    Yankees place heavy emphasis on preparing players to handle the N.Y. media.

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