Quote of the Day

"At the end of the day, the membership of that club have to determine their membership. They are not doing anything illegal."
-- PGA Tour Commissioner Tim Finchem, on Augusta National not allowing female members. (AP, 5/10)
Thursday May 10, 2012 Vol. 18 — No. 171 Print This Issue

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  • Driving Up Revenue

    The deal includes broadcast rights for additional football and men's hoops games

    The ACC's newly renegotiated media contract with ESPN will pay $3.6B over the next 15 years, an average of $240M per year, according to industry sources. That is just shy of the record $250M deal the Pac-12 negotiated with Fox and ESPN. The ACC's new deal was the byproduct of conference expansion from 12 to 14 teams with the addition of Syracuse and Pittsburgh last year. The league's 14 teams beginning in '13-14 will receive an average of $17.14M, a sharp 32.9% increase over the $12.9M each of the first 12 schools received under the terms of the previous deal with ESPN, which was in its first year. The renegotiation was prompted by a clause in the contract that permitted the conference to go back to the table if its number of teams cha ...

  • She's No Zero

    Danica charts new territory as first Coca-Cola Racing driver affiliated with one brand.

  • October Baby

    TWC announces names, launch date for pair of L.A.-area RSNs.

  • Eastern Promises

    Interim commish Joe Bailey not concerned about potential Big East split.

  • Blues Clues

    Stillman hopes to give Blues a more stable outlook.

  • The Smell Of Success

    Febreze's first Olympic ad campaign shows it can make the Azerbaijan wrestling team smell good.

  • Raising Arizona

    The Cubs announce a July ground-breaking on a new Spring Training facility.

  • Mixed Metaphor

    CBC's MacLean draws heat for comparing NHL playoffs, 9/11.

  • Wheel In The Sky

    Heat's tire ads puts team at odds with county ordinance.

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