Quote of the Day

"They nailed the most important aspect of a soccer-specific stadium: Make it intimate."
-- NBC Sports Network's Kyle Martino, on the MLS Dynamo's new BBVA Compass Stadium. ("DC United-Dynamo," NBC Sports Network, 5/12)
Monday May 14, 2012 Vol. 18 — No. 173 Print This Issue

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  • Dynamic Opening

    Many feel BBVA Compass Stadium could be gold standard for future MLS venues

    AEG and Dynamo execs Saturday were finally able to “admire the fruits of six years of negotiating and planning that produced the team's new $95 million home,” according to David Barron of the HOUSTON CHRONICLE. The inaugural MLS game at BBVA Compass Stadium “was a sellout at 22,039 fans” as the Dynamo defeated DC United, 1-0. AEG President & CEO Tim Leiweke said, "It's beautiful, and I'm really proud of the fact we figured out a way to do it without the taxpayers having to write a check.” He added, "I thank everyone for being patient while we figured it out." Leiweke and AEG Chair Phil Anschutz, whose company owns 50% of the Dynamo, were joined at the game by club investor Oscar De La Hoya and West Virginia ...

  • Trying To Keep Pace

    On a busy sports TV weekend, the Heat's Game One win over the Pacers takes the top ratings spot.

  • Seminole Wind

    Could Florida State's frustration over ESPN-ACC deal mean school is headed to the Big 12?

  • Branching Out

    WMG looks to expand by creating new Olympic division.

  • Beadle-Mania

    Beadle expected to leave ESPN for a multi-faceted role with NBC that includes a spot with "Access Hollywood."

  • Playing For Keeps

    NFLPA says players received close to 55% of football revenue in '11, up from years past.

  • From Red To Green

    N.Y. Times Co. sells remaining interest in Fenway Sports Group.

  • Capital Gains

    DC may be home to two of the most marketable athletes in pro sports with Griffin, Harper.

  • In Memory

    Former Univ. of Miami AD Paul Dee passes away at 65.

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