Quote of the Day

"Try not to let the roar of information pouring through your phones and computers deaden your intuition, overwhelm your critical judgment, or drown out the beautiful notes of your own inimitable song. Reduce Facebook. Limit the tweeting. Take off the headphones. Listen for your song. Sing it out loud. Reconnect with people"
-- Red Sox President & CEO Larry Lucchino, as part of his commencement address to Bentley Univ. (BOSTON.com, 5/19)
Monday May 21, 2012 Vol. 18 — No. 178 Print This Issue

Top Stories

  • Day At The Track

    Preakness Stakes overnight down, but NBC set up for Triple Crown broadcast

    NBC earned a 5.6 overnight Nielsen rating for the race segment of the Preakness Stakes from 6:00-6:45pm ET on Saturday, which saw Kentucky Derby winner I’ll Have Another win the second leg of horse racing’s Triple Crown. That figure is down 11% from a 6.3 overnight for the race last year. Pre-race coverage from 4:30-5:00pm earned a 1.7 overnight, down from a 2.1 rating for the comparable period last year. The 5:00-6:00pm pre-race segment earned a 2.9 overnight, down from a 3.6 rating last year ( Austin Karp, THE DAILY ). HORSE FEATHERS : In Baltimore, David Zurawik noted NBC brought in 170 employees to cover the Preakness, and “from the looks of the TV package it presented, all of them earned their keep.” NBC's c ...

  • Charlotte's Web

    Many NASCAR fans were not as pleased with the new format of the Sprint All-Star Race.

  • Down & Out

    WPS permanently shuts down after just three seasons, leaving women's soccer players and execs to seek a more sustainable model.

  • Roman Holiday

    Abramovich basks in the glory of a Champions League title after spending nearly $2.8B in nine years at Stamford Bridge.

  • Take It From The Top

    Benson's reorg has Lauscha moving up, granddaughter Rita becoming Vice Chair.

  • Bowled Over

    Big 12, SEC bowl deal could be a game-changer; projected to be a "financial bonanza" for leagues.

  • Three And Out

    GM punts on Super Bowl spots, saying price is “too expensive.”

  • Past Meets Future

    49ers tap Cambridge Seven to build HOF next to new stadium.

  • Pacific Coasting

    Pac-12 Networks are "right on track" 86 days away from launch.

  • I Left My Heart...

    Sources say Warriors are set to move to S.F. in '17.

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