Quote of the Day

"I think everybody recognizes that the present poll system is not a good proxy, because it’s flawed, it’s not transparent, it has people with a stake in the outcome voting"
-- Big Ten Commissioner Jim Delany, on the current BCS ranking system. (DETROIT FREE PRESS, 6/5)
Tuesday June 5, 2012 Vol. 18 — No. 187 Print This Issue

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  • Caught In The Draft

    Selig was pleased five players attended this year's Draft, hopes for more in the future

    MLB's First-Year Player Draft last night "took another step forward as a live prime-time event," according to Mark Newman of MLB.com. Filling a "noted void of past Drafts, five prospects attended, and each was selected in the first round and given hats and jerseys." While five players was “significant," MLB Commissioner Bud Selig said that "he would prefer a crowd of them." Selig said, "Five is a good start, but we need to do better than that." Newman notes this year's event "had a different feel, but the same rising popularity." It continues to be "one of the biggest days of the calendar year in baseball in terms of multimedia visibility and demand by fans -- a far cry from those days when it was a quiet conference call." Selig said, ...

  • The Oregon Trail

    Neil Olshey opts to join the Trail Blazers as GM after nearing deal last week to remain in Clippers front office.

  • Grand Slam?

    MLB's TV rights hit open market; Will NBC make a play?

  • The Big Top

    “Madagascar 3” film receives extra exposure from Jimmie Johnson’s colorful wig.

  • On The Right Track?

    Belle Island Grand Prix organizers announce plan to overhaul track, confident in venue's future on IndyCar schedule.

  • The Replacements

    NFL looking to hire, train replacement officials after mediation talks break down with NFL Referees Association.

  • Bull(dog) Market

    Skechers announces the return of racing French bulldog for Super Bowl spot.

  • Submission Hold

    UFC, EA Sports announce video game-deal after years of tension.

  • The Blame Game

    Yankees blame StubHub for decline in attendance.

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