Quote of the Day

"I want surgery because this is impacting how I feel on-air. I love what I do, I'm blessed to be able to do it and want to do it the right way"
-- ESPN's Sean McDonough, who is scheduled for surgery Aug. 7 to fix a small hole in the bone that separates his left inner ear from his brain. (USA TODAY, 6/15)
Friday June 15, 2012 Vol. 18 — No. 195 Print This Issue

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  • Soaring Higher

    Thursday night's rating marked ABC's second-highest Game Two overnight

    Game Two of the Heat-Thunder NBA Finals Thursday night posted an 11.8 overnight Nielsen rating on ABC Thursday, up 12% from last year's Game Two overnight for the Mavericks-Heat series (10.5). Thursday night's rating were the second-highest Game Two overnight since ABC started televising the Finals in '03. Only the '04 Pistons-Lakers series had a higher Game Two overnight (12.3). The two-game Heat-Thunder overnight average of 11.8 marks an 11% increase from last year. Last night's game peaked with a 15.1 rating in the last quarter-hour (11:30-11:45), when the Thunder tried to complete another come-from-behind win. Ratings were highest in Oklahoma City (44.4 rating) and Miami-Ft. Lauderdale (30.3). ABC's "Kia NBA Countdown" pregame sho ...

  • Home Improvements

    Rams, CVC to enter arbitration over Edward Jones Dome renovations.

  • Pitcher Perfect

    Former U.S. softball star Jennie Finch is Chobani's first celebrity endorser, and will be featured in upcoming commercials for the Greek yogurt brand.

  • Direct Target

    FS San Diego launches campaign aimed at TWC amid lost Padres games.

  • Crown Jewels

    The Stanley Cup champion Kings are seeing a "humongous" increase in demand for tickets and merchandise following their 16-4 playoff run.

  • Standing Strong

    Lance Armstrong's top sponsors -- including Nike, Oakley and Trek -- are standing by their man, despite the USADA's latest doping allegations.

  • Formula For Success

    Michigan Int'l Speedway hopes to host IndyCar race.

  • Renewed Acquaintances

    Iowa, A-B renew partnership; cans to display college logo with responsibility message.

  • Health Concern

    ESPN's Sean McDonough to undergo ear surgery.

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