Quote of the Day

"Is ’60 Minutes’ ever going to appear? They just keep pushing it and pushing it."
-- ESPN's Michael Wilbon, on the NFL moving the start of late-afternoon doubleheader games to 4:25pm ET, 10 minutes later than they had been. ("PTI," ESPN, 6/28)
Friday June 29, 2012 Vol. 18 — No. 208 Print This Issue

Top Stories

  • Anthony's Song

    Kentucky's Davis (l) and Kidd-Gilchrist (r) are top two picks in NBA Draft

    ESPN registered a 2.3 overnight rating for its coverage of the NBA Draft Thursday night. That figure is down 8% from last year's 2.5 overnight rating, and it is even with the mark from two years ago. With six players from the Univ. of Kentucky selected, including Anthony Davis and Michael Kidd-Gilchrist with the first two picks, Louisville was the top market. Cleveland ranked second, while Raleigh-Durham, which had six local college products selected in the first round, came in third. The rest of the top 10 are K.C., Memphis, Columbus, New Orleans, Oklahoma City, Indianapolis and Charlotte.

  • Four-Point Play

    WMG, Excel Sports rep most first-round NBA Draft picks.

  • Road Work Ahead

    Daytona Int'l Speedway files paperwork ahead of potential major overhaul at the track.

  • Risk Management

    The Penguins roll the dice on Sidney Crosby's health with new 12-year, $104M contract.

  • In The Deep End

    The mounting financial pressure on athletic departments is tackled in a Washington Post front-page piece.

  • Highs & Lows

    Nike posts 7.6% profit drop in Q4 due to high marketing costs.

  • We Are Young

    Harper, Strasburg help boost Nats' merch sales 60% this year.

  • Better Business Bureau

    Senators hope B2B campaign will help increase season-tix sales.

  • Testing The Water

    MLL holds its ASG in South Florida to see if the market could be a potential expansion candidate.

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