Quote of the Day

"Three-quarters of the roster takes discounts to be near the winning. You can’t get anybody in this league -- one guy! -- to take a discount. "
-- ESPN’s Dan Le Batard, on the Heat signing G Ray Allen and F Rashard Lewis to below-market deals. ("Dan Le Batard Is Highly Questionable," ESPN2, 7/11)
Thursday July 12, 2012 Vol. 18 — No. 216 Print This Issue

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  • Beast Of Burden

    LOCOG, British government put together a security plan that will cost over $2.5B

    LOCOG officials “seem to have almost everything firmly under control” with a little over two weeks before the start of the London Games, but there are “uncomfortable reminders of the challenge posed by the biggest and most important task of them all: ensuring the safety of athletes and fans during an age of international terrorism,” according to a cover story by Traci Watson in a special for USA TODAY. No specific threats to the Games “are known, and none of those arrested” last week on terrorisism charges at a house a mile from Olympic Stadium are “known to have plotted to disrupt the Olympics.” Yet these recent incidents “illustrate the enormity of the task of guarding against terroris ...

  • Aftermath

    Big Ten Network explains why it did not air Freeh’s presser: It is not a news organization.

  • Paint It Black

    Final figures show MLB All-Star Game sets third consecutive record-low audience on Fox.

  • Let's Spend The Night Together

    Nike, Under Armour provide flashy cleats for ASG participants.

  • Rip This Joint

    AEG finalizes deal to take over KFC Yum! Center management.

  • Gimme Shelter

    Callaway Golf cuts 250 employees, a 12% reduction of its worldwide workforce.

  • All Down The Line

    Bears raise season-ticket prices; increases to single-game tix will be at least $25 more than season-ticket cost.

  • Mother's Little Helper

    Univ. of Minn. will allow beer, wine sales at football games.

  • Emotional Rescue

    Kraft viral video leaves many saying "huh" and asking "why."

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