Quote of the Day

"If you win a bronze medal, you are a hero. If you finish third in a golf tournament, you are a choker. That’s what we should all take away from the Olympics."
-- Golf HOFer Greg Norman. (L.A. TIMES, 8/1)
Wednesday August 1, 2012 Vol. 18 — No. 230 Print This Issue

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  • The Season Of Comfort

    The Mansion at Churchill Downs will be carved from press box and an adjacent room

    Churchill Downs Inc. yesterday formally announced the creation of “The Mansion at Churchill Downs” which will “be carved from the current press box and an adjacent room once set aside for big bettors,” according to Gregory Hall of the Louisville COURIER-JOURNAL. The Mansion is part of a $9M renovation and “will offer the best view of the track." But it "may not be used much beyond Oaks and Derby days -- when 320 invitation-only customers will pay thousands to get in and enjoy the comforts of home.” Track President and CDI Senior VP Kevin Flanery said that packages “will begin in the thousands of dollars for Oaks and Derby.” A track spokesperson said that pricing is “still being fina ...

  • Matters Of Fact And Of Fiction

    Steve Burke says Games will now break even for NBC.

  • Screening History

    NBC continues to top ratings expectations and go on the offensive with strategy.

  • Dark Green, Bright Red

    Coca-Cola's Kent says empty seats not from his company.

  • Rocking The Boat

    How badly is Twitter hurt from Guy Adams censorship?

  • The City & The Pillar

    Watkins Glen to run Sprint Cup race with no title sponsor.

  • Creation

    ISC installing cellphone towers to improve reception at 12 tracks.

  • Hollywood

    Cam Newton in a short time has become the franchise's most marketable star ever.

  • Point To Point Navigation

    Big East Conference narrows commissioner search to five.

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