Quote of the Day

"It's important for me to be there, greet people, shake hands. I thought about the first exhibition game, why don't we just sit in the stands instead of sitting in the owners' box? See what the facility feels like sitting as a quote regular fan. "
– Prospective Browns Owner Jimmy Haslam III, during his introductory press conference. (AKRON BEACON JOURNAL, 8/4)
Monday August 6, 2012 Vol. 18 — No. 233 Print This Issue

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  • Setting A Blistering Pace

    NBC Saturday night -- for the first time during the London Games -- drew a smaller primetime audience than it did for the same night during the '08 Beijing Games. The net finished with a 15.9 final rating and 28.0 million viewers for coverage featuring U.S. swimmer Michael Phelps’ final Olympic swim. Those figures are both down 11% from a 17.8 rating and 31.6 million viewers on the comparable night in ’08, which had live coverage of Phelps winning his record-setting eighth Gold Medal in Beijing, as well as Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt winning a Gold Medal in the 100 meters. Saturday night’s coverage also was the smallest audience of the London Games to date. NBC remains on track to deliver the highest rated, non-U.S. Olymp ...

  • So Far, So Good

    At midway point, IOC and media largely praise London Games.

  • Let's Get To Work

    Roger Goodell estimates the sale of the Browns could come "in a matter of weeks."

  • Bleacher Creatures

    Turner Sports set to complete buyout of Bleacher Report for an estimated $175M.

  • French Kiss

    NBC extends its deal to air the French Open through '24.

  • New Blue

    How Univ. of Michigan athletics has overhauled its marketing.

  • This Land Is Your Land?

    Univ. of Illinois aims to outflank Northwestern with new "Our State" marketing effort.

  • Hold Everything

    As clock ticks, NHL labor talks held up by Fehr's counter move.

  • Peyton's Place

    Broncos set record with 41,304 on hand for scrimmage.

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