Quote of the Day

"It's near-impossible to quantify the impact, in terms of exposure, recruiting and brand positioning, for our schools athletically. "
-- Pac-12 Commissioner Larry Scott, on having all football and men’s basketball games available live across the country with today's launch of the Pac-12 Networks. (ARIZONA DAILY STAR, 8/15)
Wednesday August 15, 2012 Vol. 18 — No. 242 Print This Issue

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  • Negotiations Begin ... Now

    Bettman says league needs time to evaluate NHLPA's CBA proposal

    The NHLPA yesterday unveiled its CBA proposal to league owners in Toronto during a meeting that lasted just under two hours. The union asked for a three-year deal with an option for a fourth year that would return to the current CBA if the owners decide they do not like it. The union’s proposal does not include the elimination of the salary cap and calls for no changes to player contracts under existing rules. The players would agree to take a reduced share of hockey-related revenue, but the union wants more aggressive and targeted revenue sharing among the clubs. In a two-minute briefing with reporters after the meeting, NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman declined to address specifics of the union’s presentation. “We need time ...

  • Changing The Model

    With media background, Mike Aresco seen as smart choice for Big East Commissioner.

  • West Side Story

    Pac-12's ambitious network launch will be a test of viewers' appetite.

  • Pitch Perfect

    Live streams during London double Beijing; women's soccer final tops most-viewed list.

  • Sprinkle Some Fairy Dust

    Deion Sanders, Mannings star as fairy godfathers in "Sunday Ticket" campaign.

  • A Bigger Challenge?

    Nine World Football Challenge matches draw 37,609, but trend lines going in wrong direction.

  • Stripped Down To His Skivvies

    David Beckham prepping a second wave of ads for his Bodywear by H&M line.

  • Caught On Camera

    Dolphins cutting Chad Johnson highlights latest "Hard Knocks" episode.

  • Money Player

    CNBC's Jim Cramer says what he would buy and sell in the sports world.

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