Quote of the Day

"It’s disappointing when you come home in late August, playing another first-place team, a team you could potentially play in the playoffs. If you have 20,000 people here, that’s not something you are excited about. "
-- White Sox P Jake Peavy, on the turnout for the team's series against the Yankees this week at U.S. Cellular Field. (CHICAGO SUN-TIMES, 8/23)
Thursday August 23, 2012 Vol. 18 — No. 249 Print This Issue

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  • Finding The Fairway

    Finchem said event has been a success because both fans, golfers are into it

    The sixth edition of the PGA Tour FedExCup playoffs began today with The Barclays being played at Bethpage Black, and five years into the playoffs, it can be said that the “scheme originally greeted with skepticism has worked on almost all counts,” according to Ron Sirak of GOLF WORLD. The “greatest impact is that it created four high-quality events at the post-majors time of the year when the big names had previously gone fishing.” It is "compelling and meaningful golf at a time when the end of baseball and the beginning of football rule the sports world.” The FedExCup has become a “catalyst for the most dramatic change in the history of the PGA Tour -- a 12-month season that begins in October after the ...

  • Memphis Beat

    Pera reaches deal with investors that should keep the Grizzlies in town for at least 15 years.

  • Feeling The Heat

    Flames employees could face salary cuts if lockout occurs.

  • Miami Sound Machine

    ATP/WTA Sony Open execs hoping for venue upgrades.

  • Djoker's Wild

    Uniqlo is planning a line of apparel based on Novak Djokovic.

  • Attitude Adjustment

    New England sports fans show high trust level in Kraft, not so much for Red Sox brass.

  • Ann Arbor Day

    Michigan AD talks 'Bama payout, more night games at Big House.

  • Maya Calendar

    Lynx F Maya Moore retains title of best-selling WNBA jersey.

  • The Reviews Are In

    Posnanski's Paterno book debuts to mixed reviews.

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