Quote of the Day

"We're leaving some money on the table, and the business-side people are going to roll their eyes at me, but it just doesn't feel right."
-- MLS Timbers Owner Merritt Paulson, on the team’s decision not to raise ticket prices for the ’13 season. (Portland OREGONIAN, 8/28)
Tuesday August 28, 2012 Vol. 18 — No. 252 Print This Issue

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  • The Long Ball

    ESPN's new MLB deal allows for more telecasts featuring popular clubs

    ESPN has agreed to a deal that locks down MLB rights into the next decade, according to several sources. The eight-year deal is worth $5.6B (an average of $700M per year), approximately doubling the amount ESPN currently pays the league. ESPN now pays MLB nearly $306M per year for domestic TV rights and around another $50M for digital, international and radio rights. The new deal wraps TV, digital, international and radio rights into one package. The package will be announced via a conference call scheduled for 3:00pm ET this afternoon. As part of the deal, which runs through '21, ESPN retains the rights to "Sunday Night Baseball," its Monday and Wednesday night games and highlights for "Baseball Tonight." ESPN also will carry one Wild Car ...

  • Game Boys

    Ray Lewis, Paul Rudd headline a series of viral videos to promote "Madden NFL 13."

  • This Seat Taken?

    Red Sox claim sellout streak remains despite a large number of no-shows Monday.

  • New Threads

    Report has Nike replacing Umbro as England kit provider.

  • Hitting The Target

    Target Field reportedly will host the '14 MLB All-Star Game.

  • Trees Of Green

    The Timbers decide not to raise season-ticket prices for '13.

  • On The Road Again

    Year two of the USA Pro Challenge likely secures a foothold on the Colorado sports landscape.

  • Human Vs. Technology

    Paralympian Jerome Singleton addresses tech advances.

  • Rapper's Delight

    Jerry Jones shows off his hip-hop skills in Papa John's ad.

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