Quote of the Day

"We've been very public in saying that we believe on a scale of 1-10 the use of replacement referees in the preseason is a 12. That goes up to a 16 now that you're entering into the regular season."
-- NFLPA Exec Dir DeMaurice Smith, on the league locking out its officials. (SI.com, 8/28)
Wednesday August 29, 2012 Vol. 18 — No. 253 Print This Issue

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  • Birds On A Wire

    Orioles' attendance a "symptom of a fan malaise" after recent losing seasons

    The Orioles have “been on a roll the past few weeks,” but fans appear to be "holding out for a winning team before returning to Camden Yards,” according to Peter Schmuck of the Baltimore SUN. Attendance was 10,995 for Monday night's game against the White Sox, who “happen to be leading the AL Central right now and very possibly could be a playoff opponent” for the Orioles. Schmuck: "It was the first day of school for a lot of kids in the area, and you can string together all sorts of reasons why the O's drew their second-smallest home crowd of the year, but still, not even 11,000 fans showed up for a very important game against a highly competitive team just days before the start of the September stretch?& ...

  • Neutral Zone

    NHL's latest CBA proposal calls for reduction of shared revenue to a 50-50 split by fourth year.

  • Cutting Bread Out Of Their Diet

    JGR reportedly will hire Matt Kenseth to take over the No. 20 Cup team next year.

  • Pros Vs. Cons

    USOC tabs five BOD members to debate bid for future Games.

  • Beach Holiday

    Plans for new Va. Beach arena unveiled, but who would pay tab left unanswered.

  • Of Monsters And Men

    New Bears campaign emphasizes on-field action instead of the team's connection to Chicago.

  • Jolt Of Celebrity

    Arizona Bev. to feature DiMaggio on new "Joltin' Joe" drink.

  • Pressure Is On

    Cal AD Sandy Barbour pushes DirecTV to add Pac-12 Net.

  • Welcome To The Team

    NFL Network taps recently retired LaDainian Tomlinson.

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