Quote of the Day

"If the soccer industry in the U.S. remains a business driven by economics, I think everyone will be successful. But if the industry is going to be a toy for the sheik from Qatar, then I don’t know what will happen."
-- GolTV COO Rodrigo Lombello, on Al Jazeera’s beIN Sport making a foray into the U.S. with rights to the men’s national soccer team FIFA World Cup qualifying road games. (N.Y. TIMES, 8/31)
Friday August 31, 2012 Vol. 18 — No. 255 Print This Issue

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  • Flying Solo

    Lurie says a decision on Reid's contract after the season is "all mine"

    In Eagles Owner Jeffrey Lurie's annual state-of-the-team address on Thursday, he spent time "assuring fans he would retain control of the team in the wake of his impending divorce," according to Les Bowen of the PHILADELPHIA DAILY NEWS. When Jeffrey and Christina Lurie announced they were divorcing July 4, they said in a statement that "there would be no effect on the Eagles." Since then, the NFL Network reported that the two "have worked out a settlement that will leave Jeffrey Lurie with total control." Lurie on Thursday said the report was "very accurate." Lurie: "There is no change whatsoever in the operation of the Eagles (or) the ownership of the Eagles. I've structured this franchise around having complete control (including) 100 per ...

  • Pound Cake

    Haslam hopes Browns have naming-rights deal by next year.

  • Go East, Young Man

    Big East's Aresco eager to add 14th football member, title game.

  • Don't Touch That Dial

    Yankees sign one-year extension with WCBS-AM.

  • Room For Improvement

    Survey finds about 25% of NFL players grade Roger Goodell's performance as "poor."

  • The Real World

    MLS Real Salt Lake are seeing record crowds this year, with eight sellouts at Rio Tinto Stadium.

  • Suspended Sentence

    Notre Dame takes analyst off game after "criminal" comments.

  • Born In The ACC

    The ACC during Labor Day weekend football games will debut its latest conference promo.

  • Friday I'm In Love

    The latest testament to Texas high school football -- a $60M stadium in Allen -- opens Friday.

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