Quote of the Day

"We're getting into this rut where we're almost a joke. Every few years we've got to revisit the same thing."
-- Bruins D Andrew Ference, on the NHL lockout, the third work stoppage in 18 years. (CSNNE.com, 9/19)
Thursday September 20, 2012 Vol. 19 — No. 7 Print This Issue

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  • Talkin' Baseball

    Fox would continue to broadcast World Series games under the reported deal

    MLB is close to finalizing deals with Fox and Turner that would tie up the league’s media rights through '21. Contracts have not been signed yet, but the sides have agreed on the main points, sources said. Similar to MLB’s ESPN deal, which was signed late last month, Fox and Turner have agreed to eight-year deals worth more than double what the two media companies were paying previously. That means Fox will pay around $4B over eight years (close to $500M per year) and Turner will pay around $2.8B over eight years (more than $300M per year). Including the $700M per year ESPN agreed to pay, MLB’s total haul from media rights will average $1.55B per year over the next eight years, more than double its current take. A formal a ...

  • Farm Report

    Planned AEG sale raises flags about NFL's return to L.A.

  • Freeze Out

    Early preseason games first casualty of lockout.

  • Industrial Revolution

    Source: Angels execs have had preliminary talks about leaving Anaheim for City of Industry.

  • Course Management

    The PGA Tour has perhaps its most intriguing Tour Championship since the creation of the FedExCup.

  • Cat Scratch Fever

    NFL Panthers working on renovations to 16-year-old Bank of America Stadium.

  • Drinks Are On Me

    Mike Trout signs endorsement deal with BodyArmor.

  • Picture Show

    The Spurs' new alternate jerseys do not include a written mention of either the team's nickname or home city.

  • Kind Of Blue

    Blue Jays execs, including President Paul Beeston, bemoan another lost season.

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