Quote of the Day

"I'm a very analytical person and player, and maybe that can come out more than in the studio. "
-- MLB HOFer Cal Ripken Jr., on making his postseason debut in the broadcast booth for TBS. (USA TODAY, 10/5)
Friday October 5, 2012 Vol. 19 — No. 18 Print This Issue

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  • Diamonds Are Forever

    Wild Card Game marks Selig's second change in MLB's postseason format

    For "all of the strife" in the tenure of MLB Commissioner Bud Selig, he has overseen two expansions of the league's playoff format and "both have succeeded," according to Tyler Kepner of the N.Y. TIMES. Selig will "watch from home Friday as his latest legacy item, the wild-card play-in game, unfolds in Atlanta and Arlington." Selig said, "When I did the first one, there was a lot of criticism. I was very confident, but you just never know, and it worked out better than I thought. This one, after the end of last year, there were people who said, ‘Why do you want to change?’ But I have to say, it’s worked out better than I ever would have dreamed.” Kepner notes because the '12 MLB schedule had been finalized before the ...

  • Skyfall

    Chances of a 82-game schedule seem dim as NHL cancels first two weeks of season.

  • Quantam Of Solace

    NBC Sports Net turns to boxing, college games to fill NHL void; "HNIC" goes to its vault.

  • The World Is Not Enough

    Peyton, Penny the latest celebs to join Griz ownership.

  • For Your Eyes Only

    Mercedes-Benz will advertise in Super Bowl broadcast after sitting out a year.

  • Tomorrow Never Dies

    Dodgers not planning major ticket price hike this offseason.

  • Die Another Day

    Primetime NFL games up big through Week 4.

  • You Only Live Twice

    Red Sox again using a collaborative effort to find a replacement for Valentine.

  • On Her Majesty's Secret Service

    Three wives of Packers players star in the playfully titled TV show "The Better Half."

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