Quote of the Day

"If you don't want to be in a one-game playoff, then win your division."
-- MLB Commissioner Bud Selig, on the ’12 playoff format. (LATIMES.com, 10/13)
Monday October 15, 2012 Vol. 19 — No. 24 Print This Issue

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  • License To Drive

    The deal includes the Daytona 500 and 12 other NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races

    Fox and NASCAR have "finalized an eight-year extension of their TV rights agreement, ensuring that Fox will continue to air the Daytona 500 and first half of the NASCAR season" through '22, according to Ourand & Mickle of the SPORTSBUSINESS JOURNAL. Sources valued the deal at more than $2.4B, a "sizable increase" from Fox’ current eight-year, $1.76B agreement. The net’s extension "will see it retain the broadcast rights for 13 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races and the entire Camping World Truck Series." The deal also "includes TV Everywhere rights, which will allow Fox to stream its races to a Fox Sports-affiliated website." The streaming rights have "become a standard part of media deals." This marks "the first increase F ...

  • Empire Strikes Out

    Talk centers on all the empty seats at Yankee Stadium.

  • Back In Black

    AIG's deal with New Zealand All Blacks teams believed to be the second-most valuable sponsorship agreement in world rugby.

  • Double Coverage

    With conflicting reports as to whether Chiefs' Pioli was offered an extension, columnist asks how ownership could stay the course.

  • It Takes Two

    Toronto columnist: Bettman has “failed the game” while a “tired” Fehr offers "nothing new."

  • Running Down A Dream

    Mary Wittenberg's "double-edged victory" for NYRR is the focal point of Sunday's N.Y. Times sports page.

  • Cleveland Rocks

    What kind of owner will Jimmy Haslam be with the Browns?

  • Poison Ivy?

    Telander pans Cubs PR; feels team is "turning into a vicious, soul-free, corporate monster.”

  • Like Father, Like Son

    WVU locks up AD Oliver Luck after Big 12 transition; Colts' Andrew Luck becomes the first NFLer to sign with Panini.

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