Quote of the Day

"When Phil Knight is running from you, it's ugly."
-- YAHOO SPORTS' Dan Wetzel, on Nike cutting ties with Lance Armstrong (USATODAY.com, 10/17)
Wednesday October 17, 2012 Vol. 19 — No. 26 Print This Issue

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  • Checking Out

    The name of the Lance Armstrong Fitness Center at Nike HQs will be changed

    Nike today terminated its relationship with cyclist Lance Armstrong due to the “seemingly insurmountable evidence” that he participated in doping and, in the process, “misled” the company. Nike in a statement said, “Nike does not condone the use of illegal performance enhancing drugs in any matter.” The company will continue supporting Livestrong initiatives ( Nike ). Nike in a statement said that it will "change the name of the Lance Armstrong Fitness Center" at its HQs in Beaverton, Ore. The AP's Michelle Chapman notes Nike traditionally has "stuck by the athletes that it has endorsed in the past during tumultuous times in their lives," including Tiger Woods. The company "distanced itself" from Eagles Q ...

  • Bettman's Power Play

    Players forced to show hand as response by Fehr could determine season.

  • The Change Up

    For historic Super Bowl L, will NFL go with the proven (Miami) or the new (Santa Clara)?

  • Just For Kicks

    CCTV-IMG takes stake and sales role in Chinese Football Association Super League.

  • Banner Year

    New Browns Owner Haslam's move to bring on Banner "stunning only for its speed."

  • Apple Of Their Eye

    Big East, MSG agree to contract extension keeping men’s basketball tourney at arena.

  • A Perfect 10?

    Phillies introduce modified pricing structure for '13.

  • Luck Of The Draw

    Churchill Downs Inc. launches gambling site aimed at attracting broader, more casual audience.

  • Irreplaceable

    The NFL skews young by landing Beyonce for the Super Bowl halftime show.

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