Quote of the Day

"If you’re Nike, you cannot be happy that you paid money for this, right?"
-- CNBC's Andrew Ross Sorkin, after viewing a Nike ad from '01 in which Lance Armstrong asks, "What am I on? I'm on my bike." ("Squawk Box," CNBC, 10/18)
Thursday October 18, 2012 Vol. 19 — No. 27 Print This Issue

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  • Game Of Guess Who

    The NHL and NHLPA resume negotiations today in Toronto "with players expected to make a formal response to the owners' Tuesday offer" on a new CBA, according to Kevin Allen of USA TODAY ( 10/18 ). The league's chances of playing a full regular season "might hang in the balance" when today's session begins at 1:00pm ET. Rangers C Derek Stepan said of the league's latest offer, "I think it's a great start" ( Bergen RECORD, 10/18 ). ESPN.com's Pierre LeBrun writes how the NHLPA responds to the offer "will have a critical impact on where this process goes." If the union "is willing to counter while working off the framework" the NHL provided, there is "a reasonable expectation the real negotiations have begun" and there could be a hock ...

  • Last Chance To Buy

    With today’s deadline, ESPN, Fox and NBC among those bidding for EPL rights in U.S.

  • Strong Armed

    More sponsors follow Nike's lead in dropping Lance Armstrong, as he is now a "toxic asset."

  • Time To Go?

    Will new ad agency keep Danica Patrick parked during Go Daddy's Super Bowl ads?

  • Calling Their Bluff

    Leagues could be asked for over 10 years of docs on impact of sports betting in NJ case.

  • California Dreaming

    USC records an all-time high in athletic revenue despite NCAA sanctions.

  • Dropping The Green Flag

    Daytona Int'l Speedway gets approval for upgrades, new entertainment complex.

  • Making Concessions

    Exec changes at DNC give Wentzell a larger sports role.

  • First Ade Kit

    MLB really enforcing Gatorade's exclusivity at postseason press conferences, in clubhouses.

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