Quote of the Day

"If we’re going to try to beat TNT just purely on talking about the same things they talk about, well, they have Barkley and we don’t. We have to be smarter and more sophisticated and funnier and we have to outthink them."
-- ESPN's Bill Simmons, on the net's revamped studio show "Kia NBA Countdown." (NYTIMES.com, 10/31)
Thursday November 1, 2012 Vol. 19 — No. 37 Print This Issue

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  • Staying The Course

    The race will be used to promote recovery efforts for victims of Hurricane Sandy

    N.Y. Mayor Michael Bloomberg said that the city will hold the ING N.Y. Marathon as planned on Sunday “despite uncertainty about manpower and logistics” amid the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, according to Germano & Futterman of the WALL STREET JOURNAL. Bloomberg said that the marathon “could symbolize the city's resilience, similar to the race held on Nov. 4, 2001, weeks after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.” He “called it a boon to the economy.” Mary Wittenberg, the President & CEO of race organizer N.Y. Road Runners, prior to Bloomberg's announcement said, "This event will not go if it were in any way to inhibit the restoration and recovery efforts." But Wittenberg said that “as it stands, ...

  • Sandy's Aftermath

    Nets' season-opener at Barclays to be postponed; DC United-Red Bulls playoff series flips venues.

  • A New No. 1?

    N.Y. Times columnist says Barclays Center makes MSG "the second-best arena in town."

  • Galaxy Quest

    LeBron James begins the NBA season with a new deal to promote Samsung's Galaxy Note II.

  • If The Shoe Fits....

    Blake Griffin reportedly signs with Jordan Brand.

  • Playing Ketchup

    Steelers to sue over payment dispute for planned Heinz Field expansion.

  • An Empty Palace?

    Pistons owner doesn't rule out leaving Auburn Hills for downtown Detroit.

  • Put On Hold

    F1 stock market flotation unlikely to happen before '14.

  • I Love A Parade

    More than 1 million people gather for the Giants' World Series parade.

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