Quote of the Day

"I just needed someone who was looking for an older, more mature guy. That’s really what it came down to. Our culture is the next whiz-bang is the next great thing. That’s just where we’re at right now as a culture. It was one of those deals where, ‘Oh, he’s an old dinosaur. He’s probably cranky.’"
-– New NFL Panthers GM Dave Gettleman, who at 61 is getting his first opportunity to run a team. (CHARLOTTE OBSERVER, 1/16)
Wednesday January 16, 2013 Vol. 19 — No. 88 Print This Issue

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  • Short Lived

    Sporting K.C. intends to rename the stadium "Sporting Park" after Livestrong deal ends

    The Livestrong Foundation and MLS Sporting K.C. said that the naming-rights deal for Livestrong Sporting Park is “set to end" less than two years into a six-year agreement, according to Darren Rovell of ESPN.com. Livestrong Foundation officials “informed the team this week that the club had only paid $250,000 of the $1 million that it owed the foundation in 2012.” Sources said that the communication “noted that failure to make the foundation whole within two weeks would result in the charity severing the deal.” A team official “refutes the club owes any money, but says the deal to make the $200 million stadium Livestrong Sporting Park in March 2011 didn't live up to its expectations, either.” Rovell ...

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  • Hear You Loud And Clear

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  • No More Middle Man

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  • Boost Of Energy

    The Browns' new stadium name could be a sign of things to come.

  • Bolts Won't Bolt

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  • Of Monster And Men

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  • Always Up For A Challenge

    Humana Challenge organizers will not rest on their laurels in Year Two.

  • Under A Blood Red Sky

    Will Nike outfit Rory in Tiger's traditional Sunday color?

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