Quote of the Day

"The Hornets name came from Charlotte. That fits in with Charlotte. It doesn’t fit into New Orleans, La., or our area here. The Hornets don’t mean anything here."
-– Hornets Owner Tom Benson, on why the team is changing its name to Pelicans next season. (New Orleans TIMES-PICAYUNE, 1/25)
Friday January 25, 2013 Vol. 19 — No. 95 Print This Issue

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  • The Real World

    Checketts said he now will dedicate his time to his role as Legends Chair & CEO

    Legends Chair & CEO Dave Checketts on Thursday announced that he had "sold his interest in Real Salt Lake to the team's minority owner Dell Loy Hansen," according to a front-page piece by Aaron Falk of the SALT LAKE TRIBUNE. Hansen "purchased 49 percent of the club in November 2009, just days before RSL won the MLS Cup." Hansen with the sale now is the "sole owner of SCP Worldwide’s sports properties in Utah, which includes RSL, Rio Tinto Stadium and ESPN 700." Hansen said, "We now know we’ve got more opportunities in the acquisition world. It’s always been difficult to look at the cost of competing with an L.A. or New York or Chicago. I think we open that door." Falk reports the MLS club is a year away from "operating ...

  • Bird Is The Word

    The Hornets will officially change their name to the Pelicans next year.

  • Vying For The Kingdom

    Could Larry Ellison add his name to the NBA Kings' mix?

  • Room Enough For Two?

    Dodgers TV deal could include TWC and a lesser role for Fox.

  • Desk Assignment

    Rachel Nichols leaves ESPN gig for role with CNN, Turner.

  • National Treasures

    The LPGA introduces a new team match-play tournament involving eight countries.

  • I Love The '80s

    Jimmy V, QB Class of '83 latest "30 for 30" topics.

  • Apple Of Their Eye

    The Knicks overtake the Lakers as Forbes' most valuable NBA franchise.

  • Chiming In

    PR execs weigh in on crisis management in Lance Armstrong, Manti Te'o cases.

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