Quote of the Day

"I can't begin to list all the issues that we would have to face in looking at something like that. It doesn't mean we wouldn't, it just means we'd have to be very mindful of what we're going to be up against."
-- Univ. of Oklahoma AD Joe Castiglione, on the notion of major college football breaking away from the NCAA. (USA TODAY, 4/22)
Monday April 22, 2013 Vol. 19 — No. 157 Print This Issue

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  • Heavyweight Matchup

    Lakers-Spurs sees a 18% ratings increase over last year's comparable game

    The Spurs’ 91-79 defeat of the Lakers yesterday in the opening game of their first-round NBA Playoff series earned ABC a 4.6 overnight Nielsen rating, the largest mark for an opening weekend playoff game on the net in 10 years. The game was up 18% from the comparable Lakers-Nuggets game last year. The only opening weekend game to rate higher in network history was an ’03 Lakers-T’Wolves matchup, which drew a 5.1 overnight. ABC’s lone game on Saturday, the Knicks’ seven-point win over the Celtics, earned a 3.7 overnight. That is down 3% from a Heat-Knicks matchup last year, but up 3% from Heat-76ers in ’11. On ESPN, both the Bulls-Nets and Grizzlies-Clippers games Saturday night earned a 2.6 overnight. Bul ...

  • Digging Deeper

    Just how concerned is NFL about FBI probe of Haslam's company?

  • Cold Cash

    New outdoor games could reap extra $180M in revenue for NHL.

  • Tug Of War

    Stern says competing Kings bids are "in the same ballpark."

  • Timing Is Everything

    Bucks plan to have new arena ready by the time lease with Bradley Center expires in '17.

  • You Got A Fast Car

    Maria Sharapova signs a three-year deal with Porsche as the car maker's first global endorser.

  • Split Decision

    How long before major CFB breaks away from the NCAA?

  • Wrestling For Inclusion

    USA Wrestling is the latest group to pressure the IOC into keep the sport in the Olympic program.

  • The Hub Of Strength

    The Red Sox' return to Fenway on Saturday once again brings hope to a city embroiled in tragedy.

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