Quote of the Day

"It speaks to Brittney’s star power and not unlike what Bird and Magic did for the NBA when they joined the league."
-- WNBA Mercury President & COO Amber Cox, on rookie C Brittney Griner playing a large part in the team's marketing efforts. (ARIZONA REPUBLIC, 5/13)
Monday May 13, 2013 Vol. 19 — No. 172 Print This Issue

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  • Service Ace

    The U.S. Open could move to ESPN exclusively beginning in '15

    For the first time in more than four decades the U.S. Open tennis tournament semifinals and finals could be moving to a new TV home. ESPN is close to a deal to obtain all rights to the N.Y.-based tournament beginning in '15, according to several sources. CBS has broadcast the tournament every year since '68. Nothing has been finalized yet, as CBS is still in contact with the USTA and hopeful of keeping a piece of the tournament. But several sources have said that ESPN and the USTA have agreed on a framework that would have ESPN pay an average of more than $60M per year for exclusive access to the tournament, representing around a 50% increase in the average annual value of the contract. In its current deal, which ends in '14, CBS pays an av ...

  • Yet Another Twist

    Maloofs, Seattle group have alternative proposal that would keep Kings in Sacramento.

  • High & Dry

    NBC sees a 68% year-over-year ratings jump for the final round of The Players.

  • A Changing Of The Guard

    Amy Trask, the longtime confidant of late Raiders Owner Al Davis, resigns from the organization.

  • Line Change

    Avs promote Sakic; Kroenke replaces Lacroix as president.

  • Full Sail Ahead

    America's Cup organizers plan to move ahead with the event following Andrew Simpson's death.

  • A Bronx Tale

    Yankees ratings down 39% on YES as stars remain sidelined.

  • Swing And A Miss?

    Several players hestitate to use pink products yesterday due to MLB/Louisville Slugger deal.

  • Whole New Ball Game

    NFL, English Premiership team to back rugby initiative in U.S.

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