Quote of the Day

"You don’t sell your tournaments on a person that’s 110th on the money list. You sell your tournament to sponsors on being able to attract top-50 players. So you’ve got to discuss the scheduling with those players. It makes sense."
–- Golfer Lee Westwood, on the European Tour schedule. (GOLFWEEK.com, 5/22)
Thursday May 23, 2013 Vol. 19 — No. 180 Print This Issue

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  • Honor Society

    The sixth annual Sports Business Awards had a decided Olympic feel to them, as the USOC was named Sports League of the Year, beating the NFL, NBA, MLB and PGA Tour, while USOC CEO Scott Blackmun took home the award for Sports Exec of the Year. The recognition was the culmination of a remarkable turnaround that began after the USOC hired Blackmun in '10 and began rebuilding an image badly damaged by Chicago’s failed bid to host the '16 Games and a revolt among NGB leaders. In '12, the organization added a host of new sponsors, negotiated a landmark revenue-sharing agreement with the IOC and fielded a U.S. Olympic team that won the Gold Medal count at the London Games. Blackmun said, “I’m shocked. It all stem ...

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  • Hazardous Lie

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  • Verbal Volleys

    Andy Roddick will be a part of FS1's flagship program when the net launches in August.

  • King For A Day

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  • Apple Of My Eye

    New York City FC names Claudio Reyna Football Dir.

  • When Stars Align

    Lee Westwood says Euro Tour needs to collaborate with PGA Tour in deciding tourney sites.

  • Empire State Of Mind

    Geno Smith is latest athlete to join Jay-Z's Roc Nation Sports.

  • This Land Is Your Land?

    MSG's 15-year operating permit again brings to the forefront whether the arena may be moved.

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