Quote of the Day

"We've had to explain to our international audience that the boo is an American sign of respect."
-- NBA Commissioner David Stern, on the constant reception he received from the Barclays Center crowd during Thursday night's Draft. (ESPN, 6/27)
Friday June 28, 2013 Vol. 19 — No. 205 Print This Issue

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  • Anthony's Song

    Ratings for Thursday night's NBA Draft are up 13% from last year

    ESPN earned a 2.6 overnight rating for the NBA Draft on Thursday night, which is tied with '07 as the best figure for the event since the net began airing the event in '03. Thursday night's telecast is also up 13% from a 2.3 overnight for last year's Draft and up slightly from a 2.5 overnight in '11. The telecast peaked at a 3.3 rating from 8:30-8:45pm ET. Louisville once again topped all markets with a 6.9 local rating, followed by Memphis with a 5.6 rating. Rounding out the top five were Cleveland-Akron (5.0), Indianapolis (4.7) and Oklahoma City (4.3) ( Austin Karp, Assistant Managing Editor ). MIXED REVIEWS : SI.com's Ben Golliver reviews the winners and losers from the Draft and includes ESPN's Bill Simmons in the losers column. ...

  • Once More, With Feeling

    David Stern relishes the boos during his final NBA Draft.

  • Leader Of The Pack

    Excel Sports leads all agencies with seven first-round NBA picks.

  • Summer Lovin'

    The traditional pick-up basketball game gets a send-up in Nike's latest ad.

  • Growth Spurt

    Nike Q4 profits jump 22%; company expects bigger gains in '14 from World Cup, Olympics.

  • Total Knock Out

    Mayweather-Alvarez eclipses boxing's all-time live gate record.

  • Chicago Hope

    Blackhawks Chair Rocky Wirtz is basking in the team's recently improved business outlook.

  • The Customer's Always Right

    Seahawks' McLoughlin talks new Fan Advisory Council.

  • An Order Of Onions

    Bill Raftery is leaving ESPN after more than three decades for Fox Sports 1.

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