Quote of the Day

"It will either be by far one of the coolest and best races we've ever seen or the dumbest thing we have ever done in NASCAR."
-- Driver Brad Keselowski, on Wednesday's NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race on the dirt surface at Eldora Speedway. (USA TODAY, 7/23)
Wednesday July 24, 2013 Vol. 19 — No. 222 Print This Issue

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  • Taking The Green Flag

    NBC is picking up the rights to the final 20 races of the Sprint Cup season

    NBC will pay $4.4B over 10 years for rights to ESPN's entire NASCAR Sprint Cup package, plus half of Turner's six races, according to sources familiar with the deal. That represents a significant media rights increase for NASCAR over the more than $2.28B paid by ESPN and Turner combined for the same number of Sprint Cup and Nationwide races in their current eight-year agreements. This comes after NASCAR received a more than 30% increase in its earlier deal with Fox that covers the first half of its season. While NBC and NASCAR would not confirm financial terms, they did discuss other details of their new deal, which will see races return to NBC in '15. Terms have NBC picking up the rights to the final 20 races of the Sprint Cup season, whic ...

  • No Sense In Arguing

    Braun did not try to negotiate down his suspension with MLB.

  • Chain Of Command

    The “mistakes and approach” of Mark Emmert’s leadership examined by ESPN.

  • Under Pressure

    Are baby steps being made regarding Rays' ballpark?

  • Dirt Road Anthem

    Anticipation is high for NASCAR dirt race at Eldora Speedway.

  • It's A Jersey Thing

    The PGA Tour's The Barclays is on the brink of staying in New Jersey through the end of the decade.

  • Fertile Ground For Footy

    K.C.'s marked turnaround in support of soccer is being noticed.

  • Detroit Rock City

    FS Detroit is seeing its net revenue pace 10% higher than last season thanks to the Tigers.

  • Can't Buy Me Love

    Astros, A’s, Marlins, Blue Jays at the bottom of Harris Poll on favorite MLB team.

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