Quote of the Day

"If all you're going to do is have fun, I'm not quite sure how you're going to handle Johnny Manziel or a scandal at Penn State. The sports world is large and complex and requires lots of tones and abilities. I think their position is fairly limiting, and I think it's inaccurate to suggest that we're the boring old dreadful storm troopers. "
-- ESPN President John Skipper, on FS1 positioned as the “fun” alternative to ESPN. (HOLLYWOOD REPORTER, 8/23 issue)
Thursday August 15, 2013 Vol. 19 — No. 238 Print This Issue

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  • Friend Of The Devils

    Vanderbeek's $80M from the sale will cover much of his personal investment

    Devils Owner Jeff Vanderbeek today officially sold the team and Prudential Center to 76ers Owners Josh Harris and David Blitzer. 76ers CEO Scott O'Neil now will take on the additional role of CEO of the Devils and Prudential Center. Vanderbeek will remain with the team as a senior advisor to the new ownership group ( Devils ). In New Jersey, Tom Gulitti in a front-page piece cites a source as saying Harris' group will pay more than $320M for the team and arena. That is a "stunning price for a team that has been mired in debt." A source said that the "last remaining hurdle" in the Devils’ sale was cleared yesterday when the NHL BOG approved the ownership transfer. Gulitti reports Vanderbeek will "retain a small ownership stake." Devils ...

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  • Launching Pads

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  • K.C. And The Sunshine Band

    The Royals are setting record TV ratings this year, but fewer fans are coming to Kauffman Stadium.

  • I'm Just Looking

    USTA explores options if CBS-Time Warner Cable dispute keeps U.S. Open off air.

  • Southern Hospitality?

    The Predators are implementing a new ticket policy for home games against the Blackhawks.

  • Change In Beantown

    WEEI's Jason Wolfe out after 22 years amid ratings decline.

  • Move Over, Superman

    Kent State's unique Heisman campaign for Dri Archer includes a weekly comic strip.

  • Rights Issue

    GE questions IOC's LGBT policy, but most Olympic sponsors choose to keep low profile.

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