Quote of the Day

"They should make those bags available for less money than that. Even as part of their fan appreciation, they should maybe give some away."
-- NBC's Matt Lauer, on NFL teams selling for $8 plastic bags that comply with the league's new policy. ("Today," NBC, 8/20)
Tuesday August 20, 2013 Vol. 19 — No. 241 Print This Issue

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  • Be Cool

    Sugarpova had contemplated a two-week name change around the U.S. Open

    Tennis player Maria Sharapova has decided "not to change her name to Sugarpova for the U.S. Open next week," according to Darren Rovell of ESPN.com. Max Eisenbud, Sharapova's agent, said that there was "serious consideration" given to changing Sharapova's name in an attempt to promote her line of candy. However, he said Sharapova's team "ultimately decided against it." Eisenbud: "Maria has pushed her team to do fun, out-of-the-box-type things to get the word out about Sugarpova. In Miami, we're going to fill a glass truck full of candy and drive it around town. This was an idea that fell along those lines. But, at the end of the day, we would have to change all her identification, she has to travel to Japan and China right after the tournam ...

  • Split Images

    "Crowd Goes Wild" a "morning zoo"; Moss makes solid debut.

  • The Hot Kid

    Andrew Luck's endorsement roster gets a boost after he signs with audio products company Klipsch.

  • Mr. Majestyk

    Rogers' Mohamed committed to Blue Jays despite poor season.

  • City Primeval

    Magic close to $12.7M deal for land that would house Orlando entertainment complex.

  • Fire In The Hole

    Castrol is ending its long-running sponsorship of John Force Racing.

  • Riding The Rap

    Survey shows Boston-area fans satisfied with how the Pats handled the Aaron Hernandez situation.

  • Get Shorty

    Gov. Chris Christie named most influential in New Jersey sports.

  • The Switch

    NCAA asks judge to delay Ed O'Bannon trial date until '15.

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