Quote of the Day

"Always. An opportunity for us to get a new stadium is always on my mind. Oakland is first, OK? That's all I can say."
-- Raiders Owner Mark Davis, when asked if a move to L.A. was on his mind. (SAN JOSE MERCURY NEWS, 8/25)
Monday August 26, 2013 Vol. 19 — No. 245 Print This Issue

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  • Head Of The Class

    ESPN channels will air about 400 more college football games than Fox nets

    ESPN, going "far beyond televising games ... has become the chief impresario of college football," according to the first of a three-part front-page special by Miller, Eder & Sandomir of the N.Y. TIMES. By "infusing the sport with billions of dollars" it pays for TV rights -- more than $10B billion on college football in the last five years alone -- ESPN has "become both puppet-master and kingmaker, arranging games, setting schedules and bestowing the gift of nationwide exposure on its chosen universities, players and coaches." The money and programming "focused on college football by ESPN, as well as its competitors, have transformed the game, creating professionalized sports empires in the midst of academic institutions." ESPN is "no ...

  • Screen Play

    Skipper says trailer for "Frontline" concussion doc was catalyst in ESPN stepping away.

  • Seeing Double

    Puma could end up reaping the rewards of Jonas Blixt and Rickie Fowler's planned orange outfits.

  • Notes From Bristol

    ESPN set for "Olbermann" debut, extends LLWS deal, holding up Nielsen-Arbitron merger.

  • Gridiron Gang

    GM returning to Super Bowl as Chevy set to launch new models.

  • Two is Better Than One?

    Sources: NBA could split '15 ASG between Barclays, MSG.

  • On The Waterfront

    Warriors' planned '17 opening for new arena in jeopardy.

  • Red Flagged?

    Date conflicts could spell the end for IndyCar's Baltimore Grand Prix.

  • Music Theory

    MLBAM buys distribution rights for N.Y.-based benefit concert.

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