Quote of the Day

"If they're not comfortable and want to monetize, let the minor leagues flourish. Train at IMG, get agents to invest in your body, get agents to invest in your likeness and establish it on your own."
-- Big Ten Commissioner Jim Delany (ESPN.com, 9/25)
Thursday September 26, 2013 Vol. 20 — No. 11 Print This Issue

Top Stories

  • Nested Interest

    Twitter will have embedded NFL highlights and more throughout its site

    The NFL and Twitter have struck a large-scale deal for the league to be part of Amplify, Twitter's emerging advertising platform. In the agreement, the NFL will embed highlights, news, fantasy content and other video material within the microblogging site, with individual clips preceded by short ads. The NFL and Twitter will share in ad revenue generated through the pact, with league sponsor Verizon signing on as an initial sponsor. Another NFL corporate partner will soon be announced as a second sponsor of the league's efforts on Amplify. While several other major sports entities, including ESPN and the NBA, previously agreed to participate in Amplify, the NFL historically has been very protective of its video rights and does not sign many ...

  • Going Once....

    Sources say first round of IMG bids are due next week.

  • Living In America

    Despite initial attendance and revenue issues, Ellison could bring the America's Cup back to the Bay.

  • No Sleep Till...

    Brooklyn's Barclays Center could host the actual NBA All-Star Game in '17.

  • Not On Our Watch

    D-I ADs dismiss pay-for-play option for athletes; are minor leagues the answer?

  • Good Bounce

    ESPN sees "Sunday Night Baseball" viewership jump 6% for the year.

  • The More, The Merrier

    The Timbers might have a way to increase capacity at Jeld-Wen Field.

  • Raising Red Flags

    GoDaddy's future with Andretti Autosport is unclear, but Hinchcliffe could be without a primary sponsor.

  • We Want You Back

    Yankees offer tickets in apology for Rivera bobblehead snafu.

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