Quote of the Day

"He wants to change the image of the NBA. The lockout took a lot of the starch out of a lot of those players. He wants to bring them all back into the fold and I think he's probably a good guy to do that."
-– HBO’s Mary Carillo, on new NBPA President Chris Paul. ("Real Sports," HBO, 10/22)
Wednesday October 23, 2013 Vol. 20 — No. 31 Print This Issue

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  • Den Of Lions

    MLS execs had said Orlando would get a team if a soccer-specific stadium was built

    Orange County, Fla., commissioners last night voted 5-2 to "pitch in $20 million in tourist taxes as the county's share" of the proposed $84M, 18,000-seat soccer stadium in downtown Orlando, which "all but guarantees that the city will win" an MLS franchise, according to a front-page piece by Schlueb & Damron of the ORLANDO SENTINEL. The MLS club will "adopt the name and colors" of the purple-clad USL Pro Orlando City FC Lions. The Orlando City Soccer Club has "been in discussions with MLS executives, who said a new franchise would come here if a soccer-specific stadium were built." Orlando City Soccer Club Owner & President Phil Rawlins said of being awarded a franchise, "We're looking at a four- to six-week window to get the docum ...

  • The More, The Merrier

    Fox hopes a lengthy World Series can help the net bounce back from a record-low audience last October.

  • A Classic In The Making

    World Series ticket prices up 37% on secondary market.

  • Swan Song

    Fox' Tim McCarver wants World Series focus to remain on games, not his retirement.

  • Learning The Hard Way

    Handling of Miami investigation the latest black eye for NCAA.

  • This Brew's For You

    Bobcats to open Craft Beer Garden at TWC Arena.

  • An Elephant Never Forgets

    The Univ. of Alabama hits a record $143.4M in athletic revenue for '12-13.

  • The Last Roundup?

    The Mavericks' nearly 12-year sellout streak could be at risk heading into the season.

  • Back Where It All Began

    Olbermann talks ESPN, redemption in GQ interview.

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