Quote of the Day

"He definitely believed that sports and politics are entwined."
-– Institute for Diversity & Ethics in Sports Founder & Dir Dr. Richard Lapchick, on the passing of Nelson Mandela. (N.Y. TIMES, 12/6)
Friday December 6, 2013 Vol. 20 — No. 61 Print This Issue

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  • Let's Kick It

    Fox Sports has emerged as the likely winner of UEFA Champions League rights, according to several sources. A decision could be announced as early as today by UEFA, which was considering bids from Fox, NBC Sports Group, Univision and beIN Sport. ESPN did not submit a bid for the rights, though sources said the company would look into sublicensing some of the games from the winner. UEFA accepted bids from the networks on Tuesday. Because the first bids were much lower than the $100M per year it was expecting, UEFA completed a second round of bidding yesterday. Sources said UEFA opted to pick Fox' bid, which still fell substantially short of $100M per year. Sources said Fox' bid is significantly below the $83M per year NBC Sports pays for EPL ...

  • The People's Champion

    Athletes, execs and media pay tribute to Nelson Mandela, remembered as an inspirational and influential figure in sports.

  • Civil War Reenactment

    FS1 sets audience record with Oregon State-Oregon game.

  • Give & Go

    MLS parity exemplified by small markets in championship.

  • The Wisdom Of Crowds

    MLS Sporting KC's persistently fan-focused strategy could be a model for other franchises, locally and around the country.

  • Don't Bank On It

    Vikings: Wells Fargo roof signs threaten naming-rights deal.

  • King Of The Hill

    Harry Arnett looks to earn Callaway bragging rights at the Golf Industry Cup.

  • A Bird In The Hand...

    Has Peter Angelos become too involved in Orioles' on-field decisions?

  • Coming Up Lame?

    Churchill Downs struggles during most recent fall meet.

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