Quote of the Day

"These people are professional people, they try to make it as easy as possible. But it’s not easy to sit and give a team meeting and have a team meeting with a camera and a microphone. It’s just not normal for us. "
–- Maple Leafs coach Randy Carlyle, on the team’s response to having HBO cameras filming team activities for the “24/7” documentary series. (GLOBE & MAIL, 12/21)
Monday December 23, 2013 Vol. 20 — No. 72 Print This Issue

Top Stories

  • A Hollywood Ending

    Hollywood Park is the second major California racetrack to close since '08

    Betfair Hollywood Park held its final day of racing on Sunday, and a crowd "reminiscent of better times arrived for the final card," according to David Wharton of the L.A. TIMES. Paid attendance reached 13,000, but officials said that with lines stretching into the parking lot, they "let significantly more people through the gates" after 2:00pm PT. There was "a noticeable buzz among gamblers." When the video board on Sunday "showed photographs from past years and highlights from memorable races, a wistful sort of applause echoed across the grounds." Some fans "had seen the end coming for years as the increasing popularity of Internet betting and simulcast wagering whittled average attendance to less than 4,000 last ...

  • Creating Buzz

    The Bobcats unveil nine new logos for their Hornets rebrand.

  • Beasts Of The East, Again

    The penultimate week of the NFL season sees the Patriots' rout of Baltimore earning the largest rating, giving CBS a 14.8 overnight.

  • Making The Best Of The Situation

    Chargers could look at ways to reconfigure Qualcomm Stadium for '14 season.

  • Talking About Practice

    Nets reportedly ink deal for practice facility in Brooklyn.

  • Handed The Reins

    Dr. Harvey Schiller named new head of USA Team Handball.

  • Light As The Breeze

    Bauer signs six NHL All-Stars to debut its new OD1N lightweight line of equipment.

  • Fact-Finding Mission

    Redskins' Snyder pays visits to Indian reservations.

  • Always Mario

    Puma inks Italian soccer star Mario Balotelli to sponsorship deal ahead of World Cup.

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