Quote of the Day

"I would have come off as a little bit hypocritical if I said that we need to fight for the athlete’s rights to be able to market themselves and operate as independent contractors and then I would go sign a Nike contract that basically completely crippled my ability to do that."
-- U.S. runner Nick Symmonds, on his decision to sign an endorsement deal with Brooks after being with Nike for seven years. (RUNNERSWORLD.com, 1/2)
Friday January 3, 2014 Vol. 20 — No. 77 Print This Issue

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  • A Chill In The Air

    Lambeau Field's capacity was increased by 7,000 seats to 80,750 this past year

    The Packers Friday announced several corporate sponsors, led by Green Bay-based Associated Bank, bought the remaining available tickets for Sunday's Wild Card game against the 49ers, avoiding a local blackout of the game. Other partners that chipped in to ensure a sellout were three Fox affiliates in the region -- WITI (Milwaukee), WLUK (Green Bay) and WFXS (Wausau) -- as well as Mills Fleet Farm and Bellin Health ( Packers ). In Milwaukee, Don Walker in a front-page piece noted a blackout would have been "astonishing for a storied franchise accustomed to packing Lambeau Field on game day." The last blackout for a Packers game was during the '83 Playoffs. The team this year did add 7,000 more seats, "bringing capacity to 80,750, third most ...

  • On The Rebound

    NFL TV partners see big gains in '13 regular season, including records for Fox, NFL Net.

  • Sparking Concerns

    Sparks ownership suprises the WNBA by stating it is done with the franchise.

  • Strike It Rich

    Phillies become latest MLB team to sign big TV deal, partnering with CSN for at least 20 years.

  • Leaving The Range

    AmEx decides not to renew its deal with the PGA of America after seven years.

  • Pride And Joy

    Sidney Crosby stars in a new Tim Hortons campaign that plays off a rising wave of Canadian nationalism.

  • Kiss The Sky

    Astros seek permission to open ballpark roof for more games.

  • Hard To Handle

    Did WME place too big a bet with pricey acquisition of IMG?

  • Up Close & Personal

    Snapchat a new way for NFL teams to connect with fans.

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