Quote of the Day

"I'll let you in on a secret. I always root for the team that's behind because we really love the close games."
-- NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, on whether he prefers specific postseason matchups in order to maximize ratings. ("Squawk Box," CNBC, 1/17)
Friday January 17, 2014 Vol. 20 — No. 87 Print This Issue

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  • Time Is Of The Essence

    Managers get one challenge a game, with additional reviews at the umpires' discretion

    MLB owners on Thursday unanimously approved a dramatic new instant replay system that promises to change how the game is played. Under the new system, a wide variety of on-field plays will be challengeable by managers, and teams now gain new ability to show close plays on their videoboards, regardless of whether they are reviewed. Managers will be given one challenge per game to use. If they are correct on their challenge, they can use a second challenge. Umpires retain the ability to review plays at their discretion, regardless of the number of challenges a manager still has. MLB Commissioner Bud Selig called the measure one of the high points of his 21-year-plus tenure. MLB will hire two additional crews, numbering eight umpires in total, ...

  • The Great Debaters

    NCAA takes first steps toward new D-I governance model.

  • In It For The Long Haul

    Don Garber says MLS is losing between $75-100M per year.

  • European Vacation

    Incoming NBA Commissioner Adam Silver details plans for more games in London.

  • The Shirt Tales

    The '14 NBA All-Star uniforms are just the latest in sleeved jerseys.

  • Any Way You Slice It

    Blue Jays ink three-year deal with Ontario-based Pizza Nova.

  • No More Bull

    With football and hoops trending down, USF AD Doug Woolard won't return after '14-15.

  • I Like Cold Beverages

    Dion Phaneuf offers his longtime sponsor Red Bull some extra publicity.

  • Back In Show Business

    Schwarzenegger among many celebrities appearing in Super Bowl ads; Seinfeld too?

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