Quote of the Day

"The one thing that keeps overwhelming me is that there are so many Notre Dame fans. So it's our job to access them and tap into beyond just the alumni base, into the fan base. And there's a billion Catholics in the world as well."
-– Under Armour Founder, Chair & CEO Kevin Plank, on the company's shoe and apparel contract with Notre Dame. ("Fast Money Halftime Report," CNBC, 1/21)
Wednesday January 22, 2014 Vol. 20 — No. 90 Print This Issue

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  • Show Me The Money

    Yankees' signing of Tanaka will all but assure that team will continue paying luxury tax

    The Yankees today announced they have agreed to a seven-year, $155M contract with Japanese P Masahiro Tanaka. The agreement includes an opt-out clause for Tanaka after the fourth year ( Mult. ). In N.Y., Joel Sherman reports the Yankees also "have to pay" the $20M posting fee to Tanaka's former team, the Japanese Pacific League Rakuten Eagles. The team's total outlay comes to $175M, and "though the posting fee is not subject to the luxury tax, the contract itself assures the Yankees’ three-year goal to get under" the $189M luxury-tax threshold in '14 is "now all but impossible." The team decided the projected savings of $100M over three years for getting under the $189M threshold was "not as important to the overall health of the ...

  • Shamrock Shakeup

    Under Armour strikes a shoe and apparel deal with Notre Dame worth a reported $90M.

  • Levi's Original Crew

    49ers' Yu steps down after steering stadium project; Marathe named successor.

  • Safety First

    Bud Light taps Bruce Smith for a PSA on drinking and driving around the Super Bowl.

  • Best Week Ever

    Richard Sherman cracks the top 10 in NFL jersey sales.

  • Deer In Headlights

    Bucks attendance down by more than 1,000 fans per game.

  • What's In A Name?

    Bengals ask county for sole ownership of naming rights to Paul Brown Stadium.

  • No Place Like Home

    Aston Villa leads in gains at the gate, with EPL up 3% overall.

  • Front & Center

    The Knicks have made it a priority to keep top celebrities in clear view at MSG.

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