Quote of the Day

"Since Mike Lombardi and I are Moe and Larry, we set out to find Curly -- and we succeeded."
-- Browns CEO Joe Banner, on the hiring of Mike Pettine as the team’s new coach. A reporter following the firing of former coach Rob Chudzinski asked if the team was run by the Three Stooges. (Cleveland PLAIN DEALER, 1/24)
Friday January 24, 2014 Vol. 20 — No. 92 Print This Issue

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  • Stars And Strifes

    Jones this week appeared in an "NBC Nightly News" segment and on "Today"

    Three U.S. bobsledders said that Lolo Jones was "given the third and final brakeman spot on the Olympic team because of her fame (and her followers)," according to Kelly Whiteside of USA TODAY. Katie Eberling, who was in the running for the third and final spot that Jones received, said that there was "an agenda to put Jones on the team." She added, "I feel this year there was a certain agenda. It's no fault of my teammates. There's been a lot of inconsistencies and that makes you wonder what's going on. It's not right." Neither Eberling nor Emily Azevedo, who also missed out on an Olympic spot, "fault Jones for what they say is an unfair selection process." Eberling: "I know she didn't pick herself. I know she's not the one to be blamed." ...

  • Snowball Effect

    As ad revenue grows, NBC predicts it will profit from Sochi.

  • A Warm Reception

    Dodger Stadium readies for Saturday's Ducks-Kings game, but will L.A.'s weather cooperate?

  • Looks Can Be Deceiving

    Browns coaching search comes to an end, but Haslam still forced to defend team's reputation.

  • Pier Pressure

    Lacob: Warriors "trying like hell" to get new arena approved.

  • Apple Of My Eye

    NBA franchise valuations up 25%, with Knicks topping list.

  • Don't Look Back In Anger

    The Big East rolls out a new ad campaign harkening back to its glory days.

  • Painting The Town Red

    A spike in season-ticket sales causes the Reds to reconfigure its various packages.

  • The Ring Leader

    HBO Sports' Ken Hershman relishes in a weekend routine of crosswords and family dinners.

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