Quote of the Day

"Everything seems to be in shape there at this point. ... It’s really more of the creature comforts for the visitors to Sochi that’s an issue right now, if you consider functioning plumbing a comfort."
-- ESPN's Jeremy Schaap, on construction at some hotels in Sochi not yet fully completed. ("Mike & Mike," ESPN Radio, 2/5)
Wednesday February 5, 2014 Vol. 20 — No. 100 Print This Issue

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  • A New Big Bang Theory

    The NFL this afternoon awarded CBS the Thursday night package, picking the network over competing bids from ABC, Fox, NBC and Turner. It is not known how much CBS paid for the package, but sources said the initial bids were in the high $200M range for the year. The agreement is for the '14 season with an additional year at the NFL's option. CBS will carry eight early-season games that will be simulcast on NFL Network. NFL Network will carry eight late-season games, two of which will be on Saturdays. CBS will produce all 16 games and will use its top broadcast team of Jim Nantz and Phil Simms on all of the Thursday games. CBS and NFL Network both will provide talent for the pregame, halftime and postgame shows. "Our goal is to bring the ...

  • Globe Theater

    OKC insurance company gets MLB Rangers' naming rights.

  • Bach's Overture

    IOC President pushes for dramatic bid process changes, tells pols not to politicize Games.

  • A Walk In The Park

    Sochi security presence less oppressive than anticipated.

  • Such A Lovely Place

    Journalists share hotel horror stories upon arrival in Sochi.

  • Spark Plug

    Mark Walter and Magic Johnson are set to buy the WNBA Sparks.

  • Games Without Frontiers

    While NHL players love the Olympic experience, does participating actually benefit the league?

  • Pack Your Bags

    Rogers embarking on 10-city tour across Canada to research hockey fans' viewing habits.

  • Ever Seen A Diamond In The Flesh?

    The Royals hope their new "Be Royal" marketing efforts will continue last year's momentum.

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