Quote of the Day

"We came in at the 11th hour, and I think we were the last ones. If we don’t come in and make a deal, I think it was gone."
-- New WNBA Sparks co-Owner Magic Johnson, on how close the team was to leaving L.A. (N.Y. TIMES, 2/6)
Thursday February 6, 2014 Vol. 20 — No. 101 Print This Issue

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  • Primetime Powerhouse

    CBS already was the top-rated network in the U.S. prior to landing the NFL deal

    CBS' one-year contract to air eight Thursday night NFL games in '14 is "believed to be worth" at least $250M, and the network is hoping the deal "is the prelude to a lengthier one," according to Richard Sandomir of the N.Y. TIMES. CBS President & CEO Les Moonves said of landing the deal, "There is truly nothing like the NFL. You want as much as you can get. It’s the most powerful programming on the air." CBS Sports Group Chair Sean McManus said, "We’re looking at this as a long-term commitment." CBS is the top-rated network in the U.S., and NFL Media COO Brian Rolapp said, "It was important for us from the beginning to have the biggest megaphone possible." To "make room for the games, CBS will delay the start of its fall s ...

  • Drink It All In

    Smoothie King signs 10-year deal with Pelicans for arena naming rights.

  • Miami Twice

    MLS is heading back to Miami, but many questions remain, including where the team will play.

  • Life Of A Salesman

    Source: Rangers' Globe Life deal worth $50M over 10 years.

  • Worth Fighting For?

    Poll: nearly 30% of Russians skeptical of hosting Olympics.

  • The Future Is Now

    Panasonic extends IOC deal through '24 Tokyo Games.

  • Pulling A 180

    Shaun White's withdrawal intensifies the debate over the youth-oriented slopestyle event.

  • Love Affair

    Seattle's Super Bowl parade draws an estimated crowd of 700,000 to downtown.

  • Do You Believe In Magic?

    Johnson vows to turn WNBA Sparks into profitable team.

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