Quote of the Day

"I didn't realize how many people actually knew, and I was afraid that someone would tell or leak something out about me. I want to own my truth."
–- NFL Draft prospect Michael Sam, on why he announced prior to the NFL Combine that he is gay. (N.Y. TIMES, 2/10)
Monday February 10, 2014 Vol. 20 — No. 103 Print This Issue

Top Stories

  • Sochi Slowdown?

    Saturday's team figure skating was NBCSN's most-viewed telecast ever

    NBC saw a slight audience decline for the first night of televised competition from the Sochi Games compared to four years ago. Saturday's tape-delayed primetime coverage from 8:00-11:06pm ET earned a 13.9 fast-national rating and 25.1 million viewers, down from a 14.0 rating and 26.2 million viewers for the second night of coverage from the '10 Vancouver Games, which aired live. The second night of tape-delayed coverage from the '06 Turin Games earned a 13.5 rating and 23.2 million viewers. Minneapolis-St. Paul continued to be the leading U.S. market with a 22.4 local rating on Saturday night. Meanwhile, NBCSN averaged 2.6 million viewers for Olympic coverage Saturday from 6:00am-2:30pm, marking the net's best daytime viewership on re ...

  • This Seat Taken?

    Volunteers are filling empty seats in Sochi, but SOCOG's head says venues are "absolutely full."

  • Beauty In The World

    Opening Ceremony seen as a "majestic spectacle" celebrating Russia, Olympic history.

  • Uncharted Territory

    Former All-American Michael Sam is set to become the NFL's first openly gay player.

  • Ready Or Not

    NFL execs say Michael Sam's draft stock falls after coming out.

  • Stronger Than I Was

    Boston Marathon expanding security presence to include National Guard, SWAT teams.

  • Diamonds In The Rough

    The D-Backs have assembled their most expensive group of players in franchise history.

  • Lock It Up

    Lockheed Martin named title sponsor of Armed Forces Bowl.

  • Crazy Like A Fox

    FS1 reportedly set to pick up Francesa's WFAN simulcast.

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