Quote of the Day

"This is very personal to me. In business, I don’t just give my name to something and say, ‘Do whatever you want.’"
-- David Beckham, on being an involved owner of his MLS expansion team in Miami.
Friday May 9, 2014 Vol. 20 — No. 168 Print This Issue

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  • Johnny Be Good

    ESPN's NFL Draft coverage peaked when the Cowboys were on the clock.

    ESPN and NFL Network combined to average an 8.6 overnight rating for the first round of the NFL Draft on Thursday night, which is projected to be the most-watched first-round on record. The combined rating across the two networks is a 5% increase over the previous high, a 6.4 rating in '10. NFL Net averaged a 1.9 rating, up 51% over last year's 1.2, while ESPN garnered a 6.8 figure, up 47% and marking the net's best rating on record. Meanwhile, the Houston market delivered a 15.3 local rating, the highest among all markets. Cleveland-Akron and Buffalo were the next highest among NFL markets, respectively. Greenville-Spartanburg averaged the third-highest rating among all markets, likely due to anticipation about former Univ. of South C ...

  • Fab Five

    CAA Sports' five first-round picks leads all agencies in NFL Draft.

  • The First Wife's Club

    Sterling's wife wants to keep her 50% Clippers stake.

  • Movers & Shakers

    Texans, Bills, Jaguars among teams grabbing headlines during Draft's first round.

  • Hot In Cleveland

    Browns embracing media frenzy after drafting Johnny Manziel.

  • Where's The Brotherly Love?

    Phillies attendance continues to slide at Citizens Bank Park.

  • Search Function

    Microsoft ends sponsorship deal between Bing and WNBA Storm.

  • Sam I Am

    Michael Sam lands his first endorsement deal, appearing in a Visa spot.

  • Coaching Carousel?

    Could Mark Jackson replace Steve Kerr on TNT if the latter takes a coaching job?

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