Quote of the Day

"I think this organization has a right to go through training camp with some normalcy."
-- Rams coach Jeff Fisher, on the possibility that the team is chosen for HBO’s “Hard Knocks” series.
Tuesday May 20, 2014 Vol. 20 — No. 175 Print This Issue

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  • What's The Holdup?

    Newer TV deals by the NFL have taken away some of Sunday Ticket's cachet

    The "hangup" in DirecTV extending its rights to NFL Sunday Ticket "has been securing more digital rights," according to a source cited by Joe Flint of the L.A. TIMES. DirecTV now will have to "decide if it is worth seeing whether the NFL will extend Sunday Ticket exclusivity" to AT&T's U-Verse. Sunday Ticket has "allowed DirecTV to differentiate itself from other pay-TV distributors." However, "newer TV deals by the NFL and the creation of the channel RedZone ... have taken away some of Sunday Ticket's cachet" ( LATIMES.com, 5/19 ). The WALL STREET JOURNAL's Ramachandran, Clark & Gryta cite an NFL source as expressing optimism that a "deal with DirecTV is coming soon." Both AT&T and Verizon "view tie-ups with the NFL as a ...

  • Cheaper By The Dozen

    Could the players' union block NFL playoff expansion?

  • Bite Out Of The Apple

    Big Ten Network gets distribution deals done with TWC, Cablevision in N.J., N.Y.

  • Memphis Shake

    Grizzlies part ways with Levien amid reported tension with Pera.

  • United They Stand

    DC United close to finalizing $300M deal with the city for MLS stadium at Buzzard Point.

  • Water Works

    Beckham group shifts MLS stadium focus to downtown site.

  • Expanding The Stripe Zone

    Zubaz brand getting a bump recently with Tigers players frequently sporting the company's gear.

  • Dallas Buyers Club

    Could AT&T help give Byron Nelson Championship more clout?

  • Ford Focus

    Richard Petty says his NASCAR team could find a new partner to replace Ford.

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