Quote of the Day

"There's a myth out there that Alabama is rolling in dough. That's not the case. We bring in a lot of money every year, but we spend a lot."
-- Univ. of Alabama AD Bill Battle, on the athletic department's financial standing. (MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER, 5/25)
Tuesday May 27, 2014 Vol. 20 — No. 179 Print This Issue

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  • Ain't That America

    During his post-race remarks, Hunter-Reay told the crowd he is a proud American boy

    Ryan Hunter-Reay "didn't ask to be the face of American open-wheel racing," but the Verizon IndyCar Series driver was "thrust into that role Sunday by winning his first Indianapolis 500," according to Dieter Kurtenbach of the South Florida SUN-SENTINEL. If Hunter-Reay "didn't earn the role for his scintillating win on the track," then it was "earned with his post-win comments, where the emotions were as plentiful as the celebratory milk." He told a crowd of more than 200,000 and a national TV audience, "I'm a proud American boy, that's for sure." Kurtenbach notes while Hunter-Reay has been a "star in his sport for years, he'll be crossing into the mainstream as the face of American open-wheel racing in the coming weeks." Hunter-Reay: "I jus ...

  • On The Open Market

    Steve Ballmer reportedly one of six serious bidders for Clippers.

  • Wheels In Motion

    Bridgestone becomes latest TOP sponsor with deal through '20.

  • Cashing In

    NHL revenues spike nearly 10% thanks to high-profile postseason matchups, new conference alignment.

  • Capital Improvements

    Mayor seeks approval for revised DC United stadium plan.

  • Bye, George

    Former ESPN President Bodenheimer to leave company at end of the week.

  • First Serve

    In an effort to expand its offerings to fans, Tennis Channel takes a shot at an OTT service.

  • Crowning Moment?

    TV ratings, Adam Scott's win could be key in Crowne Plaza extending Colonial title sponsorship.

  • Stall Warning

    NCAA men's lacrosse final draws smallest crowd since '03.

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