Quote of the Day

"There's probably great import and symbolism in this, and it is completely lost on me."
–- ESPN’s Tony Kornheiser, on the NFL’s decision to refer to the ’16 Super Bowl as "50" instead of using the Roman numeral "L." ("PTI," ESPN, 6/4)
Thursday June 5, 2014 Vol. 20 — No. 186 Print This Issue

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  • Off To A Quick Start

    Game 1 ratings were down 21% from last year's opener, but up 58% from '12

    NBC drew a 3.8 overnight rating for the Kings' 3-2 OT win over the Rangers in Game 1 of the NHL Stanley Cup Final last night, down 21% from a 4.8 for the Blackhawks-Bruins triple OT opener last year, but still good enough to rank as NBC’s second-best Game 1 overnight on record. Rangers-Kings Game 1 also is up 58% from the Kings-Devils opener in ’12, which also went to OT. N.Y. led all markets with a 10.1 local rating. That is the market’s best rating ever for an NHL broadcast on NBC or NBCSN. Buffalo ranked second with an 8.5 local rating. L.A. finished third with a 7.1 rating, which is the market’s third-best NHL rating on NBC, trailing only Stanley Cup Final Games 5 and 6 from ’12. Rounding out the top five ...

  • The Last Don

    Sterling agrees to sale, drops lawsuit against NBA.

  • California Dreamin'

    A's on verge of 10-year lease extension for O.co Coliseum.

  • Strictly Business

    WGN's deCastro defends parting with Cubs, saying his network "lost a lot of money."

  • Eyes Of The World

    The World Cup is nearing Super Bowl status in terms of ad spending.

  • Turning Off The Gaslamp

    San Diego not expected to be on USOC's short list for '24.

  • By A Nose

    Breathe Right capitalizes on Belmont nasal strip controversy by sponsoring event.

  • Body Of Work

    49ers QB Colin Kaepernick's tattoos will be on display in "Madden" this year.

  • 50 Shades Of Gray

    NFL moves away from Roman numerals for '16 Super Bowl in S.F.

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