Quote of the Day

"I'm not a candidate. I've got a very good friend and former colleague in Rob Manfred who is in the COO position. I know he is a candidate. I'm concentrated on finishing the job here in Pittsburgh."
–- Pirates President Frank Coonelly, on whether he is interested in replacing Bud Selig as MLB Commissioner. (THE DAILY)
Thursday June 12, 2014 Vol. 20 — No. 191 Print This Issue

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  • Samba Or Somber?

    Citizens have protested the estimated $11-14B spent on the World Cup

    Evidence of the FIFA World Cup is "easy to find" across host country Brazil, but "signs of resistance are also difficult to miss, and enthusiasm has been capricious at best," according to Maese & Phillips of the WASHINGTON POST. For months, government and sporting officials have "wondered whether this conflicted, soccer-loving nation would fully get on board with the World Cup." The "days, weeks and months leading up to the opening match have been largely overshadowed by social unrest and infrastructure failings of the host nation." The "costly preparations gave a platform for demonstrators and provided opportunity for a variety of labor strikes: bus drivers, police officers, garbage workers and transit employees." Thousands of Bra ...

  • Let The Courts Decide

    Trial date set to determine if Donald Sterling was properly removed from family trust.

  • What Goes Up...

    Kings-Rangers Game 4 delivers 2.8 overnight rating on NBCSN.

  • ...Must Come Down

    NFL game ad rates could see drop off amid debate over value.

  • One Last Strut

    NBC execs insist the net will take a business-as-usual approach at its final U.S. Open.

  • Spread The Love

    Garber expects MLS will ride World Cup wave to increased exposure across U.S.

  • No Hard Feelings?

    Donovan disputes Klinsmann stance in ESPN debut.

  • One More Time

    Rick Reilly reflects on his career as his final column is posted.

  • We Know Who Wears The Pants

    Sarah Harbaugh, Jim's wife, stars in a comical Dockers video poking fun at the 49ers coach.

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