Quote of the Day

"It's an obligation and an extra burden, because whenever I'm in public, I'm Rickie the Golfer, and I can't goof around and do something stupid."
-- Golfer Rickie Fowler, on living in the public eye and being a role model for young people. (GOLF DIGEST, 7/ '14 issue)
Tuesday June 17, 2014 Vol. 20 — No. 194 Print This Issue

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  • Golden Goal

    U.S-Ghana set a ratings record for a men’s soccer match on ESPN

    ESPN drew a 7.0 overnight rating yesterday for the U.S. men’s national team’s first match from the FIFA World Cup in Brazil, which saw the squad beat Ghana 2-1 on a late header. That figure will set a new record for a men’s soccer match on the cable network, and marks the second-best men’s World Cup group stage overnight in U.S. TV history, behind only ABC’s 7.5 rating for U.S.-England on a Saturday afternoon in ’10. ESPN's previous overnight high for a men’s soccer match were the ’02 Germany-U.S. quarterfinal match and U.S.-Algeria group stage match from ’10. DC led all U.S. markets with an 11.8 local rating for the match. In all, there were 16 U.S. metered markets that saw record local ...

  • Setting The Standard

    Andy Murray announces a three-year deal with savings and investments company Standard Life.

  • A New Frontier

    IMG hires Greg D'Alba in first big move since WME takeover.

  • The Word Around Town

    El Paso the latest city expressing interest in an MLS expansion team.

  • Flying Without Wings

    Buffalo Wild Wings opts out of Tempe bowl game sponsorship.

  • Into The Knight

    Julie Hermann reflects on first year as Rutgers AD.

  • Getting Into The Rotation

    Trump's Ferry Point golf course to host The Barclays in '17.

  • Common Wealth

    Kentucky and Louisville will donate proceeds from their game to the Basketball HOF.

  • Getting The Royal Treatment

    Top Royals brass are confident they can expand payroll at the trade deadline if need be.

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