Quote of the Day

"It's been criticized by sports federations and warned by Olympic chiefs. Time isn't on its side."
-- NBC's Bill Neely, on Rio de Janeiro’s lack of progress in preparation for the ’16 Games. ("Nightly News," NBC, 6/18)
Thursday June 19, 2014 Vol. 20 — No. 196 Print This Issue

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  • Back To The Drawing Board

    Rupp Arena’s lease for UK men's basketball expires after the ‘17-18 season

    Lexington Mayor Jim Gray yesterday announced that he is "scuttling" the $350M proposed renovation project for Rupp Arena and an attached convention center after the Univ. of Kentucky told city and state officials that it was "interested only in a scaled-back Rupp Arena renovation," according to Beth Musgrave of the LEXINGTON HERALD-LEADER. Gray said that the plans have been “suspended indefinitely until all parties can come together.” The Rupp renovation proposal “included adding chair-back seats to the second tier, luxury seating between the lower and upper bowl, better food and more bathrooms.” Gray said that UK had “requested the luxury seating and other amenities that were originally in the design.” ...

  • Leaving Its Mark?

    The trademark cancellations are unlikely to immediate impact the Redskins.

  • The Buzz Around Town

    Purple takes prominent role as Hornets unveil new uniforms.

  • Swinging Into High Gear

    As the ladies take their turn at Pinehurst No. 2, will the USGA go back-to-back again?

  • Fever Pitch

    MLS attendance up 6% at World Cup break as Toronto FC, DC United see big gains.

  • Kawhi-it Riot

    Kawhi Leonard could see his budding marketing star blossom following the Finals.

  • All In Good Fun?

    Cardinals won't counter Brewers' All-Star Game "attack" ads.

  • Show Me The Money!

    Floyd Mayweather Jr. tops SI's Fortunate 50 list for the third year running.

  • Pocket Pressure

    Favre appears in campaign ad for Mississippi senator.

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