Quote of the Day

"Basically it’s like I won the lotto and they put my picture up next to his."
–- Golfer Bubba Watson, on appearing with Basketball HOFer Jerry West on a billboard promoting The Greenbrier resort. (CHARLESTON DAILY MAIL, 7/2.)
Wednesday July 2, 2014 Vol. 20 — No. 205 Print This Issue

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  • All The World's A Stage

    Belgium-U.S. could end up being the most-viewed soccer telecast in U.S. TV history

    ESPN earned a 9.6 overnight rating for Belgium’s 2-1 win over the U.S. in extra time yesterday in the FIFA World Cup Round of 16, marking the cable net’s best overnight on record for a World Cup match. When final ratings and viewership figures become available later today, the match telecast will likely end up being the most-viewed soccer telecast in U.S. TV history. ESPN’s 9.6 overnight for the match from 4:00-6:30pm ET tops the previous record of a 9.1 overnight for U.S.-Portugal in the group stage. Belgium-U.S. peaked at a 14.1 rating toward the end of regular time (5:45-6:00pm). ABC in ’10 earned a 9.1 overnight for Ghana’s win over the U.S. in the Round of 16 on a Saturday afternoon. ESPN has now posted i ...

  • My Brother's Keeper

    After Tim Howard's record-breaking performance in a tough U.S. loss, everyone wanted to talk to the goalkeeper.

  • Money Ain't A Thing

    Teams commit a record $500M on first day of NHL free agency.

  • Shirt Tales

    Dynamo signs three-year jersey deal with BHP Billiton.

  • City Of Promises

    Bulls flaunt talented roster, new facility in attempt to woo Carmelo Anthony to Chicago.

  • Almost Famous

    With upgraded deals from Yonex and Nike, Nick Kyrgios is poised to be tennis' new golden boy.

  • Ohio Players

    Mandalay Baseball Properties sells the Dayton Dragons for $40M, which sources say is a record for a minor league club.

  • Sooner Or Later

    Oklahoma unveils alternate jerseys, and the Nike designs give a nod to powerhouse OU teams of the past.

  • Once Upon A Time

    Time Inc. Sports Group Editor Paul Fichtenbaum on what makes him tick.

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