Quote of the Day

"It's who we are, it's the soul of the company. It's what drives the economic engine globally."
-- adidas Group North America President Mark King, asserting that the company will not lessen its emphasis on soccer as it refocuses organizational strategy. (Portland OREGONIAN, 7/18)
Friday July 18, 2014 Vol. 20 — No. 216 Print This Issue

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  • Song Of The South

    SEC Network landed its biggest fish Friday, announcing a long-term carriage deal with the country's biggest distributor. Comcast will carry the channel at its Aug. 14 launch on its expanded basic tier within SEC territory and digital basic outside of it. Sources say the channel's rate card is at $1.40 per subscriber per month within the SEC's 11-state footprint and $0.25 per month outside of it. The deal leaves DirecTV and Time Warner Cable as the only two major distributors without a deal, though sources said that both companies expect to have a deal in place by the channel's first football game on Aug. 28. It is unusual for so many carriage deals to be cut on a new, expensive channel fou ...

  • Let's Stay Together

    NCAA altering governance structure in attempt to prevent defection from Power Five.

  • Open For Business

    The 49ers open Levi's Stadium to much fanfare; could the Raiders become a co-tenant?

  • Graduation Day

    Fox' Erin Andrews dropping CFB duties to focus on NFL.

  • Game Change

    adidas' King to set new direction for North American properties.

  • First Rule Of Fight Club

    Showtime will limit its release of PPV numbers.

  • The Bold & The Beautiful

    Russell Westbrook debuts new fashion line with Barneys.

  • Call On Me

    Mobilitie to supply fans with free Wi-Fi at Nationwide Arena.

  • Storming The Desert

    Mercury VP Ann Meyers Drysdale welcoming fans to Phoenix for WNBA All-Star Game.

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