Quote of the Day

"This is not PR, we don’t have PR people doing this stuff. This is really genuine."
--– Redskins Owner Daniel Snyder, on the club’s Original Americans Foundation that works with Native American tribes across the country. ("The Drive with Cooley & Czabe,” WTEM-AM, 8/4)
Tuesday August 5, 2014 Vol. 20 — No. 228 Print This Issue

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  • Making A Splash

    Phelps will receive royalties based on sales and the performance of the brand

    Michael Phelps will launch his own swim wear brand ahead of the '16 Rio Games. The most-decorated Olympian has signed an eight-year partnership with Aqua Sphere that will result in a Phelps brand of suits, goggles and equipment. The deal comes seven months after the end of Phelps’ long-term endorsement agreement with Speedo. It offers Aqua Sphere an opportunity to break into the competitive swimwear category which has been dominated for decades by Speedo, Tyr and Arena. It also gives Phelps a chance to create his own brand like other marquee athletes such as Michael Jordan, Tiger Woods and Roger Federer. The look and feel of the brand are still being developed, said Octagon’s Peter Carlisle, who represents Phelps. Carlisle said, ...

  • We Can Work It Out

    49ers sticking to transportation plan at Levi's Stadium despite issues at opening event.

  • Going Coast To Coast

    Addition of DirecTV takes SEC Network to 87 million HHs.

  • Pitch Perfect?

    Attendance at the Int'l Champions Cup tops 642,000, but are games just exhibitions to players?

  • Eminence Front

    Orlando calls off legal battle with church over soccer stadium site.

  • Assets On Ice?

    Gary Bettman's earnings increased during lockout-shortened '12-13 season.

  • Off The Wall

    John Wall is off to the Far East to promote adidas after being cut by USA Basketball.

  • Philadelphia Freedom

    Philly Sports Holdings hires former Flyers exec Luukko.

  • Anger Management

    Lewis to calm down hot-blooded coaches on Spike TV show.

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