Quote of the Day

"The Spurs are ahead of the curve in almost everything. This does not surprise me. I don't know what it will lead to, I don't know if others will match their progressiveness. But I want to applaud the Spurs for doing that."
-- ESPN’s Michael Wilbon, on the Spurs hiring Becky Hammon as the first full-time female assistant coach in NBA history. ("PTI," ESPN, 8/5)
Wednesday August 6, 2014 Vol. 20 — No. 229 Print This Issue

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  • Three Men On

    Werner believes he has ideas that MLB owners want to hear

    MLB's search committee "has identified" COO Rob Manfred, Exec VP/Business Tim Brosnan and Red Sox Chair Tom Werner as the three finalists to replace Commissioner Bud Selig, and the league will "vote on the successor Aug. 14," according to a source cited by Bob Nightengale of USA TODAY. Approval is required from 23 of 30 owners to elect a commissioner. Selig "is scheduled to stay aboard until Jan. 24, 2015" and "expected to remain in baseball in a limited capacity." The search committee "finalized their Commissioner's candidate list late last week, and will present the trio to MLB's executive council at their quarterly owners' meetings next week in Baltimore."

  • Mind Over Matter

    The Spurs hiring Becky Hammon is another example of the team eschewing conventional thinking.

  • A Good Sport

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  • Charles Still In Charge

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  • Starry Eyed Surprise

    MLS All-Star Game turning into league's signature event.

  • Hold That Thought

    MLS insists that it won't expand beyond 24 teams, but could the league re-think that limit?

  • If You're Gonna Play In Texas...

    The Univ. of Texas once again tops CLC's list of best-selling schools.

  • The Fightin' Side Of Me

    "Hard Knocks" debuts from Falcons training camp with a fair share of opening week dust-ups.

  • The Drive To Continue

    TaylorMade-adidas' King to stick by Dustin Johnson even with golfer's leave of absence.

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