Quote of the Day

"We're not the team that's having the most arrests in the NFL, or the DUIs or the drug cases or throwing the big parties. But we just have that stigma around us."
-– Raiders FB Marcel Reece, on a players poll labeling the club the least desirable to play for. (ESPN.com, 8/25)
Tuesday August 26, 2014 Vol. 20 — No. 244 Print This Issue

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  • Mixed Troubles

    Tennis' popularity among young girls likely increased due to the Williams sisters

    The women's draw at the U.S. Open is "teeming with diversity," as nine of the top 14 ranked U.S. women "are African-American, Asian, Latina or mixed race, including five of the top six," according to Douglas Robson of USA TODAY. There is "little doubt the landscape of American tennis, especially on the women's professional level, has never been more diverse, even if direct correlations to a 'Williams effect' are difficult to validate." USTA First VP Katrina Adams said of the Williams sisters, "I'm sure they sparked an interest in a lot of little girls in particular to play the sport." A Tennis Industry Association survey from '12 shows that participation among African-Americans "hit a 10-year high" from figures compiled since '88. Hispanic ...

  • Buzz For Your Buck

    Charlotte officials ask city council to sign off on $33.5M worth of upgrades, maintenance to arena.

  • Some Things Money Can't Buy

    Teams with the highest payrolls are learning that money doesn't buy wins in today's MLB.

  • Going For Seconds

    McDonald's rolling out three promos ahead of NFL season.

  • Tidying Up

    Univ. of Phoenix Stadium gets $18M in improvements in preparation for Super Bowl.

  • Time To Ride

    The Cowboys partner with Swiss watch brand Hublot on three luxury timepieces.

  • Having A Ball

    U.S. Open sponsors go digital with on-site activations in N.Y.

  • Paint It Black

    Players say Raiders are "least desirable" team to play for.

  • The Price Is Right?

    Olbermann speculates Rose could attend All-Star Game if corporate entity pays the bill.

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