Quote of the Day

"I just can’t imagine in this day and age that in response to fans wondering what the league’s view is of a call that we wouldn’t respond."
-- NBA Commissioner Adam Silver, on the Last Two-Minutes Report that examines referees' calls at the end of games. ("Warriors-Cavaliers," ABC, 6/8)
Thursday June 9, 2016 Vol. 22 — No. 194 Print This Issue

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  • Competitive Balance?

    Last night's Cavs win was the second straight Finals game decided by 30 points

    ABC last night drew an 11.8 overnight rating for the Cavaliers' 30-point win over the Warriors in Game 3 of the NBA Finals. That figure is down 14% from a 13.7 overnight for the same matchup last year (five-point differential), which aired on a Tuesday night. Through three games, the Finals has seen a 26.5 average point differential. The 11.8 is still good enough to mark ABC's third-best overnight for an NBA Finals Game 3 since ESPN acquired NBA rights before the '02-03 season. Last year's telecast remains the net's highest-rated Game 3, while the No. 2 game is a 12.4 overnight in '04 for Pistons-Lakers on a Thursday night. Last night's rating is up 15% from a 10.3 overnight for Spurs-Heat Game 3 in '14. The telecas ...

  • Foot Off The Gas

    Shell decides to end its long-time sponsorship of the PGA Tour event in Houston.

  • Sittin' On Top Of The World

    Serena ends Sharapova's 11-year run as the world's highest-paid female athlete.

  • Redemption Song

    Pelicans hire former Hawks GM Danny Ferry as adviser two years after controversial remarks.

  • Tale Of The Tape

    Simmons outlines direction of new HBO show, explains decision to go taped instead of live.

  • Time It Is A Changin'

    SI Group Editor Fichtenbaum steps down amid staff changes.

  • Duck Sauce

    Oregon signs unusually short extension of IMG licensing deal.

  • Belt Tightening

    Decline in TV revenue puts strain on C-USA schools' finances.

  • Stacked Field

    The Basketball Tournament continues to grow, with 50-plus former NBAers playing this year.

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