Quote of the Day

"I'm probably the hang-up. Just trying to get it as close to perfect as I can."
-- Las Vegas NHL expansion team Owner Bill Foley, on the delay of choosing the team's name and logo. (SPORTS.YAHOO.com, 10/4)
Wednesday October 5, 2016 Vol. 23 — No. 18 Print This Issue

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  • Full Quart Pass

    ExxonMobil has signed a multiyear sponsorship deal with the NBA, making its Mobil 1 brand of synthetic motor oil the NBA, WNBA, and the D-League’s official motor oil, motor fuel and lubricant. The deal includes NBA rights in China, where activation -- including in-arena promos and customer hospitality -- will begin at next week's Rockets-Pelicans preseason games in Shanghai and Beijing. ExxonMobil also will soon break NBA-themed creative in China featuring Lakers F Yi Jianlian. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. ExxonMobil will have pass-through rights for its own and other retailers, and will back the sponsorship with themed advertising, and buys on NBA TV rightsholders ESPN/ABC and Turner, as well as on N ...

  • Blocking The Plate

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  • Popular Vote?

    Presidential election is one potential reason why NFL ratings continue to struggle.

  • Bull Rush

    Texans execs, players meet with Houston's mayor to help the community.

  • Candid Camera

    Esiason: Has NFL told TV partners not to show protesters?

  • Local Yokel

    Tom Brady stars in rare regional ad campaign for Boston-area health care group.

  • No More Lonely Nights

    Paul McCartney christens Golden 1 Center, and officials are pleased with logistical outcome.

  • Conference Call

    Big 12 unlikely to extend grant of rights regardless of expansion.

  • Knight Rider

    Foley decides on a name for the Vegas NHL team, but will not release it until November.

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