Quote of the Day

"Calling us whiners and that is kind of unprofessional. Classy broadcasters, like George Blaha and everybody else, wouldn’t have even thought to do something like that on TV."
-- Michigan State basketball coach Tom Izzo, on recent tweets from ESPN's Dan Dakich being critical of the school's fan base. (DETROIT FREE PRESS, 2/15)
Wednesday February 15, 2017 Vol. 23 — No. 108 Print This Issue

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  • Baby You Can Drive My Car

    DC United has signed luxury automaker Audi for naming rights to the team’s $300M stadium. The agreement for Audi Field runs between 10-15 years and is valued at $4M annually, sources said, making it the second biggest deal in MLS behind Banc of California’s reported 15-year, $100M deal for LAFC's new stadium. Most naming-rights agreements in MLS are in the range of $2M a year. DC United negotiated the deal directly with Audi after using Van Wagner Sports & Entertainment as a consultant. Audi is a new team sponsor. At the league level, the brand has been a sponsor since '15. DC United, pending final zoning approvals, expects to break ground this month on a 19,400-seat facility at Buzzard Point, across the Anacostia Riv ...

  • Starry Nights

    Turner sells out ad inventory for NBA All-Star Weekend.

  • Mamba Ball

    Magic says he would add Kobe Bryant to the Lakers' front office if he were in charge.

  • Stay On Your Sideline

    Texas governor blasts the NFL over its stance on the state's controversial bathroom bill.

  • Hunkering Down

    Georgia greenlights end zone upgrade at Sanford Stadium.

  • Dan Of The Day

    Tom Izzo rips ESPN's Dakich for insulting MSU fans on Twitter.

  • Remember The Name

    Brooke Henderson adds a handful of new sponsorships as the LPGA season heats up.

  • What About Bob?

    Are Pirates fans growing restless with a perceived lack of spending from team ownership?

  • Triple Threat

    SI again goes with Kate Upton as the '17 Swimsuit issue cover model.

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