Quote of the Day

"Let me say this as plainly as possible. I intend to keep the WBC alive and rolling as long as I'm commissioner."
-- MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred, on the quadrennial tournament that is beginning its fourth iteration this week. (SAN DIEGO UNION-TRIBUNE, 3/7)
Tuesday March 7, 2017 Vol. 23 — No. 122 Print This Issue

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  • Empire State Of Mind

    Barclays is expecting capacity crowds, particularly for the tournament's latter stages

    The ACC Tournament tips off today, marking the first time the conference traveled "above the Mason-Dixon Line" for the "start of a two-year run at Barclays Center in Brooklyn," according to Marc Tracy of the N.Y. TIMES. The conference "saw a need to plant its flag" in N.Y. as part of the "great game of conference realignment." The ACC added Syracuse in '13 and is "competing in the area not only with traditionally Northeastern leagues but also the Big Ten," which next year will "end its season early in order to play its tournament" at MSG the week before the Big East does. ACC Commissioner John Swofford said the tournament at Barclays will "only enhance" the conference's brand and "help develop even more new ways to meet new basketball fans. ...

  • Back At The Table

    BofA keeps Raiders stadium hopes in Las Vegas alive.

  • Safe For Now

    ESPN's cuts reportedly won't include behind-the-scenes staff.

  • Will Ya Turn It Down?

    NASCAR may lower car volume to improve fan engagement.

  • No Time To Spare

    Goodyear enters late negotiations for an extension to remain NASCAR's official tire provider.

  • Home Away From Home

    Atlanta United devoted to improving fan experience at Bobby Dodd Stadium.

  • Endless Summer

    Facebook agrees to deal with World Surf League to carry events on FB Live.

  • Scoop, There It Is

    Adam Schefter the focus of new ESPN digital show around start of NFL free agency.

  • Know Your History

    The Senators could make its throwback logo the new primary mark.

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