Quote of the Day

"There's like 20 guys … that people pay for tickets to see. And to me, those guys have an added responsibility and bear a greater burden to play when healthy."
-- ESPN's Jeff Van Gundy, on the Cavaliers resting several star players for Saturday's primetime game against the Clippers. ("Mike & Mike," ESPN Radio, 3/20 )
Monday March 20, 2017 Vol. 23 — No. 132 Print This Issue

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  • Sweet Little Sixteen

    CBS and Turner are averaging a 6.3 rating for coverage of tourney games

    CBS and Turner combined for a 7.8 overnight rating yesterday for coverage of the NCAA Tournament, marking the best first Sunday for the event in 24 years. That figure is up 26% from a 6.2 rating for the comparable Sunday last year. To date, CBS and Turner are averaging a 6.3 rating for coverage of tourney games, marking the second-best figure for the event through the first two rounds since it expanded in '91. The 6.3 overnight is up 7% from last year. Meanwhile, March Madness Live yesterday saw 13 million streams, up 66% from the same day last year ( Karp & Carpenter, THE DAILY ). DEADLINE.com's Nellie Andreeva noted CBS "drew a younger but smaller crowd with its NCAA Tournament coverage than it does with its regular Friday drama ...

  • Entertainment Tonight

    NBA not pleased with Cavs sitting stars in primetime slot.

  • Lyke A Boss

    New Pitt AD will become the fourth top female to lead a Power Five conference school.

  • Long Live The King

    The first Arnold Palmer Invitational without its iconic host is a roiling success.

  • Chain Of Events

    Wal-Mart inks arena marketing deal with Oak View Group.

  • Out Of The Park

    The WBC sets an attendance record, but should it be part of MLB All-Star weekend?

  • Off To The Races

    Could Laurel Park help the state of Maryland land its first-ever Breeders' Cup Championship?

  • Strip Mining

    Las Vegas Motor Speedway poised to axe more seating.

  • Brothers & Sisters

    Buss siblings' conflict over Lakers nears resolution.

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