Quote of the Day

"Nothing is worse than someone going 80 yards for a touchdown and then we’re trying to figure out does that warrant a flag for what he’s doing in the end zone. We don’t really enjoy that."
-- NFL Referees Association Exec Dir Scott Green, during an appearance on SiriusXM NFL Radio, on refs preferring players be fined for excessive celebrations instead of drawing on-field penalties. (N.Y. DAILY NEWS, 4/17)
Monday April 17, 2017 Vol. 23 — No. 152 Print This Issue

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  • High Flyers

    Overnight ratings on TNT, which featured Rockets-Thunder, were up from '16

    ABC yesterday earned a 4.4 overnight rating for the Warriors’ 121-109 win over the Trail Blazers in their Western Conference quarterfinal Game 1, up 10% from a 4.1 for last year’s comparable Cavaliers-Pistons matchup. ESPN on Saturday averaged a 2.1 rating for a tripleheader that included Bucks-Raptors, Grizzlies-Spurs and Jazz-Clippers, up 3% from last year. ABC on Saturday afternoon drew a 2.9 overnight for the Cavaliers’ Game 1 win over the Pacers. Meanwhile, TNT averaged a 3.4 overnight in primetime last night for a doubleheader featuring Bulls-Celtics and Thunder-Rockets, up 39% from ’16, which featured Spurs-Grizzlies and Trail Blazers-Clippers in the same window. Bulls-Celtics yesterday drew a 3.4 overnight, ...

  • Here Comes The Sun

    SunTrust Park gets favorable reviews for first regular-season games.

  • Initial Results

    Average time of MLB games up at the start of '17 season.

  • Hitting It In The Drink

    A-B InBev's new deal with the PGA Tour includes custom Michelob Ultra cans.

  • Slime Time!

    The Players hopes Nickelodeon partnership brings more kids to TPC Sawgrass.

  • The Blitz For Six

    The Patriots reportedly will kick off their Super Bowl defense against the Chiefs.

  • Playing Their Cards

    Sources: UNLV taps VT's Reed-Francois as next AD.

  • Up Close & Personal

    Pierre McGuire finds his calling with NBC's "Inside The Glass" feature.

  • Insect Bites

    Mariners fans are bugging out over Safeco Field's new delicacy -- toasted grasshoppers.

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