Quote of the Day

"You did it, Chuck! … You never won a championship but you won some Emmys!"
-- TNT’s Kenny Smith, on Charles Barkley winning the Sports Emmy for top studio analyst. ("Inside The NBA," TNT, 5/10)
Wednesday May 10, 2017 Vol. 23 — No. 170 Print This Issue

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  • Changing Times

    Iger said there are no current plans to offer a replica of the ESPN cable channel online

    Disney reported an 11% jump in profit in Q2, "boosted by several hit films and growth in its theme parks operation," but the company's "closely watched media networks unit, which includes ESPN, had a tough quarter," according to Daniel Miller of the L.A. TIMES. Operating income fell 3% to $2.2B, which the Burbank-based outfit "attributed in part to higher programming costs and subscriber losses during a period of upheaval in the television business." Disney Chair & CEO Bob Iger "extolled ESPN’s forthcoming standalone multi-sport subscription streaming service , which he said is likely to give consumers the ability to pay to view specific sports teams, among other options." Miller notes the service is "scheduled for release b ...

  • Read The Fine Print

    An exclusivity clause in FedEx' new PGA Tour deal could keep players out of playoffs.

  • Hearing The Rors

    McIlroy signs the largest endorsement deal in TaylorMade history.

  • '24 Frames

    Probst welcomes IOC committee to L.A. for influential visit.

  • Blurring The Lines

    NHL's stance on concussions once again is questioned after latest Crosby incident.

  • All For One

    NBC working with advertisers to combine Super Bowl ads with its Winter Olympics coverage.

  • Take Care Of Your Own

    Sources: Key Clippers sponsor part of D-League team name.

  • Rake It In

    FS1, Fox are among the big winners at the 38th Annual Sports Emmy Awards.

  • Can't Unring That Bell

    Cardinals give crash course on how not to use social media.

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