Quote of the Day

"You won’t see us going with five different helmets and 3,000 different uniform combinations. I’m more apt to believe in creating a consistent brand."
-- San Diego State AD John David Wicker, on the school's extension with Nike. (SAN DIEGO UNION-TRIBUNE, 5/16)
Tuesday May 16, 2017 Vol. 23 — No. 174 Print This Issue

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  • Preparing For The Future

    ESPN officials during their annual upfront presentation spent a lot of time "focused on the intricacies of the business, like ad sales, multi platform distribution and audience measurement," according to Brian Steinberg of VARIETY. The net has been the "subject of much scrutiny in recent months owing to reports of cost controls, layoffs and subscriber declines." An opening segment that "featured a New Orleans funeral march" prompted at least one person "to ask if ESPN was making fun of itself." However, the "ersatz funeral was meant to be light-hearted and poke fun at the confusing state of advertising these days." Celebs like Serena Williams and singer Kelly Rowland joined "dozens of the network’s on-air personalities" on stage durin ...

  • Tale Of Two Cities

    IOC committee lauds Paris during visit with similarly high praise that it gave L.A. last week.

  • Transfer Window

    Sunil Gulati could finally face opposition for USSF presidency.

  • Ohio Players

    Goodyear cites Cavs' high visibility for signing a deal reportedly worth $10M+ annually.

  • Reversing Field

    Judge tosses majority of cases accusing NFL teams of illegally dispensing painkillers.

  • One Republic

    Sacramento's two soccer factions come together in their bid to land in MLS.

  • On The Tea?

    PGA Tour opens London office; should Euro Tour worry?

  • American Made

    AAC extends Commissioner Mike Aresco's contract through June '22.

  • Straight Talk

    Jose Canseco doesn't hold back in new role as A's analyst.

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