Quote of the Day

"Of course it’s bad for boxing. It’s going to suck up all the air in the room."
-- Main Events Promotion President Kathy Duva, on the Floyd Mayweather Jr.-Conor McGregor bout. (L.A. TIMES, 6/16)
Friday June 16, 2017 Vol. 23 — No. 198 Print This Issue

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  • No Longer Lovin' It

    McDonald's for the '12 London Games opened a 32,000-square-foot facility

    McDonald's is ending its longtime partnerships with both the IOC and USOC "effective immediately," according to Jessica Wohl of AD AGE. The QSR has sponsored the USOC since '76 and has served as an IOC TOP sponsor since '96. McDonald's and the IOC claim they "mutually agreed" to end the deal. However, Wolh reports McDonald's "changing marketing strategies and business goals appear to have sparked the decision." McDonald's plans to "operate Olympic Park and Olympic Village restaurants one last time" at the '18 PyeongChang Games. McDonald's "remains a sponsor" of that event, but has "rights to do marketing in Korea only." The IOC has "yet not named a replacement sponsor in retail food operations and said it has no immediate plans to do so." M ...

  • Take That For Data

    Intel nearing global deal with IOC that starts in PyeongChang.

  • Climbing The Ladder

    Connor Schell poised to take a larger role at ESPN as company makes several internal changes.

  • The Real Slim Shady?

    The Forum accuses Clippers of backroom dealing in Inglewood arena negotiations.

  • Never Stop Improving

    Lowe's will stay on seven-time champ Jimmie Johnson's car at least through '18.

  • Political Arena

    WNBA Storm first pro team to back Planned Parenthood.

  • Don't Forget About Us

    The Andre Ward-Sergey Kovalev rematch is being overshadowed by Mayweather-McGregor.

  • Manuel Transmission

    Michigan expects to receive over $50M from the Big Ten in '18.

  • I Predict A Riot

    Game publisher pushing to unionize top "LoL" players.

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