Quote of the Day

"The patch near the baseline is eaten up and the dirt underneath is like ice. Look around, people are going down left and right."
-- Tennis player Alison Riske, on the playing surfaces at Wimbledon. (AP, 7/6)
Friday July 7, 2017 Vol. 23 — No. 212 Print This Issue

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  • Is There No Limit?

    Super Bowl ad buyers are beginning to seem "eager to block TV networks from scoring" more than $5M for a 30-second spot, according to Brian Steinberg of VARIETY. A-B InBev U.S. VP/Marketing Marcel Marcondes said, "We get concerned whenever we see prices going up." He said with more people watching sports via streaming video, the "context has changed.” A-B InBev has a multiyear Super Bowl sponsorship that will "take it through" NBC’s broadcast of Super Bowl LII in '18, and Steinberg writes if the brewer "is focused on the numbers, maybe others should be, too." Fox sought more than $5M for ads in Super Bowl LI, but there are some skeptics who "believe it may have accepted less in certain cases." Ad buyers "suggest t ...

  • Springing Into Action?

    Wimbledon officials' response time is questioned after Mattek-Sands' injury.

  • Down On One Knee

    Raiders submit a 30-year joint-use stadium proposal to UNLV.

  • Dreaming Of Reveille

    Kyle Field renovation helps Texas A&M top all D-I programs in revenue generated in '16.

  • Caution Flag

    Fox' NASCAR audience sees a 12% decline from last year.

  • Pick Up The Pace

    U.S. Open tennis championships will introduce shot-clock during qualifying to speed things up.

  • Keep On Truckin'

    New MLB sponsors Nathan's, Old Dominion prep debut All-Star Game activations.

  • Keepin' It Fresh

    Lonzo Ball expected to bust out ZO2s during Summer League.

  • How I Spent My Summer Vacation

    Golf Channel promotes upcoming British Open coverage with 14-city Claret Jug tour.

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