Quote of the Day

"He should know better than that, no question about it. There's a few things that the NFL should know better than to say and do in this day and age."
-- ESPN's Stephen A. Smith, on NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell appearing to downplay the recent CTE study. ("SportsCenter," ESPN, 8/1)
Tuesday August 1, 2017 Vol. 23 — No. 230 Print This Issue

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  • Ring Tone

    In exchange for waiting until ’28 to host the Olympics, LA ’24 leaders secured $180M from the IOC in interest-free cash advances that will defray the organizing committee’s operating costs during the unusually long prep time and be available to fund youth sports programs in the L.A. area. The $180M -- 10% of the minimum the IOC would contribute toward the overall cost of the Games -- is the key aspect of a proposed LA-IOC contract released yesterday. The contract details the special arrangements made for L.A. if it agreed to stand down, paving the way for rival Paris to host in ’24 in a historic combo deal. The USOC and L.A. City Council still must approve the plan before a final IOC vote in September. The $180M in a ...

  • Postal Service

    Nuggets, Western Union ink jersey patch deal for next season.

  • Change On The Fly

    NBC Sports' NHL slate for '17-18 sees Matthews, McDavid getting only a handful of national appearances.

  • Highly Logical

    MSG Co. acquires a controlling stake in esports franchise Counter Logic Gaming, marking the company's first major investment in the space.

  • Horse Trading?

    Islanders likely to submit new arena proposal for Belmont site.

  • House In Order

    Under Armour's new plan involves more speed, digital ops.

  • Market Movers

    Big trades for the Dodgers and Yankees highlight moves at MLB's trade deadline.

  • Patriot Place

    Brady regains NFLPA retail top spot over Cowboys backfield.

  • Prison Break

    Detroit's MLS bid gets a boost as the city offers Dan Gilbert a site slated to house a jail complex.

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