Quote of the Day

"How better could you grow this game than to give these kids the experience they did today?"
-- ESPN’s Kyle Peterson, on MLB’s inaugural Little League Classic. ("Baseball Tonight," ESPN, 8/20)
Monday August 21, 2017 Vol. 23 — No. 244 Print This Issue

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  • Wheel In The Sky

    The NFL is "close to extending Commissioner Roger Goodell's contract through 2024, and an announcement may be coming as soon as this week," according to sources cited by Daniel Kaplan of SPORTSBUSINESS JOURNAL. A source said that the 32 team owners "do not need to vote on the renewal because they unanimously agreed at their May meeting to give that authority to the six-owner compensation committee." Goodell's current contract runs through March '19. The new term is for "five more years, which means Goodell will oversee the next round of labor and media negotiations." Goodell annually earns in the mid-$30M range, which drew "withering criticism from many quarters." A source said that it is "not necessarily a safe assumption" that Goodell's s ...

  • Dark Side Of The Moon

    The NBA is investigating Magic Johnson's alleged tampering with Paul George.

  • Blinded By The Light

    Inaugural MLB Little League Classic hits a home run with kids and players alike.

  • Sunglasses At Night

    Umpires end protest after getting meeting with commissioner.

  • Total Eclipse Of The Heart

    Aly Raisman slams USA Gymnastics over abuse case.

  • Shot In The Dark

    The NFL makes its first big commitment to esports.

  • Stars Shine Bright

    The U.S.' Solheim Cup win gives women's golf a needed shot in the arm.

  • Casting A Large Shadow

    The Raiders -- not the Rams or Chargers -- say they are still L.A.'s No. 1 NFL team.

  • Seeing Is Believing

    Chris Christie withdraws from running to replace Mike Francesa on WFAN.

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