Quote of the Day

"In military towns, you have to find a way to take a stance in your own way, speak for what you believe in. But you definitely don’t want to offend anybody on either side."
-- Jaguars S Peyton Thompson, on not joining other NFL protests because of Jacksonville’s heavy military presence. (FLORIDA TIMES-UNION, 8/39)
Wednesday August 30, 2017 Vol. 23 — No. 251 Print This Issue

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  • King Of The North

    Air Canada Centre will keep its name for the upcoming NHL and NBA seasons

    MLSE has "agreed to a landmark 20-year sponsorship agreement with Scotiabank to rename the Air Canada Centre," according to Rick Westhead of TSN.ca. Sources said that the agreement is worth about C$800M (US$639M). The agreement with Scotiabank will "see the downtown Toronto arena renamed the Scotiabank Arena next July 1," and is believed to be the "highest-priced annual building and team sponsorship in North American sports history." MLSE Chief Commercial Officer Dave Hopkinson said that he "received serious offers for the arena naming rights from eight companies." MKTG Canada President & CEO Brian Cooper "advised Scotiabank on the deal." Under MLSE’s previous agreement with Air Canada, struck in '99, the airline "paid about" C$4M ...

  • Computing Power

    IBM renews U.S. Open deal and announces new AI initiatives.

  • Bigger Picture

    Cowboys-Texans game cancelled so players can be with families.

  • Desert Commander

    Lagardere Sports takes over operations for the PGA Tour CareerBuilder Challenge.

  • All That Racket

    Rafa Nadal feels Arthur Ashe Stadium's roof is creating too much noise.

  • Site Work

    Decision to move Rangers-Astros game to Trop still under scrutiny.

  • Warrior Dash

    Nike endorser Kevin Durant takes a shot at Under Armour basketball shoes.

  • Chopping Block?

    Braves' front-office shakeup raises questions about who will be running the club.

  • If I Knew Then....

    NFLPA launching digital effort for players to look at college football.

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