Quote of the Day

"If he saw this today, he would be thrilled. At the end of the day what he wanted more than anything, he wanted to produce a winner here in Detroit, and it’s coming together."
-- Ilitch Holdings President & CEO Chris Ilitch, on what his late father, Mike Ilitch, would think about Little Caesars Arena. (DETROIT FREE PRESS, 9/5)
Tuesday September 5, 2017 Vol. 23 — No. 255 Print This Issue

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  • Houston, We Have Lift Off

    Fertitta, an original investor in the Texans, tried to buy the Rockets in '93

    Rockets Owner Les Alexander has "agreed to sell the team" to Houston billionaire Tilman Fertitta for $2.2B, a "record-NBA franchise sales price," according to sources cited by Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.com. The Rockets sale would "eclipse the record" of Steve Ballmer's $2B purchase of the Clippers in '14. An original investor in the Texans, Fertitta offered $81M to "buy the Rockets" in '93, but the team "was sold to Alexander" for $85M ( ESPN.com, 9/5 ). KRIV-Fox' Mark Berman notes when team President & CEO Tad Brown "announced the Rockets were for sale, Fertitta quickly said he had an interest in buying." However, he "has said nothing concerning his efforts since." The NBA BOG will have to "approve Fertitta as the nex ...

  • The Tide Is High

    ABC draws 12.3 million viewers for Alabama's 24-7 victory over FSU.

  • Stay For A While

    PGA Tour decides not to opt out of current deals with CBS, NBC.

  • Motor City Miracle

    The ribbon is officially cut on Detroit's Little Caesars Arena.

  • Time To Say Goodbye

    Longtime UVA AD Craig Littlepage announces retirement.

  • Calling An Audible

    New NFLPA constitution creates, amends player held positions.

  • Cracking Up

    Wonderful Pistachios launches NFL ad campaign with Richard Sherman, Clay Matthews.

  • Catch A Rising Star

    Cowboys' Dak Prescott adds Pepsi and Beats by Dre, among others, to endorsement portfolio.

  • Sticky Wickets

    Does Facebook's near-miss on cricket rights make it a real player for top U.S. properties?

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