Quote of the Day

"They wanted us to know what to say if we were asked about it. I had heard of it, but I wasn't too familiar with it. They didn't want us saying, 'I don't know what it is? They paid us money, I guess."
-- Lakers F Larry Nance Jr., on the team briefing players on its "Wish" jersey patch sponsor. (ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER, 10/18)
Wednesday October 18, 2017 Vol. 24 — No. 28 Print This Issue

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  • Gift Shop

    TNT's doubleheader, which featured Celtics-Cavs in one game, was up 46% from '16

    TNT last night drew its best overnight rating for an NBA season-opening doubleheader since '13. The combination of Celtics-Cavaliers and Rockets-Warriors led to a 3.5 overnight, which is the best figure since the net drew a 3.6 for Bulls-Heat and Clippers-Lakers to start the '13-14 season. Last night was up 46% from the openers last year (2.4 overnight), which featured Knicks-Cavs and Spurs-Warriors. Last night featured Dodgers-Cubs NLCS Game 3, while opening night last year went up against Cubs-Indians World Series Game 1. The '15 NBA season-opening doubleheader (2.0 overnight) also went up against World Series Game 1. The strong ratings will give TNT a primetime win among all cable nets for the night, despite its sister network, TBS, havi ...

  • Boots Or Hearts

    The NFL's anthem meeting lauded for "best communication" ever between owners, players.

  • Three Pistols

    Cowboys land '18 NFL Draft, with all rounds set for AT&T Stadium.

  • Something On

    NFL ad revenue up 14% despite decline in ratings so far in '17.

  • Killing Time

    Cavs pull Kyrie tribute video ahead of season opener after moment "never presented itself."

  • Fifty Mission Cap

    Maple Leafs, NHL have a superstar in Auston Matthews, but he isn't being marketed like one.

  • Lake Fever

    The $140M Target Center renovation brings the T'Wolves' home up to par with rest of NBA.

  • Done & Done

    MGM Resorts confirmed as WNBA Stars buyer; LV move set.

  • Grace, Too

    ESPN's Doris Burke dishes on new full-time NBA analyst role.

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