Quote of the Day

"It leaves in place a state law that the state does not want, so the citizens of the State of New Jersey are bound to obey a law that the state doesn’t want but that the federal government compels the state to have. That seems commandeering."
-- U.S. Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy, on the PASPA Act, which prohibits single-game sports betting outside of Nevada. (WASHINGTON TIMES, 12/5)
Tuesday December 5, 2017 Vol. 24 — No. 61 Print This Issue

Top Stories

  • Content Is King

    Disney and Fox are "closing in on a deal" that would include Disney gaining control of the Fox-operated RSNs, according to CNBC's David Faber. The deal, which could be valued at over $60B, also would see Disney acquire the Fox studios and many Fox networks, but not Fox News, Fox broadcast channel or FS1. The RSNs are valued at $20B "on their own." If Disney “were to do a direct-to-consumer ESPN or all sports," they would "want to own all of these RSNs too and be able to say, ‘You're going to get everything.’” CNBC’s Jim Cramer said, “This notion that ESPN will no longer control the narrative is so important. ... Every time I try to get people excited for Disney, for their children and their grandchildren, ...

  • Another Chapter

    U.S. Soccer President Sunil Gulati will not run for re-election in February.

  • Under Pressure

    John Mara faces the burden of fixing the Giants after their sudden fall this season.

  • The Impression That I Get

    Supreme Court appears to favor New Jersey's argument to make sports betting legal.

  • Big Game Hunter

    Arkansas brings in Univ. of Houston's Yurachek as AD.

  • Keys To Success

    Seattle approves OVG's $600M renovation plan for KeyArena.

  • Doctor Dish

    Charlie Ergen leaves CEO post to focus on wireless business.

  • Take A Bow

    SI honors Watt, Altuve for the inspiration they provided to Houston after Hurricane Harvey.

  • Snow Patrol

    Army honors the 10th Mountain Division with Nike jerseys.

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