Quote of the Day

"Oh, I hadn’t noticed. Is there a big free-agent class next winter?"
-- Dodgers President of Baseball Operations Andrew Friedman, on the team getting under the luxury tax threshold in preparation for ’18 free agency. (L.A. TIMES, 12/17)
Monday December 18, 2017 Vol. 24 — No. 70 Print This Issue

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  • Shocker Out Of Bristol

    JOHN SKIPPER abruptly resigned as ESPN President this morning, a move that sent shock waves through the sports world. Skipper, who cited a substance addiction problem for his decision, has been ESPN’s president since ’12. He will be replaced on an interim basis by GEORGE BODENHEIMER , who previously served as President from ’98-’11. Disney Chair & CEO BOB IGER said via a prepared statement that Bodenheimer has committed to serve as “acting chair of ESPN for the next 90 days to provide interim leadership, help me identify and secure John’s successor, and ensure a smooth transition.” Bodenheimer said, “I've stayed in close contact with John, and I believe in the direction he's taki ...

  • Making A Quick Exit

    Jerry Richardson looks to sell the Panthers after allegations of misconduct.

  • Closing With A Flourish

    Patriots-Steelers gives CBS the strongest NFL overnight of the season.

  • Chasing Dreams

    The Warriors new home in S.F. is still on pace to be ready for '19.

  • Left Out In The Cold?

    Questions about the Senators' future in Ottawa overshadow the NHL 100 Classic.

  • Message Received

    LeBron James promotes equality with special edition Nikes.

  • Western Worries

    North America's World Cup bid may not be such a sure thing.

  • Making A Comeback

    ESPN-Top Rank deal seen as low-risk, high-reward proposition.

  • Ace In The Hole

    MGM expresses commitment to making WNBA work in Vegas.

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