Quote of the Day

"This is going to be basically digitized to the point where, you flip the switch, and it’s all branded Chargers. Flip another switch, it’s all branded Rams."
-- Chargers Chair Dean Spanos, on the versatility of the upcoming Inglewood stadium that will be shared with the Rams. (L.A. DAILY NEWS, 1/4)
Thursday January 4, 2018 Vol. 24 — No. 81 Print This Issue

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  • Loss Of Downs

    NFL regular-season TV viewership was down 9% in '17, putting the league down just under 20% over the last two seasons. There were many predictions of a rebound for the NFL this season after the headwinds of a historic presidential election in '16, but that never came to pass. Each broadcast partner saw declines compared to '16, and each package saw a double-digit percentage decline compared to two years ago. Figures last week showed that the primetime packages in '17 were down , but still tops among all primetime shows on TV. For Sunday afternoons, Fox led the way with an average of 17.7 million viewers for its games, marking its lowest figure since 17 million viewers in '08. Fox was down 9% from last season as well, and down 15% from two ...

  • Switching Gears?

    NASCAR denies that Brian France is involved in a group looking to purchase the Panthers.

  • Public Access

    Dalian Wanda, owner of Infront Sports and World Triathlon, could look to IPO its sports assets.

  • Desert Storm

    The Golden Knights' rapid rise now has the team creating a season-ticket waiting list.

  • Even Stephens

    Nike adds U.S. Open women's champ to its tennis roster.

  • Reality Check

    Will Trump attending CFP title game upstage the event?

  • Buddy System

    Rosen, Barkley sign with agents ahead of NFL Draft; Darnold still undecided on representation.

  • Slowly But Surely

    Inglewood stadium starting to take shape, slated for '20.

  • Credit Freeze

    Figure skating is lacking major buzz in the U.S. ahead of the Pyeongchang Games.

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