Quote of the Day

"People’s opinions about me change when they meet me or talk to me directly. Some of the conversations have been hard, but people understand that my intentions are correct in running."
-- Former U.S. G Hope Solo, on feedback she has received while campaigning to become President of the U.S. Soccer Federation. (S.F. CHRONICLE, 1/7)
Monday January 8, 2018 Vol. 24 — No. 83 Print This Issue

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  • Not A Passing Fad

    Saints-Panthers is down 14% from two years ago for Redskins-Packers

    The NFL’s broadcast partners saw double-digit declines in ratings for the four playoff openers over the weekend. Fox led all networks with a 20.4 rating for Saints-Panthers yesterday afternoon in the late window, down 15% from a 24.0 last year for Packers-Giants. Yesterday’s number is also down 14% from a 23.6 overnight in ’16 for Redskins-Packers. Meanwhile, CBS in the early window yesterday drew a 17.2 rating for the Jaguars’ 10-3 win over the Bills, down 10% from a 19.2 for Steelers-Dolphins in the same window last year. Jaguars-Bills peaked at a 21.5 rating between 4:00-4:15pm ET. On Saturday night, NBC drew a 14.9 overnight for the Falcons’ 26-13 win over the Rams in the opening NFC Wild Card. That ...

  • Here We Go Again

    NFL contacts Panthers over handling of Cam Newton's injury late in Wild Card game.

  • A King's Ransom

    Jon Gruden's $100M contract could set new benchmark for NFL coaches.

  • Four-tune Tellers

    Conference commissioners stress they are content with the current four-team CFP bracket.

  • Driving To The Basket

    Wizards G John Wall returns to Adidas with a five-year deal.

  • Nothing To See Here

    Pats' Kraft disputes ESPN report; Belichick says he's returning.

  • Wanna Be Ballers

    Mavericks coach hammers ESPN for using LaVar Ball as a source.

  • Sitting This One Out?

    Papa John's unsure on buying Super Bowl LII spot, further distancing itself from the NFL.

  • Stand By Me

    Sponsors to stay with figure skater Ashley Wagner after she fails to make Olympic team.

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