Breaking Sports

Friday, June 17, 2005

Heads Up

  • ESPN & ABC Sports President George Bodenheimer, on possibly reconsidering an extension of ESPN’s NHL TV deal: “We’re still willing to talk to them. There’s a drop-dead date, but it’s not looming.”
  • Jaguars Owner Wayne Weaver said Wednesday that the NFL “will not get into guaranteed contracts” like the NBA and MLB. Weaver: “Absolutely I agree with that, our system is fair.”
  • Islanders GM Mike Milbury will open his eBay auction at noon ET on a trio of exclusive dinners to be held in August that will feature Milbury and an Islander exec at Milbury’s private table at the Garden City Hotel on Long Island. The winning bidders will receive dinner for two and two luxury suite passes for an Islanders game next season at Nassau Coliseum. Proceeds from the auction will benefit China’s youth hockey programs.