Oh, the promise of a new year! So many fresh starts and remarkable discoveries lie ahead – including the many that will be made between the pages of a book. For those eager for a preview, here’s a sampling of some of the more promising of the early 2012 titles.
NBA regular season finally arrives with five games on Christmas Day. But TV and technology are changing league revenues and how America will see the NBA regular season.
Call this a wish list to publishers. Of course it's true that’s there hardly any major sports star who hasn’t already achieved hardcover immortality a time or two or more. So why check back in with some already familiar sports luminaries? With the passage of time comes fresh perspectives on playing days, teammates, and rivals. And maybe even a little more honesty. So here goes, in no particular order: the Monitor’s Top 10 sports figures we’d put in the publishing on-deck circle.
Bill Conlin was accused of molesting three girls and a boy in the 1970s. Conlin is a veteran sportswriter and columnist for the Philadelphia Daily News.
Because of channel bundling, TV subscribers pay $100 a year, on average, for sports programming, no matter how much they watch. But emerging technologies may offer subscribers more options to avoid paying for programming they don't want.
Tim Tebow faces another big football test this weekend with a Sunday game against New England. The quarterback has seen the ranks of off-field followers soar, as ‘Tebowing’ in prayer (real or pretended) goes global.
Albert Pujols has agreed to a 10-year, $254 million deal with the Los Angeles Angels. This ends Pujols' storied tenure with the St. Louis Cardinals, but did the Angels make a good deal?
Heisman finalists include two quarterbacks, a pair of running backs and a defensive player. The Heisman finalists will find out who won Saturday night.