News & Notes 7.6.11

Clemens returns to court Wednesday to face federal charges of perjury.

The Roger Clemens Trial Begins: The Washington Post is live blogging the perjury trial of Roger Clemens in front of U.S. District Judge Reggie Walton.

NBA Disputes Positive Financial Reports: SB Nation reports that the NBA released a statement disputing league revenue and expense data published by Forbes and compiled in a detailed analysis by Nate Silver of the New York Times’ Five Thirty Eight blog. In the statement, the NBA reiterates its claim that the league has not been profitable in a single season under the now-expired collective bargaining agreement.

Dallas Cowboys Ink Deal With Marvel Comics: The Dallas Observer reports that through an agreement that enables the Dallas Cowboys to license Marvel’s Super Heroes, the team will develop co-branded merchandise featuring Captain America, Spider-Man, Iron Man, Thor, and many other Super Heroes decked out in Cowboys’ team colors, logos and jerseys.

IOC Set To Vote On Site Of 2018 Games: The Associated Press reports that the IOC will select the host of the 2018 Winter Olympics on Wednesday. The top three finalists are Munich (Germany), Annecy (France) and Pyeongchang (South Korea).

Why Wimbledon Switched to ESPN: The New York Times’ Richard Sandomir examines why Wimbledon ditched NBC for ESPN. Perhaps a 12-year, nearly $500 million deal had something to do with it.

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