I’m here to give you your links for this morning. Let’s get to them.
Starting with Michael Hiestand of USA Today, he has the ratings of selected events from the weekend.
CNBC’s Darren Rovell talks with Coca-Cola about why it chose Kobe Bryant to endorse Vitaminwater.
David Bauder, TV writer for the Associated Press, says Hannah Storm will join ESPN in August.
Neil Best from Newsday talks about the ESPN documentary on former Mets manager Bobby Valentine who’s thriving in Japan these days. And Neil has a bit more on the doc in his blog.
Richard Sandomir of the New York Times also talks about the Bobby Valentine documentary which airs on ESPN2 tonight.
Bob Raissman from the New York Daily News says new Knicks coach Mike D’Antoni was greeted with plenty of skepticism from the media.
Laura Nachman has the video of a Philly sportscaster who got emotional after watching a story on Eagles’ coach Andy Reid visiting a cancer ward.
Keith Groller from the Allentown (PA) Morning Call says thanks to the Celtics and Lakers, the NBA’s playoff ratings have gone up.
Bob Wolfley of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel says the Brewers drew well in the ratings with its weekend series with the St. Louis Cardinals.
John Ryan from the San Jose Mercury News says his Morning Buzz column will go into summer mode.
Dave Del Grande of the Oakland Tribune profiles host Scott Ferrall who’s hosting a show on Howard 101 on Sirius Satellite Radio. And Dave writes about KRON-TV airing a local road race which is also a battle of the sexes.
William Houston from the Toronto Globe and Mail says Don Cherry has certainly struck a chord during his ESPN appearances.
Nick Rousso from the Seattle Post-Intelligencer writes about ESPN’s Kenny Mayne.
That will do it for now.