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‘Cubes’ Takes a VIP Tour of Hearst Tower

In this episode of “Cubes,” we take a behind-the-scenes tour of Hearst Tower, home to the likes of Esquire, Marie Claire, Cosmopolitan, and Elle. The LEED-certified building contains an exclusive health club, a top-secret app lab, and a dining room that has hosted several U.S. presidents, among many other amazing features.

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WPS Will Play in 2010, but the Future Looks Dark

Women’s professional soccer in the United States is once again on its last legs.

The Women’s Professional Soccer league will return for the 2011 season, but only with teams from Atlanta, Boston, New Jersey, Philadelphia, Washington, and Western New York. The FC Gold Pride – the 2010 champions – will be disbanded and the Chicago Red Stars have until December 15 to secure funding. The Los Angeles Sol and St. Louis Athletica folded in ’10.

Commissioner Tonya Antonucci stepped down after the 2010 season and management will fall to team representatives.

It’s a sad day for women’s soccer in the United States, as this news is the latest proof that the sport can’t find support or the advertising dollars that come along with fans. Hopefully the league can continue to survive, but that’s looking increasingly doubtful.

A couple tweets sum up the situation best:

From This Is American Soccer: “can’t be a good thing when as a league you send out PR emails confirming which teams will exist for next season.”

From AOL Fanhouse’s Brian Strauss: “Womens Soc comes full circle. 99 World Cup was supposed to b Eastern affair. Then they got ambitious. Now realistic–WPS to keep it regional”

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NFL Owners Meeting About 18-Game Regular Season

NFL owners are meeting today to discuss the possibility of expanding the NFL season from 16 games to 18 games. The Washington Post‘s Mark Maske has more information on the meeting, which is not expected to culminate in a vote.

Still, if the owners do decide to knock off two preseason games in favor of adding two more regular-season games, the change could be made as soon as 2012.

A longer season would be a boon for the television networks that cover football. NFL games are easily the most consistent programs on TV in terms of delivering viewers. More games means more action for networks to televise, and the advertising revenue that comes with it.

For the league and individual teams, it could result in more valuable TV deals once the current ones expire.