Mariners Hope Cano Draws Fans, Other FAs Source: Shanahan Nearly Left Redskins O's Raising Season-Ticket Prices Texans' McNair Hopes For Short Turnaround NFL Franchise Notes Sporting KC Becomes Envy Of City, League Is Angelos Becoming More Hands-On? Yankees Likely To Keep Spending Brandon's Toronto Comments Show Discord Pistons Seeing Jump In Ticket Sales
Published December 11, 1997
Former Browns WR Reggie Rucker, speaking to a Cleveland business group, on a new owner for the Browns: "We need an expansion team owned by [MBNA Corp. Chair] Al Lerner. Al Lerner gives us the best chance to return to glory" (AKRON BEACON JOURNAL, 12/11)....Red Sox P Pedro Martinez said he has signed a contract for "around" $75M with the team, which makes him the "highest-paid player in baseball." The Red Sox have not confirmed the deal (BOSTON GLOBE, 12/11).