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    Selig Announces Plans
    To Sell The Brewers

    News around the sale of two MLB teams leads the weekend headlines. The Brewers have retained Allen & Co. to facilitate the sale of the team, marking the end of the longest ownership tenure in the league. Bud Selig, who has been unable to avoid the perception of a conflict of interest since becoming acting commissioner in '92, said, "I wanted to do this for a long time. ... It's just time." Meanwhile, Eli Broad has put a $430M offer on the table to buy the Dodgers amid continued uncertainty surrounding Frank McCourt's highly-leveraged proposal.

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    "It's like a high school kid who convinces his dad to buy him a car. He gets a car, but then he realizes he can't afford to buy the gas."

    — Sports Business Group's David Carter, on Frank McCourt being able to run the Dodgers
    (L.A. DAILY NEWS, 1/18).

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    Patriot Games
    CBS earns 26.6/46 preliminary overnight Nielsen rating for AFC Championship; Fox gets 25.4/37 for NFC tilt.

    Target Practice
    After e-mail exchange with Bill Daly, N.Y. POST offers up some details around NHL's latest labor proposal.

    Young And The Restless
    USATF facing USOC sanctions for failure to cooperate in Jerome Young investigation.

    Unhappy Meal
    McDonald's decides not to renew deal with Kobe Bryant.

    Stars On Parade
    Committee to save WUSA plans trio of soccer festivals to showcase former league players.

    The Name Remains The Same
    Thomson exercises option to keep RCA name on Indy's dome.

    Let's Get Physical
    Andre Agassi to ink 10-year, $15M pact with 24 Hour Fitness.

    Wise Guy
    N.Y. Times sportswriter leaving to pen column, features for Washington Post.

    London Calling
    U.K.-based net FX secures exclusive pay rights to "Playmakers" in licensing deal with ESPN.

    Canadian Club?
    Southern U.S.-based NHL team approaches Winnipeg about possibility of relocation.

    Meadowlark Lemon's upcoming visit to Glendale Arena conflicts with Globetrotters' event at America West.

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