Quote of the Day
"I suspect there will be a heavy dose of lobbying to make that our permanent home uniform."
-- Twins President Dave St. Peter, on the team wearing '61 throwbacks for their first game at Target Field on April 12(STAR TRIBUNE, 11/17).
MLS Season A Success Due
In Part To Galaxy's Run
MLS Commissioner Don Garber gives his annual state of the league address in advance of MLS Cup, and he trumpets what is largely considered one of the league’s most successful seasons. The championship game Sunday night will feature its two most marketable players -- Galaxy MF David Beckham and F Landon Donovan -- playing on the home field of its greatest success story, Sounders FC. Garber calls the Sounders’ inaugural season “one of the best expansion launches in all of pro sports” and states the league is confident it can succeed as a 20-team league heading into the future. Garber also addresses the dark cloud hovering over the league, steadfastly claiming talk of a strike or possible work stoppage prior to the ’10 MLS season is “totally premature.”
A New Sunrise
NHL Panthers usher in new regime, which plans to "make people accountable to winning."
Head Of The Class
BCS appoints college sports veteran Bill Hancock as its first-ever Exec Dir.
Don't Go Away
San Diego intensifies its recent surge to keep the Chargers in town, hires sports finance consultancy to conduct stadium study.
Full Speed Ahead
Mercedes-Benz takeover of the Brawn GP F1 team "almost a no-brainer" for manufacturer.
The Bride Of Chucky
ESPN's Norby Williamson says Jon Gruden "absolutely" will still be with network in '11.
Clash Of The Titan
NFL hands down one of its biggest fines ever to Bud Adams for middle-finger gestures.
Goodell addresses questions on ethics, moral behavior in chat with Davidson College students.
Paul Allen being treated for non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, his second bout with cancer.