Quote of the Day

"I haven’t heard anything about eliminating divisions -- I don’t think that works. I think divisional play and the geographic rivalries that come with it are important."
-- Angels manager Mike Scioscia, who serves on MLB Commissioner Bud Selig's Special Committee for On-Field Matters, on the league considering eliminating divisions as part of its realignment plan. (LATIMES.com, 6/14)
Wednesday June 15, 2011 Vol. 17 — No. 191 Print This Issue

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  • Inching Closer

    Negotiations between the NFL and NFLPA for a new CBA "are 80-85 percent complete," according to a source cited by Mike Freeman of CBSSPORTS.com. The two sides, meeting this week outside DC, have "made such fast progress" that it is "catching many of the principals by surprise." Some of the lead negotiators believe that an agreement "will be reached within a matter of days." Freeman noted the negotiations "continue to move solidly into that threshold of a season will be played, not if one will be played." That "doesn't mean the negotiations can't revert back to the primordial days of disgust and hatred, or that the talks can't implode." It does mean, however, that the discussions "are in such a good place it would be difficult for even the ...

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  • Banking Hours

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  • Kings' Ransom

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  • Summertime Heat Wave

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  • Road To Recovery

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  • Royal Wedding

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  • Range Rovers

    The role of golf agents like Chubby Chandler is more pronounced than ever.

  • Rings Aren't Everything

    Bodenheimer says ESPN content with Olympics bidding after putting "best foot forward."

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