Quote of the Day

"If the region wants the Rays to stay in the region, then Tampa Bay needs to support this team this year by putting their backsides in the seat and going to the game."
-- St. Petersburg Mayor Bill Foster, on discussions about a Rays’ new ballpark amid lackluster fan support. (TAMPA BAY TIMES, 1/19)
Thursday January 19, 2012 Vol. 18 — No. 92 Print This Issue

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  • Yu Got The Look

    Darvish will be formally introduced at a Rangers news conference Friday evening

    The MLB Rangers and Japanese P Yu Darvish "agreed to a six-year, $60 million deal Wednesday afternoon only minutes before a 4 p.m. deadline at the end of a 30-day negotiating window," according to Jeff Wilson of the FT. WORTH STAR-TELEGRAM. Darvish will be "introduced at a news conference Friday evening at Rangers Ballpark." Rangers GM Jon Daniels said that Darvish can "opt out of the deal after five years and become a free agent if he meets a list of demanding performance thresholds." Also included in the contract is "an interpreter and a trainer, but that was the extent of the personal touches he wanted included in the deal." Daniels also said that there were "never any contentious moments in the process, which started with the Rangers be ...

  • David & Goliaths

    Beckham's new deal a boon for Galaxy, Time Warner Cable.

  • On To Plan B

    IOC fails to get "fair value" from bids for Canadian TV rights.

  • Health & Human Services

    Some NBA players, coaches convinced slew of injuries due to shortened training camps.

  • Leave It To Beavers

    After putting imprint on all things Oregon, Nike is turning its attention to Oregon State.

  • Staying For The Long Haul

    NHL Panthers offer discounted playoff tix with season renewals.

  • Let There Be Light

    Officials taking necessary steps to avoid power outage during NFC Championship game at Candlestick.

  • Locking It Up

    MLB has plenty of players set to bid on Dodgers, but key to a deal could be McCourt's parking lots.

  • Healthy Choice

    Clinton brings new life to Palm Springs' PGA Tour event.

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