Quote of the Day

"It's not even being a small-market team. It's being a dead-market team."
-- A's P Brandon McCarthy, on the team trading away some of its top pitchers this offseason due to free agency and arbitration concerns. (USA TODAY, 2/23)
Thursday February 23, 2012 Vol. 18 — No. 117 Print This Issue

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  • Shake, Rattle & Roll

    Commission's decision caps drawn-out permitting process that began 11 months ago

    The MLS Earthquakes’ plans for a $60M, 18,000-seat stadium “cleared their last bureaucratic hurdle Wednesday night when the San Jose Planning Commission voted unanimously to deny an appeal by a local resident looking to have the team’s planned development permit rescinded due to noise and light concerns,” according to Geoff Lepper of MLSSOCCER.com. Earthquakes President David Kaval said, “We’re thrilled to move forward with the working drawings and get closer to a groundbreaking date this year.” The decision “caps a drawn-out permitting process that began 11 months ago.” Earthquakes Owner Lew Wolff said, “I think it’s a win for everybody, and we will make sure we’r ...

  • King Me

    Kings, Sacramento hope to announce financial term sheet for new arena by March 1.

  • You Da Man?

    Albert Pujols says he would prefer if Angels do not refer to him as "El Hombre."

  • Surprise Party

    Nike CEO Mark Parker surprised by media, int'l hype surrounding endorser Jeremy Lin.

  • Three And Out

    NCAA commissioners wrap talks, no progress on BCS format.

  • It's Not Easy Being Green

    The A's current financial restrictions are creating a larger gap than ever in the AL West.

  • The Bayne Of His Existence

    Trevor Bayne has yet to see last year's Daytona 500 win result in many sponsorships.

  • Black Bear

    Brian Urlacher is the new face of EyeBlack's Original line.

  • Home Field Advantage

    Editorial: Grizzlies' Heisley “in many ways an ideal owner.”

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