Quote of the Day

"There's no way he's going to let them outdo him."
-- Tigers RF Torii Hunter, on Angels Owner Arte Moreno signing free agent Josh Hamilton following a series of high-profile player acquisitions by the Dodgers. Hunter played for the Angels from '08-12. (USA TODAY, 12/14)
Friday December 14, 2012 Vol. 19 — No. 70 Print This Issue

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  • Angel In The Outfield

    The Angels' deal with Hamilton reportedly just materialized in recent days

    With another "bold move that could steal some headlines from the crosstown Dodgers," the Angels Thursday signed free agent CF Josh Hamilton to a five-year, $125M deal that will put the Angels' payroll next season "in the area of $160 million," according to Mike DiGiovanna of the L.A. TIMES. A source said the deal came together "over the course of the last several days" ( LATIMES.com, 12/13 ). In California, Jeff Fletcher writes the Angels are "taking a risk with the Hamilton deal, beyond the obvious gamble involved in any contract of that size." Hamilton has had "trouble staying healthy over the past few years." He also "reported some vision problems, which he blamed on drinking too much caffeine," and has had a "well-chronicled history ...

  • Apple Turnover?

    With the non-FBS schools likely leaving the Big East, the conference faces tough questions.

  • On The Bench

    ESPN suspends Rob Parker for "First Take" comments on RGIII.

  • Leader Of The Pack

    The AP’s Jim Litke writes Goodell “should learn to tone it down.”

  • Packing A Punch

    Larry Merchant calls his last fight for HBO this weekend after 35 years.

  • Golden Spirits

    Inside first-year sales of beer and wine at TCF Bank Stadium.

  • By Popular Demand

    MLS Sounders fans overwhelmingly vote to let GM Adrian Hanauer keep his job.

  • Ladies First

    Jay Parry to lead Arizona Super Bowl Host Committee.

  • Numbers Game

    Grizzlies name ESPN's Hollinger VP/Basketball Operations to focus on analytics/stats.

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