Quote of the Day

"I’m not sure it will be quite the pomp and circumstance that baseball had obviously, but I think we’ll do a heck of a job."
-– Sporting K.C. CEO Robb Heineman, on the city hosting the ’13 MLS All-Star Game just a year after playing host to the MLB All-Star Game. (K.C. STAR, 1/11)
Friday January 11, 2013 Vol. 19 — No. 85 Print This Issue

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  • Setting The Standard

    Selig (l) said the announcement marked a "proud day, a great day for baseball"

    MLB and the MLBPA on Thursday announced a series of significant changes to their joint drug agreement, implementing random, in-season blood testing for HGH beginning this year as well as new protocols to test for heightened testosterone. Every player will now have a baseline testosterone/epitestosterone (T/E) ratio determined each year, allowing for easier and more precise detection of subsequent variances beyond allowable limits. The changes, strongly hinted last fall by MLBPA Exec Dir Michael Weiner, furthers what is already the only HGH testing in major North American pro sports and what baseball calls the strongest drug program in all of sports. MLB Commissioner Bud Selig, speaking following the owners' meetings in Paradise Valley, Ariz ...

  • Bowling For Dollars

    The new Black Crown and Beck's Sapphire brands top A-B's Super Bowl ad plans.

  • Can't Let You Go

    Do Maloof brothers still want say in NBA Kings even if they sell?

  • Blank Look

    Why a “striking, profound emptiness” worked for the N.Y. Times after Hall vote.

  • The Kings' Speech

    Tim Leiweke says AEG's uncertain future will not impact the NHL Kings' payroll.

  • The Storm Shall Pass

    Lockout cost Hurricanes 7% of ticket base.

  • The Final Round

    Strikeforce steps out of the ring after it hosts its final event Saturday in Oklahoma City.

  • Up And Coming

    With profits rising, NBA D-League teams now valued at close to $4M.

  • Wheels Keep On Turning

    After 18 months, what is the future for ESPN's Grantland?

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