Quote of the Day

"The fans show up when we play the marquee teams, but they show up wearing the marquee team's clothes."
-- Pacers G George Hill, on the team ranking 26th in the NBA in attendance despite having the third-best record in the Eastern Conference. (INDYSTAR.com, 2/7)
Friday February 8, 2013 Vol. 19 — No. 105 Print This Issue

Top Stories

  • It's Good To Be King

    Hernandez may earn more than a quarter of the Mariners' payroll by himself in '13

    The Mariners are close to signing P Felix Hernandez to a new contract worth $175M over seven years, the richest contract ever given to a pitcher and the "ninth-largest contract to date," according to Geoff Baker of the SEATTLE TIMES. News of the deal set off a "celebration and collective sigh of relief from Mariners fans long used to seeing top players leave the team." The deal would see Hernandez "earn more than a quarter of the team payroll by himself in 2013." The team was "just over" $78M in salary commitments Thursday, not counting the new Hernandez deal. The club also is "on the verge" of signing free-agent P Joe Saunders, which would "likely take the Mariners beyond $90 million for their current roster and close to a p ...

  • Green Machine

    Sources: Fox charging up to $1 per sub for new sports channel.

  • All Bids In?

    Non-binding bids for the sale of AEG are due next week.

  • Retirement Tour

    Notre Dame, Catholic 7 appear to be staying in Big East through '13-14 season.

  • Pick Up The Pace

    Pacers beckon fans to increase attendance at Bankers Life.

  • Doctors' Orders

    Dolphins QB Ryan Tannehill signs his first endorsement deal with a South Florida company.

  • DC Debate

    Has the bloom come off Capitals, Wizards Owner Ted Leonsis among local fans?

  • Courting Favor

    Is the Ed O'Bannon lawsuit the "greatest legal threat" the NCAA has ever faced?

  • Celebrate Good Times

    Top Rank boss Bob Arum's weekend plans include attending several different parties.

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