Quote of the Day

"No one is going to force any NRA literature in your hands. No one is going to be making political speeches or anything like that. It’s going to be a race."
-- Texas Motor Speedway President Eddie Gossage, on this Saturday’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series NRA 500. (ORLANDOSENTINEL.com, 4/9)
Wednesday April 10, 2013 Vol. 19 — No. 149 Print This Issue

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  • Trying To Reverse A Trend

    Frank Robinson will be one of 17 members of the new task force

    MLB today will announce the "creation of a formal task force ...to help reverse the decline" of African-American players on active rosters, according to Bob Nightengale of USA TODAY. The 17-member committee will "consist of owners, executives and coaches," including Baseball HOFer Frank Robinson, White Sox Exec VP Kenny Williams, Rays Owner Stuart Sternberg and Southern Univ. baseball coach Roger Cador. The league is "alarmed by its historic low 7.7 % of African-American players on opening-day rosters this season." That percentage is a drop from 8% last season and the lowest since the Red Sox became the "final team to integrate its roster in 1959." The Cardinals, Giants, Mariners and Rangers all opened the '13 season "without a single Afric ...

  • Eight Is Enough

    UConn's blowout of Louisville in women's title game causes drop in ratings for ESPN.

  • The Clock Strikes Midnight

    Will sellouts become exception rather than norm at Fenway?

  • Break Up To Make Up

    Jay-Z looks to sell his Nets share in order to abide by NBA's agent guidelines.

  • Oh God, You Devil

    ASU won't let Notre Dame back out of '14 football game.

  • Going Behind The Wall

    Without a title sponsor, NASCAR cancels its Pit Crew Challenge for this season.

  • A Swing And A Miss

    The Twins call reports they were going to charge fans to watch batting practice premature.

  • Perfect 10

    RGIII sets single-season record for NFL jersey sales.

  • Dancing On Air

    Execs marvel at Atlanta after successful Final Four weekend.

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