Quote of the Day

"This was one of those statement signings to your fan base and ballclub, that you're serious about competing. I'm sure players look at the Mariners in a much different way today that they did a week ago."
-– D-Backs GM Kevin Towers, on the Mariners signing 2B Robinson Cano. (USA TODAY, 12/10)
Tuesday December 10, 2013 Vol. 20 — No. 63 Print This Issue

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  • The Higher You Climb....

    Bettman did not want to take credit for leading the league's post-lockout revival

    NHL revenues have "increased so much" that next season’s salary cap is expected to be roughly $71M (all figure U.S.), close to a 12% increase from '13-14, according to Stephen Whyno of the CP. The figure is "an estimate," but it is the number NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman yesterday delivered to the BOG. Bettman said, "We try to give people a sense of where we think it’ll come out, but it’s subject to a whole host of issues -- ultimately how much revenue is generated, where the Canadian dollar is, because we convert to U.S. dollars. If you want a rough, rough, rough ballpark, OK, but it could change." Even as a rough estimate, a $71M salary cap "represents a major bounce-back for the league after the lockout." Teams were "a ...

  • No Parking Lot Party?

    Super Bowl execs urge fans to use mass transit, are looking to reduce tailgating.

  • Division By Subtraction

    Incoming NBA Commissioner Adam Silver says he will consider eliminating divisions.

  • The Land Before Time

    MLB attorneys: Selig denied A's San Jose move before city sued.

  • Not Wanting To Buck The Trend

    National Finals Rodeo promoters are aiming to keep the event in Las Vegas, its home for 29 years.

  • Breaking Point

    Sources: Redskins may look to fire Shanahan for cause.

  • Casting A Shadow

    Mike Ditka's marketability is now higher than ever despite not coaching for 15 years.

  • I Demand A Recount

    Why does the late Marvin Miller continue to fall short of HOF?

  • They Hate Me

    As 20th anniversary week rolls on, SBD looks back at the one-year ride of Vince McMahon's XFL.

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