Quote of the Day

"There aren't many absolute, no-question A-list celebrities who play golf and play to a level where they don't harm the tournament. A super-hot celebrity who is smacking the ball all over the place and causing a ruckus hurts."
-- PGA Tour Humana Challenge Exec Dir Bob Marra, on reducing the number of celebs who participate at the event. (AP, 1/15)
Thursday January 16, 2014 Vol. 20 — No. 86 Print This Issue

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  • Dallas Buyers Club

    Kershaw can void the remainder of the deal with the Dodgers after five seasons

    The Dodgers and P Clayton Kershaw have reportedly agreed to a seven-year, $215M contract, and at $30.7M per season, the "average annual value of the contract is the highest ever for a player at any position," according to Dylan Hernandez of the L.A. TIMES. Although Yankees 3B Alex Rodriguez' 10-year, $275M contract "remains the highest in total value, Kershaw's deal ranks first among pitchers." Kershaw will "have a chance to enter the free-agent market at 30, as his contract includes a provision that allows him to void the remainder of the deal after five seasons." The agreement allayed the Dodgers' "fears that Kershaw could become a free agent at the end of the upcoming season." Kershaw earned $11M last season and was "eligible for salary ...

  • Before Midnight

    Dodgers execs confident RSN will get adequate distribution.

  • American Hustle

    NFL wants new Thursday night package simulcast on NFL Net.

  • Frozen

    Heat trying to barter arena lease extension for facility upgrades.

  • The Wolf Of Wall Street

    The search is on for Selig's replacement, but no formal committee has been named.

  • The Lone Ranger

    NBA Kings fans can now purchase tickets with Bitcoin.

  • 20 Feet From Stardom

    The Astros are moving Minute Maid Park's "Community Leaders" signs.

  • Lone Survivor

    Texas working to secure trademark rights for Charlie Strong-related phrases.

  • The Great Gatsby

    Robert Kraft is lauded for his steady-handed stewardship of the Patriots.

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