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Volume 24 No. 155
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Quick Hits....

"MLS has been very clear -- very clear -- that a soccer-specific stadium is going to be required to win an MLS bid. The notion that we would play in Paul Brown Stadium is fantasy. It is a losing bid” -- FC Cincinnati GM Jeff Berding, on the Hamilton County Commission recommending the team play in the NFL venue (, 11/16).

“The draft is something we’d really like to see accomplished. I think it’d be nice for [Broncos Owner Pat Bowlen] to know that the city he’s witnessed tremendous support from in terms of what they’ve done for the Broncos and how important the Broncos are to people and how important football is to people" -- Broncos CEO Joe Ellis, on the team trying to land an NFL Draft (, 11/16).

“She’s the one after the game who always asks me, ‘Did you hear me?’” -- Astros P Justin Verlander, on his wife, Kate Upton ("Today," NBC, 11/17).

"If you stick us too far out east, then it becomes a financial issue with our fans. If you're obligated to buy X number of tickets and we can't sell them to our fans, then it would become a costly enterprise" -- New Mexico State Univ. Chancellor & President Garrey Carruthers, on the football team possibly skipping a bowl game should it become eligible (, 11/16).