The Ravens "are close" to completing a deal with
Western Maryland College to make it their training camp home
for the next three years (Baltimore SUN, 1/14)....Reported
Blue Jays suitor Murray Frum and his advisor, Capital Canada
Ltd. CEO Robert Foster, said all the investors in their
prospective group are Canadian. Foster: "There is no U.S.
money in the group" (TORONTO SUN, 1/14)....The Knicks
received a new chartered plane, a "gift" from ITT. They
will share the plane with the NHL Rangers (NEWSDAY, 1/14).
...The Rangers introduced their new "alternative jersey"
last night against the Islanders. Jay Greenberg of the N.Y.
POST: "Has hockey become so devoid of color that the only
way to brighten it is by changing jerseys? In the absence
of new stars, do we have to settle for new teams with new
schemes? ... Granted, the Rangers are only going to wear
these things about six times a season. For a team with
their history, it is six times too many" (N.Y. POST, 1/14).
N.Y. DAILY NEWS columnist Frank Brown: "Under Lady Liberty's
chin sat a brief, to-the-point 'NYR,' which made the whole
thing look like a license plate" (N.Y. DAILY NEWS, 1/14).
ESPN's Linda Cohn, on the jersey: "Why do I think of the
final scene of the Planet of the Apes" ("SportsCenter,"
1/13)....The Dolphins will unveil their uniform and logo
alterations today. Fans linked to the Internet can ask team
President Eddie Jones questions about the changes at 2pm ET
at http//pwr.com/ dolphins (MIAMI HERALD, 1/14)...."CBS
Evening News" ran an "Editor's Note" during last night's
newscast on sexual assault charges being dropped against the
Cowboys' Michael Irvin and Erik Williams. CBS's Dan Rather:
"In fairness, and for thoroughness and accuracy, we wanted
to make sure you knew" ("CBS Evening News," 1/13).