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Volume 24 No. 155
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Quick Hits....

"I'm personally disgusted that Hub Arkush would spread such an untruth on the day our head coach, Dennis Allen, had to determine ... whether to take his dad off life support or wait and hope that he would regain consciousness" – Raiders Media Relations Dir Zak Gilbert, via e-mail, on a Pro Football Weekly report that the Raiders were in talks with Jon Gruden about returning to coach the team (, 12/5).

"If everyone on the committee were working toward the whole, they would agree the A's belong in San Jose" – Agent Scott Boras, on an MLB committee studying a possible A's relocation for more than three years (, 12/5).

"He's a very intelligent man. Fortunately there's a lot of very intelligent men that are doing their due diligence as it relates to this issue" – A's GM Billy Beane, responding to Boras' comments (, 12/5).

"Whatever it is, it is. I didn't ask about the price. It hasn't hurt me from when I did it two years ago. ... It can't cost me too many steaks" – Buffalo restaurateur Russell Salvatore, on buying unsold tickets to Sunday's Rams-Bills game to ensure that the game is not blacked out on local television (BUFFALO NEWS, 12/6).