Another call for instant replay: "The human element. That's the best argument purists muster against widespread instant replay in Major League Baseball," writes Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports. "Let's see how that works: Umpires make mistakes because they're human, and -- that makes it OK! Somehow, it's difficult to believe such reasoning would stand up in a court of law or, say, anywhere in the world not populated by baseball's dopey decision makers who don't understand that a huge integrity problem is about to smack them in the face."
It's official: Chicago Cubs to sell to Ricketts family: Tribune Co. said Friday that it signed an agreement to sell the iconic franchise to the Ricketts family. The family is paying about $800 million to acquire a 95 percent interest in a package of assets: the team, Wrigley Field and Tribune Co.'s 25 percent stake in Comcast SportsNet Chicago, which broadcasts many Cubs games on cable television.
Premier League - City reach Lescott stalemate: Manchester City manager Mark Hughes has admitted his bid to bring Joleon Lescott to Eastlands has reached an impasse, but is yet to give up entirely on the Everton defender
Judge: NCAA records on Fla. St. cheating public: A top official at the NCAA said a court ruling Thursday that documents dealing with cheating at Florida State are public records sets a precedent that will "rip the heart out of the NCAA" and its efforts to ensure competition is fair and equal.
Weekend Buzz: Strong acquisitions put BoSox, Phils ahead: Winners and losers after the MLB trading deadline last Friday.
Cutler, Owens highlight ‘all-New’ team: Which players will make themselves the most comfortable in new surroundings in 2009? Here are 28 PFW picks by position. Please note that, due to the current preponderance of 3-4 defenses – as many as 14 teams are utilizing the 3-4 in some form heading into the 2009 season – the following “All-New” team features four linebackers (two outside, two inside).