HIGH RISK, HIGH REWARD FOR DARVISH

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The chess game continues. With Albert Pujols and C.J. Wilson relocating to the American League West, the Texas Rangers knew they must make a bold move to keep pace and stay competitive. That move transpired Monday night when Major League Baseball announced the Rangers posted the winning bid for negotiating rights to Japanese pitcher Yu Darvish. But it was more than just a winning bid, but a record bid: $51.7 million.

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‘TEBOWING’ SHOWS IGNORANCE

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You do know that when Tim Tebow drops his knee, then his head and closes his eyes, he is praying — not Tebowing — right? I’ve never asked Tebow, but as a follower of Jesus Christ, I don’t need to, to understand he is not putting on a performance for the media or fans. Tebow is honoring and speaking to God. That what prayer is, not Tebowing.

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A GONG SHOW DISGUISED AS A BASEBALL TEAM

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Howard William Cohen was labeled by peers, sports fans – even some allies – as arrogant, pompous, obnoxious, vain, cruel, verbose and a show-off.

Cohen, known better as Howard Cosell, agreed with every one of those infamous personal adjectives. In fact, Cosell embraced the name-calling and coveted the attention, for better or worse. The more emotional viewers would get, the more Cosell felt reassured he was doing his job.

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