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Last updated: Tue. Nov. 20, 2012 - 02:29 am EDT

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Cheap Shots: Big Ten becomes big bloated conference

Also, the Jets owner is surely trying to sell something

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Maryland and Rutgers are expected to join the Big Ten in 2014-15, bringing the conference to 14 schools. The conference will add a third division so that it has the Legends, the Leaders and the Schools Brought into the Big Ten Strictly for the Money.

New York owner's state of mind

New York Jets owner Woody Johnson lashed out at his team last week, saying he “didn't sign up” for a sub-par season. He also said his job “is not to sell PSLs or to sell hot dogs.”

However, he might hold a discount sale on a gently used quarterback after the season.

It's kind of a catch-and-release deal for Marlins

Major League Baseball approved the Miami Marlins' trade that sent All-Star shortstop Jose Reyes, pitchers Mark Buehrle and Josh Johnson, catcher John Buck and outfielder Emilio Bonifacio to the Toronto Blue Jays for seven cheaper players.

Finally, the Marlins are making real headway in their plan to bring quality Triple A baseball to Miami.

You can spell postseason without the 'U'

The University of Miami has decided to self-impose another year of football bowl ban in connection with an ongoing NCAA investigation into the school's compliance practices. Some call questionable ethics within a college program a major concern. Miami calls it tradition.

Gronk-ouch-ski

New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski suffered a broken forearm while blocking on the final extra point in the Patriots' win over the Colts. Some questioned why he was in so late in the game, but without that kick, the Patriots would have won by only 34 points.

D'Antoni time

Mike D'Antoni will make his debut as Los Angeles Lakers coach tonight against the Brooklyn Nets. In order to earn the fans affections as “one of them,” his game plan will arrive midway through the second quarter.

Anyone got a spare, big man?

Philadelphia 76ers big man Andrew Bynum, out with a left knee injury, says he hurt his other knee while bowling. In his defense, the coaches told him he needed to be more aggressive in the lane.

rhayes@news-sentinel.com


This column is the commentary of the writer and does not necessarily reflect the views or opinions of The News-Sentinel. Email Reggie Hayes at rhayes@news-sentinel.com


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