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Wednesday, January 13

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Yankees set to part with Damon

The Yankees' chances to re-sign Johnny Damon remained remote. The Yankees are telling agents they only have $2 million, at most, to spend on a left fielder. They figure Damon, even in a diminishing market, never would drop his demands that low. (New York Post)Comment

Carroll likely to bring Hasselback back

Pete Carroll gave a definite vote of confidence to quarterback Matt Hasselbeck, who will turn 35 in September and struggled through one of the toughest stretches of his career to close the 2009 season. "I know that we have a quarterback that has played really good football in his career," Carroll said. "That is one of the key elements of putting together a team that has a chance to win right way. You've got to have a quarterback. I know that we have a first-class guy in Matt and I can't wait to get working with him." (

Prince among Pistons trade options

If you're covering the Pistons, you're sure to get a pile of suggestions as to which player to trade. Pretty much everyone has been mentioned recently. And considering the way this team has played, that's no surprise. Richard Hamilton is a leading target, if that's the right word. Heck, even last summer's free agent acquisitions, Ben Gordon and Charlie Villanueva, have gained steam. Neither has done the job, in the eyes of the fans. Then, there's Tayshaun Prince. He, too, has been a top target. Rookies Austin Daye and Jonas Jerebko are playing with as much effort and passion as anyone on the roster. (Detroit News)Comment

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