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Detroit looking to ship Rip and Tayshaun

Tayshaun Prince is reportedly a Piston that could be moved, and Rip Hamilton may join him. Prince's name remains on the radar, mostly because of his expiring contract and the fact that the Pistons are loaded with small forward types ... if they are going to turn the page and start over, that's one spot they'd probably want to clear out for a youngster. ... [Said one scout:] "Detroit has to do something. ... They're not going anywhere with the group they have. They know it and everyone else knows it. So Tayshaun or Rip, one or both of them have to be in play if they're going to start the rebuilding process properly." (

Rams return to L.A. may have legs

Downtown L.A. has proven capable of supporting teams, and the next step may be add a stadium complex. L.A. lost two teams 16 years ago, and might begin anew with two teams again, including the Rams. Stan Kroenke owns the Rams, as well as Denver's basketball and hockey teams. He will have to sell his Denver interests unless he becomes owner of the Broncos. Broncos owner Pat Bowlen is having health issues. Someone has suggested it makes sense for Kroenke to exchange franchises with Bowlen, taking ownership of the Broncos and allowing Bowlen to move the Rams to L.A. (L.A. Times)Comment

Sandberg to manage Phillies farm team?

Passed over for the Cubs' opening, Ryne Sandberg may land on his feet with one of the NL's top teams. [Sandberg] is among the candidates for the Phillies' managerial vacancy at triple-A Lehigh Valley, according to a source with knowledge of the situation. Chuck LaMar, the Phillies' assistant general manager in charge of player development, said the team has just started the process of interviewing for the managerial vacancy at Lehigh Valley. "We hope to have it filled in the near future," LaMar said. "I'm not going to comment beyond that." (Philadelphia Inquirer)Comment

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