Marlins audition for Gaby Hernandez (Miami Herald)

Marlins audition for Gaby Hernandez (Miami Herald)
JUPITER – Gaby Hernandez was at his parents’ South Dade home watching an NFL game in December 2005 when the phone rang. It was a friend calling to ask him about the trade.

From walk-ons to all-stars (The Daily Gamecock)
Heroes are hard to come by these days, especially in the world of sports. In lieu of NBA players no longer wanting to participate in dunk contests, baseball players on steroids, NFL players smuggling marijuana (allegedly, of course) through airports and college athletes taking money from boosters, the field for heroes is getting more and more shallow.

Sports pension system one of checks and imbalances (Los Angeles Times)
Retirement benefits in baseball, NBA far outstrip those in NFL, whose program has ignited heavy criticism. But none is immune to controversy. Baseball has been very good to Larry Dierker.

Bills may consider dealing McGahee (Boston Globe)
NFL Buffalo Bills coach Dick Jauron said the team would consider trade offers for starting running back Willis McGahee . “It’s in our best interest to listen to everybody, and no people are untouchable,” Jauron told the Associated Press at the NFL’s annual scouting combine at Indianapolis yesterday. Buffalo’s first-round pick out of Miami in 2003, McGahee is coming off …

Indy keeping NFL combine for now (SportingNews.com)
INDIANAPOLIS — The NFL’s scouting combine isn’t going anywhere soon. Jeff Foster, president of Nati…

Financial gap widening between NFL’s haves and have-nots (USA Today)
At the NFL’s scouting combine this week, the world of professional football is churning smoothly. But the management of the Cincinnati Bengals, Jacksonville Jaguars and several other small-market NFL teams are warning that the league’s competitive balance is being threatened by tremendous growth in revenues that have resulted in large part from that level playing field.

OSU falls in one baseball poll, drops out of second (NewsChannel 10 Amarillo)
OKLAHOMA CITY The Oklahoma State Cowboys have dropped in one college baseball poll and fallen out of a second after losing two of three during the weekend at Cal-State…

Dodd (CBS Sportsline)
Dennis Dodd covers college football. But don’t be surprised to see a little something on college baseball, or maybe hockey, as he shares his thoughts on the sports world.

Sports pension system one of checks and imbalances (Los Angeles Times)
Retirement benefits in baseball, NBA far outstrip those in NFL, whose program has ignited heavy criticism. But none is immune to controversy.

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