Joe Thornton is the big news this morning -- for details, go to our sister blog, The Hockey Page.
Otherwise, here's this morning's harvest (and an apology, some computer weirdness delayed me this morning. And being a guy who believes electricity comes out of the wall, almost anything amounts to computer weirdness):
"I guess for somebody like Chris Bosh, who's going to be a great player, he's probably in the same position, or similar position, to myself, Vince, and all those guys who aren't here anymore. He has a chance to take a way out, but at the same time, he's started here, he's building something here. Sometimes, even the grass is not always greener on the other side."
Ol' Damon always did know a thing or two about grass.
Cross Brian Giles off the Jays list, as he re-signs with the Padres. Others, with the winter meetings on tap starting Monday in Dallas: Paul Konerko is staying in Chicago, and the Yankees (remember them?) are on the verge of signing reliever Kyle Farnsworth.
(Shameless plug alert: Check the website today for Geoff Baker's new web-only column, Hit and Run).
Cathal Kelly reports on Canadian billionaire Frank Stronach, who resigns tomorrow as president of the Austrian soccer league.
I know, I was as scared as you with the news that the Black Eyed Peas are appearing at the World Cup opener. But here's some better news, at least I think it might be: Eno and Peter Gabriel are planning the show. (No word who will do the opening ceremony for the fussball version.)
Jiri Fischer went back into hospital yesterday after suffering an irregular heartbeat while resting at home.