Time to get out of here. But first, the usual end of week routine:
One last read: Michael McCann at the Sports Law Blog has a good one here: commentary and link recalling the January 1980 return of 52 U.S. hostages from Iran --and how some of them have used the lifetime major league baseball passes they were given.
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One last look: Deadspin has been all over the Antonio Davis into the stands story, including this Chicago news clip that zeroes in on the exchange between Davis's wife Kendra and the fan who said today he would drop a threatened lawsuit if he got an apology.
Breaking news: Cuba will be allowed to play in the World Baseball Classic after all, and Bryan Berard has been given the obligatory two-year ban from international hockey for testing positive for steroids.
Sports around town: Toronto at York, basketball doubleheader, Saturday. Women go at 6 p.m., men at 8. It's Code Red night out at the edge of the world, with the hot Blues coming in.
Watching: Maple Leafs at Senators, 7 p.m., Saturday CBC. I fear to watch, but I cannot look away.
Not watching: Sunderland at WBA, 12:30 Saturday, Sportsnet. Stat of the day: Since Mick McCarthy took over at Sunderland, the Black Cats have managed just nine of a possible 93 Premiership points. That's Matt Millen territory. (Thanks to When Saturday Comes for the numbers.)
NFL picks: I was feeling really good about the Panthers and the Broncos until I read the Linebacker. I hate it when the pundits agree with me. Then I read the Globe's choices -- okay, they're AP's choices -- and I feel a little better. Then I realize I'm actually backing Jake Plummer, and I feel queasier than ever.