Hurricane Irene is already leaving its mark on the sports world even before coming ashore.
Buster Olney blogs from the first day of the winter meetings by looking at the Jayson Werth deal -- which may have said more about Scott Boras than about Werth -- and then looking at the markets for Carl Crawford and Adrian Beltre off that deal.
John Henry has cautioned that his Boston Red Sox ownership group will not throw cash at reviving fallen English giant Liverpool.
Fans of Spain and the Netherlands have had plenty to cheer so far, with more to come on Sunday. But this World Cup final has captured our imaginations, too. Who'd have thunk it?
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Sources say pulling together a World Cup-style tournament by next March might not be possible.