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will go on....at least for now.
In sporting news, America’s most popular sport was on the verge of losing its long-standing all-star game. The National Football League had been contemplating on discontinuing the annual Pro Bowl due largely in part to a lack of competition from the players, even as the most recent Pro Bowl was the most watched all-star game for the 2011 season. After NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and the NFL Players Union met on the situation, it was decided to play the game in 2013 in Hawaii after the players promised the game will be more competitive. Well, the players should be inspired since it is a paid vacation.
For your quick news and notes, Wanderlei Silva will face former middleweight champion Rich Franklin in a rematch at UFC 147 as the promotion was announced on Wednesday, boxer Paul Williams' longtime promoter said Wednesday the fighter is in good spirits in an Atlanta hospital as he awaits surgery after he was paralyzed in a motorcycle crash, first it was the younger Williams sister getting ousted in the first round of the French Open for the first time in any Grand Slam event, and now, the elder sister Venus, exited yesterday after losing to third-seeded Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland 6-2, 6-3 Wednesday in the second round, the NHRA will add a major event in New England next year, series officials announced Wednesday, negotiations to keep the popular Indiana-Kentucky basketball series alive have stalled yet again for the second time in a month and there seems to be little chance of reviving it, Fordham has extended the contract of men's basketball coach Tom Pecora through the 2016-17 season, with the addition of Missouri and Texas A&M, the Southeastern Conference is tweaking its football and basketball schedules, as football coaches are having a tough time deciding on what changes to make and they are debating whether to play an eight- or nine-game conference schedule and whether to maintain cross-division rivals such as Alabama-Tennessee and Auburn-Georgia, the Big 12 favors a selection committee to be involved in picking the four teams involved in a college football playoff instead of a system that would emphasize conference champions, Detroit Red Wings defenseman Nicklas Lidstrom will announce his retirement after 20 NHL seasons at a news conference Thursday afternoon, a source told ESPN.com on Wednesday, the NHL will not discipline players on the Phoenix Coyotes after conducting an investigation of their postgame actions and comments following their season-ending, overtime loss in the Western Conference finals, league executive vice president Colin Campbell said Wednesday night before Game 1 of the Stanley Cup finals, Philadelphia Phillies right-hander Roy Halladay received a second opinion Wednesday on his right latissimus dorsi strain, the Philadelphia Inquirer reported, Jamie Moyer has been designated for assignment by the Colorado Rockies, the move being made about six weeks after he became the oldest starting pitcher to win a game in major league history, Charlie O'Brien was on the stand Wednesday for the defense at the Roger Clemens perjury trial and declared Clemens was not a cheater and the split-finger fastball enabled Clemens to pitch for another decade, the Detroit Tigers placed right-hander Doug Fister on the 15-day disabled list Wednesday with a left side strain and the move is retroactive to Tuesday, the downtown Pittsburgh hotel room of Cincinnati Reds closer Aroldis Chapman was robbed Tuesday night, according to a report in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, designated hitter Travis Hafner of the Cleveland Indians, will have surgery on his right knee Thursday and is expected to miss four to six weeks, Marvin Norwood, one of two men charged in a devastating assault on a San Francisco Giants fan outside Dodger Stadium, told his own mother that he was involved and expected to "go down" for the attack and finally, new Texas Rangers pitcher Roy Oswalt said he's thrown bullpen sessions every other day for the past six weeks and believes he can be ready to join the big league rotation after about four starts.
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