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Sports Briefing | Baseball: Astros the Most Frugalnytimes.com Dec 18, 2013While the Yankees set another salary record, the Houston Astros had the lowest average in the major leagues in 14 years.Share TweetESPN.com Dec 18, 2013Tampa Bay Rays infielder Tim Beckham is expected to be sidelined six-to-eight months after surgery to repair the anterior cruciate ligament in right knee.Share Tweet
Review: Deficiencies in case vs. Remy's sonESPN.com Dec 18, 2013Prosecutors poorly handled assault allegations against Red Sox broadcaster Jerry Remy's son just before he allegedly killed his girlfriend, according to an independent review released Wednesday.Share TweetWhile the New York Yankees set another salary record, the Houston Astros had the lowest average in the major leagues in 14 years and the attention of the players' union.Share Tweet
Sports Briefing | Baseball: Yankees Must Pay $28 Million Luxury-Tax Penaltynytimes.com Dec 18, 2013The Yankees were hit with a $28 million luxury-tax bill, pushing their total past $250 million since the penalty began in 2003.Share Tweet
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Sources: Lakers no longer shopping GasolDec 18The Los Angeles Lakers have decided -- at least for now - that they're better off keeping four-time All-Star center Pau Gasol, according to sources close to the situation.
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NBA: Coast to Coast -- Importance of Pacers-HeatDec 18J.A. Adande and Israel Gutierrez discuss Wednesday night's Pacers-Heat showdown.