Doping sanctions leveled against A-Rod and 12 others don't mean that meritocracy has returned to baseball. The field is already tilted. In sports, as in life, some people get terrific coaching and instruction from the time they can walk. Nobody calls that 'cheating,' but it's also not 'fair.'
In this column energy expert Rapier provides three examples — originating with both Democrats and Republicans and impacting both renewable energy and fossil fuels — of how constantly shifting legislation makes it very difficult to plan and execute energy projects.
The Texas Rangers excel in identifying potential players, then preparing them for the Big Leagues. Home-grown talent will be on display when they go to the World Series for the first time.
Liverpool FC was owned by Tom Hicks and George Gillett, Jr., a pair of American businessmen. Hicks and Gillett, Jr. claim they were forced to sell Liverpool FC to Boston Red Sox owner John Henry by the Royal Bank of Scotland and the club's board of directors.
Nolan Ryan and Chuck Greenberg are breathing big sighs of relief following the approval of the sale of the Rangers on Thursday, marking the end of a months-long struggle to take control of the club.
Nolan Ryan and a group of investors could be announced as the team's new owners next week.
At the corporate level teams have endured significant losses. Companies have reduced expenditures on luxury suites, corporate sponsorships and season tickets.