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Kansas City Royals Broadcaster Paul Splittorff Dies

Former Kansas City Royals pitcher and broadcaster Paul Splittorff died Wednesday from oral cancer and melanoma. He was 64.

Splittorff died at his home in the Kansas City suburb of Blue Springs, Mo., less than two weeks after his health woes went public.

The Kansas City Royals released a statement regarding Splittorff’s death:

The Kansas City Royals are deeply saddened to announce the passing of Royals’ Hall of Fame pitcher and broadcaster Paul Splittorff due to complications from melanoma. The all-time winningest pitcher in franchise history passed away this morning at the family home in Blue Springs, MO. Read more

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Fox's $3 Billion Deal to Televise LA Dodgers Games Could Be in Jeopardy

Fox parent company News Corp. recently agreed to a $3 billion, 20-year deal with the Los Angeles Dodgers to televise their games. Unfortunately, that deal was cut with Frank McCourt, who has since seen the team been taken over by Major League Baseball.

This morning Bloomberg reports that the trusteee MLB commissioner Bud Selig will appoint to run the team may not take so kindly to the deal:

The trustee would take a very serious look at that deal and could very well void it,” Neal Pilson, a former president of CBS Sports, said in an interview, noting he isn’t privvy to the details. “He may very well think the team can get more money if they put it up for bid.”

Just when you thought the situation with the Dodgers couldn’t get any more ridiculous…

Dick Vitale Signs New Extension With ESPN

Get ready for a lot more Dickie V on ESPN.

Hall of Famer Dick Vitale signed a new contract extension to remain with ESPN through the 2014-2015 season.

“There is nothing greater than walking into an arena and feeling the excitement and energy of a big-time college basketball game,” Vitale said. “I can’t thank ESPN enough for allowing me to be a kid at heart by giving me the opportunity to sit courtside for games I would pay top dollar to see. I’m living a dream. I’ve been extremely blessed to work with so many beautiful people and to talk about the game I love.” Read more

Joe Posnanski's Top 10 Sports Stories of 2011

Tiger Woods. LeBron James. Derek Jeter. Roger Federer. Tim Tebow. Philles Rotation. Peyton Manning. Bill Cowher. Serena Williams. Jimmie Johnson.

Not a bad list. Not a bad list, at all.

Mike Vick On SI Cover For First Time In Five Years

For the first time in five years, Michael Vick graces the cover of Sports Illustrated.

Amazing what a six touchdown performance on Monday Night Football can do for your image, eh?

Brian and The Becks

beckham_7-17.JPGFox & Friends aired the first two parts of a cable exclusive interview between anchor Brian Kilmeade and soccer star David Beckham.

Kilmeade’s more than just a fan — he’s a soccer player and coach himself. And according to co-anchor Steve Doocy, the two are involved in a bit of a “bromance.”

Beckham talks soccer in America, playing hurt and celebrity friendships.

Part three of the interview airs tomorrow morning.

Click continued to see part of the interview, and Kilmeade doing a signature walk-off-the-set after the clip…

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