In case you were out living a life of leisure, here's what you missed in sports on Thursday.
Steve Nash said that he wouldn't be coming back to the Suns next season if there wasn't some improvement in the roster, and that he'd be willing to talk to the Miami Heat about a free agent signing. "And that goes double for my pal Browning," he said, patting the pistol he wore in a side holster. Reporters asked what he meant, but he just narrowed his eyes, patted the pistol again, and said, "I am a dog, and I have the heart that Rick does not. If you'll excuse me, I think I'll mosey down to South Beach now, in fact, with a quick detour to New Orleans. I've heard the people there are merrymakers, and I do intend to join the saturnalia."
A group headed by financial services mogul Mark Walter, former MLB and NBA executive Stan Kasten, and Magic Johnson struck a deal to buy the Los Angeles Dodgers from Frank McCourt for $2 billion, handing a monumental payoff to one of the most-crooked owners in sports history.
Walter, chief executive office of financial services firm Guggenheim Partners, takes over as the team's new controlling owner. The group, which also includes minority partners Peter Guber, Bobby Patton and Todd Boehly, shattered the mark for most expensive franchise sale in the history of baseball or any other sport. The previous record for an MLB team was when the Ricketts family bought the Chicago Cubs in August 2009 for $845 million.
The L.A. Times' Bill Shaikin reports that embattled Dodgers owner Frank McCourt is close to a bankruptcy settlement that would include selling the team, Dodger Stadium, and its surrounding parking lots for at least $1 billion.
In case you were out living a life of leisure, here's what you missed in sports on Monday.
On Monday Night Football, the Jets beat the Dolphins 24-6. Despite threatening to get ejected in the second quarter, Brandon Marshall lasted the whole game, catching six passes for 109 yards. (Internal monologue: But, but I could have sworn Marshall would live up to his promise and get ejected. Oh well. I guess he's just crazy )