Against his wishes, Dawson
will enter Hall of Fame as Expo
The Hall of Fame announced Wednesday that Andre Dawson will be inducted as an Expo despite his preference to go in as a Cub. He played his first 11 years for Montreal and his next six with Chicago. Dawson said he thought officials would discuss the matter in detail before deciding. He told WMVP-AM in Chicago: "It was a little gut-wrenching for me to hear that, but it's their decision. I'm disappointed.''
in lawsuit against Steinbrenner
A U.S. district court judge dismissed a lawsuit filed in August by former Madison Square Garden president Robert Gutkowski against Yankees owner George Steinbrenner. Gutkowski was seeking $43 million, claiming that in 1996 he suggested the idea that became the YES Network and later was promised a leading role in running the network or compensation for the idea.
Judge Richard Sullivan found Gutkowski's claims "inadequately pleaded in numerous aspects."
Gutkowski's attorney, Neal Brickman, said he is analyzing whether to appeal. "It just doesn't seem right that Steinbrenner can make tens of millions of dollars off of Gutkowski's labors, promise to compensate him . . . and end up paying nothing because of a legal technicality," he said.
One of Gutkowski's legal challenges is he was not given specific or written promises. "The lesson to be learned is, don't trust your friends," Brickman said. "Get it in writing." SOCCERDonovan scores in Premier League
United States midfielder Landon Donovan scored his first Premier League goal as host Everton beat Sunderland, 2-0, in Liverpool, England. He is on a 10-week loan from Major League Soccer's Los Angeles Galaxy.
BUSINESSTiger No. 1 on Bloomberg list
Tiger Woods tops the Bloomberg BusinessWeek list of athletes based on earning potential, with companies saying he would have held the top spot even if his infidelity had become public earlier last year. LeBron James was second, followed by Phil Mickelson, Albert Pujols, Peyton Manning and Dwyane Wade. -