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Forbes drops Mets' value 13%

I'm off today, but the news marches on. Here is some stuff that might interest you:

Forbes' latest guesstimate on the value of the Mets is $747 million, down 13 percent from the widely quoted 2010 figure.

The Yankees are up six percent to $1.7 billion.

Derek Jeter had the top-selling jersey of 2010. A-Rod ranked ninth. No Mets in top 20.

The WSJ wrote a story here about the Yankees' emphasis on media relations training. I wrote something similar last summer.

Nick Charles will call the first bout on HBO's "Boxing After Dark" card Saturday.

My old Newsday pal Tim Layden, with whom I covered my first Final Four in 1991, writes here about last year's championship game and the field goal attempt that was inches away from being the most famous shot in college hoops history.

Michael Kay wore a Rangers jersey Tuesday after losing a bet to Don La Greca.

I asked ESPN's Jay Bilas about an hour ago about the beating he has taken for his Selection Sunday stance against VCU being included in the NCAAs.

The gist of it was that he stands by his comments, but praises VCU for how it has played.

"Performance in the tournament is different from selection, if that makes any sense," he said.

It does. I'll transcribe the rest of it when I get around to it. I'm going to go back to being off now. Thanks for reading.

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