“Take me out to the ballgame,” the old song goes. Americans, however, may have been too busy channel surfing to do that this year.
Television, it turns out, was where Americans turned to satisfy their craving for sports in the recession-plagued year of 2009.
By EDDIE PELLS, AP National Writer
, December 24, 2009
PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Pirates are discussing contract extensions with shortstop Jack Wilson and NL All-Star second baseman Freddy Sanchez, although no signing appears imminent and either or both could be traded before the season ends.
COLMAR, France (AP) — Lance Armstrong stayed in third place after a wet and chilly ride Friday and lost a crucial ally for the rest of the Tour de France when teammate Levi Leipheimer withdrew because of a broken wrist.
The 13th stage from Vittel to Colmar, won by Germany’s Heinrich Haussler, was less secure for riders Julian Dean and Oscar Freire: they were lightly injured by shots from a suspected air rifle from the roadside.
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