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Talk of the Kings moving to Seattle...NHL owners approve deal...A big no from the baseball writers

Wednesday - 1/9/2013, 8:50pm  ET

SEATTLE (AP) -- There is talk once again of Seattle getting a new NBA team. Investor Chris Hansen has contacted the Maloof (mah-LOOF') family about buying the Sacramento Kings, with an eye on possibly moving them to Seattle. The Kings' future in Sacramento has been uncertain because the Maloofs and the city haven't been able to come up with a long-term arena solution.

NEW YORK (AP) -- The NHL has approved the labor agreement with the players. NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman secured unanimous ownership support today for the pending labor deal, and then apologized to everyone hurt by the long lockout. The league's board of governors met in a Manhattan hotel and approved the agreement that was reached early Sunday on the 113th day of the lockout.

NEW YORK (AP) --For the first time since 1996 the baseball writers have failed to elect a player to the Hall of Fame. The list of names available for 2013 was impressive, but included several players tainted by the stain of performance enhancing drugs. The induction ceremony is scheduled for July 28 and will include former Yankees owner Jacob Ruppert (ROO'-purt), umpire Hank O'Day and catcher Deacon White, who were chosen last month by the 16-member panel considering individuals from the era before integration in 1946.

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The surgeon that operated today on Washington quarterback Robert Griffin III says he conducted what he called "a direct repair" of the lateral collateral ligament and "a redo of his previous ACL reconstruction." In short, orthopedist Dr. James Andrews says it's "everyone's hope and belief" that the Griffin will be ready for the 2013 season.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- The Carolina Panthers have a new general manager. They have announced the hiring of New York Giants senior pro personnel analyst David Gettleman. The 61-year old spent 13 seasons with the Giants as their director of pro personnel prior to taking over last year as the senior pro personnel analyst.

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