Cliff Lee Press Conference

December 15, 2010 by staff 

Cliff Lee Press Conference, Brewer’s general manager Doug Melvin seemed to downplay the interest of the club at the press conference Shaun Marcum on Tuesday, but they are still alive. However, expect lots of competition. The Twins and Nationals are the most often mentioned in connection with Pavano, while the Rangers could emerge as a contender now that Cliff Lee has signed with the Phillies
It took a while, but Michael Jordan is finally a member of the North Carolina Hall of Fame Sports.

Jordan, who grew up in Wilmington, NC, starred at the University of North Carolina, became a six-time NBA champion and owner of the Charlotte Bobcats, was inducted Tuesday at halftime of the match his team against the Toronto Raptors.

Jordan, a member of the Basketball Hall of Fame, was elected to the hotel from his home state in 1993. But he never had time to attend an induction ceremony in Raleigh. Thus, the room came to him. Jordan came on the court after a video tribute to the retired North Carolina coach Dean Smith. It was a rare public appearance for Smith after being announced earlier this year, it is memory loss.

In a brief statement, Jordan said it was “really happy” to join the 274-room members. Many members, including former North Carolina State star player Basketball David Thompson and Atlantic Coast Conference Commissioner John Swofford attended the ceremony.

“Every time I put on that uniform, North Carolina, Chicago, Washington itself, I knew that I represent my state, the people of North Carolina,” Jordan said an enthusiastic crowd. “I Thanks, Charlotte. Thank you, North Carolina. ”

* Dealing with Lee Phils starts with 11 million and 2011: Cliff Lee begins his 120 million, a five-year contract with the Philadelphia Phillies next season with a relatively modest 11 million salary.

Including an option for 2016, the case could be useful and 135 million for six seasons, according to contract information obtained by The Associated Press Tuesday. His salary is increasing to 21.5 million in 2012 and increases to 25 million in each of the following three seasons. There is an option for 2016 and 27.5 million with$ 12.5 million redemption. For the option to become guaranteed, Lee is located in 2015 of 200 sleeves or 400 rounds in 2014 and 2015, and must also not finished the 2015 season on the disabled list due to left shoulder or elbow injury .

* Puerto Rico seeks help Pitino to reach the Olympics: The president of the Federation of Puerto Rico’s basketball, said the national team is in “very advanced discussions” with Rick Pitino Louisville on coaching the club in pre -Olympic qualifying next summer. Federation president Carlos Beltran J. said Tuesday the team hopes Pitino will coach at the pre-Olympic qualifying tournament in Argentina in August.

* MLB union: End of the “great victory” drug case: After the end of a seven-year legal fight, the head of the players’ union baseball “welcomed a decision that federal agents had illegally seized the results tests and samples of what was supposed to be an anonymous survey of 2003.

Union head Michael Weiner said Tuesday in a statement “This is an important victory for our members.”

Local brief

* CP softball player signs with Ferris St.: Crown Point Allison Amodeo has signed a national letter of intent in 2012 to play softball for Division II Ferris State in Big Rapids, Michigan Amodeo also plays travel ball for the Hawks Homer 18-U Gold Homer Glen, Illinois

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