Wakeup Call: If Peyton's not great, neither is Denver

Wakeup Call: If Peyton's not great, neither is Denver
December 13, 2013, 9:00 am
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Here's your wakeup call -- a combination of newsworthy and/or interesting tidbits -- for Friday, December 13:

BASEBALL

  • Robinson Cano "didn't feel respect" from the Yankees -- and you can see why, as they only offered him seven years and $175 million -- so now he's a Mariner. (AP)

  • Yes, the guy the Rangers took in the Rule 5 draft is that Russell Wilson. (AP)

  • Joba Chamberlain gets a fresh start in Detroit. (AP)

  • As does Fausto Carmona -- I mean, Roberto Hernandez -- in Philadelphia. (CSN Philly)

  • Not everyone in the Delaware Valley thinks the Phils should dump Jonathan Papelbon. CSN's Corey Seidman lays out the pro-Pap position. (CSN Philly)

  • Mate McLouth moves down Route 95 from Baltimore to Washington. (AP)

  • Say what you will about the wussification of baseball. But to the folks in charge, the decision to ban home-plate collisions was a no-brainer. (AP)

COLLEGE FOOTBALL

CYCLING

GOLF

HOCKEY

PRO BASKETBALL

PRO FOOTBALL

SOCCER

  • Jurgen Klinsmann doesn't haven't to worry that a poor showing in the World Cup will endanger his job, as he's agreed to a contract extension as U.S. coach though 2018. (AP via Yahoo! Sports)

  • Pro Soccer Talk's Mike Prindiville is pretty excited that Bayern Munich -- or, in his words, "Bayern freaking Munich!" -- will be the MLS opponent in next year's All-Star Game. (NBC's Pro Soccer Talk)