The most encouraging news on the NFL lockout to date, the NFL owners have voted to approve the proposed collective bargaining agreement. The owners voted overwhelmingly to pass it with a 31-0 vote. The Raiders abstained, should we even be surprised that Al Davis was the one who abstained? Players have not seen this bargaining agreement and are expected to vote today. We will see what happens and try not to get too excited until this whole thing is over. More here.
Placido Polanco received injections in his back yesterday. Oswalt had a “great” bullpen session on Tuesday at Wrigley. Bad news for Joe Blanton as his injured elbow has not improved. More here.
Kevin Kolb has had throwing sessions during the lockout at Arizona State University with Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald. Kolb also has been looking at real estate in Arizona. Could this be a sign that a deal to Arizona is on the horizon? More here.
Lawrence Frank is expected to be named the new head coach of the Detroit Pistons. He spent last season as an assistant coach to Doc Rivers in Boston. Previously, Frank was 225-241 in almost seven seasons as head coach of the New Jersey Nets. More here.