Upon further review ... baseball general managers like instant replay the way it is.
GMs failed to take a vote on expanding instant replay following a postseason filled with blown calls by umpires.
"I know there are some who have talked off line about the expansion of instant replay," said Jimmie Lee Solomon, executive vice president of baseball operations in the commissioner's office. "Right now, the commissioner doesn't see any reason to consider it."
Baseball began video review in August 2008 but only to determine whether potential home runs were fair or foul or cleared fences.
Any change for 2010 likely would be likely have to be instigated by commissioner Bud Selig, who repeatedly has said he's against widening the use of video review. While there was discussion, Solomon said "it was all confined to the current instant replay system that we have."
Pro football: Patriots sign LB Williams to practice squad
The New England Patriots have signed linebacker Thomas Williams to the practice squad.
The club says in a statement that Williams joins the eight-man practice squad after cornerback Kyle Arrington was promoted to the 53-man roster over the weekend.
The 6-foot-1, 237 pounds Williams was originally a fifth-round draft pick by Jacksonville out of USC in 2008. He appeared in six games for the Jaguars as a rookie.
Williams was waived by Jacksonville before the start of the season and spent time on the Seattle and Houston practice squads.
More pro football: McNair widow allowed to sell his restaurant
A Nashville judge has authorized the widow of retired NFL player Steve McNair to sell the restaurant he opened shortly before he was shot and killed.
Probate Court Judge Randy Kennedy this week cleared the sale of Gridiron9 by Mechelle McNair, administrator of the ex-player's estate.
According to court records, a potential buyer has come forward.
The judge denied an appeal by one of Steve McNair's business partners.
More pro football: Browns' Barton done for season
The Cleveland Browns have lost their leading tackler for the second time this season.
Eric Barton was placed on injured reserve with an unspecified injury, leaving the Browns without their two starting inside linebackers for the final eight games this season. D'Qwell Jackson suffered a season-ending shoulder injury that required surgery last month.
In announcing Barton was done for the year, the Browns did not reveal his injury or a timetable for his return. ESPN.com had previously reported that the 32-year-old Barton has a bulging disc in his neck and was contemplating surgery.
Pro baseball: Cuban 'not on the prowl' for Dodgers — or any team
Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban, who lost in a bid to purchase to the Chicago Cubs, apparently still has some interest in owning a Major League Baseball team.
Amid several reports that he'd be interested in buying the Los Angeles Dodgers, who are not for sale, Cuban says "if it's a perfect deal" he's interested.
The messy divorce of Dodgers owner Frank McCourt and his wife, Jamie, raises questions about the team's future.
But Cuban insisted before the Mavericks' game against Houston that he's "not on the prowl" to get a team.
"It's just one more business opportunity," Cuban said. "If it's the right deal, I'm going to do it. And if not, I'm not."
Pro basketball: Heat owner says he's confident Wade will stay
Rest a bit easier, Miami fans. Heat owner Micky Arison says he has "every indication" Dwyane Wade will be starring in South Florida for many years to come.
While acknowledging he was disappointed the Heat couldn't agree to a contract extension this past offseason with their franchise player, Arison quickly added he believes there are signs Wade won't be leaving when he gets the chance next summer.
"I have every indication from Dwyane this is where he wants to be," Arison said. "He loves Miami. He'd like to spend his whole career (here). But the reality is, I don't have a signature on a contract. Obviously, we talked about an extension this summer. I was disappointed that we couldn't come to an agreement, but that was Dwyane's right. He's worked hard to have his own flexibility.
More pro basketball: Iverson nowhere to be found
Former All-Star guard Allen Iverson wasn't around as the Memphis Grizzlies returned home after a disappointing 0-5 road trip to face the Portland Trail Blazers.
Iverson, an off-season signee, left the Grizzlies last weekend for personal reasons. He received permission from Memphis owner Michael Heisley for the extended leave and reportedly returned home to Atlanta.
Memphis coach Lionel Hollins addressed the issue in a lengthy interview before the Portland game and, he is approaching the situation as if he is not returning "because who knows how long it is going to be."
More pro basketball: No timetable set for McGrady's return
Tracy McGrady is closer to getting back on the court after microfracture surgery, but no timetable has been set for the seven-time All-Star's return to the Houston Rockets.
"He's been able to practice and doesn't have the pain he had last year," Rockets coach Rick Adelman said. "He still has a long ways to go as far as running the court and moving defensively."
There was an internet report Monday that McGrady, who had surgery on his left knee in February, planned to make his season debut Nov. 18 against Minnesota.
More pro basketball: Magic's Howard fined by NBA for comments on blog
Orlando Magic center Dwight Howard has been fined $15,000 by the NBA for publicly criticizing officials on his blog.
The comments were posted on Howard's blog after the Magic's loss to Detroit last week. Howard fouled out in the game after playing a little more than 16 minutes.
He wrote on his blog: "How can that be, ya'll? It was crazy. They called me for a charge on a flop, a push off when the defender was on me and two fouls on blocked shots."
College football: Cal RB Best resting at home after concussion
California star tailback Jahvid Best is resting at home following his frightening fall and concussion and the team has not talked about when he could possibly return to the football field.
"That's the furthest thing from our mind, when he's going to come back and play football," coach Jeff Tedford said. "The No. 1 concern is his health and his well-being. If he doesn't play again this year, so be it. We haven't even discussed that and will not discuss it until probably much later on."
The Golden Bears (6-3, 3-3 Pac-10) host No. 18 Arizona on Saturday before finishing the season with road games at Stanford on Nov. 21 and Washington on Dec. 5.
Best was injured in Saturday's 31-14 loss to Oregon State when he hurdled a defender at the end of a 7-yard touchdown run in the second quarter. Best vaulted into the air over Oregon State safety Cameron Collins and then was bumped even higher by another defender before falling on his back and head from about 8 feet in the air.
Best's helmet came off on impact and he briefly lost consciousness, dealing a chilling scare to his teammates.
More college football: Ole Miss head wants song halted over South chant
The University of Mississippi's first-year chancellor followed through on a promise and asked the band to stop playing a pep song because some fans are chanting "the South will rise again" at the end of the medley.
"Here at the University of Mississippi, there must be no doubt that this is a warm and welcoming place for all," Dan Jones wrote in a letter to the university community. "We cannot even appear to support those outside our community who advocate a revival of racial segregation. We cannot fail to respond."