Day 49 of the NHL lockout. There has been some new developments in the labour dispute. The league and the players resumed talks today after two weeks of silence and one day after the 2013 Winter Classic was canceled. I advise you, though, don't get exited. As we all know, things can change for the worse within 24 hours.
There was some OHL hockey action last night. The Guelph Storm came back from a 1-0 deficit in the third period to beat Oshawa 4-1.
I have a lot of baseball news today.
Cleveland has acquired Mike Aviles from my Blue Jays in exchange for reliever (believe me, the Jays need pitching), Esmil Rogers.
The Los Angeles Angels declined to extend a qualifying offer to Torii Hunter.
Milwaukee did not extend a qualifying offers to either Shaun Marcum or Francisco Rodriguez.
The New York Yankees have extended qualifying offers to Rafael Soriano, Hiroki Kuroda, and Nick Swisher.
Washington has made a qualifying offer to Adam LaRoach (who became a free agent this week) yesterday, but not to Edwin Jackson.
Tampa Bay made a one-year qualifying offer to B. J. Upton.
St. Louis have made free agent, Kyle Lohse a qualifying offer.
After the hockey game, I turned it over to the New York Knicks/Miami Heat game. It was no contest. The Knicks overpowered the Heat 104-84. Top scorer for the Heat was LeBron James with 23 pts, and for the Knicks it was Carmele Anthony with 30 pts.
Finally, Lee Westwood and Louis Oosthuizen are tied (-18) after three rounds of the WGC-HSBC Champions.