Yankees owner George Steinbrenner died Tuesday morning of a massive heart attack. According to The New York Daily News, Steinbrenner died at approximately 6:30 a.m. in Tampa.
Steinbrenner's family issued the following statement: "It is with profound sadness that the family of George M. Steinbrenner III announces his passing. He passed away this morning in Tampa, Fla., at age 80."
Steinbrenner, who had been the Yankees owner since 1973, saw New York win 11 American League pennants and seven World Series titles under his leadership. He had given his sons, Hal and Hank, day-to-day control of the team in 2007. For more, click here.
The fallout from the LeBron James situation continues. Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert, fresh off his $100,000 fine from the league, talked over the weekend about his website rant. The Heat are enjoying life as the most envied/reviled team in the NBA. And Isiah Thomas reportedly is trying to work his way back in with the Knicks, following his inclusion by the team in its free agent activities. Get caught up on all these stories at Tuesday's Morning Mashup.
According to a report in the Boston Herald, the agent for point guard Nate Robinson said his client could reach an agreement to return to the Celtics by the end of the week. "Things are going well," said Robinson's agent, Aaron Goodwin. "We're just trying to get something worked out. But both parties are talking." The report also goes on to state that, according to a source, the Celtics offered Tony Allen the same $3 million annual rate presented by Memphis, but, unlike the Grizzlies, were unwilling to go to a third year. For more Celtics coverage go the team page at weei.com/celtics.
ANAHEIM -- According to a source familiar with the situation, third baseman Adrian Beltre and the Red Sox haven't had any talks about a new deal that would guarantee that the first-time All-Star would remain in Boston beyond this season. Beltre can become a free agent after the 2010 season. He is currently on a one-year, $9 million contract that includes a $5 million player option for '11 that can be bumped up to $10 million with 640 plate appearances. Beltre currently has 349 plate appearances in 85 games.
By all accounts, the Red Sox also haven't dived into talks with any of their other potential free agent, middle-of-the-order hitters -- David Ortiz or Victor Martinez -- regarding contract extensions, thus far. WEEI.com also reported Monday that Clay Buchholz, who won't hit arbitration until after the '11 season, hasn't begun talks with the Sox regarding a potential extension.
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