|STORY OF THE DAY!|
Sacramento wants to show it's ready to roll
| While efforts by David Beckham's group to find land for a soccer stadium in Miami appear to have hit another hit roadblock, Sacramento's MLS bid got a boost as preliminary plans for a stadium in the
California capital's downtown railcards were released ahead of Tuesday's vote by city council on a term sheet outlining the timing and financing of the stadium project. The proposed MLS group will
finance the $180 million cost of the stadium; the public's contribution (city, state and federal) to the work on the site was put at $46 million. |
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|WHAT THEY'RE SAYING|
|'We used to go to movies, have cups of tea, strange things you do when you are trying not to drink and find ways to fill the days. Angela went out and bought him the most expensive set of golf clubs
from the local golf club -- Pings -- God knows why. It quickly became apparent that Best's sporting talent did not extend to the fairways of the Bay Area."|
-- Chris Dangerfield on his former Los Angeles Aztecs and San Jose Earthquakes teammate, the late George Best, who battled alcoholism and died 10
years ago. Dangerfield settled in San Jose and married Best's wife Angie's sister and is now the MLS Earthquakes' color commentator. (Daily