Today in sports: A middle school yearbook featuring the Knicks guard can be yours now for only $4,800, Billy Beane signs Cuban defector Yoenis Cespedes, and former NFL wide receiver Randy Moss announces plans for a comeback.
Former NFL wide receiver Randy Moss announced Monday -- his 35th birthday, coincidentally -- that he's planning an NFL comeback. That's good news for those teams in the market fo acquire a mercurial but explosively talented veteran receiver. Moss made the announcement via a UStream.TV video in which he also held a bag full of his own hair. (At least he said it was his own hair.) Moss retired following the 2010 season. [PFT]
Liverpool striker Luis Suarez apologized yesterday for refusing to shake hands with Manchester United's Patrice Evra prior to kickoff Saturday following "direct intervention" by Tom Werner and John Henry, the leaders of Fenway Sports Group, the American investment group that runs both Liverpool and the Boston Red Sox. Suarez's apology came after a blistering New York Times piece calling on Werner and Henry to "repair [Liverpool's] global image fast." (It should be noted that as of September, The New York Times Company owned 7% of Fenway Sports Group.) The apology from Suarez -- who in December was suspended eight games following an incident where he yelled a racial slur at Evra -- also didn't stop British Culture Secretary Jeremy Hunt from announcing plans to meet with Prime Minister David Cameron to discuss the issue of racism in soccer later in the month. On Monday, Standard Chartered -- the company that pays a reported $31.5 million a year to sponsor Liverpool's jerseys -- announced in a statement they were "very disappointed" with the incident and had already "discussed our concerns with the club." [The Telegraph]