Today in sports: FOX Saturdays are going to be sports heavy, Ozzie Guillen wisely has decided to apologize for saying he's a big, big Castro fan, and Bill Parcells is negotiating through the media again.
Attention sports fans and COPS fans: according to Sports Business Journal, Fox Sports' production teams were informed last week that the network is planning to "carry sports programming in prime time for 28 of the next 32 Saturday nights." The news essentially that means that fans of Fox's cops-and-sprinting-criminals show shouldn't hold their breath for first-run episodes in primetime until 2013. Per SBJ, Fox plans to air four NASCAR races, three UFC events, 13 college football games, and nine baseball games. And boom, that's it, that takes you to 2013. Where does the time go? [Sports Business Journal]
Florida Miami Marlins manager Ozzie Guillen -- who previously picked a fight with Sean Penn over his position that Hugo Chavez is a decent fella -- is going to fly back to Miami today, after the team's game against the Phillies, to apologize for comments he made about Fide Castro in an upcoming interview with Time magazine. Specifically, he's going to apologize for saying "I love Fidel Castro. He's a good guy." That seems wise. Not exactly the kind of sentiment that would go over terrifically in Miami. [South Florida Sun Sentinel]