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  • During the lockout, he said he asked Sanchez—whom he referred to as the franchise's "golden goose"—if he knew whether team officials planned to make an effort to re-sign him.

    Sanchez Willing to Rework Contract

  • Just before the Twins moved into Target Field, there was a lot of talk about the team's home-field advantage in the Metrodome, where it won the franchise's two World Series titles in 1987 and 1991 and five of the last seven American League Central Division titles.

    American League Team Notes

  • Put it this way: In the franchise's 88-year history before the current postseason, the Cardinals won two playoff games.

    NFL Replay: Wild playoffs turn front-runners into has-beens

  • Fitzgerald broke the franchise's postseason record for receiving yards -- in the first half.

    NFL Replay: Wild playoffs turn front-runners into has-beens

  • It has grown 4 percent in total viewership and 7 percent in the demo over Season 11 — and Season 12 is wrapping up the franchise's most-watched ever.

    Ratings: The Bachelorette Is Back, But It’s No Dancing

  • Before joining the Yankees this season, Chavez had spent the first 13 years of his career with the Oakland A's, where general manager Billy Beane popularized the then-nascent philosophy that a manager was little more than a middle man or facilitator for a franchise's front office.

    How Much Credit Does He Deserve?

  • He'd already accepted congratulations from the franchise's managing general partner, Hal Steinbrenner, and its general manager, Brian Cashman.

    How Much Credit Does He Deserve?

  • The emotional Harbaugh provided a warm moment in what had been one of the coldest and most hostile postseason environments as he and his players celebrated the franchise's first victory in six tries against the once-proud New England Patriots, a shockingly easy 33-14 wild-card rout.

    Statement win: Could beating Patriots fuel deep Ravens run?

  • A former broadcaster on Monday Night Football, Gifford prefers the franchise's coverage during the ABC years.

    'MNF' alum Gifford not a huge fan of modern NFL broadcasting

  • SEASON HIGHLIGHT: It had nothing to do with wins or losses and everything to do with the possible retirement of the franchise's face.

    Dallas Stars Team Report

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