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Selig considering reinstating Rose

Baseball commissioner Bud Selig confirmed Thursday that he is actively considering Pete Rose's application for reinstatement. Selig wouldn't put a timetable on a decision, but his remarks after a speech to sports business executives were his most detailed public statements on Rose since he met with the career hits leader Nov. 25. Rose agreed to a lifetime ban in August 1989 after an investigation of his gambling and applied for reinstatement in September 1997. Until last fall, Selig repeatedly said he saw no reason to alter the punishment that Rose accepted from commissioner A. Bartlett Giamatti. "Bart gave Pete the right to apply for reinstatement," Selig said. "I kept it on my desk for 5{ years. I think it was time to at least consider that." As long as Rose is banned, he is ineligible for the Hall of Fame ballot. Baseball officials have said Selig doesn't intend to make a decision for opening day.

OUT OF BOUNDS

Delusions of grandeur

Colin Yuhl, a student at UCLA, said in a column in the Daily Bruin that the players on last season's men's basketball team had "more talent than Maryland had last year" and were "as good a team as Arizona has this year." Someone probably should tell the Terps the wrong team hoisted the national championship trophy.

QUESTION OF THE DAY

Which team won the first Big 12 tournament?

Answer below.

QUOTABLE

"Some of those guys were in games I played in _ or sat in. This has got to be a first, letting a guy like me in there."

_ BOB UECKER

longtime Brewers announcer chosen for induction into baseball's Hall of Fame

ANSWER

Kansas beat Missouri 87-60 in the 1997 tournament.

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