LOGO OF THE DAY
For all who remember Chris Kontos, Kokusai Green and those first games at the Expo Hall, the 2012-13 season marks a special occasion. The Lightning unveiled a 20th anniversary logo, above, which the team will carry on its uniform, below the right shoulder, in the upcoming season.
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GIFT OF THE DAY
Message signed, smudged, delivered
Rays manager Joe Maddon had a parting gift Thursday for a heckling fan at Nationals Park: a personalized pine-tar smudged ball. Maddon was being heckled extensively by the fan, whom the Washington Post identified as Robin Ficker, well known in the D.C. area as a master heckler who used to be a regular at NBA games. Thursday, Ficker was on Maddon about Joel Peralta's pine tar issue, so Maddon answered with a gift. "I put a dab of pine tar on a ball and I wrote on it, Stick up for those you care (about).'' Maddon said. Ficker told the Post, "You have to love the fact that he's sensitive, but he has a good sense of humor.''
Marc Topkin, Times staff writer
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Patriots QB Tom Brady and wife Gisele have one child together. Another number was given Friday.