Browns keep ticket prices at same level
CLEVELAND -- The Cleveland Browns are not raising their season-ticket prices for 2013.
The team said Monday that ticket prices will not increase for the fifth straight year, the second-longest streak in the league. Also, the Browns said the average cost of a game ticket is the second-lowest in the NFL.
Browns CEO Joe Banner praised Cleveland fans for their "tremendous loyalty over the years" and the club was rewarding that faith by keeping its tickets affordable.
The team also said fans looking to purchase additional season tickets would not have to buy a PSL (personal seat license) for the new seats at FirstEnergy Stadium.
Browns president Alec Scheiner said the team is committed to improving the game-day experience, which will include a significant upgrade in cellphone service beginning this season.
NRA title sponsor for NASCAR Sprint Cup race in Texas
FORT WORTH, Texas -- The National Rifle Association is taking its relationship with racing to a new level as the title sponsor of a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race.
Texas Motor Speedway announced Monday that its April 13 race, the first night race on the Cup schedule this season, will be known as the NRA 500. It is a one-year agreement with a renewal option.
TMS president Eddie Gossage said the NRA has been involved in racing for several years and a generous supporter of Speedway Children's Charities, donating more than $500,000 to the charity's Texas chapter since 2000.
"This race entitlement is just another extension of that business relationship," Gossage said. "We look forward to another successful partnership with the NRA for our April race week."
This is not the NRA's first title sponsorship in NASCAR. The group sponsored a Nationwide race last September at Atlanta, which like Texas is owned by Speedway Motorsports Inc.
Yankees GM Cashman breaks leg skydiving
TAMPA, Fla. -- Yankees general manager Brian Cashman broke his right leg and dislocated the ankle while skydiving in Florida.
Cashman jumped with the U.S. Army Golden Knights in a plane from Homestead Air Reserve Base outside Miami, a fundraiser for the Wounded Warrior Project. He was hurt on his second jump Monday.
The Yankees said X-rays at Homestead Hospital revealed a broken fibula and dislocated ankle. Cashman was scheduled for surgery later in the day with Dr. Dominic Carreira at Broward Health Medical Center.
"I'm in great spirits, and it was an awesome experience," Cashman said in a statement. "The Golden Knights are first class. While I certainly didn't intend to raise awareness in exactly this fashion, I'm extremely happy that the Wounded Warrior Project is getting the well-deserved additional attention."
The 45-year-old, who has been the team's GM since February 1998, also has rappelled down a 350-foot, 22-story building in Stamford, Conn., in an elf's costume the past two Decembers as part of the town's "Heights and Lights" celebration.
Cano's father: Robinson will be Yankee for life
TAMPA, Fla. -- Robinson Cano's father says he expects the New York Yankees to re-sign their All-Star second baseman rather than let him leave through free agency after the season.
Jose Cano says he hopes Robinson will spend his entire career in New York. Jose thinks his son will get a six- or seven-year contract.
The 29-year-old Cano can become a free agent for the first time in his career after the World Series ends.