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The Dallas Cowboys waited long enough to see if Tony Romo was going to be their quarterback of the future. Last week Romo signed a six-year, $67 million contract, with $30 million in guaranteed money. Drew Bledsoe gave way to Romo last year against the Giants at halftime. A week later the Eastern Illinois product, who signed with the Cowboys as an undrafted free agent, got his first start. The Cowboys (6-1) are off to a hot start this season and now it’s time for Romo to earn what he will get.


The team with the most World Cup titles gets to have the tournament played in its home country. The soccer-crazy nation Brazil will play host to the 2014 World Cup. The last time the South American nation held the tournament was in 1950. It didn’t hurt to be the only candidate this time around. Brazil won the tournament on a unanimous vote the same day the 2011 Women’s world Cup was awarded to Germany. Brazil has 10 of the world’s largest soccer stadiums.


The New York Yankees have their man. After Joe Torre turned down a year contarct to manage the team shortly after the Yankees were eliminated from the playoffs the Yankees hired Joe Girardi. Girardi was named the 2006 NL Manager of the Year in 2006 with the Florida Marlins. Girardi reportedly signed a three-year deal for $7.5 million dollars.

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