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Spotlight on Vegas as Meetings begin

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Flying into Las Vegas, you can't miss the neon of the legendary strip and the ubiquitous construction cranes, clear reminders of the city's rapid expansion and seemingly boundless potential.

And for four days this week in Sin City, Major League Baseball's annual Winter Meetings will be held in the same spirit of fearless progress.

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Several top FAs likely to reject arbitration

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Dodgers left fielder Manny Ramirez, Red Sox catcher Jason Varitek and Mariners outfielder Raul Ibanez are among the free agents expected to reject arbitration and remain on the open market, major-league sources say.

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Cards roll Rams, earn 1st division title since '75

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The final seconds ticked away and the Arizona Cardinals weren't sure how to celebrate. After all, it's been 33 years since the franchise last won a division title.

''My coach was like, 'Act like you've been there before, act like you've been there before,''' defensive tackle Darnell Dockett said. ''I said 'Coach, I ain't been there before. I don't know how to act right now.'''

Kurt Warner threw for 279 yards, the defense scored twice and the Cardinals clinched the NFC West championship by beating the woeful St. Louis Rams 34-10 on Sunday.

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Tigers seal deal with Texas, get Laird

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he Tigers and Rangers have finished a deal that sends catcher Gerald Laird to Detroit for Minor League pitchers Guillermo Moscoso and Carlos Melo.

The Tigers and Reds had been among the most aggressive clubs in talks with Laird, whom the Rangers have been receptive to dealing given their abundance of younger catchers.

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Angels have agenda at Meetings

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The Angels, led by general manager Tony Reagins, have crossed state lines with their hands full, their ears and eyes wide open and their minds set on making moves to improve a club that has won American League West Division titles in four of the past five seasons.

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Is Wood too pricey for Tigers?

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For the Tigers, some serious roster issues and answers could begin to sort themselves out at this week's Winter Meetings.
The four-day session officially begins today at the Bellagio Hotel.

In terms of Detroit's agenda, president and general manager Dave Dombrowski must decide which of his priorities to attack first.

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White Sox shoot down trade rumors about Dye, Jenks

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The White Sox learned late Sunday night that free-agent shortstop Orlando Cabrera had declined the team's salary arbitration offer.

Assuming Cabrera signs elsewhere as a free agent, the Sox will receive two high draft picks in the 2009 amateur draft as compensation.

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