Texas Rangers general manager John Hart reacts during a news conference about the proposed trade that would have sent Alex Rodriguez to Boston for the Red Sox' Manny Ramirez at The Ballpark in Arlington, Texas, Thursday evening, Dec. 18, 2003. Just hours after commissioner Bud Selig ended talks to restructure Rodriguez' $252 million contract Thursday, the Red Sox said Manny Ramirez would not be sent to Texas for the AL MVP.
Steam rises from the breath of Kobe Bryant, background, as he and his legal team arrive in freezing temperatures at the courthouse in Eagle, Colo., on Friday, Dec. 19, 2003, for a motions hearing in Bryant's sexual assault trial. Attorney at bottom right is Pamela Mackey. Unidentified man in front is security for Bryant.
Chicago Cubs left fielder Moises Alou's arm is seen reaching into the stands, at right, unsuccessfully for a foul ball against the Florida Marlins, as fan Steve Bartman deflects the ball, at top, in the eighth inning during Game 6 of the National League championship series in this Oct. 14, 2003 file photo, at Wrigley Field in Chicago. The baseball in the infamous "fan in the stands" play that some feel cost the Chicago Cubs a World Series slot was sold Friday, Dec. 19, 2003 for more than $100,000, according to an Internet auction house.