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At This Hour 9pm: Cowboys New Kicker, Umpires Negotiate, Yankees Taxed

Shaun Schisam

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Give It A Shot

The Dallas Cowboys signed kicker Shaun Suisham on Monday to replace the struggling Nick Folk. Suisham was released by the Washington Redskins on December 8, 2009 after making 18-of-21 (85.7%) field goal attempts. For his career he is 85-of-107 for 79.4%. Suisham played in 16 games for the Redskins in 2007 (29-of-35) and 2008 (26-of-36) and 12 games in 2009 prior to his release on December 8. Suisham's first game as a Cowboy will come against his former team next week.

Umpire

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Hoping For More

According to sources speaking on the condition of anonymity, Major League Baseball and its umpires are nearing agreement on a new deal that could be reached as quickly as Tuesday. Management has been hoping to gain additional flexibility on post-season assignments allowing umpires to work the World Series in consecutive seasons. In response to several missed calls during the playoffs MLB designated an all-veteran crew of six umpires in this year's World Series.

New York Yankees Celebration

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A Price For Success

Winning comes at a cost. For the seventh consecutive season the New York Yankees have been penalized for exceeding the MLB payroll limit. The team will pay the luxury tax of nearly $25.69 million. The Bronx Bombers are the only team penalized this season and must pay the commissioner by Jan. 31.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.