What an MLB source said about the D-backs’ trade haul for Greinke Didn’t we just endure a full off-season and then another16 games of a “quarterback controversy” here in Arizona?But rumors never stop in sports, especially when formerNFL executives spark them on national television. Charley Casserly, a former front office guru with theWashington Redskins and Houston Texans, and now an analystwith CBS Sports, dropped the “Peyton Manning to Cardinals”bomb during a Sunday telecast. He’s also not sure that the Colts will be so anxious tocut Manning either. “I just have a hard time believing that he won’t be inIndianapolis regardless of who their pick is or who theycan get,” Warner said. “I don’t think anybody wants to bethe guy that lets Peyton Manning go if he can playfootball the way he’s always played football.” Nevada officials reach out to D-backs on potential relocation With the fuse lit, it’s time to project. Former Cardinals quarterback Kurt Warner joined Burns andGambo on Arizona Sports 620 Monday, and did just that.“Nothing against Kevin Kolb or John Skelton and all thoseguys, but if you get a chance to get Peyton Manning, andyou can pull that off, you get Peyton Manning because he’sa once-in-a-lifetime type guy,” Warner said.“He’s a special player, and if you add him to LarryFitzgerald and the defense that they have here and maybe acouple other pieces around him, and it could be special.”Manning, of course, didn’t take a snap this season aftersigning a 5-year, $90 million contract and undergoing twoneck surgeries. The Colts may be interested in cuttingthe 4-time MVP because they own the top pick in thisyear’s NFL Draft, and Stanford quarterback Andrew Luck isconsidered the most intriguing QB prospect since Manninghimself entered the league in 1998.While intrigued, Warner was careful not to get too caughtup in Casserly’scomments.“It sounds like it’s all speculation right now, so I don’tthink you jump too far down that road or on that bandwagonright now,” he said. D-backs president Derrick Hall: Franchise ‘still focused on Arizona’ Comments Share Cardinals expect improving Murphy to contribute right away Top Stories
Ajit PaiFCC Chairman Ajit Pai is reportedly drawn up plans to reverse net neutrality rules, in favour of letting ISPs in the US voluntarily agree to maintain an open internet.According to a Reuters report, Pai met with major telecoms trade groups to discuss the preliminary plan this week, with a view to rolling back the tough net neutrality laws brought in by the Obama administration.According to the report, which cites three people briefed in the meeting, Pai wants internet providers to voluntarily agree to not obstruct or slow consumer access to the web, and to commit to this in writing and include it in their terms of service.The plan to overturn the existing net neutrality rules could be unveiled later this month and face a vote in May or June, according to Reuters.In February 2015 the FCC reclassified broadband providers as telecommunication services under Title II of the US Federal Communications Act, subjecting them to stronger regulation.However, the FCC’s Open Internet Order modified the meaning of that classification to avoid “utility-style burdensome regulation that would harm investment,” then-FCC chairman Tom Wheeler said at the time.The rules were designed to ban paid prioritisation so that “’fast lanes’ will not divide the internet into ‘haves’ and ‘have nots’,” added Wheeler.At the time Pai condemned the FCC’s “overreach” and compared the US experience of broadband favourably to Europe, “where broadband is generally regulated as a public utility” and fewer people have access to high-speed services.Fast forward to March this year, Pai, in his new role as FCC chair, used a speech at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona to promise a return to a “light-touch approach to regulation”, claiming the FCC has made clear mistakes in the past two years.Pai – who was appointed by Trump to lead the US media and telecoms regulator in late January – said that the US is now in the process of returning to the style of regulation that produced “tremendous innovation and investment” throughout the internet ecosystem.“It is evident that the FCC made a mistake,” he said in reference to the 2015 rules. “Our new approach injected tremendous uncertainty into the broadband market and uncertainty is the enemy of growth.”Republican Pai has been an FCC commissioner since 2012.