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Owner confident deal will be finalized

Updated: May 13, 2011, 10:03 PM ET
Associated Press

HOUSTON -- Houston Astros owner Drayton McLane is "very confident" he will be able to complete the sale of his team to businessman Jim Crane but said Friday they are still working on finalizing the deal.

"You just keep working through them until you resolve all the problems," McLane said. "We've had an agreement in principle for a couple of weeks. It just takes time to finish the agreement."

McLane purchased the team in November 1992 for about $117 million. He put the franchise up ...

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