Bill Koch: MLB and the Players Association need to resolve money issues
Arte Moreno has a net worth of $3.3 billion.The principal owner of the Anaheim Angels is wealthy beyond our wildest dreams. Moreno could spend $1 million every day for the next three years and still have more than $2.2 billion to his name.It’s important we put this in context when we consider what’s to come in the next week. Major League Baseball’s owners and players will exchange financial proposals with the game’s immediate future at stake.Whether or not clubs take the field for a curtailed 2020 season depends on reaching some sort of agreement. Certain actions over the last week have helped...
The Providence Journal (Providence, R.I.)
Daydreaming of the next trip: An English village in Suffolk waits, unchanged
Walberswick, Suffolk, England: It’s a tiny village on the coast that checks off every requisite of the classic English hamlet — minus the murders solved by a clever vicar or spinsterly knitting instructor.Eighteenth-century homes. Garden walls whose concrete is studded with ancient shells from the beach. A ruined church. A grocery store with a big, red, circular mailbox outside. A village green where the summer fete is held, and two pubs, the Anchor and the Bell. The ale is crisp and fresh, made across the river in the larger seaside resort town of Southwold, home to an old lighthouse, a pier ...
Star Tribune (Minneapolis)
Cowboys QB Dak Prescott is easily worth his future contract extension so time to get this deal done
The Cowboys somehow don’t have the most important piece of their franchise locked up on a long-term deal.Despite having an extremely productive start to his career, Dak Prescott and the Cowboys don’t have a new deal in place that will ensure Prescott is the starting quarterback in Dallas for years to come. Whenever Prescott’s new deal is finished, he will likely be the new highest paid quarterback in the league with a deal worth around $35 million on an annual basis.The length of Prescott’s deal still has yet to be determined, but he is absolutely worth the contract that he is set to receive.P...
New York Daily News
Quentin Moore, the top 2021 JUCO tight end, verbally commits to UW Huskies
Jacob Sirmon and Quentin Moore have already shared a field.And soon, they’ll share a sideline.On Oct. 27, 2017, 247Sports national recruiting editor Brandon Huffman attended a high school football game between Bothell and Inglemoor to see Sirmon — who had already established himself as a four-star quarterback and University of Washington commit. Former Husky head coach Chris Petersen and offensive coordinator Jonathan Smith also were in attendance.And Sirmon didn’t disappoint. In a 41-14 victory, the Bothell bomber completed 19 of 23 passes for 289 yards with five touchdowns and zero intercept...
The Seattle Times
IndyCar returns to prime-time TV for its 2020 opener at Texas Motor Speedway
IndyCar is returning to prime-time television for the first time since 2013.The open-wheel racing circuit announced that its 2020 opening race, the Genesys 300 at Texas Motor Speedway on June 6, will be broadcast on NBC instead of NBCSN. National television coverage is scheduled to start at 7 p.m. with the race starting at 7:45 p.m.TMS was the site of IndyCar’s only other prime-time telecast — the Firestone 550 in June 2013 was aired on ABC with Helio Castroneves winning the race.“We’re pleased the daring nature and bold skills of IndyCar’s athletes will be displayed to a network prime-time au...
Fort Worth Star-Telegram
Jim Souhan: Tuned-in former Gopher Darrell Thompson expects U football to have even greater success
More than 30 years after finishing his football career at the University of Minnesota, Darrell Thompson remains the program’s leading rusher. His son plays receiver on the current team, and Thompson remains a radio analyst for Gophers games.As a former NFL player who runs a nonprofit mentoring program and works on behalf of NFL retirees in need, he views the Gophers program with a sense of realism. He’s been disappointed by former regimes.So when Minnesota hired P.J. Fleck as coach, Thompson remembers arming himself with a healthy skepticism.“I’ve been disappointed so many times, from the Viki...
Star Tribune (Minneapolis)
Michigan football may have its next star in commit Junior Colson; A 'jack-of-all-trades'
Perhaps the first defining moment of Junior Colson’s football career came during his freshman year at Ravenwood High School in Brentwood, Tennessee.At the time, Colson was already a big-bodied receiver who moved well for his size.His coach, Matt Daniels, noticed those physical attributes and had a thought: What if Colson played defense? Ravenwood was going to need help at linebacker the following season, and Colson had the athleticism and frame to be a star.“It wasn’t necessarily what he couldn’t do at receiver, but it was the potential that he could have helping our defense as a sophomore,” D...
Detroit Free Press
Heat's goal for potential NBA resumption? 'Hit the ground running'
Jimmy Butler is working himself into a West Coast lather that routinely is offered up for public consumption on social media.Back at AmericanAirlines Arena, the oxymoron of informal Miami Heat workouts are leaving their own trail of sweat.And if anybody isn’t fully getting the message, Udonis Haslem is only a phone call away.Yes, the back-to-work preparation is real, from coast to coast.“I definitely tell guys that we have this little period where we can go in and do these voluntary workouts, take advantage,” Haslem said during an appearance on ESPN’s Now or Never. “Hit the ground running. If ...
Sideline Chatter: It's a nice thought, but it seems off brand tip wasn't for Ocho Cinco dollars
Ever see a waitress do a touchdown dance?Former NFL receiver Chad Johnson left his server Catalina a $1,000 tip on his $37.40 bill after dining at Havana’s Cuban Cuisine in Cooper City, Florida — the football equivalent of a 160-point PAT.“Congrats on re-opening, sorry about the pandemic, hope this helps. I LOVE YOU,” Johnson wrote on the credit-card slip.———Headlines— At Fark.com: “Michigan governor says no full stadiums this fall. Or as the Lions call it: Sunday.”— At TheOnion.com: “Slideshow: 11 greatest sports moments made possible by PEDs.”———Football 101Bills defensive tackle Ed Oliver w...
The Seattle Times
Mac Engel: Retired Cowboy Travis Frederick lines up to take on his biggest opponent yet
Travis Frederick retired from football, and unlike so many ex-NFL players who eventually return, do not expect him to follow that same tired path most recently taken by Rob Gronkowski.The quarantine-style beard that is distinctly Travis Frederick is actually gone, and now the weight is coming off, too.“That’s the dream: To get skinny. I’ve started to make my moves. I was at 315 or 320, now I’m at 285. I’m on my way,” Frederick said on a call with me and Todd Archer of ESPN on Friday afternoon. “I do more cardio now. I don’t lift the heavy weights to maintain the level of strength. I am down a ...
Fort Worth Star-Telegram