Alex Rodriguez, entering the final year of his deal with ESPN, is expected to remain in his current analyst role on the “Sunday Night Baseball” broadcast team, but he could be the only holdover from the current crew next season. Andrew Marchand of the New York Post reports that ESPN is considering breaking up the three-person team of Rodriguez, play-by-play man Matt Vasgersian and fellow analyst Jessica Mendoza, according to sources with knowledge of the network’s deliberations. The likelihood of the trio returning next season is viewed as 70% likely, according to one source.Mendoza is “highly valued” by ESPN, not only for her talent but also for her “trailblazing role” on the national broadcast team, the report notes. Should ESPN decide to remove Mendoza from the “Sunday Night Baseball” crew, the expectation is she would move on to another prominent role with the network.Vasgersian, like Rodriguez, is set to enter the last year of … [Read more...] about A-Rod safe, but ESPN may break up ‘Sunday Night Baseball’ team
By Grant Marek Published 9:02 am PDT, Tuesday, October 15, 2019 LeBron James #23 of the Los Angeles Lakers reacts during the match against the Brooklyn Nets during a preseason game as part of 2019 NBA Global Games China at Shenzhen Universiade Center on October 12, 2019 in Shenzhen, Guangdong, China. less LeBron James #23 of the Los Angeles Lakers reacts during the match against the Brooklyn Nets during a preseason game as part of 2019 NBA Global Games China at Shenzhen Universiade Center on October 12, 2019 in ... more Photo: Zhong Zhi, Getty Images Photo: Zhong Zhi, Getty Images Image 1 of / 3 Caption Close Image 1 of 3 LeBron James #23 of the Los Angeles Lakers reacts during the match against the Brooklyn Nets during a preseason game as part of 2019 NBA Global Games China at … [Read more...] about LeBron James mocks Warriors rookie during Lakers’ preseason win
Ralph D. Russo, Ap College Football Writer Updated 11:10 am CDT, Tuesday, October 15, 2019 LSU quarterback Joe Burrow, who is on a record-breaking pace during the first half of the season, and Wisconsin running back Jonathan Taylor highlight The Associated Press midseason All-America team released Tuesday. No. 2 LSU, No. 6 Wisconsin and No. 12 Oregon each placed three players on the first team, tying for the most of any school on the team presented by Regions Bank. Burrow, whose 79.6% completion rate would be an NCAA record if he can keep it up, is joined on the first team by Tigers defensive backs Grant Delpit and freshman Derek Stingley. Taylor, who leads the nation with 18 touchdowns, is joined by Badgers center Tyler Biadasz and linebacker Zack Baun. Oregon has two first-team offensive lineman in tackle Penei Sewell and guard Shane Lemieux, plus tight end Jacob Breeland, who was lost for the season to an injury in his last game. No. 4 Ohio State placed a total of … [Read more...] about AP Midseason All-America Team: Burrow, Taylor lead 1st team
The Philadelphia Phillies appear to be intent on hiring a manager with experience after they decided to move on from Gabe Kapler last week, and Dusty Baker could be one of the favorites to land the job. Baker is scheduled to interview with the Phillies on Wednesday, and Jon Heyman of Fancred says he still has Bryce Harper’s endorsement from when they were both with the Washington Nationals. That could give him an edge over other big-name candidates like Joe Girardi and Buck Showalter. … [Read more...] about Dusty Baker a leading candidate for Phillies manager job?
The Associated Press Updated 10:58 am CDT, Tuesday, October 15, 2019 As part of its celebration of its 100th season, the NFL is designating a Game of the Week, each chosen to highlight a classic matchup. For this week, it is the Packers-Raiders game. To mark each Game of the Week, the AP will be reprinting its story of a classic matchup in the rivalry. The following is the story from the 2003 meeting between the teams on the day after Brett Favre's father passed away, first published on Dec. 23, 2003, and written by AP Sports Writer Greg Beacham. Favre deals with grief by playing heavy heart out By GREG BEACHAM AP Sports Writer OAKLAND (AP) — Brett Favre dealt with the grief in the best way he could imagine. He played his heavy heart out. Favre passed for 399 yards and four touchdowns a day after his father's death, moving into second place in NFL history for career TD passes while leading the Green Bay Packers to a 41-7 victory over the Oakland Raiders on … [Read more...] about NFL AT 100-AP Was There-Packers-Raiders 2003