Major League Baseball granted the Pirates permission for everyone to don No. 21 last week, then extended it to all Puerto Rican-born players. Detroit pitcher Joe Jimenez and Milwaukee hurler Alex Claudio were among the Puerto Rican major leaguers who took part in the celebration. Clemente’s family and the team he represented are hoping the league will one day honor Clemente by retiring his number across all of MLB as it did for Robinson’s No. 42 in 1997. … [Read more...] about Pirates, MLB honor Roberto Clemente
“We have already been in communication with the Nationals regarding what transpired during today’s game, and we will speak with the umpiring crew today,” MLB said in a statement. “We will expect Joe West’s crew to provide a full account of their perspective, and we will follow up with them accordingly.” … [Read more...] about Out of the box: Umpires eject Nationals GM Rizzo from luxury suite
Then the coronavirus pandemic prompted the cancellation of the 2020 minor league season in June. The NAPBL said at the time that more than half of its 160 teams were in danger of failing without government assistance or private equity injections, changing the calculus of the PBA talks. … [Read more...] about Minor League president retires amid contraction talks
Premier League 2020-21: The Opta numbers that show why Liverpool will be so tough to dethrone … [Read more...] about Premier League 2020-21: What might be next for Liverpool after ending 30-year title drought?
That asking price could be a real issue. In the past the Celtics have demanded a top 20 type of player in return for Rondo — or a boatload of picks — and even if they bring that price down some in an effort to get a deal done, how much are teams really going to surrender for a player that can walk at the end of the season? Teams can try to make a handshake deal with Rondo about staying wherever he gets traded, but still because he could bolt teams are not likely to give up key pieces. … [Read more...] about Report: Celtics now more willing to trade Rajon Rondo