Category: Sport

Must-Click Link: Your ballpark beer guide to the 2020 season

I’ve had the pleasure of hanging out with Eno Sarris of The Athletic a few times and while he is a great many things — a writer, an analyst, a husband, a dad, and a sandwich innovator and aficionado (really) — if you asked me to tell you the first thing about him that popped […]

Kris Bryant to bat leadoff for Cubs

Cubs manager David Ross will bat third baseman Kris Bryant in the leadoff spot to start the 2020 season, MLB.com’s Jordan Bastian reports. As Bastian notes, the Cubs have used 17 different hitters in the leadoff spot since the start of the 2017 season, so the club is looking for some stability atop the lineup. […]

Don’t let Rob Manfred pass the buck

Yesterday morning, in Ken Rosenthal’s article, Rob Manfred made it pretty clear what his aim is at the moment: throw blame on the union for the sign stealing scandal getting to the place it is. It was clear in both his words and Rosenthal’s words, actually: “In fairness, Manfred was not alone in failing to […]

Jesús Aguilar, Brian Goodwin, and Aledmys Díaz win arbitration cases

ESPN’s Jeff Passan reports that the players picked up three arbitration victories thanks to Jesús Aguilar, Brian Goodwin, and Aledmys Díaz. Each player was arbitration-eligible for the first time. The players have now won four of 10 arbitration cases thus far. Historically, teams have won the majority of arbitration cases and that continues to be […]

Barcelona sign Martin Braithwaite

Barcelona says it has signed Denmark forward Martin Braithwaite to help fill its injury-depleted attack. Barcelona said on Thursday it agreed to pay the 18 million euros ($19.4 million) buyout clause in Braithwaite’s contract with Spanish league rival Leganes. Barcelona was granted permission to sign a Spanish league player after it was left without Luis […]

Werner to Liverpool? Leipzig star keen on Premier League transfer

Timo Werner ripped Tottenham apart in the UEFA Champions League on Wednesday and the RB Leipzig striker was immediately asked about a possible Premier League transfer amid reported interest from Liverpool. It’s safe to say that Werner is keen on a move to the reigning European and World champs as multiple reports have linked the […]

Swiss prosecutors charge Al-Khelaifi in FIFA bribery case

Paris Saint-Germain president Nasser al-Khelaifi was charged Thursday by Swiss federal prosecutors in connection with a wider bribery investigation linked to World Cup television rights. The office of Switzerland’s attorney general filed an indictment charging Al-Khelaifi with inciting former FIFA secretary general Jerome Valcke “to commit aggravated criminal mismanagement.” Valcke was charged with accepting bribes, […]