Quote of the Day

"I'm tired of people saying I'm in some sort of feud with Selig. "
-- White Sox Chair Jerry Reinsdorf, on his perceived rift with MLB Commissioner Bud Selig. (USATODAY.com, 8/6)
Thursday August 7, 2014 Vol. 20 — No. 230 Print This Issue

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  • Blocking The Plate

    Manfred is believed to be Selig's top choice as a successor

    Red Sox Chair Tom Werner has "emerged as a formidable challenger" to MLB COO Rob Manfred, who "until recently had not faced a significant competitor" in the hunt to succeed Bud Selig as Commissioner, according to Michael Schmidt of the N.Y. TIMES. Werner is "being supported by a small but influential group of owners who are strongly opposed to Manfred and desperately trying to find a way to block him." Those owners -- led by the White Sox' Jerry Reinsdorf, Red Sox' John Henry and Angels' Arte Moreno -- have "largely failed over the last year to come up with an alternative candidate to Manfred who appealed to other owners." But in the "past month, Werner’s candidacy has gained traction." Werner’s supporters now are "con ...

  • Gone With The Wind

    National Guard announces it is pulling all motorsports sponsorships in '15.

  • Houston, We Have A Plan

    AT&T and DirecTV to become sole owners of Comcast SportsNet Houston.

  • How The West Was Won

    This week's Angels-Dodgers series is generating record numbers for FS West.

  • Father Of Mine

    New Padres GM A.J. Preller is expected to bring much needed stability to the struggling franchise.

  • Masterpiece Theatre

    MLS All-Stars defeat Bayern Munich in front of a sold-out crowd at Providence Park.

  • Show Us What Ya Got

    Bills bidders start presentations to team, with Trump up first.

  • Blame It On Rio

    '16 PGA Championship moves dates to avoid Olympic conflict.

  • By The Dozen

    Execs spar on college athletic reform at Big 12 forum.

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