Quote of the Day

"Sometimes sports teams and a little game of baseball can really unite people, and we hope it can do that. We're going to give away a bunch of tickets on Saturday and do a bunch of fundraising, so it should be a fun day."
-- Astros Owner Jim Crane, on the team's return to Minute Maid Park following Hurricane Harvey. ("Squawk Box," CNBC, 9/1)
Friday September 1, 2017 Vol. 23 — No. 254 Print This Issue

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  • Starting From Scratch

    Upton was traded away from the Tigers earlier in the day before Verlander

    The Tigers traded P Justin Verlander to the Astros shortly before Thursday night's waiver trade deadline, a sign the team is "fully embracing" a rebuilding effort, according to Anthony Fenech of the DETROIT FREE PRESS. Thursday's trades of Verlander and LF Justin Upton to the Angels means the Tigers are "nearly unrecognizable." By dealing Verlander, the Tigers have "effectively turned the page on an era that began" with their World Series appearance in '06 ( DETROIT FREE PRESS, 9/1 ). In Detroit, Chris McCosky notes the Tigers on Thursday "lopped $170 million off their payroll" for future years, and the team is "expected to be under the luxury tax threshold for the first time in two years." The two biggest contracts for the team next seas ...

  • State Of Affairs

    Astros Owner Jim Crane talks with THE DAILY about what went down with the Rangers.

  • Early Bird Gets The Worm

    ESPN's morning programming seeing uptick since lineup shuffle.

  • Smooth Sailing

    The Dolphins sell out season tickets for the first time in years.

  • My Super Sweet 16

    Could LaMelo Ball face NCAA eligibility issues after launching his BBB signature shoe?

  • Bye Bye Birdie?

    PGA Tour Boston stop unsure about future beyond '18.

  • Take Your Swing

    AmEx gives U.S. Open fans chance to play like a pro via AI.

  • Hustle & No

    Pete Rose won't be returning to Fox Sports due to allegations.

  • High Draw

    Paige Spiranac's influence in golf continues to rise, as PXG signs her as an ambassador.

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