Quote of the Day

"Everything about it fits our brand. We're young. We're on the rise. We're very diverse. We're very interested in trying to do things a bit differently than the other pro sports leagues have done."
-- MLS Commissioner Don Garber, on selecting Nashville as its next expansion city. (Nashville TENNESSEAN, 12/21)
Thursday December 21, 2017 Vol. 24 — No. 73 Print This Issue

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  • Insider Trading?

    Manfred said he didn't know Jeter and Sherman's plans during the approval process

    MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred yesterday insisted that MLB was "not aware" that Marlins Owner Bruce Sherman and CEO Derek Jeter before buying the team "planned to dramatically slash payroll, a fact disputed" by two sources cited by Barry Jackson of the MIAMI HERALD. Appearing on "The Dan Le Batard Show," Manfred said that he did "not know the plans" of Jeter and Sherman during the approval process. But sources said that Jeter and Sherman "were required to tell other owners their intentions with payroll during the approval process, and that they informed the other owners that payroll would be cut" from $115M to the $85-90M range, with $85M "used at times" and $90M other times in those discussions. Jackson notes last year’s team "w ...

  • Music City Miracle

    Nashville landing an MLS expansion team is seen as a milestone for city.

  • Belmont Stakes

    Islanders development team to invest $1B into new arena.

  • Speaker Of The House

    Longtime NFL exec Greg Aiello moving on after 39 years.

  • Hush Money

    Maroney's confidentiality agreement with USA Gymnastics revealed in lawsuit.

  • Naughty Or Nice?

    Laettner takes jab at Kentucky fans in latest FanDuel ad.

  • Voice Over

    Longtime ESPN Radio host Ryen Russillo ends his tenure with Bristol tomorrow.

  • Party Planning

    Fiesta Bowl signs deal to host collegiate esports event.

  • Frost Bite

    New Nebraska football coach Scott Frost has been a merchandising boon for local retailers.

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