Tuesday, January 14, 2020
MLB's Penalties To Astros Deemed "Historic," League's "Death Penalty"
One columnist notes Rob Manfred lived up to his "Kenesaw Mountain Landis moment in which he defended the integrity of the game."
Astros Owner Stands Behind Decision To Fire Luhnow, Hinch
Jim Crane deserves some credit for "pairing remorseful words with actions," namely the dismissal of GM Jeff Luhnow and manager A.J. Hinch.
Pressure Increases On Red Sox With Cora's Links To Astros Scandal
It is assumed Alex Cora faces a lengthy suspension from MLB, and the Red Sox "have reason to at least explore dismissing him before the investigation is over."
WNBA Players Get Significant Salary Bump As Part Of New CBA
The new CBA includes "cash compensation increases, changes to free agency" and additional "motherhood and family-planning benefits."
Installation Of Allegiant Stadium's Roof Pushed Back Until Mid-May
An independent monitor "expressed concern about the stadium being completed" by the July 31 target date after latest development.
ESPN's CFP MegaCast Coverage Draws Praise, But App Sees Hiccups
ESPN's lead announcing team of Chris Fowler and Kirk Herbstreit received mostly positive reviews on social media.
New NHL All-Star Event Will Have Players Shooting Pucks From Stands
One inspiration for the event is a video of Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin shooting pucks from the second level of their arena "into an open net on the ice."