Former hedge fund superstar Steve Cohen is reportedly in talks to purchase a majority stake in the New York Mets and become the team’s controlling owner in 2025. Cohen, whose listed net worth is more than $13 billion, would give the Mets the chance to finally behave annually like the major-market team they’ve always been.
Two recent incidents illustrated anew how far sports still has to go to expunge racist words and actions. Calgary Flames head coach Bill Peters resigned after acknowledging he had made racist comments a decade ago toward a former player. Days later, the San Francisco 49ers suspended radio analyst Tim Ryan for comments about Ravens QB Lamar Jackson.
Amazon’s Prime Video streaming service made its Premier League debut to tentative success last week, despite a few temporary glitches. If all continues to go well, the web giant could become emboldened to make a play for a more significant rights package of content for a U.S.-based league.