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Rags to riches: MLB to open NYC retail store at new offices

Monday, October 14th, 2019

Major League Baseball's new office will have a rags-to-riches component. The commissioner's office said Monday it will open its first permanent retail location in the U.S., the MLB Flagship Store, next summer. MLB is moving its offices in January to the west side of midtown Manhattan, near Rockefeller Center, in the tower above the retail store.

This Week in US Sports: Brown drama continues, MLB sets home run record

Thursday, September 12th, 2019

Well, the Patriots can suspend him, the NFL would likely only put him on the commissioner's exempt list, but either way, he is once again in wait and see mode as are all NFL fans. The Patriots play the lowly Miami Dolphins on Sunday though, so his return at least is not pressing for New England. NFL injuries pile up With the first week of the NFL season there is football, but there is also disappointment and most of said disappointment comes by way of injury.

Which Team Mascots Make More Money Than You?

Monday, September 9th, 2019

Mascots usually start out working in the minor leagues, where they earn a starting salary of about $25,000, but once you make it to the ranks of a mascot for an NFL, NBA, MLB or NHL franchise, the average salary shoots up to about $60,000, according to ESPN. An elite group of mascots even bring in as much as six figures as full-time, salaried employees, which they earn from appearing at every home game (41 regular-season NBA or NHL games, or 81 regular-season MLB games) in addition to appearing at events. As the mascot for the NBA's Atlanta Hawks, Harry the Hawk has a busy schedule.

Reuters Sports News Summary

Tuesday, August 27th, 2019

Novak Djokovic was feeling right at home on the Arthur Ashe Stadium hardcourt on Monday, which may be bad news for anyone hoping to deny the defending champion from adding to his Grand Slam tally. The top-seeded Serbian said the surface of the blue court during his 6-4 6-1 6-4 first round win over Spaniard Roberto Carballes Baena was very similar to last year when he picked up his third U.S. Open title. Making a Grand Slam main draw debut against Roger Federer at a packed Arthur Ashe Stadium would have been overwhelming for many players but unheralded Indian Sumit Nagal handled the occasion like a seasoned veteran, earning a string of new admirers at the U.S. Open.

Thursday’s Sports in Brief

Friday, August 23rd, 2019

BASEBALL NEW YORK (AP) - Major League Baseball is banning players from participating in the Venezuelan Winter League in one of the first public repercussions of new U.S. economic sanctions against the Venezuelan government. MLB said it is in contact with the U.S. government to determine how to proceed under the new sanctions against President Nicolas Maduro's administration and at least temporarily suspending involvement in the league. The Venezuelan Winter League is one many that major league players use to hone their skills in the offseason.

MLB can appeal to a younger audience by embracing what’s behind the curtain

Wednesday, August 14th, 2019

They're selling T-shirts that read “Savages in the Box,'' a slightly-sanitized version of Aaron Boone's now famous three-week-old tirade, in the Yankee Stadium souvenir shops. The players are wearing them in the clubhouse, too, and there is even a sportswriter version, reading “Savages in the Press Box,'' which goes for a mere $25. Meanwhile, Major League Baseball would like to pretend, at least publicly, that baseball players and managers don't really talk like that.

Yankees and Red Sox Bring Baseball to London. Will Brits Care?

Thursday, June 27th, 2019

When she visited me in the U.S. three years ago, I took her to see the San Francisco Giants play at home against the L.A. Dodgers. The bigger issue is the way that the organizers have approached this trip abroad, which will see the New York Yankees take on the Boston Red Sox on Saturday and Sunday at the London Stadium – the home of the 2012 Olympic Games.

Baseball signed by Hall of Famers gets $236,389 at auction

Sunday, June 9th, 2019

A baseball signed by 11 of Major League Baseball's original Hall of Fame inductees in 1939 fetched $236,389 at the Lelands Spring Classic Auction. Among the other highlights were: an original team photo of the 1914 Baltimore Orioles featuring Babe Ruth, which sold for a record $190,373; a Bobby Orr circa 1972 Boston Bruins game-worn jersey that went for $113,924; and a jersey worn by former Knicks star Walt Frazier in Game 7 of the 1970 NBA Finals, which netted $100,081. The sale of the Ruth photo shattered the previous record price for a sports photo sold at auction: $77,098 for an original image of Charles Conlon's iconic Ty Cobb sliding photo taken at Hilltop Park in New York in 1910.

Friday Sports in Brief

Saturday, January 26th, 2019

BASEBALL NEW YORK (AP) - Making another move to bolster their bullpen, the New York Mets agreed to a $10 million, two-year contract with left-hander Justin Wilson. The agreement was disclosed to The Associated Press by a person familiar with the negotiations who spoke on condition of anonymity Friday because the agreement was subject to a successful physical. Wilson will get $5 million annually and also can earn performance bonuses.

This Week in U.S. Sports: NFL teams search for next McVay, MLB doesn’t want to give out money

Thursday, January 10th, 2019

But he came in and led Los Angeles to the playoffs in his first season and turned Jared Goff into one of the most productive quarterbacks in the league. The Arizona Cardinals, Green Bay Packers, New York Jets and Cleveland Browns are all apparently trying to do the same thing now with their head coaches. Arizona hired Kliff Kingsbury, 39, to help mentor Josh Rosen, the Jets now employ Adam Gase – who the team hope will make Sam Darnold better – the Browns brought back Freddie Kitchens for a hope of continued success with Baker Mayfield and the Packers hired Matt LaFleur anticipating that he can get Green Bay back to the Super Bowl with Aaron Rodgers.