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Tuesday Sports in Brief

Wednesday, November 13th, 2019

A person familiar with the plans told The Associated Press the league's decision to invite all 32 teams to watch Kaepernick ''came out of the blue with no prior communication. The person said Kaepernick's team was given a 2-hour window to accept the invitation and was denied a request to schedule the tryout on a Tuesday or another Saturday. Kaepernick's representatives have asked the league to provide a rolling list of teams that plan to attend the workout to ensure it's a ''legitimate process,'' according to the person who spoke on condition of anonymity because details haven't been made public.

Reuters Sports News Summary

Tuesday, November 12th, 2019

NFL notebook: Stafford says Lions right to sit him on Sunday Matthew Stafford was scratched with a back injury by the Detroit Lions before Sunday's game at Chicago, and the NFL is looking into when the team knew its quarterback wouldn't be able to go against the Bears, per multiple reports on Monday. Stafford was hurt late in the Week 9 loss to Oakland, according to general manager Bob Quinn, and the Lions did list Stafford as limited throughout the week on the official injury report.

Reuters Sports News Summary

Monday, November 11th, 2019

NFL notebook: Stafford says Lions right to sit him on Sunday Matthew Stafford was scratched with a back injury by the Detroit Lions before Sunday's game at Chicago, and the NFL is looking into when the team knew its quarterback wouldn't be able to go against the Bears, per multiple reports on Monday. Stafford was hurt late in the Week 9 loss to Oakland, according to general manager Bob Quinn, and the Lions did list Stafford as limited throughout the week on the official injury report.

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.