MLB’s punishment of the Braves leaves lingering questions

Wednesday’s Say Hey, Baseball looks at the extensive Braves punishments, and wonders why there aren’t more. The Braves were finally punished by Major League Baseball for the scope of their breaking of international free agency rules, and it’s a whole lot to take in at once. They lost 12 prospects, will be restricted in signing periods in the short-term future, and are also going to lose out in the draft. John Coppolella, the former general manager whose resignation kicked off this entire process in public, was banned from MLB for life. And yet, these punishments still feel incomplete. Coppolella was served with MLB’s ultimate punishment, and his special assistant during… Read More

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Source: Gymnastics doctor set to plead guilty to sex charges

DETROIT — A sports doctor accused of molesting girls while working for USA Gymnastics and Michigan State University will plead guilty to multiple charges of sexual assault and face at least 25 years in prison, a person with knowledge of the agreement said. The person was not authorized to publicly discuss the agreement ahead of a Wednesday court hearing for Dr. Larry Nassar in Michigan’s Ingham County and spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity. Nassar, 54, is charged with molesting seven girls, all but one of whom were gymnasts, mostly under the guise of treatment at his Lansing-area home and a campus clinic. He’s facing similar charges… Read More

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NHL Power Rankings: The Team Apology Edition

I believe it was the error-free Kanye West who once rhymed, “Don’t ever fix your lips like collagen / And say something when you gonna end up apologin’.” In a stroke of brilliant ignorance we should all strive to attain, the rapper made no apology for butchering the word aplogizin’. Regret is probably my most frequently experienced emotion (way up there with spite and hanger). Sorrys spill from my lips like they’re injected with collagen (they’re not, sorry). Which is to say I can respect a good apology. We’re all fallible. We’ve all wanted to delete that tweet, to unsend that email, to fly back in time and swipe left.… Read More

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Wasserman golfer signs with PXG, Nike, Titleist

Golfer Wyndham Clark, who recently turned pro, has signed an endorsement deal with Parsons Xtreme Golf and will wear PXG on the front of his cap. Clark, represented by Wasserman golf agent Terry Reilly, also signed a deal with Nike (NYSE: NKE) for apparel and shoes and with Titleist for ball. Bob Parsons, founder of web hosting company GoDaddy, founded PXG in 2014, and Clark played those clubs during his senior year in college at Oregon. He finished 17th and earned $68,800 at the Sanderson Farms… …read more Source:: Bizjournals.com – Sports       

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