Marlins Park sculpture artist could block Derek Jeter’s bid to remove it

Miami Marlins CEO and co-owner Derek Jeter’s desire to remove the home-run sculpture that sits in the outfield of Marlins Park could be thwarted by Red Grooms, the artist who designed it.According to a Miami Herald report, a Miami-Dade county official has indicated the artist who designed the $2.5 million sculpture has to effectively sign off on its removal per an agreement reached...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
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MLB considering letting trailing team bat anyone in ninth?

Major League Baseball has been searching for ways in recent years to improve pace of play and inject more drama into games, but one idea that an MLB executive floated this week seems downright preposterous.During Tuesday’s edition of “The Rich Eisen Show,” Eisen revealed that he was told by an MLB executive that one idea that has been proposed to make baseball more exciting is to...
Via Larry Brown Sports
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Polian changes stance on Manziel: ‘Cleveland got what they deserved’

Former NFL general manager-turned-talking head Bill Polian has been offering up a treasure trove of hot takes this week. And in his most recent one, Polian engaged in a bit of revisionist history by completely contradicting what he originally thought of Johnny Manziel.In essence, Polian argued on Tuesday that the Browns “got what they deserved” by using the 22nd pick in the 2014...
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Dolphins still shopping Jarvis Landry?

When the Dolphins slapped Jarvis Landry with the franchise tag earlier this evening, it was assumed that the wideout would remain with the organization through at least the 2018 season. However, Mike Florio of says the receiver could be shipped out in a trade as early as this offseason. A league source told Florio that the “quick tag” can be attributed to the...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Anthony Rizzo: 'Awesome' teams wearing Stoneman Douglas caps

The massacre at Stoneman Douglas High School last week in which 17 students and faculty lost their lives hit extremely close to home for Anthony Rizzo, and the Chicago Cubs first baseman is 100 percent in support of Major League Baseball’s efforts to honor the victims. MLB announced this week that teams will honor those slain by wearing Stoneman Douglas caps on Friday before spring...
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Saints owner Tom Benson hospitalized with flu-like symptoms

New Orleans Saints and New Orleans Pelicans owner Tom Benson was hospitalized this week and treated for flu-like symptoms, but he is said to be resting comfortably.The Saints issued a statement on Wednesday updating the health of Benson, who is 90.“Saints and Pelicans Owner Tom Benson was recently admitted to Ochsner Medical Center. He is currently being treated for flu symptoms...
Via Larry Brown Sports
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Hornacek tight-lipped about alleged altercation with Noah

New York Knicks head coach Jeff Hornacek was not inclined to discuss at any length the alleged recent altercation between himself and Joakim Noah.Reports surfaced that a heated exchange between the center and Hornacek was the impetus to the team exiling Noah. Not only that, subsequent reporting indicated Hornacek allegedly shoved Noah during the altercation.Hornacek not surprisingly...
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Gary Sanchez in awe of ‘moon shots’ from Stanton, Judge

Gary Sanchez joked Tuesday about being somewhat jealous while marveling at the hitting power of Giancarlo Stanton and Aaron Judge during batting practice.“What can you say? Those guys hit moon shots and mine barely go over the fence,’’ Sanchez said while taking part in a batting cage session alongside Stanton, Judge and Jacoby Ellsbury, via the New York Post. Evidence of the two...
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NCAA upholds penalties against Louisville related to scandal

The NCAA announced it has upheld the penalties it imposed upon the University of Louisville for the StripperGate scandal that came to light in recent years. This means the men’s basketball program will vacate its wins, records from the 2011-12 through 2014-15 academic years, including its NCAA Championship banner from 2013.“Louisville must vacate men’s basketball records in which...
Via Sportsnaut
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Andrew Luck: Surgery 'is not an option for me right now'

The health of Andrew Luck remains something of a mystery. But speaking about the health of his shoulder, the Indianapolis Colts’ quarterback made it clear that he’s not planning on going under the knife. This would seem to fall in line with recent reports.On Tuesday, coach Frank Reich expressed doubt that Luck will be ready for OTAs. But another recent report has suggested that he...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

David Price warns JD Martinez that fans in Boston will boo him

David Price and J.D. Martinez were teammates for a short time with the Tigers, and Red Sox fans might be surprised to hear that Price helped bring the slugger to Boston. But those fans probably won’t be shocked to learn what Price said about them and the way they treat their players.In an interview with Bob Nightengale of USA Today, Price once again spoke about how difficult it is...
Via Larry Brown Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss
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