Tuesday sports in brief | Miami herald
NEW YORK (AP) – Major League Baseball is reportedly considering expansion fees in the order of $ 2.2 billion for new franchises, although there are currently no plans to add teams.
Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred spoke on Tuesday during SporticoLive’s online discussion about his estimates of baseball franchise valuations. The company estimated the average value of the MLB franchise at $ 2.2 billion, led the New York Yankees to $ 6.75 billion.
Colorado and Miami paid $ 95 million each to join in 1993, and Arizona and Tampa Bay paid $ 130 million to join in 1998.
Manfred has said on several occasions that the MLB will not consider an expansion until the Oakland Athletics and Tampa Bay Rays have secured new ball fields.
NEW YORK (AP) – Jerry Blevins, a left-handed reliever who has split most of his career between the Oakland Athletics and the New York Mets, announced his retirement after 13 championship seasons on Tuesday night.
The 37-year-old last pitched for the Atlanta majors in 2019. He was working at the Brooklyn Mets alternative training site after failing to land a paddock spot in spring training.
Blevins was a 17th round pick by the Chicago Cubs in 2004 and made his majors debut with Oakland in 2007. He was with the A’s until 2013, compiling a 3.30 ERA. After wrestling in 2014 with Washington, he ended up with the Mets, where he had two of his best seasons in 2016 and 2017.
He ends his career 30-13 with a 3.54 ERA and seven saves in 609 games.
The NHL is preparing contingency plans if virus restrictions in Canada prevent travel between provinces or back and forth to the United States during the playoffs.
NHL commissioner Gary Bettman called the situation “extremely unpredictable” on Tuesday.
The NHL pushed back the thorny issue of cross-border travel before the start of the season by having all seven Canadian teams play in the same division throughout the regular season and the first two rounds of the playoffs. Nothing has been decided on how to handle a potential problem.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) – Essential Quality is the 2-1 favorite in the morning line and will start from the 14th post of Saturday’s 147th Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs.
The $ 3 million marquee race for 3-year-old foals returns on the first Saturday in May after being postponed to Labor Day weekend last fall due to the pandemic. About 45,000 spectators are expected on the track.
Rock Your World is the second 5-1 pick in the # 15 slot with Known Agenda the third pick 6-1 despite the track of the rail in the 20 horsepower field. Hot Rod Charlie drew 8-1 as the fourth pick for the No.9 place.
The NCAA Board of Governors voted on Tuesday to give President Mark Emmert a two-year contract extension until 2025.
Emmert’s contract was due to expire in 2023, but the board voted unanimously to extend his deal, the NCAA said in a statement.
The announcement comes less than a month after the NCAA and Emmert drew sharp criticism for the inequalities between the Division I women’s and men’s basketball tournaments.
The All England Club have announced that there will be Wimbledon Mid Sunday matches from 2022.
It is a significant break in the tradition for the Grand Slam tournament on grass. There has only been play on Middle Sunday in the past when the rain created a backlog of games.
Wimbledon returns in 2021 after being canceled last year due to the coronavirus pandemic. The club claim to have received 180 million pounds of cancellation insurance. That’s about $ 250 million.
Some aspects of the 2021 tournament remain to be determined. This includes the number of spectators and the cash prizes.
LYON, France (AP) – Europe’s most successful women’s football team have hired a woman as their coach for the first time with Lyon’s appointment of Sonia Bompastor to replace Jean-Luc Vasseur.
The seven-time European champion on Tuesday parted ways with Vasseur after the team were recently knocked out of the Women’s Champions League in the quarter-finals.
Lyon had won five consecutive Champions League titles but were eliminated by French rivals Paris Saint-Germain this season. The 14 times champions of France also drag PSG in the national championship by one point.
Bompastor, 40, a former midfielder and defender for France who played six seasons at Lyon, has a contract until June 2023. She has been director of the Lyon Women’s Academy for the past eight years.
LONDON (AP) – Arsenal owner Stan Kroenke said on Tuesday he was ‘100% committed’ to the Premier League club and would not sell him, despite interest from the service founder Spotify music streaming.
Arsenal fans have called on Kroenke to leave after being one of the instigators of the ill-fated European Super League project.
Daniel Ek, the Swedish businessman who founded Spotify and is an Arsenal supporter, said on Twitter that he would be “happy to throw my hat in the ring” if Kroenke wanted to sell and would have appealed to the help from former Arsenal players Thierry Henry, Dennis Bergkamp and Patrick Vieira.
MADRID (AP) – With a dominant start and a scoring goal from Christian Pulisic, Chelsea showed their strength against Real Madrid in the Champions League semi-final.
Chelsea took the lead early in Tuesday’s first leg to keep Spain power in a 1-1 away draw, with Pulisic becoming the first US international to score in the tournament’s last four games. He also passed DaMarcus Beasley to become America’s top scorer in Champions League history with five goals.
The NHL and Turner Sports officially announced a seven-year deal on Tuesday that will begin next season and put three Stanley Cup Finals on the TNT cable network.
The best hockey league in the world is eager to replicate the success achieved over Turner by the NBA.
Turner and the owner of WarnerMedia surprised many with this acquisition. Longtime NHL partners NBC and Fox were seen as the favorites to get the second bundle after the league struck a deal with ESPN last month.
Miroslav Frycer, who defected from Czechoslovakia and spent most of his eight NHL seasons with the Toronto Maple Leafs, has died. He was 61 years old.
He died of a brief, unspecified illness, Czech league team Orli Znojmo said on its website on Tuesday. Frycer had been the team’s coach since 2018.
Frycer, a forward, also played for Quebec, Detroit and Edmonton in the NHL. He represented Czechoslovakia at the 1980 Lake Placid Olympic Winter Games. After leaving Communist Czechoslovakia, he joined the Quebec Nordiques for the 1981-1982 NHL season. He was traded to Toronto during his rookie campaign and went on to play six more seasons there. He represented the Maple Leafs in the 1985 All-Star Game.
His most productive offensive season came in 1985-86, when he had 32 goals and 43 assists in 73 games for Toronto.
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) – Geno Hayes, a former NFL linebacker who played in Florida State, has passed away. He was 33 years old.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers confirmed his death on Tuesday. He had liver disease and was hospitalized at his parents’ home in Valdosta, Georgia.
Hayes spent four seasons with the Bucs, who drafted him in the sixth round in 2008. He then played one year with Chicago and two with Jacksonville.