Hinch is an excellent manager (let’s put the cheating aside here, I’m talking just simply as a baseball person) and his loss — especially this close to the season, with the increased difficulty of finding a replacement — may well have an impact on the division. The Astros were a prohibitive favorite to win the division again; the odds have started to shift, post-scandal, and I’ve seen a few outlets now predict Oakland will win the West. … [Read more...] about A’s Mailbag: Impact of Astros’ sign-stealing scandal? Mike Fiers fallout?
Sullivan earned a law degree from Villanova and started a career as a sports agent in the 1980s. His partnership with Jeff Sperbeck was acquired by Octagon in 2000. According to his bio in the Broncos’ media guide, Sullivan was credited with the creation of a “variety of player contract terms, including the guaranteed salary/option bonus structure.” … [Read more...] about Broncos lead contract negotiator Mike Sullivan not returning to club, source says
Revis, nicknamed "Revis Island" for his coverage prowess, got into a Twitter feud with Sherman after Sunday's NFC Championship Game. The former Jets standout maintains that he was a better one-on-one defender than Sherman and said he was always matched against the opposing team's best receiver. Sherman normally plays one side of the field no matter where the other team's most elite receiver lines up. … [Read more...] about Best NFL player in 2019 was a San Francisco 49er, says football analysis site
“At the first of every year, one of our (slogans) is, ‘So what, what’s next?’ Last year we had two four-game losing streaks. This year we have one (going into Wednesday). The year we won 65 games we had a five-game losing streak. It happens. We just have to keep working, next game get better. What’s our problem? Transition defense. What’s the problem? Defensive rebounding. You show them the film, talk to them. They’ll respond.” … [Read more...] about Rockets expect shooting turnaround after slump
Yet the Democrats' long and detailed legal arguments — while ostensibly intended for the ears of the 100 senators acting as both judge and jury in the trial — are more broadly intended to target voters far outside the Beltway, who will provide the ultimate verdict on Trump's undertakings in Ukraine when they head to the polls later this year.It's a dynamic that hasn't been overlooked by the seven Democrats prosecuting the impeachment case, who are taking pains — and plenty of time on the Senate floor — to portray Trump as a threat to national security and maximize the discomfort for his Senate Republican defenders, even as those GOP lawmakers are poised to acquit their White House ally. "The House believes that an impartial juror, upon hearing the evidence that the managers will lay out in the coming days, will find that the Constitution demands the removal of Donald J. Trump from his office as President of the United States," said House … [Read more...] about Democrats’ impeachment case lands with a thud with GOP — but real audience is voters