Magic Johnson and his group of investors were awarded the struggling Los Angeles Dodgers late Tuesday night. It’s the latest business investment in Johnson’s post-retirement portfolio and comes at a pretty hefty sum of $2 billion.
Baseball fans were surprised on Friday by the announcement that former New York Yankees’ pitcher Andy Pettitte, who retired last year, would be returning to the team on a one-year contract, even though he’s coming up on his 40th birthday in the spring. However, Pettitte isn’t the first player who left the game only to return.
Tom Hanks’s character Jimmy Dugan famously said in ‘A League Of Their Own’ that “There’s no crying in baseball.” But that warning hasn’t stopped some of professional sports’ top players from showing their softer side from time to time.
The former Cincinnati Reds shortstop will be enshrined this summer and heralded among the all-time greats. But with the news a new member of the hall has been added comes a spirited debate about who didn’t make the cut.
College football analyst Craig James is taking some time off from his duties with ESPN to contemplate a run for US Senate in Texas. If he does decide to run before the Monday deadline, he’d do so as a Republican, and face some steep competition as he eyes the vacated seat of the retiring Kay Bailey Hutchison.
Warren Glover, a former NBA security official, says his superiors ignored several sets of allegations that women in the league office were being sexually harassed or discriminated against, reports The New York Times. Allegedly, Glover was fired after he spoke up about the claims, and is now suing the NBA for lost wages and damages.
The Kansas City Chiefs fired Todd Haley on Monday, a day after the team fell to 5-8 in a disappointing season highlighted by injuries to top quarterback Matt Cassel and star running back Jamaal Charles.
Fresh off his first NL MVP award, Milwaukee Brewers’ star outfielder Ryan Braun is in hot water after testing positive for a performance-enhancing drug, and he could be hit with a 50-game suspension at the start of the 2012 campaign. Braun maintains that he’s innocent of the charge.
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