‘It’s going to be ugly for those boys’

The contract numbers issued in free agency to date are record-breaking and mind-boggling. Max Scherzer’s annual salary of $43.3 million is the highest ever for a pitcher. The Texas Rangers spent more money in two days on two players – Corey Seager and Marcus Semien – than on their entire roster the last four seasons … Read more

Ohio State Likely To Go To Rose Bowl If Michigan Wins Big Ten Championship, Peach Or Fiesta Bowl If Iowa Wins B1G Title

All the state of Ohio can do now is wait. While the Buckeyes will play one more football game this season, they won’t know who or when they’ll be playing until Sunday, when this year’s bowling squads are announced. Unlike the past four years, when Ohio State played in the Big Ten Championship Game to … Read more

MLB lockout: At midnight, MLB’s collective bargaining agreement expired. This is what you need to know

Major League Baseball has shut down for the first time in decades, with team owners and ball players still striving to agree on a new collective bargaining agreement. The latest pact expired just before midnight on Wednesday and team owners have declared a lockout – the management version of a strike. Representatives from both sides … Read more

MLB owners lock out the players and start baseball’s first downtime in 26 years – The Athletic

IRVING, Texas – Major League Baseball is shut down and a quarter of a century of labor peace is over. The sport’s owners locked players out at midnight on Thursday, marking the first work stoppage in 26 years and the ninth in the sport’s history. Free agencies and other players’ trades are frozen and will … Read more

Red Sox Brings Jackie Bradley Jr., Trade Hunter Renfroe Back To Brewers – CBS Boston

BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Red Sox signed free agent left-handers Rich Hill and James Paxton on Wednesday night and recaptured outfielder Jackie Bradley Jr. from Milwaukee in a trade that sent outfielder Hunter Renfroe to the Brewers. The wave of moves came just hours before the midnight expiration of the baseball collective bargaining agreement, … Read more

Five Names to Know as James Franklin Targets Penn State’s Next Defensive Coordinator

Penn State head coach James Franklin watches son during a snowy pregame at Spartan Stadium on Nov. 27, 2021. Joe Hermitt | jhermitt@pennlive.com The relationship between Penn State’s James Franklin and its former defensive coordinator, Brent Pry, is such that it’s doubtful that Pry’s decision to take the job as head coach at Virginia Tech … Read more

Milwaukee Brewers take over Hunter Renfroe from Boston Red Sox and release the remainder of Jackie Bradley Jr.’s contract.

About an hour after Major League Baseball owners officially voted to shut the players out beginning at midnight on December 2, David Stearns and Matt Arnold waved a remarkable trade at the buzzer. Rightfielder Hunter Renfroe comes to Milwaukee from the Boston Red Sox, who has killed Jackie Bradley Jr. as well as infield prospects … Read more

Peng Shuai ‘confirms’ she is safe and sound in second meeting with IOC, Olympic organization says

Peng, one of China’s most recognizable sports stars, publicly accused a former top Communist Party official, Deputy Prime Minister Zhang Gaoli, of coercing her into sex three years ago in his home in a since-deleted Nov. 2 social media post. Peng was immediately muted by general censorship and disappeared from public view for over two … Read more