World Series champion Houston Astros Ken Griffey Jr. announced the HBCU Baseball Classics

Major League Baseball continues its growing initiative to spotlight historically black colleges and universities by advertising both Black college baseball classics. The first is the Cactus Jack Classic hosted by the World Series champion Houston Astros in partnership between the Astros Foundation and the Cactus Jack Foundation founded by rapper Travis Scott. “I am excited … Read more

Even the Pirates’ modest spending this winter will translate into bigger paychecks

SAN DIEGO – If fans in Pittsburgh have ever been excited, here’s a hint of hackers It might be more free spending, imagine how the Major League Baseball Players Association feels. In 2018, the association filed a complaint against the Pirates and three other clubs alleging that revenue-sharing funds were not used to raise salaries. … Read more

World Cup: Diverse Morocco makes history with stunning Spain

Al Rayyan, Qatar – Morocco’s players stood at attention for the country’s national anthem before Tuesday world Cup a knockout match with Spain, though more than a few seemed to struggle with the lyrics. This wasn’t an act of protest, it’s just that the anthem wasn’t theirs because eight out of 11 Moroccans were born … Read more

Jets is in a prime location for a historic turnaround

MINNEAPOLIS – To understand where the planes are now, you have to understand where they’ve been. Or, to be more precise, where they were not. The Jets have lost a combined 70 games over the past six seasons this season, a grim stretch punctuated by their combined record of 6-27 in the past two years. … Read more

The Associated Press World Cup team in the group stage

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Writers covering the World Cup for The Associated Press have selected their standout players in the tournament so far to build the best team in the group stage. Spoiler alert: Lionel Messi and Kylian Mbappe are up there, along with surprise names who have helped cause some big upsets in Qatar … Read more

The Brewers are promoting Wronski to COO, one of the highest-ranking females in MLB

Marti Wronski was perfectly happy in academia with two young children, so she initially told now Brewers president Rick Schlesinger no. He contacted Wronski’s former employer, the law firm Foley and Lardner, looking for someone who could act as general counsel for the franchise. Recommendation in hand, Schlesinger called her home. She interpreted the position … Read more