New York Jets owner Woody Johnson will be nominated by President Donald Trump to serve as U.S. ambassador to the United Kingdom, the White House announced Thursday night. If Johnson is nominated and approved by the Senate, his younger brother, Christopher Johnson, 58, will assume the role of chairman and CEO of the Jets, the team announced. Christopher Johnson, a minority owner who lives in New York, would oversee the day-to-day operations of the team.
After Lonzo Ball was selected No. 2 overall by the Los Angeles Lakers in Thursday's NBA draft, his father, LaVar, wasn't shy about proclaiming his belief that the team would make the postseason in 2017-18.
The Miami Marlins are for sale and Derek Jeter is part of a potential group to buy the major league club. The most logical future owner of the Marlins, however, could be one who only recently has been mentioned: Jorge Mas, a Cuban-American businessman whose family has been well-known in Miami and South Florida for decades. A source with direct knowledge of the possible purchase said the small group led by Mas appears to have the most solid footing and deepest pockets.
Twenty years ago, interleague play began. There have been many changes since then -- instant replay, two wild-card teams per league, divisional realignment, the All-Star Game determining home-field advantage in the World Series, the steroid era, four fingers for an intentional walk and alterations to sliding rules to protect catchers and middle infielders. The changes have come swiftly, and soon will come even more swiftly, which makes us wonder: What will the game look like in 20 years?
Admitting to yourself that you can’t work because of anxiety is tough. Telling your boss that is tougher. Telling the whole world is something else entirely. On Saturday morning, that’s what Toronto Blue Jays closer Roberto Osuna did. He told reporters that he made himself unavailable to pitch on Friday because of anxiety and he isn’t sure whether he can pitch Saturday.
New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft said the future of NFL broadcasts is in “over the top” deals like the livestreaming agreement the NFL signed with Amazon this spring. Amazon will charge advertisers $2.8 million for an “OTT” ad package around its 10 Thursday night games, Reuters revealed on Thursday. Amazon paid $50 million for the non-exclusive rights to NFL games starting this season, nudging aside Twitter, which had paid $10 million to stream Thursday night NFL games last season.