All Star Game:
..American League-National League …At Press Time…AL led (3-2) in 8th inning
..Giancarlo Stanton-Yankees hits 2RHR..Byron Buxton solo HR off Dodgers P-Tony Gonsolin for AL…Paul Goldschmidt-Cardinals had solo HR for NL
..Padres-Manny Machado (0-2)..P-Joe Musgrove (1inn-0R)
Padres…Rumors continue to swirl that the Friars will be a bidder for Washington Nationals slugger Juan Soto, who has 2-and-half years left on his contract….MLB sources say the price to get Soto would include P-Mackenzie Gore..SS-CJ Abrams..SS-Jackson Merrill…OF-Robert Hassel….SS-Fernando Tatis would not be part of any trade.
Washington..Agent Scott Boras-representing Soto-says the slugger would not agree to any contract extension until he knows who the new owners of the Nationals might be…Soto last week rejected a (15Y-440M) deal because it was too back end loaded….Boras also asked how Washsington could find 4-players in the aggregate that could duplicate Soto’s statistics.
MLB..Reports Yankees-Mets-Dodgers-Padres have the most assets topull off a Juan Soto trade.
MLB..Commissioner Rob Manfred refutes criticism over minor league pay..saying it is a ‘false premise’ minor leaguers don’t get a fair living…Minor leaguers are pay 4700-to-15,000 for 6-months work…MLB paid 185M to settle a minor league lawsuit over low pay-living conditions to be distributed to 200,000 minor league players in class action lawsuit…MLB teams this year are paying for minor league housing of players…Baseball wants additional funding for players for spring training and Fall Leagues…Manfred makes 17M per year.
Washington..P-Stephen Strasberg placed back on 60-day disabled list with another blood clot shoulder issue…Has made just 8-starts since 2020 season…is in middle of 7Y-245M contract with Nationals.
Mets..Sign #1 pick-OF-Dru Jones to record (8.1M) bonus package
Giants..Sign FA-C-Andrew Knapp-ex Reds
Tampa Bay..Sign FA-P-Angel Perdomo-ex Brewers
Chargers…Open rookie camp on Tuesday with 41-players in first workouts including #1 pick-OG-Zion Johnson
Rams…Open full training camp for team…Reporting will be free agent WR-Allan Robinson-ex Bears…Veteran acquisitions S-Troy Hill-ex Browns…LB-Bobby Wagner-Seattle.
Raiders…Open camp with ex-Packers WR-Davante Adams among 17-veteran free agents added to the roster in off season..Included in group ex-Chiefs WR-Demarcus Robinson..RBs-Ameer Abdullah-ex Lions..Brandon Bolden-ex Patriots..DE-Chandler Jones-ex Arizona.. and DBs-Rock Ya-Sin-ex Colts and CB-Durand Harmon-ex Falcons
Steelers..Sign FA-DT-Doug Costin-ex Jaguars..starred in USFL
Saints..Workout FA-RB-Darius Victory-USFL star
Falcons..DT-Eddie Goldman-retires..spent 6Y with Bears
Atlanta..Sign 3rd round draft pick QB-Desmond Ridder
Jets..Sign 2nd round draft pick RB-Breece Hall
Houston..Texans RB-Darius Anderson arrested in Florida-felony burglary.
Notre Dame….Being pursued by Big 10…Reportedly asking NBC in contract extension talks to take TV deal fro 22M-to-75M per year in new contract to stay as an independent.
Ole Miss-Lane Kiffen..says conference expansions are ending great rivalaries-calling it ‘a shame’
Alabma-Nick Saban…’Mega conferences will creat alot more have not teams in nation’
SEC..Commissioner Greg Sankey says if College Football Playoff Committee wants to expand to 8-teams, do it without any guaranteed slots to conference champions.
Raptors-Brooklyn…Trade talks for Kevin Durant end..Toronto refused to put rookie F-Scottie Barnes in the deal.
Lakers…LeBron James-Anthony Davis-Russell Westbrook hold a Zoom call to ‘clear the air…we will make it work’
Vancouver…Former Canucks winger Jake Virtanen goes on trial for rape in 2017-case.
Ducks..Non tender former #1 pick-C-Sam Steele….had just 6-goals last year and just 24-goals in 4-seasons.
Marcus Granlund..Former Canucks F-leaves KHL-Russia..Signs with Lugano-Swiss League.
LA Kings..Hire Jim Hiller as forward coach on Todd McLellan’s staff..former assistant with Islanders-Leafs-Red Wings.
American Hockey League…Opens summer meetings at Hilton Head,South Carolina…League will vote each division to play full 72-game schedule…Pacific Division will expand to 10 teams with Coachella Valley Firebirds starting play…No decision to realign and form an all Canadian Division.
Ed Olczyk…Longtime NHL star,resigns as Blackhawks TV analyst to become color anchor for Seattle Kraken.
Soccer-Manchester United..Signs F-Cisandro Martinez in 68M-transfer deal with Ajax-Netherlands…played in Ajax for Coach Eric tenHag.
David Feherty…Gold analyst for NBC-CBS-Golf Channel resigns..w9ill be come analyst for LIV-Saudi Super League telecasts.