Archive for July, 2016
Denver Broncos coach Gary Kubiak might have “kind of let” players know that Mark Sanchez will be the starting quarterback, according to defensive tackle Sylvester Williams, but that doesn’t mean Paxton Lynch isn’t using training camp to push himself into position to snatch that job away — sooner rather than later.
“I definitely think I have the opportunity to better myself and put myself up in that position to play right away or sooner than I had thought,” Lynch said Tuesday, via ESPN. “I knew those guys were going to be ahead of me just because of experience — Trevor his experience in the offense and Mark his experience in the league and me being a rookie, and this is the first time More >
By Carrie Muskat / MLB.com | July 25th, 2016
CHICAGO — The Cubs hope to have secured a trip to the World Series by adding hard-throwing closer Aroldis Chapman to the mix.
The Cubs acquired Chapman from the Yankees on Monday in exchange for four players: pitcher Adam Warren and prospects Gleyber Torres, Billy McKinney and Rashad Crawford. Torres, a 19-year-old shortstop, was the top-ranked prospect in the Cubs’ system and ranks 24th in baseball according to MLB Pipeline.
Chapman, 28, has the highest strikeout rate per nine innings in baseball, and his fastball was recently clocked at 105 mph. The left-hander has a 2.01 ERA in with 20 saves in 21 opportunities for the Yankees.
Chapman began this season serving a 30-game suspension covered by Major League Baseball’s domestic violence policy
“As a proud American, a father who lost his own dad in a senseless act of violence, and a black man, I have been deeply troubled by the deaths of African-Americans at the hands of law enforcement and angered by the cowardly and hateful targeting and killing of police officers. I grieve with the families who have lost loved ones, as I know their pain all too well.
“I was raised by parents who taught me to love and respect people regardless of their race or background, so I am saddened and frustrated by the divisive rhetoric and racial tensions that seem to be getting worse as of late. I know this country is better than that, and I can no longer stay silent. We need to find solutions that ensure people of color receive fair and equal treatment AND that police officers – who put their lives on More >