Fox Sports Radio host Doug Gottlieb sued by sports agent

Doug Gottlieb’s mouth may have literally written a check that he cannot cash. The Fox Sports Radio Host is the subject of a lawsuit from sports agent Casey Close for comments he made regarding Close’s negotiations on behalf of former Atlanta Brave Freddie Freeman. Read the full account of how we got to this point via Jeff Passan AGENT CASEY CLOSE sued Fox Sports radio host Doug Gottlieb for libel Thursday, alleging that Gottlieb “falsely and recklessly” defamed Close and Excel Sports Management in a tweet that claimed they had…

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Dodgers’ pitcher Trevor Bauer will miss rest of season as administrative leave runs through postseason

From Alden Gonzalez of ESPN: What had evolved into an inevitability became an official ruling on Friday, when Major League Baseball and the MLB Players Association agreed to extend Trevor Bauer‘s administrative leave through what remains of the 2021 season, a league official told ESPN. Bauer, who has been away from the Los Angeles Dodgers since MLB first began a separate investigation on July 2, will remain on administrative leave for the rest of September and all of October. MLB is not expected to decide on a potential suspension until the offseason, according…

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Bauer accuser denied restraining order

From Alden Gonzalez and Tisha Thompson of ESPN LOS ANGELES — A temporary restraining order against Dodgers pitcher Trevor Bauerhas been dissolved after Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Dianna Gould-Saltman ruled against a woman’s request for a permanent restraining order Thursday. Gould-Saltman determined that Bauer did not pose a threat to the 27-year-old woman, who accused him of sexual assault over the course of two sexual encounters, and that her injuries were not the result of anything she verbally objected to. The judge said the “injuries as shown in the photographs are…

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Four people shot in shooting outside of Washington Nationals’ stadium

From Jordan Williams of The Hill Four people appear to have been shot outside of Washington Nationals Park in D.C. Saturday night, according to law enforcement.  The D.C. Metropolitan Police Department announced on Twitter that two people were shot in the 1500 block of South Capitol Street, SW. “This is currently an active investigation and it appears there is no ongoing threat at this time,” the Department tweeted. Two other people associated with the incident walked into area hospitals with gunshot wounds, police later said. Saturday’s game was suspended as…

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Jordan Brand signs Vladimir Guerrero Jr

Jordan Brand made a major addition to their baseball roster with the addition of Toronto Blue Jays slugger Vladimir Guerrero Jr. The 22-year-old is the son of Baseball Hall of Famers and Montreal Expos legend Vladimir Guerrero, Sr was ranked as the top international free agent by Baseball America in 2015, at just the age of 16. He was signed by the Blue Jays on July 2, 2015 for $3.9 million and quickly progressed through the minor league ranks, and was called up to the big show on April 24,…

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Woman says Dodgers pitcher Trevor Bauer choked her out during sex multiple times

I have no doubt that it pained ESPN to do this article. From Jeff Passan and Aldan Gonzalez of ESPN Editor’s note: This story contains graphic descriptions of sexual assault allegations. Los Angeles Dodgers star Trevor Bauer strangled a woman he was having sex with until she lost consciousness on multiple occasions, repeatedly punched her in the face during sex and left her with injuries that required hospitalization, the woman said in a domestic violence restraining order filed against Bauer on Monday. In a copy of the ex parte order obtained by ESPN,…

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Hall of Fame L.A. Dodgers skipper Tommy Lasorda passes at 93

From Beth Harris of the AP LOS ANGELES (AP) — Tommy Lasorda, the fiery Hall of Fame manager who guided the Los Angeles Dodgers to two World Series titles and later became an ambassador for the sport he loved during his 71 years with the franchise, has died. He was 93. The Dodgers said Friday that he had a heart attack at his home in Fullerton, California. Resuscitation attempts were made on the way to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead shortly before 11 p.m. Thursday. Lasorda had a…

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New York Mets reportedly finalising deal to acquire Francisco Lindor from Cleveland Indians

From ESPN: The New York Mets are finalizing a deal to acquire Francisco Lindor from the Cleveland Indians, sources told ESPN’s Jeff Passan. If the deal is completed as expected, shortstop Andres Gimenez would be part of the package going back to the Indians, sources told Passan. Since his MLB debut in 2015, Lindor ranks first among all shortstops in WAR (28.4), home runs (138) and extra-base hits, according to ESPN Stats & Information research. He also ranks second in RBIs (411) and runs (508), and fifth in OPS (.835) and slugging (.485), while batting .285. At…

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Atlanta Braves not changing name “tomahawk chop” under review

From ESPN: The Atlanta Braves said in an email to season-ticket holders Sunday that they will not be changing their nickname but will take a further look at the future of the tomahawk chop. The email was shared on Twitter by Paul Lukas, a journalist who runs the Uni Watch blog. He received it from a Braves season-ticket holder. The Braves confirmed the contents of the email when contacted by ESPN. “The Atlanta Braves honors, respects and values the Native American community,” the letter says in part. “As an organization, we have…

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BIG3’s Jermaine Taylor opens up about Achilles injury and wants to inspire others}

from big3.com: Jermaine Taylor was taken early in last year’s BIG3 draft by the Ball Hogs. A team that needed a do-it-all player that could play and defend multiple positions, Taylor was just that for Rick Barry’s squad. “Besides being one of the most athletic players in the BIG3, he’s really hungry, humble and wanting to prove himself on this stage.” Ball Hogs captain Brian Scalabrine said. Promised a lot of minutes, looking as good as ever, Taylor was ready and felt he’d breakout. Taylor had worked tirelessly to get…

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