COLLEGE FOOTBALL NEWS, SEASON IS UPON US

A potentially quiet silly season for coaching moves can quickly turn into whirlwind of big openings. That was the case last year when Nebraska and Florida descended into tumultuous seasons and fired third-year coaches who had winning records in 2016. Multimillion dollars buyouts be damned. The reality is most FBS coaches are one truly terrible season away from being … Read moreCOLLEGE FOOTBALL NEWS, SEASON IS UPON US

LA DODGERS GET MANNY MACHADO, TRADE DEADLINE NEARS

MLB For the past day, the Baltimore Orioles trading shortstop Manny Machado to the Los Angeles Dodgers for a prospect package has felt like a fait accompli. The only thing that could stop the deal from happening before the regular season resumed was, well, an act of God — or, the joke went, Baltimore’s medical staff finding an issue with one … Read moreLA DODGERS GET MANNY MACHADO, TRADE DEADLINE NEARS

MANNY MACHADO HAS MANY SUITORS AS THE TRADE DEADLINE NEARS

The Baltimore Orioles are expected to have a busy month leading into the July 31 trade deadline. Their main item of business? Finding the best possible deal in exchange for shortstop and impending free agent Manny Machado. Predictably, the Orioles have already drummed up a bidding war for their franchise player — a busy one, … Read moreMANNY MACHADO HAS MANY SUITORS AS THE TRADE DEADLINE NEARS

MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL NEWS & NOTES

Dave Dombrowski, the general manager of the Boston Red Sox, spoke to reporters on Saturday afternoon and revealed that he had spoken extensively to Brian Cashman, his counterpart with the Yankees, the day before. It was a cordial chat, no doubt, but surely no substantive strategic plans were divulged. For, just as their teams are … Read moreMAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL NEWS & NOTES