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Kobe Bryant, Super Bowl LIV, Dusty Baker Dominate Daily Sports New

January 28, 2020

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Houston Astros and Dusty Baker are working on manager deal, the negotiations say Baker is working to finalize an agreement to become manager.

Former Pittsburgh Pirates OF Starling Marte is heading to the Arizona Diamondbacks.

The Cincinnati Reds had committed just $121.1 million in free agency during the 2010s, the lowest total of any team. Less than the Rays. Less than the Marlins. Less than the A’s.

The Reds have agreed to a four-year, $64 million deal for outfielder Nicholas Castellanos, on top of already signing Mike Moustakas ($64 million), outfielder Shogo Akiyama from Japan ($21 million) and pitcher Wade Miley ($15 million).

Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Ryan Braun admitted recently that the upcoming 2020 season could very well be his last.

“There’s at least a chance this is my last fan fest as a player,” the 36-year-old Braun said. “You definitely get a little nostalgic and think about how quickly it goes by. I’ve thought about it a little bit, but for me, the goal is always to stay fully present and try to be the best version of myself as a player this year, and then figure out the future when I get through the season.”

Right-handed reliever Brandon Kintzler has agreed to a one-year deal with the Miami Marlins, the deal is for $3 million. Kintzler, 35, is coming off one of the best seasons of his career, having compiled a 2.68 ERA and 1.018 WHIP with the Chicago Cubs.

In the wake of the Houston Astros’ role in the sign-stealing scandal, Los Angeles Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw said he’s waiting for one thing: an apology.

Baseball from Little League to MLB is reworking its social media strategy to engage with the next generation of fans.

A federal investigator says the pilot of the helicopter that crashed outside Los Angeles, killing Kobe Bryant and eight others, told air traffic controllers in his last message that he was climbing to avoid a cloud layer before the aircraft plunged more than 1,000 feet into a hillside.

Kobe Bryant leaves lasting impact on women’s basketball always had an interest in women’s basketball even before his daughter Gianna started excelling in the sport.

Jeered like a traitor just a few miles from the high school where he won a state title, Kobe Bryant stewed on the bench as the final minutes of the 2002 All-Star game ticked away. Nearly every fan in Philadelphia had booed the hometown guy whenever he touched the ball.

AC Milan is preparing a tribute to Kobe Bryant ahead of cup game. The AC Milan soccer team says it will wear black armbands and observe a minute’s silence during an Italian Cup game in memory of devout fan Kobe Bryant.

Over 280,000 fans signed a petition for the NBA to make Kobe Bryant the new logo silhouette.

Boston Celtics forward Gordon Hayward disputes that he tried to commit a free throw lane violation to ensure that Kobe Bryant would score 60 points in the final game of his career.

The NBA absolutely made the right call in postponing Tuesday night’s game in Los Angeles between the Lakers and the Clippers.

Police on Tuesday said a 21-year-old male has turned himself in after a backpack reportedly belonging to former NBA star Allen Iverson that contained $500,000 worth of jewelry was stolen.

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo acknowledged that it’s “not a bad idea” to reach out to New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady before Super Bowl LIV. Garoppolo acknowledged that he received an encouraging text from Brady this week.

Patrick Mahomes will be the seventh quarterback of African-American descent to start in a Super Bowl, and he could become just the third to win it if the Kansas City Chiefs beat the San Francisco 49ers in Super Bowl LIV on Sunday.

San Francisco 49ers offensive assistant Katie Sowers will become the first female member of an NFL staff to coach in a Super Bowl, Sowers is still trying to wrap her head around that idea.

Approximately 26 million Americans, more than one in 10 adults, may combine to bet an estimated $6.8 billion on Super Bowl LIV.

There will be 28 long-form commercials during the Super Bowl broadcast, which Fox defines as any spot longer than 45-seconds or more. There will also be several 60-second ads, as well as a few 90-second ads.

The Oakland Raiders have officially left for Las Vegas, but the San Francisco 49ers will have the sixth-largest media market in the U.S. all to itself, bringing several potential business benefits.

Judge frees Antonio Brown from house arrest, the NFL free agent has been freed from house arrest as he awaits trial on charges that he attacked the driver of a moving truck.

49% of U.S. sports fans say they are open to watching a new pro football league during the NFL offseason.

 Russell Okung wants to disrupt the NFL establishment by having the Players Association be far more confrontational with owners.

The National Championship program, the LSU Tigers are bringing back Bo Pelini as defensive coordinator, the position he held when the Tigers won a national championship in the 2007 season.

The Mountain West, in conjunction with JMI Sports, announced today a 12-year multimedia rights agreement which will begin on July 1, 2020 and run through the 2031-32 academic year.

Roger Federer overcame seven match points in the Australian Open quarterfinals to turn things around and edge Tennys Sandgren of the United States in five sets.

Under Armour has faltered, hurt by slumping sales and unflattering revelations about its corporate culture. It is grasping for a hold in the fiercely competitive sports apparel market even as it undergoes the biggest management shift in its history.

YouTube will become the exclusive streaming partner for all of the game publisher’s big esports titles, including the upcoming season of the Overwatch League and the Call of Duty League.

ESPN has big plans for its digital programming in 2020, with the company expected to air more than 500 live shows on YouTube, Twitter, Snapchat and Facebook, as well as its own platforms.

ESPN+ to get streaming deal as PGA Tour wraps up TV talks. ESPN has emerged the winner of the streaming sweepstakes for the PGA Tour contract.

Bleacher Report is ready for some football. Long dominated by its hoops coverage, the digital sports hub for millennial and Gen Z fans this season launched a football brand–Gridiron–and is heading to the Super Bowl in Miami for a live experience that will tie in other parts of parent company AT&T and sponsors including Taco Bell, DiGiorno, Wrangler and State Farm.

Under Armour has faltered, hurt by slumping sales and unflattering revelations about its corporate culture. It is grasping for a hold in the fiercely competitive sports apparel market even as it undergoes the biggest management shift in its history.

Churchill Downs addresses surge in horse deaths. The corporate owner of a New Orleans horse racing track has met with Louisiana’s Racing Commission to address a surge in horse deaths there.

NBC’s Tokyo 2020 Olympics will have Snapchat content to include four daily shows. US broadcaster’s Olympic ad sales revenue has reached US$1.1bn.

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