Analysis: NBA teams going all-in, and that's what it takes
The 2023 NBA playoffs are more than nine months away, and one thing is already clear. The Minnesota Timberwolves grabbed a megaphone and announced that to the world when they traded multiple players and several first-round picks — one of them in 2029, which means that youngster is currently 12 and probably can’t dunk yet — to the Utah Jazz for Rudy Gobert. There are solid arguments that can be made for no fewer than seven teams right now when debating who’ll represent the West in this coming season’s NBA Finals: defending champion Golden State, along with Phoenix, Dallas, the Los Angeles Clippers, Memphis, Denver and Minnesota are all on that list.news.yahoo.com
‘We’ll Make Them a Deal’: Floyd Mayweather Is So Confident In Antonio Brown That He Says If a Team Pays AB $20M He’ll Give It Back Under One Condition
Floyd Mayweather Jr has taken his talents to South Beach for years. However, now he is bringing Antonio Brown into that orbit. Mayweather joined “The […]news.yahoo.com
A-Rod, once scorned by Trump, in group buying his D.C. hotel
Former New York Yankees slugger Alex Rodriguez, once vilified by Donald Trump as a “druggie” and “joke” unworthy of wearing the pinstripes, is now a key part of an investment group seeking to buy the rights to the ex-president’s marquee Washington, D.C., hotel, people familiar with the deal told The Associated Press. A-Rod’s involvement in the $375 million deal, which could close within weeks, would make the athlete-turned-entrepreneur an unlikely financial savior for Trump, allowing him to recoup millions he invested and perhaps even emerge with a profit from his money-losing hotel. “This is just more proof that the only thing that matters to Trump is money," said Trump biographer Michael D’Antonio.news.yahoo.com
Big Papi elected to HOF; Bonds, Clemens, Schilling left out
David Ortiz was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in his first turn on the ballot, while steroid-tainted stars Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens were denied entry to Cooperstown in their final year under consideration by the Baseball Writers’ Association of America.
Jessie James Decker flaunts 'bikini clad' body in snapshot with Alex Rodriguez's pal Melanie Collins
The singer, 33, just wrapped vacationing with her husband, former NFL wide receiver Eric Decker and sportscaster Melanie Collins, who is pals with Jennifer Lopez’s ex-fiancé Alex Rodriguez.news.yahoo.com
Alex Rodriguez posts thirst trap on Instagram, asks fans if they prefer him in a suit or shirtless: '1 or 2?'
The former New York Yankees star posted a photo of him in swim trunks along with a photo of him in a suit. A-Rod asked fans to vote on their favorite outfit on his Instagram Story.news.yahoo.com
SPACs Were Hot in 2020 and Are Hotter Now. Here’s Why
Blank-check companies burst onto the financial stage in late 2019, becoming for more than a year the hot way to pull in money and make deals. Known as special purpose acquisition companies, or SPACs, they are shells that promise to buy another company with the money they attract. A record-breaking frenzy of more than 500 SPACs reeled in over $180 billion in the five quarters ended March 31. Some were backed by celebrities such as tennis champion Serena Williams and baseball star Alex Rodriguez wwashingtonpost.com
J-Rod continues: Lopez, Rodriguez say they're still together
FILE - In this Jan. 19, 2020 file photo, Jennifer Lopez, left, and Alex Rodriguez take a selfie as they arrive at the 26th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at the Shrine Auditorium & Expo Hall in Los Angeles. Lopez and Rodriguez said Saturday, March 13, 2021, in a statement that reports of their split are inaccurate, and they are working things through. Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez said Saturday that reports of their split are inaccurate, and they are working things through. “All the reports are inaccurate,” said the joint statement Saturday “from Jennifer and Alex,” emailed to The Associated Press by representatives. The couple was given the nickname "J-Rod" three years ago after they landed on the cover of Vanity Fair magazine.
J-Rod done: Lopez, Rodriguez call off 2-year engagement
Lopez and Rodriguez called off their two-year engagement, according to multiple reports based on anonymous sources. Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez called off their two-year engagement, according to multiple reports based on anonymous sources. The former slugger proposed to the actor a couple years ago after the celebrity couple started dating in early 2017. The last time Lopez and Rodriguez posted a photo together was last month in the Dominican Republic. In 2019, Rodriguez said he and Lopez had similar backgrounds and her latest film “Second Act” reflected the ties that drew them together.
The SEC says never invest in a SPAC based solely on a celebrity's involvement
The headquarters of the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is seen in Washington, DC, January 28, 2021. "Celebrity involvement in a SPAC does not mean that the investment in a particular SPAC or SPACs generally is appropriate for all investors," the SEC said in an investor alert posted on its website. "Never invest in a SPAC based solely on a celebrity's involvement or based solely on other information you receive through social media, investment newsletters, online advertisements, email, investment research websites, internet chat rooms, direct mail, newspapers, magazines, television, or radio," the SEC said in the alert. CNBC's Jim Cramer previously raised a red flag on these celebrity SPACs, saying they "feel like an inside joke for the super-rich." "These newer SPACs increasingly feel like an inside joke for the super-rich and a way for celebrities to monetize their reputations," he said.cnbc.com
Could more Hall of Fame shutouts be on the horizon?
The baseball Hall of Fame wont have any new players in the class of 2021 after voters decided no one had the merits on-the-field or off for enshrinement in Cooperstown on this year's ballot. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File)It could be a while before the Baseball Writers' Association of America votes anyone new into the Hall of Fame. AdSchilling wrote on Facebook that he has asked the Hall of Fame to remove his name from next year’s ballot. LAST CHANCEBonds and Clemens have one more year on the writers' ballot, and Schilling does, too, unless the Hall abides by his request for removal. OTHER AVENUESEven if the BBWAA doesn't vote anyone in next year, there's still a chance someone will be elected by one of the Eras Committees, which consider players no longer eligible for the BBWAA vote.
Baseball Hall gets no new members; Schilling 16 votes shy
Like many baseball writers, C. Trent Rosecrans viewed the Hall of Fame vote as a labor of love. Schilling, a right-handed ace who won three World Series titles, finished 16 votes short of the 75% threshold necessary for enshrinement. Schilling, Clemens and Bonds will be joined on next year's ballot by sluggers Alex Rodriguez and David Ortiz. Schilling wrote on Facebook that he would like the veterans committee to review his Hall case. “I’ll defer to the veterans committee and men whose opinions actually matter and who are in a position to actually judge a player,” Schilling wrote.
Jennifer Lopez, Alex Rodriguez endorse Joe Biden ahead of the November election
Jenny from the Block is voting for Joe Biden in this upcoming election. Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez endorsed Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden in a video released on Friday. As Jennifer said: The Latino community has the power to determine the outcome of this election. Vote: https://t.co/eoxT07d7QB pic.twitter.com/Nf08ln8XVj — Joe Biden (@JoeBiden) October 16, 2020The couple, along with Biden and his wife Dr. Jill Biden, discussed the importance of voting and encouraged Latinos to vote in the upcoming election. Biden is trying to increase his lead in the Latino community before the election.
LeMahieu, Soto batting champs in shortest season in century
The .245 big league batting average was the the lowest since .237 in 1968 and down from .252 last year. LeMahieu hit .364 for the New York Yankees, the highest for an AL batting champion since Minnesota’s Joe Mauer hit .365 in 2009 and well ahead of 2019 AL batting champion Tim Anderson of the Chicago White Sox, who finished second at .322. LeMahieu won the NL batting title with Colorado in 2016. “You've got to just roll with it.”Soto batted .351 for Washington and at 21 years, 11 months, 2 days became the youngest NL batting champion. Bieber and the Chicago Cubs’ Yu Darvish tied for the major league lead in wins with eight.
LEADING OFF: NL race down to final day — and maybe Monday
If St. Louis loses and San Francisco wins, the Cardinals would make up two games against Detroit on Monday that were postponed this season due to St. Louis' coronavirus outbreak. If the Giants and Brewers win, San Francisco needs St. Louis to lose both games against the Tigers on Monday. The 37-year-old Pence helped San Francisco to World Series championships in 2012 and 2014. A career .279 hitter, he had 244 home runs and 942 RBIs for Houston, Philadelphia, San Francisco and Texas. “He had a tremendous career, did a ton for the community in San Francisco and obviously for the San Francisco Giants,” Kapler said.
Gloria Estefan, Alex Rodriguez mark Latino impact on media
LOS ANGELES – Gloria Estefan, Alex Rodriguez and Eva Longoria will be among the participants in a monthlong online celebration of Latino contributions to television. It’s the first such event by Paley to coincide with Hispanic Heritage Month, which runs Sept. 15 to Oct. 15. Among the highlights of the event (all times Eastern):— “A Tribute to Hispanic Achievements on Television,” 8 p.m. Wednesday on Yahoo Entertainment. Estefan, Longoria, Edward James Olmos, Jimmy Smits and George Lopez are among those participating, with Soledad O’Brien as moderator. — “Telemundo’s ‘La Reina del Sur’: A Conversation with the Stars,” Oct. 2, Yahoo Entertainment and Yahoo en Español.
LEADING OFF: Blue Jays-Yanks, Padres go for 9th straight
San Diego Padres' Jurickson Profar, right, reacts after scoring on a fielder's choice in the seventh inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers, Monday, Sept. 14, 2020, in San Diego. Prized rookie Deivi García (1-1, 3.06 ERA) pitches for the Yankees, who have won five straight following a 5-16 slide. New York expects to get third baseman Gio Urshela and right-hander Jonathan Loaisiga back from the injured list. WILD WESTThe surging San Diego Padres go for their ninth straight victory and try to close within a half-game of the West-leading Dodgers when the NL's top two teams square off again at Petco Park. Lamb homered and doubled in his Athletics debut Monday, a 9-0 victory at Seattle that gave his new team a doubleheader split.
LEADING OFF: Blue Jays-Yanks, Darvish faces skidding Indians
Prized rookie Deivi García (1-1, 3.06 ERA) pitches for the Yankees, who have won five straight following a 5-16 slide. New York expects to get third baseman Gio Urshela and right-hander Jonathan Loaisiga back from the injured list. Sportico reported Cohen will own 95% of the team, with the rest staying with the Wilpon and Katz families. Former major league star Alex Rodriguez and fiancee Jennifer Lopez also tried to buy the team but dropped out of the bidding last month. Cohen also entered negotiations to buy the Mets last year, but the deal fell apart in February.
A-Rod/J-Lo out of Mets' bidding amid report Cohen set to buy
FILE - In this Dec. 13, 2019, file photo, Jennifer Lopez, left, and Alex Rodriguez sit courtside during an NBA basketball game between the Miami Heat and the Los Angeles Lakers in Miami. Rodriguez and Lopez have retained J.P. Morgan to represent them in raising capital for a possible bid for the New York Mets. The move was first reported by Variety and confirmed to The Associated Press by a person familiar with the decision who spoke on condition of anonymity because it was not announced. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File)
A-Rod/J-Lo out of Mets' bidding amid report Cohen set to buy
Rodriguez and Lopez have retained J.P. Morgan to represent them in raising capital for a possible bid for the New York Mets. Rodriguez announced Friday night that despite a fully funded offer at a record price, their group was pulling its offer. CNBC reported Friday night that Cohen had entered final negotiations and was expected to finalize a deal with the team in the coming days. Cohen also entered negotiations to purchase the Mets last year, but the deal fell apart in February. Rodriguez and Lopez emerged as potential buyers after Cohen's first negotiations fell apart.
Pujols moves up, passes A-Rod on career RBIs chart
HOUSTON Los Angeles Angels star Albert Pujols continued his climb up the career charts Monday night, passing Alex Rodriguez with his 2,087th RBI. The 40-year-old Pujols hit an RBI single in the fifth inning to top A-Rod. Pujols is batting .211 with three home runs and 12 RBIs this season. He's recently been out of the lineup for the Angels, who have the worst record in the American League. The three-time MVP and 10-time All-Star has 659 career home runs, one behind Willie Mays for fifth place.
Cole just misses 20th reg-season win in row, Yanks beat Rays
With two outs and a runner on, Cole had a 1-2 count on Ji-Man Choi, who came back to hit an RBI double. Jose Martinez followed with a two-run homer on the 107th pitch from a clearly tiring Cole. Cole was bidding to tie Roger Clemens, Jake Arrieta and Rube Marquard for the third-longest streak ever. His only loss since May 2019 came in Game 1 of the World Series last October, pitching for Houston against Washington. ... Rays C Mike Zunino was mired in an 0 for 23 slide before doubling off Cole during the fifth.
Yankees slugger Aaron Judge homers in 5th straight game
(AP Photo/Kathy Willens)NEW YORK Aaron Judge homered for the fifth consecutive game Sunday night, becoming the first New York Yankees player in 13 years to accomplish the feat. The previous Yankees hitter to go deep in five straight games was lex Rodrguez in September 2007. Judge joined A-Rod as the only players in club history to hit five home runs in the first eight games of a season. Judge had never homered in four games in a row until connecting during Saturday night's 5-2 victory over Boston. The shot Sunday gave Judge five homers and 12 RBIs in eight games this year.
Batter Up! Baseball, soundtrack of summer, is back - sort of
The Los Angeles Dodgers play the Los Angeles Angels at sunset during the fifth inning of a preseason baseball game, Tuesday, July 21, 2020, in Los Angeles. Rather than keeping players and club personnel sealed in a bubble environment, baseball teams will fly around the country, raising more health concerns. “Going to be 2020 coronavirus baseball,” Yankees star pitcher Gerrit Cole said. Los Angeles ace Clayton Kershaw had hoped to take part, but he was scratched from the opener because of back issues. “It’s that sound, it’s the summer sound.”___AP Baseball Writers Ronald Blum and Janie McCauley and AP Sports Writers Howard Fendrich and Joe Reedy contributed to this report.
A look back at big hits, bad calls as MLB eyes new draft era
(AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)NEW YORK Baseballs amateur draft is about to enter the next phase of its ongoing development same as all those young prospects picked every year. Even before the coronavirus pandemic, the 2020 version was ticketed for a move to Omaha, Nebraska, to coincide with the College World Series there. But with the top pick in the second June amateur draft in 1966, the New York Mets swung and missed. All that hype came to full fruition a decade later, when he was the World Series MVP as the Nationals won the franchises first championship last year. Prior to Appel, the only top overall picks who failed to reach the majors were Chilcott and left-hander Brien Taylor (Yankees, 1991).
Mark Cuban, Leonardo DiCaprio, and ARod go 'all in' to fight hunger caused by coronavirus
1, to raise as much money as possible for people who need food, and number two: to do it in an uplifting way," Rubin told CNBC. Fanatics founder, CEO, and billionaire Michael Rubin may be socially distanced from his business and social networks, but he's more connected than ever. "Right off the bat I said, 'I'm in,'" Alex Rodriguez told CNBC of his first phone call about the challenge from Rubin. Rodriguez and Jennifer Lopez have already committed to donating meals to Feeding America through Wheels Up's "Meals Up" initiative. ...When people come up with good ideas that can scale up, that's going to make a difference," Alex Rodriguez told CNBC.cnbc.com
MLB analyst Jessica Mendoza signs extension at ESPN, resigns from Mets
MLB analyst Jessica Mendoza signed a multiyear extension with ESPN, the network said in a press release Friday. She'll be resigning her role as a baseball operations advisor to the New York Mets. Mendoza, 39, will be the first woman to serve as a solo analyst on national baseball telecasts. She will also be the first woman to serve as a World Series game analyst on national radio this season, according to the release. Mendoza first joined ESPN in 2007 and has served as an analyst on Sunday Night Baseball since August 2015.cnbc.com
A-Rod: 'I work so much harder at my business than I did at baseball'
More than 11 years ago, former Major League Baseball star Alex Rodriguez told CNBC's Becky Quick he would rather be on the cover of Fortune magazine than Sports Illustrated. And since retiring from the New York Yankees and professional baseball in 2016, A-Rod has been busy focusing on his multiple businesses. "I work so much harder at my business than I did at baseball because I don't have the competitive advantage," Rodriguez told Quick on CNBC's "Squawk Box" on Wednesday. In 2008, Rodriguez founded Newport Property Construction, a real estate development firm, and in 2012, Monument Capital Management, a real estate investment firm. Monument Capital Management has acquired more than $700 million of real estate assets across the U.S.Rodriguez's interest in investing started at an early age; he dreamed of owning real estate since he was a kid.cnbc.com
Lopez, Rodriguez donate year's worth of food to elementary students
(Photo by Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images)(CNN) - Students at Jacksboro Elementary School will have food to eat for the next year thanks to Jennifer Lopez and her fianc Alex Rodriguez. On Oct. 2, Goins wrote, "Today I cried at work." A food pantry was formed after her story went viral and Lopez and Rodriguez stepped up. On Wednesday Lopez posted a video on her official Instagram account which showed her and Rodriguez Facetiming with Goins and some students. "When we heard about the students and amazing teachers at Jacksboro Elementary in Tennessee, we knew we had to help," Lopez wrote in the caption of the video she posted.
Did This Woman Find Underage Girls for Jeffrey Epstein? Today on Inside Edition
Did Ghislaine Maxwell recruit underage girls for Jeffrey Epstein's sex-trafficking ring? Maxwell, 57, allegedly groomed young women for the late Epstein. About half a million dollars' worth of personal items were stolen from Alex Rodriguez's rental SUV as he was out for dinner in San Francisco. A 16-year-old Fortnite champ was the victim of a "swatting" prank that saw armed officers surround his house. For more Inside Edition stories, tune in to today's show.
Items worth $500K stolen from A-Rod's rental car
KPIX via CNN(CNN) - MLB star-turned-sports broadcaster Alex Rodriguez reportedly was the victim Sunday night of a burglary, with the items taken worth $500,000, according to CNN affiliate KPIX. Rodriguez and other members of ESPN's broadcasting crew returned from a dinner out after working the Phillies-Giants game in San Francisco when they discovered someone had broken into their rental car, the station reported. Jewelry, bags, a camera, camera equipment, a laptop computer and electrical equipment were stolen, the San Francisco Police Department said. Police did not identify whom the items belong to. The valuables were worth $500,000, KPIX reported.
Happy 50th birthday, Jennifer Lopez!
Christopher Polk/Getty Images for NARAS(CNN) - Naturally, Jennifer Lopez got her dance on in honor of her milestone birthday. #leoseason #itsmypartytour #july24 Feeling #happiness #gratitude #love," the caption to the video read. She also posted a boomerang video on her Instagram stories which showed her sporting a sweatsuit with the words "It's my party" running across her backside. "#HappyBirthdayJLO It's your party, Jennifer!" Lopez responded to the posting, saying, "I'm crying....I love our life...I love you so much... thank you my beautiful Macho..."The-CNN-Wire & 2019 Cable News Network, Inc., a Time Warner Company.
Americans who experienced hate call racist Trump rhetoric "heartbreaking"
Los Angeles For many Americans, the words "go back to where you came from" cut like a knife. "At 8 years old, it's a powerful, horrible thing to tell someone that they don't belong there," Hoashi said. "You have to recognize the message, the destructiveness of the message, the ugliness of the intent behind it," Lopez said. Keisuke Hoashi, Ian Lopez and Alex Rodriguez CBS NewsThey're all Americans, all successful professionals, all still reeling from the memory. "If the president resorts to schoolyard taunts, then it seems to me that it gives free reign for anybody to go into those very same schoolyard taunts," Hoashi said.cbsnews.com
Former MLB star A-Rod wants to stop athletes from going broke
While they may make big salaries during their time on the field, many of them wind up broke once they leave the game. Former Major League Baseball star Alex Rodriguez is making it part of his mission to educate athletes about saving money. Rodriguez, a World Series companion who played for the New York Yankees, Texas Rangers and Seattle Mariners, is one of the highest-paid athletes of all time. He agrees it's important to teach young athletes who have no background in finance what to do with their new windfall. "You don't need to invest right now," Lasry said.cnbc.com
6/20: Alleged manifesto of Charleston suspect contains racist rants; Baseball fan has what A-Rod wants most
A website surfaced Saturday which appeared to offer new insights about alleged Charleston church gunman Dylann Roof. As Jeff Pegues reports, the online document included a racist manifesto and disturbing photos of the 21-year-old suspect; New York Yankees slugger Alex Rodriguez notched his 3,000th hit Friday night -- but the fan who caught it might not give it back. Steve Hartman interviewed Zach Hample a few years back and found out he plays hardball.cbsnews.com
New book "Blood Sport" details A-Rod, MLB steroid scandals
New book "Blood Sport" details A-Rod, MLB steroid scandals "Blood Sport: Alex Rodriguez, Biogenesis, and the Quest to End Baseball's Steroid Era" is a new book that details the MLB's crusade against steroid use and Alex Rodriguez's involvement with performance enhancing drugs during his career. Authors Tim Elfrink and Gus Garcia-Roberts join the "CBS This Morning" co-hosts for their first interview.cbsnews.com
"Blood Sport" says MLB allowed Alex Rodriguez to use PEDs
"Blood Sport" says MLB allowed Alex Rodriguez to use PEDs In a new book about the Biogenesis scandal, authors accuse the Major League Baseball of allowing Alex Rodriguez to use performance-enhancing drugs during his 2007 and 2008 seasons. Don Dahler reports on the evidence involving the Yankees slugger.cbsnews.com