Franchises

A's to explore possibility of leaving Oakland

Daily / Tuesday, May 11, 2021
The A's today said that they "will start exploring the possibility of relocating with the blessing" of MLB. The move "could put pressure on local government officials to greenlight a new stadium project that has spent years in limbo." The A's have long prioritized building a waterfront stadium in...

Sources: T'Wolves sale still not done deal

Daily / Tuesday, May 11, 2021
Marc Lore and Alex Rodriguez 's 30-day exclusive negotiating window to purchase the T'Wolves from Glen Taylor "has ended without a formal deal," according to sources. Sources said that both sides are "continuing to negotiate in good faith in an attempt to reach an...

Raptors' focus turns to Ujiri as team finishes up forgettable season

Daily / Tuesday, May 11, 2021
The Raptors will miss the playoffs for the first time since '13, as this season will "go down as one of the most memorable in history -- for all the wrong reasons," according to Lori Ewing of the CP. They were the NBA's "only team playing outside its home market, or...

Festive Opening Day planned for WooSox' long-awaited home opener

Daily / Tuesday, May 11, 2021
The Triple-A East Worcester Red Sox are "scheduled to play their first home game ever" at 3:05pm ET this afternoon at the new Polar Park, marking the culmination of a "tortuous journey for the WooSox," according to a front-page piece by Bill Ballou of the Worcester TELEGRAM...

Jaguars' Tebow addition could take spotlight off Meyer, Lawrence

Daily / Tuesday, May 11, 2021
The Jaguars reportedly plan to sign Tim Tebow to a one-year deal as a TE, and his impending addition to the team "serves as a fine bit of media and fan diversion from Jacksonville’s two very important rookies: head coach Urban Meyer and quarterback Trevor Lawrence," according...

WNBA Mystics continue social justice push with new Nike jerseys

Daily / Tuesday, May 11, 2021
The WNBA has long been at the forefront of social justice campaigns, but efforts from the Washington Mystics are "often at another level," according to Kareem Copeland of the WASHINGTON POST. The Mystics' latest "front-facing effort" came in the team's apparel. The Mystics' "Rebel" edition Nike...

Columbus SC president stresses fans, community had say in rebrand

Daily / Tuesday, May 11, 2021
Columbus SC President Tim Bezbatchenko said that fans "should continue to call the team 'the Crew,' but that focus groups with some supporters and the community informed the club that the city needed to be highlighted more in the name," hence the official change from Columbus...

Braves' weekend attendance tops 100,000 at full-capacity Truist Park

Daily / Tuesday, May 11, 2021
The Braves "drew more than 100,000 fans" for last weekend's series at Truist Park as the team "returned to full seating capacity for the first time since the start of the pandemic," according to Tim Tucker of the ATLANTA JOURNAL-CONSTITUTION. The "combined announced attendance of 107,633 for...

Union to have full capacity in late June

Daily / Tuesday, May 11, 2021
The Union's Subaru Park "will reopen" to full capacity for the June 23 game against the Crew, marking the "first opportunity for a full house since the 2019 playoffs." The Union said that season-ticket holders "will be able to return to their regular seats." The team will also "resume...

Red Sox doubling capacity at Fenway tonight

Daily / Tuesday, May 11, 2021
The Red Sox return home on tonight to "start a six-game homestand, and more fans will be there to welcome them." Fenway Park has been approved for 25% capacity by state officials, which will be "approximately 9,500." The first 19 home games were limited to 12%, and the largest...