Sabres expected to pay out $19.1 million in signing bonuses to players
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Sabres expected to pay out $19.1 million in signing bonuses to players

By Tommy Fradenburg Contributing Writer for Telegraph Local | See @tommyfradenburg The Buffalo Sabers are joining an NHL-wide movement in paying its players their expected signing bonuses on schedule; despite COVID-19 related financial struggles. NHLPA plans to contest NHL ruling on unsigned free-agents The Sabers will pay just over $19 million of a total $300 […]

MLB commissioner Rob Manfred quickly rejects union's 70-game proposal
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MLB commissioner Rob Manfred quickly rejects union’s 70-game proposal

By Tommy Fradenburg Contributing Writer for Telegraph Local| See @tommyfradenburg Another day, another rejected proposal for a 2020 MLB season; with the commissioner Rob Manfred and the owners saying no to the MLBPA’s latest offer. MLB sends 60-game offer to players as leaders meet The union’s offer of 70-games, full prorated salaries and expanded playoffs […]

Yankees up in arms over release of letter allegedly showing ‘serious’ sign-stealing
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Yankees up in arms over release of letter allegedly showing ‘serious’ sign-stealing

By Tommy Fradenburg Contributing Writer for Telegraph Local | See @tommyfradenburg When Major League Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred gave the Boston Red Sox their sign-stealing punishment; it seemed one of the most controversial scandals in league history had run its course. But a judge’s decision to open a 2017 letter from Manfred to the New […]

Panthers move Jerry Richardson statue from outside stadium as precaution
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Panthers move Jerry Richardson statue from outside stadium as precaution

By Tommy Fradenburg Contributing Writer for Telegraph Local |See @tommyfradenburg The Carolina Panthers have been as outspoken as any sports franchise about the Black Lives Matter movement since the murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis, Minnesota on May 25. Iowa strength coach Chris Doyle put on leave after former players voice negative experiences Multiple players […]

Vikings' Dalvin Cook very unlikely to hold out in his bid for a new contract
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Vikings Dalvin Cook reportedly holding out for contract extension

By Tommy Fradenburg Contributing Writer for Telegraph Local | See @tommyfradenburg If the Minnesota Vikings returned to team activities tomorrow, star running back Dalvin Cook wouldn’t be present. NFL Announces Proposed Safety Protocols For Players’ Return To Team Facilities At least not according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, who said he will “no longer participate in […]

Iowa strength coach Chris Doyle put on leave after former players voice negative experiences
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Iowa strength coach Chris Doyle put on leave after former players voice negative experiences

By Tommy Fradenburg Contributing Writer for Telegraph Local | See @tommyfradenburg Iowa University football strength coach Chris Doyle is currently feeling the power of social media. Bills Rookie QB Jake Fromm Apologizes For ‘Elite White People’ Text Head coach Kirk Ferentz announced the long-time staff member would remain on administrative leave until the conclusion of […]

MLB commissioner Rob Manfred quickly rejects union's 70-game proposal
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MLBPA stands firm against additional pay cuts, ‘resoundingly’ rejects league’s plan

By Tommy Fradenburg Contributing Writer for Telegraph Local | See @tommyfradenburg Major League Baseball and the MLB Player’s Association are not the best of friends at the moment. The MLBPA once again rejected MLB’s proposal for a 2020 season on Thursday; ensuring another stage of what have been difficult negotiations. Hundreds Of Minor League Players […]

MLB commissioner 'not confident' for 2020 season
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Owners reportedly willing to pay players full, prorated salary on shortened season

By Tommy Fradenburg Contributing Writer for Telegraph Local | See @tommyfradenburg Of the four major professional sports in the United States, Major League Baseball is dealing with COVID-19 complications the worst. But progress might be on the horizon; with team owners reportedly willing to pay the full prorated salaries agreed to on March 26. Hundreds […]

Lewis Hamilton and Michael Jordan speak out after George Floyd's death
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Lewis Hamilton and Michael Jordan speak out after George Floyd’s death

By Tommy Fradenburg Contributing Writer for Telegraph Local | See @tommyfradenburg For the past few months, COVID-19 has dominated the headlines; generating massive amounts of both headlines and controversy. One dead in Louisville after police and national guard ‘return fire’ on protesters But on May 25, Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin responded to a report […]

MLB commissioner 'not confident' for 2020 season
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Some MLB owners ‘perfectly willing’ to cancel 2020 season to save money

By Tommy Fradenburg Contributing Writer for Telegraph Local | See @tommyfradenburg Beware baseball fans: the 2020 season could be in serious jeopardy. Players balk at MLB’s proposal to cut salaries After the Major League Baseball Players’ Association (MLBPA) rejected MLB’s first proposal for a COVID-19 shortened season last week; some owners have reportedly said they’d […]

FBS conferences, CBS, ESPN, FOX release statement on delayed college football schedule release
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FBS conferences, CBS, ESPN, FOX release statement on delayed college football schedule release

By Tommy Fradenburg Contributing Writer for Telegraph Local | See @tommyfradenburg With less than 100 days between now and the scheduled start of the 2020-21 college football season; there is still no set approach in place for dealing with COVID-19 complications. On Tuesday, major conferences and television networks got together to announce that they’re still […]