Bryce Harper, 17, from Las Vegas touched every base on his first on-field day as a professional baseball player Friday at Viera, Fla. Joining about 40 other prospects with the Washington Nationals’ entry in the Florida Instructional League, the No. 1 overall draft pick went through three hours of drills in preparation for league play, which begins Thursday. Clockwise from top left, Harper signs autographs for a long line of fans after practice; listens to instruction from infield coordinator Jeff Garber; makes practice throws alongside fellow outfield prospect Destin Hood; playfully balances his helmet on his finger while waiting his turn in a baserunning drill; and faces live pitching during batting practice.
Golden Knights right wing Mark Stone is the first non-center to be a finalist for the Frank J. Selke Trophy since 2007.
Kobe Jenkins, a 6-foot, 170-pounder who attends Bullard High School in Fresno, California, made the Fresno Bee’s first-team County/Metro Athletic Conference squad.
The agreement was announced Tuesday at Encore during the NHL’s Advancing Equity Summit, at which commissioner Gary Bettman appeared with the tennis legend.
Raiders defensive end Clelin Ferrell, the No. 4 overall selection, and cornerback Trayvon Mullen, the No. 40 overall choice, signed four-year rookie contracts Tuesday.
Over a stretch of 16 innings, Tyler Alexander has given up one earned run on 12 hits with 20 strikeouts and seven walks.
The documents released by sport’s highest court show that Caster Semenya responded that being described as biologically male “hurts more than I can put in words.”
The running back’s voyage to a first-round pick has been well chronicled, his own words describing a youth of poverty, homeless for a time and living out of a car.
With the league’s added emphasis on speed and skill, 5-7 Cole Caufield will serve as an interesting case study in the first round of the NHL draft Friday in Vancouver, British Columbia.
Some golfers stay away from courses because of triple-digit temperatures, but others embrace the season because rates are drastically reduced.
The Las Vegas pro sports bettor is expected to appear on the next “Jeopardy!” Tournament of Champions, but details have yet to be announced.