Las Vegas native and Chicago Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant says it would be great if he could play major league baseball in the city he grew up in.
Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf talks about MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred’s comments about the A’s potentially moving to Las Vegas. (Courtesy KTVU)
The Arizona Diamondbacks have had discussions with the city of Henderson regarding the possibility of relocating the team to Nevada. Henderson gave its side of the story, now it’s time to hear from the people of Arizona. LVRJ host Cassie Soto and LVRJ Sports Columnist Ed Graney made the trip to Phoenix to hear first-hand reactions from fans who have followed the team since its inception in 1998.
Henderson officials tried to lure Arizona Diamondbacks from Phoenix with four potential stadium sites in mind, including one behind the future home of the future Raiders headquarters. Discussions between the team and the city stalled out, but Henderson still wants to attract professional sports to the area.(Heidi Fang/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
MGM Resorts International signed a sports betting sponsorship agreement with the NBA in July It was the first professional sports league to have official ties with a legal sports betting house. The deal came just two months after the U.S. Supreme Court overturned a law prohibiting sports betting in most states. In October, MGM became the first gaming company to sign a sports betting partnership with the NHL. In November, MGM became the first gaming company to sign a sports betting partnership with the MLB. Financial terms of Tuesday’s deal and earlier partnerships have not been announced.
Robinson Cano Suspended from 80 Games for Drug Policy Violation The MLB suspended the Seattle Mariners second baseman after he tested positive for Furosemide, a diuretic for people with heart, kidney and stroke issues. Jared Diamond, a writer for ‘The Wall Street Journal,’ tweeted Cano’s statement. Robinson Cano Robinson Cano Robinson Cano Robinson Cano The eight-time All-Star is making $24 million this season and is owed $120 million as part of a 10-year deal, according to ‘Sports Illustrated.’ He will serve his suspension while on the disabled list due to an injury from Sunday’s game against the
7 MLB Teams With the Best Odds of Making
the Playoffs, via Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook 5. Boston Red Sox (-310) 4. Chicago Cubs (-360) 3. New York Yankees (-400) 2. Washington Nationals (-700) 1. (3 tied for -1100) Astros, Indians and Dodgers
Adidas Signs New York Yankees Star Aaron Judge The slugger is set to
don a new set of stripes this
season after signing with
the apparel company. Aaron Judge Terms of the deal were not disclosed. The deal includes branding on his batting gloves and wristbands. Judge, the AL’s reigning Rookie of the Year, was previously under contract with Under Armour since 2014. Judge won the American League Rookie of the Year award last season after setting an MLB record for most homers in a rookie season (52).
Big League Weekend brought fans out to Cashman Field to see the Chicago Cubs and Cleveland Indians square off for a couple games.
Zac Pacleb and Betsy Helfand talk about Big League Weekend, including Kris Bryant enjoying his hometown and plans to expand it in the future.
MLB to Honor Florida Shooting Victims With Hats This week, where 19-year-old former student Nikolas Cruz fatally shot 17 people. The hats were worn during warm ups and will be sported during the exhibition openers. The hats may later be signed The two exhibition games begin Friday in West Palm Peach, FL and near Jupiter, NJ.