This all came about two months after the NFL opened an investigation into allegations of workplace misconduct by team owner Jerry Richardson. A December article in Sports Illustrated said at least four former employees were paid to keep quiet about allegations of sexual harassment and the use of a racial slur directed at a former team scout.
Lucchesi told ESPN.com at the time that the allegations against her client were absolute fiction and part of a continued trend of allegations since the Hurneys began divorce proceedings in 2013.
The challenge for this league is how can we then bring that experience to our well over a billion fans around the world who will never get a chance to see a game in person, Silver said. So technology and creating a more immersive experience for fans is something that we spend a lot of time on at the league office.
This seems wise. The NBA is in the middle of a prosperous era with a lucrative television contract feeding into its galaxy of stars. Those broadcast rights have an expiration date attached, and there’s no telling where the market for live sporting events will be in 2025 when the current agreement expires, or even how we’ll consume the games.
Perhaps by then we won’t just be watching Bradley Beal. We’ll be experiencing the game through his eyes in real time, like we’re right there on the court with him.
This is why it is so important to get those early-round picks correct. We say that you can’t win a league in the first round, but you can lose it, and that is generally true. You don’t have to look beyond those owners who built their 2017 teams around players like Josh Donaldson, Miguel Cabrera and Jonathan Villar in the first two rounds.
Schoenfield: Probably not well. If it actually happens, it would be for a few pinch-hitting appearances in blowouts. The only way he starts a game is if the Mets are way out of the playoff race or have clinched the division and are playing a meaningless game the final weekend.
Speight transferred, and O’Korn is out of eligibility, leaving Harbaugh with redshirt sophomore Brandon Peters and redshirt freshman Dylan McCaffrey. These are touted recruits but inexperienced players, heading into a season when Harbaugh really needs to beat Michigan’s rivals and make some headway in the Big Ten.
Fortunately for Michigan, the QB transfer market had Shea Patterson to offer from the wreckage of Ole Miss. Now there’s an opportunity for the Wolverines to capitalize again with an experienced collegiate QB, as long as the NCAA grants Patterson immediate eligibility.