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Guardians GM Mike Chernoff says Blitzer's arrival not changing operating style

Daily / Friday, July 1, 2022
Guardians GM Mike Chernoff “does not expect the Guardians’ operating philosophy to change” after co-Owner David Blitzer’s minority ownership stake "was approved," according to Maria Ridenour of the AKRON BEACON JOURNAL. Chernoff said, “In terms of how it affects the operating model of the Cleveland Guardians, that’s not for...

Source: NWSL expansion talks continue, Utah "expected" to join in '24

Daily / Friday, July 1, 2022
NWSL Commissioner Jessica Berman confirmed that "two teams will be added for the 2024 season,” according to by Jeff Kassouf of ESPN.com. Berman said she has heard from "over 30 investor groups" interested in the league. Sources said that a "handful of them are truly serious and...

Kevin Durant's trade request wreaks havoc on Nets

Daily / Friday, July 1, 2022
The Kevin Durant-Kyrie Irving era at the Nets "ended Thursday in almost the same bombshell fashion that it began exactly three years ago," after Durant called Nets Owner Joe Tsai "asking for a trade," according to Barbara Barker of NEWSDAY. While Nets GM Sean Marks is "sure...

Avs' victory parade draws estimated 500,000

Morning Buzz / Friday, July 1, 2022
Denver officials estimate that the Avalanche's Stanley Cup championship parade and rally drew "at least 500,000 people downtown on Thursday." Appearing on stage in "various states of inebriation," the Avalanche players "did not disappoint" the throngs of fans. Fans "clad in burgundy and blue leaned out apartment windows...

Oh My God CEO Xiaowen Shan resigns

Esports / Thursday, June 30, 2022
Chinese esports organization Oh My God (OMG) announced today on Weibo that CEO Xiaowen Shan has resigned. The organization has not announced the replacement for her position yet, and it did not disclose the reason behind her resignation. Founded in 2012, OMG is one of the...

Chelsea owners to review alleged toxic culture in marketing department

Daily / Thursday, June 30, 2022
EPL club Chelsea's new owners have "commissioned an investigation into accusations of a toxic culture of bullying within their marketing team” after it emerged that former Head of Content & Production Richard Bignell "took his own life," according to Ben Rumsby of the London TELEGRAPH. The club...

Gary Denbo out as Marlins VP; was a big Jeter hire

Morning Buzz / Thursday, June 30, 2022
The Marlins "have parted ways" with VP/Player Development & Scouting Gary Denbo , a source confirmed. Denbo was former team CEO  Derek Jeter ’s "first big front office hire after the Bruce Sherman ownership group took over the franchise in late 2017." Prior to that, Denbo...

Avs expect big crowd for championship parade

Morning Buzz / Thursday, June 30, 2022
The Stanley Cup champion Avalanche today will parade down 17th Street in downtown Denver, "from Union Station to Civic Center Park." More than 200,000 fans are "expected to attend." The Avalanche "did a practice lap at Coors Field on Wednesday evening before" the Rockies hosted the Dodgers. At the...
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