MLB threatens to move Athletics to Las Vegas if Oakland doesn’t drop lawsuit, officials say

first_imgThe move apparently blindsided the A’s and prompted MLB commissioner Rob Manfred to tell local government officials the team might relocate to Las Vegas if the lawsuit isn’t dropped,The San Francisco Chronicle first reported the threat, and Schaaf confirmed it in an interview with KTVU Related News Justin Verlander pushed Astros for ALDS Game 4 start on short rest Angels hiring of Joe Maddon a ‘fait accompli,’ report says The Athletics could move to Las Vegas if the city of Oakland does not drop its lawsuit against Alameda County and the A’s, Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf said Tuesday.Alameda County is attempting to sell its stake in ownership to the A’s, but Oakland is suing to try and stop the transaction.center_img “The reports of that are accurate,” Schaaf said. “That is the city that came out of his mouth.”Schaaf also confirmed that MLB commissioner Rob Manfred said the A’s might move to Las Vegas as a result of the lawsuit.”The reports of that are accurate. That is the city that came out of his mouth,” Schaaf said. pic.twitter.com/4od8koS5Kn— KTVU (@KTVU) October 8, 2019Schaff also said she is committed to keeping the team in Oakland, but it will not come at the cost of the city.“I’ve been clear about the path to keeping the A’s in Oakland — build a privately financed ballpark that’s responsible to taxpayers and enhances neighborhood vitality,” she said, via KPIX on Monday.The A’s and MLB have had a tenuous relationship in recent years as the team has been in pursuit of a new ballpark as the Coliseum is one of the oldest stadiums in baseball and in dire need of an update.MLB has considered moves in the past to cities like Montreal, which lost its team when the Expos moved to Washington and became the Nationals in 2005. The league is considering letting the Rays play half their games in Montreal and Tampa, so there are clearly other options out there for a team like the A’s, even if Montreal is not the first one.Oakland city council member Larry Reid believes Manfred will move the team if his hand is forced even if Schaff wants to keep the team in Oakland. “I don’t think he was bluffing,” Reid said. “He was very serious.” The Warriors are moving from Oracle Arena in Oakland to the Chase Center in San Francisco this season. The Raiders will move to Las Vegas from Oakland in 2020, leaving the A’s will be the only team remaining in the city after that.last_img read more

Pep Guardiola: It will take decades to replicate Barcelona’s success

first_img Sport EN The coach spoke in a press conference on Friday when he was questioned by the media after the team’s 4-0 defeat by Barcelona in the Champions League. “That is my only target, with the players that are working with every single day. “I worked in Barcelona, Munich, now I work here, but the players are completely different – I need time. Upd. at 12:02 “I hear many times people say that Pep is coming here to change English football. I said at the beginning to forget about it because I am not coming here to change absolutely anything.  “Yes, I am responsible for the outcome (in Barcelona),” he said.  CEST “But to become a good journalist, you need time – it’s the same with me. Pep Guardiola says that it would take decades to replicate Barcelona’s success at Manchester City, saying Johan Cruyff started it in the late 80s. “Of course I’m not going to play long balls when the tallest striker I have is short, but of course I’m going to use Aguero, who has the quality to score goals in the right moment. “I want to learn and I will try to change one way to play for my players. I will try to convince them they can have fun and play good and win as many games as possible and fight for titles.  “But to achieve what they (Barcelona) achieve, we need decades. Cruyff started when he arrived in 1989/90.  “I’ve come here for three years, my third month at Barcelona and Bayern Munich was much better than my third month here. 22/10/2016 “That is why Manchester City called me, to try to play in the way I believe with the players that I have. “I am ambitious, but not to change what is impossible to change in the short time. It’s impossible.”last_img read more

Denis Suarez & Yerry Mina named among worst Premier League signings

first_img Everton boss criticises Yerry Mina’s first season in England CEST 2. Andre-Frank Zambo Anguissa (Fulham, 22 million pounds) 12. Yerry Mina (Everton, 27.5 million pounds) RELATED STORIES IN SPORT.ES 23/04/2019 7. Adama Diakhaby (Huddersfield, 9 million pounds) 8. Ben Gibson (Burnley, 16 million pounds) 5. Alireza Jahanbakhsh (Brighton, 17 million pounds) At the top of the list is Manchester United’s Fred, who cost 52 million pounds last summer, while ex-England internationals Joe Hart (Burnley) and Jack Wilshere (West Ham) also feature.  Upd. at 20:49 Worst signings in the Premier League 2018/2019: 1. Fred (Manchester United, 52 million pounds)center_img 6. Joe Hart (Burnley, 3.5 million pounds) Anna Pérez Roura 4. Maxine Le Marchand (Fulham, 30 million pounds with Jean-Michael Seri) Denis has not found his place in London and has played just 95 minutes across six games. And with only a few games remaining in the Premier League, he’s not going to play much more. He’s 10th on the list.  Yerry Mina, sold to Everton last summer, and Denis Suarez, currently on loan at Arsenal, have both been named and hsmaed.  ‘The Athletes Hub’ have named their 12 worst signing in the Premier League this season and two of the names on the list are past and present Barcelona players.  9. Kepa Arrizabalaga (Chelsea, 71.6 million pounds) 10. Denis Suarez (Arsenal, loan from FC Barcelona) 11. Mohamed Elyounoussi (Southampton, 16 million pounds) 3. Jack Wilshere (West Ham, free) Colombian international Yerry Mina, who left Barça for 30 million euros, is 12th on the list. Injuries have held him back and he’s only played 14 games for Everton.  Denis Suárez y Yerry Mina, entre los peores fichajes de la Premierlast_img read more

Chelsea move for Nicolo Barella and Gonzalo Higuain in January

first_imgAdvertisement iNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs2kjWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Ehfh0( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) n3bWould you ever consider trying this?😱14aetCan your students do this? 🌚ash28dchRoller skating! Powered by Firework Chelsea eye Cagliari midfielder Nicolo Barella and fiercely back up the signing of AC Milan striker Gonzalo Higuain in this month’s transfer window, as Cesc Fabregas leaves the club and Eden Hazard being on the cusp of moving over to Spain to don Real Madrid’s white kit. Advertisement The Blues’ star midfielder Cesc Fabregas played his last and final game for the Premier League side yesterday as they cruised past Nottingham Forest 2-0 at Stamford Bridge in the clubs’ third round FA Cup clash, to advance to the next round of the competition. Forward Eden Hazard has constantly been linked with a move to Real Madrid as soon as this month, and with the injuries sustained by Chelsea in various positions over the course of their last few games, the club try to find a way to solve their problems.Amongst the most favored and probable signings for the club, midfielder Nicolo Barella is a prime target as head coach Maurizio Sarri wishes to replace Fabregas this month and sources have confirmed that Barella is on their radar, although uncertainty looms over the Italian’s move to London. Barella’s club have asked for a fee of £45 million for their player, and Chelsea remain in the hunt for him as Inter and Napoli chase not far behind.Advertisement However, the signing of a striker remains the club’s top priority as Alvaro Morata has failed to impress, and in lieu of the same, AC Milan ace Gonzalo Higuain is reported to solve the problem for Chelsea, who is currently on loan from Juventus. But the club will look to buy the Argentine forward on a permanent basis for a £32m fee.Read also:-Advertisement Cesc Fabregas celebrates 500 games in the EPLOlivier Giroud injury puts Chelsea ‘in trouble’ – SarriEden Hazard to Real Madrid may finally become a reality this year Advertisementlast_img read more

NBA Recap, 6/2/19 – Celtics claim huge win over Warriors

first_imgBoston Celtics’ Kyrie Irving, left, and Gordon Hayward, right, defend against Golden State Warriors’ Kevin Durant (35) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, March 5, 2019, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)Advertisement 92xNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vsaa9qpqWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E5tuqm( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 9e01Would you ever consider trying this?😱8rziaCan your students do this? 🌚53r45Roller skating! Powered by Firework The Boston Celtics claimed a statement win at the home of the champions. Led by Gordon Hayward, they defeated the Golden State Warriors 128-95. Hayward scored 30 points, and Kyrie Irving added 19 points and 11 assists for the Celtics. The Warriors were without Klay Thompson, and Stephen Curry top-scored for them with 23 points.Advertisement Karl-Anthony Towns scored 41 points as the Timberwolves won 131-120 against the Oklahoma City Thunder. Russell Westbrook and Paul George combined for 63 points, but the Thunder fell short in the end. Jeff Teague supplemented Towns with 16 points and 12 assists.Advertisement The Houston Rockets defeated the Toronto Raptors 107-95 behind a strong defensive performance. James Harden scored 35 points for Houston. Kawhi Leonard top-scored for the Raptors with 26.Despite Joel Embiid absence, the 76ers won 114-106 against the Magic. J. J. Redick scored 26 for Philadelphia, and Evan Fournier had 25 for Orlando. Bojan Bogdanovic’s 27 points led the Pacers past the Chicago Bulls. Zach LaVine scored 27 for the struggling Bulls.Advertisement The Memphis Grizzlies won against the Portland Trail Blazers, as Mike Conley Jr. scored 40 points. Damian Lillard and C. J. McCollum combined for 51 points for the Blazers. It was Conley’s career high in points, and it enabled the Grizzlies to upset Portland.That’s all the action from today, visit this space tomorrow for more of the same! Advertisementlast_img read more

Top guns eye the draft

first_imgBy JARROD POTTER EARNING their places in the Young Guns Game, some south eastern footballers featured in the best 40…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img