Astros’ Peña helps kids access sports after winning MVP

HOUSTON (AP) — Jeremy Peña has long been passionate about helping kids with limited resources access sports. After winning the World Series MVP by leading the Houston Astros to their second championship this season, the rookie is using his newfound fame to help do more for these kids. “I see sports as a platform that … Read more

Trio of Razorbacks inducted into Arkansas Sports Hall of Fame

Kevin Trainor November 27, 2022 FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Razorback football greats Glen Ray Hines and Jimmy Walker and Arkansas baseball legend Jeff King were announced Sunday as part of the 2023 class of the Arkansas Sports Hall of Fame. In addition, longtime Arkansas television sports commentator Steve Sullivan will join the three former Razorbacks and … Read more

Inflation or not, the prices of professional sports teams continue to rise

Inflation will not hurt the finances of sports team owners. It can actually help. Although the ultra-rich will have to pay a little more for their eggs at the grocery store—just like everyone else—inflation is unlikely to affect the bottom lines of their sports properties. “I rest pretty easy if I’m an owner,” said Tim … Read more

Why sports stars are richer than ever – but still may not be getting their fair share

CNN — Sometimes it is difficult for the average person to understand how much money some professional athletes make. Check out the recent MLB trade deadline. We saw the Washington Nationals trade Juan Soto after the left fielder turned down a $440 million (!) deal. Likewise, the NFL preseason has begun, and the top salaries … Read more

New York Mets among teams monitoring JD Martinez’s availability

Of course they are. A number of contending teams are eyeing the potential availability of the Boston Red Sox All Star player JD Martinezwith the Mets being one of the clubs mentioned. According to league sources, the Mets (and others) are monitoring the situation in Boston as to whether or not they will be sellers … Read more

TCU Baseball: Five players selected by MLB

The month of July means one thing and one thing only – it’s time for the 2022 MLB Draft. It’s the time when aspiring ballplayers’ dreams come true or put on hold, and for five Horned Frogs, their dreams become reality. The MLB Draft consists of 20 rounds spread over three days, and with no … Read more

Bob Pickett retires as Macon East baseball coach | Sports

When considering other jobs, it was never easy for Bob Pickett to think about leaving Macon East Academy. When he finally made that choice, a few days before the Fourth of July, his first stop was to see manager Glynn Lott before assembling his players. “It was extremely emotional telling the kids and even Coach … Read more

Razorbacks coach Dave Van Horn isn’t surprised by the players who left

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Some fans are worried about players leaving Arkansas. Razorbacks coach Dave Van Horn seemed more focused on the incomings Thursday morning. He doesn’t panic. “Fall ball is going to be fun this year,” he said in summing up a season that ended in Omaha with a loss to eventual national champion Ole … Read more