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Three Diamondbacks minority owners file lawsuit over dispute with team owner Ken Kendrick

Three Diamondbacks minority owners file lawsuit over dispute with team owner Ken KendrickThe D-Backs want each minority owner to raise their stake in the team or sell it While there's no actual baseball going on because of the novel coronavirus pandemic, some palace intrigue within the ownership ranks of the Arizona Diamondbacks has come to light. Via Zach Buchanan of The Athletic, three of the team's minority owners have filed suit against managing general partner Ken Kendrick. They allege that Kendrick violated the law by ordering them to increase their stake in the team or sell their shares back to the team. The dispute began in January, when Kendrick informed 22 minority owners of the directive, which constitutes an effort to streamline the current ownership group. The three minority owners in question are Alfredo Molina, CEO of a Phoenix-area jewelry company; Jim Weber, a former professional pitcher; and Carlisle Investments. Carlisle Investments has been a part of th..

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Manchester United legend Gary Neville rips Premier League’s handling of coronavirus situation

Manchester United legend Gary Neville rips Premier League's handling of coronavirus situationThe former Red Devil defender called the league's response a 'disaster' Manchester United legend Gary Neville bashed the Premier League on Twitter on Sunday for the league's handling of the coronavirus pandemic. The English top flight was one of the last leagues in Europe to suspend play with the COVID-19 situation becoming more concerning by the day last month. The former England international, who now works in TV, pointed out five issues he had with the league's handling of the crisis: Neville said the league was too slow to lock down and shouldn't have tried to play that one last weekend of games. The league allowed Leicester City and Aston Villa to play on March 9, then called off Manchester City vs. Arsenal scheduled for March 11. The following weekend action was set to continue on March 14 before the league pulled the plug just a day before after Arsen..

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Where Kobe Bryant, Tim Duncan and the 2020 Basketball Hall of Fame class rank among all-time best groups

Where Kobe Bryant, Tim Duncan and the 2020 Basketball Hall of Fame class rank among all-time best groupsThe 2020 class, officially announced on Saturday, is one of the best we've ever seen, but where does it rank all time? The 2020 Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame class was officially announced on Saturday, with Kobe Bryant, Tim Duncan, Kevin Garnett and Tamika Catchings headlining a deep group of players, coaches and contributors. This is undoubtedly one of the best basketball Hall of Fame classes we've seen, which made us wonder about the last time we've seen a group of players this impressive all inducted in the same year. It actually doesn't happen very often, as the all-time great players tend to be scattered in terms of induction years due to players retiring at different times. For example, Magic Johnson and Larry Bird, inextricably linked from their college days, were inducted four years apart. Other classes have tremendous players as headliners,..

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Cowboys offer sneak peek into how they’re conducting pre-draft meetings amid the coronavirus

Cowboys offer sneak peek into how they're conducting pre-draft meetings amid the coronavirusNFL teams are prohibited from any in-person prospect meetings ahead of the draft The ongoing coronavirus pandemic has prevented NFL teams from basically any in-person preparation for the 2020 draft, including oft-anticipated interviews with top prospects. But that's not stopping clubs from racking up meetings with big names who could be selected later this month, as evidenced by a sneak peek inside the Dallas Cowboys' virtual pre-draft process. The Cowboys took to Instagram this week to document their "first-ever digital interview," a conversation over Zoom with Oklahoma quarterback and potential early-round draft pick Jalen Hurts. Both the coaching and scouting teams, including new head coach Mike McCarthy, were involved in the video conference, while team owner Jerry Jones can be seen conversing with Hurts and his fellow staff. View this post on Instagram Take a behind the s..

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2020 MLB divisional odds, NL West predictions, best bets: Proven computer model loving Diamondbacks

2020 MLB divisional odds, NL West predictions, best bets: Proven computer model loving Diamondbacks The new Major League Baseball season does not have a start date due to the coronavirus pandemic, but sportsbooks are still listing 2020 MLB Divisional odds. The Los Angeles Dodgers, who improved on an already loaded lineup with the acquisitions of outfielder Mookie Betts and starting pitcher David Price in the offseason, are atop the 2020 MLB odds to win the NL West at -1300 (risk $1300 to win $100). Teaming 2019 NL MVP Cody Bellinger with Betts in the outfield and Price joining a stacked rotation headed by Clayton Kershaw makes the Dodgers perhaps the most odds-on favorite in the majors. Even though they're favored, the Dodgers will still have to get past the Diamondbacks (+900), Padres (+1100), Rockies (+20000) and Giants (+20000) to win the NL West. Do any other NL West teams have what it takes to make a run at the title? Before you make your 2020 MLB divisional picks, be sure ..

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Tampa Bay Rays all-time team: Price, Snell in rotation; Crawford, Longoria in order of AL’s youngest club

Tampa Bay Rays all-time team: Price, Snell in rotation; Crawford, Longoria in order of AL's youngest clubWe're picking a 'Baseball Stars' lineup for each team during April In an effort to avoid going stir crazy with MLB and every other major sports league shut down during the coronavirus pandemic, I've decided to take a look at the best of the best for each baseball franchise. We're going to have a 30-day series creating an all-time team for each MLB club. We'll break down one team per day throughout April, continuing today with the Tampa Bay Rays, who are tied with the D-Backs for the youngest MLB franchise. As a (hopefully?) fun twist, I'm making a Baseball Stars team for each. That's right, the old-school Nintendo video game "Baseball Stars," which I still consider to be the best baseball video game ever. It allowed you to create teams and I used to make all-time lineups for prominent MLB franchises. There are the eight position players..

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2020 Heisman Trophy odds: Predictions, picks, best bets from proven college football expert who’s 40-22

2020 Heisman Trophy odds: Predictions, picks, best bets from proven college football expert who's 40-22Handicapper Josh Nagel is 40-22 on college football prop bets and he just revealed his top 2020 Heisman picks. Although college football season is still months away, now is the best time to find value in the 2020 Heisman Trophy odds. Recent years have been kind to darkhorses who eventually walked away with college football's most coveted prize, as LSU quarterback Joe Burrow made speculators plenty of money when he opened at 200-1 and walked away with the Heisman and national championship. Louisville's Lamar Jackson won in 2016 and was priced at 40-1 or better at most sportsbooks, while Oklahoma quarterbacks Kyler Murray and Baker Mayfield had odds of 10-1 or higher before their seasons began. Don't wait until the college football season begins to get down on 2020 Heisman Trophy predictions. Many sportsbooks already offer full wagering on college football futures ..

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Watch: Veloce’s new ‘Versus’ format for #NotTheGP Esports stars

Watch: Veloce’s new ‘Versus’ format for #NotTheGP Esports starsTune in as Veloce debuts an exciting new ‘Versus’ format for its star-name Esports drivers in the #NotTheGP series. Veloce, in partnership with Motorsport Games, ran virtual replacements events for the postponed Australian and Bahrain Grands Prix. This event will see 16 drivers, ranging from McLaren Formula 1 star Lando Norris to Real Madrid goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois, compete over four rounds of knockout 1v1 one-lap races. Read Also: Latifi stars as Bereznay and Bolukbasi win Veloce’s #NotTheBahGP The round of 16 will have eight head-to-head races. The first race will see 2020 FIA Formula 3 driver David Schumacher, nephew of seven-time F1 champion Michael, facing off against popular F1 YouTuber Ben ‘Tiametmarduk’ Daly. The winner of that race will race against either professional racing driver and YouTuber Archie Hamilton or electronic music producer and DJ Chris Lake. Professional golfer Ian Poulter will make his seco..

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