Phillies’ Herrera suspended...Raiders re-up with Incognito...Sports Illustrated sold
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) _ Philadelphia Phillies outfielder Odúbel Herrera has been placed on administrative leave by Major League Baseball following his arrest in a domestic violence case at an Atlantic City casino. Herrera was put on leave a day after his arrest on an assault charge at the Golden Nugget casino. Police say the victim was Herrera’s girlfriend. The Phillies say they immediately reported the incident to Major League Baseball and strongly support the league’s domestic violence policy.
ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — The Oakland Raiders have agreed to a one-year deal with troubled guard Richie Incognito. Incognito’s history includes a suspension for bullying, run-ins with law enforcement, accusations of using a racial slur at an opponent and the potential for another suspension from the NFL. Raiders general manager Mike Mayock has stressed adding players of good character this offseason but says you “can’t have all Boy Scouts.”
EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — The Edmonton Oilers have hired NHL veteran Dave Tippett as their next head coach. It is the first big move for new general manager Ken Holland. Tippett had been working as a senior adviser to Seattle’s new NHL team since June 2018. He becomes the Oilers’ ninth coach in the past 11 years. Edmonton has missed the playoffs 12 of the past 13 years.
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — A minor league baseball team in California has apologized to Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez for a Memorial Day tribute video that lumped her image with those of Kim Jong Un and Fidel Castro. The Fresno Bee reports Tuesday that the Fresno Grizzlies said the scoreboard video was “supposed to be a moving tribute.” The video is filled with patriotic images playing behind President Ronald Reagan’s first inaugural speech. As Reagan mentions “enemies of freedom,” the video shows Ocasio-Cortez
NEW YORK (AP) _ A company that specializes in managing fashion, entertainment and sports brands is buying Sports Illustrated for $110 million. Authentic Brands Group will look for opportunities to grow Sports Illustrated in digital, TV and social media, while the seller, magazine publisher Meredith, will keep running the print edition and website.