Some of you never thought this day would come.Some of you knew this would happen all along.Regardless of your level of faith in the Phillies' front office throughout the ridiculously long free agency process, Philadelphia is at the center of the baseball world again today, for the first time since Roy Halladay was throwing no-hitters.Bryce Aron Max Harper, according to several sources including Jon Heyman and Jeff Passan, will be joining the Phillies. The deal is worth $330 million, with details still being confirmed by reporters. The deal is for 13 years, giving him a smaller average annual value than expected (just over $25 million per season). The full dollar amount is just $5 million more than Giancarlo Stanton's $325 million deal, making it — just barely — the biggest deal in baseball history.The deal contains no opt-outs, meaning Harper will be in red pinstripes until he is 38 years old. He seems committed to the city, as the deal contains a full no-trade clause … [Read more...] about After months of anticipation, Phillies reach deal to sign Bryce Harper, report says
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Shawn Windsor Detroit Free Press Published 6:00 AM EST Dec 10, 2018 Alabama will win it all. Let’s start there. Or maybe it’s Clemson’s turn. I don’t know. Or maybe Oklahoma takes advantage of Alabama’s (relatively) pedestrian defense and upends everyone’s expectation, proving, once and for all, that defense doesn’t matter. More likely, the Crimson Tide rolls. It’s what it does. Ask the Michigan Wolverines, who lost the best safety prospect they’ve had in years because Nick Saban wanted him, and Alabama’s famously stern-faced coach gets what he wants. A reminder that college football remains the least democratic sport we have, where the winners are determined by geography and the stock portfolios of a few dozen alumni. More: How Nick Saban's legacy looms over Michigan State-Oregon bowl game But enough about Saban and what his success … [Read more...] about College bowl picks: Our prediction for every game
By Bay Area News Group | December 3, 2018 at 10:21 am Saturday, Dec. 15 New Mexico Bowl, Albuquerque: North Texas vs. Utah State, 11 a.m. Pacific, ESPN AutoNation Cure Bowl, Orlando: Tulane vs. Louisiana, 11:30 a.m. Pacific, CBSSN Mitsubishi Motors Las Vegas Bowl, Las Vegas: Fresno State vs. Arizona State, 12:30 p.m. Pacific, ABC Raycom Media Camellia Bowl, Montgomery, Alabama: Georgia Southern vs. Eastern Michigan, 2:30 p.m. Pacific, ESPN R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl, New Orleans: Middle Tennessee vs Appalachian State, 6 p.m. Pacific, Tuesday, Dec. 18 Wednesday, Dec. 19 Thursday, Dec. 20Friday, Dec. 21 Famous Idaho Potato Bowl, Boise, Idaho: Western Michigan vs. Brigham Young, 1 p.m. Pacific, ESPN Saturday, Dec. 22 Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl, Fort Worth, Texas: Houston vs. Army, 12:30 p.m. Pacific, ESPN Dollar General Bowl, Mobile, Alabama: Buffalo vs. Troy, 4 p.m. Pacific, ESPN SoFi Hawai’i Bowl, … [Read more...] about Bowl game schedule: Times and TV, including College National Championship
DENVER — This wasn’t supposed to be easy.That's not the Rockies way.Nothing's ever come easy for the local ballclub. They've taken the tough, winding road for as long as purple pinstripes were the hot new thing in town. Eric Young’s leadoff homer on Colorado’s opening day came on a hard-fought 3-2 count. Matt Holliday may or may not have touched home in Game 163. The 2007 World Series arrived, finally, after an eight-day layoff between series, the longest in playoff history.This? This is the usual.The Nationals' 12-2 win before a sold-out crowd of 47,781 at Coors Field confirmed what longtime Rockies believers have known for a quarter-century: if there’s a fork in the road the Rockies will punch it into four-wheel drive, hop the curb and see what's cookin' in the off-road circuit these days. Who's up for some bouldering?! Rockies Baseball Rockies' win streak ends with division crown still to be decided Vinny Benedetto Saturday night wasn't easy … [Read more...] about Paul Klee: Nothing’s ever come easy for the Rockies. Winning the NL West will be no different.
Now, it might seem, is the golden age of female agency—a newly empowered era for women, or something approaching it, a time when cheeky porn stars taunt presidents on Twitter, fed-up movie actresses tell what producers did to them in hotel rooms and restaurant basements, and serial abusers suffer, at long last, some consequences for their acts. Somewhere, as I write this, a once-obscure psychologist named Christine Blasey Ford is asserting her right to tell her story in her own time in her own way—bartering with U.S. senators, staffers and lawyers about exactly how she will testify to her allegations that Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her at a high school party when she was 15 and he was 17, a charge Kavanaugh denies. Amid the controversy over Ford’s much-anticipated public appearance tentatively set for this coming week, the precedent often invoked is the moment, almost exactly 27 years ago, when a little-known law professor named Anita … [Read more...] about I Rewatched Anita Hill’s Testimony. So Much Has Changed. So Much Hasn’t.