The Finlandia University baseball team has signed up yet another new recruit. Skylar Abell is a pitcher from Rock Falls, Illinois. He is the 22nd member of this year’s class.
The Milwaukee Brewers have reportedly agreed to a contract with their first-round pick in the recent amateur draft. Garrett Mitchell is an outfielder from UCLA. He still needs to undergo a physical, which carries a bit more importance than usual, because he has Type 1 Diabetes.
New Detroit Pistons general manager Troy Weaver is wasting no time in filling his assistant GM roles. There are reports that David Mincberg will take one of the jobs. He’s currently vice president of basketball strategy for the Milwaukee Bucks.
Talks between National Football League teams and the players union about adjustments to the upcoming season don’t seem to be going well. The owners have proposed holding 35 percent of player salaries in escrow, as a hedge against reduced revenues. Reaction from the players has been universally negative. Training camp is scheduled to begin in three weeks.
We’re learning more about the tentative deal that would facilitate the re-start of the National Hockey league season. The two “hub” cities in which the expanded Stanley Cup playoff will take place will be Edmonton and Toronto. Games will begin August 1st. The deal would also extend the current contract between the league and the players by an additional four years. The agreement still needs to be approved by both sides.
Both sides have agreed to the COVID-19 protocols that will be enforced. Three dozen NHL players have recently tested positive for the coronavirus.
In Copper Country Twilight League baseball last night…
• Garnet Garage shut down Dean Kangas-State Farm 12-1.
• Superior National Bank-Stanton outscored REL-Mohawk Technology 6-2.
Slow Pitch Softball
In Copper Country Slow Pitch Softball League play this evening…
• At Miller Memorial Field in Laurium, Downtowner Two will face Auto Pro/Thermoanalytics at 6:15, and then play Pat’s Foods/Bucko’s at 7:45.
• At the Hancock Driving Park, A and S Industrial will meet Coca Cola/Monte Carlo 6:15, and then take on McGann’s/Northern Auto at 7:45.
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