In what’s been an ongoing process for months, Miami Marlins owner Jeffery Loria has reportedly agreed to sell the MLB franchise to an ownership group led by New York Yankees legend Derek Jeter. According to the Miami Herald, Loria has agreed to sell the team for $1.2 billion USD. With the group winning the bidding war for the team, the sale must first be approved by the rest of Major League Baseball’s owners. The issue is expected to be discussed at next week’s owners meetings in Chicago, while the full vote isn’t expected to be held until some time in October.
According to the New York Post, Jeter will receive a 20% cut in the team as well as oversee the franchise’s baseball and business operations, while New York businessman Bruce Sherman will be the controlling owner. At the time of publication, the Marlins sit at an overall record of 53-60, putting them in second place in the NL East and 10.5 games back of a wild card spot.
Superfighter Conor McGregor is known for his impeccable style not only in the Octagon but on the streets. Always showing up in top-notch style, from custom-made “Fu*k You” pinstripe suits to button-up Louis Vuitton shirts, McGregor never disappoints. As the UFC Lightweight Champion prepares to take on Floyd Mayweather in the boxing ring this August 26, he is still able to take time out to showcase his newest threads. Taking to Instagram earlier today, McGregor poses with an all-new custom-made robe designed and crafted by Italian fashion house Versace. The robe has also been topped off with a gold embroidered “McGregor the Notorious.”
Who are you betting to win come August 26? Make sure to catch up — or re-watch — all four stops of the Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor press tour.
ESPN 30 FOR 30 continues to roll out some of the most intriguing stories in sports. For its next feature, co-directors Sheldon Candis & Marquis Daisy explore one of Baltimore’s greatest high school basketball teams ever. The setting was in the early ’80s and the school was Dunbar whose b-ball team went 58-0 for over two seasons. They also had four players make it to the NBA, one of them being the great 5’3″ Mugsy Bogues.
According to Co-Director Sheldon Candis:
This film is the untold story of arguably the greatest high school basketball team ever within the great City of Baltimore. In the early 1980′s, the Dunbar Poets under the ‘brick tough’ philosophy of Coach Bob Wade became one the most inspiring underdog stories in the history of American sports folklore.“Baltimore Boys” premieres Tuesday, August 8 at 8 p.m. ET on ESPN and also on ABC Sunday, August 13, at 3 p.m. ET/2 p.m. PT. See the trailer below: