• 35-year-old pitcher has put his career on hold after a hellish 12 months that included losing millions in a Ponzi scheme and going through a divorce
    Finance
    Business Insider5 hours ago

    35-year-old pitcher has put his career on hold after a hellish 12 months that included losing millions in a Ponzi scheme and going through a divorce

    It's been a rough year for veteran MLB pitcher Jake Peavy. As detailed by ESPN's Jerry Crasnick, Peavy is currently unsigned and waiting to sort out some personal matters before joining a team. According to Crasnick, last February, Peavy fell victim to a Ponzi scheme orchestrated by a financial investor named Ash Narayan, who took money that was supposed to go into "conservative investments" and funneled it into a failed ticketing business.

  • ‘Racist’ Magic Johnson comments set off ‘ESPN explosion’
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    New York Post

    ‘Racist’ Magic Johnson comments set off ‘ESPN explosion’

    ESPN radio host Dan Le Batard used his daily morning show Friday to defend himself, 24 hours after his comments on Magic Johnson ignited an internal firestorm and had one colleague, Keyshawn Johnson, accusing him of racism. Le Batard, a veteran ESPN sports personality, didn’t as much rebut the racism claims — he didn’t think he needed to based on his “history” — as he attributed the angry responses to a larger race problem in the United States. “Now, I am in the middle of a storm where there are a lot of people laughing that I am in the middle of a racism controversy,” he said on “The Dan Le Batard Show with Stugotz.” “The social justice warriors are eating their own! I found it interesting what

  • Aaron Rodgers weighs in: Tom Brady is the GOAT
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    Shutdown Corner5 hours ago

    Aaron Rodgers weighs in: Tom Brady is the GOAT

    To a fair number of NFL followers, Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers is the best player in the league at the position right now. Chatting from the golf course at this month’s AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am on “In Depth with Graham Bensinger,” Rodgers addressed Super Bowl LI, which of course saw