The Yankees are reportedly in talks with multiple teams, including the Giants and Nationals, about a deal for closer Aroldis Chapman, according to ESPN's Buster Olney. Previous updates from July 19... 2:22 pm: "The Yankees are going full bore in shaping possible deals for Chapman," according a tweet from ESPN's Buster Olney, who believes talks started weeks ago with the Nationals, Rangers, Indians and others. 2:58 pm: Yankee scouts will be watching at least two pitching prospects from teams linked to Chapman tonight. Over the weekend, Yankees sent scouts to watch Washington Nationals Triple-A affiliate the Syracuse Chiefs. However, with pitching prospect Reynaldo Lopez making his MLB debut tonight,
The NBA on Thursday followed through on multiple previous threats by announcing it was pulling the 2017 NBA All-Star Game out of Charlotte in opposition to House Bill 2, a law passed in March by North Carolina legislators and signed by Republican Gov. Pat McCrory that reversed a Charlotte city ordinance expanding rights and protections for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people. The Charlotte Hornets, who were in line to play host to next winter’s midseason event, and Michael Jordan, the franchise’s chairman and majority owner who had previously made it clear that the organization is “opposed to discrimination in any form,” issued a statement saying that they “understand the NBA’s decision and the challenges around holding the NBA All-Star Game in Charlotte this season,” and “are disappointed we were unable to” keep the game in town.