The Cincinnati Bengals’ schedule has them playing the Miami Dolphins in Week 4 on Sept. 29. The following day, star wide receiver A.J. Green’s first baby is due. Green says he’ll skip a game if the baby arrives on a Bengals game day, via the Cincinnati Enquirer.
Maria Ramírez de Mendoza got the Zika virus while she was vacationing in Venezuela during the first trimester of her pregnancy. Her baby girl, Micaela Milagros Mendoza, was born with complications stemming from the virus.
What’s the Guaranteed Rate of return for taxpayers in Chicago and elsewhere when a team like the White Sox strikes a naming-rights deal? $0. Now that everybody’s had a good laugh at the expense of Guaranteed Rate Field, which somehow manages to be an only modestly better name than the original U.S. Cellular Field (or “The Cell”), we can talk about how rarely these deals work out, even for team owners. Though the practice has become so common that Lambeau Field in Green Bay, Fenway Park in Boston and Madison Square Garden in New York seem like quaint holdovers by comparison, rarely does the public — which typically ends up paying for sports facilities through tax dollars — see any return on whatever