Jon Heyman of Today’s Knuckleball reports that Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig has been claimed on waivers by an as-yet unknown team. The Dodgers can now attempt to work out a trade with the claiming team, or simply give that team Puig. In that case, the claiming team would assume the responsibility for the remainder of Puig’s seven-year, $42 million contract, which has two years and $14 million left. The Dodgers can also pull him back from waivers if they can’t work out a deal, but that would mean Puig would be ineligible to be traded for the rest of the season. August 31 is the deadline for teams to acquire players on waivers and still have them become eligible for the postseason roster. Puig’s
There are no simple answers in the Colin Kaepernick debate. Wrapped inside of Kaepernick’s protest — a refusal to stand for the National Anthem because he believes this country oppresses blacks and other minorities — is decades of sports context that has pushed its way to the surface. You shouldn’t think about Kaepernick without thinking about Tommie Smith and John Carlos raising their fists on the Olympic podium or about Muhammad Ali’s defiant stance against war or Jackie Robinson’s segregation-challenging journey to the big leagues.
Aly Raisman, Madison Kocian, Laurie Hernandez, and Simone Biles - presented the award for Best Female Video. Naturally, this award went to Beyoncé for "Hold Up," which means they got to meet Queen Bey onstage as she came up to accept her Moonman.