The New York Yankees became the fifth team in Major League Baseball history to beat both reigning Cy Young Award winners in the same month, defeating R.A. Dickey in yesterday’s 3-2 win over the Toronto Blue Jays to complete a four-game series sweep.
Singers, season-ticket holders, soldiers and second-basemen were among those honored this year with throwing the first pitch, a tradition that marks the opening of the baseball season in parks across America and Canada.
Foley & Lardner LLP hired labor and employment attorney Jonathan L. Israel in the firm’s sports industry team and labor and employment practice as a partner in the New York office. Israel, who was an assistant general counsel for the National Basketball Association and has represented the New York Jets, was previously a shareholder at Greenberg Traurig LLP, the firm said.
Ryan Braun, the National League’s Most Valuable Player, has the backing of Milwaukee Brewers owner Mark Attanasio as he challenges a drug test result that may land him a 50-game suspension should the findings be confirmed.
The Milwaukee Brewers reached their first National League Championship Series, defeating the Arizona Diamondbacks 3-2 in 10 innings today to win a decisive fifth game in their first-round playoff series.
The Milwaukee Brewers submitted the winning bid for Japanese center fielder Norichika Aoki and will have a 30-day exclusive negotiating window to agree upon a contract with the three-time batting champion.