Embattled outfielder Yasiel Puig would have preferred a trade to another team instead of being demoted to the minors, but he admitted he has learned some humility since joining the Los Angeles Dodgers' Triple-A team in Oklahoma City. Puig, who was placed on revocable waivers by the organization on Sunday, spoke with ESPN's Marly Rivera in Oklahoma City about lessons learned and his future in the majors -- as well as the difficulty of watching the Dodgers' recent run of success.
If golf’s return to the Olympics after more than a century wasn’t enough, golf properties have even more to cheer about: a solid increase in sponsorship spending. Worldwide spending on golf is expected to total $1.82 billion in 2016, up 5.1% from 2015, according to IEG research, part of WPP’s ESP Properties. The firm notes that its spending projections include sponsorship of professional and amateur sanctioning bodies and tournaments, charity fundraisers, endorsement deals and corporate hospitality.
Betty Jane France, a philanthropist in support of children’s health causes, passed away Monday evening. France is the mother of NASCAR Chairman and CEO Brian France and International Speedway Corporation CEO Lesa France Kennedy.
Quarterback Colin Kapernick has dominated headlines this week after his decision not to stand for the national anthem during the 49ers’s preseason game against the Green Bay Packers. Kaepernick explained that he will continue to sit during the national anthem because he can’t look the other way in a country “that oppresses Black people and people of color” when there are “bodies in the street and people getting paid leave and getting away with murder.”
Major League Baseball and the Major League Baseball Players Association today announced they are joining together to contribute $250,000 to assist victims of the devastating floods that have affected parts of Louisiana.