MLB pushes labor-deal deadline to Tuesday for March 31 start
Major League Baseball extended its deadline for salvaging opening day and a 162-game season until Tuesday at 5 p.m. after a marathon of 13 bargaining sessions over 16 1/2 hours produced progress toward a deal but left the sides still far apart.
MLB players withdraw free agency shift as labor talks resume
Locked-out Major League Baseball players removed the first of three major obstacles to a labor contract, withdrawing their proposal for more liberalized free agency when the sides met face-to-face for the first time since the management lockout began Dec. 1.
Surgery Delays For Western Australia’s Crowded Hospitals
PERTH, Australia — Patients in Western Australia’s badly overcrowded public hospitals are having surgeries postponed as the system grapples with “unprecedented” demand. “This is dangerous for people, it’s very demoralizing for them, it’s quite damaging and likewise for the elective surgery patients,” he said. He said demand for category two elective surgery was up 10 percent and category three up three percent on the same time last year. Opposition health spokeswoman Libby Mettam said West Australians were “paying the price” for the government’s mismanagement of the health system. “It’s inexcusable to see elective surgery canceled once again, leaving patients in pain at home or anxiously awaiting their surgery,” she said.thewestsidegazette.com
Record onslaught: Dodgers score 11 in 1st to rout Cards 14-3
Cody Bellinger had a grand slam and six RBIs as the Dodgers scored their most runs in one inning of a regular-season game since moving to Los Angeles, piling up 11 in the bottom of the first during a 14-3 blowout over the St. Louis Cardinals.
Jose Abreu tests positive for virus; Miller says he had it
Chicago White Sox general manager Rick Hahn adjusts his face covering as he watches players during baseball spring training Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2021, in Phoenix. When he walks in the door, it’s going to be a huge moment for the 2021 White Sox. The guys can’t wait to see him, and he can’t wait to see them.”AdAbreu helped the White Sox return to the playoffs for the first time since 2008. In the first batch of results disclosed by the league last Friday, 13 positive tests were found among 4,336 samples. It will be the first time since last spring training that they played in front of fans.
Yanks' Cole: Players concerned about lack of competitiveness
The average Major League Baseball salary dropped for an unprecedented third straight year, even before the shortened season caused by the novel coronavirus pandemic. The average fell despite Gerrit Cole, Stephen Strasburg, Anthony Rendon and Christian Yelich all starting long-term contracts guaranteeing $215 million or more. The average Major League Baseball salary dropped for an unprecedented third straight year, even before the shortened season caused by the coronavirus pandemic. The players’ association calculated the 2020 average would have been $3.89 million if a full season had been played. Because the pandemic caused players to receive roughly 37% of pay last year, the actual average plunged to $1.59 million, its lowest since 1998.
On Baseball: MLB work stoppage in 2022 increasingly likely
(AP Photo/Jeff Roberson, File)NEW YORK – A work stoppage at the start of spring training 2022 seems increasingly likely after baseball players refused to negotiate with owners over a one-month delay for this spring training and regular season. “I hope we don't have a work stoppage. Clark said in an email he was not more worried about a work stoppage because of the current state of relations and that player anger at club behavior did not frame the relationship. AdSince the last baseball work stoppage, the NFL had a preseason lockout in 2011, and the NBA had lockouts that cut 1998-99 to 50 games per team and 2011-12 to 66 games per team. Publicly, baseball players and owners say they have to work together.
In crisis, some start-ups are surging and saying 'no thanks' to hungry investors
Telehealth providers, developers of remote work tools, app-based fitness services and on-demand delivery businesses are surging amid the Covid-19 crisis. Now they face a dilemma: should they take cash from venture investors hungry for returns, or wait and see how the economy shakes out? Frank said he's been hearing from a lot of investors, including some who passed earlier and now want to reengage. Even with the growth, Frank said he's more cost-conscious than ever and wants to avoid fueling growth with large amounts of outside capital. It's ironic, says Yasuda he's been working on music start-ups for 15 years, and investors have always run the other way because of the litigiousness of the music industry, which has made it almost impossible to make money.cnbc.com