When LeBron James ventured West in search of a better future after a gruelling season with the floundering Cleveland Cavaliers, expectations were high for the Lakers this season.
It may not be until 2021 that the Collective Bargaining Agreement between the Players’ Union and Major League Baseball expires, but there is a definite shadow being cast by that deadline which can be observed throughout the game.
Texas Rangers lost 95 games last year, though they were forgotten about amid the group of terrible American League teams.
Peter Moore covers the latest action, including several trade deadline moves.
The golden boot will be hotly contested this year with the likes of Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Kei Kamara, Bradley Wright-Phillips, Nemanja Nikolić and Josef Martínez all battling it out to see who reigns supreme by the end of the regular season.
The Orioles, having traded away Manny Machado and Jonathan Schoop and lost Adam Jones to free agency, are heading for a lengthy rebuild. The 115 games lost in 2018 was just the start.
After an ambitious offseason, the Chicago White Sox are coming to the end of their rebuild, despite free agent disappointment.
It’s a waiting game for Brady Singer, Nick Pratto and Khalil Lee, while hoping for breakout seasons and successful drafting.
The Philadelphia Eagles, Washington Redskins, New York Giants and Dallas Cowboys have challenging offseasons ahead as they address weaknesses.
Centre fielder Aaron Hicks has signed a seven-year, $70 million contract extension with the New York Yankees, as first reported by Jack Curry.