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Houston Astros Hire Former Rays Executive James Click As New General Manager

The Houston Astros formally introduced former Tampa Bay Rays executive James Click as the club’s new general manager. Click, 42, served as vice president of baseball operations for Tampa Bay from 2017-19. The Yale graduate joined the Rays organization in 2006 and gradually worked his way up in the team’s front office. Click will take over for former Astros general manager Jeff Luhnow, who was fired by the team last month in the wake of a Major League Baseball investigation that found the Astros cheated by using an illegal camera-based system to steal signs of opposing teams. ...Read more

Multiple Players From Memphis Grizzlies And NY Knicks Face Fines, Suspensions For Roles In Altercation During Game

Jaren Jackson Jr. and Marko Guduric of the Memphis Grizzlies and NY Knicks guard Elfrid Payton were suspended one game without pay by the NBA on Thursday for their roles in an altercation between the teams during their game at Madison Square Garden on Wednesday. The Knicks’ Marcus Morris was also fined $35,000 not only for his role on the court, but for his comments afterward – where he stated that Grizzlies forward Jae Crowder played with “female tendencies.” ...Read more