On Monday, the Kansas City Royals traded Melky Cabrera to the San Francisco Giants for pitchers Jonathan Sanchez and Ryan Verdugo. Cabrera is coming off a career year with the Royals by hitting 305 with 44 doubles, 18 homers and 87 RBIs in what ended up being his only season with the Royals. Sanchez was injured for most of the season last year, but was a key pitcher during the Giants World Series run two years ago.
Ole Miss football coach Houston Nutt will step down as the head coach at the end of the season. Nutt, 54, has coached at Arkansas and Ole Miss and has a 24-23 career record at Ole Miss, including having lost his last 12 SEC games. At the press conference on Monday, Nutt talked about why he needed to step down.
“The thing about the SEC that I know,” Nutt said, “they pay you to win.”
Commissioner David Stern gave the players until Wednesday to accept the latest proposal or offers, which will not be as good as previous ones. However, on Monday, president Derek Fisher indicated that this is not going to be accepted by the players. “Right now, we’ve been given the ultimatum, and our answer is that’s not acceptable to us,” Fisher told a group of reporters.
Former boxing champion Joe Frazier died at the age of 67 after battling liver cancer. He had been in hospice care for the past couple of weeks until he passed away late Monday night.
Frazier, known for his fights with Muhammad Ali, will go down as one of the greatest boxers ever to live. His signature moment was when he handed Ali his first loss in 1971.