Mar 19, 2020 12:26 AM

Cash-strapped Chiefs fairly quiet as free agency begins

Posted Mar 19, 2020 12:26 AM

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The cash-strapped Kansas City Chiefs were quiet on the first day of NFL free agency with their biggest move Wednesday a restructuring of defensive end Frank Clark's contract in an effort to alleviate some of their financial misery.

Similar moves could be made in the coming days, potentially for wide receiver Sammy Watkins and offensive lineman Laurent Duvernay-Tardif as the Super Bowl champions try to free up the resources to bolster their defense in free agency.

The only deal the Chiefs have reached in free agency so far is a two-year contract with backup quarterback Chad Henne.

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Mar 19, 2020 12:26 AM
MLB teams pledge $30M to support ballpark employees

NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball's teams have pledged $30 million for ballpark workers who will lose income because of the delay to the season caused by the new coronavirus.

Commissioner Rob Manfred made the announcement Tuesday, a day after pushing back opening day to mid-May at the earliest. Each club has pledged $1 million.

Many ballpark employees are paid by the game and will not have that income during the delay. If the schedule is cut, their income likely would be reduced.