The National League champion Philadelphia Phillies gave group President Dave Dombrowski a 3-year contract extension that requires him via the 2027 season.

“This is a fantastic organization and I really feel so fortunate to be surrounded by such tremendous personnel. We have created considerable strides in several places of baseball operations more than the final couple of years, and I am committed to constructing upon them to type a championship organization for the city and our remarkable fan base,” Dombrowski stated Tuesday.

Dombrowski created the pivotal selection to fire Manager Joe Girardi with the group scuffling in June and replace him with bench coach Rob Thomson. Behind sluggers Bryce Harper, Kyle Schwarber and Rhys Hoskins, Thomson helped lead the Phillies to their initial playoff look because 2011 and their eighth NL pennant.

Dombrowski, 66, was hired in December 2020 following stints in the front workplace with Montreal, the Florida Marlins, Boston and Detroit. His clubs have won 5 pennants and two Planet Series titles. He is the only head of a baseball operations division to lead 4 diverse franchises to the Planet Series and only a single of 5 basic managers to have won a Planet Series title with two diverse teams.

AWARDS: Houston Astros ace Justin Verlander and St. Louis Cardinals slugger Albert Pujols won baseball’s Comeback Player of the Year awards.

Verlander, the American League recipient, returned from Tommy John surgery to lead Houston to its second Planet Series championship. He had the lowest ERA in the majors and was a unanimous winner of his third Cy Young Award — becoming the initial player to earn the prize immediately after not pitching in the preceding season.

Pujols, honored in the National League, came back to St. Louis for his farewell season and posted his largest numbers in years at age 42. The 3-time MVP compiled an .895 OPS for the NL Central champions and became the fourth significant leaguer to attain 700 profession household runs.

The winners have been selected in voting by the 30 group beat reporters at


FOOTBALL: Eli Soehren of Oxford Hills was named the 2022 MaxPreps Maine Higher College Football Player of the Year.

The six-foot-three, 205-pound senior quarterback helped the Vikings go 11- and capture their initial Class A state championship.

Soehren completed 110 of 167 passes for 1,776 yards and 24 touchdowns with just 5 interceptions this season. He added 349 yards and six touchdowns on 61 carries and also played defense and handled punting duties.

Every state’s MaxPreps Player of the Year will be thought of for inclusion in the MaxPreps All-America Group, which will be released Jan. ten.


ECHL: The Boston Bruins and Providence Bruins assigned 3 players to the Maine Mariners, who start a busy stretch of household games starting at 7 p.m. Wednesday against Reading.

Forwards Alex-Olivier Voyer and Curtis Hall and goaltender Michael DiPietro have been sent to Maine from Providence.

Voyer, 23, returns immediately after playing two games for the Mariners on the prior homestand. Hall was a fourth-round choice by Boston in the 2018 draft. DiPietro was acquired by the Bruins from the Vancouver Canucks on October 27. In the deal, the Bruins sent forward Jack Studnicka to Vancouver in exchange for DiPietro and the rights to defenseman Jonathan Myrenberg.

In corresponding moves, the Mariners released goaltenders Josh Boyko and Peter Thome. Goaltender Francois Brassard was reassigned to Maine from Providence on Saturday.


PARIS 2024:  The operating spending budget for the 2024 Paris Olympics is anticipated to go up by ten%, in portion simply because of higher inflation, organizers stated.

The organizing committee, identified as COJO, had an original operating spending budget of about four billion euros ($four.1 billion) but will present a revised figure at a board meeting subsequent month that is anticipated to attain four.four billion euros ($four.five billion).


BONUS: Tiger Woods was rewarded with a $15 million bonus from the PGA Tour’s Player Effect Plan.

Woods won the award for the second straight year although playing slightly additional generally.

He was recovering from a car or truck crash in 2021 and played only two rounds of the PNC Championship with his son, Charlie. This year, he played in 3 majors, producing it to the weekend in two of them, finishing 72 holes only in the Masters.

Woods nevertheless ranked No. 1 in 4 of the 5 PIP categories. The exception was “TV Sponsor Exposure,” which is the length of time a player’s sponsor logos seem on the screen in the course of weekend rounds. He played only 3 of these.

Rory McIlroy completed second and received a $12 million bonus. Jordan Spieth narrowly beat out Justin Thomas for third spot – Spieth got $9 million, Thomas $7.five million – with Jon Rahm ($six million) in fifth.

RYDER CUP: European captain Luke Donald appointed Nicolas Colsaerts as his third vice captain for subsequent year’s occasion in Rome.

The Belgian golfer, who turned 40 final week, joins Thomas Bjorn of Denmark and Edoardo Molinari of Italy as vice captains for the European group.

The 2023 Ryder Cup will be played at the Marco Simone Golf and Nation Club in Rome from Sept. 26-Oct. 1.


ENGLAND: Forward Beth Mead sustained a torn anterior cruciate ligament although playing for Arsenal, raising inquiries about her availability for the women’s Planet Cup subsequent summer season.

The 27-year-old Mead, who helped England win the European Championship, was injured Saturday in the course of Arsenal’s three-two loss to Manchester United in the Women’s Super League.

MLS: Former Seattle Sounders executive Garth Lagerwey was named to succeed Darren Eales as Atlanta United’s president and chief executive officer.

Lagerwey, 49, had been basic manager and president for Seattle because 2015. Seattle won this year’s Concacaf Champions League title and MLS Cup championships in 2019 and 2016. Seattle reached two extra MLS Cup finals beneath Lagerwey’s leadership.

Eales announced on July 15 he was leaving Atlanta United to turn out to be the chief executive officer of Newcastle United in the Premier League in England. .


DAVIS CUP: Alex de Minaur and Jordan Thompson won their singles matches to assist Australia qualify for the Davis Cup semifinals for the initial time because 2017 at the expense of the Netherlands.

De Minaur beat Botic van de Zandschulp five-7, six-three, six-four to clinch the series two- and set up a semifinal tie against either Spain or Croatia.

Australia is the second most profitable nation in the group competitors with 28 titles but the final triumph dates to 2003.
De Minaur completed his rally with a break in the 10th game of the final set by constructing a 40- lead and converting the initial match point on an indoor hardcourt in the southern Spanish city of Malaga.

Earlier, Thompson also came from a set down to defeat Tallon Griekspoor four-six, 7-five, six-three.

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