Nov 21, 2019 7:50 PM

John Sherman approved as new controlling owner of Royals

Posted Nov 21, 2019 7:50 PM

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — John Sherman has been approved as the new controlling owner of the Kansas City Royals, and his group plans to close its deal to purchase the last-place team from David Glass and his family next week.

Major League Baseball owners voted unanimously Thursday to approve the deal, which was announced Aug. 30 and was expected to be worth about $1 billion. Sherman and his local co-investors will become only the third owners since Ewing Kauffman founded the club ahead of the 1969 season.

Sherman, 64, has lived in Kansas City for more than four decades, even after he bought a non-controlling interest in the Cleveland Indians. He founded, built and then sold a series of energy companies.

“He had a three-year indoctrination with the Indians. The Indians are regarded to be a very well-run and obviously very competitive on the field organization,” baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred said. “I think the opportunity to function inside a quality major league organization gives John a unique opportunity to take over in Kansas City, not miss a step.”

Kansas City went 59-103, its second straight 100-loss season. Ned Yost, who led the Royals to their second World Series title in 2015, retired as manager and was replaced by Mike Matheny.

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Nov 21, 2019 7:50 PM
Kubik Named B1G Freshman of the Week

By NU Athletic Communications

Nebraska outside hitter Madi Kubik was named the Big Ten Freshman of the Week, the conference office announced on Monday. 

Kubik averaged 4.38 kills per set and 2.25 digs per set in wins over Michigan State and Iowa last week and was honored with her second career Big Ten Freshman of the Week honor. The West Des Moines, Iowa native had 19 kills and tied her career high with 16 digs in the five-set win over Iowa on Saturday. She recorded 16 kills on .306 hitting in a sweep at Michigan State last Wednesday. 

Kubik and the Huskers face No. 7 Minnesota in Minneapolis on Friday at 8 p.m. and No. 5 Wisconsin in Madison on Sunday at 1:30 p.m.