Sports at a glance
Noon kickoffs for Panthers
PITTSBURGH — Kickoff times for the Pitt Panthers football team’s ACC games for this Saturday and the following Saturday have been set.
The Panthers (1-0) will host Syracuse at Heinz Field at noon. On Saturday, Sept. 26, another home game, this one with Louisville, will also kick off at noon. Both games will be televised on the ACC Network.
Scramble off until spring
The Operation Our Town high school golf scramble, held annually at Park Hills Golf Course, has been postponed until spring due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The event was originally scheduled to take place Monday, but due to the Laurel Highlands Athletic Conference not allowing its teams to play against anyone outside of the conference, the event was moved to the spring so that all teams that originally were to participate had the opportunity.
Billionaire buying Mets
NEW YORK — Billionaire hedge fund manager Steve Cohen has agreed to buy the New York Mets from the Wilpon and Katz families.
The team announced the agreement on Monday. The deal is subject to the approval of Major League Baseball owners.
Sportico reported Cohen will own 95% of the team, with the rest staying with the Wilpon and Katz families. The deal reportedly values the franchise at about $2.4 billion.
Cohen also entered negotiations to buy the Mets last year, but the deal fell apart in February. He bought an 8% limited partnership stake in 2012 for $40 million. The deal that failed to close would have seen him acquire an 80% controlling share in a transaction that valued the team at $2.6 billion.
From Mirror, wire reports