"Moving forward, I am firmly and fully committing my life to becoming an National Football League quarterback". The Oakland A's were willing to throw a few million his way, but pro football is just a better option if you can play quarterback.
Over the last few weeks, Heisman Trophy victor Kyler Murray has had a huge decision to make: play football or stick to baseball?
Oakland, which started spring training workouts Monday, had a locker with a No. 73 jersey waiting for him.
"Football has been my love and passion my entire life", Murray said in Monday's statement.
Before Murray announced his decision Billy Beane, Oakland's executive vice president of baseball operations, acknowledged his team might lose the player.
At the end of the college football season, he talked about pursuing both sports simultaneously.
Man United ready to pay £50m to sign 18-year-old
Solskjaer is now preparing for the future as the Express suggest United are expected to be extremely active in the transfer market as they look to become genuine title challengers again and Sessegnon has emerged as a target.
Death toll rises to 21 in Istanbul building collapse
So far, 14 people have been pulled alive from the wreckage of the building in Istanbul's mostly residential Kartal district. Environment Minister Murat Kurum, who accompanied Erdogan, said the block had housed 14 apartments and three businesses.
Although NFL talent evaluators gravitate toward taller quarterbacks, the success of stars such as Russell Wilson (at 5-11) and Baker Mayfield (generously listed at 6-1) have caused some NFL scouts to reconsider that preference.
It is a devastating blow for the A's, who drafted Murray as an outfielder with the ninth pick of the 2018 Major League Baseball draft. "Something like that is something that is part of our private discussions".
In October, first-year Cardinals coach Kliff Kingsbury suggested as Texas Tech's head coach that he would take Murray first overall in the upcoming draft.
According to ESPN, Murray will have to return $1.29m of his $1.5m signing bonus and will not receive the remaining $3.16m. If he's selected anywhere in the first round of the 2019 NFL Draft, he can expect to earn more than twice what he'd have earned with the Athletics' signing bonus; last year's No. 32 overall pick, Lamar Jackson, signed for almost $9.5MM and will earn the entirety of that sum.
Technically, the Athletics will be able to retain the rights to Murray, in the event that he ever has a change of heart or is forced to alter his career path.
They said that if the now deployed measures are unable to drive the bears away, they may need to be culled. The arctic animals are recognized as endangered species in Russian, and hunting them is banned.
His Nissan Altima, described as a 2015 or newer, had a paper tag that had partial number of either "CFJ7" or "CFF7". Cruz also said that the department does not "know the whereabouts of this young lady".
Labour has asked for "a permanent and comprehensive UK-wide customs union" with the EU, with the same external tariff. Mrs May said securing frictionless trade for goods was "one of our key negotiating objectives".
Paul Scholes appointed manager of Oldham
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Insects could be wiped out within a century - scientists
The projections are based on the downward trajectory of the world's insect mass, which is thought to be falling by 2.5% per year. In ten years you will have a quarter less, in 50 years only half left and in 100 years you will have none.