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  • McGinley delays wild-card reveal

    first_img Press Association McGinley had originally planned to name his three picks on Monday, September 2, the day after the final qualifying event – the Italian Open – finishes. However, he will now do so a day later after it was pointed out to the Dubliner last month that the Deutsche Bank Championship, the second of the four FedEx Cup play-off events in which many of his team are likely to be playing, is due to finish on the Monday. Although qualifying from the World Points List will already have ended, it was reminiscent of the situation four years ago when Justin Rose and Paul Casey were told they had not been selected by Colin Montgomerie ahead of the final round of a tournament they were trying to win. “With no actual qualification points counting in the Deutsche Bank Championship, I was initially prepared to make my wild card announcement on the Monday – the day after the final counting event, the 2014 Italian Open,” McGinley said. “But I have had a rethink and I now want to delay 24 hours as I realise that some potential members of the team might well be playing in Boston that week. Realistically, I think it will have minimal effect, but out of respect for any players involved, I want to allow them to finish that tournament before I call them with news, one way or another.” The decision means both teams will announce their wild cards on the same day, with American captain Tom Watson revealing his three selections at a venue yet to be announced. McGinley will reveal his choices at Wentworth, which was also the venue when Gleneagles was named as the host venue in 2001. center_img Ryder Cup captain Paul McGinley has put back the announcement of his wild cards for next year’s contest at Gleneagles by 24 hours due to a clash with a FedEx Cup event in the United States.last_img read more

  • Pearson praise for Cambiasso

    first_img The intervening international break has allowed Cambiasso to approach full fitness and he is now in line to make his debut on Saturday for the visit to Stoke, although may again start as a substitute. Expressing his delight with what he has seen so far from Cambiasso, Pearson said: “He is doing very well. “He talked about his English not being proficient, but he’s a very good communicator. “That’s always a big plus when you have a player of his experience and quality. “He’s had nothing but a positive effect and that is testament to his own ability and character as a person. We’re very pleased.” Pearson, meanwhile, has dismissed suggestions of striker Chris Wood joining Wolves on loan. With the window open for lower-league clubs to make loan deals, New Zealand international Wood has been linked with a move to Molineux. But Pearson said: “I’m not aware of anything regarding Chris. “There have been suggestions of him moving elsewhere, but why would I loan a player out?” The former Argentina international joined the Foxes a fortnight ago on a one-year deal following his release earlier in the summer from Inter Milan where he had spent the previous 10 years. The 34-year-old then sat on the bench for his first game with City a couple days later as Pearson’s side held Arsenal to a 1-1 draw at the King Power Stadium. Leicester manager Nigel Pearson has praised the impact made so far by Esteban Cambiasso, even though he has yet to kick a ball in anger. center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

  • Indian Premier League IPL 2019 playoff scenarios: Virat Kohli’s Royal Challengers Bangalore still in with a chance

    first_img New Delhi: The IPL 2019 is reaching the business end of the tournament. There are only 10 days left for the tournament and fans are still not sure of their four teams for the playoffs. Chennai Super Kings are in pole position and they are all set to become the first team to seal their spot in the last four but they have to avoid a slip-up in their remaining games. With only six points separating the other four teams, the next league matches will be crucial for all the teams involved. Even bottom-ranked Rajasthan Royals are still in mathematically with a chance. Here is what each team must do in order to seal a spot in the playoffs.Chennai Super KingsPosition: 1P – 11, W – 8, L – 3, Points – 16Remaining games:  vs Mumbai Indians (April 26), vs Delhi Capitals (May 1), vs Kings XI Punjab (May 5)What they must do: A win in either of their two games will seal a top-two finish. However, if they lose their remaining games and Delhi Capitals, Mumbai Indians, Kolkata Knight Riders and either of Sunrisers Hyderabad and Kings XI Punjab win three out of their four games by big margins, MS Dhoni’s side can still get eliminated. For all the Latest Sports News News, Indian Premier League News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. Delhi CapitalsPosition: 2P -11, W – 7, L – 4, Points – 14Remaining games: vs Royal Challengers Bangalore (April 28), vs Chennai Super Kings (May 1), vs Rajasthan Royals (May 4)What they must do: A win in two out of their next three games will seal their spot in the knockout stages while even one win could be enough but they will have to hope other results go their way. If Delhi Capitals lose their remaining games and Mumbai Indians, Kolkata Knight Riders, Kings XI Punjab and Sunrisers Hyderabad win their remaining games, then they can be eliminated.Mumbai IndiansPosition: 3P – 10, W- 6, L-4, Points: 12Remaining games: vs Chennai Super Kings (April 26), vs Kolkata Knight Riders (April 28), vs Sunrisers Hyderabad (May 2), vs Kolkata Knight Riders (May 5)What they must do: They must win three out of their four games. However, even two wins will be enough. The game against Chennai Super Kings will be crucial and if Rohit Sharma’s side wins that clash, they will be in pole position. Mumbai Indians can also eliminate Kolkata Knight Riders from the playoffs if they win one of their two encounters.Sunrisers HyderabadPosition: 4P -10, W – 5, L – 5, Points: 10Remaining games: vs Rajasthan Royals (April 27), vs Kings XI Punjab (April 29), vs Mumbai Indians (May 2), vs Royal Challengers Bangalore (May 4)What they must do: If Sunrisers Hyderabad wins against Rajasthan Royals, they eliminate Steve Smith’s side from the tournament. They must win three out of four encounters in order to stay in contention. If they lose more than one game, their chances of reaching the last four will take a big hit.Kings XI PunjabPosition: 5P – 11, W – 5, L – 6, Points: 10Remaining games: vs Sunrisers Hyderabad (April 29), vs Kolkata Knight Riders (May 3), vs Chennai Super Kings (May 5)What they must do:  Their next game against Sunrisers Hyderabad is vital. A loss will dent their prospects in a big way. They have to win all their three games. A loss in one game could mean that Kings XI Punjab will have to rely on other results, notably Delhi Capitals and Mumbai Indians losing more than two games each.Kolkata Knight RidersPosition: 6P – 10, W – 4, L – 6, Points: 8Remaining games: vs Rajasthan Royals (April 25), vs Mumbai Indians (April 29), vs Kings XI Punjab (May 3), vs Mumbai Indians (May 5)What they must do: Kolkata Knight Riders are the most vulnerable. A loss in one of the games means they will have to rely on other results going their way. They must hope Sunrisers Hyderabad and Kings XI Punjab losing all their remaining games. If Kolkata Knight Riders win their remaining games, then they will have a chance of sealing the playoffs.Royal Challengers BangalorePosition: 7P – 11, W – 4, L – 7, Points: 8Remaining games: vs Delhi Capitals (April 28), vs Rajasthan Royals (April 30), vs Sunrisers Hyderabad (May 4)What they must do: A loss in either game and they will be eliminated from the playoffs. If they win all their remaining games, they will have to hope Sunrisers Hyderabad, Kings XI Punjab and Kolkata Knight Riders lose their remaining games.Rajasthan RoyalsPosition: 8P – 10, W – 3, L – 7, Points: 6Remaining games: vs Kolkata Knight Riders (April 25), vs Sunrisers Hyderabad (April 27), vs Royal Challengers Bangalore (April 30), vs Delhi Capitals (May 4)What they must do: A loss in one game and they will be eliminated from the playoff race. However, they still have a chance of reaching the playoffs provided Royal Challengers Bangalore, Kings XI Punjab, Sunrisers Hyderabad and Delhi Capitals all lose their remaining games. Chennai Super Kings are just one win away from sealing top two spots.Royal Challengers Bangalore and Rajasthan Royals mathematically still have a chance.Mumbai Indians, Sunrisers Hyderabad, Kings XI Punjab and Delhi Capitals all are separated by four points. highlightslast_img read more

  • The Latest: NHRA suspends season for at least 30 days

    first_imgWith the first four races postponed, the F1 season will not resume until May at the earliest.___11 a.m.Indianapolis Motor Speedway officials say they are holding off on postponing the month of May activities that conclude with the Indianapolis 500 on Memorial Day weekend.The Indy 500 draws crowds in excess of 300,000. March 16, 2020 ___3:30 p.m.The Russian soccer league has taken a step closer to shutting down after CSKA Moscow canceled its upcoming game with Zenit St. Petersburg.The league is to meet Tuesday to discuss its response to the coronavirus outbreak. However, CSKA said it was no longer able to host Sunday’s game against Zenit after restrictions on mass gatherings in Moscow were tightened.CSKA says it will discuss potential rescheduling and refunds for spectators later. Trent Carroll, chief operating officer of the Vancouver Canucks’ parent company, said the diagnosed individual was in self-quarantine and feeling better. The organization closed its offices Monday and employees were preparing to work from home “wherever possible.”“We are receiving guidance from the health authorities on next steps,” Carroll said.Canucks Sports & Entertainment, formerly known as Orca Bay Sports & Entertainment, owns the NHL Canucks and Rogers Arena, among other properties.___ Associated Press The extension covers the next round of games and the upcoming international break.League CEO Christian Seifert says “it doesn’t mean that we assume we can play from April 3.”Seifert adds that some clubs could face potential financial collapse and put “tens of thousands of jobs” at risk without funding from TV broadcasts and sponsors.Paderborn player Luca Kilian has tested positive for the coronavirus. Three players in the second division also have the virus.Germany was the last of Europe’s top five leagues to suspend games. The Latest: NHRA suspends season for at least 30 days 12:30 p.m.The international beach volleyball tour has postponed two more events, clearing the schedule of everything until May 6.The FIVB says a three-star event that was supposed to take place this week in Gold Coast, Australia, and a four-star tournament next week in Cancun, Mexico, have been postponed because of travel restrictions in response to the coronavirus pandemic. The events are crucial for athletes trying to qualify for the Summer Olympics, with more points available at the higher-rated tournaments.The FIVB says it is in contact with the IOC about “potentially revising the beach volleyball qualification system” for the Tokyo Olympics.As of Monday, four of the last nine points-rich four- and five-star events have been postponed or canceled. The tour says a decision will be made “in the week ahead” about the rest of the European clay-court circuit.The next Grand Slam tournament is the French Open, which is scheduled to begin in Paris on May 24.___11:25 a.m.The leader of the IOC’s coordination commission for the Tokyo Olympics says there is no May deadline to cancel the games and he remains confident the event will go ahead despite sports coming to a virtual standstill globally amid the coronavirus outbreak. The German soccer federation says that games in the top two women’s divisions and the women’s cup will be suspended through April 19.___2:05 p.m.British horse racing will take place without spectators and with restrictions on the number of attendees.The British Horseracing Authority says “the intention is for scheduled race meetings to take place wherever possible.” It adds that “decisions may have to be made to cancel meetings.” Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the coronavirus outbreak’s effect on sports around the world (all times local):1:20 p.m.The NHRA drag racing series has suspended its season 30 days with the intention to resume events April 17-19 in Houston. ___1:30 p.m.The women’s professional tennis tour has suspended all competition until May 2 because of the coronavirus outbreak.The WTA says it is calling off clay-court tournaments in Stuttgart, Istanbul and Prague, adding those to a list of events previously canceled.Each of those three tournaments was scheduled to begin in April. ___12:20 p.m.NHL players have been told they can return home and self-isolate there until the end of March while hockey is on hold amid the coronavirus pandemic.This signals a significant update on the league’s potential timeline to resume the season. Commissioner Gary Bettman announced last week the season was on pause and did not provide more specifics on how long that would last.Players had previously been told to remain in their team’s city and await further direction. The new directive comes in the aftermath of the CDC’s recommendation the U.S. not hold gatherings of 50 or more people for the next eight weeks. The Penn Relays were scheduled for April 23-25 and had been held uninterrupted since 1895. The event celebrated its 125th consecutive running last year. The Philadelphia-based University of Pennsylvania says it will attempt to host a substitute track meet at a later date in late May or early June. The new event wouldn’t meet the standard Penn Relays format. The three-day event would shorten into a one-day event for youth, high school and open runners.The Penn Relays has adapted to worldwide conditions in the past. The meet was altered in 1917 and 1918 when several colleges, including most Ivy League institutions, curtailed their track programs during World War I. During World War II, travel restrictions reduced participation and spectator attendance while gas rationing was in effect in 1943 and 1944.___12:40 p.m.A staff member of Canucks Sports & Entertainment has tested positive for COVID-19. An event at Las Vegas has been postponed with no new date announced.“We made this decision with heavy hearts as we see the effects this pandemic is having on the world,” NHRA said in a statement. “We are all in this complicated uncertain and rapidly changing situation together, and we encourage everyone to look out for each other.”Other motorsports such as NASCAR, IndyCar and Formula One already pulled the plug on racing.12:45 p.m.The Penn Relays, one of the oldest and largest track meets in the nation, has been canceled in response to the coronavirus pandemic. The KHL is widely considered to be the strongest hockey league outside the NHL and is one of the few major sports organizations still operating in Europe.There are now six teams remaining in an eight-club conference semifinal bracket.Finnish club Jokerit withdrew Saturday citing concern for the health of its players and staff. Now Barys Astana says it is withdrawing after authorities in Kazakhstan banned sports events and restricted entry to the country.All six of the remaining teams are based in Russia, where various cities and regions have imposed their own restrictions. Spartak Moscow and Dynamo Moscow played in an empty arena on Wednesday.The KHL said Saturday it was “in consultation with clubs and all relevant authorities to diligently manage the impact” of the virus outbreak. The Hungarian soccer federation has temporarily suspended all of its competitions.Federation spokesman Jeno Sipos says clubs have been asked to forego training sessions and make it possible for players and staff members to stay home.Sipos says in a video posted on the federation’s Facebook page “we hope we are contributing to stopping the spread of the epidemic.”The federation’s announcement was in line with a government decision to have sports matches played in empty stadiums and only if organizers took responsibility.Speaking Monday in parliament, famously soccer-mad Prime Minister Viktor Orban said it would be even better if matches were not played at all. John Coates, who will have to go into government-mandated self-isolation when he returns to Australia this week from Olympic business in Europe, told the Sydney Morning Herald newspaper: “It’s all proceeding to start on the 24th of July.”Former IOC vice president Dick Pound said in an interview with The Associated Press last month that the end of May loomed as a possible deadline for the IOC to make a call on the Tokyo Olympics.But Coates, an IOC vice president and head of the Australian Olympic Committee, told the Sydney paper in a telephone interview from Switzerland that the IOC didn’t recognize the deadline and he thought Pound had backed away from it, too.Coates says “it’s never been the IOC’s position. It was Dick’s idea. There is four months to go.”___ 11:10 a.m.McLaren says the team member who tested positive for coronavirus at the Australian Grand Prix “is recovering well” and that his “symptoms have gone.”The British team pulled out of the season-opening Formula One race on Thursday because of the positive test. The race was canceled on Friday.Fourteen members of the team were also placed in quarantine for 14 days after coming into close contact with the person who tested positive for the virus. McLaren chief executive Zak Brown says they are in “good spirits.”McLaren says the rest of the team has returned to Britain but will not go to the team’s headquarters for two weeks as a precaution. More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6 BHA chief executive Nick Rust says the racing industry is “following the government’s advice to strike a balance between protecting public health and maintaining business activity.”More than 250,000 people attended the four-day Cheltenham Festival last week.No decision has been made on whether the Grand National Steeplechase will go ahead at Aintree next month. More Britons bet on that race than any other. ___1:55 p.m. The KHL has not commented on the withdrawals and its website still lists those teams as competing. The next scheduled games between teams which have not withdrawn are Wednesday.___9:55 a.m.The Greek Olympic committee says the Olympic flame handover ceremony for the Tokyo Games will take place without spectators in an effort to contain the coronavirus outbreak.The committee says the accreditation cards that had been issued for Thursday’s ceremony at the stadium in Athens where the first modern Olympics were held in 1896 would not be valid. The body’s headquarters will also remain closed from Monday until further notice.The committee canceled the remainder of the Olympic torch relay last week after crowds gathered in southern Greece to watch part of the torch relay in Sparta, where the torch was carried by actor Gerard Butler.Greek health authorities have warned people to stay home, and have shut down everything from restaurants, bars and cafes to public organized beaches, ski resorts, hair salons and movie theaters, in an effort to curb the spread of the virus.Greece currently has 331 confirmed cases and four deaths.___ The Russian league was the largest European soccer competition still operational over the weekend, with more than 33,000 fans attending a game between Zenit and Ural Yekaterinburg on Saturday.One large banner at the match read: “We’re all infected with soccer and will die for Zenit.”___2:10 p.m.The German soccer league has extended its suspension through at least April 2. “We are aware of the CDC’s interim guidance suggesting the postponement of events involving more than 50 people over the next eight weeks,” the speedway said in a statement released before 6 a.m. local time.“Our priority is to do our part in protecting the public health while still conducting the 104th Indianapolis 500 presented by Gainbridge as scheduled on May 24. This continues to be a dynamic situation which we are monitoring constantly in coordination with federal, state, local and public health officials.”___10:10 a.m.A second team has withdrawn from the Kontinental Hockey League playoffs because of the coronavirus outbreak.last_img read more

  • Syracuse earns 5th seed in ACC tournament, will play Thursday at 11 a.m.

    first_img Published on March 1, 2015 at 5:59 pm Contact Paul: pmschwed@syr.edu | @pschweds Syracuse has earned the fifth seed and a single-bye in the Atlantic Coast Conference women’s basketball tournament.With the bye, No. 23 SU (21-8, 11-5 Atlantic Coast) will face the winner of the 12-13 matchup between Boston College (13-16, 5-11) and Wake Forest (11-19, 2-14) on Thursday at 11 a.m. at the Greensboro Coliseum in Greensboro, North Carolina. If Syracuse wins, it would play fourth-seeded Duke on Friday at 11 a.m.The Orange defeated Boston College twice this season by 20 points and 22 points, respectively. BC ranks second in the ACC in 3-point percentage, but shot a combined 7-for-56 against SU this season.On Jan. 15, Syracuse beat Wake Forest 73-62 and Alexis Peterson scored 32 points. Demon Deacons senior forward Dearica Hamby scored 28 and grabbed 11 rebounds in that game. She is third in the conference in scoring and tied for second in rebounding. Comments AdvertisementThis is placeholder text Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

  • UEFA renews betting fraud detection services with Sportradar

    first_imgUEFA has renewed its agreement with betting fraud monitoring service Sportradar for another four years. The new agreement will also see Sportradar provide e-learning services to the confederation in the battle to contain one of the biggest threats to the integrity of the game. “For UEFA, the fight against match-fixing is a top priority because an attempt to fix a football match strikes right at the soul of our sport,” said UEFA General Secretary Gianni Infantino. “We are aware via the UEFA Betting Fraud Detection System that 0.7% of the 30,000+ matches monitored annually present some suspicion, but even one match is one too many.”The new agreement was announced today at the Leaders Sport Business Summit in London. Sportradar has been monitoring betting movements on European football matches since 2006.Sportradar uses its UEFA Betting Fraud Detection System (BFDS) to monitor the top two professional football leagues and domestic cup competitions in each of UEFA’s 54 member associations, the new agreement going through to the summer of 2019. The BFDS system is also in operation in the AFC and CONCACAF confederations.Sportradar’s Fraud Prevention Service e-learning tutorials will be rolled out to all teams and players participating in the UEFA’s Men’s and Women’s Under-19 and Under-17 final tournaments over the next four seasons.Sportradar CEO Carsten Koerl added: “UEFA were one of our first partners and in the last eight years, they have constantly helped us refine our system and increase its effectiveness…By adding our e-learning tutorials to the services we provide to UEFA, we will be able to front some of UEFA’s key preventive measures, aimed in this case specifically at the most talented youngsters playing in Europe.”last_img read more

  • Angels’ new slugger Anthony Rendon still dealing with oblique issue

    first_img“From his mouth, he actually feels pretty good,” Maddon said. “But you don’t know with something like this. When I hear these things, day to day, you just have to be patient. And that’s it. I don’t even want to create conjecture because I really don’t know.”Rendon later said via a team spokesman that his oblique is “fine,” but he didn’t make any projections on when he’d return to the lineup.If Rendon is unable to play, the Angels would likely move Tommy La Stella to third and have David Fletcher play second.Rendon is about to begin the first year of a seven-year, $245 million contract he signed in December.The news was better on Brian Goodwin, who came out of Friday’s game after fouling a ball off his right leg. Maddon said Goodwin is fine. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error ANAHEIM — Anthony Rendon remains out with an oblique issue, and although he’s still listed as day to day, Joe Maddon isn’t ready to assume his star third baseman will be ready for next Friday’s opener.“I want to believe he’s gonna be ready (for opening day) but if not, we’re gonna have to have that Plan B ready,” the Angels manager said Saturday afternoon.Rendon felt tightness in his oblique during Wednesday’s intrasquad game. All the everyday players were off Thursday, and Rendon didn’t play Friday, when the Angels first announced he had an issue.Late Saturday afternoon, Maddon said he still hadn’t gotten the update on Rendon’s progress from the trainers.center_img The Angels also got clearance for Julio Teheran to begin working out, Maddon said.Teheran had been absent from the first two weeks of camp. The Angels did not give a reason for his late arrival, but Teheran told ESPN Deportes more than a week ago that he was waiting for results of a coronavirus test.“He’s very eager,” Maddon said Teheran. “He looks great, ready to go. But he’s got to get together with (pitching coach Mickey Callaway) and map something out. Once you have something mapped up I’ll let you guys know.”HEANEY HAS BACK STIFFNESSAndrew Heaney, who was scheduled to pitch in the intrasquad game on Saturday night, woke up with back stiffness and instead threw earlier in the day, the Angels said.Heaney is still in line to start on Opening Day, on Friday in Oakland, according to GM Billy Eppler.ADELL ON DJo Adell had had a few defensive lapses so far in camp, enough that Maddon and outfield coach Jesus Feliciano have discussed some drills to help him improve.“We’ve created a little bit of a program for him,” Maddon said. “All that stuff has been addressed, and I don’t see it as being dramatic.”Maddon said part of the issue was getting acclimated to Angel Stadium.“When you’re playing in this part for the first time, right field can be problematic, because of where the sun sets,” Maddon said. “With the right field stands, the ball spin seems to happen more on that side.”Adell, 21, is the Angels top prospect, and he’s expected to be their right fielder for years to come. However, Maddon cautioned earlier this week that he may not be ready just yet.He said so far Adell has been receptive to the coaching about his flaws.“I’ve enjoyed getting to know him,” Maddon said. “He’s a good listener. By no means does he think he knows everything. It’s really nice. The conversations are great. But by the same token, he’s not afraid to speak up, which I like. It’s a nice combination. He’s a bright kid. He just needs more information.”ALSOLuis Rengifo, who saw his first action on the field in camp on Thursday, is now having some hamstring tightness, Maddon said…Taylor Ward has been getting more work at catcher, making him an option to be the Angels’ third catcher. Ward was drafted as a catcher, but the Angels moved him to third base before the 2018 season. He now spends most of his time in left field, but he’s also played some first.last_img read more

  • For MLB broadcasters, road games in 2020 could be out of the park

    first_imgIn the spirit of safety, other measures could change the television experience for fans. Dugout reporters and pre- and post-game shows, for instance, might be reserved for home games only. Production crews might stay home as well, a common practice for Angels games on Fox Sports West in spring training. SportsNet LA assigns a smaller production truck with all the necessary crew to the Dodgers’ spring training games compared to its regular season broadcasts.For many announcers and fans, remote broadcasting is nothing new. From 1997-2001, Mota called nationally televised games in Spanish from the Fox studio on Pico Blvd. in Century City. He’s also called World Series games and a Super Bowl in Spanish off a remote monitor. ESPN’s Jon Sciambi has been broadcasting live Korea Baseball Organization games off a remote monitor for weeks.“The toughest thing is, you don’t have a view of the field,” Mota recalled of his experience calling games remotely for Fox. “You’ve got to make (the broadcast) as flowing as possible.”These are relatively minor restrictions for a veteran broadcaster. Still, some clubs have been quicker than others to embrace the full-on travel ban for its broadcasters – a precaution the league discussed with teams weeks ago.Related Articles “… and it’s a grand slam for Mark Ellis!”Twelve years later, Mota remembers that moment, which amounts to a remote broadcaster’s worst nightmare. Now, with the Covid-19 outbreak postponing the 2020 season and forcing baseball to improvise on myriad levels, teams are expected to ground their broadcast teams for road games again.That decision hasn’t been made final. Neither have many of the essential terms of a new season – when it will begin, when it will end, or if it can be played at all. For now, broadcasters are bracing for a season in which “life on the road” means commuting to a ballpark or a television studio when their team is out of town.Angels broadcaster Jose Mota has some experience calling games from remote locations, and may need to draw on that his summer. (SCNG file photo by Mark Rightmire)The Angels’ broadcasters are preparing to call away games from a remote studio; Fox Sports has studio locations in Los Angeles and San Diego. The Dodgers haven’t decided whether their broadcasters will call games from Spectrum SportsNet LA’s studio in El Segundo or from an otherwise empty Dodger Stadium.Major League Baseball and the MLB Players’ Association are currently negotiating the terms of a potential 2020 season. The final terms are expected to prohibit fans from attending games in person, as a precaution against spreading the novel coronavirus. The Angels were playing the A’s in Oakland on the afternoon of June 8, 2008. The score was tied 3-3 in the 12th inning when something happened to forever sear a benign Sunday game in the memory of Jose Mota.Mota was sitting in the KWKW (1330-AM) radio studio in Hollywood. That season, the Angels’ Spanish-language broadcasters did not travel with the team to road games. Mota was grounded. He followed the game with one eye on a television monitor. His computer screen showed MLB’s Gameday feed. His ears were tuned to the sound of the crowd. Suddenly the monitor cut out – and the Coliseum erupted in a roar.“Something great has happened for the A’s,” Mota announced, blindly, by his own recollection. “Mark Ellis appears to be the hero.”Ten seconds later, Mota said, the Gameday feed revealed what the English-language radio and television audiences already knew. Clippers, Mavericks brace for the unknown in Game 4 Andrelton Simmons accepts Angels’ plan to come back gradually from ankle injury Mike Trout, with bat and glove, helps Angels end losing streak Dylan Bundy scuffles as Angels lose to Giants Slumping Shohei Ohtani sits as Andrelton Simmons returns to Angels lineup Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

  • Lakers’ LeBron James tweets outrage over shooting death of Ahmaud Arbery

    first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with PackersAnd James added the hashtags: #StayWoke #ProfiledCauseWeAreSimplyBlackArbery was killed Feb. 23 in a neighborhood outside the coastal port city of Brunswick by armed men who later told police they suspected him of being a burglar. No one has been arrested or charged in the case, which has prompted an outcry from the local NAACP and a growing number of others.“All I want to do is get justice for my son,” said Marcus Arbery, the slain man’s father, to the Associated Press. “This is terrible. It could happen to anybody’s kid.”The announcement that a grand jury will review the case came as an attorney for Arbery’s mother posted a cellphone video on Twitter that he said shows the shooting. “This is murder,” lawyer Lee Merritt reportedly said. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error In 2014, James, Cleveland teammate Kyrie Irving and several other NBA players wore shirts bearing the phrase “I Can’t Breathe” as a tribute to Eric Garner, a Staten Island, N.Y., man who died after he was put in a chokehold by a police officer. Garner was heard on a video saying “I can’t breathe” as he was choked.James also tweeted after the 2016 killings of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile by police officers in Louisiana and Minnesota, respectively.On a Zoom video meeting with reporters on Wednesday afternoon, Lakers coach Frank Vogel said he wasn’t surprised that James would make a statement about Arbery’s death.“I don’t know anything about the story or the tweet but it doesn’t surprise me that LeBron is standing up for what’s right,” said Vogel, whose team reportedly is hoping to reopen its practice facility under the NBA’s COVID-19 safety protocols on May 16, per the Athletic’s Sham Charania.“(James is) probably the best leader that I’ve ever been around from all aspects. And we all have a great deal of respect and admiration for what he stands for.” Lakers practice early hoping to answer all questions James wasn’t the only athlete to address Arbery’s death on social media.Former Clipper Tobias Harris featured photos of Arbery on his Instagram stories feed and Harris’ former teammate in LA, Wilson Chandler tweeted: “Purge on black men in America.”Former Lakers guard Isaiah Thomas retweeted several comments from others about Arbery’s death, including quote-tweeting activist Shaun King, who asked, “Did you ever see that viral video of 3 grown Black men chasing a young white jogger with shotguns and pistols, confronting him, then killing him, then claiming it was all a citizen’s arrest? … And the police and prosecutors just said, ‘sure. No problem.’ Me neither.”Thomas’ response to that: “Never ever ever ever ever!!!!!!! SMH!!!”James has long exercised his voice on social and political issues, including in 2012, when he and his Miami Heat teammates posed for a photo wearing hooded sweatshirts – a symbolic gesture that served as a tribute to the hoodie worn by Florida teenager Trayvon Martin when he was shot and killed by George Zimmerman.Related Articles Purge on black men in America— Wilson Chandler (@wilsonchandler) May 6, 2020 Trail Blazers, Grizzlies advance to NBA play-in game; Suns, Spurs see playoff dreams dashed Lakers, Clippers schedules set for first round of NBA playoffs How athletes protesting the national anthem has evolved over 17 years Trail Blazers beat Grizzlies in play-in, earn first-round series with the Lakers LeBron James expressed outrage Wednesday on Twitter about the shooting death of Ahmaud Arbery, the 25-year-old unarmed black man who was pursued by two white men and shot in southern Georgia in February.After a graphic video of the fatal encounter spread widely online Tuesday, a Georgia prosecutor said on that a grand jury should decide whether to bring charges in Arbery’s killing.In a pair of tweets Wednesday afternoon, the Lakers’ superstar added his substantial voice to a pained chorus expressing anguish and anger over the shooting: “We’re literally hunted EVERYDAY/EVERYTIME we step foot outside the comfort of our homes! Can’t even go for a damn jog man! Like WTF man are you kidding me?!?!?!?!?!? No man fr ARE YOU KIDDING ME!!!!! I’m sorry Ahmaud(Rest In Paradise) and my prayers and blessings sent to the….. heavens above to your family!!”With his tweets, James included a photo of Arbery, captioned: “I was murdered by an armed father and son who hunted me down and shot me as I jogged in a George neighborhood. Neither of my killers have been charged. My name is Ahmaud Arbery.”last_img read more