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    Elijah McClain: Sheneen McClain relieved her son is no longer labeled a suspect after investigation into officers actions Sanders first Senator to break with Democrats since Biden took office There are plenty of strange stories out there about interactions between official league broadcasters and individual teams, but a new one out of Turkey is up near the top. Qatar-headquartered beIN Sports is the official broadcaster of the Süper Lig, Turkey’s highest soccer league, but prominent club Fenerbahçe has been pushing back on them for months, lodging accusations that beIN is tampering with match outcomes with the video angles they provide, altering highlights packages to make Fenerbahçe look bad, and more. As per Frank Dallares of London business newspaper CityA.M., Fenerbahçe has had players wear “beFAIR” shirts (with a modified version of the beIN logo) in warmups and for interviews, and has used that logo on their sideline ad boards....
    NORTH TEXAS (CBSDFW.COM) – As you watch your favorite college basketball team this week, you may notice something a little different about the game. It’s Coaches vs. Cancer Suits And Sneakers Week, a nationwide event that unites coaches, players, and fans for a common cause — saving lives from cancers. A cause that hits close to home for Southern Methodist University (SMU) head basketball Coach Tim Jankovich, who lost his mom to cancer. “I think about her all the time, but when this week comes you double down on that and it makes you even more aware to give, to raise awareness and I hope people support because [the cause] is bigger than life,” Jankovich says. Each year, coaches and their staff take part in the cause by wearing special sneakers with their suits on the sidelines. Jeff Fehlis, with the American Cancer Society, says amid the pandemic, the coaches and...
    The NBA gave Orlando coach Steve Clifford a call recently, telling him he had to do a better job of keeping his mask on during games. Clifford’s answer was concise. “Yes, sir,” he said. He didn’t argue. He knows the rules, and how important they are. It has been a rough week for the NBA, with nine games postponed since Sunday amid positive COVID-19 tests for some players and potential exposures determined through contact tracing keeping others off the floor for several days. The league and the National Basketball Players Association earlier this week stiffened the protocols that players must live by during these delicate times, and coaches aren’t exempt from saying they need to be more diligent on the safety front as well — particularly when it comes to masks. Properly wearing masks is part of life now, not just NBA life, as part of the effort to...
    SAN FRANCISCO -- Basketball players for Boston University and Holy Cross will wear masks on the court during today's match.According to our sister network, ESPN, it will be the first men's college basketball game of the season in which both teams wear masks.Boston University requires players to wear masks on campus. Today's match will be held on BU's campus.Wearing masks can help stop the spread of COVID-19, but only when worn correctly over the nose and mouth.During Monday's match on Holy Cross' campus, BU players wore masks. It appears several players had their noses exposed.Today's game begins at 11am PST. It will air on ESPN+.If you have a question or comment about the coronavirus pandemic, submit yours via the form below or here.Get the latest news, information and videos about the novel coronavirus pandemic hereRELATED STORIES & VIDEOS: From COVID-19 to Black Lives Matter, these 13 people defined the...
    By TIM REYNOLDS, AP Basketball Writer MIAMI (AP) — The NBA is adopting a tougher policy regarding masks, telling teams Monday that players on the active roster will have to wear the face coverings in the bench area until they enter games. That memo, obtained by The Associated Press, was released on the same day the Brooklyn Nets ruled All-Star forward Kevin Durant out for Tuesday’s game against Utah in accordance with the league’s health and safety protocols for dealing with coronavirus. Among the new rules, which take effect Tuesday: players who are dressed for games and eligible to participate must wear a face mask until they enter the game, all players and coaches must wear face masks when outside the team environment if they are around other players and coaches, and players must report the names of any private trainer, therapist, chiropractor or other specialist who they work with...
    The NBA is adopting a tougher policy regarding masks, telling teams Monday that players on the active roster will have to wear the face coverings in the bench area until they enter games. That memo, obtained by The Associated Press, was released on the same day the Brooklyn Nets ruled All-Star forward Kevin Durant out for Tuesday’s game against Utah in accordance with the league’s health and safety protocols for dealing with coronavirus. CLICK HERE FOR MORE SPORTS COVERAGE ON FOXNEWS.COM Among the new rules, which take effect Tuesday: players who are dressed for games and eligible to participate must wear a face mask until they enter the game, all players and coaches must wear face masks when outside the team environment if they are around other players and coaches, and players must report the names of any private trainer, therapist, chiropractor or other specialists who they work with outside...
    Why Blake Shelton Is Under Fire for His Song "Minimum Wage" LafargeHolcim Is in Talks to Buy Firestone Building Products College basketball game to be played with both teams wearing masks on court The Patriot League has taken more precautions than most amid the COVID-19 pandemic by canceling non-conference play during basketball season. With teams tipping off conference play this week, two will continue to take extra steps. Boston University and Holy Cross will tip off on Tuesday with both teams wearing masks on the court, a sight not previously seen on college courts despite concerns about playing an indoor sport at the height of an airborne pandemic. The effort is spearheaded by BU, which is mandating that all visiting teams this season wear masks for games on the school’s campus, Stadium’s Jeff Goodman reports. Tuesday will mark the school’s home opener. BU opened its season on Monday with...
    By: KDKA-TV News Staff PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Sunday was a big day for the Steelers: not only did they break their three-game losing streak with a quick turnaround in the second half of their game against the Colts, but they also clinched the AFC North Division. JuJu Smith-Schuster was joined by other players, including Chase Claypool, in a celebratory TikTok dance. Some players are masked while others like Smith-Schuster are wearing no face mask. In another TikTok posted by wide-receiver Ray-Ray McCloud, a few players are seen not masked. Both videos contain explicit language. The NFL has fined the Steelers before for not wearing face masks according to their guidelines, which states that players must wear a mask or double-layered gaiter whenever they are not wearing a helmet and are getting ready to play on the field. So far, no disciplinary announcements have been made...
    INGLEWOOD, Calif. (KABC) -- Instead of wearing their hearts on their sleeves, this week the Los Angeles Rams are wearing them on their feet.For the fifth consecutive year, players and coaches across the NFL will wear custom cleats on the field for one game to express their commitment to a charitable cause or organization.This year, 31 Rams players and 10 coaches are participating in the NFL's My Cause, My Cleats campaign.After his weekly reading session with students, Rams quarterback Jared Goff revealed to Inglewood Unified students, teachers and staff that he would be wearing cleats that represented the Inglewood Unified School District Thursday night when the Rams take on the New England Patriots.All players that participate in the My Cleats, My Cause campaign can choose to donate their cleats to NFL Auction where fans can bid on them. All of the proceeds will go to the respective causes chosen by...
    It is not unusual to see players and coaches wearing masks on the sideline as the college basketball season gets going. The DePaul and Creighton women's teams have taken it a step further: Their players are wearing masks while they are on the court competing. “The first week I complained every day, but now it’s normal as we wear them every day in practice,” said Deja Church, a senior guard for DePaul. “It’s kind of normal now. I don’t like it, but whatever keeps us and the coaches and everyone safe is what matters most.” CLICK HERE FOR MORE SPORTS COVERAGE ON FOXNEWS.COM The NCAA does not require masks on the court, though it recommends them on the bench along with social distancing guidance for its member schools and other steps to prevent the spread of COVID-19. But masks are still very uncommon in organized basketball and that is unlikely to...
    The NFL has reportedly dropped the hammer on the New Orleans Saints for violating the league’s coronavirus rules. According to Ian Rapoport, the Saints have been fined $500,000 and have lost a seventh round draft pick for a post-game celebration that didn’t include masks. (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football) Sources: The #Patriots were fined $350K for COVID-19 protocol violations stemming from issues in October when Cam Newton & others tested positive. The #Saints were fined $500K and docked a 7th round pick for their mask-less locker room celebration. They are repeat offenders. — Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) November 29, 2020 As I’ve said many times before, I’m not some kind of anti-mask zealot, but these NFL rules and punishments are absolute insanity. The Raiders were previously hammered by the NFL over masks and coronavirus violations, and now the Saints are joining them when...
    The NFL is forcing players to wear masks if they’re not wearing a helmet. According to Tom Pelissero, the NFL sent a memo around the league mandating masks for any player on the sideline who isn’t entering the game or wearing a helmet. (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football) You can read the full memo below. The NFL just sent a memo to clubs with major COVID-19 protocol updates, including a sideline mask mandate for players not entering the game or wearing a helmet — with violators subject to discipline. pic.twitter.com/PozpkSG6Vi — Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) November 23, 2020 I’ve said this before, and I’ll say it again for everyone. I’m not on some weird anti-mask crusade during the coronavirus pandemic, but these rules make no sense. I see no reason why a player must wear a mask while on the sidelines if he’s...
    After backlash from tech industry, Northern California wont require telecommuting Andrew Cuomo to receive Emmy award for televised Covid briefings Pennsylvania reverses course on Steelers mask mandate, says football players exempt The State of Pennsylvania on Friday clarified its new mask mandate, saying that football players, “whether professional or youth,” are exempt for medical reasons. © Provided by Yahoo! Sports Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin has been a consistent mask wearer, but his players won't have to while on the field. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic) The new interpretation comes one day after Governor Tom Wolf’s press secretary said the Pittsburgh Steelers, one of several high profile football teams in the state, were not exempt. The mandate, issued Tuesday, would have required Steelers players and their opponents to wear masks at all times, including while on the field. The University of Pittsburgh, which hosts Virginia Tech Saturday, said its players...
    US coronavirus hospitalizations hit record NYs Cuomo to receive International Emmy for virus briefings After Pennsylvania mask mandate issued, Pitt and Virginia Tech will wear masks on the field ... sort of Players for both Pitt and Virginia Tech will be wearing masks on the field when the two teams play at Pitt on Saturday. Sort of. The state of Pennsylvania issued a statewide mask mandate earlier in the week that requires face coverings for anyone outdoors if social distancing is unable to be maintained. And Pitt said Friday that both schools would comply with the order on the sidelines and during play. “In alignment with the recent guidance from state officials regarding the current health climate, Pitt’s football team will be appropriately outfitted for Saturday’s game with face coverings to use on the field and sideline,” the school said in a statement. “This is being communicated to Virginia...
    Players for the Pittsburgh Panthers and Virginia Tech Hokies will be wearing masks Saturday even while playing on the field, thanks to a new coronavirus restriction handed down by the State of Pennsylvania, ESPN reported. In a statement issued on Friday, the University of Pittsburgh said, “In alignment with the recent guidance from state officials regarding the current health climate, Pitt’s football team will be appropriately outfitted for Saturday’s game with face coverings to use on the field and sideline. This is being communicated to Virginia Tech’s sports medicine staff as well.” Virginia Tech confirmed that they, too, would observe the mandate and force players to wear masks both on the sidelines and on the field. The mandate was released by the Pennsylvania secretary of health this week, saying, “Coaches, athletes, and spectators must wear face coverings while actively engaged in workouts and competition as well as when on the...
    (CNN)The NFL is recommending that players not in a game or about to enter a game wear face coverings while on the sideline, as players across the league continue to test positive for Covid-19.In a memo obtained by CNN on Friday, the league's management council told teams, "A player wearing a mask during a close contact has a significantly reduced probability of being designated a "High Risk Close Contact" after an exposures to a COVID-positive individual."In a recent case of a player who tested positive two days after a game, contact tracing revealed that the player had close contacts with 17 teammates and 2 members of the team's staff, none of who were wearing masks. The NFL will now record players and coaches to make sure theyre adhering to coronavirus protocols"Although the experts have determined that the positive player's testing history established that he was likely not contagious on...
    Winning this year’s NBA title was much more than just proving themselves to the world. It was bringing home the trophy for their team’s legend, Kobe Bryant. Throughout the Playoffs, the Los Angeles Lakers paid tribute to Bryant in several ways. Just Like that, Anthony Davis made his own personal tribute to Kobe Bryant. The purple and gold found various ways to commemorate the legend in their journey to their 17th NBA Championship. The Lakers wore the ‘Mamba Jerseys’ for every one of their crucial games and repeatedly confessed that they felt unique energy wearing those and that it brought them a sense of pride. From replicating Kobe’s buzzer-beater shot to wearing the Mamba jersey, Anthony Davis has done his part in his own special way. In fact, he even found a way to dedicate the games to Bryant, while winning the title during Game 6. Anthony Davis honors legends...
    The Raiders remained in limbo Thursday, waiting to see if any or all of their starting offensive linemen as well as safety Johnathan Abram will be available for their Week 7 game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. At issue, according to an NFL Network report, is a positive COVID-19 test by offensive lineman Trent Brown coupled with the belief that Brown “had not been consistently wearing his tracking device” and that offensive linemen were seen on video together not wearing masks. Brown, who is on the COVID-19 list, was not on the practice field Thursday according to tweets from media members on site, and neither were right guard Gabe Jackson, center Rodney Hudson, left guard Denzelle Good, left tackle Kolton Miller or Abram. All missed practice Wednesday as well. With a reported positive test, Brown would miss the game Sunday night against Tampa Bay. If the...
    SEC football programs will face massive fines for failing to follow coronavirus protocols. According to ESPN, commissioner Greg Sankey has said that he’s will to drop the hammer to the tune of $1 million if coaches don’t follow the rules. (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football) Most notably, multiple programs have already been fined for coaches not wearing masks during games. SEC has fined at least three teams for not following COVID-19 protocols, per @RossDellenger: – Ole Miss – Texas A&M – Tennessee pic.twitter.com/xbgDmJ58vH — Bleacher Report CFB (@BR_CFB) October 16, 2020 This is so stupid. Coaches should absolutely revolt against Sankey. I like Sankey a lot, and he made a lot of great decisions prior to the season starting. In fact, I’d argue that he had the best response in all of college football to the coronavirus pandemic. However, fining coaches over...
    The NFL has reportedly fined several Las Vegas Raiders players after it was revealed they failed to follow league and local health guidelines by going maskless at a recent charity event; and now commissioner Roger Goodell is threatening violators with potential forfeits.   In a memo sent to the teams Monday after a conference call involving NFL and club executives, Goodell reiterated the need to adhere fully to all of the league's health and safety guidelines. 'Protocol violations that result in virus spread requiring adjustments to the schedule or otherwise impacting other teams will result in additional financial and competitive discipline, including the adjustment or loss of draft choices or even the forfeit of a game,' Goodell wrote in the memo obtained by The Associated Press. 'Simply put, compliance is mandatory. Now is the time to recommit ourselves to our protocols and best practices for the duration of the season.' SCROLL...
    Several Las Vegas Raiders players have been fined for not wearing a mask indoors during a charity event. According to Tom Pelissero, Mike Garafolo and Ian Rapoport, multiple players were fined for not wearing a mask during a charity event thrown by Darren Waller during the coronavirus pandemic. Waller was fined $30,000, quarterback Derek Carr was fined $15,000 and several other players were also slapped with financial punishments. (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football) #Raiders TE Darren Waller was fined $30,000 and several teammates were fined $15,000 each for attending Waller’s recent fundraiser, at which some were photographed without masks, sources tell me, @RapSheet and @MikeGarafolo. — Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) October 5, 2020 Darren Waller got $30K. The following players were fined $15K: Derek Carr, Derek Carrier, Zay Jones, Nevin Lawson, Erik Magnuson (practice squad), Foster Moreau, Nathan Peterman, Hunter Renfrow, Jason Witten. https://t.co/ZqqDpy1sxA...
    The concept of wearing masks continues to escape the Las Vegas Raiders. A total of 10 Raiders players have received fines from the NFL for failure to follow COVID-19 mask protocol at an indoor charity event put on by tight end Darren Waller. Waller received the largest fine, at $30,000. An additional nine players were each fined $15,000: Derek Carr, Jason Witten, Derek Carrier, Zay Jones, Nevin Lawson, Erik Magnuson, Foster Moreau, Nathan Peterman and Hunter Renfrow. The Raiders broke the portion of the NFL’s COVID-19 protocol that prohibits players from attending any event that “violates local and state restrictions.” The city of Henderson fined the DragonRidge Country Club (where the event was held) $2,000 for ignoring the local COVID-19 mandates. The fines come down from the league a day after Las Vegas head coach Jon Gruden failed to consistently follow sideline mask rules in a loss to the Bills. Gruden already...
    Raiders tight end Darren Waller along with several teammates including quarterback Derek Carr received fines for not wearing masks in violation of NFL coronavirus protocol at Waller’s fundraiser at a Henderson, Nev. country club a week ago. Waller was fined $30,000, while Carr and others received $15,000 fines, according to the NFL Network. Raiders coach Jon Gruden confirmed players had been fined at his weekly virtual press conference Monday. “I’m well aware of that, yes. I know our players are going to handle that individually and I know they regret any harm they may have caused and are very sensitive about it and will handle it the right way,” Gruden said. “I’ll reiterate that I’m very proud of our players and our staff, the job that we’ve done handling this virus. And it will continue.” Players who attended the benefit for the Darren Waller Foundation aside from...
    Las Vegas Raiders coach Jon Gruden said several of his players made a mistake when they didn’t wear masks or practice social distancing during a charity event that violated league and local COVID-19 rules. About 10 players attended the fundraising event held Monday night by teammate Darren Waller’s foundation to raise money intended to help young people overcome drug and alcohol addiction. CLICK HERE FOR MORE SPORTS COVERAGE ON FOXNEWS.COM Players were seen on video without masks during the indoor event while talking and mingling with guests, who also weren’t wearing masks. “We’ve done a good job, done an excellent job,” Gruden said Wednesday. “Last night, it was addressed with our players. They walked in with their masks on. Sometimes you go to a restaurant and take your mask off. They’re aware of their mistake. But we’ve done an excellent job of using our manners, taking proper care of each...
    LAS VEGAS (AP) — Las Vegas Raiders coach Jon Gruden said several of his players made a mistake when they didn’t wear masks or practice social distancing during a charity event that violated league and local COVID-19 rules. About 10 players attended the fundraising event held Monday night by teammate Darren Waller’s foundation to raise money intended to help young people overcome drug and alcohol addiction. Players were seen on video without masks during the indoor event while talking and mingling with guests, who also weren’t wearing masks. “We’ve done a good job, done an excellent job,” Gruden said Wednesday. “Last night, it was addressed with our players. They walked in with their masks on. Sometimes you go to a restaurant and take your mask off. They’re aware of their mistake. But we’ve done an excellent job of using our manners, taking proper care of each other.” This is the...
    By JOSH DUBOW, AP Pro Football Writer Las Vegas Raiders coach Jon Gruden said several of his players made a mistake when they didn’t wear masks or practice social distancing during a charity event that violated league and local COVID-19 rules. About 10 players attended the fundraising event held Monday night by teammate Darren Waller’s foundation to raise money intended to help young people overcome drug and alcohol addiction. Players were seen on video without masks during the indoor event while talking and mingling with guests, who also weren’t wearing masks. “We’ve done a good job, done an excellent job,” Gruden said Wednesday. “Last night, it was addressed with our players. They walked in with their masks on. Sometimes you go to a restaurant and take your mask off. They’re aware of their mistake. But we’ve done an excellent job of using our manners, taking proper care of each other.”...
    Derek Carr and other Raiders teammates attended a large charity event this week. The Las Vegas Raiders have not been good about following COVID-19 protocols so far this season. The team is already under league investigation for violating protocols on the sideline, but it only gets worse from there. Derek Carr and a group of his teammates attended a charity event hosted by tight end Darren Waller this week. The cause was a good one. However, the group was seen without masks on at an event that already violated Nevada COVID-19 rules. Derek Carr was one of several Raiders players taking pictures with fans while not wearing a mask at a charity event this week, which could put the Raiders in hot water with the NFL #Raiders Details: https://t.co/OUUuJ6K5Io pic.twitter.com/7PT45YjqPs — John Breech (@johnbreech) September 30, 2020 Raiders can’t seem to follow the rulesThis is not only a bad look...
    The Raiders are embroiled in their third coronavirus controversy in a little over a week after several players, including quarterback Derek Carr and tight end Jason Witten, were seen on video not wearing masks while attending an indoor charity event for teammate Darren Waller’s foundation. Multiple reports and video evidence showed a lack of social-distancing and mask wearing by Raiders players and those who packed into the Dragon Ridge Country Club in Henderson, Nev., for the fundraiser on Monday night. Raiders coach Jon Gruden and Carr will make their weekly appearances in a Zoom teleconference following practice. Now @derekcarrqb is throwing signed footballs into the crowd for $500 a piece. Anything for charity! @darrenwallerfdn #vegas #raiders pic.twitter.com/qoYe5nOqax — Cassie Soto (@_CassieSoto) September 29, 2020 While the Darren Waller Foundation helps young people battle drug and alcohol addiction, something the Raiders tight end himself...
    The saying “No good deed goes unpunished” could become applicable for the Las Vegas Raiders. Videos of some Raiders show many players without masks — including quarterback David Carr and tight end Jason Witten — at a charity event Monday night to help teammate Darren Waller raise money for his foundation. According to the Las Vegas Review-Journal, the event could be potential noncompliance of league and state restrictions. An attendee told the website, that Waller was wearing his mask throughout the event aimed at helping young adults addicted to drugs and alcohol. It was held at DragonRidge Country Club. Raiders officials on Tuesday morning had no comment about the event, and it was unclear if the attendees were tested before the event, according to the report. This isn’t the first time the Raiders, who play host to the Buffalo Bills on Sunday, have been embroiled in a...
    12 New YA Books That Will Wow You This October 7 Ways Your Taxes Could Change Under Biden Eight players who could be wearing new uniforms in 2021 The 2020 NFL trade deadline is quickly approaching. It promises to be more active than in previous seasons with two additional teams slated to make the playoffs this coming January. © Scott Galvin-USA TODAY Sports Odell Beckham's name has been swirling around trade rumors despite the Browns' denials. Even if some of these players remain with their teams through the Nov. 3 deadline, there’s a good chance that they will ultimately be subjected to trade rumors once the 2021 NFL offseason comes calling. From a former Super Bowl MVP in Mile High to a star wide receiver in Ohio, here’s a look at eight NFL stars who will be wearing new uniforms in 2021 via a trade. Von Miller trade makes...
    An Army football coach could very well enter concussion protocol after he was head-butted by one of his own players during the Black Knights’ game at Cincinnati. The player in question is senior offensive lineman Mike Johnson, who — while still wearing his helmet — head-butted what appeared to be fullbacks coach Mike Viti, himself a former fullback for the Black Knights and a 2008 West Point alum. He was clearly dazed after the encounter, and needed to be held up: MORE: Twitter smokes Oklahoma, Lincoln Riley after stunning upset loss to Kansas State While it’s certainly not the best practice to head-butt other people, it makes even less sense to engage in the practice while only person is wearing protective headgear. That might be the last we see of head-butting between players and coaches on the sideline. Or, at least until Viti clears concussion protocol.
    The dark subtext of Trumps good genes compliment McDonalds customers are furious over the loss of All Day Breakfast, but workers and franchisees are pushing for it to disappear forever Heres why NFL is being strict on coaches wearing masks on gameday, even when players dont © Yahoo News NEWEST CORONAVIRUS BANNER With a historic level of fines issued for teams and NFL coaches over mask protocols this week, the league has now set a precedent and delivered a message for the remainder of the 2020 season: Coaches will either wear their protective face coverings properly, or they’ll pay dearly. And that goes more than double for the franchises that employ them. ESPN+ Fantasy Tools: Play Like an Expert, Even If You Aren’t SIGN UP NOW Ad ESPN+ The league levied $1.75 million in collective fines through Tuesday, dropping the hammer on five coaches — who were...
    The Pittsburgh Steelers players have begun to speak out after honoring Antwon Rose, a man killed by police in 2018, with a helmet decal Monday. Players are now saying the team did not vote on the name after it came to light that Rose had been suspected of involvement in a drive-by shooting at the time of his death, according to an article published by CBSSports. The team debuted his name during Monday’s game against the New York Giants. Center Maurkice Pouncey became the second player to decide to take the name off of his helmet. View this post on Instagram @pghpolicechief @pghpolice @northmiamipd @lakelandpd A post shared by Maurkice Pouncey (@maurkicepouncey) on Sep 17, 2020 at 6:30am PDT “I was given limited information on the situation regarding Antwon, and I was unaware of the whole story surrounding his death and what transpired during the trial following...
    While wearing Roberto Clemente’s No. 21, Yadier Molina hit a home run on Thursday The Cardinals took their turn at Clemente Day, with Molina perhaps the most impactful player on the roster wearing the Great One’s No. 21, meant to honor both he and Vera Clemente, who passed away in the last calendar year. Both Clementes meant to much to the Latin baseball community, and more specifically Puerto Rico, where Clemente was born and raised. Puerto Rico continues to benefit from the Clementes’ relief efforts, with generations of professional baseball players growing up hoping to be the next Roberto. Molina has long adored the Clemente family, like many Latin MLB players, and hitting a home run while wearing his number is a dream come true. Yadier Molina was emotional after hitting a home run in his first at-bat while wearing No. 21 to honor Roberto Clemente ❤️ (via @MLB)...
    Colby Covington. Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images Colby Covington, a UFC fighter, has criticized NBA players who are protesting the police shooting of Jacob Blake. Police officers in Wisconsin fired at least seven shots at the 21-year-old Blake, who is Black, on Sunday. The Milwaukee Bucks began a protest against the shooting Wednesday, which saw them boycott their playoff match. Players from other NBA teams joined the action. Covington tweeted: "Quit your multi million dollar jobs … and perform the toughest job in America. Become cops!" Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. A MAGA hat-wearing MMA fighter is criticizing the NBA players who are protesting the police shooting of Jacob Blake. On Sunday, police officers in Kenosha, Wisconsin fired at least seven shots at 21-year-old Blake, who is Black, as he had his back toward them, entering his car where his three children...
    The Toronto Blue Jays have banned players from wearing a t-shirt that depicts the team mascot as a vagrant and are apologizing for a 'a lapse in sensitivity' amid the city's 'homelessness crisis.' The t-shirt, worn by several players in recent days, reads 'Homeless Jays' in reference to the team's banishment by the Canadian government for the pandemic-shortened season due to concerns over coronavirus. The graphic is a cartoon Blue Jay with torn clothes and a missing shoe that appears to be carrying a bindle fashioned out of a bat. Although they were banned from playing in Toronto, and Pittsburgh passed on the chance to host the club, the Blue Jays have found a home at a minor league stadium in Buffalo, which borders their native province, Ontario. Jays pitcher Anthony Bass ignited interest in the shirt among fans by posting a picture of it on Twitter with the caption:...
    NBA star LeBron James and other players for the Los Angeles Lakers were spotted ahead of Game 1 of the first-round playoff series on Tuesday wearing hats that appeared similar to President Trump’s “Make America Great Again” hats but actually had a message calling for the arrests of the police officers who shot and killed Breonna Taylor. "Make America Great Again Arrest The Cops Who Killed Breonna Taylor," the hats read, referring to the 26-year-old woman who was shot and killed earlier this year in Louisville, Kentucky. James shared a photo wearing the hat to his Instagram account on Tuesday, with the caption “By Any Means‼️ Lets Get It #JusticeForBreonnaTaylor.” View this post on Instagram By Any Means‼️ Lets Get It ???? #JusticeForBreonnaTaylor❤️✊???? A post shared by LeBron James (@kingjames) on Aug 18, 2020 at 3:40pm PDT Taylor, who was black, died on March 13 after local...
    Breonna Taylor billboard vandalized with red paint The best WFH — work-from-hotel — deals available right now The Lakers showed up to Game 1 wearing hats for Breonna Taylor The entire Los Angeles Lakers roster showed up to Game 1 of their playoff series against the Portland Trail Blazers wearing matching hats. Modeled after the infamous red MAGA hats of Donald Trump’s presidential campaign, they portray a very different message: “Make America arrest the cops who murdered Breonna Taylor.” pic.twitter.com/K1drvRduy6— Los Angeles Lakers (@Lakers) August 18, 2020 Jared Dudley as well pic.twitter.com/31mPt88Yvk— Silver Screen & Roll (@LakersSBN) August 18, 2020 Police fatally shot Taylor on March 11 after breaking into her home in Louisville, Kentucky with a no-knock warrant. Although one of the three officers involved was fired, the others remain on the Louisville Police Department’s payroll, and none of them have been arrested. Many of the Lakers have...
    The Green Bay Packers players are trying to figure out the safest way to play the 2020 season and for some that could mean wearing a new kind of facemask either on, or under their helmets. On Friday, Rob Demovsky of ESPN wrote that several members of the team have given quite a bit of thought to whether or not the coronavirus pandemic means there’s a need to take extraordinary measures to protect themselves and their families while they try and compete for a Super Bowl berth, assuming the Super Bowl is played this year. Demovsky talked to Packers‘ veteran center Corey Linsley about whether or not the offensive lineman was going to wear any special equipment to deal with the pandemic. Linsley told the reporter that as of “right now” he didn’t plan on wearing a mask in games or practices. The analyst believes there is room for that...
    Major League Baseball teams are looking into introducing camera technology to ballparks that could detect whether or not fans are wearing masks in the stands.  The software could also flag attendees who are wearing them improperly, like leaving their nose uncovered or dangling them around their neck.  Several teams are in talks with Airspace Systems Inc, a California security firm with technology that can scan security footage for mask 'hot spots.'  In trial runs, the Airspace system was able to clock mask use with over 80 percent accuracy.  The Boston Red Sox's Tzu-Wei Lin wears a mask during summer training at Fenway Park on July 17, 2020. MLB delayed the new season nearly four months because of the coronavirus pandemic The program then identifies if a person is wearing a face covering.   It would still be up to the team to decide how to deal with potential violators.  RELATED...
    WNBA players are exercising their freedom of speech. In Georgia Sen. Kelly Loeffler’s eyes, that means they are part of “cancel culture.” Ahead of Tuesday’s games, several players were seen wearing “Vote Warnock” T-shirts in support of Rev. Raphael Warnock, who is battling Loeffler for her Senate seat in a special election this November. MORE: LeBron James hopes protests keep “our foot on the gas” for change Loeffler, the co-owner of the Dream, wrote a letter to WNBA commissioner Cathy Engelbert last month expressing her opposition to the Black Lives Matter movement and the league’s promotion of social justice messages on courts and jerseys. Dream forward Elizabeth Williams told ESPN’s Ramona Shelburne that players discussed publicly wearing “Vote Warnock” T-shirts because “for effective change to happen, there has to be policy changes. And so if we’re going to sit here and talk about wanting justice reform, part of that is making sure that we...
    Meaghan Ellis August 5, 2020 0 Comments Sen. Kelly Loeffler (R-Ga.) is not pleased with some Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA) players’ decision to wear shirts in support of her election opponent, Rev. Raphael Warnock. The Georgia lawmaker released a statement on Tuesday in response to Atlanta Dream power forward Elizabeth William and the Chicago Sky’s tweets debuting t-shirts in support of Warnock. Loeffler, also co-owner of the Atlanta Dream WNBA franchise, criticized players for exhibiting “cancel culture” simply because of a difference in views. “This is just more proof that the out of control cancel culture wants to shut out anyone who disagrees with them,” Loeffler said. The Georgia senator doubled down on her opposition toward the Black Lives Matter political organization, as she insisted political agendas are responsible for the divisiveness in the country. “We come together around sports, but promoting a political agenda divides us rather than unites...
    Seattle Seahawks players practiced while wearing face masks during the coronavirus pandemic. The team tweeted a video from training camp Tuesday, and it showed Tyler Lockett catching a beautiful ball from Russell Wilson. (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football) Wilson and Lockett were both masked up on the training field. Several other players were also wearing masks. You can watch the video below. The classic @DangeRussWilson ➡ @TDLockett12 connection. ???? pic.twitter.com/QwttAIKfGV — Seattle Seahawks (@Seahawks) August 4, 2020 I’m all for safety during the coronavirus pandemic. I truly am, and I think all necessary steps should be taken in order to ensure player safety. While there’s a lot of hardos out there who pretend like we’re not in the middle of a pandemic, I’m not going to pretend to be an expert. As I’ve consistently said, if wearing a mask in a grocery store...
    Republican Sen. Kelly LoefflerKelly LoefflerTrump and Biden tied in Georgia: poll Exclusive: Poll shows pressure on vulnerable GOP senators to back state and local coronavirus aid Biden campaign staffs up in Georgia MORE on Tuesday ramped up her criticism of the WNBA after players across the league wore T-shirts endorsing her Democratic challenger in the Georgia Senate race, claiming it showed they were more “concerned with playing politics than basketball.” “This is just more proof that the out of control cancel culture wants to shut out anyone who disagrees with them,” Loeffler, a co-owner of the Atlanta Dream, said in a statement. The comments came as players from the Dream and other WNBA teams escalated their public show of opposition to the Republican senator over her critical comments about the WNBA’s support of the Black Lives Matter movement. Players around the league wore T-shirts with the message “Vote Warnock,” a...
    (CNN)Players on the WNBA team co-owned by Georgia Sen. Kelly Loeffler and other WNBA teams were seen wearing "Vote Warnock" shirts in support of her Senate challenger before their games on Tuesday.Elizabeth Williams, a center on the Atlanta Dream, posted a photo of herself wearing the black T-shirt with bold white text in a tweet, quoting the late civil rights icon and longtime Georgia Rep. John Lewis and encouraging others to support Raphael Warnock, a Democrat running for Loeffler's seat.We are @wnba players, but like the late, great John Lewis said, we are also ordinary people with extraordinary vision. @ReverendWarnock has spent his life fighting for the people and we need him in Washington. Join the movement for a better Georgia at https://t.co/hC8iF9urak pic.twitter.com/mvN5e9m4oO— Elizabeth Williams (@E_Williams_1) August 4, 2020 "We are @wnba players, but like the late, great John Lewis said, we are also ordinary people with extraordinary vision,"...
    Shop the Stylish Face Masks Celebs are Wearing Amid the COVID-19 Pandemic Uber announces employees can work from home through June 2021, and its giving them $500 for their home office WNBA players are wearing ‘Vote Warnock’ shirts for Kelly Loeffler’s opponent in senate race WNBA players are wearing black t-shirts with the words “Vote Warnock” on it this week to support Raphael Warnock who is running for Senate in Georgia. He is running against incumbent Kelly Loffler, part-owner of the WNBA’s Atlanta Dream and who has been vocal about her opposition to the league’s focus on the Black Lives Matter movement. Don't boo...VOTE Register to vote at https://t.co/zXnPqmFZQ7 #Vote2020 pic.twitter.com/4yMmEqgXMS— Chicago Sky (@chicagosky) August 4, 2020 While the WNBA discussed ways to highlight social justice prior to the start of the season, Loeffler wrote a letter to commissioner Cathey Englebert expressing her opposition to the idea. WNBA...
    LSU linebacker Soni Fonua isn’t a fan of wearing a face shield on his helmet. Football helmets are being outfitted with shields over the mouth section during the 2020 season to help limit the risk of coronavirus. (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football) Fonua posted a video of himself wearing his and said that he “can’t f**king breathe under this thing!” Watch the video below. LSU LB Soni Fonua wearing his COVID face shield helmet: “I can’t fucking breathe under this thing!” Senior offensive lineman Austin Deculus: “It’s like breathing in a Ziploc bag.” pic.twitter.com/NR3nCNaxXK — Master (@MasterTes) August 2, 2020 Are these shields really necessary? I mean, seriously? Do we need face shields to play football? These guys are going to be tackling each other. At this point, I hardly think a face shield is going to make much of a difference at...
    (CNN)Miami Heat guard Jimmy Butler has been very vocal about wearing a jersey with no name on the back. Butler says no name on his jersey signifies he's no different than any other Black person. But ahead of tip-off against the Denver Nuggets on Saturday, Butler was asked to change his jersey. Referees cited league rules for asking Butler to change. Jimmy Butler stepped onto the court wearing a jersey with no name on the back. The refs made him switch to one with a name plate before tipping off. (via @MiamiHEAT) pic.twitter.com/QHGD9Mqzc0— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) August 1, 2020 Butler has not been the only NBA player to be vocal about the fight for Black lives. The NBA season began on Thursday with players kneeling during the National Anthem wearing "Black Lives Matter" shirts.In the wake of the deaths of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor, current and former NBA players...
    New York Mets outfielder Brandon Nimmo is not among those who believes every player should be wearing masks when they are out on the field. Q30 Television‘s Jacob Resnick reported on Twitter on Monday that Nimmo said he believes that for him, donning a mask “does more harm than good.” Nimmo was asked whether or not the situation with the Miami Marlins convinced him players needed to be more careful about transmitting the coronavirus. He talked about the possibility of putting on a mask whenever he was in the field, and whether or not he would think twice about high fiving teammates because of what some were calling a “mini-outbreak” on the Marlins. He said that when he is inside, he definitely takes precautions. He added that when he’s batting, he’s wearing batting gloves so he doesn’t see any danger in giving teammates high fives. Nimmo also claimed that while...
    Oregon officer quarantining after suspect with COVID-19 coughed and spit on her How Im Keeping My Restaurants Dream Alive in Nightmare Times Mets Brandon Nimmo: For me wearing a mask does more harm than good New York Mets outfielder Brandon Nimmo isn't discouraged that a coronavirus outbreak among members of the Miami Marlins resulted in MLB canceling a pair of Monday games. © Jim Rassol-USA TODAY Sports New York Mets center fielder Brandon Nimmo Nimmo spoke with reporters via a video conference call and discussed how members of the Mets are and aren't following health and safety protocols. Brandon Nimmo was asked if, in response to the Marlins' situation, he would consider wearing a mask on the field or be more hesitant to high-five teammates in the dugout. His answer: pic.twitter.com/y730H3Pvm6— Jacob Resnick (@Jacob_Resnick) July 27, 2020 Nimmo either isn't aware or doesn't care that MLB rules for the...
    The NBA is tracking social distancing among media members with electronic monitors. The Los Angeles Times reported that the devices beep when people break the six-foot rule for more than five seconds. After 10 seconds, the beeping gets louder. The Wall Street Journal called the device "an electric-fence-like tag." The NBA will start playing regular season games again on Thursday at Disney Worlds ESPN Wide World of Sports complex. Players, team staff, members of the media, food service personnel, and even barbers are being kept in a bubble in an effort to prevent COVID-19 from spreading and, potentially, derailing the season again. Fewer media organizations have sent reporters to cover games in an attempt to stem the spread of coronavirus amid a pandemic. Each is paying the NBA $500 per reporter every day so they can live and work in the bubble, the Journal reported. Related Stories: LeBron Wont...
    If winger Marcus Foligno had his way, the Wild would walk into Rogers Place in Edmonton before every game this postseason rocking some sort of matching 1990s tracksuits. “That’s what I was hoping for,” he said with a laugh. “That’d be perfect.” Instead, according to winger Zach Parise, the Wild will be wearing a much more traditional outfit on game days, consisting of a team-issued collared shirt and dress slacks. “We have three different collared shirts,” Parise said. “Just trying to have some semblance of looking organized. Not wearing what we want to wear with 20 different guys showing up in different stuff. We at least want to look like a team and be presentable.” While the CBA orders players to wear a suit and tie on game days, the NHL opted to relax its dress code for the restart, giving players an opportunity to better showcase their personalities. That’s...
    ENGLAND and West Indies are fighting it out at Old Trafford with the three-games series locked at 1-1. After two hard-fought Test's, it's all coming down to the wire in Manchester where the West Indies won the toss earlier this morning and decided to bowl first. 2 Andrew Strauss wore red last year to show support for the Ruth Strauss foundationCredit: PA - Press Association You may have noticed that all of the players are wearing red caps as opposed to their usual blue - here's why... Why are the England players wearing red caps? The former England cricketer Andrew Strauss started the tribute to his late wife Strauss who tragically died of a rare lung cancer in 2018. Strauss set up a charity in her memory called the Ruth Strauss Foundation which fives support to fund lung cancer research and support to patients and their families. Donate to @RuthStraussFdn...
    Players within the National Football League will reportedly have the option of wearing decals on their helmets to honor victims of police brutality. Players and their unions have been speaking with the NFL since June on how to honor people, such as George Floyd or Breonna Taylor, who died during interactions with police. The Associated Press reported Tuesday that the NFL plans to allow players to honor such victims on their helmets. “They’re still in discussions. But this sounds like it’s going to happen,” NFL Network's Steve Wyche told Front Office Sports. "You might have one team with 15 different decals." Sources told Front Office Sports that the league is currently working on a list of names that would appear on the decals as initials. The plans come amid a nationwide discussion on race and police brutality in the wake of Floyd’s death in Minneapolis police custody....
    Real-Life Couple Anne Heche and Thomas Jane Play Desperate Parents in The Vanished Trailer This index ETF is beating the S&P 500 by excluding ‘losers’ The supreme selfishness of Dwight Howard’s mask-free, anti-vaxxer video is beyond words Dwight Howard was ratted on to the NBA’s anonymous tip line by a fellow player for not wearing a mask in the league’s Covid bubble, and in true 2020 fashion, instead of issuing a mea culpa and correcting his actions, Howard doubled down on stupidity. In a video released Sunday night, Howard not only downplayed the seriousness of not wearing a mask in the bubble, but went a step further by telling the world he was against vaccination. The Lakers center reaffirmed that he would not be wearing a mask while in Orlando, adding he “didn’t know that the coronavirus be flying through the air looking for people,” as if viruses were...
    Gwyneth Paltrow and Her Lookalike Daughter Apple Pose for Sweet Summer Selfie Opinion: The hidden risk in your S&P 500 index fund Dwight Howard, again not wearing a mask in Orlando bubble, said he doesn’t believe in vaccinations © Yahoo News Dwight Howard has been very open about his frequent decision to not wear a mask inside the NBA’s bubble at Walt Disney World amid the COVID-19 pandemic.  The Los Angeles Lakers center often posts to social media or goes live without one on, and has questioned why players were even made to wear them in the first place. On Sunday, he took things a step further. [ Coronavirus: How the sports world is responding to the pandemic ] After going live on Instagram while not wearing a mask despite being around others, Howard was asked if he believed in vaccinations. “No, I don’t,” he replied. “That’s...
    Selling Sunset Star Chrishell Stauses Mother Dies After Battle With Cancer Opinion: There is more to picking a place to retire than low taxes — avoid these 5 expensive mistakes After NBAs warning, Dwight Howard calls concern about wearing mask pointless After his open flouting of the NBA’s mask guidelines in Disney World led to a warning from the league, Dwight Howard is questioning why players need to wear a mask at all in the so-called bubble. The Los Angeles Lakers backup center expressed annoyance with the NBA’s mask guidelines while talking with reporters remotely on Saturday. From USA Today: “I personally don’t see a risk of us getting it during the time period that we’re here,” Howard said. “We’re not allowed to leave the bubble. We’re only around each other every day. I just feel like it would be pointless for somebody to say anything. "I understand outside...
    NEW YORK, NEW YORK - JULY 14: Clint Frazier #77 of the New York Yankees takes his at bat as Kyle Higashioka #66 of the New York Yankees catches during an intra squad game of summer workouts at Yankee Stadium on July 14, 2020 in the Bronx borough of New York City.Both players wore face coverings. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images) Clint Frazier is continuing to wear a mask during games. Wearing a mask has become a part of everyday life in America for many people. Hopefully, that figure of “many” can get close to “all” sooner than later. MLB’s season is set to begin soon and questions are being raised about how safe it will be for teams from different cities to play each other. New York Yankees outfielder Clint Frazier has decided on the simple method of wearing a mask during games. Naturally, this has drawn criticism on the...
    Lakers center Dwight Howard says he, too, was reported to the NBA’s ‘Snitch Hotline.’ The eight-time All-Star revealed on Instagram Live that he was one of several players who were reported to the anonymous tip line – which was created for players within the Orlando bubble to inform the league of anybody violating safety protocols — for not wearing a mask. “Somebody told on me,” Howard said. However, Howard hasn’t hidden the fact that he hasn’t been wearing a mask inside the Walt Disney World bubble at all. The 34-year-old has posted several videos in which he’s not wearing a mask. The NBA’s tip line has reportedly started ringing off the hook in recent days, with several players already receiving warnings. Kings forward Richaun Holmes left the bubble to pick up a food delivery and Heat star Jimmy Butler had security called on him for dribbling a basketball in...
    SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA - FEBRUARY 20: James Harden #13 of the Houston Rockets looks on in the first half against the Golden State Warriors at Chase Center on February 20, 2020 in San Francisco, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Lachlan Cunningham/Getty Images) James Harden has explained why he was wearing a Blue Lives Matter mask, but it’s about as strong James Harden’s defense of being seen wearing a Blue Lives Matter mask is about as strong as his defense on the court. A photo of the Houston Rockets star wearing the mask recently made the rounds on Twitter, which is the place you absolutely look for level-headed reactions. Rockets beat writer Jonathan Feigen relayed what Harden said to reporters about the incident, and it...
    BOSTON (CBS) — So far, NBA players are enjoying life inside the bubble in Orlando. Perhaps maybe a little too much. Like kids away at summer camp, NBA players apparently need to be reminded of the rules from time to time. We’ve already seen one player — Sacramento Kings center Richaun Holmes — end up in quarantine for leaving campus to pick up a food delivery. Apparently, other players are having some difficulty getting their food as well. Or, at least, getting their food in proper attire. According to ESPN’s Malika Andrews, the NBA had to send out a memo reminding players of campus rules. The basics are covered, from wearing face masks to not allowing anyone from the outside into the bubble. But players also had to be reminded to dress appropriately when receiving room service. Yep, players had to be reminded to wear clothes when getting their room...
    SAN FRANCISCO — In a season that’s already been shortened by more than 100 games due to the coronavirus pandemic and labor disagreements between owners and the MLB Players Association, simply getting to the finish line will be an accomplishment. Players, coaches, team staffers and executives across the sport all share the same goal of winning the 2020 World Series, but completing an abbreviated 60-game season in a manner that ensures the health and safety of all those involved will feel like a victory for many. As Giants outfielder Hunter Pence said, there are 30 MLB clubs now acting as one. “We’re trying to take as few risks as we can and be as smart as we can,” Pence said in a recent Zoom call with reporters. “It’s a weird paradox. We’re 30 teams but also one team, because if any one person messes it up, he can mess it...
    By STEPHEN WHYNO, AP Hockey Writer After two days behind a mask and off his skates, Rick Bowness returned to his natural habitat on the ice with air inside the rink blowing against his face. “You get out there and you miss it,” the Dallas Stars coach said. “You realize how much you enjoy being out there.” The NHL’s oldest head coach still worries about COVID-19 but not enough to stop doing his job. It’s a risk-reward proposition coaches and executives around sports are weighing, and while Florida assistant Mike Kitchen is the only one to so far opt out of hockey’s return, plenty of others are considering masking up behind the bench and taking other precautions in the middle of a pandemic. “It’s a different world out there,” Bowness, 65, said. “I’m going to have to adjust to it, there is no question. I just want to make sure...
    Like a pawn in a political game: Contradictory school reopening plans leave teachers, parents reeling 7-Elevens Free Slurpee Day was canceled and there are fewer food deals, Tax Day freebies due to COVID-19 LeBron James opts out of wearing social justice message on jersey NBA superstar LeBron James said Saturday he would opt out of wearing a social justice message on the back of his jersey because it doesn't "resonate with his mission." © Katelyn Mulcahy Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James, who has often spoken out against racism and police brutality, is passing on the NBA's plan to replace players' names with social justice messages on the back of jerseys James, who has often spoken out against racism and police brutality in America, is passing on the NBA's plan to help bring attention to racial inequality by having players wear messages like "I Can't Breathe" instead of their...
    Even as coronavirus (COVID-19) cases surge within the state, it seems many Florida residents aren’t taking health and safety protocols seriously. Just ask Kevan Smith. The Rays catcher shared his experience with reporters Saturday as Tampa Bay and other MLB teams continue to prepare for a shortened 2020 season. Smith, a Pittsburgh native, said Pennsylvania and Florida are essentially two different worlds when it comes to wearing masks to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. MORE: A complete list of MLB players opting out of 2020 season Smith’s full comments, per The Athletic’s Josh Tolentino: “Pennsylvania feels like a lot different up there than down here. Obviously the numbers are a lot worse here. But I felt like you couldn’t even walk outside without a mask on [at home]. And then here [in Florida], you go out with a mask and we have guys getting called names and all of the...
    LeBron James (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images) LeBron James chooses his social justice message for his jersey in the NBA restart. The awareness for social justice is at an all-time high following the death of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police back in May. With protests taking place nationwide for racial equality and police reform, NBA players were apprehensive about playing in the Walt Disney World bubble for the resumption of the season, fearing it’d take away from the important matter at hand. In response, commissioner Adam Silver allowed players to choose a social justice message that they’ll wear on the back of their jerseys. During a Zoom call on Saturday, Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James announced that he’ll be wearing “James” on the back of his jersey for the NBA restart. The reasoning behind the decision is due to the options on the leagues list...
    Labs struggle to keep up as testing demand spikes The One Place You Should Be Buying Your Groceries, But Arent MLB players have been wearing masks on the field – and that could extend into actual games As Cody Bellinger waited out Major League Baseball’s coronavirus-driven shutdown in his native Arizona, he saw the evolution of facial coverings firsthand. Click to expand Replay Video UP NEXT Metro Detroit Forecast: Humidity and heat take a break Breezy this afternoon as drier air moves in from the northwest. Itll still be warm; in the mid 80s, but it will be a nice break from the 90s. WXYZ Detroit, MI How to Bravely Face Coronavirus Fallouts and Uncertainty Life and career coach and author of "Behaving Bravely," Anita K teaches how to face each day with courage during this time of unique coronavirus uncertainty. The pandemic has forced...
    Since the NBA season is set to resume soon, many players are leaving to enter the Orlando bubble. But not without all their safety measures and sense of humor. One of the most recent league players to leave for the bubble was the 76ers’ Joel Embiid. Now in quarantine, Embiid gives the community an inside look and reveals what he thinks he will look like by the end of the season. Orlando bubble set to make Joel Embiid skinny this NBA season The 2019-20 season in the Orlando bubble will be held without any fans watching. The bubble is said to be strict about sanitization rules and quarantine periods. However, Philadelphia 76ers star Joel Embiid isn’t even close to taking any risks.     Recently, when Embiid arrived at the airport for his flight to the bubble, NBC Sports spotted him fully suited up in white. A video shared...
    Detroit Tigers manager Ron Gardenhire admitted Thursday it’s difficult to wear a mask in the dugout during the dog days of summer with baseball’s official start around the corner. The 62-year-old Gardenhire told 97.1 The Ticket’s “Jamie and Stoney Show” that he understands the mask will keep him safe in the long run. TIGERS' DEREK HILL MAKES INCREDIBLE CATCH DURING INTRASQUAD GAME “I just had a long conversation with one of my bosses about wearing that mask in the dugout during a game,” Gardenhire said. “That’s really hard. You’re so used to doing it one way. But we’re all trying to ad-lib and do what they want us to do and stay safe. That’s the most important thing.” He said he was worried that the mask would hamper communication and make things hard for him during the summer months. YANKS' COLE LEARNS SAFETY-PROTOCOL LESSON IN 1ST INTRASQUAD “It’s also 90-something...
    Sikhs across the US feed the hungry during the pandemic UK supermarkets promise to never sell chlorinated chicken in blow to a Brexit trade deal with Trump Opinion: Jim Harbaughs message about wearing masks is one we need to follow to be part of solution If you want college football anytime soon, wear a mask. If you want to watch it in person, wear a mask. If you want to sing Michigan's fight song while standing (somewhat) near your friends or schoolmates, wear a mask.  Click to expand Replay Video UP NEXT Hawkeye Community College is expanding Esports team Despite the coronavirus shutting down some sports, Hawkeye Community College is expanding its Esports team. Cedar Rapids KCRG-TV Spring Hill teen invents Germ Buffer to protect your hands from shopping cart handles Braden Krueger invented the "Germ Buffer" to protect your hands from shopping cart handles. Story:...
    A recent spike in COVID-19 cases has many MLB players, including Oakland Athletics pitcher Sean Manaea, considering wearing a mask this season. Manaea told reporters over this weekend that he plans to “find” a way to wear a protective face covering during games, according to Bleacher Report. FORMER PHILLIES PITCHER TYSON BRUMMETT KILLED IN PLANE CRASH “You know, wear something different or find a way to jazz it up, or find a way to rock it, I guess,” he said. Manaea’s remarks came just days after the league announced Friday that 31 players and 7 staff members tested positive for coronavirus. The positive tests occurred among 19 of the 30 teams, according to results of the samples sent to the Sports Medicine Research and Testing Laboratory in South Jordan, Utah. There were 3,185 samples collected and tested through the first week of intake testing. NFL PLAYERS UNION VOTES FOR RECOMMENDATION...
    Mike Gundy, the Oklahoma State football coach who faced a strong backlash last month after being spotted wearing an OAN shirt, has greed to accept a $1 million pay cut and a one-year reduction in contract length. “The changes were offered up by Mike Gundy, and I commend him for that. It was his idea to take a million-dollar pay cut,” Oklahoma State Athletic Director Mike Holder said on Friday. “I think it really demonstrates his commitment to being a better coach. He wanted to make a statement that assured all the players that this wasn’t just about talk, this is more about action, and that’s the first step.” As ESPN reports, “In addition to the pay cut, Holder said the contract length was shortened from five to four years, his buyout was cut from $5 million to $4 million, and his guarantee dropped from 75% to 50%.” Holder hastened...
    (CNN)The National Women's Soccer League (NWSL) kicked off its season Saturday, making it the first major sports league to begin since the coronavirus pandemic halted the season. During the national anthem, players from the North Carolina Courage and the Portland Thorns FC took a knee at Zions Bank Stadium in Herriman, Utah, while wearing Black Lives Matter shirts."We took a knee today to protest racial injustice, police brutality, and systemic racism against Black people and people of color in America," the players of both teams said in an online statement."We love our country, and we have taken this opportunity to hold it to a higher standard. It is our duty to demand that the liberties and freedoms this nation was founded upon are extended to everyone."Saturday's game jump-started the league's shortened 30-day tournament called the 2020 NWSL Challenge Cup, a shift from the regularly scheduled full season, which usually runs...
    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — One day after Oklahoma State running back Chuba Hubbard lashed out at coach Mike Gundy on social media for wearing a T-shirt promoting a far-right news channel, Gundy apologized. Hubbard, who is black, suggested Monday he may boycott the program after Gundy was photographed wearing a T-shirt promoting the One America News Network, a cable channel and website that has been critical of the Black Lives Matter movement and praised by President Donald Trump. On Monday evening, Hubbard and Gundy appeared in a video together, with Gundy saying he would make changes. Gundy, who is white, took it a step further on Tuesday. “Our players expressed their feelings as individuals and as team members. They helped me see, through their eyes, how the T-shirt affected their hearts,” Gundy said. “Once I learned how that network felt about Black Lives Matter, I was disgusted and knew it...
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