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    LA Mayor Says Undercounting of COVID Cases Has Been Going On For Months 5 Beloved Fast Food Chains That May Go Bankrupt Next Astros shuffling backend of rotation amid injuries The Astros are reshuffling the back end of their rotation, Brian McTaggart of MLB.com relays. Right-hander Josh James will head to the bullpen, while fellow righty Brandon Bielak will slide into their starting staff. Bielak’s first-ever start will come Thursday against the Diamondbacks. © Rhona Wise-USA TODAY Sports The Astros are reshuffling the back end of their rotation, with righty Brandon Bielak scheduled to make his first-ever start Thursday. The perennially contending Astros have gotten off to a so-so start this season, and the dominant rotation they boasted last season is...
    UTA Signs Father Soldier Son Filmmaker Leslye Davis Lake of the Ozarks mayor defends concerts, parties as town catches heat after viral video Joe Maddon: Ohtani will be back in lineup Thursday, but Simmons is still pretty sore Angels skipper Joe Maddon provided an update on the injury situations of shortstop Andrelton Simmons and starter/designated hitter Shohei Ohtani. Mike DiGiovanna of the Los Angeles Times was among those to cover the chat. © Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports Shohei Ohtani is unlikely to take to the mound again this season, but he will return to the lineup. #Angels DH Shohei Ohtani is expected to be back in lineup tomorrow. Not in there vs. #Mariners LHP Marco Gonzales tonight.— Mike...
    Chicago schools will see all-remote learning for fall — without cobbling things together like last spring, officials say 5 Beloved Fast Food Chains That May Go Bankrupt Next Dana White says UFC will return to Fight Island in September or October UFC head honcho Dana White did very well to exploit the lack of live sports during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic earlier this summer and in the spring. While team sports have returned, White is not about to put his foot on the brakes, as he told TMZ Sports on Wednesday that UFC will return to Fight Island: © Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports UFC is going back to Fight Island. “Everybody wants to go there now. Octagon girls...
    Week in celebrity photos for August 3-7, 2020 The different types of houses and the pros and cons of each Report: No new positive COVID-19 tests among MLB players The first two weeks of the 2020 MLB season has included multiple teams suffering outbreaks of COVID-19. It has threatened to derail the season before it’s really started. © Eric Bolte-USA TODAY Sports MLB might have turned a corner. Most recently, the St. Louis Cardinals had to see multiple series postponed due to an outbreak within the organization. Although, we now have some good leaguewide news on his front, as the latest round of COVID-19 tests around MLB has zero positive results. MLB had no positive tests from yesterday among...
    8 dead, millions without power after Isaias ravages East Coast: What we know Fast Food Breakfast Has ‘Dried Up’ As Many People Arent Commuting To Work Nationals Juan Soto will make season debut Wednesday vs. Mets It has been almost two weeks since star Washington Nationals outfielder and NL MVP candidate Juan Soto tested positive for COVID-19. © Jim Rassol-USA TODAY Sports Washington Nationals left fielder Juan Soto Soto was scratched from the Nationals’ season opener against the New York Yankees that day and has not appeared in a game since. There’s now some good news on this front. Nationals manager Dave Martinez says Soto will make his season debut Wednesday. Dave Martinez says that Juan Soto will be...
    FBI raids home of YouTube star Jake Paul after house party How changing one word in church could radically transform America (opinion) Atlanta Braves All-Star Ozzie Albies placed on injured list Atlanta Braves second baseman Ozzie Albies was placed on the 10-day injured list Wednesday. © Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports Atlanta Braves second baseman Ozzie Albies has landed on the 10-day DL. Albies, an All-Star selection in 2018 and a Silver Slugger in 2019, lands on the IL after initially suffering a wrist injury this past week. After attempting to play through the pain, Atlanta exercised precaution. The #Braves today placed INF Ozzie Albies (right wrist bone contusion) and INF Matt Adams (strained left hamstring) on the 10-day injured...
    The best TV shows about the LGBTQ community 3 reasons to combine your finances when you get married — and 3 reasons not to Royals SP Brad Keller to make season debut Thursday vs. Cubs Royals starter Brad Keller will make his season debut Thursday against the Cubs, manager Mike Matheny announced (via Jeffrey Flanagan of MLB.com). The right-hander has been behind schedule because of a positive coronavirus test. © Peter G. Aiken Kansas City Royals starting pitcher Brad Keller The 25-year-old Keller is about to begin his third season as a member of the Royals, who grabbed him during the December 2017 Rule 5 Draft. While Rule 5 picks rarely turn into productive major leaguers, Keller has proved...
    The little-known story of the Navy women codebreakers who helped Allied forces win WWII How to Thaw Ground Beef So It Defrosts in Time for Dinner Depleted Angels activate right-hander Julio Teheran  The Angels will activate right-hander Julio Teheran from the injured list Wednesday, tweets Jeff Fletcher of the Orange County Register. The team has yet to formally announce the move, but Fletcher notes that manager Joe Maddon indicated as much on a pregame radio appearance Tuesday night. It’ll be Teheran’s 2020 debut and mark his first start as an Angel. The longtime Braves righty inked a one-year, $9M contract as a free agent this past offseason. © Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports The Los Angeles Angels have activated starting...
    Chicago Teachers Union will take first steps next week toward possible strike, sources say How to Thaw Ground Beef So It Defrosts in Time for Dinner Watch: Red Sox star Jackie Bradley Jr. with yet another incredible web gem to rob a hit Boston Red Sox star center fielder Jackie Bradley Jr. has been making jaw-dropping catches look easy this season. On Tuesday against the Tampa Bay Rays, he continued that trend with a stunning web gem to rob Brandon Lowe of a potential extra-base hit. © David Butler II-USA TODAY Sports Boston Red Sox star center fielder Jackie Bradley Jr. has been making jaw-dropping catches look easy this season. Check out this diving grab from Bradley. Routine for...
    One dead, four others injured in Los Angeles mansion party shooting Restaurant sales climbed as stay-at-home orders lifted across the US. Now foot traffic has slumped again. Twins-Pirates game paused due to unidentified drone over field The Minnesota Twins and Pittsburgh Pirates had an unanticipated delay during Tuesday’s game but not due to weather. © Jordan Johnson-USA TODAY Sports Play is temporarily stopped after a unmanned aerial vehicle drone is spotted entering the ballpark during the fourth inning in the game between the Pittsburgh Pirates and Minnesota Twins at Target Field. The game was paused and both teams were pulled off the field in the top of the fifth inning when a drone flew over center field at Target...
    Mask skeptic joins public service campaign after getting coronavirus Beyond Meats U.S. grocery sales nearly triple, offsetting restaurant losses Athletics promote former first-round pick James Kaprielian to majors The Athletics announced Tuesday that they’ve placed right-hander Jordan Weems on the 10-day injured list with a strained right lat and recalled right-hander James Kaprielian from their alternate training site. © Rick Scuteri-USA TODAY Sports Oakland Athletics pitcher James Kaprielian Oakland already has a deep rotation — Sean Manaea, Jesus Luzardo, Mike Fiers, Frankie Montas, Chris Bassitt — so it seems that Kaprielian’s major league debut will be made out of the bullpen. It’s been a long time coming for the former first-round pick and top 100 prospect, whom the A’s...
    Tropical Storm Isaias: Latest damage, projected path Fast-food menu changes that outraged customers Padres to promote top pitching prospect Luis Patino The Padres are set to promote top pitching prospect Luis Patino. It appears the ADN Barranquilla Twitter account first posted the news, which has since been confirmed by other outlets. © Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports Top San Diego Padres pitching prospect Luis Patino has been called up to the big leagues.  Patino is just 20 years of age, but he’s widely considered one of the most electric young arms in baseball. He’s expected to work out of the bullpen to begin his tenure, MLB.com’s AJ Cassavell tweets. Though he lacks extensive experience in the upper minors, Patino...
    Lavish pool party in New Jersey sees hundreds without masks, not practicing social distancing Amazon gets approval to buy 16% stake in UK food delivery firm Deliveroo Rays activate Austin Meadows from COVID-19 injured list The Rays can look forward to a significant lineup boost. The team has activated outfielder Austin Meadows from the COVID-19 injured list, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times tweets. © Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports Tampa Bay Rays left fielder Austin Meadows is back with the team. Meadows has yet to make his season debut. He had already been cleared to rejoin the team but needed a few weeks to ramp up to regular-season readiness. To create an active roster spot, the club optioned...
    Two teens in Florida die of coronavirus complications Florida man arrested, charged with murder after fatally shooting Burger King worker over drive-thru delay, police say Twins place Rich Hill on injured list The Twins have placed left-hander Rich Hill on the injured list because of shoulder fatigue, Dan Hayes of The Athletic was among those to report. The club has also added righty Juan Minaya to its 60-man player pool, Do-Hyoung Park of MLB.com tweets. © Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports The Twins have placed left-hander Rich Hill on the injured list because of shoulder fatigue. Consistent IL placements have been an unfortunate part of the package with Hill, a well-traveled 40-year-old who, on a per-inning basis, has surprisingly been one of the game’s...
    Marisa Tomei to Narrate Elena Ferrantes The Lying Life of Adults Audiobook Hyatt’s Results Show Deep Pain from Collapse of Global Travel Marlins Announce Numerous Roster Moves As they prepare to resume play, the Marlins have announced a flurry of additions to the active roster. Just who’ll move to the COVID-19 injured list remains to be seen. © Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports Miami Marlins outfielder Monte Harrison during the Arizona Fall League All Star Game at Surprise Stadium. Most of these players were picked up in the last week or so as the organization’s coronavirus outbreak unfolded. The Fish will select the contracts of righties Nick Vincent and Josh A. Smith, infielders Logan Forsythe and Eddy Alvarez, and...
    Why dont all cities with high rates of crime get similar Trump treatment? McDonalds CEO seems to hint at an upgraded chicken sandwich 13 Cardinals test positive for COVID-19, MLB postpones series vs. Tigers Major League Baseball is now dealing with its second COVID-19 outbreak of the 2020 season, with 13 members of the St. Louis Cardinals organization testing positive for the coronavirus. © Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports MLB announced on Monday that the Cardinals' four-game series against the Detroit Tigers hispostponed as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak that has impacted the players, coaches and additional staff. Concern over a potential outbreak began on Friday hours before St. Louis was set to face the Milwaukee Brewers at Miller...
    Oldest US department store chain Lord & Taylor files for bankruptcy Ground beef recall 2020: JBS Food Canada recalls more than 38,000 pounds of meat MLB power rankings for the 2020 season The 2020 MLB season is underway and we’ve already seen the COVID-19 pandemic dramatically affect the 60-game schedule. With commission Rob Manfred determined to push forward, however, we push forward with our MLB power rankings. © Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports Corey Seager is playing at an MVP level for the Dodgers. Unsurprisingly, the Los Angeles Dodgers are rolling to begin the summer and the club is living up to its reputation as the best team in MLB. We’ve also seen a few elite teams stumble, largely due...
    Nikki Bella welcomed her son one day before twin sister Brie Bella gave birth Oldest US department store chain Lord & Taylor files for bankruptcy Marlins Claim Brian Moran, Sign Brett Eibner The Marlins announced they have claimed left-handed reliever Brian Moran off waivers from the Blue Jays. They’ve also purchased the contract of two-way player Brett Eibner from the Eastern Reyes del Tigre of the independent Constellation Energy League, per an announcement from the indy ball club. (Mark Berman of Fox 26 was first to report that agreement was close). They’re the latest additions to a pitching staff decimated by this week’s onslaught of positive COVID-19 tests. © Douglas DeFelice-USA TODAY Sports Pitcher Brian Moran warms up during...
    Florida shark attack: A surfer was bit while swimming at New Smyrna Beach Ground beef recall 2020: JBS Food Canada recalls more than 38,000 pounds of meat Free-agent LHP Francisco Liriano opts out of 2020 MLB season Free-agent LHP Francisco Liriano has opted out of the 2020 season, according to MLB insider Robert Murray. Per Murray, the 36-year-old left “multiple guaranteed offers” on the table. © David Dermer-USA TODAY Sports Francisco Liriano, who is a free agent, won't play in 2020. Liriano is the 19th player (not including Nick Markakis, who chose to return to play after initially opting out) to spend this season on the sidelines. He is one of several players to have made such a decision in the immediate...
    NASA astronauts splash down near Florida in a SpaceX Crew Dragon Ground beef recall 2020: JBS Food Canada recalls more than 38,000 pounds of meat Pirates place pitchers Mitch Keller, Michael Feliz on 10-day injured list The Pirates placed right-handers Mitch Keller and Michael Feliz on the 10-day injured list, the club announced.  Keller is dealing with left side discomfort, while Feliz is suffering from right forearm discomfort.  Right-hander Cody Ponce and southpaw Sam Howard were called up to fill the two spots on the 30-man active roster. © Kamil Krzaczynski-USA TODAY Sports Mitch Keller is dealing with left side discomfrot. Keller and Feliz both left the Pirates’ 4-3 loss to the Cubs on Saturday.  Keller tossed 2 2/3 innings before bouncing a...
    CDC projects 20K virus deaths in 21 days Ground beef recall 2020: JBS Food Canada recalls more than 38,000 pounds of meat Cubs promote southpaw Justin Steele to active roster, place James Norwood on IL The Cubs will promote left-hander Justin Steele to their 30-man roster prior to Sunday's game, The Athletic’s Patrick Mooney reports. Steele is already on the 40-man. © Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports The Cubs made some moves with their pitchers. In a corresponding move, right-hander James Norwood was placed on the 10-day injured list (retroactive to July 30) due to right shoulder inflammation.  Pitching in his third season for the Cubs, Norwood has a 16.20 ERA over 1 2/3 innings pitched this season. The 25-year-old Steele...
    A Dunkin Donuts employee was arrested after a police officer found spit in his coffee Ground beef recall 2020: JBS Food Canada recalls more than 38,000 pounds of meat Astros Roberto Osuna leaves game with arm injury, will undergo MRI Astros closer Roberto Osuna left Saturday’s game due to an arm injury, and manager Dusty Baker told reporters that Osuna will head from Anaheim to Houston to undergo an MRI.  Facing his third batter of the ninth inning last evening, Osuna threw a pitch to the Angels’ Jason Castro and immediately signaled for the trainer to visit the mound.  The right-hander was removed and replaced with Cy Sneed. © Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports Roberto Osuna is the latest Astros pitcher to suffer...
    Bieber dealt with way crazier childhood fame: Baldwin Chicago homicides increase 50 percent in 2020, 139 percent in July alone, data shows Rays recall infielder Daniel Robertson The Tampa Bay Rays have recalled infielder Daniel Robertson only a few days after sending him to their alternate training site. Catcher Kevan Smith was placed on the injured list, per the team. © Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports Smith, 32, has been suffering from cold symptoms, prompting some coronavirus concern, though he’s tested negative, per Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times. Given his symptoms, he will need a second negative test before being cleared to return to the team. Smith has served as a defensive replacement early this season, catching 5...
    Portland protests peaceful after federal officers scale back presence Ground beef recall 2020: JBS Food Canada recalls more than 38,000 pounds of meat Name of Mike Trouts baby son has special meaning Mike Trout and wife Jessica announced Saturday the birth of their new baby son, whose name has special meaning to the couple. © Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports The Los Angeles Angels star was placed on paternity leave on Thursday, July 30. On Saturday, Mike and Jessica posted a photo of their son, Beckham Aaron Trout, who was born on July 30 at 5:10 pm. Our greatest gift from above • we are so in love! Meet our sweet boy, Beckham Aaron Trout July 30, 2020...
    Coronavirus updates: Ohio State requiring students sign pledge before return 38,000 Pounds Of Ground Beef Has Been Recalled Over Lack Of Inspection In The U.S. Tigers could promote top prospect Casey Mize for Sunday start One of baseball’s top prospects could make his MLB debut on Sunday, as Casey Mize could potentially start the Tigers’ game against the Reds.  Detroit manager Ron Gardenhire has held back from directly stating that Mize is slated to start, as the skipper told MLB.com’s Jason Beck and other reporters on Friday that “I can’t announce anything until my general manager makes a statement.”  In another chat with media (including MLive.com’s Evan Woodbery) Sunday morning, Gardenhire noted, “We’re on a day-to-day basis here.  We’ve got to...
    Trump threatens to ban TikTok from operating in the U.S. At least 150 hospitalized due to salmonella outbreak in 48 states Watch: Mookie Betts with the throw of the MLB season nailing Starling Marte Los Angeles Dodgers star Mookie Betts just signed a mammoth contract extension, and he’s clearly worth the huge price tag. On Friday night against the Arizona Diamondbacks, he made the best throw from the outfield we’ve seen this season pegging Starling Marte from the foul line in deep right field. © Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports Mookie Betts is arguably the best player in the National League. Throwing this ball on a rope, Betts showed his arm is just as dangerous as anyone else's in...
    11 Romance Books Coming Out in August That Will Make You Weak in the Knees Super-low mortgage rates trigger a homebuying boom Watch: Jackie Bradley Jr. got his foot stuck in Pepsi sign on outfield wall Boston Red Sox center fielder Jackie Bradley Jr. got his foot stuck in a Pepsi sign on the outfield wall Friday night. He was trying to chase down what was ultimately a rocket-shot home run by Aaron Judge when it happened. © David Butler II-USA TODAY Sports Jackie Bradley Jr. had a strange moment Friday night. Check out this wild scene: JBJ got his foot stuck in the Pepsi sign. pic.twitter.com/FaTeA0Z4tX— Jomboy (@Jomboy_) August 1, 2020 Bradley has wowed us many times with highlight-reel-worthy...
    Police chief in California launches inquiry into alleged badge bending rite to indicate fatal shootings The restaurant apocalypse is much worse than I thought, Jim Cramer says Top prospect Nick Madrigal pretty close to White Sox promotion Even though the White Sox have begun the season without one of their top prospects, second baseman Nick Madrigal, it doesn’t seem as if he’ll wait much longer to make his MLB debut. Director of player development Chris Getz said Thursday (via Daryl Van Schouwen of the Chicago Sun-Times) that Madrigal is “pretty close” to joining the club, though he didn’t provide a timeline for when it could happen. © Rick Scuteri-USA TODAY Sports 2018 No. 4 overall pick Nick Madrigal may not have...
    Final crossing in Selma: Procession across Edmund Pettus Bridge honors John Lewis Take a look at 20 of the cutest and creepiest robots in stores and restaurants today Watch: Red Sox CF Jackie Bradley Jr. with diving catch to rob Orioles On Saturday, Boston Red Sox center fielder Jackie Bradley Jr. made a stunning diving catch that had everyone talking. Then on Sunday, he did it again. © Paul Rutherford-USA TODAY Sports Jackie Bradley Jr. really hustled for this one. Here’s the first amazing web gem from Bradley: What a catch by Jackie Bradley Jr. #RedSox pic.twitter.com/OYr78sFZEI— Brendan Campbell (@brendan_camp) July 25, 2020 Then on Sunday, he robbed yet another Baltimore Orioles hitter of joy with another spectacular play...
    Feds use tear gas to try to disperse rowdy Portland protests McDonalds Will Require U.S. Restaurant Customers To Wear Face Coverings On Aug. 1 Stephen Strasburg scratched from Saturday start due to nerve issue in hand Nationals pitcher Stephen Strasburg has been ruled out for Saturday night's scheduled start against the Yankees, according to Britt Ghiroli of The Athletic. Strasburg is dealing with a “nerve issue” in his right hand, with manager Dave Martinez telling reporters he’s received an injection as a result and is considered day-to-day. The Nationals will trot right-hander Erick Fedde out to the mound in Strasburg’s place. © Jim Rassol-USA TODAY Sports The Nats have rule out Stephen Strasburg for his scheduled start vs. the Yankees. Strasburg’s 2020...
    Troy, Alabama, honors native son Rep. John Lewis McDonalds Will Require U.S. Restaurant Customers To Wear Face Coverings On Aug. 1 Watch: Phillies Didi Gregorius with hand sanitizer HR celebration Players are going to have to find a way to keep themselves entertained without fans in attendance during the early portion of the 2020 MLB season. © Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports Hand sanitizer might be an ongoing theme this MLB season, and Didi Gregorius just used it in a home run celebration. We’ve already seen Chicago Cubs star Anthony Rizzo do his part for his teammates. We can now include Philadelphia Phillies shortstop Didi Gregorius. Check out this celebration after the veteran hit a homer off Miami Marlins starter...
    Regis Philbin, legend of U.S. television, dies at 88 McDonalds Will Require U.S. Restaurant Customers To Wear Face Coverings On Aug. 1 Nationals SP Stephen Strasburg scratched from Saturdays start with nerve issue The start of the 2020 MLB season has not gone swimmingly for the defending champion Washington Nationals. © Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports Stephen Strasburg will be missing from the Nats' Saturday night game vs. the Yankees. They lost a rain-shortened opener to the New York Yankees on Thursday. Star outfielder Juan Soto is also away from the team after testing positive for COVID-19. We can now add another piece of bad news for Washington: Stephen Strasburg has been scratched from Saturday's start. Manager Dave Martinez notes...
    Gisele Bündchen to Plant 40,000 Trees for Her 40th Birthday: Wanted to Celebrate in a Meaningful Way 85 infants test positive for coronavirus in 1 county; US sets new record San Jose Sharks keys heading into the offseason The offseason has arrived for at least seven teams that were not invited to take part in the play-in round that’s slated to begin in early August.  With that in mind, our Offseason Keys series is underway for the teams that are on the outside looking in.  Next up is a look at San Jose. © Darren Yamashita-USA TODAY Sports How will the Sharks handle Labanc's contract negotiations. There was some cause for optimism for the Sharks heading into the season....
    Jamie Lee Curtis Pleads Let Him Burn in First Halloween Kills Teaser (Video) Defense Secretary Esper effectively bans Confederate flag from US military bases Alex Rodriguez tries to clarify that he did not specifically endorse MLB salary cap Alex Rodriguez posted a statement on his Twitter account Thursday night to try and backtrack from the appearance that he was pressing for a salary cap in MLB. © Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports Alex Rodriguez During a conference call with reporters on Thursday as he prepares for another season as an analyst on ESPN’s “Sunday Night Baseball,” Rodriguez made it seem like he was suggesting the league needs a salary cap in order to gain market share and grow. “The...
    US cases shatter records, rise by 70,000 in single day 21 Shocking Secrets Restaurant Workers Know—and You Dont Royals acquire Franchy Cordero, Ronald Bolanos from Padres for Tim Hill In a surprising preseason swap, the Royals have acquired outfielder Franchy Cordero and right-hander Ronald Bolanos from the Padres for left-handed reliever Tim Hill. Both teams have announced the trade. Jeff Passan of ESPN first reported the news. To make room for Cordero and Bolanos on their 40-man roster, the Royals will place infielder Kelvin Gutierrez on the 45-day injured list because of a sprained UCL, Jeffrey Flanagan of MLB.com tweets. © Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports The Padres have dealt starting outfielder Franchy Cordero to Kansas City for reliever Tim Hill in a surprising preseason swap. In...
    George Floyds family files wrongful death lawsuit against Minneapolis police officers, city Taco Bell teases a radical menu change that could involve slashing potatoes, Quesaritos, and some nachos from the menu Bruce Cassidy, John Tortorella, Alain Vigneault named Jack Adams Award finalists Just moments after announcing the finalists for the Calder Trophy, the league has given out three names that will battle for another prestigious regular season award. The Jack Adams Award, given to the head coach who has “contributed the most to his team’s success” comes down to three Eastern Conference bench bosses who have taken their teams to the playoffs. © Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports Boston Bruins head coach Bruce Cassidy is one of three finalists for...
    Lori Loughlin and Mossimo Giannulli Sell Bel-Air Mansion amid College Admissions Scandal: Source Goodbye, extra $600: Unemployment benefits won’t exceed former wages in next stimulus bill, Treasury’s Mnuchin says Ottawa Senators keys heading into the offseason The offseason has arrived for at least seven teams that were not invited to take part in the play-in round that’s slated to begin in early August.  With that in mind, our Offseason Keys series is underway for the teams that are on the outside looking in.  Next up is a look at Ottawa. © Marc DesRosiers-USA TODAY Sports The Senators should extend Anthony Duclair this offseason. The Senators committed to a full-scale rebuild over the last couple of years when they dealt...
    Coronavirus updates: States ICUs are 89% full NYC restaurant customers bothered by rats while dining outside: report Vladimir Guerrero Jr. shifts to first base for Blue Jays We knew this moment would come. We just didn’t know it would happen this soon. Vladimir Guerrero Jr. will make first base his primary position moving forward, per Ben Nicholson-Smith of Sportsnet (via Twitter). © Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports The Toronto Blue Jays have made the expected move to transition Vladimir Guerrero Jr. over to first base. After one full season at third base, the 21-year-old power phenom will focus his attentions on becoming a primary first baseman and designated hitter. Vlad committed 17 errors in 94 starts at the hot corner...
    Flynn judge asks appeals court to reconsider 5 Things You Used to Do at the Grocery Store That Youll Never Do Again New NHL CBA eliminates interview period during free agency Over the past several days, news has been trickling out about some of the new elements of the CBA. TSN’s Frank Seravalli was the first to report (Twitter link) that there is a big change coming to free agency as the interview period has been removed. Now, teams won’t legally be permitted to talk to players until the opening of free agency. While that had previously been speculated to be Nov. 1, that’s now projected to be Oct. 9 as per the tentative critical dates calendar. Having said...
    Kimberly Guilfoyle, Trump Campaign Fundraiser Who Dates Donald Jr., Tests Positive for COVID-19 Think tank explains why its pointless to delist Chinese companies from U.S. stock markets Byron Buxton has not yet reported to Twins camp after birth of second son Byron Buxton has not yet reported to Minnesota Twins camp yet, and it’s for a good reason. © David Berding-USA TODAY Sports Byron Buxton and his wife celebrated the birth of their second son on Friday night, and the birth has kept the Twins outfielder away from camp so far. The 26-year-old outfielder and his wife welcomed their second son into the world. Buxton shared the news via Instagram on Friday night. View this post on Instagram A...
    U.S. Cities Tighten Rules; Cases in Americas Jump: Virus Update Subway Just Pulled Their Most Popular Sandwich Deal Revisiting the opening of the NHLs 2018 free agency period July 1 is typically filled with hundreds of millions of dollars committed to contracts signed in the early hours of free agency. However, this is no ordinary year and as a result, the UFA market is on hold for a while with the Stanley Cup on pace to be awarded sometime in October and the official offseason beginning after that. So instead of there being plenty of new deals to talk about, let’s take a look back at the free agent frenzy from recent years. Next up is 2018 while 2019...
    Rogers & Cowan/PMK Chairman Cindi Berger to Deliver Ithaca College Commencement, Receive Honorary Degree Woman charged with helping get rid of body of missing Fort Hood soldier NHL free-agent period expected to open in November While we’re still waiting for official word on a CBA Memorandum of Understanding and the final Return to Play protocols, we now at least have an idea of when the free agency period will begin. TSN’s Bob McKenzie reports (Twitter link) that the agreement to extend expiring contracts runs through Oct. 31st, which means that the league is targeting Nov. 1 as the beginning of the 2020-21 calendar, which would also serve as the opening day of free agency. © Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports...
    Bella Thorne’s Acne Treatment Details: 12 Needles Going Into My Face Q2 Auto Sales Skid Unlikely to Reverse Soon Henrik Lundqvist and other NHL stars could be affected by CBA extension and flat cap The COVID-19 pandemic has already wreaked havoc on so many businesses and industries, and it will soon affect some NHL superstars. Once the NHL and NHLPA pass a new CBA that does not raise the cap ceiling for several seasons, many teams will be forced to find that cap space in other ways. © Sergei Belski-USA TODAY Sports The Rangers have a tough financial decision to make regarding Henrik Lundqvist.  Henrik Lundqvist and the Rangers’ salary-cap issuesOne team that would be the poster child for being...
    This 23-year-old Texas woman took precautions and still got the coronavirus Pizza Huts largest U.S. franchisee files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy Olympics participation expected to be included in NHLs next CBA One of the fundamental disagreements between the NHL and NHLPA came to a head back in 2018 when the league decided to not allow its players to go to the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea. While the players wanted an opportunity to play in a best-on-best tournament, the league was unable to reach an agreement with the IOC on covering costs and marketing rights and ultimately decided it wasn’t worth shutting things down for more than two weeks midseason to allow NHL players to participate. ©...
    Enbridge to court: State cant override feds pipeline regulation on Line 5 Thousands of Your Favorite Fast Food Locations Could Close Padres acquire top prospect Jorge Mateo from the Athletics It’s nice to have actual baseball news back in the mix with Opening Day now less than a month away. It’s in this that two California teams pulled off an underrated trade. © Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports The Padres are picking up a prospect. Here’s how you know baseball is back: We’ve got a trade — and a player to be named later! The San Diego Padres are acquiring middle infielder Jorge Mateo from the Oakland A’s for a PTBNL, sources tell me and @kileymcd.— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) June...
    100 inventions that changed America Israel undeterred by international opposition to annexation Tim Tebow still in consideration for spot on Mets roster? Tim Tebow might still have a chance of making his MLB debut this season with the New York Mets. If the upcoming 2020 MLB season wasn’t expected to be wacky enough, it sounds like the Mets could be open to making it even crazier with Tebow. © Jim Rassol-USA TODAY Sports Tim Tebow is still pursuing his MLB dreams. Tebow came into the year coming off one of the worst seasons by a MiLB player in recent memory. Despite an ugly performance for Triple-A Syracuse in 2019, the 32-year-old received an invitation to participate in Mets spring...
    The cheapest countries you can retire in Dak Prescott signs $31.4M franchise tag June 23 in sports history: Backward thinking by Mets outfielder Here's a look back at notable sports news on June 23 through the years: © Getty Images After hitting the 100th home run of his major league career in 1963, Mets outfielder Jimmy Piersall circled the bases facing backward. 1963: Major league outfielder Jimmy Piersall was known for erratic behavior on and off the ballfield.  When he was with the Red Sox in 1952, he brawled before a game with the Yankees' Billy Martin. During at-bats, he wore a Beatles wig and played an imaginary air guitar using his bat as a prop. In an attempt...