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    By The Associated Press The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ The Las Vegas Raiders have taken edge rusher Maxx Crosby off the reserve/COVID-19 list. Crosby was placed on the list last week. The list was created for players who either test positive for COVID-19 or have been in close contact with an infected person. He was removed on Friday and took part in his first practice. Crosby is being counted on to contribute much more after recording 10 sacks as a rookie. He is slated to be a starting defensive end and is the top pass rusher on a team that has struggled to generate consistent pressure in recent years. ___...
    *** The Pac-12 Hotline newsletter is published each Monday-Wednesday-Friday during the college sports season and twice-a-week in the summer. (Sign up here for a free subscription.) This edition, from Aug. 14, has been made available in archived form. An Epic Equation Three days after Pac-12 football shuttered for the first time in history, we’re left to make sense of the decision. Why did the presidents hit cancel instead of pause? Why not trudge on like the SEC and Co.? What tipped the vote on that momentous Tuesday? After reading or listening to every public comment from key officials and after speaking with sources across the conference, the Hotline has created an equation to help explain the decision. The more concrete the details appear,...
    The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ The ASUN Conference says it is postponing all fall sports because of the coronavirus pandemic. The announcement from the ASUN’s Presidents’ Council on Friday also says that providing a spring season for men’s and women’s cross country, men’s and women’s soccer and volleyball is a priority. “We’re not in the position today to guarantee it will happen, but we can promise to make every effort to get there. We owe that to our student-athletes, our athletic departments and our institutions,” ASUN Commissioner Ted Gumbart said in a statement. League schools may continue with such activities like training and practice in accordance with NCAA, local and...
    6 Things to Know About Actress Sofia Pernas, Justin Hartleys Rumored New GF 10 ways to boost your financial awareness Early predictions for the 2020 NBA Western Conference Playoffs The 2020 NBA Playoffs in the Eastern Conference are already set. That’s close to becoming the case out west with the exception of a play-in tournament between the Portland Trail Blazers and Memphis Grizzlies. © Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports Damian Lillard and the Blazers are looking to deliver a massive upset to LeBron James and the Lakers, but first they'll have to get through Memphis in the play-in tournament. With the playoffs slated to start at Walt Disney World in Orlando on Monday, there’s a whole heck of a lot...
    NBA : The final day of the regular season delivered its verdict in the Western Conference, where the Trail Blazers and Grizzlies will compete for the final ticket to the NBA playoffs. We now know the identity of the two barragists in the Western Conference. While there were four candidates for the play-in before Thursday’s matches […] This article A Portland-Memphis dam in the West appeared first on Sports.fr.
    MIAMI (CBSMiami) – New Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa, the team’s first round draft pick and hope for the future, met with the media Thursday at training camp. Tagovailoa made a statement with what he wore – a Ryan Fitzpatrick jersey. “I thought I could break ice making you guys laugh wearing a ‘Fitz’ jersey because you know ‘Fitz,’ he’s very personable as well,” Tagovailoa said. Tagovailoa has the personality and enthusiasm,” which the Dolphins hope translates on the field. For now, he’s getting adjusted to Chan Gailey’s offense. Gailey is back for a second tour as a coordinator. On day one, when Tagovailoa arrived, Fins legendary QB Dan Marino was in the meeting room. “For someone who pretty much is...
     President Donald Trump will hold a news conference at the White House beginning at 5:15 p.m. EDT. on Thursday night. The briefing comes after Trump’s escalated his attack on mail-in voting during an interview with Fox Business, during which he blamed Democrats for the stalled negotiations over a coronavirus stimulus package. Trump also touted a peace deal forged between Israel and the United Arab Emirates as a “diplomatic breakthrough” earlier on Thursday and claimed, “I wanted it to be called the Donald J. Trump Accord but I didn’t think the press would understand that.” Former Vice President Joe Biden and Senator Kamala Harris also called for a national mask mandate as the coronavirus pandemic continues during a joint campaign event Thursday, which...
    Executive Director of the World Health Organization's (WHO) emergencies program Mike Ryan speaks at a news conference on the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) in Geneva, Switzerland.Denis Balibouse | Reuters The World Health Organization said Thursday there is "no evidence" the coronavirus is being transmitted through food. Researchers in China are studying the issue, and the international agency is tracking their findings, Dr. Mike Ryan, executive director of the WHO's emergencies program, said during a press conference at the agency's Geneva headquarters. But right now "there is no evidence that food or the food chain is participating in the transmission of this virus," he said. "People should not fear food, or food packaging or processing or delivery of food. Food is very...
    Sudden sewing boom has sewing machine sellers scrambling 6 national restaurant chains in deepest trouble amid COVID-19 include Outback Steakhouse, IHOP and Dennys Daily NBA bubble primer: How the Western Conference play-in series will be won Until the end of the NBA’s seeding-game schedule on Aug. 14, Yahoo Sports NBA will deliver a daily bubble primer, complete with up-to-date standings and a breakdown of the schedule, from gambling odds to playoff implications and the biggest storylines. Today marks Day 15 of the restart to the 2019-20 season. NBA standingsEastern Conference Milwaukee Bucks (56-16) Toronto Raptors (52-19) Boston Celtics (48-23) Miami Heat (44-28) Indiana Pacers (44-28) Philadelphia 76ers (42-30) Brooklyn Nets (35-36) Orlando Magic (32-40) Washington Wizards (24-47) ...
    [The stream is slated to start at 11:00 a.m. ET. Please refresh the page if you do not see a player above at that time.] World Health Organization officials are holding a press conference on Thursday to update the public on the coronavirus outbreak that has infected more than 20 million people across the globe.  The U.S., which has identified more than 5 million Covid-19 cases so far, saw its deadliest day since May on Wednesday with 1,500 coronavirus deaths. The U.S., Brazil and Mexico lead the globe in the number of reported coronavirus fatalities, according to Johns Hopkins University data.  Carissa Etienne, director of the Pan American Health Organization and the World Health Organization regional director for the Americas,...
    This Massive Beauty Sale Only Happens Once a Year — Shop These Celeb-Loved Products Before It Ends Coronavirus cases may have been spreading in Wuhan and Seattle weeks before first detected: researchers UMass coach says cancellation of football is tougher day than the death of his parents We all know that college football coaches are some of the quirkiest and most intense coaches in all of sports. Nick Saban, Mike Leach, Jim Harbaugh, Ed Orgeron, these are not men who go through life sitting on lawn chairs sipping frosty glasses of lemonade. To them, leading teams of young men on the gridiron is a personal mission that they take very seriously. But even they probably don’t take it as...
    ESPN’s Desmond Howard thinks the Big Ten should part ways with Nebraska after its defiant response to the conference’s decision to cancel the 2020 fall football season. Cornhuskers coach Scott Frost even suggested that Nebraska might look to play outside of the Big Ten this season. Needless to say, Howard was not happy with the program — and shared his thoughts during a Wednesday morning appearance on “Get Up.” MORE: Should Nebraska leave the Big Ten? Money, motivation and one way out Howard said: “You think that they’re the only team that really wants to play? Of course not. All the teams and all the coaches want to play, but they’re not whining and crying and then talking about an exit — talking about leaving the...
    Conference USA is advancing towards football happening in the fall. The conference released a statement Wednesday night about how the focus is on increased safety measures during the coronavirus pandemic, but it’s clear there are no plans to cancel football. (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football) The latest statement from our C-USA Board of Directors: pic.twitter.com/MX50Pv3yUj — Conference USA (@ConferenceUSA) August 13, 2020 As Pete Thamel put it, “Conference USA is status quo and pushing forward.” Sources: Conference USA is status quo and pushing forward. No vote was taken tonight on the fall season. Presidents met for a long time after the ADs and have asked their medical advisors to update procedures. (Including testing)....
    US coronavirus: Mental health access is vital during pandemic, experts say Theres a Reason Why You Haven’t Been Able to Find Dr. Pepper on Grocery Store Shelves Early predictions for the 2020 NBA Eastern Conference Playoffs There are still a couple of days remaining before the 2019-20 NBA regular season comes to a conclusion at Walt Disney World in Florida. © Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports Giannis Antetokounmpo's Bucks will take on Aaron Gordon's Magic in Round 1.  While the Western Conference remains very much up in the air, everything seems to be settled back East. The first-round matchups in the Eastern Conference Playoffs are already set. With the Pacers win, the Eastern Conference playoffs are set: 1 Milwaukee vs...
    By The Associated Press The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ President Donald Trump said Wednesday that he has spoken with Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence and LSU head coach Ed Orgeron about moving forward with the football season. Lawrence has helped spearhead the #WeWantToPlay movement. That's a coalition of players calling on colleges not to cancel the upcoming season because of coronavirus concerns and give student-athletes greater say as it considers safety issues. Trump said Orgeron “feels his players just want to be out there.” The president said he’s hopeful that both college and high school football would be played in the fall. The Big Ten and Pac-12 said Tuesday they were...
    Nebraska thinks it has way more leverage than it actually does. Ever since the Big Ten officially announced its decision to postpone all fall athletics, including football, the Nebraska Cornhuskers have been ready to go rogue. The team originally said it would compete against any non-conference team that would play them, but Big Ten commissioner Kevin Warren shut that down quickly, threatening to kick the Cornhuskers out of the conference if they played. The Big 12 announced today that they plan to go ahead with football, but the league clearly has no intention of giving Nebraska a new home to play this season. Nebraska was previously a member of the Big 12 until leaving for the Big Ten in 2011,...
    Last month, the world’s biggest tech show announced that CES would go online-only in 2021 instead of expecting companies and journalists to brave Las Vegas in January. But the Game Developers Conference (GDC) just announced it isn’t following suit: it’ll hold a “hybrid event taking place physically in San Francisco” that also includes a “robust virtual offering.” While it’s not yet clear how robust the virtual portion will be, GDC 2021 does have one thing going for it right away: it’ll be held July 19th–21st of next year, instead of the typical March timeframe. Perhaps we’ll have a vaccine by then or at least be more confident about gigantic business and social gatherings. Or perhaps it’ll simply be a...
    Nebraska has been vocal that they still want to play football in 2020 despite the Big Ten’s wishes. The Big Ten made the decision on Tuesday to postpone fall sports due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This decision didn’t sit well with the Nebraska Cornhuskers, who still would like to play a season, whether it’s in the Big Ten or not. Nebraska football head coach Scott Frost said prior to the Big Ten’s announcement that the Huskers wanted to play football in 2020 even if the conference decided not to hold a season. When the announcement came that fall sports would potentially be moved to the spring instead, Frost stood by his original statement and was backed up by the president of the...
    There’s an old college football joke that the ‘N’ on Nebraska’s helmets stands for “knowledge.” Scott Frost has fit right in. His first two teams in Lincoln have been underwhelming, but his public criticism of the Big Ten’s decision to postpone football this fall was embarrassing. “Our university is committed to playing no matter what, no matter what that looks like and how that looks,” Frost said Tuesday during a news conference. “We want to play no matter who it is or where it is.” There’s a lot to unpack there, but let’s cut to the chase. Nebraska is not long for the Big Ten. You don’t say something like that unless you’ve been thinking about this for a while,...
    Jonathan Taylor #23 of the Wisconsin Badgers runs the ball in the Big Ten Championship game against the Ohio State Buckeyes at Lucas Oil Stadium on December 07, 2019 in Indianapolis, Indiana.Justin Casterline | Getty Images The financial consequences of the Big Ten Conference postponing its fall sports season are still being analyzed, but without football, it will undoubtedly impact the conference's more than $700 million in projected revenue. The Big Ten postponed its fall athletics on Tuesday, followed by the Pac-12 going a step further and suspending its fall and winter athletics. Big Ten Commissioner Kevin Warren said the decision to postpone games comes at a "very trying time" but added the conference wanted to be "exceptional with how...
    Florida sheriff forbids staff, visitors from wearing masks Theres a Shortage of This Hugely Popular Soda at Grocery Stores Can the College Football Playoff go forward without Big Ten and Pac-12? By opting to step back from this season over the health and safety concerns posed by the coronavirus pandemic, the Big Ten and Pac-12 have fractured the existing postseason model and stoked doubts over whether the rest of the Bowl Subdivision can proceed with a season that ends with the College Football Playoff. How the COVID-19 pandemic defeated and dismantled college football USA TODAY SPORTS See more videos SHARE SHARE TWEET SHARE EMAIL What to watch next Georgia stars joining Oprahs virtual Class of 2020 graduation...
    University administrators of schools in the Big 12 conference are not yet willing to cancel the 2020 fall football season and have agreed to push forward with a September start. University presidents, chancellors, and athletic directors across the Big 12 met with medical experts for 90 minutes on Tuesday night before the conference’s executive board voted to continue moving forward with plans for a fall football season amid the coronavirus pandemic, according to The Athletic. The board’s decision comes after two other Power 5 conferences, the Big Ten and Pac-12, announced that they were postponing the season until at least the spring. Along with the Big 12, the ACC and SEC are also still weighing options and looking for a...
    (CNN)A day after the Big 10 and Pac-12 conferences decided not to play college football this fall, the Big 12 conference on Wednesday announced it plans to play.The Big 12 reaffirmed its commitment to moving forward with the fall football schedule, a slate which includes the iconic Texas vs. Oklahoma rivalry game known as the "Red River Showdown."The Big 12's board of directors have committed to testing athletes for Covid-19 three times a week in "high contact" sports, which the conference highlights as football, volleyball and soccer. "Opinions vary regarding the best path forward, as we've seen throughout higher education and our society overall, but we are comfortable in our institutions' ability to provide a structured training environment, rigorous testing...
    (CNN)That was one for the (ice) ages.The 2020 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs got off to an exciting start Tuesday as the Columbus Blue Jackets and Tampa Bay Lightning played one of the longest games in NHL history. It took so long that another game had to be postponed.NHLs Seattle Kraken hire the leagues first Black full-time play-by-play announcerThe Blue Jackets and Lightning needed five overtimes to determine the winner of Game 1 of their Eastern Conference first-round series in Toronto. The game, which started at 3:09 p.m., lasted more than six hours, with the Lightning winning 3-2 on a goal by Brayden Point. It was Tampa's 88th shot of the game.According to NHL.com, it was the fourth-longest game in league...
    A spring football season is like so much else in the Covid-19 era — it’s like wearing masks and infection danger  and the idea of playing college football this fall. The only consensus is the conflicting viewpoints. “It makes zero sense,’’ a longtime college football administrator said. “If you can’t play in the fall, then let’s get through the virus, come back in January and have a full offseason.” “Of course you can play in the spring,’’ a current athletic director said. “It’s a matter of if you want to play in the spring.” We’re not sure of the Pac-12’s collective desire to play in the spring, especially in the immediate, emotional aftermath of canceling the fall season for the...
    Nebraska’s dreams of playing football in the fall might officially be over. Following the Big 10 canceling the 2020 college football season because of coronavirus, there’s been some serious talk about the Cornhuskers potentially playing outside of the conference. However, it sounds like there’s no chance that it happens. (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football) Univ. of Nebraska joint statement: “We will continue to consult with medical experts and evaluate the situation as it emerges. We hope it may be possible for our student athletes to have the opportunity to compete.” — Bruce Feldman (@BruceFeldmanCFB) August 11, 2020 Kevin Warren was asked by Yahoo Sports about whether or not Nebraska can play games in...
    AP – Becoming the first of college sports’ power conferences to yield to the pandemic, The Big Ten won’t play football this fall because of concerns about COVID-19. The move announced Tuesday comes six days after the conference that includes historic programs such as Ohio State, Michigan, Nebraska and Penn State had released a revised conference-only schedule that it hoped would help it navigate a fall season with potential COVID-19 disruptions. But it was not a surprise. Speculation has run rampant for several days that the Big Ten was moving toward this decision. On Monday, coaches throughout the conference tried to push back the tide, publicly pleading for more time and threatening to look elsewhere for games this fall. “The...
    Cancelling college football, to own the libs! On Monday morning, the presidents of the universities that compromise the Big 10 conference (which is actually comprised of 14 universities) voted 12-2 to cancel the entire football season. Only Iowa and Nebraska presidents voted to play ball this fall. There was no announcement on Monday as politicians like Ted Cruz and Jim Jordan publicly pressured college presidents to press on, but Tuesday afternoon, the Big 10 Conference confirmed the news: no fall football. That means no games for the some of the biggest football programs around as Michigan, Ohio State, Michigan State and others are opting out.  Michigan head coach Jim Harbaugh published an open letter saying he wanted the team to play and thought they...
    (CNN)The first of college football's "Power Five" conferences won't be playing this fall.On Tuesday, chancellors and presidents from the Big Ten voted to postpone all fall sports seasons as a result of the ongoing Covid-19 global pandemic, a development which may signal the beginning of the end for all fall sports at the collegiate level in 2020.The league reportedly hopes to hold the football season in the spring."As time progressed and after hours of discussion with our Big Ten Task Force for Emerging Infectious Diseases and the Big Ten Sports Medicine Committee, it became abundantly clear that there was too much uncertainty regarding potential medical risks to allow our student-athletes to compete this fall." the Big Ten Commissioner Kevin Warren...
    Big Ten Conference presidents voted Tuesday to postpone the upcoming season with the hopes of playing in the spring. The move comes amid concern that a rare heart condition could result from players contracting the coronavirus. Five Big Ten players have reportedly been found to have myocarditis, which is inflammation of tissue in the heart. Usually the result of a viral infection, complications of myocarditis include heart damage and possibly fatal heart attacks. The Big Ten becomes the third conference to postpone or outright cancel the football season, joining the MAC and Mountain West.
    ROSEMONT, Ill. (AP) — Big Ten Conference announces it won’t play football this fall, will explore playing in the spring. Copyright © 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, written or redistributed.
    Big 10 football coaches are apparently not happy with the conference. The B1G reportedly voted to cancel the 2020 season, but no official announcement was ever made. Not only that, there’s been pushback on the report, and the conference is seemingly making things up as it goes. (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football) I’m told this was a coaches’ call with league administrator and it indeed got contentious. “Coaches were fired up.” https://t.co/Otvhj3vzlp — Pat Forde (@ByPatForde) August 11, 2020 Coaches have apparently had enough of this nonsense. According to Pat Forde, coaches in the conference were “fired up” during a “contentious” Monday night call with the league. I’m told this was a coaches’...
    By The Associated Press The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Massachusetts is the latest school from the Football Bowl Subdivision, college football’s highest level, to cancel its fall season. UMass is an independent in football and its decision affects only that sport. Most of UMass’ athletic teams compete in the Atlantic 10. Athletic director Ryan Bamford said the school will try to conduct a football spring season if possible. “Our job as coaches and mentors is to provide opportunities for our players, and do everything in our power to not take them away,” coach Walt Bell said. “Today’s news was devastating, but we will be resilient and prepared to be our...
    The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Massachusetts is the latest school from the Football Bowl Subdivision, college football’s highest level, to cancel its fall season. UMass is an independent in football and its decision affects only that sport. Most of UMass’ athletic teams compete in the Atlantic 10. Athletic director Ryan Bamford said the school will try to conduct a football spring season if possible. “Our job as coaches and mentors is to provide opportunities for our players, and do everything in our power to not take them away,” coach Walt Bell said. “Today’s news was devastating, but we will be resilient and prepared to be our best when our best...
    (CNN)Late Monday afternoon, President Donald Trump took to the podium in the White House briefing room to give one of his semi-regular updates on the fight against coronavirus. And even by the remarkably low standard for truth that he has set in office, it was a doozy."They're all at least pretty bad, but that was one of the worst Trump press conferences in a while from a truth standpoint," tweeted CNN fact checker Daniel Dale. "Fast and furious lying."I went through the transcript of Trump's remarks -- and his Q&A with reporters -- and picked out the lines you really need to see. They're below. 1. "I thought I would start by talking about some mail-in voting that just was...
    [The stream is slated to start at 11:00 a.m. ET. Please refresh the page if you do not see a player above at that time.] Pan American Health Organization officials are holding a press conference to update the public on the coronavirus outbreak in the Americas.  The U.S., Brazil and Mexico rank among the countries with the highest numbers of reported coronavirus cases across the globe, according to Johns Hopkins University. Carissa Etienne, director of PAHO and World Health Organization regional director for the Americas, is scheduled to speak alongside other PAHO officials.  On Monday, the WHO said there are signs of hope in the fight against the coronavirus, though there are now more than 20 million reported cases of Covid-19...
    The Mountain West won’t play football during the 2020 season. The MWC announced Monday night that the conference was out for the 2020 campaign because of the “ongoing challenges with the effective mitigation and management of the COVID-19 virus in conjunction with athletic competition.” (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football) The Mountain West joins the MAC in shutting down their 2020 football season during the coronavirus pandemic. pic.twitter.com/S9i8OIHQ6C — Mountain West (@MountainWest) August 10, 2020 https://t.co/Mlbbpp66A9 — Mountain West (@MountainWest) August 10, 2020 This is another bad sign for the fate of college football in 2020. While the MWC isn’t a Power Five conference, they are arguably the best Group of Five conference....
    President Donald Trump on Monday abruptly left a press conference after what appeared to be a Secret Service agent approached the podium and spoke into his ear. “Excuse me?” Trump said as the press conference was interrupted. The president left the podium and the briefing doors were locked after he exited. After speaking quietly with the Secret Service, the president returned to the briefing room after a few minutes to inform them that there was a shooting of an armed suspect outside the White House. “There was an actual shooting, someone has been taken to the hospital … seems like the person was shot by Secret Service,” Trump said. He also confirmed that the suspect was armed. He thanked Secret...
    Nick Saban, Alabama Crimson Tide. (Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images) With Power-5 conferences under pressure to decide whether or not they’ll have a fall college football season, Nick Saban is preaching patience Like most college football coaches, Saban wants to play a 2020 season for the sake of his players. The Alabama Crimson Tide are among the favorites in the SEC West, but if there is no season to play, then none of that matters. Saban, never afraid to speak him mind, thinks the SEC should take their time in making a final call on the fall campaign. The conference initially opted to wait until students returned to campus, especially after commissioner Greg Sankey delayed the start of the conference...
    President Trump is holding a news conference Monday after signing executive measures aimed at addressing the economic fallout from coronavirus but that may face challenges in court. On Saturday night, the president signed the measures that he claimed would halt evictions and expand unemployment benefits, among other things, but there are some hiccups. The executive action designed to halt evictions does nothing to specifically stop evictions. And the expanded unemployment benefits, an extra $400 per week, would only go into effect if states kick in $100. The president's effort to defer payroll taxes, which would only put off when those taxes are owed rather than cancel them, has not received a warm reception even from his own party. How to...
    LINCOLN, NE - NOVEMBER 29: Quarterback Nate Stanley #4 of the Iowa Hawkeyes looks over the line against the Nebraska Cornhuskers at Memorial Stadium on November 29, 2019 in Lincoln, Nebraska. (Photo by Steven Branscombe/Getty Images) In a reported vote, two Big Ten teams voted against the cancelation of the fall football season The 2020 college football season currently sits in flux due to the complications of playing a campaign amidst a global pandemic. In recent days, football conferences have pivoted from going through with the season to canceling it altogether. On Monday morning, sports radio host Dan Patrick was told by a source that the Big Ten’s season will be canceled as early as Tuesday. Patrick says that 12...
    Exciting MAC action in the Before Times.Kyle Okita/CSM via ZUMA For indispensable reporting on the coronavirus crisis and more, subscribe to Mother Jones' newsletters.A major college conference has canceled its fall sports: The Mid-American Conference postponed its football season, the conference announced Saturday, becoming the first Football Bowl Subdivision league to decide not to hold games this fall because of the novel coronavirus pandemic. ….“The decision is grounded in the core values of the Conference that prioritize student-athlete well-being, an area the MAC has traditionally taken a leadership role,” Commissioner Jon Steinbrecher said in a statement. That’s a breath of fresh air, isn’t it? It’s good to see a college sports conference putting its athletes first even if it means...
    SEC football logo. (Photo by Lance King/Getty Images) The Power-5 college football conference seasons are hanging on by a thread, and the SEC might be the final holdout While we admire college football’s finest, such as Trevor Lawrence and Justin Fields, for making their thoughts on he subject extraordinarily clear, Power-5 University Presidents across the country appear to be leaning towards canceling or rescheduling the 2020 football season for liability reasons. Per Dan Patrick, the Big 10 and Pac-12 are already out, with the ACC and Big 12 potentially to follow. The SEC, however, has taken a different approach, hoping to have their own conference season and own Saturdays this fall. Such a decision would bring with it a new...
    Next1 of 5Prev postUse your ← → (arrows) to browse A season after coming within 45 minutes of reaching the Super Bowl, the Tennessee Titans return in 2020 with their eyes locked on the Lombardi Trophy As the end of the 2019 season wound down the Tennessee Titans, in a most unlikely turn of events, found themselves leading the Kansas City Chiefs 17-7 in the second quarter of the AFC Championship Game. Then the wheels fell off. The Titans went on to lose that game 35-24, and their run which started on Wild Card weekend with the defeat of Tom Brady’s New England Patriots at Foxborough, and then crushed the conference’s top-seeded Baltimore Ravens, before falling to Kansas City, was...
    Oddsmakers believe a Power Five conference will postpone the football season by Saturday. According to oddsmaker Danny Sheridan, offshore books have a postponement announcement from a P5 conference by Aug. 15 at -1000. (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football) Offshore sports book odds on “will a Power 5 Conference announce a season postponement before 8-15-20”: Yes -10:1 & No + 5.5:1 (Yes -1000 & No + 550). — Danny Sheridan (@DannySheridan1) August 9, 2020 As much as it pains me to say it, you should 100% bet on a P5 conference postponing the season during the coronavirus pandemic. At this point, I’m not sure it’s even avoidable. There was chatter Sunday night night that...
    Elizabeth Thompson August 10, 2020 10:30AM (UTC) This article was originally published on The Conversation. The racism that is now the target of protest across the globe is rooted in the tragic choices of leaders seeking to roll back change a century ago. Nearly all historians now agree that at the end of World War I, the choice to return to an imperialist world order by the victorious Allied, or Entente, powers — France, Britain, Russia, Italy, Japan and the United States — was a historic error. It not only prepared the ground for the rise of fascism in Europe, but also sparked decades of political violence in Asia and Africa by people denied their rights and humanity. : As World...
    BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on the explosion in Beirut (all times local): 2:55 p.m. A team of German engineers sent to Lebanon to help search for people trapped in the rubble after last week’s explosion in Beirut is returning home, having failed to find any survivors. Joerg Eger, who heads the THW agency’s rapid rescue team in Lebanon, said Sunday that a number of specialist engineers would remain in Beirut until Thursday to assist in determining the safety of buildings affected by the blast. TWF is a federal agency, but most of the people who go on missions are volunteers. ___ 2:35 p.m. French President Emmanuel Macron said that an international donors’ conference is aiming to show global support...
    President Donald Trump has abruptly walked out of a press conference after a reporter fact-checked him on his dubious claim about signing a 'Veteran's Choice' bill. Trump was taking questions from the press at his golf club in Bedminster, New Jersey after signing four executive orders on Saturday when CBS News White House correspondent Paula Reid pressed him. 'Why do you keep saying that you passed Veterans Choice?' Reid asked. She was referring to Trump's earlier remark: 'I just signed two great bills for our veterans. We passed Veteran's Choice and Veteran's Accountability.' President Donald Trump has abruptly walked out of a press conference after a reporter fact-checked him on his dubious claim about signing a 'Veteran's Choice' bill RELATED...
    The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ The Big Ten is tapping the brakes on football practice, telling its schools that until further notice full contact practices cannot begin. The conference announced all teams will remain in the first two days of what is known as the “acclimatization period,” working in just helmets helmets. The Big Ten said all other fall sports will continue to work with team physicians and athletic trainers to adjust practices to the appropriate level of activity. “We understand there are many questions regarding how this impacts schedules, as well as the feasibility of proceeding forward with the season at all,” the conference said in a statement...
    By The Associated Press The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ The Big Ten is tapping the brakes on football practice, telling its schools that until further notice full contact practices cannot begin. The conference announced all teams will remain in the first two days of what is known as the “acclimatization period,” working in just helmets helmets. The Big Ten said all other fall sports will continue to work with team physicians and athletic trainers to adjust practices to the appropriate level of activity. “We understand there are many questions regarding how this impacts schedules, as well as the feasibility of proceeding forward with the season at all,” the conference said...
    The Mid-American Conference has reportedly canceled their 2020 football season. According to Brett McMurphy, the decision to cancel the 2020 season was “because of player health and safety concerns regarding COVID-19.” The MAC also took huge financial losses when the Big 10 canceled all the league’s non-conference games. (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football) The MAC is the first FBS conference to cancel the season during the coronavirus pandemic. No official announcement has been made yet by the conference. Huge news: Mid-American cancels fall football season because of COVID player health & safety concerns, sources told @Stadium. MAC took a huge financial hit when Power 5’s cut nonconference games & intends to try & play...
    On a personal note: This column was extraordinarily enjoyable to write. It feels like months since the Hotline last dove deep into a football-y football topic. Feels like, because it has been. Since the coronavirus shutdown began, we have attempted to cover every angle, from academic instruction models to testing timelines; hypothetical schedules, projected schedules and real schedules: player safety and presidential power shifts; positive test results, justifications for football, the Greek Row factor and player boycotts. Oh, and a loan program. Everything, really, but traditional football topics. Of course, traditional football topics weren’t relevant football topics when we didn’t know if there would be a season. And we still don’t know, but at least we have a schedule to obsess over. Starting with the...
    Jamie Foxx Gushes Over His Daughters Accomplishments in Quarantine (Exclusive) Transocean Hires Lazard and Considers Strategic Alternatives Pac-12 examines conference-wide loan for athletic departments, through The Raine Group, which led their private equity proposal The Pac-12’s much–discussed private equity plan didn’t come to fruition, but it seems the conference now may wind up doing business with investment bank The Raine Group (which they initially hired to explore that project) on a different level. As per Jon Wilner of the (San Jose-based) Mercury News, the conference is now exploring a conference-wide loan that could be accessed by individual athletic departments (at a maximum of $83 million per school, and at an interest rate of 3.75 percent over 10 years, although...
    Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports LeBron James is celebrating his Los Angeles Lakers clinching the No. 1 seed in the Western Conference even though the home-court advantage is virtually meaningless inside the NBA bubble. James told the Los Angeles Times that he'll "enjoy this one" because skeptics "said I couldn't do it." The 16-time NBA All-Star spent the first 15 years of his career playing in the Eastern Conference, which has been regarded as the less competitive of the two in recent years. This season marks the first time the King has dominated out West, suggesting that his success was not dependent on competing against weaker opponents in the East. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. A No....
    The NCAA is mandating universities honor the scholarships of athletes who don’t play during the coronavirus pandemic. According to Brett McMurphy, the NCAA is that mandating athletes who want to opt out are allowed to do so. If players do refuse to play during the coronavirus pandemic, then their scholarships must still be honored. (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football) NCAA says all student-athletes must be allowed to opt out of participation due to concerns about contracting COVID-19. If so scholarship commitment must be honored by university. Also schools may not require student-athletes to waive their legal rights regarding COVID-19 — Brett McMurphy (@Brett_McMurphy) August 5, 2020 This is the correct call from...
    LANSING, Mich. (CBS DETROIT) — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer held a press conference Wednesday morning providing updates on the state’s response to COVID-19. It’s been nearly five months since the first cases of COVID-19 hit Michigan. Here’s Whitmer’s Aug. 5 updates: The governor says it’s time for President Donald Trump and congress to work together to pass a recovery package to support state governments, families, frontline workers and small business owners. Whitmer took action to elevate Black voices in state government signing an executive order which creates the Black Leadership Advisory Council. To apply to the Black Leadership Advisory Council visit Michigan.gov/appointments and click “Black Leaders Advisory Council” from the drop menu of the application. Applications are due by Wednesday, August...
    Eric Gordon, #10, Houston Rockets, (Photo by Tim Warner/Getty Images) The West is home to many of the NBA‘s brightest stars, but the contributions of role players could tilt the scales of a tightly-packed conference. Eric Gordon, Houston RocketsGordon has missed Houston’s first three games with a left ankle injury, and could remain on the sideline for two weeks as the Rockets jostle for positioning in a packed and fluid Western Conference. While the team is loaded with wings who can shoot and defend, none are quite like Gordon. Danuel House, who started in Gordon’s place against Dallas, is a rangier defender and better spot-up shooter, but lacks Gordon’s gravity and off-the-bounce creation. Ben McLemore and Austin Rivers are capable...
    The Big 10 made the conference’s 2020 football plans official Wednesday morning. The B1G will officially play 10 conference games during the coronavirus pandemic starting the weekend of Sept. 5. (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football) According to the conference, the B1G title game is scheduled for Dec. 5, but could be moved as far back as Dec. 19. The Big Ten announced approved plans for the 2020 football season — including a 10-game Conference-only schedule — and released medical protocols for all sports. The Conference also provided an update on competition start dates for remaining fall sports: https://t.co/fv78YGRQ9g — Big Ten Conference (@bigten) August 5, 2020 You can see the full schedule below....
    A woman who used to work an Instagram has shared a behind-the-scenes look at the company's impressive offices - including a campus which boasts unlimited free food, conference rooms named after Drake songs and an arcade for employees to enjoy during break time. US-based Christen Blaire, who now works at TikTok, posted a video to the social media platform where she revealed she used to get a shuttle bus to the San Francisco campus and cycle between meetings - because the campus covers 250 acres and more than 30 buildings. The tech worker, who was a brand program manager on the marketing team while she worked at the company, added that her day included taking her laptop to the roof to...
    Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images The SEC is the nation’s premier conference for college football, but which five teams have the conference’s best uniforms? With Week 1 of college football quickly approaching and major conferences opting to play conference-only schedules due to the coronavirus pandemic, the 2020 season figures to be an exciting one. The SEC was already college football’s most competitive conference, and perennial College Football Playoff contenders like Alabama and Georgia figure to have tougher roads to the postseason than ever. However, the conference-only schedule will also provide some of the best uniforms matchups of the season. With that in mind, here are the top five football uniforms in the SEC.5. Georgia BulldogsWhile the Georgia Bulldogs have a...
    ‘Back the Blue’ outside Tampa police headquarters did get proper permitting, mayor says Recall: Red onions expected in salmonella outbreak shipped to all 50 states and Canada Allyson Felix on Raising Her Daughter: "I Want to Expose Her to All the Right People and Cultures" Nine-time Olympic gold medalist Allyson Felix is no stranger to overcoming adversity. As the most decorated track-and-field athlete of all-time, she even broke Usain Bolt's record for the most gold medals in world championships history 10 months after giving birth to her daughter, Camryn, in 2018. © Getty / Ezra Shaw Allyson Felix on Raising Her Daughter: "I Want to Expose Her to All the Right People and Cultures" Since becoming a mother, she's...
    A group of collegiate athletes in the Pac-12 conference threatened to boycott the upcoming season over concerns over the coronavirus and racial inequities. Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports A group of collegiate athletes in the Pac-12 conference threatened to boycott the upcoming season over concerns over the coronavirus and racial inequities. The group published a letter to the conference in The Players Tribune featuring a list of demands that must be met for players to return to the field. According to reports, some student-athletes have faced repercussions for their involvement in the movement. Washington State Cougars head coach Nick Rolovich threatened to withhold wide receiver Kassidy Woods' scholarship over potential involvement with the player boycott, according to The Dallas...
    The Sun Belt conference will play a full football schedule in the fall. Unlike most conferences, the Sun Belt won’t shrink the schedule. According to Keff Ciardello, the Sun Belt will keep the eight game conference slate and the non-conference will also remain. (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football) Breaking: #TXST and #SMU have agreed to move up the season opener in San Marcos from Sept. 5 to Aug. 29. Sun Belt keeping nonconference and eight-game conference schedule. Official announcement coming later today. #TXST will begin fall camp this morning. — Keff Ciardello (@Keff_C) August 3, 2020 Brett McMurphy confirmed that the Sun Belt is riding with 12 games during the coronavirus pandemic. Sun...
    Pete Golding, Alabama Crimson Tide. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images) If Alabama football leans on its defense, the Crimson Tide can win the SEC.Alabama football has won many championships with defense, and 2020 should be no different. In a 10-game, conference-only slate, the Alabama Crimson Tide know they will be up against it this season. There is a reason the SEC only wants to play eight conference games annually. Every SEC game is so taxing, so why would the best conference in the Power 5 need another data point to prove it so when we already know this to be true? However, the SEC has no choice this year. All 14 member institutions will play 10 games apiece in-conference to...
    Even though the Washington Capitals will not be playing at Capital One Area, their quest for home ice advantage begins Monday afternoon against the Tampa Bay Lightning. Welcome to the 2020 version of the Stanley Cup Playoffs, where because of the coronavirus pandemic, all games will be played in two Canadian cities. Eastern Conference teams, like the Capitals, will compete in Toronto. Western Conference teams will compete in Edmonton. The Capitals, winners of the Metropolitan Division, are one of the top four teams in the Eastern Conference. The Capitals will play a round-robin tournament with Monday’s opponent the Lightning, then the Philadelphia Flyers and Boston Bruins to determine conference playoff seeding. The Capitals can finish no lower than fourth seed,...
    A group of football players in the Pac-12 conference threatened to opt out of the coming season unless their concerns about competing during the COVID-19 pandemic and other racial and economic issues in college sports are addressed. The players posted a statement and list of demands on The Players' Tribune website and social media with the hashtag #WeAreUnited and sent out a news release to reporters.  The release listed the names of 13 Pac-12 players from 10 schools, including Oregon star safety Jevon Holland, and provided a statement from each one.    A group of football players in the Pac-12 conference (pictured) threatened to opt out of the coming season unless their concerns about competing during the COVID-19 pandemic and...
    Next1 of 5Prev postUse your ← → (arrows) to browse The 5 sharpest looking uniforms in the Big Ten.  Teams’ uniforms are one of the best parts of college football. Some teams, like Michigan and Alabama, have classic uniforms that have been used for decades, but never seem to go out of style. And other squads, like Oregon, are always releasing new uniform designs that are on the cutting edge. Regardless of the type of uniform, they are part of the fabric of college football, and with the Big Ten conference being home to some of the most storied programs in the game, they are bound to have some great uniforms. Here are the five best uniforms in the conference.RELATED PRODUCTCarson Wentz...
    The Pac-12 on Friday became the first conference to release weekly matchups in a coronavirus-altered schedule  for the 2020 season. As previously reported on the Hotline, the schedule features 10 conference games (in a 12-week span) and a mid-December championship hosted by one of the participants. A tentative plan had slotted season openers on Sept. 19, but they have been officially set for Sept. 26 because of concerns that local health conditions — and the return of students to campus for the fall — would make the earlier date problematic. The SEC announced Thursday that it would start the season Sept. 26, while the ACC is aiming for the week of Sept. 7. (The Big Ten and Big 12 are...
    Shake Milton, #18, Philadelphia 76ers, (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images) As the NBA restarts in Orlando, these five role players on contending teams could have a lot to say about the state of the Eastern Conference. The NBA will finally return on Thursday, and with it, the myriad storylines, trends, and stakes of a season nearly five months in limbo. Along with the return of the game’s familiar rhythms will also come changes for many teams — in style, feel, appearance, and tactical alignment. As rotations shift — and eventually clarify — the following five players could find themselves in expanded and critical roles for teams with lofty ambitions inside the bubble. Shake Milton, Philadelphia 76ersIn the most ballyhooed lineup...
    LeBron James, Los Angeles Lakers. (Photo by Katelyn Mulcahy/Getty Images) LeBron James, in year 17, can still reach great heights The Lakers and Clippers teamed up for the showcase of the first night in the NBA bubble, with LeBron James and Anthony Davis going head-to-head with Kawhi Leonard and Paul George. Sure, there was a little rust, with Leonard coming up short on his jumper a few times. But, while it’s natural to have doubts, one thing we cannot question is the King’s readiness to take the floor in some meaningful basketball games. The Lakers entered the game 5.5 games up for the top seed in the Western Conference. James would prefer the advantage stay that way, making a statement...
    The SEC joined the Big Ten and the Pac-12 in moving to a conference-only football schedule for the 2020-21 college football season Thursday, according to a report from Sports Illustrated.  The SEC will now play a 10-game conference schedule and moved its conference championship weekend to Dec. 19. That move contradicts the ACC’s scheduling model, which left room for a plus-one outside of 10 conference games.  For the SEC, that means each team lost four nonconference games. That included some traditional ACC-SEC season-ending rivalries such as Kentucky-Louisville, Florida-Florida State, Clemson-South Carolina and Georgia-Georgia Tech. Those are staples of rivalry week. Alabama’s opener at Jerry World against USC on Sept. 5 had already been wiped out, but the Crimson Tide will...
    *** The Pac-12 Hotline newsletter is published each Monday-Wednesday-Friday during the college sports season and twice-a-week in the summer. (Sign up here for a free subscription.) This edition, from July 30, has been made available in archived form. Recent Series of Right Turns (Note: This edition of the newsletter has been moved up from the scheduled Friday publication date.) The Pac-12 is one day from taking another significant step on the road to fall football: The presidents and chancellors on Friday are expected to approve the revised, conference-only schedule. We’re always wary of assumptions when it comes to CEO-level decisions on athletics, and our hesitancy triples with those decisions cast against a pandemic. But if the 10-game model is approved and...
    Are 10-game conference football schedules here to stay for good? Stewart Mandel raised this question for fans Thursday when he tweeted, “Theory: Once fans get a taste of a 10-game conference schedule with few or no buy games, they’re never going to want to go back.” (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football) Theory: Once fans get a taste of a 10-game conference schedule with few or no buy games, they’re never going to want to go back. — Stewart Mandel (@slmandel) July 30, 2020 Because of the coronavirus pandemic, Power Five conferences have had to make huge changes, and that has included going to a 10-game conference slate. The ACC just made the...
    Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York City A week-long celebration of all things Harlem is going digital next month. The Greater Harlem Chamber of Commerce announced that Harlem Week 2020 will be held virtually, streaming online from Aug. 16-23. The week will not only celebrate art, culture, sports history and entertainment that is native to Harlem, but also include community building initiatives around education, technology, economic empowerment, systematic racism, and the disproportionate impact of COVID-19 on communities of color.  “We recognize that 2020 is a year unlike anything we have ever seen.  From COVID-19 ravaging our most vulnerable communities to the racial reckoning in America, it is important...
    Facebook/Dr. Stella Immanuel Dr. Stella Immanuel pictured on her Facebook page. Dr. Stella Immanuel, the controversial Houston doctor advocating for the use of hydroxychloroquine to treat coronavirus, was confronted by a masked white man on the steps of the U.S. Supreme Court during a press summit. The video of the confrontation was shared on Twitter by Blaze TV’s Elijah Schaffer. “‘You’re not black on the inside, I’m more black than you on the inside’ a #BLM Activist says to first gen African-American immigrant Doctor @stella_immanuel as he attempts to disrupt the White Coat Conference about HCQ in DC. Shows you just how insane the resistance has become,” Schaffer wrote. “You’re not black on the inside, I’m more black...
    Coronavirus is ravaging entire South Texas families and medical teams 5 CDC Safety Guidelines That Way Too Many Restaurants Are Ignoring This year’s ACC-Notre Dame agreement includes combined TV revenues, and that could be a win for the Irish One of the most interesting elements out of the ACC’s schedule model announcement Wednesday was how Notre Dame will be officially included in the conference for football (they’re an ACC member in most sports, but independent in football and hockey) this year. That means they’ll be eligible to participate in the conference championship game. And as per Ralph D. Russo of The Associated Press, that move will also come with Notre Dame (their football stadium is seen above in March)...
    Arizona train derailment in Tempe Town Lake described as a scene from hell 5 CDC Safety Guidelines That Way Too Many Restaurants Are Ignoring Yes, Notre Dame can now officially win the ACC this season (but they’re not about to abandon independence) It most likely will not happen, but the Notre Dame Fighting Irish are now officially eligible to win its first conference championship in the history of the storied football program. Sure, they’ll probably have to deal with the four-ton albatross that is the Clemson dynasty, but hey, Notre Dame has a chance. © Provided by The Comeback Notre Dame Football The ACC previously announced it would share details on the adjustments to the conference’s football schedule for...
    US coronavirus: Nation could see deaths in the multiple hundreds of thousands, group says 5 CDC Safety Guidelines That Way Too Many Restaurants Are Ignoring Notre Dame Football is Finally Joining the ACC, But Just For a Year Notre Dame will finally be part of a conference in football. Yes, the Fighting Irish will play a full ACC schedule as part the 2020 season, expanding the partnership between the parties. To be clear, this is a one-season deal but the Irish will be eligible to win a conference title. If Notre Dame was smart, this would be the first step towards full membership. © Provided by The Big Lead The ACC set its schedule on Thursday, announcing Notre Dame...
    Don Lucia officially was announced as the commissioner of the Central Collegiate Hockey Association a month ago. Even before that date, adding the University of St. Thomas to the league was at the top of his wish list. A week before he was announced as commissioner, Lucia was on the phone with Tommies AD Phil Esten. More than a month later, the marriage between CCHA and the St. Thomas’ men’s hockey program became official. St. Thomas will be the conference’s eighth program when the CCHA begins play with the 2021-22 season. The Tommies will join Bemidji State, Bowling Green, Ferris State, Lake Superior State, Michigan Tech, Minnesota State Mankato and Northern Michigan in the new conference. “(The) vision for St....
    Ian Book, Notre Dame Fighting Irish. (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images) Notre Dame football will be a huge part of ACC football in 2020 season.Notre Dame football will play a 10-game ACC football schedule during the 2020 NCAA season. In the age of the coronavirus, we were expected the Power 5 conferences to do whatever was in their best interest to keep playing college football, as well as do their best to control the spread of the virus. While the Big Ten and Pac-12 announced weeks ago they were going conference-only, the ACC will go conference-only with 10 games, as well as a plus-one with a caveat. As expected Notre Dame was grouped into the ACC’s plans this year, as...
    Clemson Tigers, Notre Dame Fighting Irish. (Photo by Tim Warner/Getty Images) ACC football to play 10 conference games this year, with a plus-one caveat.ACC football has its plans in place for how its 2020 college football season will go. On Wednesday, ACC commissioner John Swofford announced his Power 5 conference’s plan for football, as well as fall Olympic sports. There are several big takeaways here including 10 conference games (five home, five road), no divisions this year, the top two teams will meet in Charlotte for the title bout, a plus-one with a caveat and Notre Dame is a 2020 ACC member.
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — The Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (MIAC) announced Tuesday that it’s moving a number of its fall sports to the spring season, including football. The sports to be affected by the move are football, men’s and women’s soccer, men’s and women’s cross-country, and volleyball. MIAC is working to develop spring schedules for the affected sports, which have been deemed medium- or high-risk by the NCAA for COVID-19 transmission. “Our number one priority is the health and safety of students and staff,” said Paul Pribbenow, Chair of the MIAC Presidents’ Council and Augsburg University President. “The decision to postpone competition for many of our fall sports was very difficult, as we know how much our student-athletes want...
    Bubble hockey begins: NHL playoff teams adjust to quarantine How to properly water and take care of plants: Experts weigh in This is the most overwhelming week of earnings season, Jim Cramer says "You need to understand that this week is about one thing and one thing only: It's about earnings. First time it's been like that in a while," CNBC's Jim Cramer said. "This is the most overwhelming week of earnings season, when a ridiculous number of companies report at the exact same time," the "Mad Money" host said. CNBC's Jim Cramer on Monday gave investors his thoughts on what's to come in a jammed-pack week of corporate earnings reports. Load Error "You need to...
    VIDEO3:0403:04Cramer looks ahead to earning reports from Facebook, Amazon, Alphabet and AppleMad Money with Jim Cramer CNBC's Jim Cramer on Monday gave investors his thoughts on what's to come in a jammed-pack week of corporate earnings reports. "You need to understand that this week is about one thing and one thing only: It's about earnings. First time it's been like that in a while," the "Mad Money" host said. "This is the most overwhelming week of earnings season, when a ridiculous number of companies report at the exact same time." Stocks traded higher on Monday and the technology sector led the way with the Nasdaq Composite posting a 1.67% gain, settling at 10,536.27 at the close. The Dow industrials index...
    MLB owners didn’t discuss canceling the season during Monday’s conference call By: Andres Chavez July 27, 2020 Follow ESM On Social Facebook Twitter Youtube Flipboard Instagram ShareTweet0 SharesAbout 40 percent of the Miami Marlins active roster tested positive for coronavirus. The team played at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia over the weekend, which is where the New York Yankees were slated to play before Major League Baseball (MLB) decided to suspend that particular game as they perform more tests. However, and according to a report from Scott Miller of Bleacher Report, MLB didn’t show an intention to cancel the 2020 season amid the Miami Marlins latest COVID-19 outbreak. The league did cancel two...
    As conferences scramble to modify college football schedules in preparation for the 2020 season amid the COVID-19 pandemic, no program’s slate is more up in the air than that of independent Notre Dame. Good thing the school has a one-foot-in, one-foot-out deal with the Atlantic Coast Conference that could serve as a way to rebuild the Fighting Irish’s 2020 football schedule. According to TMG’s Tony Barnhart, the ACC presidents will meet Wednesday to discuss a trio of scheduling options. Two of the three schedule formats “would bring in Notre Dame as a full member of the ACC for one year only and eligible to play for the conference championship,” per the report. MORE: Why Notre Dame football isn’t in a...
    The Pac-12 plans to lean into its greatest asset when it comes to playing football this fall, according to two athletic directors who addressed the issue publicly in the past 48 hours. “Time is the most important variable we have,” Washington State’s Pat Chun said during a video conference Friday. “And our schedule model provides us time.” That schedule model, expected to be released next week, will feature flexibility on both ends, giving the conference the best possible chance to produce a legitimate season. As the Hotline reported Thursday, the model calls for 10 conference games, season openers on Sept. 19, multiple bye weeks and options for the Pac-12 championship. The title game in Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas could...
    Professional poker player Susie Zhao appearing on YouTube's live poker channel "Live At The Bike" in 2017. Live At The Bike/YouTube Professional poker player Susie Zhao, who played under the moniker of "Susie Q," has been found dead in a park in Michigan, according to multiple reports. The 33-year-old's badly-charred body was identified via a distinctive tattoo and fingerprints, according to the Casino.org news site. Police are treating her death as a homicide, the outlet added. The force also told a press conference this week it has not ruled out a connection to her career as a motive. A poker database shows Zhao won at least $224,000 during her high-stakes gambling career. Friends told the police press conference...
    The ACC is reportedly preparing to potentially play 10 conference football games this season. According to Pete Thamel, the Power Five conference “is discussing scheduling models, with 10 league games and a ‘plus one’ outside the conference as the favorite.” (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football) Sources: The ACC is discussing scheduling models, with 10 league games and a “plus one” outside the conference as the favorite. The ACC start date is still being debated between September 12, 19 and 26. — Pete Thamel (@PeteThamel) July 24, 2020 So, if I understand this correctly, the ACC would likely end up playing 11 games, which is just one short of a normal season. If the...
    Pegged by many in college football as the conference most likely to cancel its fall season, the Pac-12 is plowing forward with plans for a 10-game conference-only schedule. The official announcement, with weekly matchups, is expected no later than the end of next week. But the Hotline has pieced together the framework of the preferred model based on information provided by sources familiar with the plan. Considering the coronavirus case counts and curve trajectories in several areas of the Pac-12 footprint, it’s a fairly aggressive approach that spans a maximum of 14 weeks beginning in the middle of September. “They are assuming some success in the next month or two (against the virus),” one source said. The conference canceled all...
    Will Smith Says He’s Going to Block Fan After Entanglement Jab: But the Joke Was Very Funny Sierra Club apologizes for founder John Muirs racist views 9 teams, 9 questions: Digging into the Eastern Conference bubble teams With the 2019-20 season set to restart after a hiatus that ran longer than a typical offseason, we have plenty of questions about the 22 teams that are about to pick up where they left off in March. We've winnowed it down to one question per team, starting with the nine Eastern Conference squads inside the Disney World bubble. © Adam Glanzman / Getty Images Here's what we want to know: Bucks: Is their supporting cast championship-level?Giannis Antetokounmpo - on track...
    The college football season is still to be determined heading into August, and the uncertainty lingers across the landscape.   Still, there is a prevailing sentiment that the 2020 college football season could happen. FOX Sports analyst Urban Meyer is one of those voices that is holding on to some optimism.   “I didn’t say every conference is going to play. I didn’t say every team is going to play,” Meyer said last week. “I said we’re going to play college football. I really believe that conferences, presidents, ADs and the commissioners are going to work together with the head coaches, and they’re going to work this thing out.”  MORE: Which conferences have canceled their 2020 season? With that in mind, a perfect-world scenario must line up in...
    Sarah Silbiger/CNP/Zuma For indispensable reporting on the coronavirus crisis and more, subscribe to Mother Jones' newsletters.In a reversal of his previous dismissive attitude toward the coronavirus pandemic, President Trump on Tuesday encouraged the widespread use of masks (despite his refusal to wear them in the past) and condemned large gatherings (despite having held a rally on June 20). “Some areas of our country are doing very well. Others are doing less well,” he said, in his first coronavirus briefing since April. “It will probably, unfortunately, get worse before it gets better—something I don’t like saying about things, but that’s the way it is.” Dr. Deborah Birx was present at the briefing, but Dr. Anthony Fauci was not. Fauci has said...
    Religious leaders warn against Pompeos push for religious freedom as priority human right 2000 Spanish league champ Deportivo relegated to 3rd tier Welcome to the BE Conference 2020 – Its All Virtual! © TheWrap BE Conference Happy Monday and welcome to the BE Conference 2020! We are excited and a little bit nervous to bring this conference to life. In other years this has been a full-day, in-person gathering where we all get to meet new people and make connections. But the coronavirus pandemic makes that impossible at the moment. While a lot of organizations are canceling their events this year, we all felt that at a time of challenge and overwhelming change we did not want to pass...
    ORLANDO (CBSMiami/NSF) – Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis put out a call Monday for people who have had COVID-19 to donate blood, as the state topped 5,000 deaths of Florida residents due to the pandemic. “One of the treatments that many physicians around the state believe is very effective is the use of convalescent plasma,” DeSantis said Monday while at the Orlando headquarters of OneBlood, a blood-donation agency. “This is a blood that’s donated from somebody who has cleared the COVID-19 disease,” DeSantis continued. “It has the antibodies, and that is then used on a patient who is sick in the hospital. And what they find is, as well as with some of the other treatments, the earlier you do it...
    Next1 of 6Prev postUse your ← → (arrows) to browse (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images) Can Florida make the playoff if Kyle Trask has a Heisman-caliber season?It’s obviously not a conventional offseason in college football. The Florida Gators might be in the best position in the SEC. Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi State, Arkansas (who took Florida transfer Feleipe Franks) and defending transfer LSU are all starting new quarterbacks. In a season where practices were done mostly on Zoom, it’s not the best time to name a new signal-caller. The Florida Gators are not in the same position. Kyle Trask is back after taking over for Franks last season. He’s the best quarterback in the SEC, and not many people will argue otherwise....
    (Photo by Darryl Oumi/Getty Images) As teams are having to readjust their schedule, the possibility of an Alabama vs BYU opener is very exciting.  On July 9, the Big Ten announced that its fall sports season would only include inter-conference play, including for college football. Just a day later, the Pac-12 announced the same plan. As a result of two major conferences eliminating non-conference games, Independent teams, such as BYU and Notre Dame, have had a large swath of their season taken away. But as of now, the SEC, ACC, and Big 12 are all still planning on playing games outside of their respective conferences. Of course, this could be subject to change when those leagues announce their plans, which...