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    How AGT Resumed Filming and Avoided Making Just Another Zoom Show During COVID-19 Bankers Shocked by 45% China Tax Rate Mull Leaving Hong Kong White Sox announce 60-Man additions The White Sox announced the addition of 16 players to their 60-man player pool Tuesday. They’ll all head to the team’s alternate camp site in Schaumberg, Ill. Today’s additions include (* = non-roster invitee): © Rick Scuteri-USA TODAY Sports Chicago White Sox manager Rick Renteria announced the 60-man roster. Right-Handed...
    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota Twins center fielder Byron Buxton has a sprained left foot but no structural damage, further testing revealed Tuesday following his injury in an intrasquad game. The Twins said Buxtons status would be evaluated on a day-to-day basis. While tracking a fly ball at Target Field on Monday night, Buxton lost his balance in the outfield grass. Medical staff immediately tended to him, and he was taken off on a cart. Despite the discomfort he experienced, the...
    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota Twins center fielder Byron Buxton has a sprained left foot but no structural damage, further testing revealed Tuesday following his injury in an intrasquad game. The Twins said Buxton’s status would be evaluated on a day-to-day basis. While tracking a fly ball at Target Field on Monday night, Buxton lost his balance in the outfield grass. Medical staff immediately tended to him, and he was taken off on a cart. Despite the discomfort he experienced, the...
    NEW YORK (AP) — The baseball players’ association has discussed hiring noted sports lawyer Jeffrey Kessler to litigate a contemplated grievance against clubs accusing Commissioner Rob Manfred and management of failing to act in good faith to complete the longest season economically feasible. Talks to hire Kessler were disclosed to The Associated Press by several people familiar with the conversations who spoke on condition of anonymity because no announcement had been made. A grievance has not yet been filed and...
    About 10 Major League Baseball umpires have opted out this season, choosing not to work games in the shortened schedule because of concerns over the coronavirus. Two people familiar with the situation told The Associated Press about the decisions on Tuesday. The people spoke on condition of anonymity because there was no official announcement. Dodgers pitcher David Price, Giants catcher Buster Posey and Washington infielder Ryan Zimmerman are among a dozen or so players who won’t participate this year because...
    The coronavirus continues to take a toll on the start of the upcoming shortened MLB season. Eleven MLB umpires are opting out of the 2020 season, according to MLB Network’s Jon Heyman. “Some are said to have family members who are ill,” Heyman tweeted. Like the players, umpires can opt out with full pay if they are determined to belong to a high-risk group due to preexisting health conditions. Those who aren’t high-risk can opt out but won’t be paid....
    TORONTO (AP) — A top Canadian government health official says the Blue Jays might want to consider hosting an extended stretch of home games in order to get approval to play in Toronto amid the pandemic. Dr. Howard Njoo, Canada’s Deputy Chief Public Health Officer, said Tuesday that back and forth travel from the United States, where coronavirus cases are surging, is a major issue that could prevent the government from approving Major League Baseball to play in Canada....
    Professional baseball would do well to avoid politics, assessed Ron Swoboda, author of Here’s the Catch: A Memoir of the Miracle Mets and More, offering his remarks on SiriusXM’s Breitbart News Sunday with host Joel Pollak. Ron “Rocky” Swoboda is best known for his ninth-inning diving catch to help preserve the New York Mets’ 1969 World Series Game 4 victory. He also drove in the clinching run in Game 5 as a highlight of his nine-year MLB career, six with the Mets...
    TORONTO (AP) — A top Canadian government health official says the Blue Jays might want to consider hosting an extended stretch of home games in order to get approval to play in Toronto amid the pandemic. Dr. Howard Njoo, Canada’s Deputy Chief Public Health Officer, said Tuesday that back and forth travel from the United States, where coronavirus cases are surging, is a major issue that could prevent the government from approving Major League Baseball to play in Canada....
    The coronavirus continues to take a toll on the start of the upcoming shortened MLB season. Eleven MLB umpires are opting out of the 2020 season, according to MLB Network’s Jon Heyman. “Some are said to have family members who are ill,” Heyman tweeted. Like the players, umpires can opt out with full pay if they are determined to belong to a high-risk group due to preexisting health conditions. Those who aren’t high-risk can opt out but won’t be paid. The...
    CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago White Sox arrived at spring training with plans to make a jump in the AL Central and their sights set on a playoff spot. Nothing has changed along those lines, except one key detail: They will have to do it in a 60-game sprint instead of the usual marathon of 162 because of the pandemic. That means the young players they are banking on must perform well right from the start. “We have a club...
    Betting on season win totals has lengthy been a favourite of each leisure bettors and wiseguys. Nevertheless, their methods couldn’t be extra completely different. Whereas public bettors are biased towards big-name favorites and love betting on fashionable groups, sharp bettors seek for worth and are by no means afraid to take an unpopular place. Execs are additionally extra disciplined with regards to win totals. They like to choose their spots and never go loopy wagering on too many groups....
    Betting on season win totals has long been a favorite of both recreational bettors and wiseguys. However, their strategies couldn’t be more different. While public bettors are biased toward big-name favorites and love betting on popular teams, sharp bettors search for value and are never afraid to take an unpopular position. Pros are also more disciplined when it comes to win totals. They like to pick their spots and not go crazy wagering on too many teams. The key...
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Dodgers have been nothing if not consistent in recent years. Seven straight seasons of 90-plus wins to go with seven NL West titles in a row. All that’s missing is an elusive World Series championship. They open the shortened 60-game season with a couple of B’s in the lineup: Cody Bellinger and new addition Mookie Betts. Bellinger won NL MVP last year and Betts was the 2018 AL MVP with Boston. They are...
    Judge Rejects Proposed Weinstein Class Action Settlement Moderna will begin late-stage coronavirus vaccine trial on July 27 Celtics send off Duke womens basketball coach Kara Lawson with emotional tribute Kara Lawson was hired for her dream job last week when Duke made her their next womens basketball coach. The career move was a no-brainer, but it didnt make her departure from her current team — the Boston Celtics — any easier.  Click to expand Replay Video UP NEXT MLB...
    Betting on season win totals has long been a favorite of both recreational bettors and wiseguys. However, their strategies couldn’t be more different. While public bettors are biased toward big-name favorites and love betting on popular teams, sharp bettors search for value and are never afraid to take an unpopular position. Pros are also more disciplined when it comes to win totals. They like to pick their spots and not go crazy wagering on too many teams. The key is...
    Inside Descendants Alum Sarah Jefferys Path to Becoming Your Next Favorite Pop Star 5 things to know before the stock market opens Tuesday Michelle Obamas brother, ex-basketball coach and GM Craig Robinson, named executive director of NABC Craig Robinson, an award-winning basketball coach, administrator and former player, will now move to a new role as the executive director of the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC). © Casey Sapio, USA TODAY Sports Craig Robinson, shown in 2014, while coaching...
    Demi Lovato said she would forever cherish the opportunity to play Naya Riveras girlfriend on Glee, because she helped queer girls like me This strategist says investors are in the ‘forest of make believe’ when it comes to growth stocks Viewing Picks for July 14, 2020 © Provided by Awful Announcing All Times Eastern Baseball Korean Baseball Organization NC Dinos at Kiwoom Heroes — ESPN, 5:25 a.m. (Wednesday) Basketball The Basketball Tournament Championship Game, Nationwide...
    Delayed use of Defense Production Act leads to ongoing shortages of protective gear Here’s How to Freeze Eggs Safely for Breakfast, Baking and Beyond Opinion: Is the NBA experiencing growing pains or warning signs with campus setup? LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. – NBA teams have settled on this isolated campus in Walt Disney World for less than a week. For better and for worse, they have already learned what it is like to live in a whole new world....
    An agreement made between MLB and the MLB Players Association on Monday could force the Yankees into an uncomfortable position of maximizing trying to win this year versus adding $17 million they will not want on their 2021 payroll. MLB and the union finalized that all vesting options will be paid in full, but what makes options vest will be prorated for a 60-game season. Thus, J.A. Happ’s 2021 option remains $17 million. But the vesting triggers fall from the...
    LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - AUGUST 24: A general view of the fans looking for the foul ball is seen during the ninth inning of the MLB game between the New York Yankees and the Los Angeles Dodgers at Dodger Stadium on August 24, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. Teams are wearing special color-schemed uniforms with players choosing nicknames to display for Players Weekend. The Dodgers defeated the Yankees 2-1. (Photo by Victor Decolongon/Getty Images) The Dodgers are offering fans quite...
    Georgias 6-week abortion ban officially struck down The recipe tweak that ruined McDonalds fries Report: MLB, MLBPA reach agreement on contract options, bonuses The Athletic’s Ken Rosenthal reports that MLB and the MLBPA have reached an agreement as to how contract options and bonuses would be handled in the shortened 2020 season. © Matt King/MLB via Getty Images Vesting options: These options for the 2021 season will vest at the full amount. The thresholds for which those options will...
    PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — A doctor walking to MLB parks across the country to raise awareness for health care workers amid the coronavirus pandemic is set to stop at PNC Park. Dr. David Mayer is walking to every MLB stadium to raise awareness about preventable deaths in the health care field. He is set to reach PNC Park on Tuesday morning, according to a release. Mayer, who last stopped July 11 at Wrigley Field, has walked 1,040 miles and 2,571,294 steps....
    NEW YORK (AP) — Yankees right fielder Aaron Judge remains slowed by his sore neck and is uncertain for Tuesday’s intrasquad game, and pitcher Masahiro Tanaka remains a concern for the start of the season as he recovers from a concussion. Judge had improved motion Monday and took some swings in an indoor batting cage. “He’s got way more range of motion,” manager Aaron Boone said. “They’ve got a lot of pain out.” Tanaka was hit on the side of...
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- The man who has walked thousands of miles across America in an effort to raise awareness for healthcare safety made a pit stop in Chicago.Doctor David Mayer is a retired anesthesiologist and CEO of the Patient Safety Movement Foundation (PSMF).Since baseball was postponed due to the coronavirus, Mayer thought of a way to bring the two together safely.Originally from Chicago and a self- described Cubs Super Fan, his mission is to walk to MLB stadiums across the...