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UCLA’s AD Martin Jarmond faces many challenges with new job

Sign up for Home Turf and get exclusive stories every SoCal sports fan must read, sent daily. Subscribe here. LOS ANGELES (AP) — Most new athletic directors who take over in July have the luxury of getting acclimated to their new school before things really ramp up in two months. That isn’t going to be the case for the start of Martin Jarmond’s tenure at UCLA. “You would like have something resembling normalcy, but I have to come in and embrace the challenges,” said Jarmond, who officially took...
Tags: Health, Boston, Sports, Los Angeles, Sport, Ap, Soccer, College sports, Ncaa, Ohio, Ucla, Chip Kelly, Kelly, Michigan State, Boston College, Armour


Baseball’s minor leagues officially cancel 2020 seasons

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Baseball’s minor leagues canceled their seasons on Tuesday after Major League Baseball decided not to provide any players to its affiliated teams amid the coronavirus pandemic. The National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues, the minor league governing body, made the long-expected announcement. The Professional Baseball Agreement between the majors and the minors expires after this season, and MLB has proposed reducing the minimum affiliates from 160 to 120....
Tags: Health, Sports, Sport, Ap, Soccer, Mlb, Major League Baseball, Los Angeles Dodgers, Los Angeles Angels, San Diego Padres, St Petersburg Fla, National Association, Minor League, Pat O'Conner


DeAndre Jordan, Spencer Dinwiddie have coronavirus, may not return with Nets

NEW YORK (AP) — Spencer Dinwiddie and DeAndre Jordan said Monday they have tested positive for the coronavirus, potentially leaving the Brooklyn Nets without two starters when the NBA season resumes. Jordan said he won’t be in Florida with the Nets when they return from the suspension of the 2019-20 season, while Dinwiddie told The Athletic that he was experiencing symptoms and it was unclear if he would be at Disney’s ESPN Wide World of Sports complex. At least six players on the Nets have test...
Tags: Health, Business, Florida, New York, Disney, Sports, Sport, Ap, Soccer, Brooklyn, Nba, Jordan, Brooklyn Nets, Nets, Orlando, Irving


Nets’ DeAndre Jordan says he has coronavirus

DeAndre Jordan says he has tested positive for the coronavirus and won’t be joining the Brooklyn Nets in Florida when the NBA season resumes. Jordan announced his status on Twitter, hours after fellow Nets player Spencer Dinwiddie told The Athletic that he had tested positive and was experiencing symptoms. They give the Nets at least six players who have tested positive for the virus. The other four were back in March, when Kevin Durant said he was one of them. Jordan wrote that he had learned o...
Tags: Health, Business, Florida, New York, Sports, Sport, Soccer, Nba, Jordan, Brooklyn Nets, Nets, Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving, Durant, Athletic, DeAndre Jordan


Sparks players Chiney Ogwumike and Kristi Toliver to sit out WNBA season

By DOUG FEINBERG NEW YORK (AP) — The Los Angeles Sparks will be without Chiney Ogwumike and Kristi Toliver for the WNBA season so they can focus on their health the team announced Friday. Ogwumike, the No. 1 pick by the Connecticut Sun in 2014 has missed two seasons to deal with injuries and with the shortened schedule felt that it would be smart to take care of her health. She missed the 2015 with a knee injury and 2017 because of an Achilles tendon injury. Both were suffered while she played o...
Tags: Health, Florida, New York, Washington, Sports, Sport, Ap, Soccer, Connecticut, Nba, Espn, WNBA, Sparks, IMG, IMG Academy, Connecticut Sun


NFL cancels Hall of Fame game, delays inductions until 2021

By BARRY WILNER The NFL has canceled the Hall of Fame game that traditionally opens the preseason and is delaying the 2020 induction ceremonies for a year because of the coronavirus pandemic. The Aug. 6 exhibition game in Canton, Ohio, between the Dallas Cowboys and Pittsburgh Steelers is the first on-field event the league has canceled during the pandemic. It will be played on Aug. 5, 2021, with the same teams. Enshrinements for 10 men scheduled for Aug. 8 now will occur on Aug. 7, 2021, with t...
Tags: Health, Business, Sports, NFL, Sport, Soccer, Dallas Cowboys, Chargers, Dallas, Associated Press, New York Giants, Pittsburgh Steelers, Hall of Fame, Usc, Pittsburgh, George Young


Grigor Dimitrov positive for COVID-19, exhibition tennis event canceled

ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) — Grigor Dimitrov has tested positive for COVID-19, leading to the cancellation of an exhibition event in Croatia where top-ranked Novak Djokovic was due to play in the final. Goran Ivanisevic, one of Djokovic’s coaches, said the news from Dimitrov was “shocking” and that “now everyone will have to be tested.” Dimitrov, ranked No. 19 and a three-time Grand Slam semifinalist, is the highest-profile current player to say he has the virus. His announcement Sunday on his Instagr...
Tags: Health, Russia, Sports, Sport, Ap, Soccer, Serbia, Novak Djokovic, Croatia, Rafael Nadal, Belgrade, Grigor Dimitrov, Adriatic, Djokovic, Zagreb Croatia, Alexander Zverev


Phillies say 5 players, 3 staffers test positive for COVID-19 in Clearwater, Florida, facility

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Phillies say 5 players, 3 staffers test positive for COVID-19 in Clearwater, Florida, facility. This story will be updated.  
Tags: Health, News, Sports, Sport, Ap, Soccer, Mlb, Philadelphia, Phillies, Clearwater Florida, National News


NBA lays out its vision for Disney restart to teams, players

Here’s some of what awaits NBA players going to Disney next month: game rooms, golf course access, cabanas with misters to combat the heat, fishing areas, bowling, backstage tours and salon services. It only sounds like vacation. The NBA described very specific plans to players and teams for the restart on Tuesday, doing so in a memo and handbook both obtained by The Associated Press. With safety being of the foremost importance during the coronavirus pandemic, players were told they will be tes...
Tags: Health, Business, Florida, Disney, Sports, Toronto, Sport, Ap, Soccer, Nba, Espn, Anthony Fauci, Brooklyn Nets, Los Angeles Lakers, Toronto Raptors, Raptors


WNBA plans to play 2020 season in Florida starting late July

By DOUG FEINBERG NEW YORK (AP) — The WNBA on Monday announced plans to play a reduced season, with a 22-game schedule that would begin in late July without fans in attendance because of the coronavirus pandemic. The league is still finalizing a partnership with IMG Academy in Florida to play all the games at the facility in Bradenton or other nearby locations. Players and team officials for the league’s 12 teams would be housed at IMG and hold training camps there. “There’s a lot to do between n...
Tags: Health, Business, Florida, New York, Sports, America, Sport, Ap, Soccer, Jackson, WNBA, Sparks, Cal, IMG, Tampa St Petersburg, BRADENTON


LIVE NOW: The 'inspiration gap' kills innovation. How can we do better?

Add event to calendar What is the inspiration gap? Inspiration comes in many forms: successful role models who went before us, positive words and coaching from the people in our lives, even the act of setting a goal for ourselves and sticking to it. But inspiration is in some ways a luxury. The financial, familial, and infrastructure constraints that children in at-risk communities face every day must, by necessity, come first. Without inspiration, innovation stalls—and the trek up Maslow's ...
Tags: Psychology, Motivation, Business, Children, Sports, Success, Innovation, Nba, Miami, Personal Growth, Shane Battier, MASLOW, Bob Kulhan, Duke Fuqua B School, Bob Kulhan Battier, Battier Take Charge Foundation


LIVE ON MONDAY: The 'inspiration gap' kills innovation. How can we do better?

Add event to calendar What is the inspiration gap? Inspiration comes in many forms: successful role models who went before us, positive words and coaching from the people in our lives, even the act of setting a goal for ourselves and sticking to it. But inspiration is in some ways a luxury. The financial, familial, and infrastructure constraints that children in at-risk communities face every day must, by necessity, come first. Without inspiration, innovation stalls—and the trek up Maslow's ...
Tags: Psychology, Motivation, Business, Children, Sports, Success, Innovation, Nba, Miami, Personal Growth, Shane Battier, MASLOW, Bob Kulhan, Duke Fuqua B School, Bob Kulhan Battier, Battier Take Charge Foundation


Zlatan Ibrahimović injures calf while training with AC Milan

MILAN (AP) — Zlatan Ibrahimović injured his calf while training for the anticipated restart of Serie A with AC Milan on Monday. The forward will undergo medical exams on Tuesday to determine the extent of the injury, the club said. Serie A has been suspended since March 9 due to the coronavirus pandemic. The league is hoping to restart on June 13 if the government approves. The 38-year-old Ibrahimović rejoined Milan in December on a six-month contract with an option for next season. During the v...
Tags: Health, Milan, Sports, Sport, Ap, Soccer, Italy, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Mls, Ac Milan, Orlando, Alex Morgan, Ibrahimovic, Hammarby, Banc of California Stadium Galaxy


Coronavirus: Pro sports could return in California by June, Gov. Gavin Newsom says

Rejoice, sports fans, their return to California may not be far off. Well, maybe. Gov. Gavin Newsom said the state is eyeing the first week of June to begin to allow live pro sporting events, as well as “a number of other sectors” of the economy, “if we hold these trend lines.” But upon being asked for more details, Newsom clarified that discussions were ongoing and didn’t seem to think he had said anything revelatory about the June timeline. Whenever they are allowed resume — let’s take Newsom’...
Tags: Health, News, California, Sports, California News, Sport, Soccer, Mlb, Gavin Newsom, Newsom, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories OCR, Top Stories PE, Top Stories IVDB, Top Stories RDF, Top Stories Sun


UFC 249 ushers in fan-free, mask-filled era of sports

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Kicks, punches and grunts echoed through the empty arena. Coaches, commentators and camera clicks resonated like never before. Blood, sweat, swollen eyelids and face masks signaled the return of UFC, the first major sporting event to resume since the coronavirus shuttered much of the country for nearly two months. UFC 249 ushered in a new look for sports, too. One without fans and amid several safety precautions. It was definitely different — two fighters adjusted their appr...
Tags: Health, Florida, New York, California, Sports, NFL, Sport, Soccer, Showtime, Ferguson, Ufc, Espn, Donald Trump, Anthony Pettis, Jacksonville, Cruz


Jacaré Souza out of UFC 249 after testing positive for COVID-19

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — UFC President Dana White still wants “Fight Island.” He’s temporarily settling for a peninsula — and had to call off a bout after a fighter tested positive for the coronavirus. UFC 249 will serve as the first major sporting event to take place since the pandemic shut down much of the country nearly two months ago. The bouts Saturday night in Jacksonville — the main event is set for pay-per-view — are expected to draw a large viewing audience considering the sports-crave...
Tags: Health, Florida, Sports, NFL, America, Sport, Ap, Soccer, Brooklyn, Nba, Ferguson, Ufc, Espn, Anthony Pettis, Jacksonville, White


Fighters see UFC 249 as chance to spread hope, inspiration

When the UFC leads North America’s major sports back into action Saturday night with a pay-per-view show in Florida, Tony Ferguson and Justin Gaethje know they can’t do anything tentatively. “We’ve got to go out there and keep sports alive,” Ferguson said Tuesday after he flew into Jacksonville and was quickly tested for COVID-19. The 24 fighters at UFC 249 all realize they added another risk to their already hazardous professions when they agreed to compete amid the growing coronavirus pandemic...
Tags: Health, Florida, Sports, Sport, Soccer, Ferguson, Ufc, North America, Muhammad Ali, MMA, Jacksonville, Cruz, White, Dana White, Dominick, Dominick Cruz


Play ball: Korean baseball league begins in empty stadiums

SEOUL, South Korea >> Cheerleaders danced beneath rows of empty seats and umpires wore protective masks as a new baseball season began in South Korea. After a weeks-long delay because of the coronavirus pandemic, a hushed atmosphere allowed for sounds like the ball hitting the catcher’s mitt and bats smacking the ball for a single or double to echo around the stadium. There were faces in the stands at a game on Tuesday — pictures placed in the seating — because fans aren’t allowed into the venue...
Tags: Health, South Korea, Sports, Sport, Soccer, Mlb, Baseball, Oakland, Seoul, Twins, Lions, Seoul South Korea, Dodgers, Daegu, Changwon, Doosan


How geocachers navigate fear in the urban woods

On a drizzly Saturday morning in June 2018, I found myself kneeling on the edge of a wooden boardwalk in Melbourne's northern suburbs. My right arm was hooked over the side, fingers gathering cobwebs and dust as they probed the rough pine of the planks. I hoped for the smooth sensation of plastic or metal rather than the squish of a creepy-crawly. I looked over at my partner on this expedition: sharkiefan, as she's known in the geocaching community, a pharmacist from New Zealand. She w...
Tags: Psychology, Google, Sports, Nature, Innovation, Anthropology, New Zealand, Fear, Melbourne, Emotion, Peter, ND, Brunswick, Dixon, Sapiens, Rod


Juventus soccer player Daniele Rugani tests positive for coronavirus

MILAN — Italian soccer club Juventus announced Wednesday that one of its players, defender Daniele Rugani, has tested positive for COVID-19. Rugani, who also plays for the Italian national team, is the first player in the country’s top soccer division to test positive for the disease, which is caused by the new coronavirus. Juventus, which has won the last eight Serie A titles, announced the result on its website and social media channels. The club said Rugani and “those who have had contact wit...
Tags: Health, Milan, California, China, Sports, Sport, Soccer, Italy, Portugal, Cristiano Ronaldo, Juventus, Who, Ncaa, Inter Milan, Lyon, Lazio


Trainers, vets, others charged in racehorse-drugging scheme

By STEPHEN WHYNO More than two dozen people, including the trainer of champion Maximum Security, were charged in what authorities described Monday as a widespread international scheme to drug horses to make them race faster. Trainer Jason Servis, whose stable includes the 3-year-old champion, was charged with administering performance-enhancing drugs to that horse and others. Maximum Security crossed the finish line first at the 2019 Kentucky Derby before being disqualified for interference and ...
Tags: Health, Business, Florida, Maryland, California, Kentucky, Sports, Sport, Soccer, United Arab Emirates, Manhattan, Graham, Associated Press, Horse racing, Kentucky Derby, U S Customs


NBA, MLB, NHL, MLS closing locker rooms amid virus scare

By TIM REYNOLDS MIAMI (AP) — The NBA, NHL, Major League Baseball and Major League Soccer are closing access to locker rooms and clubhouses to all non-essential personnel in response to the coronavirus crisis, the leagues announced in a joint statement Monday night. The leagues said they made the decision “after consultation with infectious disease and public health experts.” The NBA, in a call with teams earlier Monday, stressed that the move is not to ban reporters but to ensure the safety of p...
Tags: MLB, NBA, NHL, Sports, Business, Health


Boxing-style regimen gives these Parkinson’s patients a brief, sweaty respite from the disease

The pop-pop-pop of boxing gloves hitting “focus” mitts, at the cadence of one-two-three, and the sound of heavy breathing filled the air. “Harder! Faster!” House of Champions Academy of Martial Arts founder and chief instructor Mark Parra barked. Parkinson’s disease Parkinson’s disease is a movement disorder that affects at least 500,000 people in the United States. It occurs when brain cells fail to produce enough dopamine, a chemical that helps to control movements, motivation, emotions, ...
Tags: Health, News, Stanford, Boston, Sports, Sport, Soccer, United States, House, Boxing, Muhammad Ali, Local News, MMA, UCSC, Cleveland Clinic, Parkinson


Tokyo Olympics could be canceled if coronavirus isn’t under control by May, IOC member says

TOKYO — A senior member of the International Olympic Committee said Tuesday that if it proves too dangerous to hold the Olympics in Tokyo this summer because of the coronavirus outbreak, organizers are more likely to cancel it altogether than to postpone or move it. Dick Pound, a former Canadian swimming champion who has been on the IOC since 1978, making him its longest-serving member, estimated there is a three-month window — perhaps a two-month one — to decide the fate of the Tokyo Olympics, ...
Tags: Health, South Korea, Europe, Japan, London, News, China, Sports, Sport, World news, Soccer, Olympics, Middle East, Arizona, United Nations, Brazil


Studio City marathoner outruns anguish of scleroderma

Greg Cohen in Encino, CA Wednesday, February 19, 2020. Cohen has Scleroderma, a rare, incurable and disfiguring auto-immune disease characterized by hardening of the skin which makes each step painful. (Photo by David Crane, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) Greg Cohen has a running tattoo on his leg. Cohen has Scleroderma, a rare, incurable and disfiguring auto-immune disease characterized by hardening of the skin which makes each step painful. (Photo by David Crane, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG...
Tags: Health, Florida, New York, News, La, Sports, San Francisco, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Healthcare, Philadelphia, Local News, Joe, Cohen, Tarzana


How To Keep Your Kids Safe During Contact Sports

Childhood sports offer children a whole range of benefits and teach skills that can be utilized now and throughout their lifetime: Improved fitnessCo-operative behaviorRespectTime managementImproved self-esteemStress reliefLearning from failurePlanningIndependence It doesn’t matter whether participation is in the pool, on the field, the court or the track – Participation in sport has been proven indicative of success later in life, with a disproportionate number of CEOs having partic...
Tags: Health, Fashion, Parenting, Fitness, Stanford, Football, Sports, Injury, Will Smith, Injuries, Health & Fitness, Bennet Omalu, Brian Moynihan, Walter Robb, USA Football, Stuff For Kids


NBA renames All-Star Game MVP award for Kobe Bryant

The NBA has renamed its All-Star Game MVP award in honor of Kobe Bryant. Commissioner Adam Silver announced the move on Saturday. Bryant and his 13-year-old daughter Gianna were among nine people killed when their helicopter crashed into the side of a mountain near Los Angeles on Jan. 26. Bryant became the youngest player to ever play in an All-Star Game when he made his debut in 1998 at age 19. He made the All-Star team 18 times during his stellar career with the Los Angeles Lakers, winning the...
Tags: Health, Sports, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Nba, Kobe Bryant, Silver, Los Angeles Lakers, Lakers, NBA All Star, Nuggets, Adam Silver, Bryant, All Star, David Stern


Tokyo Olympics CEO: “I’m seriously worried” over new coronavirus

By KOJI UEDA TOKYO — Tokyo Olympics organizers on Wednesday said they are increasingly concerned about the disruption the fast-spreading virus in China is causing ahead of the games, which open in just under six months. Chief Executive Officer Toshiro Muto sounded a grave note speaking at a meeting with officials of the International Paralympic Committee. “I am seriously worried that the spread of the infectious disease could throw cold water on the momentum toward the games,” Muto said, speakin...
Tags: Health, Japan, News, La, China, Uncategorized, Sports, Sport, World news, Taiwan, Soccer, Olympics, Switzerland, World Health Organization, Tokyo, Ioc


Sports and politics: How strong is group identity?

It is often suggested that identity politics is something that marginalized groups do. American journalist and Vox co-founder Ezra Klein argues that it's something we all do. "All politics all the time is influenced by identity."In social psychology, experiments in the minimum viable group paradigm methodology have shown that no matter how arbitrary the distinction, those who belong to one group tend to favor that group and discriminate against others.Group identity trumps all else when it comes...
Tags: Psychology, Politics, Identity, Lgbt, Sports, Society, Policy, United States, Innovation, Mind, Vox, Ezra Klein, Self


Four reasons not to run a marathon

Marathons gained popularity over the last decade. In 2018, 456,700 Americans completed a marathon, an 11 percent increase in participation from 2008. Training for and racing 26.2 miles has been shown to have adverse effects on the heart, such as plaque buildup in the arteries and inflammation.Running too much can lead to chronically increased cortisol levels, resulting in weight gain, fatigue, and lower immune function. None Over the past decade, marathons have become rather trendy in the fit...
Tags: Health, Dna, Sports, Yale, Innovation, Extreme Sports, Human body



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