Blackberries What is it Lately

On the trail, I spotted a small blackberry patch its pink petals waved me over, the blackberries are weeks away from ripeness. As I walked on I thought, "What is it with blackberries this year?" It is as if it is my symbolic message guide or something. Thinking that struck me funny as Covid 19 has changed me... Today a large black beetle was crossing the road I assumed it would be flattened before it could cross safely. Before Covid 19 I would have been too afraid to pick it up but not today...
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On the Visual Thesaurus: "Plantation"

Now that Aunt Jemima and the Washington Redskins have announced plans to change their troubled names, is it time to take another look at brands and institutions that incorporate the word plantation? Plantation brand blackstrap molasses, distributed by Allied Old English, Inc., of Port Reading, New Jersey That’s the subject of my new Visual Thesaurus column, which ranges from Rhode Island to Florida to Texas and from dog food to rum to window shutters. Full access is restricted to subscri...
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Report: Kelvin Beachum set to sign with Cardinals

Former New York Jets tackle Kelvin Beachum is set to sign a one-year deal with the Arizona Cardinals, according to John Gambodoro of Arizona Sports 98.7 FM. An eight-year NFL veteran, Beachum has spent the last three seasons with the Jets as the team's starting left tackle. He made 45 starts for the team during [more]
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Akinola hat-trick lifts Toronto over Montreal in MLS tourney

Miami (AFP) – Ayo Akinola’s hat-trick carried Toronto to a 4-3 victory over Montreal on Thursday that pushed Thierry Henry’s Impact to the brink of elimination in the MLS is Back tournament. The Impact are... Visit for the rest of the story.
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Pacers’ Malcolm Brogdon wears mask during practice

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:
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Lakers' cohesiveness could be paying dividends in NBA bubble

As the Lakers go into their second week in Orlando, Fla., their famously close-knit team chemistry might help them avoid the pitfalls present in so much proximity.
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Post reports misconduct allegations against DC NFL team

The Washington Post reported Thursday that 15 female former employees of the city's NFL franchise said they were sexually harassed during their time with the team. Meanwhile, three members of the front office are no longer with the organization, and owner Dan Snyder hired a District of Columbia law firm to review the club's culture, policies and allegations of workplace misconduct. Beth Wilkinson of Wilkinson Walsh LLP confirmed to The Associated Press that the firm had been retained...
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Rookie of the Year favorite Gavin Lux ‘ready to go’ after being late to Dodgers camp

LOS ANGELES — Gavin Lux has his own YouTube channel. But there are still some things he would like to keep private. One of several Dodgers who were unavailable to participate in the first handful of Summer Camp workouts, the Dodgers rookie would not answer questions about the reasons for that delay, saying it was “private information.” Of those late arrivals, only closer Kenley Jansen has acknowledged he tested positive for COVID-19. In Lux’s case, he returned to his home in Wisconsin after MLB ...
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Padres send pair of players to Royals for pitcher Tim Hill

On Thursday evening, the Padres acquired lefty reliever Tim Hill from the Royals in exchange for outfielder Franchy Cordero and pitcher Ronald Bolaños.
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GOAT of GOATs: Vote in the Final Four

Our series determining the greatest athlete of all time across all sports continues with Wayne Gretzky vs. Michael Phelps and Michael Jordan vs. Tiger Woods.
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GOAT of GOATs Final Four: Who is the Greatest Athlete Of All Time? Vote now

Who is the GOAT of GOATs? The greatest of the greatests? An answer to the question: Who is the greatest athlete of all time? It's time for you to vote in the Final Four.
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Patrick Mahomes expresses dismay at status of NFL-NFLPA talks

What a difference six days makes. Last Friday, Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes expressed optimism regarding the ability of the NFL and the NFL Players Association to resolve any and all differences standing in the way of a 2020 season. Now? Not. "Stuff is crazy man," Mahomes tweeted on Thursday evening. "All this time we had [more]
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Training plan

Hi, l want to ask how to make training plan and how to make it very useful and how to help me improve my game without coach.  I have 16 years and equal levels of table tennis. I think it is fairly good. My problem is that I live in a small governorate and there is no club that provides me with exercise and travel tournaments. I train in a place outside and participate in tournaments in my name as a free player and I do not find an opportunity I play with many players of my age and this problem d...
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LAPhil scrubs fall season due to coronavirus, announces alternative programs

After scrubbing its summer season at the Hollywood Bowl for the first time in almost a century, there was a ray of hope the Los Angeles Philharmonic might be able to resume performing in the fall at the Walt Disney Concert Hall downtown. Those hopes disappeared Thursday, July 16, with coronavirus numbers spiking. The LAPhil officially announced the cancellation of its fall 2020 season. But the organization is planning to keep the music playing online, unveiling an array of digital and broadcast ...
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Man City resume hostilities with Arsenal, Man Utd eye Chelsea clean sweep in FA Cup semis

London (AFP) – The cavernous setting of an empty Wembley stadium will play host to two FA Cup semi-finals this weekend as holders Manchester City face Arsenal in a week when old animosities between the... Visit for the rest of the story.
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Car parade celebrates cancer recovery for Torrance siblings

Kalea and Noah Avery sat under a canopy in front of their Torrance home Thursday morning, July 16 — but they didn’t stay seated for long. They watched excitedly as about 60 cars drove by in love and support of the two children’s resilience, most of them wearing superhero masks and costumes, highlighting one of the Avery kids’ favorite things and also their fighting spirits. The car parade, organized by their aunt and Jackie Nguyen, a nurse practitioner at Kaiser Permanente, was mean to celebrate...
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Women in Washington were failed at every step

No one in or around the NFL franchise listened to the 15 women who spoke out about sexual abuse within the organization, and that's the biggest tragedy.
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Mountain Bikers Examine Their Relationship with Crashing | @NewYorker Documentary

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Giants scrimmage notes: Young left-hander impresses out of bullpen

The Giants had some positive developments Thursday, but also might have lost another key veteran.
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A canceled CAA season could be FCS tipping point

According to a report by Bruce Feldman of The Athletic on Thursday, CAA Football will knock over the next domino in college football by announcing it will not have a conference schedule this fall due to concerns over the global COVID-19 pandemic. The latter scenario would be different from prior announcements made by the Ivy and Patriot leagues and the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference, where none of their members will have a fall sports season. The FCS - the lower half of Division I - has 13 co...
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LA County reports 4,592 new coronavirus cases – another record

As the coronavirus continues its spread throughout the Southern California, Los Angeles County’s top health officer warned today that workplaces are a major source of transmission, and employers have a duty to adhere to health restrictions to protect employees. Public health officials on Thursday, July 16, reported 4,592 more cases of the novel coronavirus in L.A. County, the highest single-day case count since the pandemic began. The highest daily case count previously occurred July 14 when 4,1...
Tags: Health, News, California, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Davis, Long Beach, Pasadena, Gavin Newsom, Downey, Ferrer, South Los Angeles, East Los Angeles, LA County, Newsom

Coronavirus hits home for Long Beach State basketball coach Dan Monson

Long Beach State men’s basketball coach Dan Monson on Thursday afternoon confirmed his 18-year-old daughter Mollie has been infected with the coronavirus. Monson said he can’t be certain, but that it’s possible she caught the virus while attending a Fourth of July gathering at a friend’s house. Along with her diagnosis, which was confirmed Wednesday, she contracted pneumonia and ran a fever as high as 104.7 degrees. “Fortunately, today she’s doing OK,” a relieved Monson said via telephone. “But ...
Tags: Sports, Sport, Soccer, College sports, Gonzaga, Monson, Mollie, Darci, Long Beach State, Dan Monson, Top Stories LBPT, College-basketball, Bob Keisser

Why an All-American pole vaulter wants to be exposed to coronavirus

While working on a research project on Irish folklore at the University of Pennsylvania last fall, Sean Clarke, an Ivy League champion and All-American pole vaulter, found words to live by in Gaelic phrase. Saol gan eagla Life without fear For Clarke the words rang out loud and true like church bells echoing through Dublin on a Sunday morning. “I loved it right away,” Clarke recalled. Three words that sum up how Clarke has spent his first 22 years. If you were a bully targeting your next victim ...
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Finau leads Memorial at 65 as Woods has quiet return to golf

Tiger Woods was back on the PGA Tour for the first time in five months Thursday and saw Muirfield Village like never before. Woods opened with a 10-foot birdie and there was silence. ''Got off to almost an ideal start and got a feel for the round early,'' Woods said.
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Snyder can't be trusted to fix Washington

The Washington Post's bombshell story about the team's rampant sexual harassment culture is the latest embarrassment for owner Dan Snyder. It's time for the NFL to step in.
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Washington NFL Team Faces Sexual Harassment Claims from 15 Women, Hire Law Firm

The organization hired a Washington-based law firm after 15 women said that they were sexually harassed while employed by the team.
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15 Female Employees Allege Repeated Sex Harassment By D.C. NFL Team Staff: Report

“It was the most miserable experience of my life,” a marketing coordinator for the D.C. football team told reporters.
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