Angels adapt to the limits of scouting in 2020

ANAHEIM – Like fans, opposing scouts have been banished from major league ballparks in 2020. Unlike fans, the scouts can’t see cardboard cutouts of their faces looming behind home plate. There are other, more practical implications to the empty-stadium policy caused by the novel coronavirus. The Angels are playing the Giants this week for the first time in 2020. Without advance scouts – those scouts who take notes on an opposing team in advance of an upcoming series – both teams are at the mercy...
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Biden’s convention: Left and Not-So-Left unite against Trump

By STEVE PEOPLES NEW YORK (AP) — Joe Biden introduced the breadth of his political coalition to a nation in crisis Monday night at the Democratic National Convention, giving voice to victims of the coronavirus pandemic, the related economic downturn and police violence and featuring both progressive Democrats and Republicans united against President Donald Trump’s reelection. In taped excerpts released before the convention opening, former first lady Michelle Obama, wife of the nation’s first Bl...
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5 takeaways from first night of the Democratic convention

By BILL BARROW and NICHOLAS RICCARDI In another profound way that the coronavirus pandemic has upended American life, the Democratic National Convention started Monday with no convening. Instead, Democrats opted for the first virtual convention as the party begins the formal process of nominating Joe Biden as its candidate for president. Here are five takeaways from the first night. TRUMP’S DIVISIVENESS HAS UNITED DEMOCRATS From former Republican Ohio Gov. John Kasich to self-proclaimed democr...
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Pad-on-pad football allows Vikings to clear big hurdle

The NFL can't relax its diligence in trying to manage this safely. But one practice in full pads under a warm August sun felt familiar and reassuring.
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Rajon Rondo rejoins Lakers out of quarantine, doubtful for Game 1 against Blazers

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — A text popped into the Lakers’ team thread Sunday night. Rajon Rondo sent his teammates a picture: his practice uniform, laid out on top of his bed. The 34-year-old was ready to be released. Alex Caruso likened it to a child preparing for the first day of school. “He’s not a guy that likes to sit around,” Caruso said. “He’s constantly either working out or playing basketball. For him to be back, thrown in the mix with the teammates and everybody, we’ve been missing him t...
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‘Greedy’ Bayern wary of Man City-slayers Lyon

Lisbon (AFP) – Corentin Tolisso says treble-chasing Bayern Munich should be wary of his former club Lyon in Wednesday’s Champions League semi-final as the “greedy” Bavarians look to build on their demolition of Barcelona. “From... Visit for the rest of the story.
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Kansas City Chiefs will host their NFL season opener with fans in the stands

The Chiefs will take on the Houston Texans at 22% stadium capacity.
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Coronavirus: Here’s how the political conventions will be impacted and U.S. political party history

PARTY TIME The global pandemic is making the political conventions unconventional. Both political parties are going to hold virtual parties with the Democrats starting Aug. 17 in Milwaukee. The Republicans begin Aug. 21 in Charlotte. According to The Associated Press, there already have been three people working at the Democratic National Convention who tested positive for the coronavirus. Everyone attending the convention will have to wear a face mask, consent to daily testing for COVID-19, fil...
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LAX police union calls for civil rights probe into department’s deputy director

The Los Angeles Airport Peace Officers Association and attorneys representing 13 officers jointly called for an independent investigation into alleged civil rights violations by the airport’s deputy executive director of law enforcement and homeland security Monday afternoon. At a press conference organized by LAAPOA, union President Marshall McClain said the department’s officers, particularly those of color, have “endured five years of discrimination, retaliation and toxic leadership” from Dep...
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Some Southern California barbers, salon owners defy state health orders and open indoors

Hair salons and barbershops throughout Southern California — including in Gardena, Claremont and south Orange County — joined potentially hundreds of others throughout the state in defying coronavirus health orders on Monday, Aug. 17, by welcoming customers inside. Salon owners across faced stiff fines or other consequences on Monday when they decided to open their doors to customers, despite bans on doing so in counties on the state’s COVID-19 watch list, which health officials have said are me...
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Homemade Houssem Aouar gives Lyon reason to believe in another Champions League shock

Lisbon (AFP) – In Houssem Aouar, Lyon have a player who is both a symbol of their success at bringing through gifted young talent and a reason why the French side can hope to pull... Visit for the rest of the story.
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Alexander: Lakers-Blazers is not your typical No. 1 vs. No. 8 series

If there were ever a bad year to be a No. 1 seed in the NBA playoffs, this is it. All those perks the Lakers worked so hard for over nearly five months? They effectively disappeared the moment Rudy Gobert’s positive test for the coronavirus shut down the NBA on March 11, and they definitely vanished when everybody checked into the Orlando bubble in July. So when these Lakers play the franchise’s first playoff game in seven seasons Tuesday night, they’re facing jeopardy they absolutely did not ea...
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Video: Time-lapse footage shows mammoth scope of Lake fire above Angeles National Forest

This time-lapse video of the Lake fire portrayed the mammoth, swiftly growing plume of smoke from the blaze as it churned through the Angeles National Forest on Monday, Aug. 17. The fire has burned more than 18,000 acres and destroyed 12 structures since it began Wednesday. It is now 30% contained. It has destroyed dozens of structures and threatened at least 4,000 more near Lake Hughes, Los Angeles County Fire Department officials said. Containment of the fire grew to 31% overnight, fire off...
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Brother vs. brother: Seagers face off for first time as Dodgers face Mariners

LOS ANGELES — Brothers, right? Sitting stage left in the interview room at Dodger Stadium on Monday afternoon, Seattle Mariners third baseman Kyle Seager leaned forward and said the secret word into the microphone. “Avocado,” he said. A moment later, younger brother and Dodgers shortstop Corey Seager answered the first question via Zoom from the media. “A, avocado,” he said confidently. A dispute ensued over who had actually won the $20 apparently offered by middle brother, Justin, to the brothe...
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Clippers welcome back Montrezl Harrell

“MA this RUN for YOU” With his grandmother in his thoughts, Montrezl Harrell rejoined his Clippers teammates Monday morning, just hours ahead of tip-off in the Western Conference first-round playoff series against the Dallas Mavericks. A month passed since he left the bubble July 17, and, for that matter, 160 days elapsed since Harrell played in an NBA game. No matter; the Clippers welcomed back the hard-playing reserve center who’d been away mourning the death of his grandmother. “It was great ...
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Man, 83, dies in Tujunga crash; motorist arrested

An 83-year-old man seated in a parked vehicle in Tujunga was fatally injured early Monday, Aug. 17, when it was rammed by another car whose driver was arrested after running from the scene and then returning, police said. The crash was reported at 1:45 a.m. in the 7100 block of Foothill Boulevard. Davit Davtyan, 21, of Los Angeles was booked on suspicion of gross vehicular manslaughter, said Officer William Cooper, a spokesman for the Los Angeles Police Department. Benito So Jr. died at the scen...
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Heat wave brings threat of rolling blackouts

The heat wave baking Southern California is expected to last late into the week and could force as many as 3.3 million homes statewide to lose power during rolling blackouts Monday, state officials warned. The heat wave engulfing the West Coast created an energy shortage, according to the operator of the power grid. The California Independent System Operator says it will likely order utility companies to turn off power starting around 4 p.m. as demand for electricity to cool homes soars during t...
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Determining Chris Harris Jr.’s cornerback role with Chargers a tricky situation

COSTA MESA — Pinpointing newcomer Chris Harris Jr.’s cornerback position with the Chargers continues to be a tricky situation. Harris spent the bulk of Monday’s training-camp practice playing alongside Casey Hayward and Michael Davis for team drills. Hayward and Davis were the Chargers’ starting outside cornerbacks last season. In this guessing game, that might mean Harris is the starting slot cornerback, a role that belonged to Desmond King the past few seasons. But Harris said he expects to st...
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Loon ERGO Serrated Scissor Review

The pandemic has accelerated my conversion from trout fisherman to bass fisherman  due to  the unknowns associated with food, lodging and travel. I’ve shelved all the gossamer and petite gear needed for trout fishing in favor of  Styrofoam, hair,  rubber legs, and hooks capable of severing your Carotid artery with an errant cast. Tying flies for bass is the “Widow Maker” for most marriages, as the production of a dozen 2/0 poppers involves half a deer hide, acres of marabou and brightly dyed G...
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In the ‘toughest’ title chase, LeBron James, Lakers need Anthony Davis to play great

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. >> As much as anyone in NBA history, LeBron James has been here before. No one has played more minutes (10,049) or scored more points (6,911) in the NBA playoffs. James has been to eight of the last nine Finals, and of the blip last year when he and the Lakers missed the playoffs completely, James pushed back against a reporter on Monday afternoon and said his absence was, “not that long.” That has made it all the more disarming how vulnerable James has admitted he is thro...
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Clippers vs. Mavericks updates: Scores, statistics and analysis

The Clippers’ quest to bring a championship back to Los Angeles begins tonight with Game 1 against the Dallas Mavericks in Florida. Kawhi Leonard and Paul George are the featured players for the second-seeded Clippers while the seventh-seeded Mavericks features a pair of European stars, Luka Doncic and Kristaps Porzingis, making their playoff debut. Tim Hardaway Jr. is the only member of the Mavs’ starting lineup with playoff experience. Clippers coach Doc Rivers adds Montrezl Harrell, after tim...
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A Native American religious and prehistoric roc...

A Native American religious and prehistoric rock art site on the Santa Susana Field Lab property in the Simi hills is on the way to becoming protected as a historical landmark despite objections by opposition watchdogs who say it sits on a toxic wasteland and needs to be cleaned up first. The State Historical Resources Commission voted unanimously to accept a nomination from the property owners – NASA, the federal government and Boeing, an American multinational corporation that designs, manufac...
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Sunday 16 August: Fife to Speyside

Sunday morning had us up bright and early, with a quick stop at the local Costa for my required caffeine fix. Tea drinker Jeff fits right in with the tea loving Scots- tea in the morning, coffee after lunch for them. Scotland is a land that relishes eccentricity, it seems to me, and pays enduring respect to it’s colorful history. St. Andrews is a town in Fife, properly called the Kingdom of Fife. It’s not like every county or district… Continue Reading →
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St. Louis Blues: What to Watch for in Game 4

The St. Louis Blues finally broke through and won their first game in the Edmonton bubble. It took them an exhibition game, three round-robin games and three playoff games for them to get a win. Look for the Blues to try and keep their momentum going into Game 4 with puck possession and physicality. Here are three things to watch from the club in tonight’s pivotal Game 4. 1. Special Teams This series has been marked by the Blues’ inability to score on the power play and kill penalti...
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Cars return to Kenton’s main street as PBOT revises Denver Avenue Plaza permit

Apparently the lack of direct access for car users was too much to handle. (Photo: Jonathan Maus/BikePortland) It’s been rough road for one of Portland’s carfree business plazas. The new configuration while negotiations about a compromise continue. The Denver Avenue Plaza on two blocks of the Kenton neighborhood’s commercial district opened on August 5th. We celebrated the plaza as yet another success for the Portland Bureau of Transportation’s Healthy Business permit program that gives...
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Chargers’ training-camp headliner Justin Herbert impresses without fans

COSTA MESA — The Chargers have given their fans a stacked lineup of talented players to scout during public training-camp practices in recent summers. They sat in the bleachers hoping team drills would take place on the field closest to them. If not, that was likely OK because they got a close glimpse of Pro Bowl defensive players like Derwin James, Joey Bosa, Casey Hayward and Melvin Ingram while the offensive players did individual drills on the opposite field. But the Chargers were always mis...
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Ready for a power outage? 5 things you probably forgot to do

You got the flashlight and the battery-powered radio. You remembered to charge your mobile phone. But you’re not fully prepared for a blackout unless you: Have a list (on paper) of important phone numbers that you don’t have memorized, in case your phone dies. Put water-filled plastic containers in your freezer so you’ll have ice blocks to prevent spoilage. Make sure you can manually (without power) open your garage door or gate. If you can’t, park your car outside. Have cash in small denominat...
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Intro To Utah Bikepacking

What do you get when you combine the flowy singletrack thrills of mountain biking with the borderline masochistic, type 2 fun of backpacking? Bikepacking, of course! Bikepacking is the trendy portmanteau taking over the outdoor world, and it’s conveniently a great way to explore Utah’s incredible landscapes. If blending those two activities sounds like an intimidating logistical hurdle, fear not, for we’re here with this introduction to Utah bikepacking. We have some tips about gear, bike setup...
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Sun Valley church defies court order, holding indoor services without masks or physical distancing

Pastor John MacArthur held an indoor worship service in Grace Community Church’s sanctuary on Sunday, Aug. 16, in defiance of a court order, further intensifying its nationally watched battle over coronavirus restrictions. Last week, the church and Los Angeles County filed dueling lawsuits. The church wanted to maintain its right to gather as a congregation, indoors. The county sought a restraining order against the church to stop it from congregating indoors. On Friday, Aug. 14, a trial court j...
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USC researchers say gene test can help predict ovarian cancer survival

Researchers at USC may have found a way better pinpoint survival estimates for women with aggressive ovarian cancer, helping to tailor treatments and identify which patients might benefit from clinical trials, according to findings released Monday, Aug. 17. A new study by USC scientists and their international colleagues analyzes how a tumor gene test could help identify patients with the best chances of survival, according to findings published in the journal Annals of Oncology. “We envisioned ...
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