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Former Astros GM Jeff Luhnow on sign-stealing punishment: MLB's goal was to 'calm the panic'

In first sit-down interview since being fired, former Astros GM Jeff Luhnow says he was unfairly targeted as other MLB teams wanted "big punishments."         [Author: USA TODAY]
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Kyle Larson reinstated to compete in NASCAR in 2021

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Kyle Larson can return to NASCAR competition next season following a long suspension for using a racial slur while playing a video game. He was suspended in April after he used the n-word while playing an online racing game in which viewers could follow along. He was dropped by his sponsors and fired by Chip Ganassi Racing. Larson, who is half-Japanese, spent the last six months immersed in diversity programs that were designed to help him gain an understanding of racial injust...
Tags: Minneapolis, Sports, Sport, Soccer, Philadelphia, Chevy, Chevrolet, Nascar, Delaware, Motorsports, Charlotte, USA Track Field, Larson, Hendrick Motorsports, East St Louis, Kyle Larson


Dodgers-Rays World Series is a matchup of baseball’s best

ARLINGTON, Texas — This time, the Dodgers aren’t going to the World Series. The World Series is coming to them. The 2020 season provided several unique challenges for MLB teams – coronavirus outbreaks, health and safety protocols that changed the sport’s daily way of life, empty stadiums, quarantine bubbles for those who made the postseason where they played at neutral sites and shared their hotel with the opposition. The sport has come through all of that and wound up with an old-fashioned Worl...
Tags: Texas, Sports, Sport, Soccer, Gm, Mlb, Rays, Los Angeles Dodgers, New York Yankees, Chicago Cubs, Tampa Bay Rays, World Series, ARLINGTON Texas, DAVE ROBERTS, Joe Morgan, National League


30 Day Ski Prep Workout

Looking to get ready for the ski season? Here are 30 bodyweight workouts that you can do to prep for opening day on November 20! There are a variety of movements, time domains, and rep schemes to challenge yourself and make the most of the shoulder season. The links will provide you with a movement demo video or some helpful tips to perform them. You can do all 30, cherry pick, or choose a few each week to toss into your regular workout routine. I generally suggest 3 days on, 1 day off, 2 days o...
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Rams try to get back up after being ‘punched in the mouth’

Why did the Rams lose so badly to the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday night? How much time have you got? The list of reasons is long: Slow starts by the offense and defense. A non-existent pass rush. Too many missed tackles. Too many dropped passes. Ill-timed offensive line penalties. Not to overlook smart play-calling by the 49ers. That’s too much bad football to shrug off, but the litany of problems does contain a reason for hope as the Rams (4-2) move on to a game against the Chicago Bears (5-1...
Tags: Texas, Sports, NFL, San Francisco, Sport, Soccer, Chicago Bears, Santa Clara, SoFi, Henderson, Tampa Bay, Jared Goff, Los Angeles Rams, Rams, Reynolds, John Johnson


Ajax — What remains of the team that took Champions League by storm?

Amsterdam (AFP) – Ajax host Liverpool in the Champions League on Wednesday, 18 months after being denied the chance to play the Anfield club in the final by a stunning Tottenham Hotspur comeback in the... Visit http://www.majorleaguesoccertalk.com for the rest of the story.
Tags: Sport, Ajax, Soccer, Tottenham Hotspur, Liverpool, Amsterdam, Anfield, Afp, AFP Ajax


Coronavirus: How it compares to the flu and where to get flu vaccines

As the U.S. continues to battle the coronavirus, a new flu season is about to start. The flu and the coronavirus have a lot in common, especially considering that people older than 65 are most at risk of getting a severe respiratory infection. According to the CDC COVID-19 dashboard, the case-fatality ratio of COVID-19 in the U.S. is estimated to be 3.1%. The case fatality rate for influenza will obviously change from year to year. But news reports and the World Health Organization often estimat...
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Clayton Kershaw to start Game 1 for Dodgers in World Series

Clayton Kershaw will start Game 1 of the World Series for the Dodgers. Walker Buehler will start Game 3. Outside of that? “It’ll be kind of hard to figure out,” Manager Dave Roberts said. In other words, the Dodgers’ pitching plans are largely in keeping with the formula that got them through a seven-game National League Championship Series against the Atlanta Braves. Kershaw will take the ball on four days’ rest Tuesday against Tampa Bay Rays right-hander Tyler Glasnow. In his only NLCS start, ...
Tags: Sports, Sport, Soccer, Chris Martin, San Diego, Mlb, Rays, Major League Baseball, Los Angeles Dodgers, Tampa Bay Rays, World Series, Phillies, Tampa Bay, DAVE ROBERTS, Roberts, Joe Morgan


NASCAR reinstates driver Kyle Larson after he was suspended for saying a racial slur

Six months after NASCAR suspended driver Kyle Larson for using a racial slur, organization officials are welcoming him back.
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Thomas Mueller’s Bayern form fuels calls for Germany recall

Berlin (AFP) – Thomas Mueller can further fuel appeals for him to be recalled by Germany when Bayern Munich launch their Champions League defence at home to Atletico Madrid on Wednesday behind closed doors. Having... Visit http://www.majorleaguesoccertalk.com for the rest of the story.
Tags: Germany, Berlin, Sport, Soccer, Bayern Munich, Atletico Madrid, Afp, Bayern, Thomas Mueller


Clock ticking on Guardiola’s dreams as City chase elusive crown

London (AFP) – Pep Guardiola starts his latest bid to lead Manchester City to Champions League glory with the shadows of past failures casting doubt on his ability to secure that elusive title. City host... Visit http://www.majorleaguesoccertalk.com for the rest of the story.
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Candidates To Replace Mike Emrick

fromAndrew Marchand of the New York Post, While Kenny Albert is a strong candidate to replace Mike (Doc) Emrick on NBC’s coverage of the Stanley Cup Finals, a name that cannot be ruled out is Mike Tirico. Albert, 52, could very well be the next man up, as he is NBC’s No. 2 NHL play-by-play man, having done conference finals and the Olympics for years. But Tirico, the face of NBC Sports, figures to be in the discussion when its network executives decide what to do next. Tirico is a...
Tags: New York Post, Nbc, Sport, NHL, Notre Dame, Nbc Sports, Al Michaels, Marchand, John Forslund, Mike Doc Emrick, Emrick, Kenny Albert, Brendan Burke, Mike Emrick, Tirico, Mike Tirico Albert


STRAIGHT OUTTA QUARANTINE AND INTO THE BIKE PARK FOR CLOSING DAY!

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Sights and Sounds: Birmingham football returns to field for first time since March

Support our high school sports coverage by becoming a digital subscriber. Subscribe now. LAKE BALBOA — As each Birmingham Charter football player jogged onto the field Monday afternoon, coach Jim Rose was marking them off one by one, but not before requesting their last name – sometimes twice to be sure. “I can’t recognize them with their (face) masks on,” Rose said out loud. “I’m not used to this.” More than 30 varsity football players reported to Birmingham’s first conditioning practice sinc...
Tags: Sports, Sport, Soccer, Nba, Lausd, Birmingham, High School Sports, Rose, San Fernando Valley, El Camino Real, Beutner, Jim Rose, High School Football, City Section, Birmingham Charter, Jordan Patterson


Whittier to pay $28 million to family of San Pedro grandmother killed by falling tree

Family members of a 61-year-old San Pedro grandmother who was killed by a falling 80-foot tree at her daughter’s 2016 wedding party in Whittier have reached a tentative $28 million settlement with the city, according to court papers filed by the plaintiffs’ attorneys. The lawsuit stemming from Margarita Mojarro’s death was filed in Los Angeles Superior Court in April 2017, alleging wrongful death and that a dangerous condition of public property existed. The case was later transferred to Norwalk...
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Fans buying up the Blue at Dodger Stadium as World Series awaits

The cars started lining up along Vin Scully Avenue early Monday morning, long before they could enter. The Dodgers eliminated the Atlanta Braves in Game 7 of the National League Championship Series on Sunday night and advanced to the World Series — so fans rolled to Dodger Stadium’s Top of the Park Store for some Blue Crew gear to show their support. Shoppers waited in line outside the store, with only a few people allowed to enter at a time, to ensure social distancing. Fans wait in line to...
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LAUSD Superintendent Beutner questions L.A. County’s coronavirus priorities

Los Angeles Unified School District Superintendent Austin Beutner called into question Monday, Oct. 19, the priorities of the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health and the Board of Supervisors in choosing to allow certain business sectors to reopen before the vast majority of schools. As schools largely remain closed, the department allowed a series of openings in recent weeks including at outdoor casino cardrooms, breweries and parks as well as indoor malls and nail salons in accordanc...
Tags: Health, Business, News, Education, California, Government, Disney, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Long Beach, Community, Lausd, Disneyland, Pasadena, Ucla


Elections 2020: In L.A. County, what happens to your ballot once you drop it off at a box?

With all the talk lately about dropping off early ballots for the Nov. 3 General Election, there’s also the question of what happens to a ballot once it is dropped off at an official drop-off box or a U.S. Post Office box. The question has taken center stage as President Donald Trump continuously casts doubt on the integrity of the process. With unauthorized ballot boxes popping up in Los Angeles County, coupled with massive numbers of people voting early this year, it’s a reasonable question to...
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Long Beach police recover 2 stolen lizards in the Valley worth combined $75,000, authorities say

Two lizards valued at a combined $75,000, stolen from a Long Beach store in November, have been returned to their owners, police said on Monday, Oct 19. The two Australian monitor lizards were taken from the store in the 900 block of Pacific Coast Highway in the afternoon on Nov. 29, Long Beach police spokesman Brandon Fahey said. The victim had told police that two men and a woman took the reptiles and fled before officers arrived, he said. The suspects did not take anything else. Two Austr...
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Kyle Larson Reinstated To Compete In NASCAR In 2021 After Using Racial Slur

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (CBS13/AP) — Kyle Larson can return to NASCAR competition next season following a long suspension for using a racial slur while playing a video game. The Elk Grove native was suspended in April for after he used the n-word while playing an online racing game in which viewers could follow along. He was dropped by his sponsors and fired by Chip Ganassi Racing. Larson, who is half-Japanese, spent the last six months immersed in diversity programs that helped him gain an understandin...
Tags: News, Minneapolis, Sports, Philadelphia, Chevy, Chevrolet, Nascar, Delaware, Charlotte, USA Track Field, Larson, Hendrick Motorsports, East St Louis, Kyle Larson, Hendrick, Jackie Joyner Kersee


49ers Return To Old Formula To End Skid, Beat Rams

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP/CBS13) – The formula the San Francisco 49ers used to get back on the winning track against the Los Angeles Rams was a familiar one. A solid running game, strong pass defense and a passing game that relied on quick passes and big plays after the catch. Together, it resulted in a 24-16 victory Sunday night against the Rams that ended a two-game skid for San Francisco and was reminiscent of the style that took them to the Super Bowl last season. “We’re definitely moving in t...
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Ruta Chingaza: Bikepacking for Conservation

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Pac-12 establishes football cancellation, tiebreaker procedures

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Pac-12 has established cancellation and tiebreaker policies for its virus-truncated football season. The conference announced Monday, Oct. 19 that a minimum threshold of at least 53 scholarship players — with various position minimums — must be available for any team to participate in a game. If a school does not elect to play the game shorthanded, the game will be rescheduled or declared a no contest. The Pac-12’s seven-game, conference-only season is scheduled to begin...
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Bubble Watch: California house prices hit record high 4 months in a row

“Bubble Watch” digs into trends that may indicate economic and/or housing market troubles ahead. Buzz: California house prices hit their fourth consecutive record high after a 17.6% year-over-year gain. Source: California Association of Realtors The Trend The median sales price for an existing single-family house in California was $712,430 in September vs. $605,680 a year earlier, creating the largest percentage-point jump since 2014. A buying frenzy fueled the price gains, with houses selling...
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Barcelona: Lionel Messi 'could be playing better', says Ronald Koeman

Barcelona boss Ronald Koeman says star player Lionel Messi's performances "could be better" as they start their Champions League campaign.
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Garth Crooks' team of the week: Henderson, Calvert-Lewin, Maguire, Sterling

Who is in the form of his life? Who should be considered for the England captaincy? Read Garth Crooks' team of the week.
Tags: England, Football, Garth Crooks, Henderson Calvert Lewin Maguire Sterling


Leeds 0-1 Wolves: Win a 'massive result', says defender Conor Coady

Wolves' win at Leeds United, which moves them into sixth in the Premier League, was a "massive result" according to defender Conor Coady.
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Whicker: Mookie Betts tunes up the Dodgers’ machine like Joe Morgan once did for Reds

Mookie Betts rubbed his glove into Atlanta’s face three times. Since there was always a baseball inside, it hurt. He levitated twice in right field and made home runs disappear, and he charged and leaned and somehow didn’t fall while he snagged a sinking liner, and thus conned Marcell Ozuna into leaving third base early. No one can tell how many runs the Braves might have scored if Betts hadn’t turned right field into his own National League Championship Series control center. But Betts certainl...
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Talking Lines Today

from Ted Kulfan of the Detroit News, So where, and with whom, will the new guys play? Left wing – center – right wing Tyler Bertuzzi – Dylan Larkin – Anthony Mantha This line isn’t expected to be broken apart at this point, and why should it?... Vladislav Namestnikov – Robby Fabbri – Filip Zadina A caveat here is the possibility of simply flipping Fabbri and Namestnikov.... LLeft defense – right defense Danny DeKeyser – Filip Hronek This is assuming DeKeyse...
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Transfer rumours: Son, Ings, Sarri, Jones, Zabaleta, Dybala, Haaland

Spurs want Son to sign a new deal, Ings close to new Saints contract, Jones set for United exit, plus more.
Tags: Football, Saints, United, Jones, Ings, Ings Sarri Jones Zabaleta Dybala Haaland



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