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'It feels like 162 right now': Why MLB's 60-game season has been a mental grind

Major League Baseball's condensed 2020 season has been no less taxing than a normal 162-game schedule.         [Author: USA TODAY]
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2 Giants-Seattle Games Off Due To Smoky Skies, Moved To SF

SEATTLE (AP) — The two-game series between the San Francisco Giants and Mariners in Seattle that was scheduled to start Tuesday night was postponed because of poor air quality caused by the West Coast wildfires. The teams will now play Wednesday and Thursday at Oracle Park in San Francisco, with game times to be determined. The announcement came as forecasters called for smoke to reach very unhealthy levels in Western Washington through at least Thursday. Both teams had a scheduled day off Thurs...
Tags: California, Sports, San Francisco, Ap, Mlb, Oakland Athletics, San Francisco Giants, Baseball, West Coast, Oakland, Seattle, Giants, Air Quality, Major League Baseball, Houston Astros, Mariners

Hedge-fund billionaire Steve Cohen set to purchase the New York Mets

FILE PHOTO: Hedge fund manager Steven A. Cohen, founder and chairman of SAC Capital Advisors, responds to a question during a one-on-one interview session at the SkyBridge Alternatives (SALT) Conference in Las Vegas, Nevada May 11, 2011. Steve Marcus/Reuters Billionaire hedge fund investor Steve Cohen has reached an agreement to purchase the New York Mets, the team announced Monday. The transaction is still pending approval from at least 23 out of 29 other major league baseball owners. Fir...
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Dodgers visit Padres in pivotal National League West matchup

Los Angeles Dodgers’ A.J. Pollock, right, gets congratulations from manager Dave Roberts after Pollock hit a solo home run during the first inning of a baseball game against the Houston Astros in Los Angeles, Sunday, Sept. 13, 2020. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo) Los Angeles Dodgers’ A.J. Pollock, left, gets congratulations from third base coach Dino Ebel after Pollock hit a solo home run during the first inning of a baseball game against the Houston Astros in Los Angeles, Sunday, Sept. 13, 2020. (...
Tags: Sports, Los Angeles, Recommended, Sport, Soccer, San Diego, Mlb, San Francisco Giants, Giants, Major League Baseball, Los Angeles Dodgers, Houston Astros, San Diego Padres, Southern California, Joe Kelly, DAVE ROBERTS

Profar, Padres Beat Giants 3-1 For Doubleheader Sweep

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Jurickson Profar hit a go-ahead RBI single in the fifth inning and the San Diego Padres won their seventh straight game, 3-1 against the San Francisco Giants on Sunday to sweep a doubleheader forced because of a false positive COVID-19 test. In the first game, Mike Clevinger threw a two-hitter for his second career shutout and the Padres won 6-0. Greg Garcia and Wil Myers each had a two-out, two-run single off Johnny Cueto (2-1). The Padres have won 11 of 13 games. They entered ...
Tags: Sports, Sacramento, San Francisco, Ap, San Diego, Mlb, San Francisco Giants, Baseball, Cleveland, Giants, Major League Baseball, Los Angeles Dodgers, San Diego Padres, Garcia, Myers, Padres

Clevinger, Padres Beat Giants 6-0 For 6th Straight Win

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Mike Clevinger threw a two-hitter for his second career shutout and the San Diego Padres beat the San Francisco Giants 6-0 Sunday in the first game of a doubleheader forced because of a false positive COVID-19 test. Greg Garcia and Wil Myers each had a two-run single off Johnny Cueto (2-1) for the Padres, who won their sixth straight game and for the 10th time in 12 games. San Diego entered the day three games behind the Los Angeles Dodgers in the NL West. With the playoffs expa...
Tags: Sports, Sacramento, San Francisco, Ap, San Diego, Mlb, San Francisco Giants, Baseball, Cleveland, Giants, Major League Baseball, Los Angeles Dodgers, San Diego Padres, Garcia, Myers, Padres

Fired clubhouse worker files suit against Angels

Brian Harkins, the longtime Angels employee who was fired in March because he provided a substance to pitchers to doctor baseballs, has filed a complaint against the Angels and Major League Baseball, according to documents reviewed by the Southern California News Group. The complaint was filed on Aug. 28 in Orange County Superior Court, was first reported by ESPN. The complaint claims that Harkins was made to be a scapegoat by the Angels and MLB. The complain alleges defamation and false light a...
Tags: Angels, Sports, Sport, Soccer, Mlb, Espn, Major League Baseball, Detroit Tigers, Los Angeles Angels, Rockies, Harkins, Orange County Superior Court, Dylan Bundy, Mike Trout, Mota, Bubba

SoFi Stadium poised for NFL debut, with no fans and a few challenges

On any given Sunday, the Inglewood streets might be jammed with cars. The parking lots might be crowded. The lines at the concession stands might be long and winding. The seats and luxury suites might be filled to capacity with excited football fans hours before the opening kickoff. On any given Sunday but this one, of course. SoFi Stadium, the new $5 billion home of the Rams and Chargers, opens its doors Sunday evening. Sort of. Fans are not invited. The Rams and Dallas Cowboys will play a nati...
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Taylor Ward returns to Angels with a more consistent swing

Taylor Ward returned from Long Beach with a new approach at the plate. Ward took a .147 average with him when the Angels shipped him back to the alternate training site in the middle of August, but since returning Sept. 3, he had eight hits in his first 15 at-bats, including seven in three games prior to Friday. It earned Ward a start Friday over Jo Adell. “He’s not just trying to lift the ball the whole time,” Manager Joe Maddon said before Friday’s game against the Rockies in Denver. “I think ...
Tags: Angels, Sports, Sport, Soccer, Long Beach, Mlb, Denver, Major League Baseball, Los-angeles-angels, St Louis Cardinals, Rockies, Dominican Republic, Joe, Ward, Justin Upton, Dylan Bundy

How the Dodgers’ social justice campaign will benefit Southern California

On July 16, several Dodger players appeared in a pre-recorded video released by the team. It came nearly two months after George Floyd died beneath the knee of a Minneapolis police officer. The players had been spurred to use their platform to effect systemic change to racial injustices in their own region. The video ended with pitcher Clayton Kershaw saying, “we must unapologetically say that black lives matter.” Those words resonated. But they were not a shoutout to Black Lives Matter, a globa...
Tags: Minneapolis, California, Sports, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Mlb, Espn, Lausd, Black Lives Matter, Lapd, Major League Baseball, Los Angeles Dodgers, Jonas, Southern California, Joe Kelly

Muralist Jonas Never paints Dodger pitcher Joe Kelly’s famous pouty-face image

Joe Kelly, left, poses with a fan at the mural on Thursday, September 10, 2020. Muralist Jonas Never made sure he painted his Silver Lake mural on the Floyd’s 99 Barber Shop at Sunset Boulevard and Parkman Avenue before the Astros came to town on Saturday, September 12. (Photo by Dean Musgrove, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) Muralist Jonas Never takes a photograph of barber, Emmanuel Torres, left, and Joe Kelly at the mural on Thursday, September 10, 2020. Muralist Jonas Never made sure he p...
Tags: Minneapolis, Kentucky, Angels, Sports, Atlanta, Sport, Soccer, Mlb, Espn, Venice, Kobe Bryant, Local News, Major League Baseball, Los Angeles Dodgers, Houston Astros, Silver Lake

Photos: In the face of adversity, thousands of fan cutouts line Dodger Stadium

The 2020 Major League Baseball season, along with seasons of just about every other major sport on the planet, was put on hold for months – or simply canceled – thanks to the coronavirus. When that proverbial call to “Play ball” finally sounded, players and fans knew things would be different. Games are being played in front of more empty seats than fans in what will be an abbreviated season. But for a sport as fan-friendly as baseball, teams had to come up with ways to keep fans involved. Since...
Tags: News, Germany, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Mlb, San Francisco Giants, Baseball, Local News, Major League Baseball, Dodgers, David Robinson, Brad Paisley, Dodger Stadium, Kimberly Williams Paisley, Sharon Robinson

Here's how Under Armour went from a new hotshot sportswear brand taking on Nike to having a wholly uncertain future

The Under Armour logo in a New York City store. Shoshy Ciment/Business Insider Under Armour has fallen into a bit of a rut.The company, which has taken a hit to sales amid the pandemic, said Tuesday that it will lay off 600 people, according to a memo from CEO Patrik Frisk obtained by Business Insider.The companhy confirmed it was under federal investigation over its accounting practices in November.On October 22, the company's founder, Kevin Plank, announced he would be stepping down from ...
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USC study says Americans welcome extra security at public venues

LOS ANGELES — Long after 9/11, Americans remain willing to pay more for counterterrorism and anti-crime security at public venues and value them even if they entail a loss of time and privacy, according to a USC study released Wednesday. In the 19 years that have passed since Sept. 11, 2001, Americans have seen significant increases in counterterrorism security in public venues, including more security guards, closed-circuit TV cameras, metal detectors and bag checks, noted a USC statement. Busi...
Tags: News, California News, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Terrorism, John, National Basketball Association, Major League Baseball, National Hockey League, Usc, Rose, Adam Rose, Richard John, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories OCR

Postmates becomes the official on-demand food delivery partner of the NFL

The National Football League naming Postmates as its very first on-demand food delivery partner. In this context, a partnership means a multi-year sponsorship, which also makes Postmates a sponsor of the Super Bowl. And as the season kicks off with the Kansas City Chiefs hosting the Houston Texans, Postmates  a teaming up with the Chiefs’ Patrick Mahomes’ (through his foundation 15 And The Mahomies) and the Texans’ Deshaun Watson, with each quarterback arranging for meal delivery to frontline...
Tags: Mobile, Ecommerce, Sports, NFL, Tech, National Football League, Kansas City Chiefs, Yankees, Major League Baseball, Postmates, Dodgers, Deshaun Watson, Asamoah, Patrick Mahomes, Houston Texans Postmates, Nana Yaw Asamoah

Hoornstra: How do you feel about the 2020 brand of baseball?

Something about this season has been bugging me more than I expected it would. Yeah, it’s the obvious thing. Without being able to attend games at ballparks, we can’t talk about baseball where we most often talk about baseball. It isn’t just the empty ballparks. I couldn’t tell you the last time I watched any game, in any sport, at a bar or restaurant with other people. I can tell you what’s happening in baseball. I can cite television ratings that paint an approximate picture of how many people...
Tags: France, La, Angels, Sports, Sport, Soccer, Mlb, Yankees, Major League Baseball, Los-angeles-dodgers, Los-angeles-angels, San Diego Padres, Padres, Astros, Rick Monday, PADRE

Radio City With Jon Grayson & Rob Ross: Episode One Hundred Sixty-Two

Radio City With Jon Grayson & Rob Ross:  Episode One Hundred Sixty TwoThe country is firmly gripped in a pandemic, political and social upheaval and a relentless heatwave.  Yet, Jon and Rob are here to, once again, offer a salve on an open wound with thought, humor, patience and (above all else) rationality.  Hence, the vibe of this particular episode is one of positivity and as upbeat as one could wish for, with all things being considered in reality.Listen in as Jon and Rob mull over the ...
Tags: Food, Art, Books, Podcast, Music, Politics, Film, Sports, Current Events, Fleetwood Mac, Rob, Seattle, Major League Baseball, Paul Weller, Popdose, Rob Ross

Loud in the silence, part 2: Trauma drives her toward the law

The series This is the second in a series of three articles. Part 1: Deaf prosecutor has long fight for justice Part 3: Deaf prosecutor faces confrontation, her past Two men jumped over the counter and one of them put a gun against her brother’s head. Janine Kramer was 16. It was a Sunday morning in 1990. She was the manager of the Kentucky Fried Chicken on Diamond Bar Boulevard. Her little brother David was part of the crew working that morning. Several other workers hit the floor immedia...
Tags: Crime, News, Los Angeles, Sport, David, Soccer, Courts, Club, Major League Baseball, Usc, New York Mets, Southern California, Pomona, Dartmouth College, Marion, Monica

Loud in the silence, part 3: Deaf prosecutor faces confrontation, her past

The series This is the last in a series of three articles. Part 1: Deaf prosecutor has long fight for justice Part 2: Trauma drives her toward the law The judge grabbed the deputy district attorney and pinned her against the wall. Janine Madera was 31 years old, with two years experience in the Orange County District Attorney’s Office. Her right shoulder was against a bookcase inside Judge James Marion’s chambers. She couldn’t move as Marion yelled at her, inches from her face. The fact th...
Tags: Crime, News, Office, Los Angeles, Sport, Chicago, Body, Soccer, Commission, Courts, Baby Got Back, Orange County, Major League Baseball, Los Angeles Dodgers, Chicago White Sox, Los Angeles Angels

Major League Baseball Games are Experiencing 'Drone Delays'

CBS Sports reports: Wednesday's game between the New York Yankees and Tampa Bay Rays was stopped in the bottom of the first because of a "drone delay." After the second base umpire pointed to something in the sky and motioned for teams to leave the field, the cameras picked up an identifiable flying object hovering over the field during the game. CBS reports it's the third drone delay experienced by Major League Baseball this year: The first came in a Twins-Pirates game in early August, and ...
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Shohei Ohtani still focused on returning to mound for the Angels next season

ANAHEIM >> As Shohei Ohtani continues to do drills in the outfield and at first base — which the Angels asked him to do — the idea of becoming a position player remains just a vague possibility to him. “I’m focused on pitching,” Ohtani said though his interpreter on Friday. “That’s the plan for now.” Ohtani had not spoken to the media since he began working out in the field, which prompted speculation that the Angels were at least preparing for the possibility that Ohtani would no longer be a pi...
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MLB During COVID-19: A Report From the Cleveland Indians Press Box

Major League Baseball decided that no fans would be allowed to spectate at games this season, and only the teams' staff and the media would be let in. I ended up being one of the lucky few to be inside the Cleveland Indians press box so far during this COVID-19 pandemic. Before I could enter Progressive Field, I was asked a set of health questions, had my temperature taken, and went through security. Then I walked inside and up a ramp to the press box. The pregame music blared throughout the sta...
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A’s Righty Daniel Mengden Tests Positive For Coronavirus

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Athletics right-hander Daniel Mengden has tested positive for the coronavirus and is quarantined at home in Houston, where he received the result that forced Oakland and Major League Baseball to postpone four games this week. A’s general manager David Forst said Thursday that Mengden is asymptomatic and was placed on the 10-day injured list. The A’s added new left-hander Mike Minor to the 40-man roster after acquiring him Monday in a trade with the Rangers. “He continues t...
Tags: Sports, Ap, Rangers, Mlb, Oakland Athletics, Baseball, Athletics, Houston, Oakland, Seattle, Major League Baseball, Daniel, Padres, Oakland Calif, David Forst, Forst

Athletes’ Racial Justice Protest Last Week Made History. But It Wasn’t the First Wildcat Strike in Pro Sports

This article is part of TPM Cafe, TPM’s home for opinion and news analysis.  On Wednesday last week, the Orlando Magic came out on the court and went through their usual warmups before their scheduled fifth playoff game with the Milwaukee Bucks at Disney World in Florida. But as the buzzer sounded to begin the game, the Bucks were still in the locker room. They were discussing how to respond to the police shooting of Jacob Blake in Kenosha, Wisconsin — an hour from Milwaukee — on August 23. Seve...
Tags: Florida, New York, News, Minneapolis, Milwaukee, NFL, Colin Kaepernick, America, Nba, Wisconsin, Mlb, San Francisco Giants, Eckert, Marlins, NHL, Houston

Rapsodo Rhapsody: The Story of the Rapsodo MLM Launch Monitor

True inspiration can come any time, anywhere. Sometimes the innovation is purely accidental, like vulcanized rubber, the microwave oven or Viagra. Other times, as with Batu Okur and the Rapsodo MLM launch monitor, the innovation is purpose-driven to solve a specific problem. The Rapsodo Mobile Launch Monitor (MLM for short) was Best Outdoor Launch Monitor in 2019. And as we prepare for the 2020 Personal Launch Monitor Buyer’s Guide, we’d like to give you a deep dive into last year’s top performe...
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#601 How a Baseball Player Comes Back from Failure

Listen to “#601 How a Baseball Player Comes Back from Failure” on Spreaker.         On this episode of The Small Business Radio Show… SEGMENT 1, starting at 0:00: We all deal with disappointment, especially now during this pandemic. But as a Major League Baseball player, how do you deal with a career ending injury and then propel yourself to one of the most powerful sports agents? Nez Balelo is here to share his experience with reinventing himself & leading on and off the field. SEGMENT 2, sta...
Tags: Productivity, Technology, Leadership, Organization, Small Business, Entrepreneurship, Failure, Sales, Resilience, Mlb, Major League Baseball, Los Angeles Angels, Milwaukee Brewers, Michael, Radio Show, Forbes

DraftKings surges 12% after Michael Jordan takes equity stake and special adviser role

AP Photo/Thibault Camus DraftKings surged as much as 12% on Wednesday after basketball legend Michael Jordan took an equity interest in the firm.Jordan's stake comes in exchange for "providing guidance and strategic advice" to the sports betting company, according to a press release.The six-time NBA champion will advise DraftKings on a variety of topics including company strategy, development, diversity, equity, and marketing.Watch DraftKings trade live here.DraftKings shares rocketed as m...
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Hoornstra: Welcome to MLB’s Season of the Reliever

We should have seen it coming. On Aug. 4, Major League Baseball reversed course on a plan to reduce maximum roster sizes from 28 to 26. Ever since, bullpens have remained baseball’s equivalent of a potential “super-spreader event.” The 10-man relief corps is not an uncommon sight. Neither is the lonely reliever sitting in the stands in an attempt to maintain physical distance from his teammates. (Don’t worry. That seat isn’t taken.) More to the point, those guys aren’t just sitting around. They’...
Tags: Angels, Sports, Toronto, Atlanta, Sport, Blue Jays, Soccer, San Diego, Mlb, Oakland, Major League Baseball, Los Angeles Dodgers, Los Angeles Angels, Cleveland Indians, San Diego Padres, Anaheim

MLB trade deadline tracker: Blue Jays land Robbie Ray – Monday's rumors, deals

Major League Baseball's trade deadline is set for 4 p.m. on Monday, a month later than usual due to the COVID-19-shortened 2020 season.         [Author: USA TODAY]
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2 More Oakland A’s Games Postponed Over Positive Coronavirus Test

SEATTLE (AP) — The first two games of Oakland’s series at Seattle have been postponed to allow for additional testing and contact tracing after a member of the Athletics’ organization tested positive for the coronavirus. The positive test already caused the postponement of Oakland’s game Sunday against the Houston Astros. Now games against the Mariners on Tuesday and Wednesday are being put off. No @Athletics action through Wednesday. More testing and contact tracing needs to be done before the...
Tags: Sports, Ap, Oakland Athletics, Athletics, Houston, Oakland, Seattle, Major League Baseball, Houston Astros, Mariners, Coronavirus, Sara Hodges

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