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Dodgers sign Scott Alexander, tender contract offers to 6 arbitration-eligible players

LOS ANGELES — The Dodgers reached a one-year contract agreement with left-hander Scott Alexander, avoiding arbitration and eliminating their most likely candidate to be non-tendered at Wednesday’s deadline. In the wake of the financial challenges created by the pandemic, teams were expected to non-tender more players this year, making them free agents rather than take on the salary increases that usually come with arbitration. But the Dodgers tendered contracts to all of their arbitration-eligib...
Tags: Sports, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Mlb, Los Angeles Dodgers, Alexander, Dodgers, Tommy Lasorda, Scott Alexander, Corey Seager, Cody Bellinger, The Dodgers, Dylan Floro, Walker Buehler Julio Urias, Austin Barnes Alexander


Argument analysis: Justices struggle to define boundaries of Anti-Injunction Act

Cameron T. Norris, counsel for CIC Services (Art Lien) The Supreme Court in Tuesday’s argument in CIC Services v. Internal Revenue Service tried to clarify the scope of the Anti-Injunction Act, which generally prohibits lawsuits seeking to block the assessment or collection of a tax. The case specifically asks whether a company can sue to block the enforcement of an IRS notice that imposes certain reporting requirements, or whether the company must wait and sue only after the IRS assesses tax ...
Tags: Featured, Law, Congress, Bond, AIA, South Carolina, Irs, Cic, Simon, Alexander, Sonia Sotomayor, APA, John Roberts, Internal Revenue Service, Alito, Barrett


Alexander: Lancaster Jethawks’ chance of staying in Cal League might depend on … Fresno

In the Antelope Valley right now, the waiting is the hardest part. Lancaster has known for a little more than a year that its tenure as a professional baseball town was tenuous. When the reports of Major League Baseball’s initiative to chop the minor leagues down to 120 teams was first disclosed last October, it was one of the spots considered most vulnerable. Even then, the talk was that MLB was contemplating bumping Fresno back down to the Class A California League and squeezing Lancaster out....
Tags: Congress, Washington, Sports, Fresno, Sport, Soccer, House Of Representatives, Mlb, Little League, Houston, Giants, Pacific, Major League Baseball, Colorado Rockies, Ucla, Andy Dunn


Alexander: Lancaster’s chance of staying in Cal League may depend on … Fresno

In the Antelope Valley right now, the waiting is the hardest part. Lancaster has known for a little over a year that its tenure as a professional baseball town was tenuous. When the reports of Major League Baseball’s initiative to chop the minor leagues down to 120 teams was first disclosed last October, it was one of the spots considered most vulnerable. Even then, the talk was that MLB was contemplating bumping Fresno back down to the Class A California League and squeezing Lancaster out. Then...
Tags: Congress, Washington, Sports, Fresno, Sport, Soccer, House Of Representatives, Mlb, Little League, Houston, Reggie Jackson, Giants, Pacific, Ucla, Andy Dunn, Charlotte


Alexander: It turns out Pandemic Sports wasn’t as simple as we thought

We became complacent, didn’t we? We saw the NBA operate successfully in a bubble for three months. We saw Major League Baseball weather an early rash of COVID infections and not only play all but a handful of its scheduled games but get to the eighth inning of the final game of the season before its postseason bubble was pierced. Surely, expanded testing and stringent protocols even without the benefit of bubbles would enable the NFL and college football and basketball to roll through the advers...
Tags: Washington Post, Angels, Sports, Denver Broncos, NFL, Sport, Soccer, Nba, New Orleans, Dallas, Tom Brady, Espn, NHL, Pittsburgh Steelers, Saints, Ohio State


Neighbors Brighten Up 92-Year-Old’s Holiday Season

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Tags: News, Christmas, Local, Seen On, Syndicated Local, Lincoln, Dorothy, Alexander, Lincoln News, Dorothy Alexander, Jenifer Stovall, Brenden Shrum, Shrum Alexander


WeGift, the ‘incentive marketing’ platform, collects $8M in new funding

WeGift, the London-based startup that has built an “incentive marketing” platform that lets businesses easily issue e-gift cards and other digital rewards to customers, has raised $8 million in new funding. Dubbed a Series A extension, the round is led by AlbionVC. Existing investors including Stride.vc, SAP.iO fund and Unilever Ventures also followed on. Following the fundraise, Ed Lascelles, general partner at AlbionVC, is joining the WeGift board. WeGift says it will use the additional capita...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Startups, TC, Europe, New York, London, Tech, Nike, Sap, Alexander, Sodexo, Ed Lascelles, Unilever Ventures, WeGift, Aron Alexander WeGift, Vodafone Samsung Vouchercodes Perkbox


Ask the author: Hamilton and the Law (and the court)

Hamilton content? Hamilton content! Hardly any topic is more ubiquitous these days than Lin-Manuel Miranda’s smash musical. Fans, academics, artists and writers of all stripes – even Supreme Court justices – have found cause to analyze or drop references to it. Seemingly the only platform it hasn’t graced is SCOTUSblog. That is, until now. With Hamilton and the Law, released in October from Cornell University Press, editor Lisa Tucker has invited 32 luminaries from across the legal profession to...
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Alexander: Cal Baptist is ready for its closeup

As those who follow college basketball in Southern California well know – particularly those whose loyalties lie outside of the Pac-12 schools – there is a caste system here. There is UCLA, there is USC, and there is San Diego State way down there near the border. Everybody else is jockeying for position, with UC Irvine’s two NCAA Tournament berths and four Big West regular-season titles (plus tying for a fifth) in seven seasons lifting it a bit above the pack. Cal Baptist is taking the road les...
Tags: Florida, California, Sports, Sport, Soccer, New Hampshire, Nba, College sports, Ncaa, Las Vegas, Seattle, TCU, Usc, Ucla, Oceania, Southern California


A Curious Herbal: 500 Beautiful Illustrations of Medicinal Plants Drawn by Elizabeth Blackwell in 1737 (to Save Her Family from Financial Ruin)

Sometimes beautiful things come out of terrible circumstances. This does not justify more terrible circumstances. But as evidence of the resilience, resourcefulness, and creativity of human beings—and more specifically of mothers in dire straits—we offer the following: A Curious Herbal, Elizabeth Blackwell’s finely illustrated, engraved, and colored “herbal,” the term for a “book of plants, describing their appearance, their properties and how they may be used for preparing ointments,” the Brit...
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Capturing your “rude” conqueror

Roman civilization is one of the foundation stones of our own western culture, and we are often exposed in newspaper and magazine articles, books, and even TV documentaries to the glories of Roman art, architecture, literature (the chances are you’ve read Virgil’s Aeneid), rhetoric (we’ve all heard of Cicero), even philosophy. Yet in the late first century BC the Roman poet Horace wrote: “Captive Greece captured her rude conqueror and introduced her arts to the crude Latin lands” (Epistle 2.1.15...
Tags: Europe, Books, Featured, Greece, History, Rome, Italy, Macedonia, Athens, Mediterranean, Romans, Alexander, Virgil, Cicero, Atticus, Augustus


Alexander: UCLA’s Chase Griffin steps up and almost delivers an upset

Is it possible that the grand L.A. tradition of a quarterback controversy might be roiling UCLA’s fan base this week? Probably not, to be honest. The Bruins’ results over the last few years haven’t lent themselves to the sort of fan passion required for that sort of controversy. And the backup, Chase Griffin, didn’t win Saturday, though he and his teammates hung in quite a bit longer than anticipated against No. 11 Oregon in Eugene. Moral victories don’t count. But the Bruins did frighten Oregon...
Tags: Oregon, Sports, Sport, Soccer, Chase, College sports, Ducks, Griffin, Ucla, Chip Kelly, Santa Monica, Alexander, Don, Kelly, Bruins, Felton


Angels sign slugging journeyman Scott Schebler to minor-league deal

The Angels have signed outfielder Scott Schebler to a minor-league deal, bringing in a player who hit 30 homers for the Cincinnati Reds in 2017, a source confirmed Saturday. Schebler, 30, has otherwise bounced around throughout parts of six years in the majors, with the Dodgers, Reds and Atlanta Braves. He had just one big league at-bat in 2020, with the Braves. Schebler has a career .239/.318/.442 slash line, for a .760 OPS. A left-handed hitter, Schebler could become a candidate to provide som...
Tags: Angels, Sports, Sport, Soccer, Gm, Mlb, Cincinnati Reds, Los-angeles-angels, Atlanta Braves, Alexander, Dodgers, Scott Schebler, Chris Rodriguez, Perry Minasian, Brandon Marsh, Taylor Ward


Angels add Brandon Marsh and Chris Rodriguez to 40-man roster

The Angels added outfielder Brandon Marsh, their No. 1 prospect, and pitcher Chris Rodriguez to the 40-man roster Friday, just ahead of the deadline to protect minor leaguers from next month’s Rule 5 draft. Marsh, 22, worked out this season at the Angels’ alternate site in Long Beach, including getting some action at first base to add to his versatility. He is considered an elite defensive outfielder with speed, and he’s made some swing adjustments to improve his offense outlook in recent years....
Tags: Angels, Sports, Sport, Soccer, Long Beach, Mlb, Los-angeles-angels, Soriano, Alexander, Marsh, Dodgers, Naughton, Rodriguez, Tommy John, Chris Rodriguez, Perry Minasian


Even Retiring Sen. Alexander Won’t Dare To Call Biden President-Elect As He Urges Transition

Even Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-TN), who has about a month left of his political career before his retirement, won’t say the phrase that now amounts to a dirty word in Republican circles: President-Elect Joe Biden. In a Friday statement, Alexander gently nudges President Donald Trump to consider allowing Biden to begin his transition with all the resources he’s entitled to — with plenty of protective hedging. My statement on the presidential election. pic.twitter.com/m4gXnhY8ZP — Sen. Lamar Ale...
Tags: Florida, News, Supreme Court, White House, America, Georgia, Joe Biden, Michigan, Biden, Donald Trump, Gore, Trump, Alexander, Al Gore, Lamar Alexander, Ben Sasse


Perry Minasian’s path to Angels’ GM office provides a unique perspective on the game

Halle Bailey, left, and Chloe Bailey, of Chloe X Halle, present the award for best rap album at the 61st annual Grammy Awards on Sunday, Feb. 10, 2019, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP) Utah guard Sedrick Barefield, right, drives past Southern California guard Derryck Thornton during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2019, in Los Angeles. Utah won 77-70. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill) Sound The gallery will resume in seconds Rep. ...
Tags: Utah, Texas, White House, Angels, Sports, Toronto, Los Angeles, Atlanta, Sport, Chicago, Blue Jays, Soccer, Gm, Rangers, Mlb, Ncaa


Alexander: New UC Riverside basketball coaches facing a double whammy

Things are difficult enough for a new college basketball coach. You’re getting to know your players, assembling a new staff, trying to figure out which lock each key opens, learning about your environment and its culture … the usual adjustment, in other words. Now add the restrictions of COVID-19, which govern when you can play, when you can practice, what form those practices might take, and how you get to acquaint yourself with your players. And … oh, by the way, there’s a chance your program ...
Tags: Europe, Oregon, Stanford, Virginia, Sports, Oklahoma City Thunder, Sport, Soccer, Kansas, College sports, Nebraska, Espn, University Of Virginia, Ducks, Facetime, Baylor


Warriors’ Klay Thompson to miss 2020-21 season with Achilles tear

Warriors guard Klay Thompson will miss the entire 2020-21 season with an Achilles tear, according to multiple reports. ESPN was first to report the news, and added Thompson, 30, is expected to make a full recovery “based on the type of tear.” Thompson underwent an MRI Thursday morning after suffering an injury to his right leg during a pickup game in Southern California. The injury will sideline Thompson for the second straight season. Having spent all of last year recovering from a torn left AC...
Tags: Sports, Sport, Soccer, Nba, Espn, Lakers, Thompson, Charlotte, Alexander, Klay Thompson, MJ, Chase Center, LaMelo Ball


Warriors’ Klay Thompson feared to have torn Achilles tendon

The Warriors may be without guard Klay Thompson for a second straight season after he suffered a right leg injury during a workout Wednesday. Thompson was playing in a pickup game in Southern California when he landed on his right leg and felt pain in his calf. He will undergo an MRI Thursday morning and the Warriors fear he has an Achilles tendon injury. Team trainers and coach Steve Kerr will travel to Los Angeles to be with Thompson when he gets the results. They are hopeful it’s not serious ...
Tags: Australia, Sports, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Arizona, Nba, Lebron James, Atlanta Hawks, Warriors, Lakers, Thompson, Southern California, Charlotte, Alexander, Klay Thompson


2020 NBA Draft: Which players ended up where?

ROUND 1 1. Minnesota: Anthony Edwards, SG, Georgia (6-foot-5, 225 pounds) 2. Golden State: James Wiseman, C, Memphis (7-1, 240) 3. Charlotte: LaMelo Ball, PG, Illawarra Hawks/Australia, (6-7, 190) 4. Chicago: Patrick Williams, SF, Florida State (6-8, 225) 5. Cleveland: Isaac Okoro, SF, Auburn (6-6, 225) 6. Atlanta: Onyeka Okongwu, C, USC (6-9, 245) 7. Detroit: Killian Hayes, PG, France (6-4, 216) 8. New York: Obi Toppin, F, Dayton (6-9, 220) 9. Washington: Denny Advija, SF, Maccabi Tel Aviv/Isr...
Tags: Utah, New York, Minnesota, Washington, Kentucky, France, Boston, Milwaukee, Sports, Alabama, Sacramento, Toronto, Atlanta, Sport, Indiana, Chicago


Former Sierra Canyon standouts Martin and Stanley selected in second round of NBA draft

Former Sierra Canyon High teammates Cassius Stanley and Kenyon Martin Jr. were selected in the NBA draft, just two picks apart, on Wednesday night, Nov. 18. Somewhat surprisingly, Martin, a 6-foot-7 forward, was selected before Stanley, at No. 52 overall by the Houston Rockets, while Stanley, a 6-6 guard, was taken No. 54 by the Indiana Pacers. Both players, who graduated from Sierra Canyon in 2019 after leading the team to back-to-back CIF State championships, are most notably known for their e...
Tags: Florida, Sports, Sacramento Kings, Sport, Soccer, Nba, Ncaa, Espn, Indiana Pacers, Duke, Houston Rockets, High School Sports, Charlotte, Alexander, Martin, IMG


Alexander: LaMelo Ball is Charlotte-bound

The one-liners began to fly Wednesday evening, almost immediately after the Golden State Warriors took James Wiseman with the No. 2 pick of the NBA draft. That meant the odds were good that LaMelo Ball was about to become a Charlotte Hornet with the No. 3 pick, which in fact he was. And it also meant that some of those past braggadocious statements from LaVar Ball, particularly the one when he said in his prime he could take Michael Jordan one-on-one, were about to be resurrected. Jordan, of cou...
Tags: Australia, Washington, Sports, Atlanta, Sport, Soccer, Michael Jordan, Nba, Ohio, Espn, Jordan, Charlotte Hornets, Lithuania, Usc, Golden State Warriors, Ball


Alexander: LaMelo Ball is Charlotte-bound to join MJ’s Hornets

The one-liners began to fly Wednesday evening, almost immediately after the Golden State Warriors took James Wiseman with the No. 2 pick of the NBA draft. That meant the odds were good that LaMelo Ball was about to become a Charlotte Hornet with the No. 3 pick, which in fact he was. And it also meant that some of those past braggadocious statements from LaVar Ball, particularly the one when he said in his prime he could take Michael Jordan one-on-one, were about to be resurrected. Jordan, of cou...
Tags: Australia, Washington, Sports, Atlanta, Sport, Soccer, Michael Jordan, Nba, Ohio, Espn, Jordan, Charlotte Hornets, Lithuania, Usc, Golden State Warriors, Ball


Rams player’s COVID-19 forces team to take ‘caution,’ call off practice

For 10 weeks since the start of an NFL season conducted during a pandemic, the Rams were one of the teams that avoided having any players contract the coronavirus. That changed when the Rams reported Tuesday night that a player tested positive for coronavirus. The player’s identity wasn’t revealed, but his name presumably will be known once it appears on the league’s COVID-19 reserve list. That list has been growing in November amid a nationwide surge in the virus. The New York Giants, Atlanta F...
Tags: Washington, Sports, NFL, Sport, Soccer, Tennessee, Chargers, Seattle Seahawks, Associated Press, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Alexander, Inglewood, Los Angeles Rams, Rams, Andrew Whitworth, NFL Players Association


Yikes, What A Time To Be Taking Over The Paris Opera

“There should have been no better time to start than this, the company’s 350th anniversary, which was to have culminated this fall with a splashy new production of Wagner’s epic Ring cycle. Instead, [Alexander] Neef … walked straight into an annus horribilis.” – The New York Times
Tags: Art, Music, Alexander, Wagner, Paris Opera, Neef, 11.18.20


Rams player tests positive for coronavirus, team enters intensive protocol

The Rams will hold their team meetings from home Wednesday after an unidentified player tested positive for the coronavirus on Tuesday night. “This evening, we learned a Rams player tested positive for COVID-19,” the team said in a statement. “The player immediately entered self-quarantine and out of an abundance of caution, we are entering intensive protocol.” The Rams (6-3) were scheduled only for a light walk-through practice Wednesday with an extra-long week of preparation for their game at ...
Tags: Sports, NFL, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Tennessee, Seattle Seahawks, Alexander, Inglewood, Tampa Bay, Los Angeles Rams, Rams, Andrew Whitworth, Brian Allen, Sean McVay, Terrell Lewis


Alexander: Another fall, another Angels introductory press conference

It has become an autumn ritual in Anaheim, the annual news conference to introduce the next guy who will set the Angels organization right. Two years ago it was a new manager, Brad Ausmus. Last year it was another new manager, Joe Maddon. Tuesday, via Zoom, it was a new general manager, 40-year-old Perry Minasian, a first-time GM charged with reversing a slide that includes five straight sub-.500 seasons and six seasons since the Angels won the AL West and Mike Trout, the best player of his era,...
Tags: Angels, Sports, Toronto, Atlanta, Sport, Soccer, Arizona, Gm, Mlb, Hall of Fame, Los Angeles Angels, Texas Rangers, Alexander, Anaheim, Dodgers, Moreno


Rams sign Matt Gay to try to solve their kicking ‘struggle’

The Rams keep searching left and right for someone who can kick a ball straight. The hunt for Greg Zuerlein’s replacement continued Wednesday when, as expected, Matt Gay became the fifth kicker to sign a Rams contract this year. Gay, 26, a Utah alum who kicked for Tampa Bay in 2019 and was on the Indianapolis practice squad this season, must clear COVID-19 screenings before joining the team. Either Gay or Austin MacGinnis, the former XFL kicker who is on the Rams’ practice squad, will make his R...
Tags: Utah, Cowboys, Sports, NFL, Sport, Indianapolis, Gay, Soccer, Seattle, Sam, Seahawks, Tampa, Ucla, Cfl, Alexander, Tampa Bay


Down but never out

The Athenians were in a panic in 490 (all dates BC). A Persian army had landed at Marathon, on the coastline east of Athens, intent on capturing the city and even conquering all Greece. The Athenians sent for help to other Greek cities, but only Plataea (in Boeotia) responded. Thus, a predominantly Athenian army faced the enemy—and won. The famous battle of Marathon was Athens’ coming of age as a military power; a decade later its navy helped to block another Persian invasion (led by Xerxes), a ...
Tags: Europe, Books, Featured, Greece, History, Rome, Egypt, Macedonia, Athens, Roma, Cleopatra, Pompey, Philip, Alexander, Ancient Rome, Antony


Kirk Cousins, surging Vikings beat slumping Bears

Bears wide receiver Cordarrelle Patterson navigates his way through traffic as he runs with the ball during the first half of Monday’s game against the Vikings in Chicago. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh) Chicago Bears wide receiver Allen Robinson II, front, has a pass broken up by Minnesota Vikings safety Harrison Smith during the second half of an NFL football game Monday, Nov. 16, 2020, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh) Sound The gallery will resume in seconds Minnesota Vikings safety J...
Tags: Minnesota, Sports, NFL, San Francisco, Sport, Chicago, Soccer, Chargers, Dallas, Philadelphia, Nfc, Minnesota Vikings, Chicago Bears, Soldier Field, Vikings, Patterson