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Coronavirus Update 8-10-2020: Indians quarantine of pitcher Zach Plesac is a teachable moment in handling irresponsible employees during this pandemic

The Cleveland Indians have sent pitcher Zach Plesac back to Cleveland from their current run of road games for breaking the team's COVID-19 protocols.  According to Cleveland.com, MLB security personnel caught the pitcher returning to the team's hotel early Sunday morning after he had gone out with friends. The team has its own coronavirus code of conduct, which in part required Plesac to obtain permission before leaving the hotel. According to ESPN, the Indians hired a car service to return...
Tags: Law, Mlb, Espn, Cleveland, Cleveland Indians, Indians, Jon Hyman, Plesac, Zach Plesac, COVID, Samantha Gades


Brand Moves for Monday August 10

Twenty-four weeks ago, when the gravity of the situation became clear, we started daily reporting on how brands were dealing with the COVID-19 crisis. What’s now becoming clear is that the current climate is one of near-perpetual disruption. So we made the decision to keep on telling the stories of inspiring brand leadership and strategy amid the latest crises in an anxious world. Our goal remains the same: to provide an up-to-the-minute source of information, inspiration and insight on brand m...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Facebook, Hong Kong, Microsoft, Minneapolis, Youtube, China, New York City, Israel, Uncategorized, Advertising, Disney, US, Eu, Mit


Monday’s Mix

Each Monday we present brief excerpts of recent posts from five of Canada’s award­-winning legal blogs chosen at random* from more than 80 recent Clawbie winners. In this way we hope to promote their work, with their permission, to as wide an audience as possible. This week the randomly selected blogs are 1. Canadian Combat Sports Law Blog 2. Canadian Securities Law 3. SOQUIJ | Le Blogue 4. RT Blog 5. Family Health Law Blog Canadian Combat Sports Law Blog Is Nevada Doing “Violent Bob R...
Tags: Law, Canada, Ufc, Espn, Nevada, Tribunal, Luis, Pena, Bob Ross, Poulin, Monday’s Mix, SOQUIJ, Innovation Science and Industry, Khama Worthy, Nevada Athletic Commission NAC, CBCA CBCA


Clippers’ Doc Rivers foresaw a coaching future for Nets’ Jacque Vaughn

Perhaps not specifically on Sunday evening, but longer term, Doc Rivers is rooting for Jacque Vaughn. Entering the game against the Clippers, Brooklyn’s interim coach — promoted in March following Kenny Atkinson’s midseason departure — is 5-2, including 3-2 in the bubble. Brooklyn clinched a playoff berth last week with a 119-106 win over the Sacramento Kings in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. It’s the second NBA head coaching stint for the Pasadena native, who starred at John Muir High School, where...
Tags: Sports, Sacramento Kings, Sport, Soccer, Brooklyn, Nba, Espn, Pasadena, Rivers, Detroit Pistons, Orlando, Clippers, Doc, Doc Rivers, Sam Cassell, Walt Disney World Resort


Alexander: Sparks’ Seimone Augustus is on point in first game against her old team

Sparks’ coach Derek Fisher knows something about the stress of returning to face a former team, going back to his own NBA days. So if Seimone Augustus had any nervousness or apprehension about facing her former team Sunday, she was in the right place. Turns out, if she had any she didn’t let on. And none of it fazed her or her Los Angeles teammates, who withstood a third-quarter run from the Minnesota Lynx and went on to roll past their rivals, 97-81, in the WNBA’s bubble in Bradenton, Fla. Augu...
Tags: Minnesota, Sports, LSU, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Tennessee, Nba, Espn, Salt Lake City, Las Vegas, WNBA, Lakers, Sparks, Alexander, Parker


Derrick Lewis announces on live TV that he has to poop

UFC heavyweight Derrick Lewis announced to the world that he had to poop during a live post-fight interview after his second-round TKO of Aleksei Oleinik on Saturday night.Lewis made the announcement as he was being complemented for setting the record for most knockouts in UFC heavyweight history with 19. Lewis used a vulgar term for emptying his bowels which was uncensored as it aired live, apparently not realizing that the interview had started. The video is censored for the purposes of thi...
Tags: Facebook, Funny, Sport, Ufc, Espn, Unknown, Lewis, Derrick Lewis, Aleksei Oleinik


"In June and July, Fox News was the highest-rated television channel in the prime-time hours of 8 to 11 p.m. Not just on cable."

"Not just among news networks. All of television. The average live Fox News viewership in those hours outstripped cable rivals like CNN, MSNBC and ESPN, as well as the broadcast networks ABC, CBS and NBC, according to Nielsen. That three-hour slot is a narrow but significant slice of TV real estate, and it is exceedingly rare for a basic-cable channel to outrank the Big Three broadcasters, which are available in more households and offer a wider variety of programming. Even the return of live sp...
Tags: Rachel Maddow, Nbc, Law, Advertising, Barack Obama, Fox News, Espn, Tammy Duckworth, Msnbc, Yankees, Tucker Carlson, Sean Hannity, Carlson, Maddow, ABC CBS, Sean -RSB- Hannity


How to watch UFC Fight Night: Lewis vs. Oleinik live stream online with ESPN+

UFC Fight Night: Lewis vs. Oleinik is happening tonight. Here's how to watch it live online with ESPN+.
Tags: Deals, News, Trends, How-to, Ufc, Espn, Lewis, Movies & TV, Oleinik, UFC Fight Night: Lewis vs. Oleinik


McIlroy survives triple-bogey blues as Lowry snaps, then rebounds

Ian Poulter of England putts on the 18th green during the first round of the 2020 PGA Championship at TPC Harding Park on August 06, 2020 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Christian Petersen/PGA of America via Getty Images TPC Harding Park will try the patience and concentration of the very best and it got the better of Rory McIlroy and Shane Lo...
Tags: England, Australia, France, China, San Francisco, Sport, United States, Ian Poulter, PGA of America, Golf, Rory Mcilroy, Justin Rose, Brooks Koepka, Espn, Shane Lowry, Jordan Spieth


For Lakers support staff, the bubble has been a frantic, collaborative effort

Andrew Henk unloads bags in the makeshift locker room at The Arena prior to the Lakers’ first game against the Clippers. (Alison Bogli, Lakers) Head athletic trainer Nina Hsieh works during a practice at the Coronado Springs resort in a converted ballroom. (Rohan Ali, Lakers) Sound The gallery will resume in seconds Staffers including Rob Pelinka, Miles Simon, Jon Ishop, Andrew Henk, Quentin Crawford and Judy Seto unload a bus full of packages and equipment at the Gran Destino h...
Tags: Florida, Kentucky, Sports, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Nba, Miami, Espn, Lebron James, Anthony Davis, East Coast, Facetime, Denver, Magic Johnson, Staples Center


Alexander: Haotong Li burns up the course, stays out of the debate

A Chinese golfer, not only playing in but leading a major on U.S. soil, who wears an advertisement on his hat for the social media app WeChat, at the very moment that the President is talking about “banning” WeChat and another Chinese app, TikTok … gee, what could possibly go wrong? Not much, actually, as long as that golfer keeps his thoughts to himself. Haotong Li burned up the TPC Harding Park course in Friday’s second round of the PGA Championship in San Francisco, with five birdies in a rou...
Tags: China, Sports, San Francisco, Sport, Soccer, Dubai, Espn, Oakland, Memphis, Trump, Alexander, Li, Bay Area News Group, San Francisco Calif, Ben Cook, Hunan China


ESPN Plus Price Getting Hiked to $6 Monthly for New Customers

ESPN Plus is about to get pricier for sports fans who sign up for the streamer’s monthly plan. Now that sports have started back up after the months-long COVID hiatus, the Disney-owned programmer has decided to raise the price of ESPN Plus by 20%: Starting next Aug. 12, the monthly price of an ESPN Plus […]
Tags: News, Disney, Espn, ESPN Plus


Shocking! ESPN does not like Miami Dolphins 2020 roster

Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports I know some of you will be stunned by this, but ESPN does not seem to be crazy about the Miami Dolphins 2020 roster. I will give you a second to pick up your jaw... Okay, have you gotten over th
Tags: Usa, News, Miami Dolphins, Espn, Steve Mitchell


Former Angels employee Eric Kay charged in connection with death of Tyler Skaggs

A longtime Angels public relations employee was charged on Friday with conspiracy to distribute fentanyl, the drug found in Tyler Skaggs’ system when the former Angels pitcher died last year. Eric Kay has been arrested and appeared in Federal Court in Fort Worth, Texas, on Friday morning, according to a release from the U.S. Attorney’s Office in the Northern District of Texas. If convicted, Kay faces up to 20 years in federal prison. “Tyler Skaggs’s overdose – coming, as it did, in the midst of ...
Tags: Texas, News, California, Angels, US, Sports, California News, Sport, Soccer, Mlb, Dallas, Espn, DEA, Los Angeles Angels, Federal Court, Fort Worth Texas


ESPN says Miami Dolphins offensive linemen, safeties will stink. Here’s why they may not.

The Dolphins figure to improve in these areas in 2020
Tags: News, Dolphins, Miami Dolphins, Espn


How to watch MLB: Atlanta Braves vs. Philadelphia Phillies online

The four-game series between the Braves and the Phillies starts tonight. Here's how to stream it live online.
Tags: News, Trends, How-to, Mlb, Espn, Atlanta Braves, Philadelphia Phillies, Phillies, Braves, Movies & TV, How To Watch, Commerce How-To, Atlanta Braves vs. Philadelphia Phillies


How to watch MLB: Chicago Cubs vs. St. Louis Cardinals online

The three-game series between the Cubs and the Cardinals starts tonight. Here's how to stream it live online.
Tags: Deals, Trends, How-to, Mlb, Espn, St Louis Cardinals, Chicago Cubs, Cardinals, Cubs, Movies & TV, How To Watch, Commerce How-To


Zubac leads Clippers to win over Mavericks in potential playoff preview

Reggie Jackson #1 of the Los Angeles Clippers goes up while looking for an open teammate against Luka Doncic #77 of the Dallas Mavericks during the first half of an NBA basketball game at the ESPN Wide World Of Sports Complex on August 6, 2020 in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. (Photo by Ashley Landis-Pool/Getty Images) Los Angeles Clippers’ Kawhi Leonard, left, taps hands with teammate Lou Williams during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Dallas Mavericks Thursday, Aug. 6, 202...
Tags: Sports, Dallas Mavericks, Sport, Soccer, Nba, Dallas, Espn, Reggie Jackson, Los Angeles Clippers, Paul George, George, Mavericks, Kristaps Porzingis, Clippers, MAVS, Kawhi Leonard


How to search for shows or movies on Pluto TV using the web, mobile, or smart TV apps

There's no way to search for a specific show by name on Pluto TV. Instead of directly searching, you can browse through Pluto TV's catalog by genre, channel, and the time of day when the show airs. Searching for a show like this is almost exactly the same whether you're using Pluto TV on your computer, mobile device, or TV. Visit Business Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. Pluto TV is a popular video streaming service that offers a combination of live TV and on-demand content ...
Tags: Trends, Walmart, Espn, Hulu, Pluto, Pluto TV, Amazon Prime Video, Apple Samsung, Walmart Apple Macbook Pro From, Apple Acer Chromebook, Pluto TV Free, Pluto TV Samsung


UFC Fight Night: Lewis vs. Oleinik matches 2 veteran heavyweight fighters in the main event — here's how to watch

  UFC Fight Night: Lewis vs Oleinik will be streamed live on August 8, exclusively through the ESPN+ streaming service. With 10 career knockouts, Derrick Lewis is tied for the most ever among UFC heavyweights; but Aleksei Oleinik has earned more than half a dozen submissions and knockouts in UFC as well. Prelims are set to start at 6 p.m. ET and the main card is scheduled to begin at 9 p.m. ET. Every UFC Fight Night event is included with an ESPN+ subscription, which costs $4.99 per month o...
Tags: Trends, Ufc, Espn, Junior dos Santos, Lewis, Stipe Miocic, Cain Velasquez, ESPN ESPN, Daniel Cormier, Pete Barrett, Thiago Santos, Derrick Lewis, Chris Weidman, Kevin Webb, Omari Akhmedov, Yana Kunitskaya


Starz execs explain how they're partnering with potential rivals like Amazon and Apple and sharpening their programming focus to cut through the noise (LGFA)

Starz has added streaming subscribers and reduced cancellations, even as legacy-media giants like WarnerMedia and Peacock launch rival offerings.  Two top Starz execs told Business Insider that comarketing with platforms including Amazon Prime Video and Hulu has been key to that growth. "We're going to market with them in a lot of instances to try to grab subscribers together," Alison Hoffman, Starz' president of domestic networks, told Business Insider. The premium-TV service, which hired a n...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Hbo, Mississippi, Mexico, US, Trends, Spain, Showtime, Davis, Starz, Cbs, Espn, Hulu, Antenna, Business Insider


How to Be More Creative

Those of us who weren’t fortunate enough to be born the next Picasso may think there’s no way we can learn to be more creative. But is that really true? According to some of the most creative people in the business, it’s not.  I recently interviewed Brian Koppelman, a renowned filmmaker, producer, and writer. He has worked on some of my favorite movies, like Rounders, Ocean’s Thirteen, and The Illusionist. He also created the popular T.V. show Billions, which has won many prestigious awards. ...
Tags: Miscellaneous, Marketing, Brian, Espn, Picasso, Brian Koppelman, David Levien, Jimmy Conners, Rounders Ocean


Inside the rise of Netflix's new 'badass' CMO, who rubs elbows with Anna Wintour and the Obamas and handled crises at Uber and Papa John's

Bozoma Saint John, Netflix's newly named chief marketing officer, has climbed the corporate-marketing ranks over 20 years using her celebrity connections and ability to tie brands like Pepsi and Apple to cultural trends. She's also known as unapologetically outspoken and a role model for women of color — who are notoriously underrepresented in the C-suites of corporations.  Netflix has long been synonymous with streaming video, but it needs to convince people to keep subscribing as new options...
Tags: Apple, Facebook, Uber, Hbo, Hollywood, Instagram, Arianna Huffington, Disney, America, Trends, CMO, Netflix, Katy Perry, Michelle Obama, New Orleans, Starz


The PGA Championship: Complete Broadcast Schedule

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Tags: San Francisco, Sport, Golf, Cbs, Espn, The Armchair Golfer, TPC Harding Park, San Francisco Below, CBS ESPN ESPN


Lakers play uninspired in loss to Thunder with another night of cold shooting

Nerlens Noel #9 of the Oklahoma City Thunder is defended by JaVale McGee #7 of the Los Angeles Lakers during the second quarter at HP Field House at ESPN Wide World Of Sports Complex on August 05, 2020 in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images) Steven Adams, right, of the Oklahoma City Thunder, is defended by Markieff Morris, left, of the Los Angeles Lakers during the second quarter during an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (Kevin...
Tags: Utah, Sports, Oklahoma City Thunder, Sport, Ap, Soccer, Davis, Nba, Espn, Lebron James, Anthony Davis, Houston, Los Angeles Lakers, Rajon Rondo, James, Lakers


Too Many Penalties

from Greg Wyshynski of ESPN, Like other players in the NHL's "bubble," Ryan Hartman of the Minnesota Wild watched a lot of postseason hockey during the first few days of the restarted 2019-20 season. He couldn't help but notice an obvious trend during his viewing binge. "A lot -- a lot -- of penalties were being called," he said. "There wasn't much getting by." That wasn't just perception. Through the first two days of the Stanley Cup postseason, featuring both rou...
Tags: Minnesota, Sport, Espn, NHL, Calgary Flames, New York Rangers, Nashville Predators, Carolina Hurricanes, Arizona Coyotes, Winnipeg Jets, Greg Wyshynski, Ryan Hartman


Alexander: Is Brooks Koepka primed for a PGA three-peat?

The PGA Championship will be held in San Francisco beginning Thursday and, well, this may be the eeriest major golf tournament in a long time, with no galleries to provide adrenaline at the moment a player might need it most. But does it feel like a major? Brooks Koepka thinks it does, fans or no fans, and that may be bad news for the rest of the field. “It’s pretty obvious it’s a major when you pull in,” Koepka said on a pre-tournament Zoom conference this week, when asked if he might have to c...
Tags: Australia, Sports, San Francisco, Sport, Soccer, Rory Mcilroy, Hilton, Brooks Koepka, Espn, Pacific Ocean, Memphis, Florida State, Alexander, the City, McIlroy, Rahm


Disney Plus' audience growth has wildly exceeded expectations but it brings in less than half the revenue Netflix does per subscriber (DIS)

Disney Plus hit 60 million paid subscribers in August, a milestone the company initially told investors it hoped to reach by 2024.  The media giant bolstered its streaming audience with titles like "The Mandalorian," "Hamilton," and "Black Is King," as well as by bundling it for cheap with its other services, including Hotstar in India. But Disney Plus' streaming subscribers still bring in significantly less revenue on average than established services including Netflix and Disney-owned Hulu. ...
Tags: North Korea, India, Disney, US, Trends, Netflix, Espn, Hulu, Wells Fargo, Greenfield, Rich Greenfield, Hotstar, Steven Cahall, Bob Chapek Disney, Disney Plus, Hulu Disney Plus


Pac-12 rescue: Mammoth loan program would bail out athletic departments if football is canceled

The Pac-12 is planning a mammoth loan program that would provide an escape hatch for cash-strapped athletic departments in the event the football season is canceled because of coronavirus, according to internal documents and conference sources. Football accounts for the majority of each department’s revenue, generating in excess of $50 million dollars in ticket sales and media rights alone. The loan program would be large enough to cover that loss for each school, if needed: According to a serie...
Tags: Utah, Lionsgate, Colorado, Washington, Oregon, Stanford, Sports, Sport, Fox, Soccer, College sports, SEC, Espn, Washington State, Oregon State, Christ


Lakers blend in Dion Waiters as Rajon Rondo’s rehab progresses

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — Just 62 minutes into his Lakers tenure, Dion Waiters has already scored 30 points. That part of the game has always come naturally to Waiters, a career double-digit scorer who has sometimes been on the outs with his teams, but he has always possessed an offensive toolbox. While his 3-point jumper hasn’t been quite as hot (he’s just 3 for 14), Waiters has never been one to lack confidence in his shot. And down two guards, the Lakers need a player like him in the rotation....
Tags: Florida, Disney, Sports, Los Angeles, Sport, West, Soccer, Davis, Nba, Rockets, Espn, Lebron James, Anthony Davis, Houston, Cleveland, Rajon Rondo