NBA players hated food in the bubble, so they called in help
DETROIT — All heck was breaking loose.Several NBA players were complaining on social media about the quality of food after entering the NBA “bubble” in Orlando, Florida.So the NBA turned to someone who could fix it — chef Shawn Loving, the department chair of Schoolcraft College’s Culinary Arts program.“I got a call from Sean Ford, who operates USA Basketball and he told me the NBA folks were interested in connecting with me to see if I could support the food efforts down in Orlando,” Loving said.The answer came quickly.“Absolutely,” Loving replied. “I’d love to help. I’m not sure how I can, b...
Detroit Free Press
Jeff Seidel: NBA players hated the food inside the bubble, so they called in some help
DETROIT — All heck was breaking loose.Several NBA players were complaining on social media about the quality of food after entering the NBA “bubble” in Orlando, Fla.So the NBA turned to someone who could fix it — chef Shawn Loving, the department chair of Schoolcraft College’s Culinary Arts program.“I got a call from Sean Ford, who operates USA Basketball and he told me the NBA folks were interested in connecting with me to see if I could support the food efforts down in Orlando,” Loving said.The answer came quickly.“Absolutely,” Loving replied. “I’d love to help. I’m not sure how I can, but I...
Detroit Free Press
Mac Engel: Player protests matter more than the voices offended by movement
Sports is calling your bluff, or they don’t care what you think.The NHL, MLB, NFL and NBA have tacitly told that to those who object to the players and coaches who take a knee during the national anthem.Take it however you want, but you are not the priority.As our sports have returned so has the player protest movement about racial equality. What started as a knee taken by 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick in the NFL in 2016 now extends into basketball, NASCAR and baseball. Even the nearly entirely white sport that is hockey has joined.The research was not necessarily extensive, but there is ...
Fort Worth Star-Telegram
Matt Calkins: Fans are getting a much-needed escape from the coronavirus pandemic — a bonanza of sports events
SEATTLE — For many Americans — possibly millions — this may be the worst August they can remember. Unemployment is still stratospheric, social restrictions are still ubiquitous, and the tunnel that is this coronavirus pandemic remains dim.But if sports are your escape — if competition is your diversion from this grim reality — then you can agree with these three words.Best. August. Ever.Sports are no longer choices on a menu but rather items in a buffet. Doesn’t matter how loud your stomach is growling, you’re not going to end the day hungry.We love the first two weeks of March Madness because...
The Seattle Times
Louisiana Supreme Court won't review life sentence for Black man who tried to steal hedge clippers
Fair Wayne Bryant is currently serving a life sentence in Louisiana for an attempted burglary conviction stemming from an attempt to steal some hedge clippers. According to six of the seven justices on the Louisiana Supreme Court, Bryant’s sentence is a fair one.The court last week denied a request from Bryant to review his life sentence, which he argued was an example of cruel and excessive punishment. Although the one dissenting judge — and the only Black judge on the court — issued a scathing dissent characterizing the sentence as a modern manifestation of old racist laws, the court’s choic...
New York Daily News
Takeaways from the Miami Heat's loss to the Milwaukee Bucks
Even without Jimmy Butler and Goran Dragic, the Miami Heat did not make it easy for the team with league’s top record.But the final score says otherwise.The shorthanded Heat led for most of the game, but the Milwaukee Bucks dominated the second half to make it look like just another blowout victory in a 130-116 win over Miami on Thursday at Disney’s Wide World of Sports Complex. Miami’s final lead came with 4:36 to play.Butler (right foot soreness) and Dragic (sprained left ankle) did not play for Miami, while Milwaukee was at full strength.The Bucks clinched the East’s top record with Thursda...
Erik Spoelstra says Pat Riley has daily input while beyond Heat's Disney bubble
The Pat Riley influence still travels, even with the iconic Miami Heat president back in South Florida.So, too, coach Erik Spoelstra said Thursday, does the input and impact from the rest of the team’s staff beyond the 37-person limit the team is allowed in the quarantine bubble-type setting at Disney World amid the NBA restart.Speaking before Thursday’s game against the Milwaukee Bucks at Disney’s Wide World of Sports complex, Spoelstra mentioned how several members of the organization are contributing from afar, noting assistant coach Octavio De La Grana, director of sports nutrition Betsy B...
Bogdan Bogdanovic scores career-high 35 points, Kings beat Pelicans for first win in NBA bubble
A record-setting scoring barrage and a career day by Bogdan Bogdanovic helped the Kings earn their first win in the NBA bubble with a 140-125 victory over the New Orleans Pelicans on Thursday at Walt Disney World Resort’s HP Field House.Bogdanovic scored a career-high 35 points for the Kings (29-39), who were desperate for a win after losing their first three seeding games. Bogdanovic made 13 of 20 from the field and 6 of 9 from 3-point range.De’Aaron Fox recorded a double-double with 30 points and 10 assists for the Kings, who enjoyed their highest-scoring game of the season. Harrison Barnes ...
The Sacramento Bee
Rocket Companies' IPO raises $1.8 billion, launches trading on Wall Street
Detroit billionaire Dan Gilbert celebrated his $1.8 billion Rocket Companies IPO Thursday by talking up the possibility of acquiring more financial-technology companies down the road.“We want to use our stock as currency and potentially acquire more fin-tech organizations and put them in the vault,” Gilbert said on CNBC. “We’re excited about it.”Rocket stock began trading on the New York Stock Exchange Thursday around 11 a.m. opening at the IPO price of $18 a share. The stock was gaining ground and trading around $18.65 a share shortly after 11:30 a.m. In early trading, the stock swung from a ...
Detroit Free Press
Ben Simmons sidelined with subluxation of his left knee cap
ORLANDO, Fla. — Ben Simmons is sidelined with a subluxation of his left knee cap.The 76ers forward suffered the injury in Wednesday’s game against the Washington Wizards and is considering treatment options. The team said further updates will be provided as appropriate.Simmons left in the third quarter of the Sixers’ 107-98 win and did not return. An initial MRI Wednesday showed that he suffered a subluxation of the left patella, which means the knee cap went out of the joint and came back into place by itself. A partial dislocation would have involved the knee cap going out of the joint and h...
The Philadelphia Inquirer