'We're one of the winners in this COVID thing.' A record summer at Missouri's Lake of the Ozarks
LAKE OF THE OZARKS, Mo. — Bars couldn’t keep up with the demand for Coors Light. Same with auto dealerships and new cars.Boat dealers had trouble keeping up and construction crews ran out of lumber needed to build new homes. The real estate market heated up so much that buyers made unsolicited multi-million-dollar offers on lakefront homes.And restaurants filled reservations even at odd hours late in the afternoon or night as one of the most uncertain tourist seasons ever at the Lake of the Ozarks turned into a record summer boom.The travel industry was among the first and hardest hit by the c...
The Kansas City Star
Could coronavirus cause a better flu season? Maybe. Here's why.
Flu season is approaching, but some medical experts say it’s possible this year’s may shape up to be milder than initially feared. The unlikely reason? The coronavirus pandemic.As people in many parts of the country protect themselves from COVID-19 by wearing face masks, constantly washing and sanitizing their hands, and avoiding school, concerts and other types of indoor gatherings, they’re also inadvertently protecting themselves from influenza.“I think that it is certainly possible that we’ll see a lighter flu season than usual, because people are hopefully taking a lot of precautions to pr...
The Mercury News
Twins wrap-up Chicago road trip in style, beating Cubs 4-0
CHICAGO – Jose Berrios is a stay-at-home kind of guy. He used the Twins’ final road game of the 2020 regular season to try to keep it that way.Berrios shut out the Cubs for six innings, Max Kepler hit his first home run in almost four weeks, and Josh Donaldson contributed two hits and the game’s biggest defensive play. It added up to a 4-0 victory at Wrigley Field, a win that moves the Twins back into a home-field-advantage spot in the AL playoff seeding.The Yankees’ 10-game winning streak ended with a 10-2 loss in Boston on Sunday, and the Twins took advantage, moving one game ahead of New Yo...
Star Tribune (Minneapolis)
Deivi Garcia has worst start of big-league career as Red Sox play spoiler and snap Yankees' win streak
BOSTON — After winning 10 straight, the Yankees will have to watch and wait. Rookie Deivi Garcia had the first stinker of his big-league career and the Bombers offense was quieted by a rookie making his major-league debut Sunday as the Red Sox delayed the Yankees entry into the postseason by handing them a 10-2 loss at Fenway.Not only was the Yankees’ longest winning streak since 2012 snapped, but it stopped the Bombers from making franchise history with a 13th straight win over the Red Sox. With nothing much left to play for this season, the Red Sox at least enjoyed being a temporary spoiler....
New York Daily News
Aaron Judge says first failed IL stint was due to his inexperience with calf injuries
Aaron Judge took the blame for his failed rehab. The Yankees slugger, having never dealt with a calf injury before, pushed to come off the injured list last month, only to play six innings of one game and have to go back on the IL.“I think everything was handled correctly, I felt good, nothing I think on my end, nothing on the training staff’s end, we all felt confident about what I was doing,” Judge said Thursday, talking for the first time since returning and playing Wednesday night. “I’ve never had a calf injury before which kind of makes it tough, not really knowing. I’ve had a quad before...
New York Daily News
Kristian Winfield: The Nuggets are on top of the world and the Clippers have hit rock bottom
Wow. Just wow.The Denver Nuggets upset the Los Angeles Clippers Tuesday night. The Nuggets came back from being down 3-1 to punch their ticket to the Western Conference finals. The Nuggets will now prepare for a date with LeBron James, Anthony Davis and the Los Angeles Lakers — the Clippers are on a date with the sea, because they’ve gone fishing.———— Give Denver its flowersThe Nuggets have won six consecutive elimination games. They trailed 3-1 before coming back and winning the first-round series against the Utah Jazz. They trailed 3-1 again before coming back from double-digit deficits in e...
New York Daily News
Chick Corea bonus Q&A: What he learned playing with Miles Davis, Sarah Vaughan, Stan Getz and others
What did Chick Corea learn from the time he spent playing in the bands of Miles Davis, Sarah Vaughan, Stan Getz and other jazz giants?Everything.“I’ve had the best teachers, haven’t I?” said Corea, who in January won the 23rd Grammy Award of his illustrious career. He credits his musical apprenticeships as a young artist for laying the foundation for his multifarious career as a solo artist and band leader.“Miles did that with Charlie Parker. ‘Bird’ played with Billy Eckstine. We all did apprenticeships.”How to learn and teach music are some of the key areas addressed at the Chick Corea Academ...
The San Diego Union-Tribune
Yankees sweep Orioles, tighten grip on playoff spot thanks to pinch-hitting Gleyber Torres
NEW YORK — Now the Yankees can take a deep breath and exhale. With a pinch-hit, two-run double in the eighth from Gleyber Torres, the Yankees rallied late to beat the Orioles 3-1 at the Stadium Sunday, completing the series sweep.The Yankees (26-21) have won five straight after an epic mid-season slide, which very briefly had them fighting to stay in the playoff picture. These five wins puts them back into the hunt for the second, seeded playoff berth from the American League East.And they will begin a battle with the Blue Jays for that second-place spot Tuesday, after their last scheduled off...
New York Daily News
What's old is new again for Heat, Celtics in East finals
The Miami Heat’s first game of the Eastern Conference finals against the Boston Celtics comes Tuesday. In some ways, it also could feel like the teams’ first matchup of the season.For all the counter-punching through what turned into the Celtics winning the regular-season series 2-1, neither team then had the look it will have during the impending best-of-seven showdown for a spot in the NBA Finals.“You almost can’t draw anything from those games because there are so many moving parts that are different than they are now,” Heat coach Erik Spoelstra said after Saturday’s practice at Disney Worl...
Dogfight in the East
SPORTING CHANCE–Joaquin M. Henson(The Philippine Star) – September 13, 2020 – 12:00amDefending champion Toronto has been deposed in the NBA playoffs. The top two Eastern Conference seeds are gone. Milwaukee, holder of the league’s best regular season record, lived up to its billing as overrated and has left the Florida bubble. Survivors after two rounds of East hostilities are No. 3 Boston and No. 5 Miami. They face off in a best-of-7 series starting Tuesday (Manila time) with the winner advancing to the Last Dance.In the regular season, Boston beat Miami twice in three meetings but those two ...