NBA broadcaster Doris Burke had coronavirus, details her symptoms and recovery on podcast
Broadcaster Doris Burke had the coronavirus, and told ESPN — her employer — that she had symptoms dating back to March 11, the final night on the NBA calendar. She was working a Mavericks-Nuggets game that was ultimately the last game to be completed after the NBA suspended its season.“On March 11, I remember sitting at lunch with my broadcast crew for that evening … ‘Man, I am so tired right now and my head is pounding.’ And looking back, those were my symptoms.”Burke detailed her experience with the virus on Adrian Wojnarowski’s podcast. Three days later, Burke said she was so tired that “I ...
New York Daily News
Tom Krasovic: Sports talk radio adjusts to life without sports
SAN DIEGO — Alpine is dark when Judson Richards wakes up. It’s still dark when his work day begins at 6 a.m. While his pregnant wife and his mother slumber elsewhere in the rural home, Richards settles behind a microphone to start his shift.What he’s after is light, and not necessarily the daylight that creeps up the Cuyamaca Mountains to the east.Sports are supposed to be light, not heavy. Can they still be, when there’s a viral pandemic on the loose, when the games have been scrapped, because there’s so much real life happening?Talking about sports is what Richards, 39, does each day. The fo...
The San Diego Union-Tribune
Coronavirus homestay: Miss the sights and sounds of Chicago? Experience the city via your favorite TV shows
If you’re self-quarantined at home, you might find yourself missing the sights and sounds of Chicago. Fear not, here is a (non-comprehensive) roundup of shows — old and new — that are shot in the city. OK, we’ll fudge it: Some are just “set in” Chicago.‘ER’The classic hospital drama ran for 15 seasons on NBC (1994-2009) and it’s the show that made Noah Wyle, Julianna Margulies and George Clooney household names — the latter of whom, as Dr. Doug Ross, was Clooney as his Clooney-est. Though shot in Los Angeles, it periodically filmed in Chicago and it got a lot right about the city, including th...
Television Q&A: Are all the 'Shark Tank' deals successful?
You have questions. I have some answers.Q: I like to watch “Shark Tank.” Are all the deals made with the sharks successful?A: No. As you often see in the non-TV business world, some products don’t become successful, or deals collapse. But there have also been reports about products rejected on the show that became successes anyway.Q: Many, many years ago when I was teaching a fifth-grade class, we showed the children videos called “The Voyage of the Mimi.” There were several episodes with a story followed by a science segment. A boy named C.T. went on his grandfather’s boat, the Mimi, with a s...
Tribune News Service
SDSU investigating whether fraternity leader promoted blackout drinking among students
SAN DIEGO — San Diego State University says it is investigating whether the student who represents 14 of the school’s fraternities promoted blackout drinking in a text message posted on social media in February.The inquiry comes as SDSU is already investigating student drinking and safety in the wake of the death of Dylan Hernandez, a freshman who fell out of a bunk bed and cracked his skull in November, after returning from a night of partying with Phi Gamma Delta, where he was a pledge.SDSU confirmed the new investigation on Tuesday, a day after the campus newspaper Daily Aztec reported that...
The San Diego Union-Tribune
With Georgia Tech players scattered, Geoff Collins is motivating from afar
Safety is first, Geoff Collins assured. Via group text, social media and perhaps even old-fashioned phone calls, the Georgia Tech coach and his staff have stayed in touch with his players, scattered back to their hometowns or holed up in apartments near campus after the spread of COVID-19 has halted the routines of the institute and its football team.“Just trying to do the right thing and trying to be safe and trying to make sure that all the people we care for and love, and even people we don’t know, are protected, and we’re kind of taking care of each other through our actions and the things...
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
States ask Amazon, Craigslist, eBay, Facebook and Walmart to combat coronavirus price gouging
More than two dozen state attorneys general urged major e-commerce companies on Wednesday to do more to combat price gouging, as online sellers jack up prices during the coronavirus pandemic.Led by Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro, 33 attorneys general called on the companies to set and enforce polices restricting unreasonable price hikes during emergencies, as well as trigger protections when price gouging occurs and create pages where consumers can file complaints.“Ripping off consumers by jacking up prices in the middle of a public emergency is against the law and online resellers...
The Philadelphia Inquirer
TV show 'Pose' donates props used in hospital scenes to health workers battling coronavirus
The groundbreaking FX show “Pose,” which depicts the horrors of the HIV/AIDS epidemic in New York City in the 1980s, is donating its hospital props to healthcare workers battling the coronavirus pandemic.Ryan Murphy, one of the show’s creators, announced his decision to help the fight against COVID-19 by giving away the medical supplies used by the series’ characters to real-life hospitals. And he even included a minor spoiler in the process.“On my FX series POSE, one of our regular sets and locations is a hospital where in season 3 (spoiler) Blanca works as an AIDS/HIV counselor,” Murphy wrot...
New York Daily News
Sound Advice: Samsung's The Frame Customizable Art TV's picture is truly worth 1,000 words
Q. I need a 55-inch TV for my kitchen remodeling project. I wanted a Samsung Q60 but unfortunately they are sold out. Any recommendations? I would like to stick with Samsung as I have an all-Samsung home.— J.M., Upper St. Clair, Pa.A. Since you are remodeling I would check out Samsung’s The Frame Customizable Art TV. It has the guts of a Q60, but is designed to look like an ordinary picture frame hanging on the wall. When you are not using it as a television it displays artwork and photographs you upload yourself or buy from Samsung’s Art Store.I can write about it at length, but this is a cas...
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Tua Tagovailoa posts workout video on social media, shows progress before 2020 NFL draft
Tua Tagovailoa may not be able to perform for NFL scouts and executives at a pro day workout or meet with them during pre-draft visits due to the coronavirus pandemic.So, he’s taking matters into his own hands with the help of social media.Tagovailoa, the Alabama standout whose healing hip could affect the future of the Miami Dolphins in next month’s NFL draft, posted several clips of him performing football drills on social media late Monday night — much to the excitement of quarantined football fans and NFL scouts.“Practicing social distancing with the long ball today,” Tagovailoa wrote in h...