Corona beer halts production in Mexico amid coronavirus pandemic
Grupo Modelo, which produces and exports several popular Mexican beer brands, including Corona, Pacifico and Modelo, will be temporarily suspending production and sales after its breweries were deemed non-essential by the Mexican government.The company posted the announcement on Twitter, stating it is halting production and pledging its “total commitment” to slowing the spread of the coronavirus.“Grupo Modelo announces that this Sunday it will complete the process of suspending its production and marketing operations for beer,” according to their press release. The company added that the suspe...
Hundreds on board Coral Princess still don't know when — or if — they're going home
MIAMI — Hundreds of passengers and crew remained stuck on the Coral Princess cruise ship at PortMiami Monday with little information about when they will be getting off.Meanwhile, the circumstances surrounding the death of passenger Wilson Maa, 71, who waited for nearly five hours aboard the ship Saturday evening before getting an ambulance to the hospital, only became more opaque.Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez said Carnival Corp., Princess Cruises’ parent company, broke protocol by not calling 911 to get Maa urgent help.“They should have just called 911, let our paramedics assess the situati...
Kendrick Bourne locks in with 49ers after career year
Kendrick Bourne’s career-best season earned him a raise for 2020, and he’s accepted it.Now that Bourne has signed his $3.26 million tender as a 49ers restricted free agent, he shouldn’t have to sweat about making the roster and perhaps instead the starting lineup.The 49ers have an opening at wide receiver now that Emmanuel Sanders has left in free agency. Bourne evolved into the third-most targeted wide receiver, behind go-to tight end George Kittle.If the 49ers opened their season today, Deebo Samuel and Bourne might be the starting receivers, with recently signed veteran Travis Benjamin in t...
The Mercury News
Matt Calkins: With sports shut down by coronavirus, Seattleites should give thanks to Seahawks' Jadeveon Clowney
SEATTLE — There are no balls bouncing, no bats swinging, no pucks sliding across the ice. There are no games on our home soil to wager on, and no coaching decisions to blast.Sports are suspended because of the coronavirus pandemic, and it’s not a reality that’s getting easier to adjust to. But here in the Puget Sound area we do have the Jadeveon Clowney watch. That’s something, no?Seriously, wondering where the free-agent defensive end will land is the one thing keeping Seattleites from joining an esports league right now. Rumors about the former Seahawk is the only sports news interrupting no...
The Seattle Times
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Trump claims he had ‘wonderful’ phone call with Joe Biden about coronavirus responsePresident Donald Trump claimed he had a “warm” and “wonderful” conversation with Joe Biden on Monday about the coronavirus outbreak, striking an uncharacteristically cordial tone about his Democratic nemesis.Trump told reporters during his daily briefing at the White House that he spoke with Biden for about 15 minutes over the phone and that the former vice president had offered some “suggestions” on how to better respond to the worsening COVID-19 pandemic.“We had a really wonderful, warm conversation,” Trump s...
Tribune News Service
Scott Fowler: If the Panthers have a plan for how they will rebuild, they're not saying what it is
Scouring the Marty Hurney press conference for usable nuggets of information Monday feels a bit like a waste of time.The Carolina Panthers general manager spoke about 2,000 words over 20 minutes, and about 1,900 of those were of the pleasantly vague variety. There was a lot of “We’re preparing for every scenario” and “Those were private conversations” and “We have a plan” — without saying much at all about what the plan is.Still, there’s plenty of time to scour. The coronavirus has postponed every notable sports event for months.So here are five things Hurney said — or didn’t say — that I foun...
The Charlotte Observer
Twins won't find late bloomers this time in MLB draft
Keoni Cavaco last year. Trevor Larnach in 2018. Royce Lewis in 2017. Alex Kirilloff in 2016.Those are four former first-round drafts picks made by the Twins that probably would not be made this year because the club would not have had the time to build enough conviction to select on them.Major League Baseball usually holds its draft in early June. But that event, just like most on the baseball calendar, has been upended by the coronavirus pandemic. There will be a draft but, based on an agreement struck late last month between owners and players, it could happen anywhere between June 10 and Ju...
Star Tribune (Minneapolis)
A silent Masters week unlike any other begins in Augusta
AUGUSTA, Ga. — Monday was to have been the first public practice round of Masters week, scheduled long before a virus intervened. For the first time since World War II, though, there would not be a major golf tournament here bookmarking the Georgian spring.“It just kind of feels like we’re out of place,” said Billy DeLoach, astride his golf cart working security at the course neighboring Augusta National, the Augusta Country Club. Having also worked nearly two dozen Masters and having attended the tournament dating to 1960, he had every right to be a little disoriented.The lords of the Masters...
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Trump claims he had 'wonderful' phone call with Joe Biden about coronavirus response
President Donald Trump claimed he had a “warm” and “wonderful” conversation with Joe Biden on Monday about the coronavirus outbreak, striking an uncharacteristically cordial tone about his Democratic nemesis.Trump told reporters during his daily briefing at the White House that he spoke with Biden for about 15 minutes over the phone and that the former vice president had offered some “suggestions” on how to better respond to the worsening COVID-19 pandemic.“We had a really wonderful, warm conversation,” Trump said. “He gave me his point of view and I fully understand that and we had a very fri...
New York Daily News
Mark Bradley: Will there be a college football season? Vince Dooley isn't sure.
“I’ve switched to being hopeful,” he said Sunday. “Optimistically hopeful, put it that way.”The famous former Georgia coach and athletic director had spent most of the day in his lush Athens garden. “I went out to plant one thing,” he said, “but I’ve got so much out there I have to move something else to make room. I told Barbara (his wife) I’d be out there two hours; I was out there for eight.”Like many among us, Dooley is sheltering in place. He doesn’t even go to the grocery. “She does 99% of it,” he said. “If I go, I can’t find the one thing I’m looking for. So I stay away from that as wel...
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution