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
Baseball: Ono does it all in Dragons' win over Giants
Yudai Ono won his second-straight complete game victory and drove in the Chunichi Dragons' first run in a 7-1 Central League win over the Yomiuri Giants on Friday.The 31-year-old lefty also recorded 10 strikeouts for the second-straight game as he allowed five hits and a walk and improved to 2-3 on the season."I'm not a real good pitcher," Ono said. "I just have to do those things I can, make my pitches, and try to keep us in the game.""My fastball and my two-seamer were both good today so I had something to attack them with, get some swings and misses and some ground balls. I gave up some har...
Soccer: Japan wunderkind Kubo moves to Villarreal on 1-year loan
Real Madrid has loaned out 19-year-old Japan international Takefusa Kubo to Spanish La Liga rival Villareal, a source with knowledge of the matter said Friday.Both the clubs and the Japan midfielder have agreed to the terms and a formal announcement will be made after he passes his medical.Kubo, an electrifying talent, joined Real Madrid in 2019 from J-League first-division side FC Tokyo, and was promptly loaned out to Spanish top-flight side Mallorca. He scored four goals and recorded four assists in 35 games for Mallorca, who were relegated to the second division.Fifth-place finishers this p...
'You can sense it. You can feel it.' A closer look at the Bears quarterback competition and the dynamics for 2020
CHICAGO — As the Chicago Bears conduct an unusual training camp in Lake Forest, the Chicago Tribune takes a closer look at the quarterback competition.———— QBs currently on roster: 3.— QBs projected on final roster: 2.— Roster locks: Mitch Trubisky and Nick Foles.— Practice squad candidates: Tyler Bray.— Biggest offseason developments: The Bears let backup quarterback Chase Daniels’ contract expire, then traded a fourth-round pick to the Jaguars for Nick Foles. … They declined the fifth-year option for 2021 on Trubisky’s rookie deal. … They hired John DeFilippo as their new quarterbacks coach ...
Shark Week 2020: 8 fin-credible specials we want to see
Much of our summer has been a great big bummer, thanks to the pandemic. But at least we still have Shark Week.Yes, one of TV’s biggest annual events — the oceanic Super Bowl, if you will — returns to the Discovery Channel on Sunday and continues through Aug. 16. With more than 20 hours of programming on the docket, Discovery is promising “bigger sharks and breathtaking breaches,” along with plenty of celebrities, including Mike Tyson, Shaquille O’Neal, Will Smith, Snoop Dogg and Adam Devine, among others.But why do sharks get their own week, you ask? Because Sperm Whale Week doesn’t sound near...
The Mercury News
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
COVID-19 rates spiked in county NASCAR race had 20,000 fans. But officials don't blame the gathering.
Three weeks have passed since roughly 20,000 fans sat sprinkled throughout the grandstands at Bristol Motor Speedway to watch NASCAR’s All-Star Race. The race marked the largest sporting event with spectators since the pandemic shuttered the sports world in March.In Tennessee’s Sullivan County, where the speedway is located, there has been a spike in positive COVID-19 cases in the weeks following the July 15 race, but public health officials said Wednesday that they have not identified an association or cluster linked to the NASCAR event.“We were seeing an upswing prior to the race and that up...
The Charlotte Observer
Marcus Hayes: Penn State's Micah Parsons, others wisely opt out of 2020 season
PHILADELPHIA — Projected first-round receiver Rashod Bateman doesn’t trust the NCAA, Minnesota football, or even the NFL, so he’s not playing until he believes the game is safe to be played.Reportedly, Penn State linebacker Micah Parsons, who is projected to be drafted among the top five picks, is forgoing 2020, too. So is top-flight cornerback Caleb Farley of Virginia Tech. They are a trickle. Expect a flood.The NCAA won’t spike this doomed football season, so the players who can must protect themselves. Why would someone like Clemson junior quarterback Trevor Lawrence risk himself during a C...
The Philadelphia Inquirer
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