Journalist who covered Trump in Tampa tests positive for COVID
BELLEAIR, Fla. — A member of the press who covered President Donald Trump’s trip to the Tampa Bay area Friday has tested positive for the coronavirus, according to the White House Correspondents’ Association.The association’s president, Zeke Miller, a reporter for The Associated Press, wrote in a message to the group’s members Sunday about the member’s positive test.“We’ve already reached out to those who were in the pools with this individual, and the White House Medical Unit is conducting additional contact tracing and providing follow-on tests for those in the pools and potentially exposed,...
Internet speeds were awful, so these rural Pennsylvanians put up their own wireless tower
Big Valley is a living postcard of Pennsylvania. Jet-black buggies hug the shoulders of its long, straight roads and knobby-kneed foals prance in fields so green they look electrified. Most signs there urge motorists to repent and rejoice, or to buy fresh strawberries from the Amish children sitting in the shade.But one Pennsylvania tradition also plagued residents who live in this sweeping landscape: slow, unreliable, and expensive internet service. The government couldn’t help. Private suppliers have long said improved speeds were too costly to provide for such a sparsely populated area. So ...
The Philadelphia Inquirer
Paul Sullivan: Let's just fast forward through the tedious MLB negotiations to the end for the eventual — and obvious — solution
Baseball took its first step to a restart on May 11 when owners gave the go-ahead to begin negotiating with the players’ union on a potential return around the Fourth of July.But a 50-50 revenue sharing split was shot down by players before it was even proposed, and a tiered salary structure taking more money out of the higher-paid players’ pockets also was a non-starter.So here we are in early June, with the NHL and NBA much closer to their restart agreements than MLB, making the fight between baseball owners and the union even more aggravating to shell-shocked fans who just want to sit back ...
Mark Bradley: Sports are moving toward playing. Is this good or bad?
Every pitcher has an ERA of 0.00. Every hitter is batting .000. Every team is in a 30-way tie for first place (also last) at 0-0.Depending on the sport, we’re seeing movement toward the resumption/commencement of play. We could know something about MLB by week’s end. The NBA and MLS are casting eyes at Disney World as a home base. Tom Brady played golf and split his britches. (Is it just me, or has TB’s brief time in Tampa Bay been the height of goofiness?)To borrow from Churchill, the Brit equivalent of Yogi Berra when it comes to catch-all quotes: “This is not the end; it is not even the beg...
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Benjamin Hochman: Blaine Gabbert embraces role as Tom Brady's backup with Bucs
ST. LOUIS — It’s an uncomfortable question to ask, let alone to answer.How do you ask a driven athlete and fierce competitor at sport’s most alpha-dog position about being a backup? Is bringing up he’s a non-starter a nonstarter?You don’t want to offend or imply he’s inferior, but you’ve got to be honest with the question because you want an honest answer.So, here’s the answer from Tom Brady’s backup.“Taking on the role of a backup, your ultimate goal is always to be a starter. But for the time being, being a backup is my role, and I’ve embraced it completely … “ said Tampa Bay Buccaneers quar...
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Giants Star Running Back Saquon Barkley Out 4-8 Weeks With High Ankle Sprain
With just under three minutes left in the first half of the New York Giants’ electrifying 32-31 win on Sunday, Buccaneers safety Mike Edwards brought down Giants running back Saquon Barkley, accidentally catching his ankle underneath him and bending it awkwardly.Barkley, the second overall pick in last year’s NFL draft, left the game with Giants fans everywhere fearing the worst.On Monday, an MRI confirmed that Barkley suffered a high-ankle sprain, an injury that oftentimes carries with it a sentence of roughly four to eight weeks. ESPN’s Adam Schefter, on the other hand, indicated that the pr...