Tom Krasovic: Chargers-Raiders rivalry takes unique turn to domed stadium, fake grass and Vegas tie-in
SAN DIEGO — Sixty years after it began, the Chargers-Raiders rivalry will break new ground Sunday starting with the ground itself.At the Kroenke Dome in Inglewood, for the first time in a series that will renew for the 122nd time, the teams will trot onto a “fake grass” surface instead of the stuff goats eat.So Raiders players won’t smell chalk as tight end Dave “Holy Roller” Casper did when he famously fell on the skittering ball in San Diego Stadium’s east end zone in 1978. And Chargers players won’t smell grass as they did three years later in Oakland where Chargers Hall of Famers Dan Fouts...
The San Diego Union-Tribune
Rawlings to buy Easton, create baseball and softball giant
TOWN AND COUNTRY, Mo. — Rawlings Sporting Goods Inc. announced on Tuesday it has agreed to buy Easton Diamond Sports, a merger of two of the country’s top softball and baseball sporting goods companies.The companies said the purchase will strengthen both brands, drive product innovation, allow for larger investments, grow talent, and expand customization options for players.“The Easton and Rawlings brands complement each other exceptionally well and will deliver an improved value proposition to all stakeholders, including teams, players, coaches, dealers and associations throughout the industr...
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
More than 1,000 reports of anti-Asian racism in California since March, data show
SACRAMENTO, Calif. — The Stop AAPI Hate Reporting Center received 1,116 reports of anti-Asian discrimination in California between March and July this year, according to a Thursday report.As of Aug. 5, 2,583 incidents of anti-Asian discrimination nationwide have been self-reported to the Stop AAPI Hate Reporting Center since March. More than 40% of those reports are from California, the report found, with 174 of those reports coming from California youths between the ages of 12 and 20.The Stop AAPI Hate Reporting Center was formed in March by the Asian Pacific Policy and Planning Council, Chin...
The Sacramento Bee