Kings and Pelicans finally clash in long-awaited nationally televised game, but …
The Kings and New Orleans Pelicans were locked in a three-way tie for ninth in the Western Conference when they suited up for a nationally televised game at Golden 1 Center on March 11.The contest had major playoff implications for both teams, but in a surreal scene shortly before tip-off, the game was postponed, fans were instructed to leave the arena and the NBA season was suspended due to the coronavirus pandemic.America had to wait five long months, but the Kings and Pelicans finally played that game Tuesday night in the NBA bubble at Walt Disney World Resort’s AdventHealth Arena. Unfortun...
The Sacramento Bee
Royals rally to force extra innings, but fall to the Reds in the 10th
CINCINNATI — Just when it looked like Ryan McBroom came off the bench and re-ignited the fire the Kansas City Royals showed during their four-game winning streak and assured they’d find a way to keep the good times rolling, the Cincinnati Reds dished out a dose of heartbreak.McBroom blasted a pinch-hit, two-run home run that tied the score in the eighth inning and propelled the game into extra innings after the Royals trailed by four early, but the Royals couldn’t get a run in the 10th despite the new rule that starts each team with a runner on second base.The Reds got a walk-off double from J...
The Kansas City Star
Twins bullpen can't hold lead as eighth-inning homer lifts Milwaukee
MILWAUKEE – With the dangerous part of the Brewers lineup due up in the eighth inning, Twins manager Rocco Baldelli went with his closer Taylor Rogers. Putting your best reliever in the most dangerous part of the game is a strategy employed more frequently in the game.But Rogers was not at his best, giving up a two-run home run to Jedd Gyorko as the Twins fell 6-4 to the Brewers.Rogers threw 21 pitches on Monday before while earning the save against Milwaukee. Last season, Rogers had a 7.20 ERA when pitching on no days’ rest, with five of the eight home runs hit off him coming in that situatio...
Star Tribune (Minneapolis)
Virus gives Sri Lanka's threatened elephants a reprieve
Colombo (AFP) - Sri Lanka's coronavirus lockdown has helped reduce the death toll from clashes between elephants and humans, conservationists have said.A record 405 elephants were killed by humans in the country last year, up from about 360 in 2018. A total of 121 people were killed by elephants, up from 96 the year before, according to government data.Speaking ahead of World Elephant Day on Wednesday, Jayantha Jayewardene, a leading international expert on elephants, said: "We can say that the human-elephant conflict eased during curfews."But this is a temporary situation. Farmers will start ...
Australia's worst-hit state 'flattening' virus curve
Melbourne (AFP) - Australia's worst-hit state of Victoria appears to be curbing a virus outbreak after a week of tougher restrictions, authorities said Wednesday, with new cases falling in recent days even as fatalities topped records.Victoria state Premier Daniel Andrews announced 410 new cases and 21 fatalities -- marking Australia's deadliest day so far -- but said the state "certainly" seemed to be flattening the curve."If you look at the average over the last seven days, we are seeing (numbers) come down," he told a press conference.The state has reported around or below 400 new daily cas...
Bengals $42 Million Cornerback Trae Waynes Out 2 Months With Pectoral Injury
During practice on Monday, Bengals cornerback Trae Waynes who was signed by the Bengals this offseason on a three year $42 million contract, suffered a pectoral injury in practice and is expected to be out for two months. This comes after tension between Waynes and the team where the team withheld his signing bonus from him until he came in for in-person physical and apparently Waynes’ agent Brian Murphy told him not to do any football-related drills until he got his bonus,“Obviously, there’s no physical activity there, and he’d really want to be in the best shape of life, so he can play the ...
‘Tiger King’ Star Carole Baskin Sued By Family Of Missing Husband Don Lewis
Tiger King star Carole Baskin is facing a lawsuit from the family of her late husband who she claimed disappeared in 1997. Baskin said her ex-husband Don Lewis vanished after leaving his home in Tampa, Florida a day before leaving for a trip to Costa Rica. Lewis’ body has never been found but was declared legally dead in 2002.Lewis’ family is offering a $100,000 reward for information that might lead to determining what happened to him. The family’s lawyer, John Phillips, said the family will conduct an independent investigation, and he will seek to depose Baskin.After the release of Netflix’s...
Main events scheduled for Thursday, Aug. 13
Main events scheduled in Japan for Thursday, Aug. 13:-- Advertising agency Dentsu Inc. to release earnings report for 1st half of 2020.-- Mitsubishi Corp. to release earnings reports for April-June quarter.
Cubs return from layoff with a 7-1 victory over the Indians behind Jason Heyward's 4 RBIs
CLEVELAND — A four-day layoff gave the Chicago Cubs extra time to hear about the effectiveness of the Cleveland Indians pitching staff.So when play resumed Tuesday night, the Cubs found a variety of ways to chip away and eventually end the Indians’ 17-game streak of allowing four runs or fewer in a 7-1 victory at Progressive Field.“We’re pretty aware of it,” Jason Kipnis said of the Indians’ streak before the game.Jason Heyward delivered the most convincing blow with a three-run home run to cap a five-run sixth inning. Heyward’s four-RBI performance enabled the Cubs and Jon Lester to pull away...
Marlins drop third straight in extra innings after comeback attempt vs. Blue Jays falls short
It was a matter of inches separating Logan Forsythe from being the latest unlikely hero for the Miami Marlins on Tuesday. A towering fly ball breezed past the foul pole in left field. The infielder celebrated. The Marlins jumped up and down in their dugout. For a moment, Miami thought another improbable comeback was complete after it trailed by three runs with two outs in the top of the ninth.Forsythe — and the umpires — thought he had hit the go-ahead two-run home run in extra innings. The umpires, though, decided to review and it was apparent: Forsythe’s fly ball just missed grazing the foul...