Dubon's 3-run blast keys win over Rockies, gives Giants control of NL wild card race
SAN FRANCISCO — When the San Francisco Giants opened the 2020 season, president of baseball operations Farhan Zaidi and manager Gabe Kapler were determined to give a group of inexperienced and young outfielders an opportunity to prove they could contribute to winning clubs of the future.With a three-run, go-ahead home run in the bottom of the fifth that led the Giants to a 7-2 win over the Colorado Rockies on Wednesday, rookie center fielder Mauricio Dubon is playing a significant role on a team that’s not waiting around to contend for a playoff berth.The Giants’ second straight victory moved ...
The Mercury News
Chicago Bulls Hire Billy Donovan As Head Coach
Earlier this year, the Chicago Bulls dismissed head coach Jim Boylen signaling a shift in the organizations mentality after Boylen’s disappointing stint in Chicago. Boylen was known around the league as a bit overzealous, reportedly making the players clock in and out of practice, running very hard practices and calling timeouts to set up plays with his team down 20 in the fourth quarter. A good microcosm of his relationship with his players is this clip from earlier this season where he was upset Bulls player Zach Lavine. Donovan will be a clear upgrade right away and this hire signals that t...
Tyler Herro, Miami's 20-year-old rookie, scores 37 and Heat is 1 win away from NBA Finals
Winning: The Miami Heat is on the brink of the NBA Finals and a 20-year-old rookie, who wasn’t even a top-10 pick, is leading the wayTyler Herro scored a career-high 37 points, including 17 in the fourth quarter, and the Heat beat the Boston Celtics, 112-109, in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference finals Wednesday to move within one win of playing for a championship.Herro’s explosion gives Miami a 3-1 series lead in Lake Buena Vista and the Heat can advance to the Finals for the first time since 2014 with a win Friday.In the final minutes, everyone from Jimmy Butler to Bam Adebayo to Goran Dragic...
Chicago Bears Legend Gale Sayers Dies At 77
On Wednesday, the NFL Hall of Fame confirmed that Chicago Bears legendary running back Gayle Sayers has died at 77. Sayers played all of his seven seasons with the Bears and was the youngest hall of fame inductee at 34 years old. His nickname was the “Kansas Comet,” Sayers was voted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1977.“All those who love the game of football mourn the loss of one of the greatest to ever play this game with the passing of Chicago Bears legend Gale Sayers,” Hall of Fame president David Baker said in a statement. “He was the very essence of a team player — quiet, unassumin...
Jake Cave homers twice as Twins edge Tigers 7-6, take over AL Central lead
MINNEAPOLIS — When the Twins left Guaranteed Rate Field last Thursday, it appeared that they had left the AL Central division title there for the White Sox.But a team’s fortunes can change quickly and greatly impact an abbreviated season.Chicago has sputtered, suffering consecutive walk-off losses in Cleveland this week. And the Twins, playing without the sore-kneed Nelson Cruz, won their fourth straight game with a 7-6 victory over Detroit on Wednesday. The Twins now are one-half game ahead of the White Sox for the division title.Chicago has a game in hand and owns the head-to-head tiebreaker...
Star Tribune (Minneapolis)
Eastlake Staff Participates in a 5k Run/Walk for Cancer Research
PARSIPPANY — On Tuesday, September 22, over 30 members of the Eastlake staff participated in the Damon Runyon Virtual 5k for Cancer Research around the grounds of the school. Usually held annually at Yankee Stadium, the event is being held virtually this year between August 24 and October 4.Fourth-grade teacher, Tracy Carroll, has been participating in the event for the past eleven years in memory of her father who passed away from cancer in 2008. Her team, Team Rhino, is comprised of over 60 friends and family members making them the largest team participating in the run. Throughout their yea...
Protesters fail to save mural by famed Chicano artist from demolition at San Diego school
SAN DIEGO — Community members tried unsuccessfully to stop the demolition of a 32-year-old mural painted by a renowned San Diego Chicano artist at Memorial Prep Middle School in the Logan Heights neighborhood.The school building bearing the mural was torn down Wednesday afternoon despite a community member, Encanto resident Monica Bernal, holding a spontaneous sit-in protest at the demolition site for about an hour, before being taken away by police.The muralist, Salvador Roberto Torres, an influential artist who helped create Chicano Park in 1970, wrote to school district officials this week ...
The San Diego Union-Tribune
Uncle Ben’s Rice Rebranding To Ben’s Original After Outcry Over Racial Stereotyping
Mars has announced that, starting next year, the rice company currently known as “Uncle Ben’s” will be rebranded as “Ben’s Original.” The change is in an attempt to get rid of imagery that some have deemed racist, as the Uncle Ben name and logo are said to fit within the historical American “Uncle Tom” stereotype.In tandem with the logo change, the company also plans to start several community outreach programs that are centered around “enhancing educational opportunities” and helping sustain access to fresh food. Mars Inc. has also said they hope to promote racial minorities in U.S. managemen...
Individual at Knollwood Elementary School Tested Positive for COVID-19
PARSIPPANY – In a letter to the parents of Knollwood Elementary School they were informed that an individual has tested positive for Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). The Parsippany-Troy Hills Board of Education is coordinating closely with public health officials and following CDC, state, and local health department guidance in order to assure the health and safety of our community.Cleaning and disinfecting of all exposed areas has been completed. Please know that at this time, and in consultation with our local health officials, there is no need to close school or for staff, students, or ...
Liv Tyler Quits ‘911: Lone Star’ Due To Fear Of Flying During COVID-19 Pandemic
Out of fear of catching COVID-19, actress Liv Tyler has quit Fox’s 911: Lone Star. Though she had had a multi-year contract, she asked to get let out after just one season.Tyler has expressed concerns about the pandemic before – at its start in April, she made in Instagram post about how coronavirus had flipped the world upside-down.Now, the star has left the first-responder drama since the show is shot in the United States, and she fears flying back and forth between her home in the U.K. and the filming locations. The U.S. also currently has the highest total coronavirus cases and deaths in t...