MLB Announces Annual Winter Meetings Will Be Held Virtually, Not In Person — NESN.com

Sign In There’s a first time for everything, right? Such is the case for Major League Baseball’s upcoming Winter Meetings, which usually are held in person. But due to COVID-19, they will be held virtually this year, per MLB.com’s Mark Feinsand. MLB has officially postponed the upcoming owners meetings (Nov. 17-19 in Arlington) and Winter…

MLB Announces Annual Winter Meetings Will Be Held Virtually, Not In Person — NESN.com

NBA Rumors: League, NBPA Don’t Agree On Start Date For 2020-21 Season — NESN.com

There reportedly is a bit of a tug of war going on between the NBA and its Players’ Association. The league on Friday extended its deadline (for a fourth time) to serve notice on terminating the Collective Bargaining Agreement, this time to Nov. 6, to allow more time for negotiations between the NBA and NBPA, […]

NBA Rumors: League, NBPA Don’t Agree On Start Date For 2020-21 Season — NESN.com

Sam Hinkie “stoked” Daryl Morey now runs 76ers; not fan of trading Embiid, Simmons — ProBasketballTalk | NBC Sports

“I’m stoked now. I think it’s great news. He’s not a good hire. He’s a great hire. It’s a really big move for the franchise.”

Sam Hinkie “stoked” Daryl Morey now runs 76ers; not fan of trading Embiid, Simmons — ProBasketballTalk | NBC Sports

Tigers Announce A.J. Hinch As Next Next Manager With Suspension Over — NESN.com

Sign In A.J. Hinch is making his return to Major League Baseball. The former Astros manager was suspended for the 2020 abbreviated season following his involvement in Houston’s sign-stealing scandal during the team’s 2017 title run. But the Detriot Tigers on Friday announced that Hinch will be their new manager next season. As part of…

Tigers Announce A.J. Hinch As Next Next Manager With Suspension Over — NESN.com

Tyronn Lue’s Clippers coaching staff continues coming together — Press Telegram

Former Brooklyn coach Kenny Atkinson, former Cleveland coach Larry Drew, former Miami assistant Dan Craig and former All-Star point guard Chauncey Billups all are expected to join the staff.

Tyronn Lue’s Clippers coaching staff continues coming together — Press Telegram

Is Dodgers’ World Series title cheapened by unique 2020 season? — Pasadena Star News

ARLINGTON, Texas — There was only one World Series championship available to win in 2020. But how does the Dodgers’ win after the most unique – and shortest – season in Major League Baseball history stand up to the 115 World Series winners that came before? “I think if you can pull back stuff from…

Is Dodgers’ World Series title cheapened by unique 2020 season? — Pasadena Star News

Clemson QB Trevor Lawrence tests positive for COVID-19, could miss Notre Dame game — Pasadena Star News

Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence has tested positive for COVID-19 and will miss Saturday’s game against Boston College. “Trevor has authorized us this evening to announce that he has tested positive for COVID-19 and is now in isolation,” Clemson coach Dabo Swinney said in a statement Thursday night. “He is doing well with mild symptoms but…

Clemson QB Trevor Lawrence tests positive for COVID-19, could miss Notre Dame game — Pasadena Star News

Angels’ GM search includes at least four interviews so far — Daily Bulletin

As the offseason begins to gear up, the first four candidates for the Angels’ vacant general manager position have emerged. Oakland A’s assistant general manager Billy Owens, San Diego Padres special assistant Logan White and Arizona Diamondbacks assistant general managers Jared Porter and Ariel Sawdaye have all interviewed for the job, a source confirmed on…

Angels’ GM search includes at least four interviews so far — Daily Bulletin

Oakland A’s provide masks and clipper cards to help Alameda County’s most vulnerable residents vote safely in 2020 general election

3,000 KN95 masks and 1,300 pre-loaded Clipper Cards to be distributed11:32 AM PDT

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OAKLAND, Calif. – The Oakland A’s are providing 3,000 KN95 masks and 1,300 pre-loaded Clipper cards to help ensure the most vulnerable Alameda County residents can vote safely in the 2020 General Election. The team is partnering with the Alameda County Health Care for the Homeless, AC Transit, Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC), and social service agencies on the initiative.

Beginning on Wednesday, Oct. 28 and through Election Day on Tuesday, Nov. 3, the masks and Clipper cards, each loaded with an AC Transit one-day local pass, are being distributed to residents of local shelters, RV sites, and homeless encampments in Alameda County. In partnership with the A’s, Alameda County Health Care for the Homeless, Bay Area Community Services, Downtown Streets Team, East Oakland Collective, and LavaMae are helping with the distribution.

“We are proud to do our part to provide adequate PPE for unhoused citizens in our community,” said Oakland A’s President Dave Kaval. “We felt it was also important to ensure these residents can safely travel to Accessible Voting Locations by providing Clipper cards. We thank our incredible partners, Alameda County Health Care for the Homeless, AC Transit, Metropolitan Transportation Commission, and a number of local social service agencies for their partnership and support.”

“People experiencing homelessness face numerous barriers which limit their participation in the election process,” said Colleen Chawla, Director, Alameda County Health Care Services Agency. “We are teaming up with the Oakland A’s to ensure all people have a voice in shaping their future and the opportunity to get out and vote safely.”

“This year will be no ordinary election largely because COVID-19 has changed the way we cast our votes,” says Michael Hursh, AC Transit General Manager. “We have, however, confronted the challenge head-on: our entire bus fleet has retrofitted Bus Operator Shields, onboard facemasks and hand sanitizer dispensers, social distancing mandates, and contactless payment devices for Clipper Card. All of which ensures AC Transit will continue its 60-year tradition of getting East Bay voters to the polls.”

“MTC thanks the A’s for the opportunity to join the team ensuring vulnerable citizens can not only get out to vote, but can do so safely,” said Andrew Fremier, the Commission’s Deputy Executive Director for Operations. “We appreciate the work being done by many local social service agencies to distribute the Clipper cards and masks in order to encourage voting.”

In an effort to make sure all Alameda County residents have a safe and easily accessible voting option, the A’s also joined the California Secretary of State Alex Padilla, Alameda County, and the Coliseum Authority (JPA) to create the Coliseum Accessible Voting Location. The vote center, which opens on Saturday, Oct. 31 through Tuesday, Nov. 3, is open to all Alameda County residents.

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Jose Mourinho orders Tottenham to training tomorrow after claiming he wanted to sub off EVERYBODY — The US Sun

FUMING Jose Mourinho wanted to haul off EVERY Tottenham player at half-time in their shock 1-0 Europa League defeat at Royal Antwerp and has ordered them to train on Friday morning. Dele Alli was one of four Spurs stars replaced at the interval after Ben Davies gifted Lior Refaelov a winner for the Belgian outsiders.…

Jose Mourinho orders Tottenham to training tomorrow after claiming he wanted to sub off EVERYBODY — The US Sun

Cam Newton: I need to pick my expletive up — Boston Herald

Of all the recent lessons Cam Newton has learned in New England, the toughest has come these past few weeks. When Pats have played poorly, he’s played worse, and together they’ve stumbled to a 2-4 record that would’ve stunned preseason prognosticators. On Thursday, Newton summed the lesson up rather succinctly. “Losing is not acceptable in…

Cam Newton: I need to pick my expletive up — Boston Herald

Rudy Gobert To Celtics? NBA Trade Rumor Sparks Debate On Potential Deal — NESN.com

Sign In The Boston Celtics need a rim protector. So, how about adding arguably the NBA’s best? That’s the scenario making the rounds on the world wide web Thursday after Twitter user @LegionHoopsRoss, a self-proclaimed “NBA insider,” reported, citing a source, that Boston is weighing the idea of trading for Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert.…

Rudy Gobert To Celtics? NBA Trade Rumor Sparks Debate On Potential Deal — NESN.com