Category Archives: Blog Sample 3

Center right spot in the “In the Know” section.

Tough day for MLB: Price out, Freeman positive, Tanaka hurt

Tough day for MLB: Price out, Freeman positive, Tanaka hurt

By STEVE MEGARGEE Freddie Freeman tests positive for COVID-19. Masahiro Tanaka gets hit in the head by a line drive. David Price announces he won’t play this season. On this Fourth of July, even the return of baseball didn’t offer much cause for celebration. As teams prepared to start their pandemic-shortened season, sobering examples of…More

Sponsor FedEx asks Redskins to change their name

Sponsor FedEx asks Redskins to change their name

WASHINGTON (AP) — The title sponsor of the Washington Redskins’ stadium wants the NFL team to change its name. “We have communicated to the team in Washington our request that they change the team name,“ FedEx said in a statement Thursday. The company paid the team $205 million in 1999 for the naming rights to…More

Oakland A’s looking to fill seats with cardboard cutouts

Oakland A’s looking to fill seats with cardboard cutouts

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The Oakland Athletics might have some fans at home games after all. Well, sort of. The A’s are selling cardboard cutouts with fans’ photos that they will put in the seats at the Coliseum this season. The team also plans to mix in images of former players and celebrities alongside the…More

Watney bored in isolation, nervous about how he got virus

Watney bored in isolation, nervous about how he got virus

By DOUG FERGUSON Monday marked the 10th day of self-isolation for Nick Watney, the minimum required for PGA Tour players who test positive for the new coronavirus. He said he is feeling good except for some minor fatigue, perhaps brought on by a major case of boredom, and except for the distinction of becoming the…More

Johnson wins Travelers to extend career-long season streak

Johnson wins Travelers to extend career-long season streak

By PAT EATON-ROBB CROMWELL, Conn. (AP) — Dustin Johnson won the Travelers Championship on Sunday to end a long drought and extend his career-long season victory streak to 13. Johnson closed with a 3-under 67 for a one-stroke victory over Kevin Streelman at fan-free TPC River Highlands. Johnson last won in Mexico City in March…More

Irish punter moving from dairy farm to Georgia Tech

Irish punter moving from dairy farm to Georgia Tech

By KEN MAGUIRE Townsfolk weren’t the only ones curious about what David Shanahan was up to with the funny-looking brown ball. Trading Gaelic footballs for American footballs, Shanahan was booting the pigskin on his uncle’s dairy farm in southwest Ireland. “I had a lot of young calves watching me curiously,” he said. “Every now and…More

Billy Linville: Sports Betting in GA – Where are we?

Billy Linville: Sports Betting in GA – Where are we?

Billy Linville is one of Lexicon Strategies’ founding partners, focusing his practice on providing strategic communication, public affairs, media relations, campaign management, business development, and political consulting for clients across the country. Today, he joins Buck and Kincade to get the latest on the legalization of sports betting in Georgia.More

Major League Baseball begins its 2020 regular season on July 23rd or July 24th.

Major League Baseball begins its 2020 regular season on July 23rd or July 24th.

Commissioner of Baseball Robert D. Manfred, Jr. announced yesterday that Major League Baseball anticipates beginning its 2020 regular season approximately one month from today, on July 23rd or July 24th. The announcement follows confirmation today that the MLB Players Association has accepted the health and safety protocols that will guide MLB’s return to play and…More

MLB plans 60-game slate, shortest since 1878, as union balks

MLB plans 60-game slate, shortest since 1878, as union balks

By RONALD BLUM NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball plans to unilaterally issue a 60-game schedule for its shortest season since 1878 after the players’ association rejected a negotiated deal of the same length, putting the sport on track for a combative return to the field amid the coronavirus pandemic. Commissioner Rob Manfred and…More

Simpson celebrates a Father’s Day win at Harbour Town

Simpson celebrates a Father’s Day win at Harbour Town

By DOUG FERGUSON HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. (AP) — Nothing can top the first time Webb Simpson won on Father’s Day, a U.S. Open title eight years ago at Olympic Club and hearing his father’s laughter on the phone to share the joy. Harbour Town was special in its own right. Dressed in his Sunday…More

Headlines