News

After two-week checkup, SF Giants’ Brandon Belt’s playoff status remains uncertain

LOS ANGELES — With their best-of-five NLDS series against the Dodgers tied 1-1, the Giants have plenty to focus on aside from the status of injured first baseman Brandon Belt. If the Giants do advance to the NLCS, however, Belt’s status will become a hot topic and manager Gabe Kapler said Sunday he wouldn’t rule out the possibility of the team adding Belt to the club’s 26-man roster. “The prognosis has not changed,” Kapler said after Belt received a two-week checkup with a hand specialist. Belt fractured his left thumb on Sunday, September 26 when a 93-mile per hour fastball from Rockies left-hander Lucas Gilbreath hit the left-handed slugger while he was attempting to bunt. The 11th-year veteran initially stayed in the game to run the bases, but was removed when the Giants returned to the

Read More
News

20 years without a front license plate? These drivers have that beat: Roadshow

Q: Last week Kevin Brown of Santa Clara said his Mustang hadn’t had a front plate since the early 2000s. You asked if anyone could beat that. I have a 1993 Camaro that has never had a front plate displayed and it is still on the road, not just sitting in the garage. That’s 28 years. Steve Paine, San Jose A: And here’s a driver who has hit the 32-year mark without a front plate. Q: I had my Corvette for 28 years and one before that for four years and never was I stopped for no front plate, although I had an answer ready: “Officer, it must be a very slow day.” Ron Rundell, Campbell A: I think the cop would have been amused. Q: Only 20 years without a front license plate? Try 41 years for my custom 1962 Corvette, which I bought in 1973 and sold in 2014.  Probably still doesn’t have one on it...

Read More
News

Bears’ Roquan Smith: Unnecessary roughness penalty was ‘BS’

Bears linebacker Roquan Smith was flagged in the end zone Sunday. | AP PhotosBears inside linebacker Roquan Smith didn’t agree with the flag he received for unnecessary roughness Sunda LAS VEGAS — Bears inside linebacker Roquan Smith didn’t agree with the flag he received for unnecessary roughness Sunday after he hit receiver Willie Snead in the end zone on second-and-goal in the fourth quarter. “I thought that was BS,” he said after the Bears’ 20-9 win at Allegiant Stadium. “I was like, ‘unnecessary?’ .... I’ll have to look back at it but I don’t think I put my helmet in there. I think I put my shoulder in and then they called it. “And so it’s a flag, but it is what it is.” Injury update Starting right tackle Germain Ifedi hurt his knee in the second quarter and didn’t return. He was r...

Read More
News

Three takeaways from Bears’ convincing 20-9 win over Raiders

Eddie Jackson argues his case for a forced fumble and recovery against the Raiders. | GettyA look at the Matt Nagy-Bill Lazor dynamic, Eddie Jackson’s near-miss on a takeaway and Club Dub being cool again. LAS VEGAS — A lot of things went right for the Bears in their 20-9 win over the Raiders on Sunday, and it was easily their most convincing victory this season. Beyond a strong game by Justin Fields and the overwhelming impact of Khalil Mack against his former team, here are three takeaways from Allegiant Stadium. Nagy, Lazor settling inCoach Matt Nagy gave his strongest praise yet of the job offensive coordinator Bill Lazor has done replacing him as play caller. He also seems to be adjusting his new role as more of a CEO. “It feels good,” Nagy said. “As a result, you’re seeing what we’r...

Read More
News

Coronavirus hospitalizations decline again in LA County; 1,056 new COVID-19 cases posted

The number of coronavirus patients in Los Angeles County hospitals continues to fall, declining from 670 on Saturday to 656, according to state figures released Sunday, Oct. 10. The number of those patients in intensive care remained the same at 202. It was the 36th time in the past 41 days that the number of COVID patients in county hospitals declined, down from a summer peak of nearly 1,800 brought on by the more contagious Delta variant. The county Department of Public Health on Sunday reported 1,056 new COVID-19 cases, raising the total infections to 1,470,829, and five more deaths, for a total of 26,312. The number of cases and deaths are likely to reflect reporting delays over the weekend, officials said. The health department reported that between Aug. 29 and Sept. 25, unvaccinated

Read More
News

‘Chicken & Biscuits’ Wants to Make a Broadway Feast Out of a Funeral

Emilio MadridIt is time for the Mabry family to go to church, and they are taking us with them. Douglas Lyons’ comedy is directed by Zhailon Levingston, who is not only making his Broadway debut with this play but at 27 is the youngest Black director in Broadway history. Levingston is also director of industry initiatives for the Broadway Advocacy Coalition, which is leading Broadway’s ongoing reckoning with race, racism, and representation. The occasion for the family gathering in Chicken & Biscuits, which opens tonight at Circle in the Square, is the funeral of Bernard, the father of sisters Baneatta (Cleo King) and Beverly (Ebony Marshall-Oliver). Overseeing the service is pastor Reginald Mabry (Norm Lewis), Baneatta’s husband, who is taking over church-leading duties from his fath...

Read More
News

Bears feed off loud crowd in Las Vegas

Quarterback Justin Fields celebrates the Bears’ win Sunday. | Photo by Chris Unger/Getty ImagesAt times, Bears fans were so loud that it felt like a home game. LAS VEGAS — Visiting for the first time to watch their favorite team, Bears fans occupied maybe 40% of Allegiant Stadium during Sunday’s 20-9 win against the Raiders. At times, they were so loud that it felt like a home game. “I”m not used to playing away games where you have a crowd that can rival the home crowd,” said tight end Jesper Horsted, who caught a second-quarter touchdown. “And especially for this game, they were making so much noise, which really disturbs the opposing offense. And you saw a lot of penalties that are caused solely because of that.” Bears coach Matt Nagy talks often about Bears fans who travel en masse. “...

Read More
News

49ers lose to Cardinals and will be digging themselves out of a hole the rest of the season

The company line emanating Arizona is that a three-game losing streak is not a death knell to the season and the 49ers’ Super Bowl aspirations. Maybe it isn’t, but it’s worth considering we lower expectations for the 2021 49ers after a 17-10 road loss to the unbeaten Arizona Cardinals. They’re three games behind Arizona (5-0) and two back of the Los Angeles Rams (4-1). What looked to be a four-team race now has the 49ers and Seattle at 2-3. The Cardinals with Kyler Murray and the Rams with Matt Stafford happen to be secure at the most important position in football. Coach Kyle Shanahan insists “nothing’s changed” going into their bye week, which means that when Jimmy Garoppolo’s calf is sufficiently healed, he goes back into the starting lineup. The Seahawks have lost Russell Wilson follow

Read More
Sports

Chase Elliott and His Spotter Both Fire Brutal Shots at Kevin Harvick After He Crashes Into Wall and Out of Playoffs

It all started last month during the Cup Series night race at Bristol. Kevin Harvick and Chase Elliott had several on-track incidents late in the race that spilled over into face-to-face confrontations on pit road and in the garage area. It was all the talk in NASCAR circles. The following week, the 2014 Cup Series champion stoked the flames when he took a shot at the current champion, likening the driver’s behavior to that of his nine-year-old son.  That was the last time either one spoke about the ongoing feud. On Sunday, Harvick let his actions do the talking, deliberately dumping Elliott late in the race, damaging his car and his chances of advancing in the playoffs. Interestingly, it was the Stewart-Haas Racing driver who crashed into the wall and out of the playoffs a short time l

Read More
News

The Most Monstrous Comet Ever Known Is Headed Straight for Us

Illustration by Elizabeth Brockway/The Daily BeastSeven years ago, a pair of scientists scouring high-resolution images of space caught fleeting glimpses of a bright round object peeking from a vast cloud of icy objects more than two billion miles from Earth. As if that whole scene wasn’t exciting enough, the object appeared to be a huge comet. Thought to be between 60 and 100 miles wide, it was the biggest comet a human being had ever witnessed. And it seemed to be heading toward us, very loosely speaking. Last month the discoverers of the giant object—University of Pennsylvania astronomers Gary Bernstein and Pedro Bernardinelli—combined their earlier data with fresh sightings of the distant object this summer and confirmed their suspicions. at The Daily Beast. ...read more Source:: T...

Read More
News

Santa Anita horse racing consensus picks for Monday Oct. 11

The consensus box of picks comes from handicappers Bob Mieszerski, Art Wilson, Terry Turrell and Eddie Wilson. Here are the picks for Moday Oct. 11 for horse racing at Santa Anita. Trouble viewing on mobile device? See consensus picks Enjoy the consensus horse racing picks online? Subscribe   Related Articles Santa Anita horse racing consensus picks for Sunay Oct. 10 Santa Anita horse racing consensus picks for Saturday Oct. 9 Bob Baffert keeps his mind on horses over legal hassles Horse racing notes: Santa Anita will keep ‘Ship and Win’ for winter-spring meet Santa Anita horse racing consensus picks for Friday Oct. 8 ...read more Source:: Los Angele...

Read More
News

Bears defense wins ‘fistfight in a back alley’

Bears outside linebacker Khalil Mack tackles quarterback Nathan Peterman on Sunday. | Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty ImagesThis was the Bears defense we’ve been waiting for — the kind that can take over a game, at home or on the road. One that punches back. LAS VEGAS — As Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder prepared to put on one of Sin City’s biggest boxing matches in years Saturday night, Bears coach Matt Nagy gathered his team at its Lake Las Vegas hotel. Sunday’s game against the Raiders, he told them, was going to be a brawl. “This was going to be a fistfight in a back alley,” Nagy told his team. The Bears were ready. In one of the most meaningful wins in Nagy’s three-and-a-half year coaching career, rookie quarterback Justin Fields proved his toughness over and over again. The Bears’ run ga

Read More
News

Dodgers’ Max Scherzer on facing SF Giants: ‘It’s personal to them, it’s personal to us’

LOS ANGELES — The last time Dodgers right-hander Max Scherzer faced the Giants in the playoffs, Buster Posey launched a go-ahead home run against the eight-time All-Star. Scherzer didn’t take the loss for the Tigers in Game 4 of the 2012 World Series, but he saw first-hand how dangerous Posey can be in the postseason. “He’s great hitter. He knows what he’s doing at the plate,” Scherzer said Sunday. “I’ve faced him a handful of times. I think we traded paint. He’s got me. I’ve gotten him. So it should be a good matchup.” The Tigers entered the World Series as favorites over the Giants, but Posey and Co. secured an unlikely sweep to clinch the team’s second title in three seasons. “We can’t believe that we didn’t (win),” Scherzer said Sunday. “Unfortunately we had one shot at it, wasn’t able

Read More
News

Bears win, Justin Fields stays alive and all is well

The Raiders’ Quinton Jefferson celebrates a sack of Bears quarterback Justin Fields by teammate Yannick Ngakoue on Sunday. | Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty ImagesSolid running game takes a lot of pressure off the rookie quarterback in a 20-9 victory over the Raiders. Here’s a recipe for long-term success for the Bears: Play smothering defense, run the ball well, save Justin Fields’ life. Not necessarily in that order. Actually, not at all in that order. It might not be the most exciting approach, might not fulfill your deep desire to see the very athletic Fields do his thing, but it can to lead to a victory and an upright, breathing, not dribbling-down-his-chin rookie quarterback. The moral of the Bears’ 20-9 win over the Raiders on Sunday is that just because you’re in Las Vegas doesn’t mean

Read More