Headline Sports podcast with Jessica Kwong: Bears moving out of Chicago; Carroll says Seahawks are ten win team; plus more

Arlington Heights will be joining the NFL as the new home of the Chicago Bears here is an artists rendering of how the inside of the stadium would look like. The Stadium would open October 2034. (artist rendering file photo The Guardian)

On Headline Sports podcast with Jessica Kwong:

#1 The Chicago Bears are considering moving to Arlington Heights a suburb of the Windy City to get away from the cold winters of Lake Michigan. They plan to build a new stadium with enclosed roof which would be ready by the 2034 season.

#2 Jessica, Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll insisted that the Seahawks are a ten win team. The Seahawks have a huge hole to fill after quarterback Russell Wilson left to play with the Denver Broncos.

#3 Jessica, former Kansas City Chiefs assistant coach Britt Ried will face up to the charges of driving while intoxicated when he crashed into two cars while going to the Chiefs practice facility Feb 2021. Ried injured two children and one that has a brain injury. The family of Y.A. hopes Ried gets the maximum sentence as the case goes to the criminal phase of the trial.

#4 Los Angeles Rams defensive end Aaron Donald who was video taped swinging a Cincinnati Bengals helmet at Bengals players in the second of two joint practices. Donald was fell to the ground the helmet. Rams head coach Sean McVay said Donald was disciplined for the action but mention specifics.

#5 Jessica, talk about how important it is for the Pittsburgh Steelers to recognize former running back Franco Harris. Harris of course remembered for the famous Immaculate Reception in the 1972 AFC Championship against the Oakland Raiders when he caught a deflected pass in the air for an interception and ran it back for a touchdown to advance the Steel Curtain to the Super Bowl.

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Headline Sports podcast with Marko Ukalovic: Browns looking to Brissett to start at QB; Chargers Jackson out 2-4 wks ankle; plus much more NFL news

Cleveland Browns quarterback Deshaun Watson, right, greets quarterback Joshua Dobbs (15) before an NFL preseason football game against the Philadelphia Eagles in Cleveland, Sunday, Aug. 21, 2022 (AP News photo)

On Headlines podcast with Marko:

#1 Cleveland Quarterback DeShaun Watson won’t be back until week 12 for his sexual misconduct with a dozen women. The Browns will tap back up quarterback Jacoby Brissett who did not see a snap in the last pre season game.

#2 Los Angeles Chargers cornerback JC Jackson who is one of the Chargers key cornerbacks will be out for two to four weeks due to an ankle injury. How much are they going to miss him out of the line up?

#3 The Dallas Cowboys head coach Mike McCarthy plans not to use Dak Prescott at quarterback for the Cowboys last pre season game against the Seattle Seahawks on Friday night. McCarthy does not want to take any risks of injuries to his star quarterback before the first week of the regular season.

#4 The Washington Commanders star pass rusher Chase Young will not be doing any chasing anytime soon as he was placed on the PUP list to recover from a torn ACL. Young was injured nine games into the 2021 season and still has not fully recovered and from the sound of Commanders head coach Ron Rivera Young may not even return for the 2022 season.

#5 Green Bay Packers head coach Matt LaFluer makes it no secret that he will be resting his starters for their next game Thursday in Kansas City in the final installment of pre season games. Packers quarterback Aaron Rogers and the starters will be watching from the sidelines.

Marko Ukalovic filled in for Jessica who podcasts every other Wednesday night for Headline Sports podcast at http://www.sportsradioservice.com

Headline Sports podcast with Jessica Kwong: After 50 years in baseball Eck hangs it up; Padres finally score a run after 26 innings; plus more

Dennis Eckersley pictured during a pre game ceremony before the New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox on Aug 19, 2017 at Fenway Park. Eckersley announced his retirement from broadcasting on Aug 8, 2022 (AP News file photo)

On Headline Sports podcast with Jessica:

#1 Jessica, Boston Red Sox broadcaster Dennis Eckersley is calling it quits after 50 years in Major League Baseball. Eckersley started doing color on the Red Sox TV network NESN in 2003, Eck 67 is excited to spend time with his wife Jennifer, his children and grandchildren.

#2 Jessica the San Diego Padres were on a huge slide they were on a six game losing streak and had not scored a run in 26 innings, they have some big boppers in their line up with Fernando Tatis Jr, Manny Machado, and Juan Soto but the bats had been deafening.

#3 After losing five straight games New York Yankees manager Aaron Boone called a team meeting to clear the air. Boone said that the Yankees have a lot on the line and what their playing for is a championship. The Yankees do have a good lead in the AL East with a 10.5 game lead over second place Toronto.

#4 Jessica, Jason Heyward started his Major League career with the Atlanta Braves in 2010 and then went to the Chicago Cubs in 2016 and after eight seasons. Heyward and the Cubs have agreed to part ways. Heyward is will not finish his eighth year at $184 million deal with the Cubs.

#5 Jessica, the New York Mets have been almost unstoppable winning eight of their last ten games and are some seven games on top of the Atlanta Braves. There is a buzz in New York about another subway series the last won being in 2000 between the Mets and Yankees.

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Headline Sports with Jessica Kwong: Blue Jays fire manager Montoya despite being in playoff position; Ten Royals not admitted into Canada for not being vaccinated; plus more news

Charlie Montoya former Toronto Blue Jays manager was fired even though the Jays are still in playoff position. Jays general manager Ross Atkins said the team’s recent performance is the reason why he was fired. (AP News file photo)

On Headline Sports with Jessica:

#1 Toronto Blue Jays have fired Charlie Montaya Wednesday and named John Schneider as their interim manager for the rest of the year. The Jays promoted their Triple A manager Casey Candaele will be the Jays interim bench coach. Jays general manager Ross Atkins said he was disappointed on the Jays recent performance despite the team being in playoff position for a wild card spot.

#2 The Kansas City Royals have ten unvaccinated players who not allowed into Canada to face the Toronto Blue Jays who have refused to take the Covid 19 vaccination. Canada does not permit anyone from the US to enter without being vaccinated. Royals Operation Manager Dayton Moore said at the end of the day it’s players choice even though it impacts the team.

#3 Jessica the New York Yankees pitcher Luis Severino will undergo an MRI today because of right shoulder tightness. Serverino gave up three straight home runs to Cincinnati Reds hitters Kyle Farmer, Mike Moustakus, and Stuart Fairchild on Wednesday which raised red flags and the Yankees would like to find out more about his conditions.

#4 Washington Commanders owner Dan Synder will not be testifying at a House Oversight Committee hearing regarding Washington’s workplace culture which included sexual harassment. The NFL had fined the Commanders $10 million. Synder attorney Karen Patton said Synder won’t testify under subpoena and will do so voluntarily.

#5 Former Las Vegas wide receiver Henry Ruggs who was charged for the firey DUI crash on Nov 2, 2021 in Las Vegas that killed Las Vegas resident Tina Tintor 23 and her dog. Lawyers for Ruggs wanted his blood and alcohol evidence thrown out but the Clark County judge who is presiding over the case had permitted the test as evidence in the case.

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Headline Sports podcast with Jessica Kwong : Denver Post Reporter hoists Stanley Cup fans and media call bias; Has Serena Williams lost a little off her game? plus more News

Colorado Avalanche beat writer Mike Chambers from the Denver Post (left) with cigar in mouth is seen here holding the Stanley Cup with the Avalanche’s Gabriel Landeskog which had fans and members questioning Chambers objectivity (photo from @MikeChambers)

On Headline Sports podcast with Jessica Kwong:

#1 Jessica, Colorado Avalanche fans and members of the media expressed their displeasure with longtime Avalanche reporter Mike Chambers from the Denver Post who shared his photos with Avalanche team captain Gabriel Landeskog. Chambers in the photos was seen hoisting the Stanley Cup and also seen holding the cup with Landeskog.

#2 One of the things that is the number one rule is objectivity in our job as journalists and Chambers knows this as much as anybody else as a main beat writer for the Avalanche. Do you see this a matter of getting caught up in the moment?

#3 Tennis star Serena Williams a seven time Wimbledon Champion lost for the first time in the Grand Slam in a year. Williams lost to a 115th ranked ranked player Harmony Tan, 7-5, 1-6, 7-6, it appeared that Williams still had her strength, her passion, during the match. It was at the start of the match that she had a number of missed shots, made unforced errors, and hit some balls that went wide and long. Is Serena just losing a little off her game?

#4 Philadelphia Phillies outfielder Bryce Harper is out of action as he will need surgery to stabilize a broken thumb he sustained on Saturday after he got hit with a 97 MPH by the San Diego Padres Blake Snell in the bottom of the fourth inning. The pitch was high and tight on the hands and it got his thumb. Harper exchanged words with Snell but later in a post game interview said the pitch was not intentional.

#5 Jessica, former assistant football coach at Bremerton High School in Washington State Joseph Kennedy has taken a knee in prayer. There had been a comparison to his taking a knee to former San Francisco 49er quarterback’s Colin Kaepernick’s taking a knee who protested during the national anthem because continuous law enforcement brutality against minorities and people of color. Kennedy sued the school district for wrongful termination and won taking the case all the way to the US Supreme Court because of religious discrimination.

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Headline Sports podcast with Jessica Kwong: Griner could be out of Russian jail in July; Mistakes the Celtics have made; plus more headlines

WNBA star and Phoenix Mercury center Brittney Griner mug shot from Russian jail. Griner could be released by the Russian government by July 2022 after being held since Feb 17, 2022. The Russians had wanted a prisoner swap Griner to the US for the Merchant of Death Viktor Bout. (file photo from NY Post)

On Headline Sports podcast with Jessica:

#1 WNBA star Britney Griner reportedly will have to stay in a Russia jail another 18 days and could be released by July. Griner is being held in Russia after being accused of having hashish oil in her suit case while trying to leave the country. Griner has been in jail since Feb 17th and is facing 10 years upon conviction.

#2 Jessica as game 6 of the NBA Finals will tip off on Thursday night the Boston Celtics have struggled losing games four and five to the Golden State Warriors who are now on the brink of winning the NBA Championship. Celtics mistakes described are a cross court pass intercepted, a dribble hand off is dropped, and a lob pass is picked off.

#3 Jessica, wanted to ask you about a female minor league announcer of the Lynchburg Hillcats the single A minor league affiliate of the Cleveland Guardians. Maura Sheridan whose story is making huge headlines after being sexually assaulted by minor league pitcher Daritzon Feliz of the Hillcats. Sheridan in August 2021. Feliz was let go by the Hillcats but the Hillcats further put out a job posting at the beginning of this season for Sheridan’s job. The Hillcats didn’t want any liability on road games with their announcers so they posted Sheridan’s job out.

#4 Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow speaking out on gun control during a press conference on Monday saying that there should be a law making it hard for people to buy those crazy guns. Burrow also said that no one should be able to just go in and buy one saying you have to go through the process to just go in and buy one.

#5 In another case of on the job harassment Phoenix Suns female employee Melissa Fender Panagiotakopoulos who reported that she was the target of bullying, retaliation from her employers after she complained of gender equity and misconduct. The Panagiotakopoulos had been with the Suns since 2007 and worked for eight years as a senior employee and resigned in May. Panagiotakopoulos had wrote a complaint letter to all 16 of the team’s ownership group.

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Headline Sports podcast with Jessica Kwong: Former Angel pitcher Harvey suspended for 60 days after admitting taking pills with Skaggs; Tiger and McIlroy regret Mickelson out for Championship; plus more

Los Angeles Angels Matt Harvey shown pitching against the Houston Astros on Jul 18, 2019 at the Big A in Anaheim the same year he was to have taken oxycodone pills with the late Angels pitcher Tyler Skaggs (AP file photo)

On Headline Sports with Jessica:

#1 Former New York Met and Los Angeles Angel and current Baltimore Oriole pitcher Matt Harvey has been suspended 60 days stemming from his taking oxycodone pills with former and late Angels pitcher Tyler Skaggs.

#2 Skaggs died from  asphyxiating on his own vomit and had oxycodone and cocaine in his system. Eric Kay the Angels former Communications director was convicted for distributing the drugs as five former Angels players testified. Kay is looking at 20 years in jail.

#3 Rory McIlroy and Tiger Woods said it was “unfortunate” and “sad” that Phil Mickelson is not attending the 2022 PGA Championship. Mickelson is taking some time away from golf. Mickelson said that he was going to join the Saudi Super Golf League and had said even with the knowledge that the Saudi King was alleged to have ordered the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi Mickelson said he would still be interested in joining the Saudi Super League and got a lot of criticism for that decision and has been quite since.

#4 Jessica, the NBA is working with the WNBA on Phoenix Mercury star Brittney Griner’s release from a Russian prison. Griner had been imprisoned since February and NBA Commissioner Adam Silver and WNBA Commissioner Cathy Englebert are working side by side. Silver said that he’s been working with the White House, State Department, and hostage negotiators for Griner’s release. The Russian Government has offered to release Griner for the Merchant of Death Viktor Bout.

#5 Jessica, the Boston Celtics played last night against the Miami Heat in game 1 of the NBA Eastern Conference Finals in Miami. The Celtics were without Al Horford health and safety issues and Marcus Smart is out with a foot injury both are day to day and could return Thursday night.

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Headline Sports podcast with Jessica Kwong: Twins Sano to have knee surgery; Ohtani to pitch Thursday at Fenway Park; plus more

The Minnesota Twins Miguel Sano charges first base on a Tampa Bay Rays Brandon Lowe ground ball in first inning action at Tropicana Field in St Petersburg on Sat Apr 30, 2022. The Twins announced that Sano will be on the IL due to having knee surgery (AP News photo)

On Headline Sports podcast with Jessica:

#1 Jessica, we’ll start tonight talking about the Minnesota Twins infielder Miguel Sano who will need knee surgery the Twins have said that they have no idea when he will be returning. Sano is going into surgery to repair a torn left meniscus. Sano has been on the team 10 day IL since Monday night.

#2 The Los Angeles Angels Shohei Ohtani has had to go through all sorts of pains and injuries including have Tommy John surgery two years ago. Ohtani hit a ninth inning double on Sunday and he slowed down his running and left the game but is expected to be back on the mound to pitch against the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park Thursday night in the last game of that three game series.

#3 Another player has join the Coivd 19 IL the Cincinnati Reds Joey Votto who has been put on the list as a precautionary measure and is day to day according to Reds manager David Bell. Votto who was a six time all star was hitting just .122.

#4 The Chicago Cubs left handed pitcher Drew Smyly who is on bereavement was replaced by Robert Gsellman who was called up from the Cubs minor league Triple A Iowa club. Gsellman was 0-1 ERA 3.77 with the Mets last season.

#5 The Los Angeles Dodgers will be offering backdrop events in two venues for the 2022 All Star Game one location at LA Live in downtown and the other at Santa Monica Pier which are 18 miles apart from each other. “No city and no city’s fans have supported their team like the Dodgers’ fans have,” said Dodgers team president Stan Kasten.

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Headline Sports podcast with Jessica Kwong: Dodgers Freeman HR no poetic justice against old team Braves; After 12 seasons Arrieta retiring; plus much more

Los Angeles Dodgers’ Freddie Freeman, center, gets congratulated by Mookie Betts, left, and Edwin Rios after they scored on a double by Trea Turner in the fourth inning at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles on Mon Apr 18, 2022 (AP News photo)

On Headlines with Jessica:

#1 Former Atlanta Brave Freddie Freeman didn’t waste anytime taking his former teammates deep. Freeman now with the Los Angeles Dodgers hit a first inning second pitch was a line drive that went straight over the left centerfield Dodger Stadium fence. The Dodgers wound up winning Monday night’s thriller 7-4. Freeman said this was not poetic justice or anything like that but he was happy reuniting with his former teammates.

#2 Former pitcher Jake Arrieta who spent his best years of his 12 year career with the Chicago Cubs has announced his retirement. Arrieta started his career with the Baltimore Orioles from 2010-13 and then went to the Cubs where he won 68 games between 2014-2019 before signing on with the Philadelphia Phillies for three years. Arrieta said “it’s time to step away from the game.”

#3 The Los Angeles Angels will miss his bat in the line up but are relieved that outfielder Mike Trout had a negative test on his MRI after Trout was hit on his left hand by a pitch Sunday. Angels trainer Mike Frostad said Trout’s return is based on his pain tolerance.

#4 The Astros Jose Altuve in the same game on Monday night against the Angels experience hamstring issues in the eighth inning after running after hitting a single. Altuve while sitting on the ground was frustrated by the injury but said after the game he was feeling better. Manager Dusty Baker said the team is waiting for answers and Altuve will be seeing a doctor.

#5 The state of Florida has removed mask mandates under cutting federal mandates. The Florida mandate removal might be a big mistake as in Philadelphia they are going back to mask mandates after having a huge Covid outbreak as the Oakland A’s who played a three game series in Philadelphia earlier this month had seven players out with Covid protocols on Monday night’s home opener in Oakland.

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Headline Sports podcast with Jessica Kwong: US Officials say Griner in good condition; Barty retires from tennis at 25; plus more

Brittney Griner the Phoenix Mercury star has been imprisoned in a Moscow jail since Feb 17, 2022 and was visited by US consular officials this week and reported to be in good condition (photo from the New York Post)

On Headline Sports podcast with Jessica Kwong:

#1 Brittney Griner got to meet with US officials who reported that the Phoenix Mercury WNBA star is doing well in a Russian prison. The Russian Government said that Griner will remain in prison as a Russian judge has extended Griner’s imprisonment until May. Griner has been accused of trying to transport smuggle vape cartridges containing hashish oil. Russian officials previous to this week had denied US officials access to Griner.

#2 Ash Barty the No.1 women’s tennis star who announced her retirement at 25 this week. Barty who won the Australian Open grand slam singles final. This is the second time that Barty has walked away from tennis at 15 she was the Wimbledon junior champion and said she was overwhelmed by the pressure and travel required. This time she said “I don’t have the physical drive, the emotional want and everything it takes to challenge yourself at the very top of the level any more. I am spent.”

#3 Jessica, former Houston Astros star Carlos Correa said that he wants to help build a winning culture with his new team the Minnesota Twins after signing a $105 million contract for three years. The Twins have lost 18 straight post season games since 2014 and Correa is hoping to get that turned around.

#4 Changes are coming in MLB one them is rosters will expand from 26 to 28 players between Apr 7 to May 1st. There will also be a rule that will allow a runner at second base in extra innings a rule that was thought to go away from last season but could return, another rule is that pitchers can stay in the line up after they have been replaced. These changes could be in effect if owners ratify them the vote will be next week.

#5 Jessica, former Sacramento Kings head coach Mike Malone has agreed to reach a multi year deal with the Denver Nuggets for a multi year extension, Malone had next season 2022-23 remaining on his contract and the Nuggets look forward to working with Malone for many years to come. Malone is third winningest coach for career wins in Nuggets history.

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