Headline Sports podcast with Barbara Mason: Beavers doing Pac 12 proud; plus Giants and A’s spring training updates

Oregon State Beavers head coach Wayne Trinkle celebrates the Beaver’s victory over the Loyola Chicago Ramblers on Sat Mar 27, 2021 at Indianapolis (AP News photo)

#1 Barbara, the Oregon State Beavers (21-12) are doing the Pac 12 proud with a huge win on Saturday over Loyola Chicago Ramblers (26-6) 65-58. The Beavers dominated in the first half had a close second half with the Ramblers. The Beavers play the No.2 Houston Cougars (28-3) tonight in another attempt to advance.

#2 Former San Francisco Giant Pablo Sandoval 34, has made it to the Atlanta Braves opening day roster. Sandoval in spring training was undeniable hitting .375, with three doubles, four RBIs, in 15 exhibition games. The surprising thing about it no one expected Sandoval to make it and he was a non roster invitee.

#3 San Francisco Giants third baseman Evan Longoria who had suffered an inflamed heel that prevented him from playing third base was back at the hot corner on Saturday against the Seattle Mariners. Longoria as a designated hitter has left little to the imagination hitting .360, nine hits, four home runs, and ten RBIs.

#4 Turning to the Oakland A’s manager Bob Melvin is trying to decide what order his relievers will be coming into ball games, he’s got Trevor Rosenthal as the closer, left handers Jake Diekman and Adam Kolarek are candidates to pitch in the eighth inning, Yusmeiro Petit, Sergio Romo, JB Wendelken, and Lou Trivino are expected to pitch later innings but Melvin is still thinking it through what situations and what innings.

#5 Barbara look for A’s starter Cole Irvin he might replace Mike Fiers who will start the season on the injured list due to an inflamed hip. Fiers recovery is coming along but look for Cole who pitched six innings of shutout ball on Friday night striking out ten hitters on the Los Angeles Dodgers line up which consisted mainly of starting players.

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Headline Sports podcast with Barbara Mason: Ramos sent to Giants minor league camp; A’s Olson hitting over .400; plus more

The San Francisco Giants outfielder Heliot Ramos taking his cuts has hit over .390 in spring training has been assigned to minor league camp but not ruled out to make the opening day roster. (mercurynews.com photo)

On Headlines podcast with Barbara:

#1 Barbara, the San Francisco Giants sent one their best hitters outfielder Heliot Ramos in spring to minor league camp the move reportedly doesn’t mean that Ramos will be not make the opening day roster he will remain in camp. Ramos has 11 hits, and three home runs and is hitting .393.

#2 Oakland A’s first baseman Matt Olson is having the spring of his life he’s hitting .406, eight runs, 13 hits, five homers and 14 RBIs there’s not too many pitches getting away from Olson.

#3 The Sacramento Kings have been playing .500 ball of late they have won four of their last eight games but lost their most recent game to the Philadelphia 76ers 129-105. The Kings struggled on defense as the Sixers scored 42 points in the first quarter to the Kings 21 an indicator of what was to come.

#4 The Golden State Warriors have been playing short handed as they lost a tough battle of a game against the Memphis Grizzlies on Saturday night 111-103 in Memphis. Jordan Poole led the Warriors in scoring with 26 points and finishing second Andrew Wiggins with 20.

#5 The San Jose Sharks (11-14-4) lost their fourth straight game in San Jose on Saturday night to the St Louis Blues (16-10-5) 5-2. The Blues jumped to a 2-1 lead in the first period and the Sharks tied the game in the second period 2-2 and the Blues put the game away with three goals in the third period for the three goal win.

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Headline Sports podcast with Barbara Mason: Wiseman the Wiser after missing test and some basketball mistakes scores 16 against Jazz

Golden State Warriors rookie center James Wiseman whose been back in the starting line up since Sunday night against Utah has been working to get back in the team’s good graces since missing a Covid-19 test and flagging play (AP News photo)

On Headline Sports podcast with Barbara:

#1 The last two weeks since the All Star break have not been too kind to Golden State Warriors rookie center James Wiseman. First there were the talks about trading Wiseman to the Minnesota Timberwolves but the Warriors were looking for a “generational player” in return which Minnesota didn’t have and then there was the missed Coronavirus test Wiseman missed before the All Star break.

#2 Wiseman had to sit down for the first three quarters during the Warriors game in Los Angeles against the Clippers last Thursday night. It was the fourth quarter when Warriors head coach Steve Kerr allowed Wiseman to get into the game and Wiseman scored 14 points.

#3 The forgotten test put more scorn on the 19 year old center and his play has been questioned as well as his professionalism but as a rookie are these just rookie mistakes of a young man trying to learn the ropes and culture of the NBA?

#4 Wiseman’s mother Donzaleigh Artis has been a big help and inspiration for Wiseman showing him the bible passage of Matthew 6:25 “Do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food and the body more than clothes?” Wiseman took it to heart and will try and not stress about the missed test and plans to improve from the mistake.

#5 You can rest assured that Wiseman who was in the line up Sunday night and again will be there against the Lakers at Chase Center on Monday night. Kerr is forgiving of Wiseman after Wiseman apologized and said “give him some space and some time this guys going to be amazing”

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Headline Sports podcast with Barbara Mason: A’s make up ground from losing Semien and Hendriks

The Oakland A’s acquired some key players before spring training started Sergio Romo (top left) Trevor Rosenthal (top right) and Mitch Moreland (bottom right) and A’s pitcher Yusmeiro Petit (bottom left) looks to start for the 2021 season (file photo from athleticsnation.com)

On Headline Sports podcast with Barbara:

#1 The Oakland A’s after losing infielder Marcus Semien to the Toronto Blue Jays and Liam Hendriks to the Chicago White Sox the A’s made some brilliant moves acquiring four key players Sergio Romo reliever, Elvis Andrus infielder, Yusmerio Petit pitcher, and Mitch Mooreland designated hitter.

#2 A’s pitcher Mike Fiers was fifth in consecutive season starts with 29 or more win he finishes behind starters Jon Lester, Max Scherzer, and Zack Greinke some pretty good company.

#3 Fiers said coming into spring training that he’s used to pitching a full season after just a limited amount of starts from last season’s abbreviated schedule of 60 games.

#4 Turning to the NBA: The Sacramento Kings took another tough loss this time to the Chicago Bulls at the United Center on Saturday night it was their sixth loss in a row and then they had to turn around and play in Milwaukee a very difficult place to play against Giannas Anetokounmpo and company for their seventh straight loss 128-115.

#5 The Warriors have been playing .500 ball of late going 6-6 in their last 12 games the loss on Saturday night in Charlotte was a tough one to take for Golden State in a 102-100 final. The Warriors Draymond Green drew two technical fouls towards the end of the game for arguing over a non jump ball call that went to the Hornets. Green’s arguing forced two technical foul shots for the Hornets for the two point win.

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NBA podcast with Barbara Mason: Warriors looking to improve offense; Curry lights out as they face Kings tonight

Golden State Warriors Damion Lee (right) pours it on Stephen Curry (30) during their game against the Portland Trailblazers at Chase Center in San Francisco on Sun Jan 3, 2021 (AP News photo)

On the NBA podcast with Barbara:

#1 The Golden State Warriors who lost to Brooklyn and Milwaukee put some doubts in the minds of those who follow the team that they aren’t exactly the playoff bound team they were in years past. Then they got wins in Chicago and Detroit and lost a tough game to Portland on Saturday night.

#2 How tough is it for the Warriors to have to play three out of four games Saturday, Sunday and Monday it can take a lot out of a team.

#3 The Warriors Draymond Green says rookie center James Wiseman is going to be a formidable star in the league. Wiseman certainly has contributed a lot since joining Golden State.

#4 The Sacramento Kings are coming off a couple tough loses to the Houston Rockets. They lost to the Rockets on Thursday 122-119 on New Years eve and lost to them again on Saturday night 102-94. On Saturday the Rockets had four scorers in double figures and John Wall lead with 28 points.

#5 The Kings had five scorers in double figures on Saturday night but fell short of catching the Rockets. The Kings De’Aaron Fox led with 23 points, Harrison Barnes 19, and Buddy Hield with 17 points.

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Headline Sports podcast with Barbara Mason: Reds reported outbreak has Tigers concerned; Will individual teams decide to shut it down?; plus more

Cincinnati Reds second baseman Mike Moustakas throws a runner out in the fourth inning of Fri Jul 24th’s game against the Detroit Tigers at Citizens Bank Ball Park. Moustakas reportedly is sick no confirmation if he is positive with Covid-19 (USA Today photo)

Headline Sports podcast with Barbara:

#1 The Cincinnati Reds third baseman Mike Moustakas has reportedly come up sick  and after the breaking story on Monday morning regarding the Miami Marlins having at least 17 players and two coaches that came down with Covid-19 will this outbreak force MLB to shut down the season?

#2 How irresponsible will it be if MLB was to continue playing on after all these reports of new outbreaks.

#3  The Philadelphia Phillies over the weekend hosted the Marlins and now are very concerned about playing on and the New York Yankees worried are in Philadelphia as they take on the Phillies a series which was schedule to start on Monday night.

#4 Detroit Tigers manager Rob Gardenhire says he’s become nervous about the Reds situation since the Tigers are in the same division as the Reds and have to face them with Moustakas out and now Reds outfielder Nick Senzel sick, Gardenhire says he knew it was going to happen sooner or later.

#5 Although the idea of shutting down the season would be a practical one from the stand point of safety do you see MLB teams independently deciding for the common good just like two MLS teams did in soccer by just shutting it down.

Barbara Mason does Headline Sports podcasting each Tuesday night at http://www.sportsradioservice.com

Headline Sports podcast with Barbara Mason: NBA reporting no new cases of Covid; NFL reports 70 new cases will it put a doubt on the season?

The NBA and WNBA are both playing in the bubble at the ESPN Walt Disney Sports Complex in Orlando. The NBA has reported no cases of Coronavirus as the regular season restarts on Fri Jul 31st (Los Angeles Times file photo)

On Headline pod with Barbara:

#1 Barbara you had just gone over some of the statistics regarding Covid-19 cases in the NBA and there have been zero cases and it’s got to give the players and employees at the ESPN Walt Disney World Sports Arena a piece of mind.

#2 As for the NFL where there is no planned bubble there have been a reported 72 cases of Covid and talk of cutting pre season to just zero games down from the original four pre season games.

#3 The Oakland A’s played host to the San Francisco Giants at an empty Oakland Coliseum even though it’s a pre season game how much does it mean to Bay Area fans to have the games getting underway as of Monday.

#4 Talk about the regular season games that will be getting started for the Giants as they head to Los Angeles after tonight’s pre season match up against the A’s at Oracle Park.

#5 The A’s host the Los Angles Angels in the first of four games which opens up the regular season on Friday night at Oakland Coliseum. The Angels always loaded with Shohei Ohtani and Mike Trout. Trout had doubts that he would play this season where is he on the 2020 regular season right now?

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Headline Sports podcast with Barbara Mason: Fed Ex, Nike sponsorship would be dropped if Washington didn’t change the name and mascot; Where St Mary’s College is with opening up athletics; plus more

Racist logo and name of the Washington Redskins will be dropped after Nike, Fed Ex, Amazon and other sponsors said they would drop out as team sponsors if Washington didn’t remove the Redskins name. The new name of the team has not been announced yet. (NBC Sports file photo)

On Headlines podcast with Barbara:

#1 Barbara, the Washington Redskins name is no more, Washington owner Dan Snyder has agreed to change the name after much pressure. He at one time said he would never change the name of the team but after the demonstrations regarding the murder of George Floyd and racial injustices and the possibility of losing Nike and Fed Ex as sponsors that all changed for Snyder.

#2 Snyder is not doing this because it’s the right thing to do but economically he has no choice but to make that choice and if didn’t change the name after all of that he would suffer economically when his sponsors start to pull out. Is it pretty obvious where Snyder’s heart is in all of this?

#3 How concerned should an athletic collegiate program like St Mary’s be regarding the future of their sports program. The obvious thing with the virus has everyone concerned and most likely they could have an athletic program much like what is happening in the Pac 12 being forced to close it down due to heavy spiking of Covid-19?

#4 Barbara, It’s not going well in MLB not only with the departure of Buster Posey catcher of the San Francisco Giants leaving to take care of his twins, but Chicago White Sox pitcher Michael Kopech has opted out who reportedly was having issues with anxiety and depression.

#5  The Houston Astros pitching staff including pitching coach Brent Strom did not workout with the team over the weekend due to an Astro employee who contracted Covid-19 from someone outside of the organization. At this rate will it be a miracle if MLB could even complete a whole month of baseball?

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Headline Sports podcast with Barbara Mason: Washington minority owners trying to get out of ownership; Six coaches over 60 heading to WNBA bubble in Florida; plus more

espn.go.com file photo: Washington Mystics head coach Mike Thibault said he’s heading down to the WNBA Florida bubble. Thibault is one of six coaches over 60 heading to Orlando and said the bubble is a controlled environment it shouldn’t be a problem

On Headline Sports with Barbara:

#1 Washington football team minority owners Fred Smith, Dwight Schar, and Robert Rothman are seeking help from an investment banking firm to help them find buyers to buy their shares of ownership of the Washington football as majority owner Dan Snyder has refused to change the name Redskins to another name.

#2 Snyder has said he will explore changing the name with Washington head coach Ron Rivera. Rivera said that changing the name would be awesome.

#3 Barbara, five coaches in the WNBA are over 60 and in an interview with the Hartford Courant 69 year old head coach of the Washington Mystics Mike Thibault who has a likely chance to contract the virus is still heading to the WNBA bubble in Florida and said it’s a controlled environment but could he and the other coaches be making a big mistake?

#4 Barbara, there are six teams vying for the last and eighth spot in the NBA Playoffs Memphis, Portland, Sacramento, New Orleans, San Antonio, and Phoenix. The Mavericks have a magic number of one win and one Grizzlies loss to gain the seventh spot which is very possible.

#5 Former Penn State guard Rasir Bolton said that Penn State basketball head coach Pat Chambers had made racial remarks about a noose. According to Bolton in Bolton’s 2018-19 freshman year Chambers said to Bolton “I want to loosen the noose that’s around your neck,” Bolton’s parents went to see the Athletic Director about the remarks and Chambers who attended the meeting said he was impressed how “well organized” and “well spoken” Bolton’s parents were which are racial reference connotations assuming that black people are not organized or articulate.

Barbara Mason does Headline Sports every Tuesday night at http://www.sportsradioservice.com

Headline Sports podcast with Barbara Mason: Kaepernick to have six part documentary on Netflix; 49er Sherman says Newton contract not right; plus more

In this combination photo, filmmaker Ava DuVernay appears at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party in Beverly Hills, Calif. on Feb. 9, 2020, left, and Colin Kaepernick attends The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute benefit gala in New York on May 6, 2019. Kaepernick is joining with Emmy-winning filmmaker DuVernay on a Netflix miniseries about the teenage roots of the former NFL player’s activism. Neftlix says the limited series, titled “Colin in Black & White,” will examine Kaepernick’s high school years. (AP Photo)

Headline Sports podcast with Barbara:

#1 Barbara Netflix will be running a special on Colin Kaepernick that will document his high school years that took him all the way to his years of activism. This will be a six episode documentary and is expected to be timely and thoroughly riveting on Kaepernick’s rootsto his what brought him to taking a knee in the NFL.

#2 Kaepernick during his 49ers years in post game interviews used to give short worded answers and sentences until one day he spoke out after a game about racial injustices and injustices by law enforcement and announced he would take a knee during the national anthem until those justices were righted.

#3 It was a move that later got him banished from the NFL and rebuked by Donald Trump who said that any SOB taking a knee should be fired. This will be a huge part of the upcoming Kaepernick documentary.

#4 San Francisco 49ers cornerback Richard Sherman is disgusted about Cam Newton’s deal with the New England Patriots questioning on twitter why he got the league minimum $1.5 million pay when he’s a seasoned veteran and other lesser quarterbacks are receiving $15-16 million?

#5 One other point why Newton took the deal from the Pats as it was reported no other team made Newton an offer. The Cleveland Browns had talks with Newton but nothing came to fruition.

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