That’s Amaury’s News and Commentary podcast: Construction halted for Raiders new Vegas stadium due to C 19 virus; A’s Piscotty with public reminder; plus more

cbssanfrancisco.com photo: The Oakland Raiders might play the 2020 season at the Oakland Coliseum because construction has stopped on their new Las Vegas stadium due to the shelter in place law

On That’s Amaury’s News and Commentary podcast:

#1 The thing about the new nationwide ordinance for Shelter in Place it will stop construction on the Raiders new stadium in Vegas forcing the project to miss the better part of the beginning of the 2020 season and that might force the Raiders to play another season at the Oakland Coliseum.

#2 The Oakland A’s Stephen Piscotty has gone on board with some new hash tags he tweeted out regarding the recent shelter in place policy saying, “it’s time to stop #the spread by practice social distancing.”

#3 Piscotty also added “There’s so man wonderful things you can do like washing your hands and remaining six feet away from each other.”

#4 The San Francisco Giants first baseman Brandon Belt said regarding the team’s plans after the team was told to go home after the season was suspended. Some of the players have decided to stay in Arizona and work out on their own.

#5 How does a quarantine and the suspension of the season really impact minor league baseball one of the minor league players came up positive for Coronavirus.

Amaury Pi Gonzalez is the Oakland A’s Spanish play by play announcer on KIQI 1010 San Francisco and does News and Commentary each Tuesday at http://www.sportsradioservice.com

 

NCAA basketball shutdown podcast with Morris Phillips: Cancellation of games sinking in

calbears.com photo: Haas Pavilion Berkeley home of the Cal Bears will sit empty until next basketball season next fall and when the Coronavirus epidemic is lifted which is expected at it’s earliest by the end of March or the beginning of April

March Madness shutdown podcast with Morris:

#1 Cal won that last and final game of the 2019-20 season with a win over the Stanford Cardinal on the night before all NCAA games were suspended putting the Bears and Cardinal and the NCAA in an uncharted position never seen before.

#2 Over the weekend it finally sank in all games in the NCAA for 13 tournaments and the NITs will not be planned.

#3 For the selection process on the brackets the NCAA committee announced it could announce the brackets

#4 Women’s basketball hasn’t started the selection process yet and men’s has only began to put the bracket together but now it’s not possible that the games will be played.

#5 For the students a double whammy not only their classes are all canceled but now but their teams are now on hold until this virus breaks.

Morris does cover Cal Bears basketball at http://www.sportsradioservice.com

NHL Covid 19 shutdown podcast with Daniel Dullum: Bettman expects NHL season to come back at some point; Last NHL shutdown1919 Spanish Flu; plus more

Amaile Arena in Tampa Bay sits with no fans using the stairs to see any NHL games anytime soon as the league enters its third day of suspended games (photo tampabaytimes.com)

Daniel Dullum on NHL Covid 19 shutdown podcast:

1 Coronavirus concerns: NHL follows suit, suspends season indefinitely; Bettman expects season to resume

2 The last time a pro league shut down due to a pandemic was the NHL in 1919

3 NHL, NHLPA sign off on quarantine guidelines and COVID-19 outbreak memo

4 Ramifications of the pandemic: Postponements and cancellations, including Spring Training, the Big Dance, the Kentucky Derby and The Masters

Join Daniel in his coverage of the NHL Covid 19 podcast each Sunday at http://www.sportsradioservice.com taking you through the epidemic and it’s effect on ice hockey

Covid 19 Sports podcast with Matt Harrington: It’s a matter of time people will be mandated to quarantine

photo from narcity.com: Chase Center sits empty in San Francisco during the NBA Coronavirus epidemic all operations ceased since March 12th

On the Sports Quarantine podcast with Matt:

#1 Matt first weekend in history that all of sports is froze out due to the nationwide policy of banning of crowds

#2 As a reporter who covers the San Jose Sharks and also works for the Sharks and formerly the Oakland Raiders what’s it been like for you not to go to work there

#3 Speaking of work taking a look at the Golden State Warriors and San Jose Sharks day of game staff operations many employees who depended on income will now not only suffer through this pandemic but also will not receive a check and can’t pay bill up to 15,000 employees just the ones who work at Chase Center

#4 Warriors owner Joe Lacob did address there will financial hardships and this is the time that the employees who keep things going at NBA and sports sites going need help

#5 Matt it’s March 14th and on Friday the 13th players and staff from the San Francisco Giants were seen loading up equipment and going to their homes hanging up baseball for at least two weeks in a pandemic that could last until the hopefully the very latest end of May.

Matt Harrington will be updating us for all the latest on the pandemic of 2020 for the Sports Quarantine podcast every Saturday at http://www.sportsradioservice.com

That’s Amaury’s News and Commentary: Without Sports? Things to do.

mecurynews.com file photo: An alternative of going to see professional sports is to go to the Alameda County Fair this July in the event that the MLB or MLS season is cancelled

Without Sports? Things to do.

That’s Amaury News and Commentary

Amaury Pi-González

Let’s face it.No country on the face of the earth has more variety of sports,and great leagues than the USA. The best players in the world,that play baseball play in Major League Baseball, in Basketball in the National Basketball Association in Football, in the National Football League, in Hockey in the National Hockey League.

They all come to the USA,the most talented athletes in most sports in the world. Except in Soccer (Fútbol) with all respect to the US Major League Soccer, the only thing Major is their name,because the best soccer in the world is played in Europe i.e,Premier League (England) Bundesliga (Germany) and La Liga (Spain) are three of the very best in the world,with most of the best players in the world.

Many addicted to sports in our great country,might be looking to replace the vacant left by the Coronavirus pandemic cancellations.

Here are 10 thing to do. I am sure you have thought of these and many others,or maybe not.

1-Read a good book,it is relaxing.Don’t want to buy it,Libraries still open,check a book. Free. 2-Go to the beach,take a nice long walk in the sand next to the ocean,is as relaxing as anything. Free. 3-At home.Binge on sports movies,baseball movies are the best,there are many,so what if you have seen it?

Free 4-Support and visit your local Little Leagues most are still operating. Free 5-ESPN and other sports channels will be running big sporting events from the past. Free. 6-Car Racing. NASCAR already announced they are still doing the races, with no people in the stands, but they are televised LIVE.

Free 7-You might like Horse Racing. Go to a race,even if you are not a gambler. Alameda County Fair and others coming soon.You do not have to bet on a horse. They way this sport is going,with so many dead horses,it might not be around much longer.Free, if you’re not betting. 8-Batting Cages,it is always fun with a friend to see if you can hit the ball thrown from a machine,it is fun.

I have done it. Reasonable. 9-Bowling still open.Take the family or a friend,or join a league. Bowling is the “game”sport with more popular participation in the US with around 43 to 45 million people going at least once a year. Reasonable. 10-Fishing. Dusty Baker favorite.We live in the Bay Area,ocean,lakes, rivers,you name it. Reasonable.

Finally, like most Cubans,if they are not eating,playing music or talking politics,more than likely they will be playing Dominoes for pleasure,but you can lose money too.

Have fun!

Amaury Pi Gonzalez is the Oakland A’s play by play Spanish announcer on KIQI 1010 San Francisco and does News and Commentary each week at http://www.sportsradioservice.com

 

NHL Shutdown podcast with Joe Lami: If it’s over it was a great year for Ovechkin, Draisatl, and McDavid

photo from anchoragedailynews.com : The Capital Center in Washington DC sits empty on Thu Mar 12th the day that the NHL announced suspending all games due to the Coronavirus outbreak

NHL podcast with Joe Lami:

#1 How shocked were you to learn of the suspension of the NHL season?

#2 Some key players of note who were having such a great year Alexander Ovechkin, Leon Draisatl, and Connor McDavid

#3 NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman says that he hopes to resume the season after the Coronavirus epidemic is over

#4 There were so many exciting things happening in the NHL before the season was suspended the St Louis Blues and the Colorado Avalanche were sitting at the top of the Western Conference standings

Joe Lami does the NHL podcasts each Friday at http://www.sportsradioservice.com

 

Headline Sports podcast with London Marq part 1: March Madness many students will never get another chance; Pro Sports suspends all games going forward

photo from lafc.com: Covid 19 breifing from LAFC and advice to fans and media

On Headline Sports podcast with London:

#1 London there will be no games going forward as the NCAA cancelled all it’s games for March Madness.

#2 MLB, MLS, NBA, and the NHL all have suspended all games in an unprecedented situation unheard of. The NBA has said they will allow players to work out.

#3 Two Utah Jazz players Rudy Cobert and Donavon Mitchell who contracted Coronavirus was the starting point to end the NBA season. Cobert today apologized for touching everything and possibly passing the virus to his teammate.

#4 Economically this has effected thousands employed in professional and college sports who work the games including much of our own staff

#5 London you covered the MLS and the San Jose Earthquakes this is a weekly game for the most part this has to be disheartening and scary for people who work at the MLS and have to make house payments and now there is no work there.

Join London each Friday for an of Headline Sports at http://www.sportsradioservice.com

 

 

Headline Sports podcast with London Marq part 2: March Madness many students will never get another chance; Pro Sports suspends all games going forward

Empty Camden Yards in Baltimore was the site of the first MLB game played without fans in April 2015 when the Chicago White Sox played the Baltimore Orioles. This time MLB has suspended play for the next two weeks due to Coronavirus.

On Headline Sports podcast with London:

#1 London there will be no games going forward as the NCAA cancelled all it’s games for March Madness.

#2 MLB, MLS, NBA, and the NHL all have suspended all games in an unprecedented situation unheard of. The NBA has said they will allow players to work out.

#3 Two Utah Jazz players Rudy Cobert and Donavon Mitchell who contracted Coronavirus was the starting point to end the NBA season. Cobert today apologized for touching everything and possibly passing the virus to his teammate.

#4 Economically this has effected thousands employed in professional and college sports who work the games including much of our own staff

#5 London you covered the MLS and the San Jose Earthquakes this is a weekly game for the most part this has to be disheartening and scary for people who work at the MLS and have to make house payments and now there is no work there.

Join London each Friday for an of Headline Sports at http://www.sportsradioservice.com

NHL, Sharks, Suspend All Games Due to COVID-19 Concerns

The Capital One Arena, home of the Washington Capitals NHL hockey club, sits empty Thursday, March 12, 2020, in Washington. The NHL is following the NBA’s lead and suspending its season amid the coronavirus outbreak, the league announced Thursday (photo from usnews.com)

By Mary Walsh

On Thursday the NHL announced a pause in the season. They released a statement that read, in part:

In light of ongoing developments resulting from the coronavirus, and after consulting with medical experts and convening a conference call of the Board of Governors, the National Hockey League is announcing today that it will pause the 2019-20 season beginning with tonight’s games.

The move came on the heels of the NBA’s decision to suspend their season after one of their players tested positive for the new virus. Other leagues and events in the US are being suspended or cancelled daily due to concerns over the virus.

The San Jose Sharks had previously announced that March games would be played without fans and only limited media access, consistent with Santa Clara County’s March 9 ban large gatherings of people. After today’s NHL announcement, the Sharks released the following press release about the status of games and tickets:

The National Hockey League has announced today that the 2019-20 NHL regular season will be paused for the safety of its players, employees, and fans in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. Sharks Sports & Entertainment is fully supportive of the NHL’s decision.

With NHL games now being placed on hold as opposed to played without fans, ticket holders are asked to hang on to their tickets until additional information from the NHL becomes available.

As new developments arise, we will communicate with our fans and partners. We appreciate your patience and understanding.

The AHL has also suspended play, which puts the San Jose Barracuda and Stockton Heat and their fans in the same state of limbo as the Sharks.

The NHL expressed the hope that the season could resume at an appropriate time. There are 189 regular season games remaining, as well as the Stanley Cup playoffs. For the complete statement, go to the NHL website.

Headline Sports with Tony Renteria: WHO declares pandemic; Games cancelled until further notice

photo from sfgate.com: What maybe the last game that the Los Angeles Clippers and the Golden State Warriors may play for the season or until later this season. The view of Chase Center in San Francisco on Tue Mar 10, 2020

On Headline with Tony:

#1 The Golden State Warriors have played their last game on Tuesday night against the Los Angeles Clippers as the NBA who announced suspending operations on Wednesday night after the Utah Jazz’ Rudy Cobert caught Coronavirus. The World Health Organization announced that the world is officially under a pandemic.

#2 The San Francisco Giants have announced they have canceled their pre season game against the Oakland A’s on Mon Mar 24th at Oracle Park in San Francisco. Moreover MLB, MLS and the NHL now will shut it down as they all have suspended their seasons. The NCAA and March Madness will continue but without fans in the building. 13 NCAA Tournaments are canceled and will resume next week.

#3 The Warriors originally were asked by city officials to cancel their games but at first refused after the World Health Organization announced on Wednesday that the Conoranvirus epidemic was a pandemic the Warriors decided to play their home games in front of empty seats going forward. Later the NBA suspended the season.

#4 The NHL have announced that they will suspend the remaining games of the season and this after Utah Jazz players Rudy Gobert and Donavon Mitchell of the NBA have contracted Coronavirus.

#5 Tony now with Sacramento Kings basketball suspended economically how will this impact downtown Sacramento.

Tony does Headline Sports each Thursday at http://www.sportsradioservice.com