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.

Join Jessica for Headline Sports podcasts every other Wednesday at http://www.sportsradioservice.com

That’s Amaury’s News and Commentary podcast: Angel pitcher Matt Harvey testified that he gave percocet to Skaggs

Former Los Angeles Angels pitcher Matt Harvey testified that he gave percocet pills to former pitcher Tyler Skaggs in the Angels clubhouse during the 2019 season (photo from insidehook.com)

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

#1 Former Los Angeles Angels Communications Director Eric Kay who is facing 20 to life for distributing opioids to former Angels pitcher the late Tyler Skaggs which were fentanyl laced and killed the Angels pitcher.

#2 You got to know both Skaggs and Kay while broadcasting Angels game for the Angels TV Network knowing both Skaggs and Kay did this whole story shock you knowing the clean cut characters on the surface of these two the Angel player and employee?

#3 You talked highly of former Angeles vice president of communications Tim Mead who at one time in this case was also being investigated but was found not to be involved with Kay.

#4 Although Kay is up for sentencing on June 28 with a minimum sentence of 20 years former Angels pitchers CJ Cron and Matt Harvey testified in court and that Harvey received the percocet laced pills from Kay. Harvey testified he had given the percocet pills to Skaggs in the clubhouse.

#5 Tim Mead left the Angels and later worked as president of the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown but left the job. Was the reason for his leaving Cooperstown based on the Eric Kay opioids distribution story which blew up and there were questions about if Mead was involved which later Mead was not involved?

Join Amaury Pi Gonzalez for That’s Amaruy’s News and Commentary podcasts each Tuesday at http://www.sportsradioservice.com