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: Embiid and Simmons barber had Covid-19 leading to removal from All Star Game; Kings and Warriors reviews

Joe Embiid (21) and Ben Simmons (25) of the Philadelphia 76ers both were removed from playing in the NBA All Star Game due to Covid-19 protocol issues on Sun Mar 7, 2021 in Atlanta (@sixers)

On Headline Sports with Barbara:

#1 The Philadelphia 76ers (24-12) Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons received haircuts from a barber who had tested positive for Covid-19 and the NBA announced that both players were not going to play in last night’s All Star game in Atlanta.

#2 Barbara, the Sacramento Kings (14-22) have been playing .500 ball in their last four games. The Kings lost their last game to the Portland Trailblazers (21-14) 123-119 on Thursday night. The Kings previous game to that one was a shocker as they defeated the Los Angeles Lakers (24-13) 123-120 also memorable because LeBron did not play.

#3 The Kings although they lost to Portland on Thursday looks to have improved over the last two games with the win over the Lakers and the close contest against the Trailblazers.

#4 The Golden State Warriors (19-18) just below the playoff line in ninth place in the Western Conference the Warriors after winning six of seven went on a three game losing streak losing most recently to the Phoenix Suns (24-11) 120-98 last Thursday. Jordan Poole scored 26 leading Golden State in scoring.

#5 The Warriors face the fourth place Los Angeles Clippers (24-14) on Thu Mar 11 at Staples Center in Los Angeles. The Clippers have lost five of their last seven games and in their last game they lost a close one to the Washington Wizards (14-20) 119-117.

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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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Super Bowl LV podcast with Barbara Mason: Mahomes looking for second consecutive Super Bowl ring; Bucs and Brady hosting the Big Game

Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes is on the fringes of winning his second consecutive Super Bowl and is the highest paid quarterback in the NFL. Here is Mahomes celebrating a touchdown pass to tight end Travis Kelce in the second half of Sun Jan 24, 2021’s game against the Buffalo Bills (AP News photo)

On the Super Bowl LV podcast:

#1 Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes is enjoying the biggest salary for a quarterback in the NFL after last years defeat of the San Francisco 49ers Mahomes signed for a ten year $450 million and signed an off season contract worth $503 million.

#2 Mahomes could very well be on his way to being one of the greatest quarterbacks in NFL history his star is rising and he’s looking at winning his second consecutive Super Bowl ring if he can get past the Tampa Bay Buccaneers next Sunday.

#3 Barbara talk about Mahomes 2020 season numbers, 1687 yards, 1114 completed passes, 114 touchdowns and 14 interceptions.

#4 The Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady is looking to pick up a record seven Super Bowl rings if he can get by the Chiefs next Sunday. Entering his tenth Super Bowl this Super Bowl will not be typical he’s in his first year with the Bucs and they just happen to be hosting the Super Bowl with the home field.

#5 With a pandemic going on and most NFL games played in front of empty stadiums this will be a Super Bowl like no other. Although it won’t be an empty stadium in Tampa Bay they will allow only 22,000 fans in.

Join Barbara Mason for the next Super Bowl podcast following Super Bowl LV next Sun Feb 7, 2021 on http://www.sportsradioservice.com

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Headline Sports podcast with Barbara Mason: Cam scrum shows he’s ready to instagram and compete; Raiders hang onto win in Carolina; plus more

New England Patriots quarterback Cam Newton (1) gets into a scuffle with the Miami Dolphins on Sunday after Newton said the Dolphins defenders were trying to pull the chain around his neck. Newton had posted a language laced instagram before the game regarding the Dolphins (photo from msn.com)

On Headline Sports podcast with Barbara:

#1 The New England Patriots quarterback Cam Newton got into it on opening day with the Miami Dolphins players. Towards the end of the game on Sunday two Dolphins players were trying to reach for his chains he wore and Newton had to be restrained after the chain grabbing attempt.

#2 In the fourth quarter the Dolphins got within three points when at 4:10 Justin Howard carried for a yard to score to cut the Patriots lead 14-11. The Patriots Sony Michel carried for a one yard run for the clincher at 5:23 in the fourth quarter as the Pats put it away 21-11.

#3 Despite the Carolina Panthers best attempt to come back in the fourth quarter against the Las Vegas Raiders with 15 points on Sunday. The Raiders maintained a four point win 24-20 it was the very first win as the Las Vegas franchise.

#4 Its onto Monday Night Football for the Raiders on Sep 21st against the New Orleans Saints for the Raiders first game ever in Las Vegas with a 5:15pm start. Season ticket holders only Barbara how do you see this match up?

#5 Last night before the Pittsburgh Steelers and New York Giants on Monday Night Football you saw Little Richard sing the MNF theme “Rip it up” instead of having Hank Williams Jr who was previously pulled from singing the MNF theme. Williams had been pulled in 2011 by ESPN for comparing President Barack Obama who played golf with former speaker of the house John Boehner to Hitler playing golf with (Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu).” Williams came back in 2017 to do more “Are you Ready” recordings but for this season with all the social justice, Black Live Matters issues, and knowing Williams ultra right wing politics, his statement about Obama which didn’t sit well with the players ESPN made the change.

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



Headline Sports podcast with Barbara Mason: Lakers make comeback in game 2; Giannis absence keeps Bucks fighting win game 4 ; plus more

The Milwaukee Bucks key player Giannis Antetokounmpo injures his ankle during the first half of the Eastern Conference Semi Final with the Miami Bucks on Sun Sep 6th at Lake Buena Vista Florida (AP News photo)

On Headline Sports podcast with Barbara:

#1 How does the Lakers survive blowing a 21 point lead to beat the Houston Rockets 117-109 in Game 2 is that the sign that the Lakers played a good team or they are faltering and have to regroup just to get back into the game? The series is tied 1-1 with game 3 Tuesday night.

#2 The Milwaukee Bucks Giannis Antetokounmpo was out for most of game 4 but the Bucks had to come back from behind and got an overtime win over the Miami Heat 118-115. The Heat do lead in the series 3-1. Antetokounmpo will not play in game 5.

#3 Turning to baseball former St Louis Cardinal and Hall of Famer Lou Brock passed away on Sunday at the age of 81 Brock held the all time base stealing record at 118 in 1974 until the Oakland A’s Rickey Henderson broke the record with 130 in 1982.

#4 The San Francisco Giants are pushing to get a playoff birth. After promoting their starting catcher from the minor leagues in August Joey Bart things started clicking for SF they went on a six game win streak and strung some key wins together. They have this month of September to try and catch up for a wild card birth.

#5 The Oakland A’s get a big win over the Houston Astros to keep the win streak going in the Houston series at two with a 4-2 win in the first game of the doubleheader. The A’s Khris Davis hit his second home run of the season, Davis is hitting .155.

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Headline Sports podcast with Barbara Mason: Can A’s bounce back after Covid shutdown; Seattle series has been postponed

The Oakland A’s who acquired Tommy LaStella (9) is seen here after a first inning home run against the San Francisco Giants while LaStella was with Los Angeles Angels in the Tue Aug 18th game at Angels Stadium. LaStella is expected to be in the line up Friday night in Oakland (AP News photo)

On Headline Sports with Barbara:

#1 The Oakland A’s cancelled their game Sunday with the Houston Astros due to a traveling member of the team contracting Coronavirus that member was not identified and the Astros were chirping about the A’s cancelling the game. Houston Astros coach Josh Reddick a former Athletic was vocal about the game being canceled what were some of the things he said and the Astros said criticizing the A’s?

#2 Sunday was the third game out of five games that the A’s were involved in with postponements. The first was in Texas on Thursday as the A’s and Rangers honored  paying tribute to shooting victim Jacob Blake. The second was Friday in Houston where the Astros and A’s agreed to cancel after walking off the field with a Black Lives Matter T shirt on home plate and the third on Sunday.

#3  The A’s who had Monday off and were supposed to travel to Seattle were in quarantine in Houston their games in Seattle have been canceled. The A’s took Covid tests on Sunday and all the results come back negative they should be back in the Bay Area tonight and host the San Diego Padres on Friday night at the Oakland Coliseum.

#4 The A’s who made a trade for Rangers pitcher Mike Minor on Monday in exchange for two players to be named later are hoping Minor who is 0-5 can get on track and help the club. Minor in his last outing pitched shutout ball for six inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers.

#5 The A’s who lost a doubleheader on Saturday needed to shore up some holes and they had to make some deals getting Tommy LaStella from the Angels. The A’s who had a pretty good July and August saw the Astros come up from second place as Houston is just 2 1/2 games back of the first place A’s.

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Headline Sports podcast with Barbara Mason: Giants Pence says he understands the move; NBA news from Orlando

San Francisco Giant outfielder Hunter Pence loses the ball in the lights at Dodger Stadium and Giants starter Johnny Cueto loses his bid for a no hitter on Aug 8th’s game against the Los Angeles Dodgers. Pence was given his unconditional release Sat Aug 22 before the Angels-Giants game at Oracle Park. (sfgate.com file photo)

Headline Sports podcast with Barbara:

#1 One thing you could say about the departure of former Giants outfielder Hunter Pence he understood the move by Giants manager Gabe Kapler after Pence hit .096, started the season 0-23 and lost a fly ball in the lights at Dodger Stadium a play that broke up pitcher Johnny Cueto’s no hitter.

#2 Pence left the team with class saying that he knew the time was coming and that he knew he had to bring more to the table than what he was.

#3 Pence said that the pandemic was first and foremost concern right now over baseball that being released by the Giants is not as important as other people’s health and he was really more focused on that.

#4 Turning to the NBA after losing four straight playoff games to the Boston Celtics the Philadelphia 76ers fired head coach Brett Brown on Monday. The 76ers general manager Elton Brand indicated there will be more front office changes. Critics of Brown said that the 76ers didn’t use Ben Simmons enough.

#5 The Milwaukee Bucks who are some 1,000 miles away playing in a bubble in Orlando shared their feeling about Kenosha Wisconsin resident Jacob Blake who was shot in the back seven times by police as Blake was trying to get into his car, Blake survived but is paralyzed. The Bucks George Hill said that the police are disappointed they didn’t kill Blake because they wanted him dead and Hill added thank God he’s alive.

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