Headline Sports podcast with Jessica Kwong: No broken jaw, teeth alignment needed for Twins Farmer; Umpire hit in head by ball sent to hospital; plus more

Minnesota Twins Kyle Farmer hits the deck after getting hit in the jaw by a Chicago White Sox pitcher Lucas Giolito at Target Field in Minneapolis. Farmer will need to have his teeth realigned according to Twins manager Rocco Baldelli. photo by USA Today)

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#1 Minnesota Twins shortstop Kyle Farmer was hit in the jaw by Chicago White Sox pitcher Lucas Giolito who threw a 91.6 MPH pitch. Farmer was laid out and had to get help up and was able to walk with assistance to the Twins clubhouse. Twins manager Rocco Baldelli said after the game Wednesday that Farmer will need to get his teeth realigned, Farmer had to have a laceration closed and was very lucky to avoid getting a broken jaw.

#2 MLB second base umpire Larry Vanover was hit in the head by a ball that was was thrown by Cleveland Guardians shortstop Andres Gimenez who intended to throw to home plate after the New York Yankees Kyle Higashioka hit it to Gimenez. Vanover was removed for the game for precautions and was taken to a local hospital for observation.

#3 A group called Big League Utah wants a big league expansion team in downtown Salt Lake City. MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred said that he would like to have 32 teams in the majors. Salt Lake City is one of three other cities who want an expansion team Nashville, Portland, and Charlotte. Oakland and Tampa Bay do not look like they’ll be getting stadium soon and they could be looking for a place to move to.

#4 Jessica, the Tampa Bay Rays continue to run away with it they picked up their 12th straight win against the Boston Red Sox on Wednesday afternoon 9-2. The Rays remain unbeaten through 12 games. The Rays are getting the hitting, today they opened up in the bottom of the first with three runs and got good starting pitching from Rays starter Taj Bradley.

#5 The Los Angeles Angels have banned a beat writer who was on the Angels radio show “Beat Reporters Round Table.” Angels team president John Carpino wanted Athletic beat writer Sam Blum barred from coming back on the show because he was too critical of the Angels. The Angels are currently a .500 team. Carpino said that he was banned because he was too negative on the show and the show is supposed to be an upbeat program.

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Headline Sports podcast with Jessica Kwong: Diamond will continue streaming MLB games; Pitch clock shaves off 26 mins; plus more news

San Diego Padres third base coach Matt Williams pauses on the field during the seventh inning of a baseball game against the Arizona Diamondbacks in Phoenix, Sunday, Sept. 18, 2022. The San Diego Padres third base has colon cancer and will have surgery on Friday, March 31, 2023. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin,File)

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#1 Diamond Sports Group is hoping to hold as they restructure after filing for bankruptcy protection on Mar 14th. Diamond had a two week grace period a time which Diamond tried to negotiate the streaming rights. During restructuring Diamond will carry games. Diamond just paid the San Diego Padres their rights fees on Wednesday. MLB is putting together a streaming network and plans to take over for some 14 MLB clubs. There are NBA and NHL clubs who also effected by the Diamond bankruptcy.

#2 The pitch clock has shaved off 26 minutes off in spring training. Games during the 2022 season averaged 3:01 and now are pacing at 2:35. Comparing the World Baseball Classic games the spring games are 35 minutes shorter. Opening day is Thursday and MLB is waiting to see how this pitch clock works out in the regular season.

#3 San Diego Padres third coach Matt Williams 57, has been diagnosed with colon cancer and will be away from the team for an undisclosed time. The news was announced to the media some 24 hours before the Padres open their regular season against the Colorado Rockies on Thursday afternoon at Petco Park in San Diego. Williams will have surgery on Friday to remove growth near his colon.

#4 There’s a lot of expectations that the Los Angeles Angels are expecting from top catching prospect Logan O’Hoppe. Catcher Max Stassi has been placed on the injured list due to hip soreness. O’Hoppe will get the call to start and catch Angels ace and starter Shohei Ohtani in the season opener in Oakland against the Oakland A’s at the Oakland Coliseum on Thursday for a 7:07pm first pitch.

#5 The New York Yankees will open their season against the San Francisco Giants at Yankee Stadium on Thursday afternoon. The Yankees will start Gerrit Cole and the Giants will be going with Logan Webb. The Yankees are trying to get the bad taste of the American League Championship Series loss to the Houston Astros out of their mouth from last season losing four out of five to the Astros and missing the World Series.

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Headline Sports podcast with Jessica Kwong: Garoppolo joins old coach in Las Vegas; Rogers close to signing with Jets; plus much more

Former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo seen in 2022 photo will join the Las Vegas Raiders for the 2023 season. Garoppolo reunites with Raiders head coach Josh McDaniels (AP file photo)

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#1 Former New England Patriots offensive coordinator and current Las Vegas Raiders head coach Josh McDaniels is excited about reuniting with his former quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo who signed with the silver and black for $72.75 million three year deal. The Patriots won two Super Bowls when Garoppolo was the back up quarterback to Tom Brady. Garoppolo quarterbacked for the Pats from 2014-2017.

#2 Former Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rogers says he wants to go to the New York Jets talks between Packers and Jets have not been finalized yet but sources say that both sides are working details out. Rogers said he will always love the Packers organization and the city of Green Bay.

#3 Jessica, with Diamond Sports owners of Bally Regional Sports Networks filing for chapter 11 bankruptcy who are scheduled to host streaming for some 14 Major League Baseball teams. Diamond missed a $140 million interest payment to it’s bondholders. Diamond while their in negotiations with their stakeholders are restructuring. Meanwhile baseball teams will not see any payments on their rights holdings that Diamond was scheduled to pay. MLB most likely will have to develop their own streaming network to cover the teams during Bally’s restructuring.

#4 Jessica, the New York Yankees who are the most valuable team worth $6 billion. In MLB the Yankees are one of two teams in the Majors that do not pay for their team’s inflight Wi Fi the other is the Cincinnati Reds. The cost in one year for inflight Wi Fi comes to $40,000 which is equivalent to pitcher Garrett Cole’s salary in four games.

#5 Oakland A’s Japanese pitcher Shintaro Fujinami struck out seven batters on Tuesday in his third start for the A’s. Fujinami. Fujinami almost got himself in a jam throwing for 35 pitches in the first inning and had the bullpen up as he was heading for his pitch limit. Fujinami came out in the second and third inning throwing 30 pitches 21 for strikes and struck out seven hitters to recover.

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Headline Sports podcast with Jessica Kwong: Prunty takes over as Hawks head coach; Will Miller be indicted for gun giveaway in Alabama murder?; plus much more

Joe Prunty takes over as the interim head coach for the Atlanta Hawks after firing former head coach Nate McMillan (SI file photo)

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#1 The Atlanta Hawks fired head coach Nate McMillan who was 99-80 in three seasons as head coach. The Hawks are 29-30 this season and eighth place in the Eastern Conference. Hawks general manager Landry Fields said the decision to fire McMillan was difficult but said it was in the best interest of the team to move forward. Joe Prunty was named as the Hawks interim head coach.

#2 The Alabama Crimson Tide’s number two basketball star player in the country Brandon Miller provided a gun that was used to kill Jamea Jonae Harris in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Harris was allegedly killed by former Miller teammate Darius Miles with another accomplice Michael Lynn Davis. Miller has not been charged but says

#3 Jessica, Rob Manfred MLB Commissioner says that MLB will rescue some 14 teams who invested in Bally Sports Network are on the verge of missing their payments as Bally was about to air those 14 teams play by play broadcasts. Manfred said that games will be shown on local cable and will find a streaming source for the games audio coverage as a back up plan.

#4 New York Yankees general manager Brian Cashman said that pitcher Frankie Montas was not all that he was cracked up to be. Montas whose having shoulder surgery and could miss the rest of the season had Cashman saying the Montas acquisition didn’t work out and that “we didn’t get anything out of it.”

#5 The subject of opting out is catching on first the San Diego Padres Manny Machado said he would opt out at the end of this season now the New York Mets pitcher Max Scherzer 38, says he considering opting out after this season. That’s when Mets owner Steve Cohen stepped in and assured Scherzer that the Mets are going to win the World Series no matter what it takes. Scherzer is getting $130 million on a three year contract that includes a no trade clause which he agreed to in the fall of 2021.

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Headline Sports podcast with Jessica Kwong: Cal Swimming coach canned for humiliating student athletes; Ex-wife wishes Brady lots of luck on retirement; plus much more

Ex-Cal Bears swimming head coach Teri McKeever was fired on Tue Jan 31, 2023 for verbal abuse of her student athletes according to a law firm that was filed as a class action against McKeever involving some 15 swimmers (AP News file)

On Headline Sports podcast with Jessica Kwong:

#1 Cal Bears swimming coach Teri McKeever was one of the top Pac 12 coaches but was fired on Tuesday for a report from the law firm of Munger, Tolles, & Olson saying McKeever “yelled personal insults and epithets” and used belittling language at her student athletes.

#2 Former Tom Brady wife Gisele Bundchen wishes her ex-husband nothing but good luck in his retirement from professional football after 23 years in the game. Bundchen said the two grew apart and that while ending the 13 year marriage to Brady was never easy she said she felt blessed for the time she had with Brady. Brady in his announcement to retire thanked the family, teammates, fans, friends, coaches, football and said he loved them all.

#3 Jessica, Stanford Cardinal women (21-2) are on a four game win streak and are ranked No.2 and are coming off a 62-53 win over the Oregon Ducks. Cameron Brink was unstoppable in the victory with a triple-double and ten blocked shots.

#4 Philadelphia Eagles offensive lineman Josh Sills has been accused of rape and faces a court indictment in the Guernsey County Common Pleas Court. Sills is accused of one count of kidnapping and one count of rape, that the acts were non consensual and that Sills held the woman against her will in December 2019. Jessica, Sills will have a lot of explaining to do about these charges and also how does this impact the Eagles as they prepare for the Super Bowl?

#5 Jessica, Super Bowl LVII between the Kansas City Chiefs and the Philadelphia Eagles looks like this could be a close match up. Taking a look at the numbers from the last game for Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes throwing 29 completions out of 43 passes for 326 yards, and two touchdowns and for the Eagles Jalen Hurts 15-25 for 121 yards, no touchdowns but Hurts had his running backs do all the scoring with four touchdowns,

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Headline Sports with Jessica Kwong: 49ers Carthon to become Titans GM; Michigan’s asst coach Weiss under investigation; plus much more headlines

San Francisco 49ers director of player personnel Ron Carthon will be leaving the 49ers to become the Tennessee Titans general manager for the 2023 season in the fall the Titans announced on Tue Jan 17, 2023 (AP News photo)

On Headline Sports podcast with Jessica:

#1 Jessica, the San Francisco 49ers director of player personnel Ron Carthon will be leaving the 49ers to become general manager of the Tennessee Titans. Carthon met with Titan executives on Friday during the interview process and it was announced on Tuesday that he would become general manager. As director of player personnel Carthon has worked five years with the 49ers and over that time the 49ers have been to the Super Bowl and two NFC Championships during that time.

#2 Co-offensive coordinator for the Michigan Wolverines Matt Weiss was placed on leave by Michigan University. The school’s police department said that they are investigating a report of “computer access crimes” The Wolverines have said that Weiss has not been traveling with the team or been with the team. A neighbor of Weiss said that he saw a number of unmarked police cars outside of Weiss’ residence. Weiss said that he has no comment on the matter and said he is waiting for the investigation to be resolved.

#3 The celebration of the Georgia Bulldogs championship on Sunday went from utter joy to extreme sadness when it was learned of an auto accident that killed offensive lineman Devin Wilcock 20 and recruiting analyst 24 year old Chandler LeCroy who was the driver of a vehicle. LeCroy who was wearing a seat belt was driving at excessive speed. Bulldog offensive lineman Warren McClendon sitting in the right passenger seat survived the crash suffering minor injuries a laceration to the forehead. Victoria Bowles a member of the Georgia football staff was seriously injured and sitting with LeCroy in the back seat.

#4 In NBA news the Brooklyn Nets Kyrie Irving did not play Tuesday against the San Antonio Spurs because of right calf soreness. Irving is expected back in the line up on Thursday according to Nets head coach Jacque Vaughn. The Nets are also currently playing without Kevin Durant who is out with a sprained knee and isn’t expected back for several weeks.

#5 Jessica four big playoff games scheduled in the NFL for this weekend lots of excitement over the final eight teams: In the AFC Jacksonville at Kansas City and New York at Philadelphia in the NFC on Saturday. On Sunday it’s Cincinnati at Buffalo and in the NFC it’s the Dallas at San Francisco. Jessica kind of get your picks for this weekend’s playoff games.

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Headline Sports podcast with Jessica Kwong: Did Warriors Thompson show up Booker and Suns in first career ejection?; Will Judge leave the Yankees?

Golden State Warriors Klay Thompson (left) jaws with Phoenix Sun Devin Booker (right) before shoving Suns Mikal Bridges at Walking Stick Arena in Phoenix on Tue Oct 25, 2022 (AP News photo)

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#1 Jessica in Tuesday night’s game in Phoenix their were seven technicals resulting in a career first ejection for Golden State Warrior Klay Thompson after telling Phoenix Suns Devon Booker who said Thompson was a four time World Champion over and over. Things got heated both bumped chests both were hit with technicals and as Thompson walked off he was bumped by the Suns Mikal Bridges and Thompson shoved Bridges resulting in a ejection. Did Thompson show up Booker and the Suns with his rubbing in the four time champion stuff?

#2 Jessica the big question everybody is asking in New York is Aaron Judge done as a New York Yankee as his contract in New York comes to an end. It’s going to be highest bidder for Judge and his Yankee teammates hope he stays on board “He exemplifies what being a New York Yankee is all about,” said Yankee first baseman Anthony Rizzo.

#3 Jessica, the 2022 World Series is about to get underway with the Philadelphia Phillies and the Houston Astros. All the talk has been about how many times Astros manager Dusty Baker had got to the World Series with other teams only to be denied a World Series ring. The Astros are undefeated in post season how do you see Dusty and the Astros chances in getting Dusty his first ring?

#4 The Denver Broncos quarterback Russell Wilson said he’s ready to go this Sunday against the Jacksonville Jaguars in London this Sunday. Wilson suffering from a hamstring injury sat out last Sunday against the New York Jets. Wilson rehabbed doing exercises on the plane to London.

#5 Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Mike Evans said he did not sign an autograph for two officials sideline judge Jeff Lamberth and line judge Tripp Sutter following the Bucs loss to the Carolina Panthers 21-3. Evans said he was talking about golf with Lamberth and Sutter and did not sign an autograph for them.

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Headline Sports podcast with Jessica Kwong: Astros Alvarez beats M’s with one swing of the bat in walk homer; Yanks Cole and Rizzo provide help in 4-1 win over Cleveland; plus more

The Houston Astros Yordan Alvarez watches flight of his home run in the bottom of the ninth to defeat the Seattle Mariners at Minute Maid Field in Houston on Tue Oct 11, 2022 (AP News photo)

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#1 Jessica lets look at the MLB playoffs from Tuesday night. The Houston Astros took the first game of the ALDS getting by the Seattle Mariners at Minute Maid Field in Houston 7-5. The Astros Yordan Alvarez crushed a three run walk off homer in the bottom of the ninth for the win.

#2 The New York Yankees got a 4-1 win past the Cleveland Guardians at Yankee Stadium. Yankees pitcher Gerrit Cole pitched 6.1 innings, four hits, one earned run, one walk, and eight strikeouts for the win. Anthony Rizzo hit a home run and had two RBIs in the win.

#3 The Philadelphia Phillies just got by the Atlanta Braves 7-6 at Truist Park in Cobb County. The Phils held onto to the win despite the Braves scoring three runs in the bottom of the ninth inning in a last attempt to come back.

#4 The Los Angles Dodgers drew first blood in game one of the NLDS defeating the San Diego Padres 5-3 at Dodgers Stadium. The Dodgers scored early with two runs in the bottom of the first inning and three runs in the bottom of third inning.

#5 Lastly Jessica the Guardians pitcher Nick Sandlin will miss the rest of the 2022 post season after going through an MRI that showed he has a major muscle injury in the right shoulder. How will Sandlin’s absence impact the Guardians pitching in the post season?

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Headlines of the week podcast with Jessica Kwong: Here comes the Judge now AL season home run leader with 62; Broncos Wilson good enough to go under center Sunday; plus more news

History is made with the New York Yankees Aaron Judge connecting with his 62nd home run of 2022 surpassing former Yankee Roger Maris’s old record of 61. The Texas Rangers catcher Sam Huff and plate umpire Randy Rosenberg look on.

On Headline Sports podcast with Jessica:

#1 Jessica, in Texas last night the New York Yankees Aaron Judge launched his 62nd home run of the season against the Texas Rangers making Judge the all time home leader in a season surpassing former Yankees Roger Maris.

#2 Jessica, looks like Russell Wilson quarterback Denver Broncos could get in the starting line up against the Indianapolis Colts on Thursday Night Football. Russell had been listed as limited due to a shoulder injury but reports say that Russell could play the whole game.

#3 Phoenix Suns owner Robert Sarver who had made racists comments and was suspended by the NBA for the rest of the season and fined $10 million had announced that the team is up for sale which is expected to sell for an all time price for an NBA team.

#4 Jessica, the Atlanta Braves clinched on Tuesday night defeating the Florida Marlins 2-1 at LoanDepot Park in Miami. The New York Mets who had trailed the Braves by just a game tried to catch up but just ran out of games and ran out of time.

#5 Jessica, big loss for the San Francisco 49ers left tackle Colton McKivitz is out for two months with a knee injury This comes after left tackle Trent Williams who went down with a right ankle sprain.

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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)

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#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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