Headline Sports podcast with London Marq: Giants announcer Jon Miller negative for Covid 19; Curry and Fauci warn fans to take it serious; plus more

file photo from sfchronicle.com: San Francisco Giants radio announcer Jon Miller introduces the team before the home opening game against the Los Angeles Dodgers on Thursday, April 7, 2016 in San Francisco, Calif.

On Headline Sports with London:

#1 San Francisco Giants announcer Jon Miller said after picking up his son and fiance after their trip to Europe they told him to be careful not to handle the luggage and not to hug them because they might have been exposed to Coronavirus and later as it would turn out they did. Miller and his wife Nadine did take a test for Covid 19 and the tests proved negative.

#2 With the NBA season canceled Golden State Warrior Stephen Curry and Dr. Anthony Fauci both held a on line Q and A streaming answering questions pertaining to the current pandemic crisis. Dr. Fauci talked medically about how the public should continue to shelter in place and Curry telling fans that they’ll be back when this is all over.

#3 This week was supposed to be opening week for the Oakland A’s hosting the Minnesota Twins at the Coliseum and the San Francisco Giants opening up in Los Angeles. As this season continues to be suspended and everyone is held up in their usual four walls it’s a matter of what could have been for baseball’s opening week.

#4 Sad news all time great Curly Neal of the Harlem Globetrotters has passed away at age 77. Neal did some of the fanciest moves on the basketball floor the Globetrotters and he was with the Globetrotters from 1963-1985. Also the passing of former Houston Astro and Los Angeles Dodger Jimmy “The Toy Cannon” Wynn at 78 years old, who had hit .250, 1665 hits, 291 home runs, and 964 RBIs career.

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Headline Sports podcast with London Marq: Sports is inconsequential at a time like this; Kansas will finish No.1 in AP polling; plus more

Udoka Azubuike who goes for the the throw down and the Kansas Jayhawks finished first in the AP poll for the 2019-20 season (ap photo)

On Headline Sports with London:

#1 It’s true sports is inconsequential in times like these says one SF Chronicle columnist Ann Killion

#2 How risky is it for anyone to be out after hearing about NBA players Rudy Cobert, Donavon Mitchell, Kevin Durant, an NHL player from the Ottawa Senators who was not identified and a minor league baseball player.

#3 They didn’t win the National Championship but Kansas finished on top of the AP polling going 29-3. The Jayhawkls received 63 out of 65 first place votes.

#4 The Jacksonville Jaguars traded quarterback Nick Foles to the Chicago Bears, the Carolina Panthers released former 49er safety Eric Reid, Reid was with Carolina for 13 months on a three year, $22 million contract.

#5 San Francisco Giant Hunter Pence advised everybody to have “love, kindness, and humanity aren’t taking a break treat everyone with love” Pence also added “can’t wait to get back to baseball”

London Marq does Headline Sports each Friday 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

Headline Sports podcast with London Marq: Brady starts to look for a new team; Severino the first Yankee out with injury; plus more

lasvegasjournalreview.com photo: Simulated photo of Tom Brady as he would like as quarterback for the Las Vegas Raiders

On Headline Sports with London:

#1 This will be the first time in quarterback Tom Brady’s career that he will be a free agent to choose what team he will go to.

#2 The New York Yankees continue to have those beginning of the season injuries as Yankees pitcher Luis Serverino will have Tommy John surgery on his elbow and will be out for the rest of the season

#3 The Olympic games in Tokyo are under threat from the Coronavirus epidemic. The IOC is close to canceling the games scheduled for July 24th

#4 The Sacramento Kings have won three straight game as they face Oklahoma City and Memphis. Although the Kings are unlikely to make post season they’re playing some consistent ball right now.

# 5 Spring training is here as the Giants will be looking at prospects that have shown their ability to hit many say they Giants will not be competitive this season.

London Marq does Headline Sports podcasts each Friday at http://www.sportsradioservice.com

 

Headline Sports podcast with London Marq: Huff doubles down will attend Trump Rally after being banned at Giants celebration; Cal gets first win on the road this season; plus more

photo from larrybrownsports.com: Aubrey Huff former San Francisco Giant will not be attending the Giants 10th World Series celebration of the 2010 World Series Championship

On Headline Sports with London:

#1 Ex-San Francisco Giant Aubrey Huff who will not be invited to the Giants tenth anniversary of their 2010 World Series reunion because of sexists tweets and also tweeting his kids would need to start taking target practice in the event Sen Bernie Sanders wins and his family had to live in a social society. The Giants stated because of these remarks he will not be invited to their 10th anniversary celebration of the 2010 World’s Championship.

#2 It’s been a long strange trip but the Cal Bears finally won a road game their first for this season at Washington State the Bears hope to get another road win on Saturday at Washington

#3 The San Jose Earthquakes open up their regular season against Toronto on Sat Feb 29th. The Quakes struggled all last season and are hoping for an improved season coming up.

#4 Daytona 500 race car driver Ryan Newman recovered rather quickly considering his car flipped over on the course in a heap of flames. Newman went into the hospital in serious condition but with non life threatening injuries. He was out of the hospital on Thursday.

#5 Washington signed running back Adrian Peterson for 2020 it will be Peterson’s 14th year in the NFL.

London does Headline Sports each Wednesday at http://www.sportsradioservice.com

 

Headline Sports podcast with London Marq: McClatchey Newspapers bankrupt covered major sports; Changes in MLB rules; plus more

photo from forbes.com: London talks about his hometown paper the Sacramento Bee whose owners McClatchy Newspapers have filed bankruptcy this week

On Headline Sports with London:

#1 London talk a moment McClatchey Newspapers who cover a fair amount of sports in their papers they have filed bankruptcy under Chapter 11

#2 McClatchey is the second largest paper for news in the country a family owned business they will go towards digital and get out of print and are vying to get out of their pension obligations.

#3 Baseball spring training is here and many new rules are in place particularly pitchers must face at least three batters and no more 40 man rosters in September the number has shrunk to 27 player roster in September.

#4 The Los Angeles Clipper Paul George was fined $35,000 for saying the officials were dishing out home cooking calls that favored the home team the Philadelphia 76ers. Any negative talk against the NBA results in heavy fines to any team personnel.

#5 The Houston Astros had to face the music as Jose Altuve and Alex Bregman both had to meet the press on Thursday at spring training in West Palm Beach Florida. They had plenty of time to think about what they had to say regarding the sign stealing crises.

London Marq does Headline Sports each Friday at http://www.sportsradioservice.com

Headline Sports with London Marq: Big fan push for changing NBA logo to Kobe; How Reid and Shanahan will coach to win on Sunday; plus more

nypost.com photo: Simulated look at new Kobe NBA logo if switched from the current Jerry West NBA logo

On Headline Sports with London:

#1 Huge fan push to change NBA insignia from Jerry West to Kobe Bryant and the push is catching on

#2 The Super Bowl is normally one of sports biggest events but after the death of Kobe his death has overshadowed the big game.

#3 Kansas City Chiefs head coach Andy Reid is looking for his first Super Bowl with the Chiefs while San Francisco 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan is looking to recover from the last Super Bowl he coached in. As an assistant coach Shanahan had the Falcons ahead in the Super Bowl only to cave and lose the Super Bowl. Shanahan is looking to get it done on Sunday.

#4 On ESPN Stephen A said there was no way that the 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo outplays the Kansas City Chiefs Pat Mahomes on Sunday

#5 How important is it that Dusty Baker hired by the Houston Astros who are trying to get away from the sign stealing scandal and Dusty is a player’s manager, doesn’t use technology or computers to manage a game or need to steal signs.

London Marq joins Sports Talk each Wednesday at http://www.sportsradioservice.com

Headline Sports podcast with London Marq: Will baseball lose it’s tax exemption status over cutting 42 minor league teams; Patriots and their future; plus more

dodgerblue.com: Rob Manfred MLB Commissioner speaks with the media in undated file photo

On Headline Sports with London:

#1 The fight is on to stop MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred from closing up shop on 42 minor league teams. MLB could face loosing it’s tax exemption status if they drop the teams.

#2 How realistic is it that New England quarterback Tom Brady will retire from football and is this the end of the Patriots as we knew them?

#3 The Sacramento Kings ended their losing streak with a win over the Golden State Warriors Monday then the Kings turned around Tuesday and beat the Phoenix Suns in the Valley of the Sun. Can the Kings keep it going.

#4 For a long time the 49ers Joe Staley who played in only seven games this season this will be his first playoff game since 2013 when the 49ers were in it last.

#5 The Baltimore Ravens who are favorites to make the Super Bowl host the Tennessee Titans. Ravens quarterback LaMar Jackson can do a lot of things. London sets this game up for us.

London Marq does Headline Sports each Wednesday at http://www.sportsrsadioservice.com

Headline Sports podcast with London Marq: Can Raiders make it three in a row against the Pack?; Garoppolo, 49ers take lots of confidence to Seattle this Sunday; plus more

Photo credit: @Raiders

On Headline Sports podcast with London:

#1 For the Oakland Raiders, they’re nice and rested from their jet lag after their trip to London on October 6th and a bye week on October 13th. Now they prepare to play a Green Bay Packers (5-1) team, who are coming off a 23-22 narrow edge victory against the Detroit Lions last Monday Night Football. Can the Raiders pull off their third straight win at the Frozen Tundra this Sunday?

#2 The Packers got a late field goal in the fourth quarter — a 23-yarder with just over a minute left in the game from kicker Mason Crosby after quarterback Aaron Rogers took two knees before electing to kick a field goal for the one point win.

#3 San Francisco 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo has no doubts and lots of confidence going into these games, on Sunday against the LA Rams Garoppolo threw 24-33 for 243 yards and their fifth straight win 20-7.

#4 The Sacramento Kings picked up their first preseason win against the Utah Jazz Monday night with a 128-115 victory. The Kings’ Buddy Hield was all over the place with 23 points and he was the key to the offense in the Kings win.

#5 In the baseball playoffs, the Houston Astros took a 2-1 ALCS lead over the New York Yankees on Tuesday at Yankee Stadium. The Astros’ Garrett Cole threw for seven innings, four hits, five walks, and seven strikeouts.

London Marq does Headline Sports podcasts each Wednesday at http://www.sportsradioservice.com

Headline Sports podcast with London Marq: Rape allegation against AB has him countersuing; Big Papi looks great, throws out the first ball at Fenway; plus more

Photo credit: abc7chicago.com

On Headline Sports with London:

#1 Former Oakland Raider Antonio Brown is countersuing his former Florida trainer Britney Taylor for civil extortion for accusing him of rape. Brown, who is now with the New England Patriots, categorically denies the allegations. The Patriots released a statement acknowledging the allegations and said the NFL is doing an investigation. Brown’s trainer said the rape occurred in 2017.

#2 David Ortiz threw out the first ball on Monday night at Fenway Park. It was Ortiz’ first appearance since being shot in the back in Santo Domingo. He told the crowd at Fenway, “Thanks for your prayers.”

#3 Talk about how big the 49ers defense played a role in San Francisco’s win over the Tampa Bay Bucs on Sunday forcing four turnovers with two pick-sixes.

#4 The San Jose Earthquakes (13-5-10) will play two in less than four days on Wednesday night against Real Salt Lake (13-4-11) then on Saturday against first place NYCFC in New York City (15-8-5). Some big opponents, some big games for the Quakes.

#5 The Quakes’ Chris Wondolowski has been the soccer gift that keep on giving. In the Quakes’ last game in San Jose last Saturday, Wondolowski scored his 20th goal and his 157th career to lead the league. How huge has been for the club in leading them this season?

London Marq does Headline Sports each Wednesday night at http://www.sportsradioservice.com