Buffalo Bills free safety Jordan Poyer, left, and cornerback Josh Norman, right, guard Las Vegas Raiders wide receiver Nelson Agholor (15) during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Oct. 4, 2020, in Las Vegas. Poyer was called for pass interference on the play. (AP Photo/David Becker)
On Headline Sports with Tony R:
#1 Tony talk about the Tennessee Titans less than half of their team has Coronavirus and it looks risky to play their next scheduled game against the Buffalo Bills next Sunday.
#2 The Las Vegas Raiders were chasing the Bills last Sunday at Allegiant Stadium all for not. The Raiders shut the Bills out in the third quarter but the Bills got 13 points in the fourth quarter and a seven point win last Sunday.
#3 Tony the way you saw the Raiders quarterback Derek Carr on offense last week against the Bills he was trying to get some ground game going in the second half.
#4 Also the Dallas Cowboys have released defensive back Brandon Carr a 13 year vet. The Cowboys were looking for Carr to provide some depth to their secondary.
#5 The San Francisco 49ers quarterback Nick Mullens struggled last Sunday against the Philadelphia Eagles in a 25-20 loss. 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan hasn’t decided whether to go with Mullens or back up CJ Beathard.
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The Milwaukee Bucks cancelled their game with the Orlando Magic in light of the Jacob Blake shooting in Wisconsin and two other playoff games also were cancelled in light of racial injustice shooting of Blake from Kenosha Police (espn.com still)
Headline Sports podcast with Tony R:
#1 The Milwaukee Bucks who did not play the Orlando Magic and two other games the Houston Rockets and Oklahoma City Thunder, and the Los Angeles Lakers and Portland Trail Blazers all were postponed due the recent Kenosha police shooting of Jacob Blake who was videoed being shot seven times in the back and reported to be paralyzed by his family member.
#2 Tony the Boston Celtics and the Toronto Raptors are now considering cancelling game one of their best of seven series Thursday which is schedule for a 3:00 pm tip. Raptors coach Nick Nurse said the players are deeply disappointed that the same thing happens again in a short period of time.
#3 Tony one NBA veteran who not named said that the entire NBA playoffs are in jeopardy and the whole thing could be squashed. The players not only want to send a message but some question how they could go on after what happened to Blake.
#4 Tony talk about Las Vegas Raiders quarterback Marcus Mariota who has suffered shoulder and ankle injuries and has not practiced with the team yet. How badly is Mariota hurt and can he make it back?
#5 Also Tony the Raiders are missing wide receiver Tyrell Williams who has a shoulder injury and cornerback Trayvon Mullen unknown injury Wednesday was the sixth time they missed a shoulder padded practice and how important are these guys to the team.
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Cleveland pitcher Mike Clevinger took the team plane after he possibly might have been exposed to outside sources with pitcher Zach Plesac when they snook out to meet with friends in Chicago (AP file photo)
On Headline Sports podcast with Tony R:
#1 Tony talk about Cleveland pitchers Mike Clevinger and Zach Plesac who both left their hotels to be with friends while in Chicago. Plesac was busted trying to get back to the hotel in the early hours of the morning and Clevinger didn’t return to the hotel was found out in a later investigation by MLB security.
#2 Plesac had to drive back in a rental car and Clevinger took the team flight back to Cleveland but later was found out that he was out with Plesac with friends in Chicago possibly exposing themselves to Covid-19.
#3 The NFL is taking a lesson in all of this and they want strict protocols to watch the players that they don’t sneak out and meet with friends will the NFL take a page out of the MLB rulebook and batton stricter guidelines about leaving a bubble?
#4 Should the NFL have bubble locations split up amongst the west, central and east with the same kind of bubble rules the NBA and NHL have?
#5 16 years in a Dallas Cowboys uniform Jason Witten was waiting for the call to join the team for a 17th year but that call never came and now he’s in a Las Vegas Raiders combine after reaching out to Raiders head coach Jon Gruden, Tony what are your thoughts on Witten joining Las Vegas?
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Sacramento Kings forward Harrison Barnes said he tested positive for Covid-19 before the team headed to Orlando, and now is following protocol. Photo: AP
Tony on Headlines podcast:
#1 The Sacramento Kings assistant coach Roy Rana says he’s comfortable being at the bubble in Orlando he said upon arrival that everything has gone smooth and he’s things aren’t bad at all. Florida is leading three other countries in the world in Coronvirus cases.
#2 Rana was asked that about safety at the bubble and said there was some semblance of anxiety but after a while the players, coaches, Kings employees settled down and are ready to get down to business.
#3 The Kings might get a new life in these last six regular season games which starts out against the San Antonio Spurs Fri Jul 30th. The Kings started the season with injuries to their key players D’Aaron Fox and Marvin Bagley but hope to get a shot at the eighth and final spot in the Western Conference.
#4 The Kings reported on Wednesday that they have a fourth player Harrison Barnes who has come down with Coronavirus. Barnes tweeted that he’s quarantined and is abiding by the NBA’s shelter in place protocol in the Sacramento. Buddy Hield, Alex Len and Jabari Parker are the other Kings players who have tested positive.
#5 Kings head coach Luke Walton said that it’s been a tough four months off but the team is looking forward to getting on the floor and making things happen. Walton said he’s preparing the team and some critics say this might very well be the Kings best chance to get into the playoffs when other teams might be rusty coming back.
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Camping World Stadium in Orlando is part of the bubble for Major League Soccer for 24 teams and 36 games. Some of the players are questioning the lock down restrictions by the league with players staying in their hotel rooms with the exception of going to work at the stadium (booking.com file photo)
Headline Sports podcast with Tony Renteria:
#1 Tony the NBA and MLS will be in a bubble called Walt Disney World but as exciting as that may sound they won’t be taking in on the amusement park’s rides or entertainment but buttoned down at the Disney Hotels after workouts, practices and games for six weeks.
#2 There is a fear in returning back to the regular season for the MLS who are two games in before the Covid-19 shelter in and the NBA who are trying to finish the last eight regular season games before starting the playoff. That fear is that local workers at the arena and at the hotel do not have the same mandated requirements like the players. The NBA has maintained that the risks of getting sick by arena security, custodians, camera production crews, and others are low.
#3 Bill Hamid of the MLS’ DC United said that being restricted to going from the hotel and the stadium in Orlando would be like being locked up. Hamid said he talked about this from the beginning. The next question how will this plan work keeping players in their hotel rooms and then back out to the stadium?
#4 The Milwaukee Bucks have a real shot at winning the NBA Championship but for the Bucks Kyle Korver he said if the NBA’s black players feel like not playing is the best idea Korver said he’s in full support behind them. Korver added that he cared more about a change in society than a championship.
#5 In the NFL the tune is changing at least for quarterback Colin Kaepernick as Los Angeles Chargers head coach Anthony Lynn said that Kaepernick has the style that fits in with the Chargers offensive system and that the Chargers will be a team that will be running.
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A Rite Aid store on K Street in downtown Sacramento was damaged over the weekend (abc10.com photo)
On Headline Sports podcast with Tony R:
#1 We wanted to open with asking you about the recent riots in downtown Sacramento feeling are very fragile over the loss of George Floyd that said peaceful protesters have made it clear that the violent attacks in downtown were disgraceful and it was not what the recent protests were truly about.
#2 Former Sacramento Kings play by play announcer Grant Napear who resigned this past week sent out a tweet to former King DeMarcus Cousin saying “All lives matter” in response to Cousins question “what do you think of Black Lives Matter” former King Matt Barnes tweeted that Napear was a “closet racist” was it a matter of Napear being tone deaf or was he being racist in his tweet to Cousins?
#3 With the NBA inviting 22 teams to Orlando to most likely play some tournament style scheduled basketball with eight regular games to determine the eighth seed. There will be 13 Western Conference teams and nine Eastern Conference teams.
#4 The NBA regular and playoff campaigns get off the ground on July 12th and finish with the NBA Finals October 12th isn’t this schedule an overlap into when the NBA starts it’s pre season schedule traditionally in October?
#5 The New Orleans Pelicans Zion Williamson will be summoned to the 11th District Circuit Court of Florida by Judge David Miller. The discovery case will require Williamson to answer whether or not his family received benefits from Duke University where he played in college. This is the second of two lawsuits against Williamson who is also being subpoenaed after he signed a deal with Ford. Attorneys for Williamson said that Ford and Prime Sports Marketing and their deal with Williamson wasn’t valid because Ford wasn’t a registered agent in North Carolina and the contract didn’t include protecting amateur athletes from unscrupulous agents.
Tony is down for Headline Sports podcasts every other Thursday at http://www.sportsradioservice.com
Former Los Angeles Ram defenseman Cory Littleton is one three Las Vegas Raiders who signed with the Raiders on Wednesday (photo credit radierswire.com)
On Headline Sports with Tony R:
#1 How important is it for the Las Vegas Raiders to have their defensive players Cory Littleton, Maliek Collins and Nick Kwiatkoski signed Wednesday?
#2 The other question is will the Raiders sign Caleb Nassib a veteran defenseman?
#3 In Nassib’s last two seasons with the Tampa Bay Bucs he started in 17 games and had 12.5 sacks over the 2018 and 2019 seasons.
#4 In MLB the Washington Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo said that it would take about two weeks to get everybody ready before the first pitch of the season which has a target date of July 4th
#5 It all goes back to one thing that Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Blake Snell said “I want my money” and “I will risk my life” this seems to be a sentiment echoed by the players who quietly feel the same way as Snell. Can MLB and the players get a deal done?
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Golden State Warriors Stephen Curry interviewed Dr. Anthony Fauci on Thursday March 26th during the early days of the sheltering in. Fauci said without a vaccine opening up will not bring down the curve. Protesters say it’s their constitutional right to leave the house and go back to work. (file photo from npr.org)
On the podcast with Jerry F:
#1 We all know in order for baseball to return they must play in empty stadiums, check temperatures, there will be no showers for the players, social distancing for all players and employees while working in the park. How practical is this going to be.
#2 There have been a number of high profile athletes and celebrities coming out for Dr. Anthony Fauci. Dr. Fauci simply said that continuing to open up America will lead to a second wave, raising the curve, and those who are screaming that it’s unconstitutional to shelter in will be the very same people that will have to shelter in in a second wave.
#3 The San Francisco Giants have said they will be keep their 350 full time employees at least through September. The ball club will furlough it’s 60 part time workers and employees who make over $75,000 a year will get a 25% pay cut.
#4 The A’s have a Cornavirus relief fund for their contract employees from ProPark, Aramark, Landmark, Allied Universal and AEG have applied for the tax free grant. Oakland A’s full time employees are being paid through May. Everyone on board at the A’s are hoping that the players vote to come back by July 4th which means if the games are in Oakland. However with games played in front of an empty stadium it will still be a skeleton crew if the players comeback.
#5 Jerry with all this opening up going what chances is there that a spike of the virus could repeat itself and could force everyone back to shelter in?
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Former Jacksonville Jaguar linebacker Telvin Smith who played in Jacksonville from 2014-2018 (nfl.com file photo)
On Headlines podcast with Tony R:
#1 Former Jacksonville Jaguar linebacker Telvin Smith is under investigation for having sex with a minor according to court documents and media reports. Smith was arrested April 29th by a SWAT team. Police found the 17 year old girl’s DNA in Smith’s Cadillac. Smith could face 15 years in prison if found guilty. Smith has pleaded not guilty in Duval County Court in Florida.
#2 Coaches from the University of Pittsburgh and the pro teams in Pittsburgh have donated up to $800,000 towards Cornavirus vaccine research. The Pirates, Penguins and Steelers are all involved in the research drive.
#3 The NFL are not taking any chances they have outlined plans to their teams for ways for fans to get ticket refunds in the event the season gets suspended if there is a second wave of Cornavirus. The league is planning to release a schedule soon with pre season kicking off in August.
#4 Over 30 athletes have teamed up in putting the names of doctors, nurses, and other medical professionals on their jerseys, New Orleans quarterback Drew Brees and Aaron Judge of the New York Yankees are amongst those who are putting the names of those who put it on the line everyday.
#5 As we all know six time Pro Bowl offensive tackle Joe Staley retired last week but it’s being revealed that doctors told Staley the seriousness of his injuries. It was no doubt a factor in his decision to retire. Staley suffered from neck and back pain during his 13 year career.
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photo file from coachingclipboardl.com: Golden State Warriors general manager Bob Myers says it was not necessary to test players for Coronavirus because they are not interacting
Headline Sports podcast with Tony R:
#1 Are the Golden State Warriors making a big mistake not testing their players for Covid 19
#2 Warriors general manager Bob Myers said that there isn’t enough testing for Covid 19 and that the players aren’t interacting so Myers said there is no need for testing.
#3 The PGA Championship in May at Harding Park in San Francisco has been called off due to the Coronavirus epidemic. The PGA says their pushing to get it rescheduled.
#4 New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft shared his thoughts about losing former quarterback Tom Brady to the Tampa Bay Bucaneers saying that it was unfortunate to lose a great talent like Brady.
#5 The San Francisco Giants and Oakland A’s have pledged to fund $1 million towards covering payment for their employees. The Giants CEO Larry Baer said he wants to provide peace of mind for the employees and the A’s said their working on a $1 million fund for their laid off employees in Oakland.
Tony does Headline Sports each Thursday at http://www.sportsradioservice.com