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Sports betting show comes to Bay Area TV; will you wager on its success?

As sports betting continues to explode in popularity, NBC Sports Bay Area is jumping on the bandwagon. Starting on Aug. 5, the regional sports network will present a live simulcast of “The Daily Line,” an afternoon radio show focused on sports betting and related topics. Also, Sara Perlman will join Michael Jenkins and Tim Murray to serve as a co-host. “The Daily Line,” which was launched by NBC Sports Radio in conjunction with Westwood One on Jan. 2, airs nationwide on NBC Sports Radio, the NBC Sports Scores app, and other digital audio platforms from 3-7 p.m. In addition to the Bay Area, the show will be simulcast on regional sports networks in Chicago, Philadelphia and Washington D.C. In the Bay Area, “The Daily Line” will air from noon to 4 p.m. A show about sport betting apparently fits in with NBC Sports’ drive to maintain and grow its audience. In an interview with the Bay Area News Group last year, NBC Sports Regional Networks chief David Preschlack was asked to predict how watching sports in five-10 years will be different. “I suspect the U.S.…

Jury: Katy Perry, others owe $2.78M over copied song

By Andrew Dalton | Associated Press LOS ANGELES — Katy Perry, her collaborators and her record label must pay more than $2.78 million because the pop star’s 2013 hit “Dark Horse” copied a Christian rap song, a jury decided Thursday. It was an underdog victory for rapper Marcus Gray, a relatively obscure artist once known as Flame whose 5-year-old lawsuit survived constant court challenges and a trial against top-flight attorneys for Perry and the five other music-industry heavyweights who wrote her song. But the amount was less than the nearly $20 million sought by attorneys for Gray and his two co-writers on the 2009 song “Joyful Noise” but they said they were pleased with the decision. “These defendants have made millions and millions of dollars from their infringement of the plaintiff’s copyright,” Gray’s attorney, Michael A. Kahn, told the jury. Perry herself was hit for just over $550,000, with Capitol Records responsible for the vast majority of the money. Defense attorneys had argued for an award of about $360,000 after the jury decided earlier this week that “Dark Horse” copied “Joyful Noise.” Perry’s attorney, Christine…

Trump says he’d rather his voters not scream ‘send her back’

By Jonathan Lemire and Dan Sewell | Associated Press CINCINNATI — President Donald Trump said he would “prefer” that his supporters at a rally Thursday night don’t engage in a “Send her back!” chant about a Somali-born congresswoman, after he faced widespread criticism for not doing more to stop the attack on Rep. Ilhan Omar at an event two weeks ago. Speaking to reporters before leaving the White House for Cincinnati, Trump said he doesn’t know whether they will chant anyway or what his response would be if they do — adding that, regardless, he “loves” his political supporters. “I don’t know that you can stop people,” Trump told reporters. “If they do the chant, we’ll have to see what happens.” The chant about the Minnesota Democrat by a roaring Greenville, North Carolina, crowd last month rattled some Republicans and raised the prospect of a 2020 presidential campaign increasingly fought along racial lines. It followed racist tweets Trump sent against Omar and three other first-term lawmakers of color, instructing them to get out of the U.S. “right now” and saying if the lawmakers “hate our…

Oakland Athletics take series from Brewers on Matt Chapman go-ahead home run

The Oakland A’s bats had fallen silent in these last two games agains the Milwaukee Brewers. Then Matt Chapman’s swing on a first pitch Josh Hader fastball lifted the ice-cold bats back into the inferno, giving the A’s a 5-3 win over on Thursday afternoon. The A’s moved into a tie for the AL’s second wild card spot. You hade to see it.#RootedInOakland pic.twitter.com/6E4T187tuB — Oakland A’s (@Athletics) August 1, 2019 Related Articles Ramon Laureano hits IL and Oakland Athletics snap win streak against Brewers Athletics snap three-game win streak in loss to Milwaukee Brewers Athletics put Laureano and Phegley on injured list, recall Martini and Taylor Oakland Athletics trade for Reds starter Tanner Roark Takeaways: Matt Olson walks-off, Khris Davis snaps homer-less streak in Oakland Athletics’ win over Brewers Homer Bailey delivered his third quality start as an Athletic, dealing six innings with five strikeouts. But the Brewers small-balled its way to two runs against him. In the first, Keston Hiura drew a walk and Mike Moustakas beat the shift with a bunt single. Ryan Braun’s bloop found grass to score the Brewers’ first…

Rapper Awarded $2.7M In Katy Perry Copyright Infringement Case

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — Christian rapper Marcus Gray, known as Flame, was awarded $2.7 million in damages Thursday by a federal court jury who deemed Katy Perry’s song “Dark Horse” lifted a musical passage from the rapper’s earlier song “Joyful Noise.” Capitol Records was ordered to pay the largest chunk of the damages — $1.2 million — but Perry was ordered by the jury to pay $550,200 to Gray. The remaining balance of the damage will be paid by Perry’s various producers and collaborators on the song. The federal jury decided that Katy Perry’s 2013 hit “Dark Horse” lifted its underlying electric beat from a 2009 Christian rap song. The damages phase began Tuesday with opening statements. Attorneys for Gray said, “Dark Horse” brought in a total revenue of $41 million and that Gray should get a cut of that, but Perry’s attorneys say the cost of producing the song and other factors need to be subtracted before any percentage can be awarded. Gray prevailed Monday after suing Perry for copyright infringement. After a seven-day trial, his attorneys convinced the jury that the beat and…

Dangerous Intersection in Coachella Causing ‘Close Calls’

The dangerous intersection of Tripoli and Avenue 52 in Coachella is causing residents and business owners to petition for a stop sign, stop light or further parking restrictions. “It just crashed against the wall and I turned around,” Armida Aroz, the manager of an apartment complex located at the intersection, said about a collision in the past. “Really scary.” While managing, Aroz said her office serves as the perfect view for car collisions and close calls. “There’s been numerous accidents in the time I’ve been here,” she said. “The past four years I can honestly say over 50.” She said she’s forced to sit back and watch it happen. “The cars just won’t stop, they’re driving really fast,” she said. “Seventy miles per hour, it’s overwhelming.” Drivers wanting to turn left onto Avenue 52 from her office have a blind spot due to parked cars on the side of the street (Ave. 52). There’s no stop sign at the intersection, only a cross walk that also has blind spots. “My children are my main concern and the residents of Coachella,” Lupe Rodriguez, a concerned citizen,…

Don’t touch any pig ear treats or feed them to your dog, the FDA and CDC say

Dog owners, if you’ve been waiting to give up your pet’s pig ears, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention advises that now is the time. A warning about a multistate salmonella outbreak tied to the treats has been updated to include all pig ear products. “A total of 127 people infected with the outbreak strains of Salmonella have been reported from 33 states,” the CDC said in its update Wednesday. Twenty-six people have been hospitalized, and 24 of the illnesses have been in children younger than 5. No deaths have been reported. Animals and their humans can get sick from simply handling these treats or caring for a dog who has eaten one. Symptoms of salmonella infection in humans include diarrhea, fever and stomach cramps. It may be harder to identify the infection in a dog, but look for diarrhea, which may be bloody; sluggish or tired behavior; and possible vomiting or fever. The CDC recommends that adults and children wash their hands after playing with or feeding their pet. Owners should discourage their pets from licking humans’ faces after they eat or from licking open wounds.…

Palm Springs Selects Former Marine As Emergency Management Coordinator

A former U.S. Marine will serve as the new emergency management coordinator for the city of Palm Springs, a city official announced Thursday. Danny DeSelms, former emergency management and training coordinator for Marine Aircraft Group 13 at Marine Corps Air Station Yuma, Arizona, will take his new position leading emergency management and disaster preparedness for Palm Springs on Aug. 5, City Manager David Ready said. DeSelms has served in his position at MCAS Yuma for the past year, and has provided emergency management expertise at bases in North Carolina; Washington, DC; Okinawa, Japan; and at the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center in Twentynine Palms, according to Ready. “Emergency management and preparedness is a top priority for the Palm Springs Fire Department,” said Palm Springs Fire Chief Kevin Nalder said. “We are looking forward to working with Danny and to the wealth of experience he will bring to our organization.” While in the Marine Corps, DeSelms graduated from the Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear Defense School at Ft. McClellan, Alabama, and served as part of a task force that investigated the 2001 anthrax attacks, Ready…

Highland actress, 23, eyes stage career that’s been a dream since childhood

When Erin Tierney was 5 years old, she performed in her first dance recital. She had started studying ballet and tap at age 3, but this performance had a lasting impact. After walking off the stage, she told her father that this was what she wanted to do for the rest of her life. “I started taking vocal lessons around age 9,” said Tierney, now 23. “I was doing musicals and shows, and did Junior University in San Bernardino for 10 years. That really solidified my love for theater.” Born in Redlands and raised in San Bernardino, Tierney studied musical theater at Cal State Fullerton, receiving her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in 2017. Some of her favorite roles have included Dorothy in “The Wizard of Oz,” Belle in “Beauty and the Beast,” Millie in “Thoroughly Modern Millie” and the title character in “The Drowsy Chaperone.” Highland actress Erin Tierney recently played Kathy Selden in “Singin’ in the Rain” at the Redlands Bowl. (Courtesy of Joanna DeGeneres) Now a Highland resident, Tierney just added a new one to the top of her list: she played…

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