Levi’s Stadium appears Super Bowl-bound for 2026

SANTA CLARA — Levi’s Stadium is expected to make a Super Bowl encore in 2026. Next week’s NFL owners meeting in Minneapolis should yield a vote that awards Super Bowl LX to the 49ers’ home field, according to Ben Fischer of the Sports Business Journal. An announcement could come as soon as Monday or Tuesday, according to a team source. “If the Bay Area has the opportunity, we would be honored to host Super Bowl LX,” 49ers president Al Guido said in a statement. That Super Bowl would add to Levi’s Stadium’s busy docket for 2026, as it will serve as one of World Cup soccer’s North American venues later that summer. “I feel very confident we’ll get a Super Bowl in the near future,” 49ers CEO Jed York said in March at the NFL’s annual meetings in Arizona. “It’d be great to get Super Bowl 60 after hosting Super Bowl 50. “It’d be great to get that game after bringing the World Cup (bid) to Levi’s Stadium. Those are two of the largest sporting events in the world and having them back-to-back would be

2023 Preakness: 5 storylines to watch as post time draws near

Childs Walker | Baltimore Sun (TNS) BALTIMORE — At least Mage’s owners and his trainer, Gustavo Delgado, decided to run their horse in the Preakness Stakes two weeks after his unexpected triumph in the Kentucky Derby. Because without the Derby champion — and remember, last year’s shocking winner, Rich Strike, did not try for the second jewel in the Triple Crown — this would be a grim race to hype. There are big names aplenty among the trainers, but Bob Baffert, Steve Asmussen and Brad Cox are not coming to Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore with the most accomplished 3-year-olds in their barns. Mage will not face a single returning challenger from the Derby. Setting the quality of the field aside, the Preakness will go off in the wake of an unsettling Derby meet in which seven horses died in a nine-day span at Churchill Downs. Dark headlines detailing the sport’s troubles competed with those hailing Mage’s charge to victory. Can the Preakness turn the Triple Crown narrative in a brighter direction? Here are five storylines to watch as Saturday’s post time draws near: Does

Oakland A’s final destination is unknown, but rookie outfielder is getting somewhere in a hurry

OAKLAND — Esteury Ruiz is in a hurry to get somewhere, and we’re not talking about Oakland or Las Vegas. The Athletics’ leadoff hitter poked what appeared to be a single to right field Wednesday against the Arizona Diamondbacks and slid head-first easily into second base with a double. Ruiz, through a translator, maintains he wasn’t even the fastest player on his Little League team in the Dominican Republic. Hard to believe when he chased down two potential would-be hits by Arizona’s Emmanuel Rivera. National headlines regarding the Athletics have focused on their 10-35 record, empty seats at the dilapidated Coliseum, and the responsibility of silent owner John Fisher for putting a once-proud franchise in an impossible position while attempting to flee to Las Vegas. The success of the A’s sell-offs as Fisher stripped the franchise is well known — Chris Bassitt, Matt Chapman, Matt Olson, Sean Murphy, and others. For anyone paying attention, Ruiz, who came to the A’s from Milwaukee in the three-way deal that sent Murphy to Atlanta, is producing at a potential Rookie of the Year level with little or no

Kanelstang, a Danish cinnamon twist, is a true coffee mate

Me, texting 14-year-old: That coffee thing is so good! 14-year-old (telling me she’s 14 without telling me she’s 14): It’s not a coffee thing. Okay, fine. It wasn’t a coffee thing. But man, does this thing go beautifully with coffee. And the cinnamon filling — sweet, spice-laden perfection with just the right amount of custard-imbued moisture — was reminiscent of a delight the Publix bakery used to call a “coffee ring.” It wasn’t the same as the prevalent pecan ring, which I still see, but I’m getting off-topic here. The point is the thing was freaking delicious. And so is this. And I’m not hinging my enjoyment of it on the odds of a teenager simply saying “thanks” upon receiving a compliment. And nor should you. A tantalizing cross-section. (Amy Drew Thompson/Orlando Sentinel) You should just make it, as she/we did. The craving came to her based on the same Ole & Steen pastry you’ll read about where she found the recipe — at ScottCanEat.com. She and her sister enjoyed it immensely on a trip to New York and like Scott, she got the bug

How DeSantis aims to win over Trump voters

Sources have confirmed to CBS News that Florida Governor Ron DeSantis plans to launch his 2024 presidential campaign next week. CBS News senior White House and political correspondent Ed O’Keefe discusses why DeSantis thinks he can to beat former President Donald Trump for the Republican nomination.

Arrests made in Red Bluff invasion robbery

RED BLUFF —The Tehama County Sherriff’s Office arrested two men Tuesday in connection to a home invasion robbery in Red Bluff. Deputies responded to a residence in the 300 block of Antelope Blvd. in Red Bluff for a report of a home invasion robbery, according to a press release issued Wednesday by TCSO. Eric Cotton Responding deputies discovered through the investigation that Eric Cotton, 29, and Tony Edison,38,  arrived at the victim’s residence in a reported stolen vehicle from Redding. The homeowner reported that the suspects used the vehicle to ram the victim’s gate and broke into the house, the release said. While in the house, the homeowner was held at gunpoint while the suspects stole several items, including the victim’s keys and cell phone. The suspects then left in the victim’s vehicle. Deputies received a report that the victim’s vehicle was located at Rolling Hills Casino. A sheriff’s sergeant attempted a high-risk stop on the vehicle, and the driver rammed the sergeant’s patrol vehicle. A short vehicle pursuit ensued before the vehicle drove off the roadway. Cotton fled on foot while Edison was apprehended

Some states hope to move climate-threatened species, but others say no way

Alex Brown | Stateline.org (TNS) North Carolina might need to move a snail. A tiny mollusk known as the magnificent ramshorn has long made its home in the state’s freshwater coastal ponds. But sea level rise and storm surges are making those ponds saltier, and the snail can’t tolerate salt. The coastal plain that was once the species’ habitat has no snails left — the only surviving members are bred in captivity. The state hopes to reintroduce the snail in one remaining pond, but little of the habitat where it once lived can now support it. “There are very few places that exist in its known historic range that would still be suitable for it to live,” said Kyle Briggs, chief deputy director of the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission. If the magnificent ramshorn is to flourish in the wild again, it may well have to be somewhere new. It’s among many species that are finding their long-established habitats increasingly inhospitable because of warmer temperatures, rising oceans, wildfires and droughts. Some wildlife officials want to help those plants and animals find new homes, a tactic

A brief history of Bob Myers’ biggest moves as Warriors GM

SAN FRANCISCO — Bob Myers is using the final month of his contract to decide if he wants to return to Golden State as head of basketball operations or leave. It looks like Myers has a foot out of the door, according to The Athletic. The report indicates that Myers and Warriors ownership are “far apart” on contract extension talks and that Myers may not seek a similar position elsewhere in the league. His contract is up on June 30. If Myers leaves, the Warriors will be without a pillar of their dynasty. He joined Golden State as an assistant general manager in 2011 under Larry Riley and became general manager within the next year. Here’s a handful of Myers’ most consequential moves as GM and president of basketball operations: Draft Draymond Green Myers started off his tenure as GM with a 2012 NBA Draft second-round pick that was the steal of a generation. Draymond Green, picked 35th overall, became (and still is) one of the catalysts and foundational pieces in the Warriors’ dynasty. He’s one of four Warriors players to win four titles, including

Climate change is destroying habitats. But relocating species could be tricky

Alex Brown | Stateline.org (TNS) Nine years ago, a team of scientists studying a violet-blue, thumb-sized butterfly found only two remaining in a rolling landscape of dunes along southern Lake Michigan. The last two Karner blue butterflies ever seen in that area emerged two years after an unusually hot spring wiped out most of their ancestors. The warmth caused the caterpillars to hatch from their eggs early, before the lupine plant they eat had emerged from the soil. Just like that, the southernmost population of the endangered butterfly was gone. The Karner blue already has lost 99.98% of its habitat. The refuge in Indiana Dunes National Park once had provided the template for efforts to save the insect, but now wildlife managers are looking north. The remaining populations of the Karner blue face the same fate as their southern cousins. Because of climate change, the butterfly may not be able to survive in its current territory within 30 to 40 years. “Even if there was a solid line of lupine and habitat going north, they wouldn’t be able to keep up,” said Chris Hoving, climate

10 movies for summer 2023: From ‘Indiana Jones’ and ‘Barbie’ to some smaller gems

Michael Phillips | Chicago Tribune Persistent COVID cases aside: The pandemic must be over, because look at “The Super Mario Bros. Movie!” It’s made $1.2 billion worldwide. Where babysitter movies point the way to recovery — the movies that serve as babysitters, that is — an entire entertainment industry prays for many more to follow. The summer of ‘23 may be reliant on the customary franchises and name brands, as you’ll see below. But if a film as lovely and near-perfect as Celine Song’s debut feature “Past Lives” can likewise qualify as a summer picture, going by the June-August calendar, then a summer place sounds pretty good to me. Here are 10 on the horizon, most not yet screened as of press time. Release dates vary by market. “Past Lives” (June 2): A beautiful romantic triangle spanning nations (South Korea, America) and three decades, this one’s about a writer (Greta Lee), her childhood sweetheart (Teo Yoo) and her husband (John Magaro). Without wasting a frame or a word, writer-director Celine Song offers a steadily absorbing matter of three hearts in close proximity. “Asteroid City” (June