Warriors grapple with big questions after NBA shutdown due to coronavirus

As the league confronts the suspension of play after Utah’s Rudy Gobert tested positive for coronavirus Wednesday night, NBA teams and officials engaged in hours of phone calls on Thursday to determine next steps. With calls scheduled throughout the day, a press conference with Warriors head coach Steve Kerr and general manager Bob Myers was postponed to early next week. Raymond Ridder, Golden State’s vice president of communications, wrote in a text message: “Nothing today. Too many questions that we don’t have answers to.” Eventually, the NBA suspended play for at least 30 days, and many in the league expect the hiatus to last even longer as the country deals with the novel virus pandemic. The Warriors, like other teams, know little more than the fact that this will cost them tens of millions of dollars and add unforeseen roadblocks to improving their team this offseason. On Thursday, the league informed all 30 teams that players are encouraged to remain home as much as possible and avoid traveling out of market and group workouts until at least Monday. During that time, players will speak with…

Five new questions the Giants face as they respond to MLB delaying the season

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — As the coronavirus pandemic wreaks havoc on life as we know it, all major sports leagues have temporarily suspended operations. With the start of Major League Baseball’s season now delayed until at least April 9 –and potentially much longer– the San Francisco Giants shut down their facility at Scottsdale Stadium on Friday and could keep it closed to players and coaches through the weekend. Executives including CEO Larry Baer and president of baseball operations Farhan Zaidi scheduled a meeting Friday to discuss how the team will prepare for the regular season and what precautionary measures the Giants will need to take to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Instead of determining who will bat leadoff and who will close games, the pandemic has given the organization and most others in the professional sports world a whole new set of questions to answer. Here are five that executives, players and fans will be asking in the coming days. Related Articles Sports shutdown: Coronavirus causes NASCAR, Masters, Boston Marathon postponements How will MLB’s decision to delay the season impact the San Francisco Giants? Kurtenbach: No…

Coronavirus causes postponement of NCAA recruiting, NASCAR races, Little League

The global outbreak of coronavirus continued Friday to force the hands of sports organizers as more events were canceled or postponed. The NCAA paused all in-person recruiting Friday morning in an effort to decrease travel and slow the spread of COVID-19. The ban on official and unofficial campus visits will last until April 15. In a ray of sunshine for some heartbroken athletes, the NCAA also announced it would provide “eligibility relief” for all Division I spring sport participants, one day after canceling all spring sports activities. That will likely come in the form of an extra year of eligibility. So far it does not apply beyond D-I or to any winter sports participants who had partial seasons or championships canceled. Division I Council Coordination Committee agrees eligibility relief is appropriate for spring sports: — Inside the NCAA (@InsidetheNCAA) March 13, 2020 Little League recommends hiatus Even Little League recommended all local branches’ baseball and softball activities be suspended until April 6, saying that it is in the best interest of volunteers and player families to avoid gathering. The organization, which says it operates…

Trump administration: $1.3M for fast coronavirus test development

President Donald Trump’s administration announced Friday it is awarding $1.3 million to two companies trying to develop rapid COVID-19 tests that could detect whether a person is positive for the new coronavirus within an hour. The Department of Health and Human Services said it is awarding $679,000 to DiaSorin Molecular, of Cypress, California, and $598,000 to QIAGEN, of Germantown, Maryland, to accelerate development of their tests. Related Articles College faculty in California scramble to adapt as classes move to online instruction Warriors grapple with big questions after NBA shutdown due to coronavirus Sports shutdown: Coronavirus causes NASCAR, Masters, Boston Marathon postponements Quarantine grandma? California families scramble as coronavirus hits NBA Hall of Famer, TV analyst Charles Barkley ‘in limbo’ awaiting results from a coronavirus test DiaSorin’s test could be ready within six weeks for consideration by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, and the QIAGEN test could be ready within 12 weeks for FDA consideration, according to HHS. For most people, the new coronavirus causes only mild or moderate symptoms, such as fever and cough. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health…

Body Found Near Mickey Grove Golf Course In Lodi

LODI (CBS13) – The San Joaquin County Sheriff’s Office said the body of a dead woman was found near a golf course in Lodi. Deputies said an employee with Mickey Grove Golf Links found the body Friday morning near railroad tracks in the area of Pearson and Morse roads. The sheriff’s office said the identity of the victim is unknown but the body is of an adult Hispanic woman. No further information has been released at this time.

Get These Trending Sacramento Restaurants On Your Radar Today

As fans of cronuts and cake pops can attest, food trends come and go. So how can you tell which tastes are trending right this minute? We took a data-driven look at the question, using Yelp to deduce which restaurants have been getting outsized attention this month. To find out who made the list, we looked at Sacramento businesses on Yelp by category and counted how many reviews each received. Rather than compare them based on number of reviews alone, we calculated a percentage increase in reviews over the past month, and tracked businesses that consistently increased their volume of reviews to identify statistically significant outliers compared to past performance. Read on to see which spots are on a hot streak, right now. Kodaiko Ramen & Bar Photo: Ashley C./Yelp Open since December 2018, this bar, which offers ramen and more, is trending compared to other businesses categorized as “Bars” on Yelp. Citywide, bars saw a median 1.3% increase in new reviews over the past month, but Kodaiko Ramen & Bar saw a 15.4% increase, maintaining a healthy four-star rating throughout. It’s not the only trending outlier in the…

10 Commandments For Better Sleep On World Sleep Day

(CNN) — Air, water, food – and some would argue sex – are key ingredients to human survival. In reality, there should be another “s” word in that list: sleep. We’re supposed to get between seven and 10 hours of sleep each night, depending on our age, but the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says that a third of Americans sleep fewer than seven hours a night. It’s a global problem too. “Sleep problems constitute a global epidemic that threatens health and quality of life for up to 45% of the world’s population,” according to the World Sleep Society, a non-profit organization of sleep professionals dedicated to advancing “sleep health worldwide.” It’s the sponsor of World Sleep Day, which in 2020 is on Friday, March 13. Yet how does anyone get to sleep today in the turmoil over the coronavirus pandemic? Workplaces and schools are shutting down, meaning hourly workers are without paychecks if they can’t work and children used to free lunch are not getting fed — never mind our concerns about elections, global stock market meltdowns or escalating border or trade wars. It’s a lot,…

4 Arrested In Connection With Illegal Marijauna Sale That Resulted In 1 Person Shot In Modesto

MODESTO (CBS13) – The Modesto Police Department said they arrested four people in connection with a two-week-long investigation into an illegal marijuana transaction that resulted in one person being shot. Modesto police said the illegal transaction happened on Feb. 29 when parties in two vehicles met in the parking lot at ‪2900 Standiford Avenue. Police said one party robbed the other of marijuana which resulted in a person in the robber’s vehicle being shot by someone in the seller’s vehicle, resulting in non-life-threatening injuries. Robert Sirl, 18, was a passenger in the robber’s car and faces a charge of robbery, police said. The three other arrestees are juveniles. One of them is the 17-year-old shooter who faces a charge of attempted homicide. The other two minors, 17 and 14, face charges of robbery and minors in possession of guns, police said. Modesto police said they issued five search warrants over the course of the investigation and recovered several firearms, however, the firearm used in the shooting has yet to be recovered.

Overturned Big Rig Causing Traffic Delays In West Sacramento

WEST SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – An overturned big rig is affecting traffic in the Southport area of West Sacramento Friday morning. The scene is along Southport Parkway just south of Lake Washington Boulevard. The West Sacramento Police Department said in a tweet at 9:12 a.m. that all southbound lanes in the area will remain closed for approximately 2 hours. No further information has been released regarding the crash. Stay tuned for more updates.

SMUD Won’t Shutoff Service Due To Non-Payment For The Rest Of March Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – SMUD announced in a news release on Friday that they will not be implementing power shutoffs for non-payment for the remainder of March in response to the coronavirus pandemic. The utility says this new policy will be for both residential and commercial customers and will last from March 13-31. SMUD said that customers who are currently behind on their bills or those who do fall behind during this period will still owe for service, but will just not see their power cutoff. “We made this decision due to the impact that COVID-19 is having on our local communities,” said Arlen Orchard, CEO and General Manager of SMUD. “We want to ensure that our most vulnerable customers have access to power during these times.” The news release also said that customers with power currently disconnected due to non-payment will see their service reconnected as long as there is no damage to equipment and conditions are safe.

Deputies Make Public Intoxication Arrest After Finding Man Unconscious Behind Wheel In Roseville

ROSEVILLE (CBS13) – The Placer County Sheriff’s Office said they arrested a man for public intoxication after they found him unconscious behind the wheel of his parked car with what appeared to be a firearm on the vehicle’s floorboard. The sheriff’s office said a deputy was driving down Athens Avenue in Roseville at around 6 a.m. on Monday when they spotted a vehicle pulled over along the shoulder of Fiddyment Road with its hazard lights on and expired registration. Jahandar Raissi, 59, of Sacramento, was identified as the driver and located unconscious slumped over in the driver’s seat, authorities said. The deputy called for backup when they spotted what appeared to be a firearm on the floorboard behind the driver’s seat, the sheriff’s office said. This was discovered to be an airsoft gun. Raissi initially resisted when all responding deputies ordered him to put his hands behind his back but he was eventually taken into custody, the sheriff’s office said. Raissi was booked into the county jail and faces charges of resisting a peace officer and being intoxicated in public.

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