Steve Kerr enters COVID protocols ahead of Warriors-Grizzlies Game 4

SAN FRANCISCO — Warriors coach Steve Kerr tested positive for COVID-19 ahead of Game 4 of the Western Conference semifinals series against the Memphis Grizzlies. The news of Kerr entering the league’s health and safety protocols broke just two hours before tipoff Monday night. No one else on the Warriors’ roster or staff tested positive Monday. Assistant coach Mike Brown will serve as the acting head coach in place of Kerr. Brown, who was just named the next head coach of the Sacramento Kings, served as Golden State’s acting head coach during a portion of the 2017 playoffs when Kerr was sidelined with a back issue. He led the Warriors to an 11-0 record until Kerr came back for Game 2 of the NBA Finals. The NBA shortened its required isolation period for vaccinated players and staff from 10 days to six amid the omicron spike in December. Kerr was required to be vaccinated in order to coach the team in San Francisco this season. It appears he’ll miss Game 5 Wednesday and Game 6 Friday but could return for Monday’s Game 7 if the…

Local Political Organizations Prepare for Primary Elections

https://nbcpalmsprings.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/8/2022/05/CARMELA_5PM_5_9.mp4 Ballots are in the mail and the California Primary Election is officially underway. But it also marks something else: more campaigning from both sides of the aisle. “We’ve been having a lot of meet and greets, fundraising, and we will continue to do that,” President of the East Valley Women Republican Patriots, Joy Miedecke, said. “We will be hosting a lot of people coming in, calling for candidates, and making sure to get out the vote for them.” “We are going to be hosting a number of in-person events,” President of the Democrats of the Desert, Stephen Jaffe, shared. “We are also going to be doing the usual kinds of volunteer work, mailings, phone-ins, phone banking, putting out signs and just doing things that political clubs do.” But this year is a bit different from years past. The Coachella Valley used to be a single congressional district, but now it’s two. Which means organizations are preparing for a bigger turnout. “I think there seems to be a little more interest than usual for the midterms, particularly at the national level, because the House and…

Man Accused of Fatally Shooting Shopper During Mall Robbery Arraigned

BANNING (CNS) – A young man accused with a cohort of gunning down a 66- year-old shopper at the Desert Hills Premium Outlets in Cabazon during a holdup pleaded not guilty today to murder and other charges. Reginald Charles Trice, 18, of Victorville was arrested in April following a nearly monthlong investigation by the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department into the slaying of Michael Moser of Palm Springs. Along with murder, Trice is charged with illegal possession of a firearm, a special circumstance allegation of killing in the course of a robbery, and sentence-enhancing gun and great bodily injury allegations. He was arraigned before Riverside County Superior Court Judge Mark Singerton, who scheduled a felony settlement conference for June 24 at the Banning Justice Center and ordered that the defendant be held without bail at the Benoit Detention Center in Indio. Trice was previously held in lieu of $1 million bail. On April 29, the District Attorney’s Office filed an amended criminal complaint naming two additional men — Elijah Ray Burt and Emanuel Rick Burt, both 19 — as co-defendants. The pair are evidently brothers. Elijah…

Natural Gas Leak Prompts Evacuations in Indio

INDIO (CNS) – A natural gas leak at the Indio Towne Center prompted evacuation orders today, but there were no reports of any injuries. The leak from a ruptured gas line was reported around 1 p.m. at the shopping center on Jackson Street north of the 10 Freeway. According to Cal Fire, the line of unknown size was ruptured by a construction crew. Three businesses in the area were evacuated while Southern California Gas Co. crews worked to repair the ruptured line. By 2:45 p.m., the evacuation ended for two of the businesses, but a third remained closed. SoCalGas officials could not be reached for immediate comment. Copyright 2022, City News Service, Inc. CNS-05-09-2022 16:03

Paul Blackburn leads the way as A’s avoid first double-digit losing streak since 2011

Paul Blackburn threw 6 2/3 strong innings to improve to 4-0 as the Oakland A’s beat the Detroit Tigers 2-0 on Monday night to snap a season-high nine-game losing streak. Tony Kemp hit a solo home run in the third and Chad Pinder added an RBI single in the fourth, which was all the offense the A’s needed to end their streak. Blackburn gave up four hits and struck out three before leaving in the seventh inning. Despite walking two batters, rookie Dany Jiménez escaped damage and earned his fifth save to finish off the four-hitter. The Tigers, who managed just four hits and have been shut out in two consecutive games, have lost six in a row and 13 of their last 15. Michael Pineda (1-2) took the loss, despite allowing only two runs on six hits in 6 2/3 innings. Related Articles Oakland Athletics | A’s now have 11 rookies on team after yet another roster move Oakland Athletics | A’s losing streak hits nine games, Laureano goes hitless in 2022 debut Oakland Athletics | Ramón Laureano leads off in return to A’s…

Dolphins signing former American Heritage standout Sony Michel

The Miami Dolphins are bringing a South Florida product back home and adding another tailback to a crowded running back room. The Dolphins are signing former New England Patriots running back Sony Michel, a former Broward County high school football standout at American Heritage, according to league sources. Michel will get a one year, $2.1 million deal, according to ESPN. Michel has collected 3,137 rushing yards with 18 touchdowns and two more receiving in four NFL seasons after he was drafted as a late-first-round pick out of Georgia in 2018. His first three were with the Patriots, the Dolphins’ AFC East rival, and he spent last season with the Los Angeles Rams. He was won two Super Bowls between his two prior stops. As a rookie on the 2018 Patriots, he scored six touchdowns during the team’s run to the Super Bowl victory over the Rams. At 5-foot-11 and 215 pounds, Michel can present Miami with a between-the-tackles runner in a crowded backfield that mostly has quick, elusive running backs. The Dolphins added Chase Edmonds and Raheem Mostert in free agency and have Myles Gaskin…

A’s beat Tigers 2-0 as Blackburn improves to 4-0

DETROIT (AP) — Paul Blackburn threw 6 2/3 strong innings to improve to 4-0 as the Oakland A’s beat the Detroit Tigers 2-0 on Monday night to snap a season-high nine-game losing streak. Tony Kemp hit a solo home run in the third and Chad Pinder added an RBI single in the fourth. Blackburn gave up four hits and struck out three before leaving in the seventh inning. Despite walking two batters, rookie Dany Jiménez escaped damage and earned his fifth save to finish off the four-hitter. The Tigers, who managed just four hits and have been shut out in two consecutive games, have lost six in a row and 13 of their last 15. Michael Pineda (1-2) took the loss, despite allowing only two runs on six hits in 6.2 innings. Javier Báez and manager A.J. Hinch were ejected after arguing balls and strikes in the ninth after Báez was called out on strikes. TRAINER’S ROOM Oakland LHP Cole Irvin (left shoulder soreness, 15-day IL retroactive to May 2) will throw a side and then the team will determine next steps. … Detroit RHP…

After a quick recall by the Chicago Cubs, can Frank Schwindel get on track to avoid a trip to the minors?

A nail in his car tire saved Frank Schwindel from making an unnecessary trip to Iowa. Schwindel arrived at Wrigley Field on Sunday and began getting loose before the Chicago Cubs’ 7-1 loss to the Los Angeles Dodgers when he received the news that he had been optioned to Triple A. The Cubs hoped the move would allow Schwindel, 30, to get locked in and recapture what made him successful during two stellar months to close last season. Schwindel would have made the six-hour drive Sunday to join the Iowa Cubs in Des Moines. However, he had discovered the nail in his tire en route to Wrigley for Sunday’s game. The auto shop he planned to use wasn’t taking any more appointments for the day and all other options were closed, so Schwindel figured he would get the tire fixed Monday morning and then drive to Des Moines. Instead, he got a call late Sunday after the loss that the Cubs had recalled him for their West Coast trip. A Cubs fan spotted Schwindel on a Monday morning flight to San Diego. Others recognized him…

Column: Chicago White Sox getting their swagger back as reinforcements — and warm weather — finally arrive

When everyone predicted last month the Chicago White Sox would run away with the American League Central, general manager Rick Hahn voiced concern about the possibility of getting off to a “little rocky” start. “Just the nature of the offseason, the shortened spring, the steep schedule expectations early in the year were going to create some volatility in the roster and likely in performance,” Hahn said Monday afternoon. “I didn’t quite foresee losing eight in a row followed by (winning) six in a row. But it’s not a total shock that we haven’t quite found our sea legs or that this team hasn’t quite found its identity.” Actually this Sox team already had an identity, forged during its run to the postseason in 2021. But only lately have we seen that cocky, us-against-the-world attitude on display. A six-game winning streak will do that, and the return of third baseman Yoán Moncada and reliever Joe Kelly from the injured list Monday only added to the team’s swagger. The switch-hitting Moncada might not solve all of their early issues hitting right-handers, and Kelly must prove he’s totally…

Vehicle of Interest Sought in Homicide of Door Dash Driver

MODESTO – Investigators with the Modesto Police Department are seeking the public’s help identifying a vehicle of interest in the shooting death of a Door Dash delivery driver. Andrew Satavu, 56, was found shot next to his vehicle on April 18th after delivering food on the 1600 block of Gardenia Road. Life saving efforts were performed but Satavu died at the scene. Detectives with the Violent Crimes Unit are continuing their work on the case and ask anyone who may have information to please come forward. The vehicle in the video appears to be a late 90’s 4-door Toyota Camry. Anyone with information regarding the vehicle of interest is encouraged to contact Detective Ridenour at (209) 495-9844 or by email at ridenourdm@modestopd.com. Crime Stoppers can also be contacted at (209) 521-4636 where callers can remain anonymous.

Suwinkski swats first MLB homer as Pirates top Dodgers, 5-1

The Los Angeles Dodgers were outhit by the Pittsburgh Pirates Monday afternoon, just hours after coming off of a series sweep of the Chicago Cubs in which they scored 20 runs. Pittsburgh collected 15 hits, tying a season-high, six of which were for extra bases as they snapped L.A.’s six-game winning streak. The win also snapped a 16-game losing streak against the Dodgers that had dated back over three seasons to 2018.Starter Julio Urias (2-2, 2.10 ERA) allowed 11 hits, matching a career high, though he allowed just two runs on the contest. He also struck out four and walked none in his six innings pitched.He was outdone by fellow lefty Jose Quintana (1-1, 2.70 ERA), who also went six innings, giving up just two hits, allowing four walks and striking out five Dodgers.The Pirates struck first in the bottom of the fourth inning, when first baseman Yoshimoto Tsustugo’s RBI sacrifice fly drove Michael Chavis – who had tripled in the prior at bat – in from third base. They tacked on a pair of runs off of Dodgers reliever Phil Bickford in the bottom of the seventh…