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Coronavirus: Caregivers facing twice the risk of exposure to COVID-19
04/08/2020 7:37pm

Just this week, amid the coronavirus pandemic, Los Angeles County Department of Public Health Director Barbara Ferrer said, If you have enough supplies in your home, this would be the week to skip shopping altogether.

Coronavirus: Mayor Garcetti gives daily update for Los Angeles - LIVE
04/08/2020 7:18pm

Watch live events here for updates on the coronavirus pandemic and how it affects Southern California.

CDC issues new guidance for essential workers during coronavirus pandemic
04/08/2020 7:12pm

The guidance applies to essential workers who have been within 6 feet of a person who has a confirmed or suspected case of the virus.

Whittier taco shop sells more than 1M face masks to first responders and the community
04/08/2020 7:03pm

A Whittier taco shop is selling masks at cost to the public as a service to the community and a way to keep employees working.

Coronavirus: Black residents of L.A. County disproportionately affected by COVID-19, early data shows
04/08/2020 7:01pm

Health officials said preliminary data showed that the virus mortality rate among African American residents has been slightly higher than other racial groups.


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Brockers Pleased to Rejoin Rams After Ravens Deal Fell Through
04/08/2020 3:30am

Michael Brockers began his first trip into free agency with uncertainty and excitement about what might be next in an eight-year NFL career spent entirely with the Los Angeles Rams.The stalwart defensive tackle ended up grateful for the bizarre twist that sent him back to the Rams after all.For about 10 days last month, Brockers thought he was joining the Super Bowl-contending Baltimore Ravens on a lucrative three-year contract. But the Ravens couldnt assuage their concerns about his left ankle because of travel restrictions caused by the coronavirus pandemic.The worries led Baltimore to change its contract offer and ultimately led Brockers to re-sign with the Rams, who had no such concerns about a player they know well.Ultimately, I guess the Ravens just took their contract back, Brockers said in his first public comments on the saga. They were worried about the past injuries and what the ankle looked like on the MRI. So from there, the revised contract that they did offer, it was a lot of insecurity. I wasnt secure in the contract, so when the opportunity to go to the Rams came back, it was like heaven. I always wanted to be back with the Rams. Always wanted to stay here.Brockers and the Ravens medical personnel couldnt travel to get a comprehensive examination of his ankle, which was badly sprained in the Rams regular season finale. He underwent exams near his offseason home in Houston, but the Ravens got cold feet about what they saw.It was all fine and dandy until the physical, Brockers said. Getting an outsourced physical for a team where their doctors dont really get to look at you, dont get to put you through some tests that might skew different images that they might have gotten.Brockers and his wife had already moved out of their leased home near the Rams training complex as they resigned themselves to leaving Los Angeles, where they had lived for four years since the Rams relocation. The Rams are under severe salary cap constraints that forced them to part with several key veterans during the offseason, including starters Cory Littleton and Dante Fowler along with key role players Nickell Robey-Coleman and Marqui Christian.But the Rams highly valued Brockers, who has started alongside Aaron Donald on the defensive line for Donalds entire six-year career. Their partnership has been an ideal fit for both men, with Donald racking up his jaw-dropping numbers while Brockers largely does the dirty work on the line.Thats my brother, Brockers said. What weve built over these six years has been special. For me to sit back and tell my kids that I played with one of the greatest three-techs pass-rushing interior defensive linemen that ever played football is going to be awesome.Donald expressed his disappointment on social media when Brockers agreed to a deal with Baltimore. The two-time AP Defensive Player of the Year was all smiles and jokes online when Brockers found his way back.Aaron finally was talking to me again once we got Michael back, coach Sean McVay said. He was a little upset with me, I think, for a couple of days.The Rams already made plans to replace Brockers after they thought they had lost him. Los Angeles signed defensive tackle AShawn Robinson away from Detroit as a free agent, believing the four-year NFL veteran could fill much the same role on its defensive line.But Los Angeles also paid close attention to Brockers and the Ravens, even after news of the initial deal came out through Brockers agent.We knew early in the game that there might be an issue with Baltimore and Michael and his physical, Rams general manager Les Snead said. At that point, I identified him as a bonus baby. Not that Michaels a baby. But long story short, there was a bonus baby out there. Michael has meant a lot to us here with the Rams, and we felt like, OK, is there a way that we can actually bring him back And now were better off on the defensive line than when we started.With Baltimore behind him, Brockers realizes hes in rarefied company with the chance to play a full decade for just one NFL team. He is the longest-tenured player on Los Angeles defense, and only long snapper Jake McQuaide has spent more seasons with the team among the active Rams.Were the 1 of the 1 of the 1, Brockers said. So for me, man, this is a blessing. This is a once-in-a-lifetime chance, so Im enjoying it as I go through it.

NBA Players Could Refund Millions to Owners, Sources Say
04/08/2020 1:26am

National Basketball Association owners could get some financial relief in the form of returned pay in any compensation deal with players, according to multiple people with knowledge of the situation.In an hour-long call on Tuesday afternoon, executives at the National Basketball Players Association NBPA, the players union, cleared up misinformation and told agents that any compensation deal constructed by the NBPA and league owners will include refunds on all NBA contracts.The repayments will hit hardest for players who receive their paychecks on a six-month cycle, who receive more money per pay cycle but dont get checks during the off-season.Agents usually prefer 12-month payment plans to protect players from over-spending, and to keep them from struggling once the season ends and paychecks stop rolling in. It will also hit hard for some players who received advance payments on their contracts.Teams often use advances to lure free agent players to sign deals sooner, at times offering full or partial payment of contracts upfront.According to the people, who asked to remain anonymous because the call was confidential, NBPA executive director Michelle Roberts offered no road map as to how owners will want to recover funds, but warned agents returns would be solicited should the league cancel the remainder of its games due to the coronavirus pandemic.According to the people, players under contracts that run past the current season could be partly spared, as owners could decide to recoup funds over the life of deals. But upcoming free agents who havent completed the last year of contracts could be forced to write checks to NBA owners if they got advances.Last month, New York Times reporter Marc Stein reported players who received advances include Brooklyn Nets star Kevin Durant scheduled to earn roughly$37 million this season and Detroit Pistons forward Blake Griffin $34 million.He also said nine of super agent Rich Pauls clients atKlutch Sports Groupare on six-month pay cycles.According to the collective bargaining agreement between the players and the league, the NBA is already allowed to retain roughly 1 of players paychecks for each canceled game via force majeure that it, an unforeseeable event like a natural disaster or pandemic. ESPN reported the NBA and playersdiscussed a plan to withholdremaining salaries and place funds in a league escrow if games are canceled.One NBA agent who spoke to CNBC about the issue on condition of remaining anonymous believes the league may try to halt 50 of players remaining pay until the completion of the leagues 2019-20 accounting, which is expected in early July. Agents will also feel the trickle-down effect of players losing pay, as they will not receive commissions tied to contracts.Oklahoma City Thunder star Chris Paul, who is president of the NBPA, told CNBC on Tuesday players communicate as best we can to stay afloat to league discussions involving compensation.Were aware, Paul said. As long as we have the conversations about it and try to make sure that guys are prepared as possible, I think well be fine.The NBA become the first league to suspend its season last month due to the coronavirus pandemic. The move triggered other pro sports leagues to follow.NBA commissioner Adam Silver said decisions about any return is still weeks away, but with this possible repayment clause included as part to any revised compensation deal, the regular-season portion of the NBA could be over.The NBA and NBPA did not return calls seeking comment.This story first appeared on CNBC.com. More from CNBC:New York coronavirus deaths jumped by 731 Monday, the biggest daily increase, Gov. Cuomo saysNew Jersey closes most public parks, extends emergency order as deaths surgeTheres a lot of anxiety as small businesses worry the loan money will run outThis story uses functionality that may not work in our app. Click here to open the story in your web browser.

Athletes Already Qualified for Tokyo Games Get to Keep Spots
04/07/2020 7:53pm

About 6,500 athletes who already have earned their spots for the Tokyo Games are in for 2021 under redrawn qualifying regulations published Tuesday by the International Olympic Committee.The IOC released its rewritten roadmap for qualifying for the games, which were rescheduled due to the coronavirus. Theyll be held July 23 through Aug. 8 next year.The new deadline for qualifying is June 29, 2021, and entry lists are due a week later. Individual international sports federations will still be in charge of their qualifying procedures.Many sports allow athletes to qualify by compiling results over a series of events. The IOC urged the federations to find a balance between protecting those athletes who were close to qualifying based on the previous 2020 deadlines and also ensuring the best athletes at the Olympic Games by taking into consideration performances in 2021.The IOC announcement confirmed reports last week that the sports had agreed to let athletes keep spots they already had earned. It clarified a number of points, including the need for boxing to relax a rule that sets the top age in the sport at 40. It also requires sports such as gymnastics to decide whether to allow athletes who wouldve been too young to compete in 2020 to try to be eligible for 2021.The IOC also said athlete health is the guiding principle in the scheduling of any remaining Olympic qualification events. It urged sports not to confirm rescheduling until the impacts of COVID-19 can be assessed.Along those lines, World Athletics announced it was shutting down all qualifying procedures through Nov. 30. Its new window for qualifying will run from Dec. 1 through June 29, 2021.

MLB, Union Discuss Playing All Games in Arizona, Sources Say
04/07/2020 7:36am

Putting all 30 teams in the Phoenix area this season and playing in empty ballparks was among the ideas discussed Monday by Major League Baseball and the players association.The sides held a telephone call to talk about paths forward for a season delayed by the new coronavirus pandemic, people familiar with the discussion told The Associated Press. They spoke on condition of anonymity because no details were announced.Ideas are still in the early stage, and the Arizona option would have many obstacles to overcome, the people said.Half of the MLB clubs hold spring training in Arizona, the other half in Florida.NFLApr 6NFL Going With Virtual Format for Upcoming DraftWNBAApr 3WNBA Postpones Start of Season This Month Because of VirusArizonas advantage is 10 spring training ballparks plus the Arizona Diamondbacks Chase Field all within about 50 miles. Floridas spring training ballparks are spread by as much as 220 miles.It allows for immediacy of a schedule, where you might be able to begin it and televise it, provide Major League Baseball to America, said Scott Boras, baseballs most prominent agent. I think players are willing to do whats necessary because I think they understand the importance of baseball for their own livelihoods and for the interest of our country and providing a necessary product that gives all the people that are isolated enjoyment.It gives them a sense of a return to some normalcy, Boras added. You talk to a psychologist about it and they say its really good for a culture to have sport and to have a focus like that, where for a few hours a day they can take their minds off the difficult reality of the virus.Baseballs season had been set to start March 26 but spring training was halted on March 12. After the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommended restricting events of more than 50 people for eight weeks, MLB said it would not open until mid-May at the earliest.Texas Rangers president of baseball operations Jon Daniels said MLB is examining different options and he didnt want to speculate.But, obviously, wed all love to find a way to play, provided we could do safely, and that would be the priority, he said.The players association would want to survey its members to determine whether they would support such a plan, one of the people said.Youre going to be largely separated from your families and youre going to have to function in a very contained way. Its not a normal life, this idea, Boras said. Youre going to have an identified group of people. Youre going to have a constantly tested group of people. And youre going to have a very limited access of those people to the outside world so that you can assure a very uncontaminated league, if you will, to produce a product that is inspirational to our country.coronavirusMar 13Your Guide to the COVID-19 Coronavirus PandemiccoronavirusFeb 26Map: Watch the Coronavirus Cases Spread Across the WorldChase Field, with artificial turf and a retractable roof, could be the site of daily tripleheaders, Boras said. MLB and the union reached a deal March 26 to advance $170 million in salary to players for the first 60 days of the season. As part of the deal, players would get only prorated portions of their salaries if the regular season is cut from its usual 162 games and would receive no additional salary if the season is scrapped.Both sides have agreed to attempt to play as full a season as is possible, and this plan would enable the season to start while waiting for health and government officials to determine whether it is safe to resume play in regular-season ballparks, with the travel that would entail.AP Sports Writer Stephen Hawkins contributed to this report.

WATCH: Rams COO Reads Mean Tweets About Team’s New Logo
04/07/2020 7:32am

The Los Angeles Rams still have a sense of humor. After weeks of negative reaction by fans on social media, the Rams have addressed the elephant in the room when it comes to their new logo. The NFL team unveiled a new logo on March 23 after weeks of teasing it to fans. After denying that the new logo was the same as a draft hat that leaked online, the Rams ultimately revealed the same logo albeit with different colors. The logo, which features an italic font of the lettersL and A for Los Angeles, appears to have avery long Rams horn coming out of the tip of the A and through theL. The logo is a clear departure from the traditional Rams head logo or iconic helmet logo that the team has had for the last 70 plus years. After fans roasted he new logo on social media, sending their complaints and criticisms to Hall of Fame Rams running back Eric Dickerson and other former Rams players, team COO Kevin Demoff decided to turn a negative into a positive. Demoff told fans online that if the team raised over $2 million dollars during a virtual telethon they held for coronavirus relief on March 24, that he would publicly read ten mean tweets about the new logo and upload it online. The deal was a success. The telethon, hosted by quarterback Jared Goff and offensive tackle Andrew Whitworth, raised over $2 million, and Demoff followed through on his end of the deal by reading the tweets and posting it on his Twitter account. The concept, which was taken from the Jimmy Kimmel show, was more mild than many other negative tweets weve seen online and voiced by Dickerson himself. The tweets were mostly comparing the logo to garbage, but some were creative. One mean tweet made the joke that if youre running low on toilet paper during the coronavirus pandemic, the logo could be of use. Another said that the logo looked like it had been made by a Graphic Design 101 student in six minutes. Unfortunately for Rams fans, Demoff said despite thecriticism of the new logo, it was here to stay and wont be redesigned anytimesoon. The full video of Demoff reading the ten mean tweets can beseen below:This story uses functionality that may not work in our app. Click here to open the story in your web browser.

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San Bernardino County reports 3 more coronavirus deaths, 92 new cases
04/08/2020 7:25pm

There are 639 cases and 20 deaths as of Wednesday, April 8

Doc Rivers says Clippers are hungry for season to begin again
04/08/2020 7:23pm

The coach says his squad remains invested in its lofty goals for the season, and that Clippers players are working like it is not going to go away.

Nurse subdues Chino man accused of firing flare gun, threatening violence at Fountain Valley hospital
04/08/2020 7:05pm

A man whose girlfriend was a patient at the hospital fired a flare gun into the air and threatened violence at the facility, witnesses and police said.

Grand jury term extended for Riverside County Superior Court
04/08/2020 5:53pm

The 2020-21 grand jury will be sworn in Sept. 1.

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