Braves blast 4 HRs, beat Dodgers 9-2 for 3-1 lead in NLCS
Eddie Rosario homered twice in his second four-hit game of the NL Championship Series and six Atlanta pitchers combined on a four-hitter, giving the Braves a 9-2 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers for a commanding 3-1 lead in their best-of-seven playoff.
Coldplay connects with astronaut to debut 'Higher Power' on space station
Coldplay found a higher stage to debut their new single, "Higher Power." The British rock band connected with French astronaut Thomas Pesquet with the European Space Agency (ESA) to play the song on board the International Space Station.space.com
Flint area leaders vow to fight ‘crazy’ state election bills
FLINT, MI -- The Unity Coalition of Pastors and state Senate Minority Leader Jim Ananich say they’ll fight Republican voting bills introduced after the election of President Joe Biden and will join in an opposition rally scheduled for Tuesday, April 13, in Lansing. “These bills are simply reminiscent of Jim Crow 2.0 ...,” said the Rev. Chris Martin, senior pastor at Cathedral of Faith Church, during a Monday news conference outside Berston Field House in Flint. Read more on MLive:Residents in Genesee County vow to fight voter suppression efforts across the countryMichigan Republicans want election reform. That usually means opposing absentee ballot expansionGOP vows ‘fight is not over,’ but some Michigan Republicans question Trump’s tacticsmlive.com
Nats finally play, beat Braves 6-5 on Soto's walk-off in 9th
Juan Soto drove in the winning run with a single on a 3-0 pitch in the bottom of the ninth inning to lift the coronavirus-depleted Washington Nationals to a 6-5 comeback victory over the Atlanta Braves after waiting five days to start their season.
Chisox star Jiménez out 5-6 months, Rays' Anderson ailing
Sixto Sánchez made his third start, yielding a run on three hits and a walk in 3 1/3 innings. Austin Gomber gave up five runs on eight hits, four of them home runs, 5 1/3 innings. Arizona starter Luke Weaver struck out eight over 5 1/3 innings. Right-hander Adbert Alzolay continued to struggle for Chicago, allowing two runs in 3 1/3 innings. BREWERS 2, GIANTS 2Brett Anderson pitched two-run ball over 5 2/3 innings, allowing five hits and striking out three for Milwaukee.
Grammys' in memoriam especially long, grim in pandemic year
Brandi Carlile performs during the "In Memoriam" section of the 63rd Grammy Awards at the Los Angeles Convention Center, Tuesday, March 9, 2021. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)LOS ANGELES – Brandi Carlile paid tribute to John Prine, Bruno Mars celebrated Little Richard and Lionel Richie honored Kenny Rogers during an in memoriam segment on Sunday night's Grammy Awards that featured an especially long list of names after a year of the coronavirus pandemic. Earlier Sunday, Prine won two posthumous Grammys for best American roots song and best American roots performance, a year after receiving a lifetime achievement award at the Grammys. Carlile told The Associated Press that it didn't bother her to be performing without an audience at the pandemic-restricted Grammys because "this time I’m just performing for John Prine. Corea, who died of a rare form of cancer at age 79, won the trophy for best improvised jazz solo and best jazz instrumental album.
Ladies night: Beyoncé, Swift make history as others win big
Four women won the top four prizes Sunday, including Swift, who became the first female performer to win album of the year three times. Beyoncé — with her 28th win — became the most decorated woman in Grammy history. And 9-year-old Blue Ivy Carter — who won best music video alongside her mother — became the second youngest act to win a Grammy in the show’s 63-year history. Megan Thee Stallion, who won three honors, also made history and became the first female rapper to win best rap song. She's also the fifth rap-based act to win best new artist.
Flint pastors speak out against GOP leaders meeting with Trump over election results
FLINT, MI -- Pastors and community leaders are voicing their opposition to Michigan Republican leaders agreeing to meet with President Donald Trump. The meeting comes as Trump and his campaign have put pressure on Michigan and other states in an attempt to discredit the results of the election. Flint Pastor Chris Martin said the meeting looks to “overturn the will” of voters in Michigan, where Joe Biden beat Trump by more than 140,000 votes. My final words are: Go Whitmer.”The country needs to unite to move forward amid turmoil, Flint Mayor Sheldon Neeley said. The president not conceding and Republican leaders continuing to cast doubt on the election is irresponsible, Neeley added.mlive.com
Bellinger HR sends Dodgers to 3rd World Series in 4 years
All the way to the World Series. It was the 16th consecutive playoff appearance in which Atlanta did not win a World Series, the most for any team. “A lot of our young players grew up a lot in these last three months.”The Dodgers are once again going for their first World Series title since 1988. Dansby Swanson homered for Atlanta, which hasn't been to the World Series since 1999. “We believed we should have been in the World Series,” Freeman said.
Anderson shines, Braves shut out Reds again to sweep series
Atlanta Braves' Marcell Ozuna (20) hits a two-run home run during the eighth inning against the Cincinnati Reds in Game 2 of a National League wild-card baseball series, Thursday, Oct. 1, 2020, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)ATLANTA – It had been so long since the Atlanta Braves won a postseason series, Marcell Ozuna wanted to make sure he captured the moment. After winning Wednesday’s series opener 1-0 in 13 innings, Atlanta broke open Game 2 on two-run homers by Ozuna and Duvall off Raisel Iglesias in the eighth. Anderson struck out nine in six innings as the Braves snapped their record-tying string of losses in 10 consecutive postseason rounds since their last playoff series win in 2001. Braves: After sitting out the final two regular-season games with a sore quadriceps, Riley had no setback in the series opener.
Finally! Freeman, Braves top Reds 1-0 in 13th to open series
Atlanta Braves Freddie Freeman (5) celebrates driving in the game-winning run against the Cincinnati Reds in the 13th inning during Game 1 of a National League wild-card baseball series, Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2020, in Atlanta. The Atlanta Braves won 1-0. The East champion Braves won a postseason opener for the first time since Game 1 of the 2001 NL Division Series. In Game 5 of the 2019 NL Division Series, Atlanta gave up a record 10 runs to the St. Louis Cardinals in their first at-bat. Braves: There were injury concerns after Atlanta's last series of the regular season, but everyone was good to go in the playoffs.
LEADING OFF: Ailing players heal up, Yanks back in Cleveland
Minnesota has a couple of ailing hitters in third baseman Josh Donaldson (right calf) and center fielder Byron Buxton (mild concussion symptoms). Twins manager Rocco Baldelli said Buxton is improving and the team hopes he’ll be ready for the postseason opener. Brett Phillips exited Sunday’s game with right hamstring tightness, and fellow outfielder Manuel Margot (sore foot) was scratched from the lineup. Acuña was scratched Sunday with renewed irritation in his left wrist. Because of the reworked schedule caused by the virus outbreak, the Yankees didn’t play in Cleveland this year.
Out of the box: Umps eject Nats GM Rizzo from luxury suite
Washington Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo, left, looks on from the dugout as a baseball game against the Atlanta Braves gets underway, Saturday, Sept. 5, 2020, in Atlanta. Washington Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo was tossed for yelling at umpires from a luxury suite in Atlanta on Sunday, with longtime crew chief Joe West saying, enough is enough.I wouldnt take that from a player. I wouldnt take that from a manager, West told The Associated Press. Rizzo was standing outside the box, high above the plate at Truist Park, without a mask and was barking toward the field. Rizzo has gotten steamed at umpires in the past, most notably at Citi Field in 2016 after a loss to the Mets.
Cspedes homers as DH in return, Mets edge Braves 1-0
New York Mets' Yoenis Cespedes, right, celebrates his solo home run during the seventh inning of a baseball game against the Atlanta Braves at Citi Field, Friday, July 24, 2020, in New York. Rules changes for this shortened season delayed by the coronavirus provided a DH in NL games for the first time giving the Mets a perfect slot for Cspedes as he gets back in the swing of things. Edwin Daz, who lost his job as closer during a miserable 2019 season, struck out two in a hitless ninth for the save. Braves All-Star starter Mike Soroka, who won his previous two matchups with deGrom, allowed four hits in six outstanding innings. Coming off consecutive Cy Young Awards, deGrom fanned eight and permitted only a broken-bat single and a walk.
Poll: Pandemic hurting Americans' finances in disparate ways
As the coronavirus pandemic drags on, a new poll finds it is having different effects on Americans economic well-being. For some, the virus has meant lost income or struggles to pay bills on time particularly among Hispanic, Black and younger Americans. Meanwhile, the survey also finds about a third of Americans say their investments were negatively impacted during the pandemic. By contrast, Americans without a degree were more likely to have delayed paying bills 26%, compared with 10% of college graduates. Younger Americans were more likely to have lost a job, put themselves at risk of exposure or delayed paying bills, while more older Americans lost investments.
With public shows canceled, fireworks stores seeing uptick in sales
DETROIT Even though major public fireworks shows canceled this year because of coronavirus (COVID-19), people are still planning to celebrate the Fourth of July with a bang. Local fireworks stores are seeing a big uptick in sales. Business has been fantastic, said Robert Bahnke, with Pro Fireworks in Sterling Heights. Fire time fire work buyers are using this fireworks season to experiment because most cities are either canceling or modifying their big shows. Business is also booming at Phantom Fireworks, just up the street, but Sterling Heights Fire Chief Chris Martin said there are some rules you must obey.
COVID-19 antibody testing in Sterling Heights
STERLING HEIGHTS, Mich. – With testing for active coronavirus becoming more readily available, there’s a new push for antibody testing as well. Cities, organizations and employers can request the team to visit; Wednesday they were in Sterling Heights testing essential workers. “What this testing will do is give us a better sense of how many people have been infected by the virus,” said Sterling Heights mayor Michael Taylor. “Maybe there’s an ability to donate blood and plasma to help other people if we were exposed to it,” he said. Again, this testing is being done and paid for by the Wayne State Physicians Group, ACCESS and Ford.
Coronavirus In Michigan: Son Dies From Virus 3 Days After Father
When three days later, that mans son also died from coronavirus. This is a huge loss for the city. A huge loss for those who played football with him, said Pastor Chris Martin. Martin knew Freddie Brown III since he was a baby. Freddie Brown III graduated from high school in 2018, but some of his former teammates are still in school.detroit.cbslocal.com
Musicians like John Legend, Neil Young performing virtual concerts for fans
Chris Martin, the lead singer of Coldplay, organized a live concert on the band’s Instagram page Monday, which inspired John Legend to do the same thing Tuesday. The best part is that Legend’s wife, Chrissy Teigen, filmed the live concert for fans to watch all across the globe. Rock legend Neil Young announced he would be doing a virtual concert after having to cancel many upcoming tour dates because of the coronavirus. Young is calling it the “Fireside Sessions,” and the concert will be streaming live from his website, Neil Young Archives. Will we see more famous musicians turn their living rooms into intimate concert venues for their fans to watch on the internet in the comfort of their quarantined homes?
Chris Martin, John Legend, Bono and the future of the livestreamed concert beyond coronavirus
Musical supergroups like Coldplay make hundreds of millions of dollars touring, but right now they're performing the equivalent of public service concerts. Chris Martin of Coldplay, John Legend and Keith Urban are playing virtual concerts on social media platforms like Instagram and YouTube in response to the coronavirus pandemic. It could be a test case for more concert experiences migrating online in the future. "If there is a way for artists to monetize [online performances], I'm sure we will see that happening," Greher said. Martin performed bits of classic Coldplay songs, including "Yellow," "Viva la Vida" and "A Sky Full of Stars," on Monday.cnbc.com
Adele and Beyonc duet report a 'joke'
The internet was all abuzz this weekend with news that Adele and Beyonc had apparently collaborated on a song with Coldplay frontman Chris Martin. It all started when One Republic frontman Ryan Tedder told radio station Z100 New York that it was happening on the band's new album. "We have one song featuring Beyonc and Adele with a Chris Martin piano solo on the bridge," Tedder said. But a rep for Tedder told CNN Monday that he was just joking. But my artist of my life is Beyonc," Adele said tearfully.
Police identify workers killed by granite slabs at Sterling Heights warehouse
Two workers were killed Sept. 9, 2019, at a stone warehouse in Sterling Heights. (WDIV)STERLING HEIGHTS, Mich. - Police have identified the two workers killed by granite slabs that shifted on top of them inside a warehouse in Sterling Heights. Martin said two workers had been using an overhead crane to move granite slabs. When those slabs were lifted off their storage rack, others shifted, causing a cascade of slabs to fall. Benjamin Allen Welch, 30, of Warren, and James Alan Jones, 53, of Shelby Township, got pinned by several granite slabs and became trapped.
OSHA investigating fatal incident at Sterling Heights granite business
STERLING HEIGHTS, Mich. - There is new information emerging in what led up to the deaths of two workers at a Sterling Heights granite business on Monday. "They're (employees) very broken up, it's a tight-knit group, so our thoughts and prayers are with them," Sterling Heights Fire Department Chief Chris Martin said. Dozens of large granite slabs shifted and broke. Rescue crews had to move multiple slabs to recover the bodies of the victims. Equipment was used to move the large slabs safely.
Warren, Shelby Township men killed by granite slabs at Sterling Heights warehouse
Two workers were killed Sept. 9, 2019, at a stone warehouse in Sterling Heights. (WDIV)STERLING HEIGHTS, Mich. - The two workers killed by granite slabs that shifted on top of them inside a warehouse in Sterling Heights have been identified as men from Warren and Shelby Township, authorities said. Martin said two workers had been using an overhead crane to move granite slabs. When those slabs were lifted off their storage rack, others shifted, causing a cascade of slabs to fall. The 30-year-old Warren man and 53-year-old Shelby Township man got pinned by several granite slabs and became trapped.
ClickOnDetroit Morning Briefing -- Sept. 10, 2019
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Effort to remove bodies of workers crushed to death by granite slabs lasts into Monday night
STERLING HEIGHTS, Mich. - Two workers were killed Monday when granite slabs shifted on top of them inside a warehouse in Sterling Heights, according to the fire chief. ORIGINAL: Two workers killed by granite slabs in Sterling Heights warehouse, fire chief saysFirefighters got the call before 3 p.m. Monday from the Stone Warehouse of Michigan on 19 Mile Road between Van Dyke and Merrill Road, according to Fire Chief Chris Martin. The recovery effort to remove the bodies of the two workers lasted long into the night Monday. Martin said two workers got pinned by several granite slabs and became trapped. The circumstances that led to the slabs falling on the men are still unclear, Martin said.
Two workers killed by granite slabs in Sterling Heights warehouse, fire chief says
STERLING HEIGHTS, Mich. - Two workers were killed Monday by granite slabs that shifted on top of them inside a warehouse in Sterling Heights, the fire chief said. Firefighters got the call before 3 p.m. Monday from the Stone Warehouse of Michigan on 19 Mile Road between Van Dyke and Merrill Road, according to Fire Chief Chris Martin. Martin said two workers got pinned by several granite slabs and became trapped. "We're trying to slowly and methodically remove all that granite so we can get them out without anybody else getting hurt," Martin said. The circumstances that led to the slabs falling on the men are still unclear, Martin said.