NCAA throws baseball coaches a curve with added eligibility

Widely hailed as the right thing to do for student-athlete welfare, the NCAA's decision to extend spring sports athletes' eligibility a year because of the coronavirus pandemic is causing consternation for baseball coaches.
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David Cone offers solution to save baseball season
David Cone knows firsthand how the clock can strike 12 on a baseball season and strike it out. The YES Network analyst and former Yankee and Met was an MLBPA rep during hardball negotiations that could not prevent the cancellation of the 1994 World Series. “What comes to mind is there’s a deadline,” Cone said....
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Thousands march across the Brooklyn Bridge after George Floyd memorial
The massive crowd made the trek from Cadman Plaza in Brooklyn, over the bridge and to Foley Square in Lower Manhattan, erupting into chants of "Say his name: George Floyd" and "No justice. No peace."
Amber Riley speaks out on Lea Michele 'Glee' controversy: 'I'm not going to say that she's racist'
"Glee" star Amber Riley speaks out on Lea Michele's set behavior for the "first and last time."
Dallas Love Field removes Texas Ranger statue, citing racism concerns amid George Floyd anger
The city of Dallas on Thursday removed the statue of a Texas Ranger in the main hall at Dallas Love Field because of the conduct of the man celebrated by it.
Florida cops arrest man accused of threatening to 'blow up' police station, turn it into 'Swiss cheese'
A Florida man allegedly posted to Facebook that he would blow up a police station and kill police officers, and also purportedly said he would turn the department into "Swiss cheese," according to authorities.
Coronavirus unemployment benefit extensions should turn off only when economy recovers
A return-to-work payment won't be enough; for many, 'normal' wasn't sufficient, writes Lily Roberts of the Center for American Progress.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s full of it on looters and the no-bail law
Right now, anyone arrested for looting gets rapidly released, with no need to post bail to avoid jail until trial. Gov. Andrew Cuomo could fix it — but he’s instead pretending that the laws aren’t crystal-clear. That would be laws Cuomo has signed, including last year’s horrific “no bail” law and this year’s inadequate fixes...
Traveling pianist brings joy to makeshift memorial for George Floyd
Davide Martello began playing a piano at a makeshift memorial for George Floyd. Grieving residents came together to listen and play it themselves.
Police Reform Is Possible
More and more white people are coming to understand the problem.
Twisted Sister legend Dee Snider’s booming voiceover career
"I'm blessed with a voice that people like hearing," says Twisted Sister frontman Dee Snider, who has parlayed his hard-rockin' raspy pipes into a successful voiceover career.
‘We All Have to Do Better.’ As a Former Police Chief, Val Demings Wants to See More Police Speaking Out Against Brutality
As a former police chief, Democratic Rep. Val Demings has been watching carefully how law enforcement officers have been handling the ongoing protests across the nation, from the cops in riot gear on the ground with demonstrators to the nation’s top cop, Attorney General William Barr. Demings, who was Orlando’s first female head of police,…
Gabrielle Union files complaint against NBC and 'America's Got Talent'
Gabrielle Union filed a complaint Thursday in the state of California against her former employers, NBC and the producers of "America's Got Talent."
Murkowski Struggles With Whether To Support Trump Reelection
Alaska GOP Sen. Murkowski says she agrees with former Defense Secretary Jim Mattis' sharp rebuke of the president. The public critique from a former cabinet official exposed a split within the party.
Use coronavirus unemployment stimulus to encourage Americans to return to work
With $600 COVID-19 stimulus, some employers are having a hard time hiring back workers. The answer lies between ending it and extending it: Our view
NYC reports no new coronavirus deaths for first time since mid-March
The Big Apple marked a major turning point in its battle against the coronavirus pandemic Wednesday with no new confirmed deaths from COVID-19 for the first time since March 12. “In the face of extraordinary challenges, New Yorkers have gone above and beyond to keep each other safe throughout the crisis,” said City Hall spokeswoman...
Artists honor George Floyd with powerful mural in Minneapolis
Xena Goldman, Cadex Herrera and a small group of artists completed the portrait in less than a day.
Mark Zuckerberg stands up against censorship
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is coming down in favor of free speech, and good for him. Too bad other social-media honchos can’t embrace the same principle. Zuck is refusing to follow Twitter and Snapchat in flagging or censoring President Trump’s social-media posts, even after hundreds of his employees staged a virtual walk-out in protest. Last...
Dem Hickenlooper held in contempt by Colorado ethics commission after defying subpoena amid Senate bid
Democratic U.S. Senate candidate John Hickenlooper has been held in contempt by the Colorado Independent Ethics Commission after he didn't appear Thursday at a mandatory hearing, defying orders to do so as the panel considers a Republican complaint that private plane trips he took while governor of Colorado violated the state's gift ban.
'Senseless' and 'wrong': North Carolina mayor condemns police destruction of medics' tent
Asheville Police Chief David Zack said said water bottles were destroyed because protesters had used them as weapons.
Tony Awards are off, so we present the Charlie Awards: Best theater of the decade
With COVID-19 forcing Broadway to postpone the Tony Awards, critic Charles McNulty takes winners from 2010 tho 2019 and names the best of the best.
As America reopens, fever-screening technology touted as promising tool
Fever sensing technology may be one tool used in the re-opening of businesses and travel, following coronavirus shutdown across America.
Juan Williams warns far-left call to 'defund the police' a 'bad idea' that would hurt poor communities
"The Five" co-host Juan Williams said Thursday that adopting calls by the far left to "defund the police" would have a disproportionately large impact on poor neighborhoods.
UFC 250 'Embedded,' No. 3: Amanda Nunes, Felicia Spencer bump elbows
UFC 250 takes place Saturday, and the promotion’s popular "Embedded" series returns to get you ready for fight night.        Related StoriesUFC 250 'Embedded,' No. 2: Cory Sandhagen, Neil Magny test out 25-foot cageUFC 250 'Embedded,' No. 1: Fighters touch down in Las VegasAnthony Rocco Martin says Neil Magny is last fight on his UFC contract: 'Everything is on the line'
NBA approves plan to restart season
The NBA's Board of Governors voted on Thursday on a plan to restart its 2020 season with 22 of the 30 teams on July 31st without fans in the stands.
A parade of idiocy from NYC politicians
City politicians are covering themselves in shame in the current crisis. Take this loony tweet from City Councilman Mark Levine (D-Manhattan): “If there is a spike in coronavirus cases in the next two weeks, don’t blame the protesters” but rather “racism” and the NYPD: “Police are increasing covid risk by using tear gas and putting...
Gifts for new dads celebrating their first Father’s Day in 2020
If you're trying to figure out what to get a new dad for his first Father's Day, here are some of the best gift ideas.
Trump's foundation starts to crack
John Avlon writes that criticism of President Trump from James Mattis', and other respected military and national security figures, is not partisan bluster. The military is typically sympathetic to Republican presidents, so this represents cracks in Trump's core foundation of support in a time of national crisis
Protesters sue over use of force ahead of Trump's photo-op
Several protesters and the American Civil Liberties Union filed a lawsuit Thursday challenging the federal use of force to disperse a peaceful protest in Washington, DC, ahead of President Donald Trump's photo-op at a local church.
Hall of Fame coach Tony Dungy on Drew Brees' national anthem comments: 'He can't be afraid to say that'
Hall of Fame coach Tony Dungy said Thursday that New Orleans Saints' Drew Brees "can't be afraid to say that" after the quarterback's comments on protesting during the national anthem.
Matt Lauer reportedly eyeing ‘big TV interview’ as next step in comeback
Lauer's friends are “trying to convince him to record the interview himself so he has edit control.”
L.A. brands launch George Floyd tribute T-shirts to raise awareness, funds
Shirts by Fear of God and Renowned to benefit various causes, including the Gianna Floyd Fund
NIH chief worried vaccine "skepticism" might cause some to skip coronavirus vaccine
Vaccine skepticism may cause some people to skip the coronavirus vaccine, NIH director Francis Collins says.
NBA voice Grant Napear was unjustly fired over ‘All Lives Matter’ truth
These days you never know when you’re a goner. You never know if your career and deeds — good deeds, well-intended deeds and honest work — will be hijacked by fringe lunatics or the merely wishful to publicly paint you as what they want you to be, hope you are or read online that you...
The art of Christo (1935-2020)
The Bulgarian-born artist, who died May 31, 2020, became internationally renowned for his monumental art projects that would wrap public spaces, landmarks and natural landscapes with miles of fabric
House candidate defends saying Rep. Ilhan Omar attacks American values
Lacy Johnson, the Trump-endorsed candidate running in the Republican primary in Minnesota's 5th congressional district, spoke to CBSN's Tanya Rivero about this week's protests and arrests over the killing of George Floyd. He also defended his repeated comments accusing his district's Democratic Congresswoman Ilhan Omar of attacking American values.
Artists create 20-foot-wide mural to commemorate George Floyd
A group of artists have created a massive mural to commemorate George Floyd, steps away from where he died in Minneapolis.
Iran frees American, U.S. allows dual citizen to visit Iran in deal
A U.S. Navy veteran who said he contracted the coronavirus while detained in Iran since 2018 was freed on Thursday as part of a deal in which the United States allowed an Iranian-American physician to visit Iran, his lawyer and a U.S. official said.
Secret Service says it did not use tear gas when Lafayette Park was cleared before Trump church visit
The Secret Service asserted Thursday that “no agency personnel” used tear gas or capsicum spray during the clearing of Lafayette Park earlier this week before President Trump visited St. John’s Church.
Lawrence Jones says Minneapolis memorial service for George Floyd 'kind of put my spirit at peace'
"The Five" co-hosts Lawrence Jones and Juan Williams reacted Thursday to a Minneapolis memorial service to honor George Floyd, ten days after his death sparked nationwide protests.
Slack is teaming up with Amazon
Slack is teaming up with Amazon as it battles Microsoft to be the go-to remote workplace communications tool with the coronavirus keeping more workers at home.
Murkowski Endorses Mattis’s Criticism of Trump, Calling it ‘Necessary and Overdue’
The senator suggested the former defense secretary’s scathing remarks might be a tipping point, prodding other Republicans to go public with longstanding concerns about President Trump.
3 men charged in Ahmaud Arbery's death appear in court
The three men charged with the murder of Ahmaud Arbery, the 25-year-old black man who was shot and killed while jogging in Georgia, made their first appareance in court today. Omar Villafranca has the latest.
Calls to suicide helpline show Thais' stress in downturn
In the weeks before she took her own life, Thai waitress Nitiwadee Sae-Tia felt growing financial pressure after she lost her job, a member of the family said.
NY Times issues 'mea culpa,' says Tom Cotton op-ed on George Floyd riots 'rushed,' failed to meet standards
The New York Times has made a stunning "mea culpa" regarding an op-ed written by Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Ark, that has sparked an enormous backlash among its own journalists.
Minnesota community leaders on George Floyd's death and systemic racism
George Floyd's death has energized a nation of young people to speak up about systemic racism. Norah O'Donnell speaks with community leaders in Minneapolis who hope the support shown so far in the wake of Floyd's death will bring the change we need.
George Floyd's memorial on Thursday was more powerful TV than Trump's photo op. Here's why
With the Rev. Al Sharpton in fine rabble-rousing form, George Floyd's memorial on Thursday was more powerful TV than Trump's photo op on Monday.
Children speak up at George Floyd memorial amid their parents' hopes and fears
At a New York City memorial for George Floyd on Thursday, Corte Ellis held a sign he had made using a piece of cardboard from a broken-down box. The 10-year-old had written some of Floyd's final words: "I can't breathe, I can't breathe."
Adam Carolla mocks CNN's coverage of coronavirus, George Floyd: 'We're all going to die. We're all racist'
Adam Carolla had some fun at the expense of CNN on Thursday over its recent reporting on the coronavirus outbreak and the George Floyd protests.