But Atlanta’s attitude has changed a bit over the last year, most notably during last year’s National League Championship Series between the Braves and the St. Louis Cardinals. The Cardinals have a reliever named Ryan Helsley who is a member of the Cherokee Nation, and before the series, Helsley told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch that he found the tomahawk chop, the team’s signature cheer, “disrespectful.” The Braves responded by promising not to use the chop when Helsley was pitching and taking away Styrofoam tomahawks they had handed out to fans pregame. The Braves ended up losing that game (Helsley didn’t pitch), and they haven’t played since. There’s a non-zero possibility the chop itself could be gone forever. … [Read more...] about The Washington Football Team Is Finally Changing Its Name. Who’s Next?
The alternative World Cup awards Unluckiest team: Senegal Senegal were the unfortunate losers of a competitive Group H, which included Colombia, Japan and Poland. After the three group games concluded, Senegal were tied with Japan on points, goal difference and goals scored. But Japan had picked up two fewer yellow cards than the Senegalese, which made the coastal African country the first to be sent home because of their place on the fair play table. … [Read more...] about Croatia World Cup team return home to hero’s welcome
Corbin, the lone lefty, proved to be worth every bit of his $140 million, six-year free-agent deal, starting and relieving during the title run. The personal turnaround Sánchez, the man of a million pitches, engineered after an 0-6 beginning to his first year in Washington mirrored his team’s about-face. … [Read more...] about ‘4 Horses’ still key for World Series champion Nationals
Although they aren’t solely focusing on diagnostic testing at the moment, if other laboratories around the country can’t cope with the surge in testing, they drop everything and help. This ensures that rapid contact tracing can occur immediately for positive cases. … [Read more...] about Coronavirus: Testing Covid-19 samples just ‘tip of the iceberg’ for team at ESR lab
Former India captain MS Dhoni and then Team India coach Gary Kirsten’a partnership produced some great results for the team. From becoming the top Test playing nation in the ICC rankings for the first time to winning the ICC World Cup in 2011, Kirsten and Dhoni’s understanding helped the team. … [Read more...] about Kirsten reveals how Dhoni cancelled a team trip as coach wasn’t allowed entry