Soccer newsletter: Greetings from the MLS bubble

Hello and welcome to the L.A. Times soccer newsletter. I’m Kevin Baxter, The Times’ soccer writer, and we’re coming to you this week from just outside Major League Soccer’s protective quarantine bubble in Orlando, Fla. Newsletter All about the beautiful game Go inside the L.A. pro soccer scene and beyond in Kevin Baxter’s weekly newsletter. […]

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Soccer newsletter: So, why are we playing again?

Hello, and welcome to another edition of the L.A. Times’ soccer newsletter. I’m Kevin Baxter, The Times’ soccer writer, and we start this week, once again, with COVID-19. When the nation awoke on the morning of March 12, 1,323 Americans had been diagnosed with the coronavirus and 38 people had died. The general concern and […]

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Soccer newsletter: MLS has a lot riding on restart

Hello, and welcome to another edition of the L.A. Times soccer newsletter. I’m Kevin Baxter, The Times’ soccer writer, and we begin today with the MLS Covid Cup, scheduled to start in Orlando, Fla., next week. The 54-game competition — officially called the MLS Is Back tournament, about the lamest name possible — will mark […]

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Soccer! Orlando Pride’s cautionary tale

Hello, and welcome to another edition of the L.A. Times soccer newsletter. I’m Kevin Baxter, the Times’ soccer writer, and we begin today with COVID-19, because while professional leagues across the country seem to think they’re done with the pandemic, the virus is making it clear it is not done with sports. Newsletter All about […]

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Soccer newsletter: Most popular sports league in history returns

Hello, and welcome to another edition of the L.A. Times soccer newsletter. I’m Kevin Baxter, The Times’ soccer writer, and today we begin with the return of the most popular sports league in history. And no, I’m not talking about the NFL. Newsletter All about the beautiful game Go inside the L.A. pro soccer scene […]

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Soccer newsletter: MLS season is hanging in the balance

Hello, and welcome to another edition of the L.A. Times soccer newsletter. I’m Kevin Baxter, The Times’ soccer writer, and we begin today with MLS, which may or may not still exist by the time you read this. As the clock ticked toward midnight Monday the league appeared intent on destroying itself rather than joining […]

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Soccer newsletter: MLS could be back sooner than most other sports

Hello, and welcome to another edition of the L.A. Times soccer newsletter. I’m Kevin Baxter, The Times’ soccer writer, and we start today with MLS where, in the last six days, 11 of the 26 teams saw players return to their training centers for individual workouts under strict social-distancing rules. What are they training for? […]

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Soccer newsletter: A settlement is best in U.S. women’s soccer pay dispute

Hello, and welcome to another edition of the L.A. Times soccer newsletter. I’m Kevin Baxter, The Times’ soccer writer, and we’ll start today with the U.S. Soccer Federation, which won a partial victory over the women’s national team in a court of law last week but it is still getting routed in the court of […]

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Baxter to hire 2,000 employees as demand for medical products surge

(Reuters) – Baxter International Inc (N:) said on Wednesday it would hire up to 2,000 employees globally, including 800 people in the United States, in response to higher demand for its medical devices due to rise in cases of the new coronavirus infections. To address soaring demand for its products, including blood purification systems PrisMax […]

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Live updates: Man wears gas mask to vote at John Hay Elementary

Nikolette Baxter, 30, and son Jeremy, 2, both of the West Side, masked up when Baxter came to vote at Midwest Terrace senior apartments at 150 S. Campbell, which handled voting for the 50th precinct in the 27th ward. | Annie Costabile/Sun-Times Voters are braving emergency conditions to hit the polls Tuesday amid a global […]

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Live updates: Some voters wear protective masks, gloves at polling sites

Nikolette Baxter, 30, and son Jeremy, 2, both of the West Side, masked up when Baxter came to vote at Midwest Terrace senior apartments at 150 S. Campbell, which handled voting for the 50th precinct in the 27th ward. | Annie Costabile/Sun-Times Voters are braving emergency conditions to hit the polls Tuesday amid a global […]

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