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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China’s economy seen growing 2.5% in second quarter as lockdowns end, stimulus kicks in: Reuters poll

© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: Oil and gas tanks are seen at an oil warehouse at a port in Zhuhai By Kevin Yao BEIJING (Reuters) – China’s economy likely returned to modest growth in the second quarter after a record contraction, as lockdown measures ended and policymakers announced more stimulus to combat the shock from the […]

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Rockets’ Russell Westbrook says he tested positive for coronavirus

The Rockets’ Kevin Westbrook revealed on Instagram that he tested positive for COVID-19. | Michael Wyke/AP “Thank you for all the well wishes and continued support,” Westbrook wrote on Instagram. “Please take this virus seriously. Be safe. Mask up!” LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — Russell Westbrook of the Houston Rockets said Monday that he has […]

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Minnesota United scores twice in stoppage time to stun Sporting Kansas City

Kevin Molino scored in the seventh-minute of second-half stoppage time as Minnesota United rallied with two late goals to beat Sporting Kansas City 2-1 on Sunday night in the MLS is Back tournament. The opener of Group D was highly entertaining and switched midway through the second half after Sporting Kansas City was the dominant […]

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[FULL GAME] Golden State Warriors vs. Cleveland Cavaliers | 2017 NBA Finals Game 5 | NBA on ESPN

In his first season with the Golden State Warriors, Kevin Durant scores 39 points in Game 5 of the 2017 NBA Finals to clinch his first NBA championship as the Warriors get revenge on LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers. ✔️Subscribe to ESPN+ https://plus.espn.com/ ✔️ Get the ESPN App: http://www.espn.com/espn/apps/espn ✔️Subscribe to ESPN on YouTube: […]

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Big Ten might eliminate non-conference football games this year: report

Big Ten Commissioner Kevin Warren talks to reporters earlier this year. | Michael Conroy/AP The league is considering a 10-game, league-only schedule. The Big Ten is considering playing a conference-only schedule for football and all fall sports this year, ESPN reported. A conference-only schedule would reduce long-distance travel and help the league control proper cononavirus […]

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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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Illinois seeking new poet laureate, state’s 1st since 2017

Bradley University professor Kevin Stein was the most recent Illinois poet laureate, serving from 2003 to 2017. | Sun-Times file photo Gov. J.B. Pritzker has launched a search committee to fill the post, which has been vacant since 2017. Illinois is looking for a new poet laureate. Gov. J.B. Pritzker has launched a search committee […]

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Hamlin’s late crash helps Harvick win the Brickyard 400

Kevin Harvick, driver of the #4 Busch Light Patriotic Ford, climbs from his car in Victory Lane after winning the NASCAR Cup Series Big Machine Hand Sanitizer 400 Powered by Big Machine Records at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on July 05, 2020 in Indianapolis, Indiana. | Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images Harvick won for the 53rd […]

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Kevin Harvick’s strong NASCAR season continues with win in Brickyard 400

Kevin Harvick turned up the heat on Denny Hamlin late in the Brickyard 400. And on a cooling track, Hamlin’s worn tires simply gave out. With the sun setting Sunday over Indianapolis Motor Speedway and Hamlin seven laps from victory, he went careening into the first turn wall, and Harvick beat Matt Kenseth off the […]

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McCarthy says he’ll introduce bill blocking funds for states that don’t protect statues

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy said Thursday he will introduce legislation that will block federal funding for states that do no protect their historical monuments and statues. “I’ll be introducing legislation to withhold funding from states and cities where leaders fail to uphold the law,” McCarthy said during a press briefing Thursday. “The mobs that […]

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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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Late scratch: Kevin Harvick knocks Pocono off his NASCAR winless list

Kevin Harvick snapped an 0-for-38 drought at Pocono Raceway, taking the checkered flag Saturday at one of two tracks where victory had eluded him. Harvick won the first of two NASCAR Cup Series races in front of no fans this weekend at Pocono and will start 20th on Sunday with the field set by inverting […]

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Kevin McCarthy op-ed rips ‘left-wing mob’ for destroying statues

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy tore into the protesters who have been tearing down statues around the country in recent weeks, arguing, “They aim to upend society, not reform it” in a new op-ed. “If you are asking, ‘where will they draw the line,’ it has become clear they won’t,” the California Republican wrote in […]

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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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Bears’ cornerback Kevin Toliver is no pushover in battle with rookie Jaylon Johnson

Bears cornerback Kevin Toliver (22, breaking up a pass in the end zone against the Bills in 2018) has acquitted himself well in spot duty during his first two NFL seasons — including two starts and splitting snaps with Prince Amukamara over the final three games of last season. | Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images The Bears […]

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White House adviser Kevin Hassett stepping down

White House economic adviser Kevin Hassett will depart his unpaid position this summer after two separate stints working for President Trump, the White House confirmed to Fox News on Monday. TRUMP DEFENDS CORONAVIRUS TESTING COMMENT, SAYS MORE TESTS ‘MAKE US LOOK LIKE WE HAVE MORE CASES’ Hassett’s role was temporary from the beginning, and he’ll return to his […]

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It’s time for teams like the Knicks to hire a young coach – Kendrick Perkins | The Jump

Rachel Nichols, Brian Windhorst and Kendrick Perkins discuss Cleveland Cavaliers big man Kevin Love being awarded the Arthur Ashe Courage Award at the 2020 ESPYS for the work he has done promoting mental health. They also talk about the Detroit Pistons hiring Troy Weaver as GM, the New York Knicks expanding their coaching search, and […]

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First Take discusses Kevin Durant defending Kyrie Irving to Kendrick Perkins

Stephen A. Smith, Max Kellerman and Jay Wiliams discuss Brooklyn Nets star Kevin Durant calling out former Oklahoma City Thunder teammate Kendrick Perkins for his comments about Kyrie Irving. #FirstTake #NBA ✔️Subscribe to ESPN+ https://plus.espn.com/ ✔️ Get the ESPN App: http://www.espn.com/espn/apps/espn ✔️Subscribe to ESPN on YouTube: http://es.pn/SUBSCRIBEtoYOUTUBE ✔️ Subscribe to NBA on ESPN on YouTube: […]

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Stephen A. reacts to Kevin Durant calling out Kendrick Perkins | First Take

Stephen A. Smith reacts to Brooklyn Nets star Kevin Durant calling out former Oklahoma City Thunder teammate Kendrick Perkins for his comments about Kyrie Irving. #FirstTake #NBA ✔️Subscribe to ESPN+ https://plus.espn.com/ ✔️ Get the ESPN App: http://www.espn.com/espn/apps/espn ✔️Subscribe to ESPN on YouTube: http://es.pn/SUBSCRIBEtoYOUTUBE ✔️ Subscribe to NBA on ESPN on YouTube: http://bit.ly/SUBSCRIBEtoNBAonESPN ✔️ Watch ESPN […]

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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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Kevin Hart’s Wife Eniko Shows Off Her Growing Baby Bump In Crop Top & Skirt On Romantic Date Night — Pics

Kevin Hart and his gorgeous wife Eniko Parrish,who is carrying their second child, were spotted looking fashionable and happy during a sweet dinner outing with friends in Malibu, CA. Kevin Hart, 40, and his pregnant wife Eniko Parrish, 35, appeared to be in great spirits when they happily went out for a dinner date with […]

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The new coronavirus normal: An inside look at Chicago Christian athletes’ Stage 1 workout

Chicago Christian coach Sean O’Connor waits for football practice to begin. | Kevin Tanaka/For the Sun-Times While some programs were still working this week on plans that would meet school district and local guidelines, Chicago Christian was ready to get out of the gate fast. No high fives. No spotters in the weight room. No […]

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