The TEN: 3/13/2020

(“The TEN” is not a top ten but ten items worth being included in “The TEN”)

1. The NBA suspends the season until further notice after Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert tests positive for the coronavirus. NBA owners are encouraging commissioner Adam Silver reevaluate the suspension after 30 days.

2. Utah Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell was also diagnosed with the coronavirus Thursday.

3. MLB announced that spring training games have been suspended and is delaying the start of the 2020 regular season by at least two weeks due to the threat of the coronavirus.

4. The NHL announced that they have suspended the season until further notice due to concerns of the coronavirus.

5. MLS announced that it has suspended its season for 30 days due to the coronavirus crisis.

6. The NCAA announced that the men’s and women’s basketball tournaments have been canceled due to concerns of the coronavirus.

7. The NCAA Men’s Division 2 basketball tournament has been canceled due to the coronavirus. Azusa Pacific was a number two seed and was scheduled to tip off Friday against Cal State San Bernardino at UC San Diego.

8. War Emblem, who won the 2002 Kentucky Derby and the Preakness, passed away at the age of 21 Wednesday.

9. The Green Bay Packers released veteran tight end Jimmy Graham Thursday.

10. The XFL canceled its regular season due the coronavirus. The league released a statement saying that they are committed to playing a full season in 2021 and future years.

11 Comments to "The TEN: 3/13/2020"

  1. Ron Vrooman, AHS stat man's Gravatar Ron Vrooman, AHS stat man
    March 17, 2020 - 9:42 pm | Permalink

    Our state and local officials have done the right thing in closing schools and prohibiting large gatherings as the coronavirus has started to spread.
    In just one day, the number of confirmed cases in this country has jumped from about 4,500 to more than 6,100. The number of people who are actually sick from this disease is likely to be greater than that because the health system is still short on coronavirus testing kits.
    The situation is beginning to look bad nationally; we can only hope that our quarantine and social distancing measures will be more effective here.
    There are currently around 100 confirmed coronavirus cases in L.A. County. As of today, there are two cases in Alhambra, two in Pasadena, and five in the Boyle Heights district of Los Angeles. South Pasadena, Arcadia, and Glendora have one case each.
    Yes, the disease is starting to make its presence felt around here. Hopefully, all of our precautions will slow its spread considerably and minimize the harm done.

  2. Ron Vrooman, AHS stat man's Gravatar Ron Vrooman, AHS stat man
    March 17, 2020 - 1:37 pm | Permalink

    MLB has announced that Opening Day will now be delayed until at least May 9 due to the coronavirus outbreak.

  3. Go Stangs's Gravatar Go Stangs
    March 14, 2020 - 8:57 pm | Permalink

    Why so defensive, Cujo? Criticizing your country and its leaders in unpatriotic? Understanding that another country did something better is something only pajama boys do? We should pretend that we are the best in all ways and in all things? I mean, we’re pretty damn good most of the time, but your response is ridiculous. This situation isn;t bad yet, but it is going to get ugly. Probably someone you know will die; maybe someone you love. And our government, though not at fault for the existence of this plague, has handled it poorly. Early claims that this was trivial, a hoax, something that will disappear like a miracle have suddenly given ways to excuses that we were blindsided and by refusals to accept responsibility. This isn’t being a liberal (I’m pretty far from it), a wuss (this is the internet, we’re all tough guys – and if you don’t believe me, I’m sure we can agree to meet at some Popeye’s in Montebello, a Gold’s Gym in Temecula, or the toilet paper aisle at Costco), or our ability to face the real world and support ourselves (I probably make a lot more money than you do). This is about how we deal with what will probably be the biggest public health crisis of our lives. Acting like a sensitive child because – just maybe – we’re not the best right now just shows how foolish you are.

  4. Ron Vrooman, AHS stat man's Gravatar Ron Vrooman, AHS stat man
    March 14, 2020 - 8:22 pm | Permalink

    @ Legal Eagle: You’re right. Any health-care system that is primarily profit-based, such as ours, is fatally flawed. Thousands of people die prematurely every year because of it.

  5. Anonymous's Gravatar Anonymous
    March 14, 2020 - 3:07 pm | Permalink

    You bring up a great argument. Very direct and to the point. Valid points as a matter of fact. All factual statements. Before I go any further, can you read the sarcasm in my statement? Just had to check because it’s bigots like you that ruin our country and start labeling and insulting people for bringing up their opinion rather than fact checking. Love America for this.

  6. SoCal's Gravatar SoCal
    March 14, 2020 - 2:05 pm | Permalink

    Just stating in the obvious. Don’t have a mom or a dad. Had to make it on my own and did quite well many times over. Some people just live with their head in the sand. Until you are aware of what’s going on then you’ll start making some real money.

  7. Cujo's Gravatar Cujo
    March 13, 2020 - 11:24 pm | Permalink

    Why dont you move to China or South Korea and see how you like it…Typical California Liberal. Hey Jr., why don’t you move out of mom and dads basement and experience life. Oh it’s pretty scary out here !!!

  8. SGV's Gravatar SGV
    March 13, 2020 - 8:08 pm | Permalink

    Sports we can do without infecting others: Free style rock climbing, tightrope walking, kayaking, pole dancing, hacky sack, kite flying.russian roulette, sword swallowing and kangaroo boxing. (Dogs might get it but not kangs.)

  9. SoCal's Gravatar SoCal
    March 13, 2020 - 4:57 pm | Permalink

    We waited too long to stop all events. China and South Korea had experienced this in the past as far as SARS, so these countries cases are leveling off and declining. Our leadership did not act in time and was ignorant, in denial, or just flat out stupid. The numbers show that out of 100 cases of the virus, 80 will be mild, 10 will be strong and 10 will need respirators, and 2-3 will die. A major problem is we don’t have enough respirators.
    In South Korea everybody got tested, in the United States we don’t have enough test kits. We are trending more to be like Italy. Live and learn or learn from smart people. If you are going to run the country a prerequisite is you got to be intelligent because you’re putting too many lives in danger!!!

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