– Advertisement –
Categories: Letters to the Editor, OpinionRe Feb. 17 letter, “Respect the office of the president”: Linda Fuez apparently lives on Planet Hannity/FoxNoise. She thinks that Trump was elected because he was “a businessman who knows how to get things done.” No, he’s had six bankruptcies, not the sign of a good businessman. After only nine months in office, Trump and family had already spent on personal travel as much as President Obama and his family spent in eight years.Issues with his cabinet members and other top-level appointees? You mean Scott Pruitt (EPA), who’s in the pockets of the oil/gas industry and rolling back environmental protections on clean air, water and safety? Ryan Zinke (Interior), who proposes offshore drilling bordering every Atlantic, Pacific or Gulf state (except Florida)? Or Betsy DeVos (Education), who wants to privatize public education? Steve Mnuchin (Treasury) rolling back bank regs? Gutting and destroying the very agencies they’ve been assigned to? Yes, I have issues with his cabinet!Accomplished women? You mean Kellyanne “alternative facts” Conway? Sarah “I-can’t-answer-that” Sanders? The erstwhile CDC head, now resigned because of conflicts of interest? Again, Betsy DeVos, who has no knowledge of public education.The list is frighteningly long. Add to that the 130 people in the White House who don’t have security clearances and handle top-secret information every day. Just another day at the scandal-ridden White House. And constantly, Russia.Respect is earned, and this chaotic messy administration is far from ever earning the respect of thinking men and women. The liar-in-chief is a bullying, bigoted thug who demeans, belittles and denigrates people, countries and entire continents with his vulgarities. Sorry, but no respect.Cynthia SwansonNiskayunaMore from The Daily Gazette:Niskayuna girls’ cross country wins over BethlehemFoss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?Puccioni’s two goals help Niskayuna boys’ soccer top Shaker, remain perfectEDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsEDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homes
Categories: Letters to the Editor, OpinionSch’dy County Dems take the low roadLike many of you, I was disgusted by several political flyers sent out by the Schenectady County Democratic Committee (SCDC) over the past few weeks.Their propaganda attacked Yasmine Syed with personal and unsubstantiated allegations and attacks.For the record, I consider myself progressive.I have marched in Washington, D.C., and participated in local protests and letter-writing campaigns.I work for immigrant justice. I have even gone door-to-door and made phone calls in support of Democratic Party candidates.I’m dismayed to see Trumpian tactics playing out in our local elections. What happened to the Democratic Party? What happened to “When they go low, we go high?”Now that the election is over, I believe we need let the SCDC know how we feel.For me, I find their conduct a betrayal of our values. I thought the Democratic Party was all about integrity and compassion. Elections should be about issues, not vile political attacks.Please join me in writing to SCDC, PO Box 9273, Schenectady, NY 12309.Jon LemelinNiskayunaLiberals should help, not hinder, TrumpIsn’t it time the liberals stop wasting taxpayers’ money on President Trump and help him with all the problems we have with our enemies? He is the only one that has the nerve to go up against North Korea, China and Iran. He is the only one to have the nerve to place tariffs on them.We are making them rich while we stood by and did nothing. The only reason they want to impeach him is because he isn’t a yes man. He stands up against the liberals.Have you noticed the unemployment rate?The liberals are like a pack of lions tracking down one animal. They can’t go one on one.James MaxfieldScotiaThreat to republic has a familiar ringRev. Jim Jones (1931-78) — civil rights’ advocate, reverend, cult leader, sex addict, drug addict, deranged at the end of his life — took over 900 of his followers with him.One can see elements of Jim Jones-ism in the body politic today. The victims of Jim Jones’ evil were, for the most part, poor people looking for a better life. These are the same type of people supercilious politicians exploit.The Rev. Jim viewed America as racist, capitalism as bad, socialism as good, redistribution of wealth is good.He encouraged a violent end for then -President Nixon. Today it is President Trump who is under the gun. In a Broadway production, a President Trump lookalike was assassinated. Et tu, Brute? A comedian carries a mockup of President Trump’s severed head.The violent death of Caesar heralded the demise of the Roman Republic. America the republic is about gone. President Trump’s premature removal from office would complete the process.When partisan members of alphabet sedition club (DOJ, CIA, FBI, etc.) openly subvert presidential authority, can it be long before the military steps forward?When the military comes out of the shadows, it will be “Seven Days in May.” Brutus is lurking in the wings. Drink the Kool-Aid.Edmond DayRotterdam The U.S. House of Representatives just took important action for people living with Alzheimer’s disease.As someone whose mother died of Alzheimer’s and who has worked with several individuals under 65 with Alzheimer’s disease, I want to thank Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-Schuylerville) for supporting the House passage of the Younger-Onset Alzheimer’s Disease Act of 2019 (H.R. 1903 / S. 901), through the Reauthorization of the Older Americans Act.According to the Alzheimer’s Association, an estimated 200,000 Americans under age 65 are living with Alzheimer’s disease. Yet currently, because of their young age, they are not eligible for support and service programs available to older Americans. The Younger-Onset Alzheimer’s Disease Act would fix this and give them access to nutritional programs, respite services for family caregivers and other services to enhance quality of life.The Senate must now follow the House action and pass this important bill. To learn more about this disease and how you can join the fight to end Alzheimer’s, visit https://alz.org/northeasternny.William HinrichsCohoesThe writer is associate director of advocacy for the Alzheimer’s Association.Legislature shouldn’t ban youth footballSo the lawmakers here in the state of New York want to ban youth football because of reasons of safety and other reasons. But that is not the lawmakers’ say. That should be a talk between a mom or dad and a child and not the lawmaker.If the lawmakers of this state were to ban youth football, what will they try and ban next — any kind of youth sport? If the lawmakers ban youth football, the only thing left for the youth of this state will be to join up with the gangs and whatnot.No mom or dad would want their child to join the really bad gangs in this state.Lawmakers of this state, stop sticking your noses where they do not belong and do your job that we, the people, elected you to do. Please stop trying to ruin the youth of this state by banning youth football.Anthony CarotaSchenectadyNo good Democrat is supportive of TrumpI must take issue with Vincent Belardo’s Oct. 27 letter and his statement that he’s a “good Democrat.”No sir, there’s no way you can be a good Democrat while supporting President Trump for reelection. The Democratic Party platform is the opposite of what Trump stands for. And while you may be a registered Democrat, you cannot ever be considered a “good” one given your current views.Mr. Belardo states he was a war veteran and for that we are grateful. But his statement that he sees what Trump is trying to do is misguided.I think he and those who support Trump are anything but enlightened to the truth. The facts are out there, and his last two years in office have been nothing but chaos and divisiveness.He has broken the laws and defied the Constitution and disgraced his time in office. He’s a joke to our allies and a puppet to our enemies. He’s not out to “protect” us, as Mr. Belardo claims.Trump is a selfish, self-interested man who only protects himself and seeks only to profit off of us. He has no respect for the rule of law, as his actions and words proven.He’s a disgrace not only as a president, but just as a human being. People who continue to deny the evidence that’s right in front of them put the future of our children and grandchildren in jeopardy, and I find that inexcusable. Never mind making “America Great Again.” Let’s just make “America America Again.”Connie CartwrightScotiaSocialism is not in best interests of U.S.Regarding Norman Perazzo’s Nov. 2 letter (“How to destroy the U.S. from within“), I believe he is absolutely right. His nine points about how to destroy the United States from within are happening right now all around this country.Americans had better wake up and recognize that our future could be in jeopardy. Young people had better study history and see that socialism pushed by Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders is not in our best interests.Helen MartinGlenville Bill will help younger Alzheimer’s victims Dems’ only goals are power and controlSpeaker Nancy Pelosi got one thing right. She recently declared, “What is at stake in all of this is nothing less than our democracy.”What she got wrong is that the Democrats’ obsession to regain power is the real danger to the republic. The Democrats have this insatiable quest for power by any means necessary. The Russian collusion hoax and the more recent impeachment fever are recent attempts to undermine our president and, by doing so, trying to influence elections.Getting overshadowed, and what should be even more disconcerting however, is their sheer willingness to discard our Constitution. It’s these attacks that all citizens should weigh carefully, understanding that many Democratic actions and viewpoints are usurping your fundamental rights. Examples include, but are not limited to, the Second, Fifth and 12th amendments.Most obvious is the suggestion of a governmental buyback to the unabashed outright confiscation of firearms. Another surrounds the idea of due process, which protects the rights of the accused and is the cornerstone of American jurisprudence. A recent example of this came at the confirmation hearings for Justice Brett Kavanaugh.The cultural #MeToo movement superseded proper moral and legal conscience. Our own senator, Kirsten Gillibrand, exclaimed “I believe her” before any of the facts presented themselves. Let not the facts get in the way of the preferred narrative. Lastly, some Democrats want to abolish the Electoral College, since it does not aid the coastal elites and large Democratic urban areas to control elections.Their real purpose? Power and control.John MyersSchenectadyStalin policies similar to Democrats’ plansAm I the only one who recognizes the following similarity of ideas?I will reference chapter 10 of the Soviet constitution.Article 120: Citizens of the U.S.S.R. have the right to maintenance in old age and also in the case of sickness or loss of capacity to work.This right is ensured by the extensive development of social insurance of workers and employees at state expense, free medical service for the working people and the provision of a wide network of health resorts for the use of the working people.Article 121: Citizens of the U.S.S.R. have the right to education.This right is ensured by universal, compulsory elementary education; by education, including higher education, being free of charge; by the system of state stipends for the overwhelming majority of students in the universities and colleges; by instruction in schools being conducted in the native language, and by the organization in the factories, state farms, machine and tractor stations and collective farms of free vocational, technical and agronomic training for the working people.In 1936, Stalin beat the Democrats to these ideas.Michael SheedySchenectadyAre we all powerless against Spectrum?Well my good friends at Spectrum have done it again. I just got my statement for November, and for no apparent reason, explanation or notification, my service went up $10. It’s the second time in one year that this has happened. They say reach out to your legislators to take action. Yeah right.It appears that they must be as powerless as everyone else when it comes to these extortionists.Daniel LindsaySchenectadyMore from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsFoss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?EDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationEDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesGov. Andrew Cuomo’s press conference for Sunday, Oct. 18
Ian Wright is delighted with Arsenal’s capture of Dani Ceballos and William Saliba (Picture: YouTube)Ian Wright believes Arsenal’s new-look backroom team deserves ‘maximum’ credit for securing the signing of William Saliba.Raul Sanllehi and Vinai Venkatesham have come under-fire for a lack of transfer activity this summer, but the signing of the highly-rated French teenager was confirmed on Thursday.Arsenal beat the likes of Tottenham to the 18-year-old centre-half’s services and Wright believes the transfer represents a major coup, even though Saliba will return to the Ligue 1 club for the whole of next season.He said: ‘I have to say with Saliba he’s a player that I’m excited about. I didn’t think we’d get him.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTMore: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City‘With the club’s chasing him and the money they were throwing at him, for us to make that deal happen, that is a player who has been sought after and we’ve got him.‘Anybody at the club who has played a part in that deal has got to take a maximum amount of credit.‘I know he’s going back and I know we definitely need a centre-half, but if we are going to be totally honest with where Arsenal are at the moment, if we can get a centre-half for the future and we have to loan him back and then have to try and fill spaces and get people in we have to do that.‘We cannot compete with Man City and Liverpool in respect of buying the finished article yet. We have to understand that’s where we are and I think that someone like Saliba is the future and we’ve got him.’The Saliba announcement came shortly after confirmation of Dani Ceballos arriving on a season-long loan from Real Madrid and Wright is confident the Spaniard will deliver, unlike his compatriot Denis Suarez who failed to make a Premier League start during an unhappy six-month spell at Arsenal last season.He added: ‘With Dani Ceballos he is someone with a bit of fire in his belly and he didn’t get on with Zidane.‘He didn’t give him a chance and made it clear there is a time where you realise that it’s not going to happen so you have to move on. That’s hard for a young player who Madrid invested a lot of money in.William Saliba’s Instagram video after signing for Arsenal. pic.twitter.com/RKNlDfisJk— Charles Watts (@charles_watts) July 25, 2019 Advertisement Comment Ian Wright celebrates Arsenal’s Dani Ceballos and William Saliba double transfer deal Advertisement Metro Sport ReporterFriday 26 Jul 2019 12:45 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link887Shares ‘Hopefully Ceballos is not for him and he can come to us and prove that he’s a top player an hopefully we can make it permanent.‘Again, we’re talking about somebody who is got presence in the dressing room. When you look at Denis Suarez unfortunately for him Arsenal are at a place now where we can’t carry people or passengers.‘He seemed to be someone who was in the dressing room who wasn’t really in the dressing room. It was very underwhelming and these two signings are very progressive signings alongside Martinelli who I am watching and seeing a lot of work in pre-season and he looks like he’s settling in and looking very well.’AdvertisementAdvertisementMore: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal
By 2020, 16-24 year olds (or Gen Z as many people refer to them), will represent 40% of all consumers. A tech-first audience who have been born into a fundamentally different world to us, they are the consumers of the future and their buying power will affect all brands’ bottom line.We are ZAK, we specialise in connecting brands to U30s and our recent survey found that nearly 50% of under 24s don’t care about the food and drink brands they buy.This White Paper explains how to truly connect with this audience – if you’re an FMCG marketer looking to engage this group you can’t afford not to read it! The Grocer may use your contact data to keep you informed of its products and services by email or by phone. You can withdraw your marketing consent at any time by clicking the unsubscribe link in such email or by sending an email to email@example.com. More information on our processing can be found in our Privacy Notice. By submitting this form, you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Privacy Notice.
Loading… The coach said he had no option than to keep the Nigerian at home to nurse his injury. The Stoke City loanee suffered a muscle injury after breaking his duck in the Spanish top-flight during Saturday’s 1-1 draw against Eibar. Etebo limped off after 69 minutes of action over the weekend, and he is yet to regain fitness ahead of Tuesday’s visit to Valladolid. On Monday, Jose Bordalas summoned 21 players for the game at the Estadio Municipal Jose Zorrilla with the Super Eagles midfielder missing but Togo’s Djene Dakonam, Cameroon’s Allan Nyom, Morocco’s Faycal Fajr and Senegal’s Amath Ndiaye made the selection. Dakonam and Nyom have made themselves key players in Bordalas’ defence this season, and they will be aiming for their 28th and 29th league appearances respectively.Advertisement Fajr and Ndiaye, on the other hand, have struggled for regular game time with the Moroccan making seven league appearances so far while the latter has four games under his belt. Etebo joined the Deep Blues from Stoke City on a short-term loan in January, and he has played in nine league matches so far, which include six starts. The 24-year-old’s absence in the middle of the park might be a worry for Getafe who have only lost three games the Nigerian has featured in. They are fifth in La Liga table with 48 points after 30 games, four points adrift of fourth-placed Sevilla and the Champions League qualification zone. read also:Etebo to miss Getafe clash against Valladolid with muscle injury Getafe are yet to win a league match since March 1 with their last four outings ending in three draws and a defeat – against Granada. Following his strike on Saturday, Etebo became the 21st Nigerian to score in the Spanish top-flight, joining the likes of Ikechukwu Uche, Finidi George, Mutiu Adepoju, Odion Ighalo, Obafemi Martins and Rashidi Yekini in the list. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Getafe’s coach, Jose Bordalas, has expressed his displeasure after dropping Nigeria’s Oghenekaro Etebo from the players he would file out today against Real Valladolid.
read also:Klopp berates Liverpool bench for celebrating Chelsea’s red card “It will be really tough, but for ourselves, if we feel the way we play with adaptations, with improvements, with developments, it made us successful and will make us successful if we really throw it consistently onto the pitch. So, a Chelsea game away will be for the next 500 years one of the most difficult games you can ever play – and it will become even more difficult now when for Chelsea all of the things settle. That’s clear, it was difficult enough for us but we did it and I am happy about that.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… Liverpool boss, Jurgen Klopp, played down the significance of their 2-0 win at Chelsea. However, he admits they caught Chelsea at the right time with the new-look team yet to gel. He said, “I liked the performance a lot. We are not playing for two things: three points and showing everybody ‘you better be ready when we arrive’ or whatever. That is not us. The next game will be incredibly difficult immediately for their own reasons because Arsenal are obviously flying for a few months already.Advertisement Promoted ContentTop 10 Most Romantic Nations In The World7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Better7 Universities In The World Where Education Costs Too MuchYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of AnimeA Hurricane Can Be As Powerful As 10 Atomic Bombs10 Stargazing Locations To ‘Connect With Nature’Shockingly, Some Foods We Eat Every Day Have A Bizarre BeginningThe Highest Paid Football Players In The WorldEverything You Need To Know About Asteroid ArmageddonDid You Know There’s A Black Hole In The Milky Way?The Models Of Paintings Whom The Artists Were Madly In Love WithWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?
Sunderland boss Gus Poyet has warned his players not to let discipline become an issue if they want to stay in the team. He said: “I try not to put it on a different level to anything, not because I want to give it more or less importance because we need to keep improving. “We need to keep getting better. We need plenty of things, we need to do better for longer periods during the game, not only 45 minutes. “It’s another game, another important test against a very good team, so use it as another step forward. It’s quite important. “I know if you put in the balance would you prefer to win on Sunday… That’s too easy. “I don’t know what is going to happen tomorrow, I don’t know what is going to happen on Sunday. First things first – let’s play tomorrow and try to win tomorrow.” Press Association The Black Cats will head into Wednesday night’s Capital One Cup fourth-round tie against Southampton with midfielder Lee Cattermole and full-back Andrea Dossena frustrated bystanders as they each begin three-match bans. Both men were sent off within minutes of each other in the first half of Saturday’s 1-0 Barclays Premier League defeat at Hull which left the club still deep in trouble, and they will not be available again until Sunderland travel to Aston Villa on the final day of this month. Poyet’s predecessor Paolo Di Canio’s attempts to enforce his brand of discipline off the pitch proved hugely unpopular during his brief, but ill-fated reign, and the Uruguayan is more concerned with the behaviour of his players on the field of play. He said: “For me, it was a surprise. I need to analyse from the moment I came here, it was all right. I’m not saying it was perfect, but it was not bad. “Now so many things happened in this game that I’m trying to take it as a one-off. Of course, we need to talk about it and sort it out – it shouldn’t happen again. “But we are human beings, the players on the pitch, and they are the ones who need to control themselves. “We can talk and talk and bring in whoever you like, psychologists, psychiatrists or whatever, but then the one on the pitch is the player and the one who makes the tackle or the reaction is the player. “If they learn, great; if they don’t, then they are going to have a problem to play in the team because they are going to be more out than in.” The double suspension will force Poyet into a reshuffle for the Saints’ visit to Wearside, while keeper Keiren Westwood is rated at only 50-50 as he attempts to shake off the after-effects of his collision with Tigers’ defender Paul McShane at the weekend. However, while the cup may not be the Black Cats’ main priority this season, the manager is hoping the game can help to forge a level of consistency ahead of Sunday’s daunting clash with Manchester City.
WINDIES batsman Kraigg Brathwaite has encouraged the team to continue taking a disciplined approach against English County team Essex following day one of the three-day first-class match at the County Ground on Tuesday.Brathwaite crafted a careful 61 from 155 balls, his 37th half-century at first-class level, in a knock that included a total of eight boundaries. The West Indies then pushed on by steady scores from Roston Chase (81) and Jermaine Blackwood (59) pushed the score to 309 for eight off 89.4 overs. Shane Dowrich was unbeaten on 28 at the close of play with Kemar Roach and Miguel Cummins left to bat.“The key playing in England is patience,” Brathwaite said of the knock.“I think as a team it was a good start to the tour. Tomorrow we just need to come and bat and put on as much runs as possible and when we do bowl we should stick to our discipline and just have a good game,” he added.“We just have to keep learning and keep getting accustomed to the conditions and we should be good for the tour.”The West Indies are using the match in preparation for the upcoming tour of England which gets under way on August 17 and features three Test matches and five One Day Internationals.
— Jaguars defensive end/special teams standout Lerentee McCray has opted out of the 2020 season because of the coronavirus pandemic. McCray is the second Jaguars player in as many days to opt out, following veteran defensive tackle Al Woods.— Less than a week after left tackle Nate Solder opted out of the season, the Giants have worked out a two-year extension with third-year tackle Nick Gates. The Giants also confirmed they had signed placekicker Chandler Catanzaro, who comes in after Aldrick Rosas after Aldrick Rosas was released in the wake of a hit-and-run accident in the offseason.GOLF-TOURNAMENTSTodd shoots 1-under 69 for 54-hole lead at WGC in MemphisUNDATED (AP) — Brendon Todd shot a 1-under 69 to take a one-shot lead through three rounds of the FedEx St. Jude Invitational in Memphis. — Brett Quigley had an 8-under 64 to take a one-shot lead in the Ally Challenge. It’s the first PGA Tour Champions event in five months. Tommy Armour III, Carlos Franco and Jim Furyk share second.— Branden Grace has tested positive for the coronavirus at the Barracuda Championship. That means the South African is out of the tournament where he was in contention going into the weekend.TENNIS-KYRIOS-US OPENKyrgios won’t play US OpenSYDNEY (AP) — Nick Kyrgios (KEER’-ee-ohs) has withdrawn from the U.S. Open because of concerns over the coronavirus and in honor of the “hundreds and thousands of Americans” who have died from COVID-19. Associated Press — Paul George made three straight 3-pointers in the opening minutes and scored 28 points for the Clippers in a 126-103 pounding of the Pelicans. Los Angeles broke a franchise record by making 25 of 47 3-pointers, with George making 8 of 11. Kawhi (kah-WY’) Leonard had 24 points to help the Clippers bounce back from a two-point loss to the Lakers on Thursday night in their first game of the restart. — T.J. Warren poured in a career-high 53 points and Victor Oladipo (oh-lah-DEE’-poh) added 15 in the Pacers’ 127-121 victory over the 76ers. Warren was 20 of 29 from the field and 9 of 12 from 3-point range in his first game with at least 50 points. Joel Embiid (joh-EHL’ ehm-BEED’) had 41 points and 21 rebounds for the Sixers, who couldn’t hang on after turning a 10-point deficit late in the first half into a 10-point lead early in the fourth quarter.— The Thunder whipped the Jazz, 110-94 as Shai Gilgeous-Alexander scored 19 points and Chris Paul added 18. Steven Adams had 16 points and 11 rebounds, while Danilo Gallinari added 15 points for the Thunder. Oklahoma City shot 53 percent from the field and limited Utah to 39 percent from the floor.MLB-NEWSCardinals-Brewers postponed again Miguel Sanó hit a pair of round-trippers and Eddie Rosario provided the Twins’ third solo homer of the night in a 3-0 win over the Indians. Kenta Maeda (mah-EH’-dah) worked six innings in his Minnesota home debut. He retired 13 of the first 14 batters he faced and didn’t allow a hit until Bradley Zimmer beat out a weak ground ball to second base in the fifth inning.Carlos Carrasco gave up the solo homers and three other hits over six innings for Cleveland.Also on Saturday’s big league schedule:— Gio Urshela’s (ur-SHEH’-luhz) grand slam put the Yankees ahead 5-0 in the second inning of a 5-2 win against the Red Sox. Aaron Judge put the Yanks ahead in the first by homering for the fourth straight game. Nick Nelson worked three hitless innings of relief to get his first major league victory. — Marcell Ozuna (oh-ZOO’-nuh) and Ronald Acuna Jr. each homered as the Braves beat the Mets for the fourth straight time, 7-1. Ozuna and Acuna each had two hits and two RBIs for Atlanta, which has scored 18 runs in the first two games of the series. Touki Toussaint worked four shutout innings as the starter in a combined six-hitter. Update on the latest sports In other NFL news:— Joey Bosa (BOH’-sah) has become the NFL’s highest-paid defensive player after signing a five-year contract extension with the Chargers. The five-year extension is worth $135 million, which includes $78 million guaranteed at signing and $102 million overall. The deal eclipses the five-year, $125-million extension that Cleveland’s Myles Garrett signed two weeks ago.— Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford has been put on the reserve/COVID-19 list. The 32-year-old Stafford is easily one of the most high-profile players to land there. Stafford is entering his 12th season with the Lions, the team that drafted him No. 1 overall in 2009.— Browns tight end David Njoku has pulled back his trade demand. Apparently unhappy that the Browns signed free agent Pro Bowl tight end Austin Hooper and drafted Florida Atlantic tight end Harrison Bryant, Njoku had his agent ask the Browns to deal him to another team.— Two people familiar with the decision tell The Associated Press that Jets linebacker C.J. Mosley has chosen to opt out of the NFL season because of family health concerns. He played in just two games last year for the Jets while dealing with a groin/core muscle injury. The Blackhawks held off the Oilers, 6-4 in Edmonton as Kubalik provided two goals and three assists to become the first player to register five points in his postseason debut. He scored two power-play goals in the second period to put the Hawks ahead, 6-2. His first goal chased Mike Smith from the net.Captain Jonathan Toews (tayvz) added two goals and one assist for the Blackhawks, who made the postseason despite finishing last in the Central Division.Connor McDavid had a goal and three assists for Edmonton. Game 2 is Monday night.Elsewhere on the first day of the Stanley Cup playoffs:— Sebastian Aho (AH’-hoh) and defenseman Jaccob Slavin (SLAY’-vihn) each had a goal and an assist as the Hurricanes downed the Rangers, 3-2. Slavin scored 61 seconds in on Carolina’s first shot on goal. Martin Necas (NAY’-chas) gave the Canes a 3-1 lead by taking a one-time that glanced off the skate of Rangers defenseman Marc Staal and got past Henrik Lundqvist with 9:09 remaining. — Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred says he’s confident his sport can get through the regular season and postseason without being stopped by the coronavirus. However, he cautions that there’s the chance that not every team might play all 60 games. Manfred says winning percentage could be used to determine playoff teams.— Red Sox left-hander Eduardo Rodríguez will miss the entire season because of heart inflammation caused by COVID-19. He has been on the injured list since mid-July and has not pitched this season.— Brewers outfielder Lorenzo Cain has become the latest player to opt out of the 2020 season. The two-time All-Star announced his decision on the same day Marlins second baseman Isan Díaz said he had opted out. Cain was 6 for 18 with two RBIs in his first five games this season.— Nationals reliever Will Harris has been put on the 10-day injured list with a strained right groin. The move was retroactive to Wednesday, when he gave up two unearned runs in the eighth inning of Washington’s 5-1 loss to Toronto.— The Marlins have acquired left-handed reliever Richard Bleier from the Orioles for a player to be named. Bleier went 3-0 with a 5.37 ERA and four saves in 53 games last season. — Semyon Varlamov (SEHM’-yuhn vahr-LAH’-mahv) finished with 27 saves and Anthony Beauvillier (boh-VIH’-lee-ay) notched the game-winning goal in the second period of the Islanders’ 2-1 win over the Panthers. Jean-Gabriel Pageau (PA’-zhoh) put New York ahead to stay 12 minutes into the contest. Jonathan Huberdeau (HOO’-bur-doh) scored 23 seconds into the third period and Sergei Bobrovsky (boh-BRAHF’-skee) stopped 26 shots while looking sharp for Florida.— Minnesota’s Matt Dumba became the first NHL player to kneel during the U.S. anthem when he did so before the Oilers-Blackhawks game in Edmonton. Dumba made a speech about racial injustice and Black Lives Matter before the anthems on behalf of the league and the Hockey Diversity Alliance.NBA-SCHEDULEHeat top Nuggets 125-105LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — The NBA restart continues near Orlando as teams jockey for playoff position. August 1, 2020 — The White Sox have placed shortstop Tim Anderson on the injured list with a strained right groin and recalled catcher Yermin Mercedes from their taxi squad Anderson had two of the White Sox’s four hits on Friday before leaving in the seventh inning with a sore hip.— Angels Mike Trout center fielder and his wife, Jessica, announced the birth of their first child Saturday, a boy named Beckham Aaron Trout. The three-time AL MVP left the Angels on Thursday and was placed on the paternity list, which allows players to stay away from their teams for three days. Angels manager Joe Maddon said he believes Trout will return to the Angels shortly, but the team won’t rush him.MLB-SCHEDULETwins homer 3 times to beat IndiansUNDATED (AP) — The Minnesota Twins are back to flashing the power that allowed them to slam a major league-record 307 home runs last year. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditNHL-PLAYOFFSRookie Kubalik sets record as Hawks stun OilersUNDATED (AP) — The 12th-seeded Chicago Blackhawks have taken their Stanley Cup Playoffs opener on the strength of a record-setting performance by rookie left wing Dominik Kubalik (KOO’-bah-leek). — The Reds and Tigers were rained out in Detroit, creating the first seven-inning doubleheader in big league history on Sunday. Major League Baseball announced earlier in the week that twinbill games would be reduced from the traditional nine innings.NFL-NEWSBrees says he’ll stand for anthemUNDATED (AP) — Saints quarterback Drew Brees says he will continue to stand for “The Star Spangled Banner” but that he respects and supports those who protest racism and social injustice by kneeling during the national anthem.Brees said in a conference call that he has reconciled with teammates he upset in June by voicing his opposition to kneeling during the anthem. He apologized soon afterward and said he came to realize that the anthem protests were “never about the flag.” Todd started the third round of the WCG event with a two-stroke lead. He had five birdies and four bogeys to put him at 13-under 198. He is looking for his fourth career victory and third since last fall. Byeong Hun An of South Korea is second and Rickie Fowler is two strokes off the lead. In other golf news:— Troy Merritt made two late birdies to take a four-point lead into the final round of the Barracuda Championship, the PGA Tour’s lone modified Stableford scoring event. Merritt had eight birdies and two bogeys on Tahoe Mountain Club’s Old Greenwood Course for a 14-point day. Maverick McNealy and Emiliano Grillo are tied for second. — There’s a three-way tie for the lead through three rounds of the LPGA Drive One Championship. Danielle Kang bogeyed three straight holes on the back nine in a 1-over 73 that dropped her into a tie with Celine Boutier and Jodi Ewart Shadoff. They were at 5-under 139 in the LPGA Tour’s first event since the Women’s Australian Open on Feb. 16. Meanwhile, the Phillies said they had no new positive results from Friday’s round of COVID-19 testing. Players are being allowed access to Citizens Bank Park for staggered workouts beginning in the afternoon. The Marlins also received no new positive results, according to a person familiar with the situation.At least 21 members of the Marlins’ traveling party have been infected by an outbreak at the start of a season-opening trip. The team hasn’t played since Sunday in Philadelphia but hopes to resume games next week.MLB says the Phillies are slated to resume play on Monday against the Yankees in New York, one day before the Marlins take on the Orioles in Baltimore.In other MLB news: Kyrgios said in an Instagram post that he had no problem with the United States Tennis Association proceeding with its plans to hold the tournament from Aug. 31 to Sept. 13. But he cited health and safety concerns amid the coronavirus pandemic as he joined fellow Australian and world No. 1 Ash Barty in opting out of the Flushing Meadows Grand Slam.F1-BRITISH GPHamilton takes pole position for British GPSILVERSTONE, England (AP) — Lewis Hamilton set a new track record at the British Grand Prix and clinched a record-extending 91st pole position. He clocked a time of 1 minute 24.303 seconds at the Silverstone, England, circuit where he has won a record six times. He was .313 seconds ahead of Mercedes teammate Valtteri Bottas and about 1 second faster than Red Bull’s Max Verstappen. The Heat won their first game since mid-March as Jimmy Butler and Bam Adebayo (ad-ah-BY’-oh) each scored 22 points to lead a 125-105 thrashing of the Nuggets. The game was tight until Miami went on a 22-5 run that put the Heat ahead, 87-72 late in the third quarter.Kelly Olynyk (oh-LIH’-nihk) scored all 20 of his points in the fourth quarter for the Heat, who shot 56% from the field.Nikola Jokic (NEE’-koh-lah YOH’-kich) and Jerami Grant each scored 19 points for Denver.Heat center Meyers Leonard stood during the national anthem, saying it was out of respect for the U.S. military. All the coaches and players around him kneeled. Leonard wore a Black Lives Matter T-shirt over a jersey that said “Equality.”Elsewhere in the NBA: UNDATED (AP) — The coronavirus has postponed the entire weekend series between the Cardinals and Brewers in Milwaukee.A person familiar with the situation says the decision comes after one more player and three staff members for the Cardinals tested positive for COVID-19.MLB issued a statement saying the Cardinals will play four games against the Tigers in Detroit from Tuesday-Thursday, including a Wednesday doubleheader. The Cardinals and Tigers will serve as the home Club for two games each at Comerica Park. The Brewers will play this week’s home-and-home series vs. the Chicago White Sox as scheduled. Friday’s series opener was postponed after two Cardinals players tested positive. The team had hoped to resume play Saturday and make up Friday’s game as part of a doubleheader Sunday.