The Lightning also won their 10th consecutive game overall to become the third team in NHL history to have two separate winning streaks of at least 10 games in the same season. The 1929-30 and 1970-71 Boston Bruins are the only other teams with multiple winning streaks of 10 or more games in the same season. … [Read more...] about Flyers’ Furious Rally Falls Short As Lightning Hold On To Secure 2nd 10-Game Winning Streak Of Season
Ron DeSantis understands how appealing this rhetoric is. He understands, as Muhammad observes, that “crime rates in the nation’s biggest cities are generally understood as a reflection of the presence and behavior of the black men, women, and children who live there.” He understands that he is neck-and-neck in polls with a black man in Florida, a state where fear and hostility toward black men and children has repeatedly led to their violent deaths at the hands of vigilantes. He knows this fear is his ally if he hopes to win. At a September press conference, more than a week after winning the primary, DeSantis’s campaign informed reporters who sought to question him about his platform that he needed “time to flesh [it] out” first. That he had gotten so far without a platform is a testament to the power of his emotional appeals — that being a white, Trump-supporting Republican, and a bulwark against a harbinger of black crime might be … [Read more...] about Ron DeSantis Is Lying About Crime in Tallahassee. It Might Work Because Andrew Gillum Is Black.
The Republican has other reasons to fear Amendment 4. He barely scraped to victory over Gillum; a mere four-tenths of a point separated the two in the end. Enfranchising Florida’s convicted non-violent felons will mostly restore voting rights to men of color, who are overrepresented in the demographic. They aren’t likely to vote for DeSantis, or for another Republican candidate, and that puts the incoming governor and his party in a precarious position. DeSantis probably can’t get out of implementing Amendment 4 entirely, and if he intends to try anyway, he might want to speak to Maine’s outgoing Republican governor Paul LePage about the legal ramifications to blocking the implementation of a successful ballot measure. But as Baxley’s comments may foreshadow, DeSantis and other Republicans could still weaken enfranchisement, short of stopping it outright. Florida voting rights advocates are probably in for a fight. … [Read more...] about Ron DeSantis Doesn’t Sound Too Excited About Enfranchising Voters
Cole threw all four of his pitches during a 40-pitch outing in his second batting practice session and said he will pitch an inning in his first spring training start against Pittsburgh on Monday night. … Judge (right shoulder soreness) resumed playing catch and did outfield drills. He took soft half-swings while tracking pitches in the bullpen. … Guest instructor Andy Pettitte is working with RHP Masahiro Tanaka on his cutter. … [Read more...] about Yankees’ Stanton Says If He Had Astros’ Advantage He Would’ve Hit 80-Plus Homers
Severino was scratched from his first scheduled spring training appearance last year on March 5 because of rotator cuff inflammation in his right shoulder, and the Yankees said April 9 he had strained his latissimus dorsi muscle. He did not make a minor league injury rehabilitation appearance until Sept. 1 and did not make his first appearance for the Yankees until Sept. 17. … [Read more...] about Yankees Spring Training: Severino Sidelined By Forearm Soreness