Shastri and coaching staff arrive in UAE, enter bio-bubble

“The head coach and his team arrived yesterday. They are now in isolation and getting their three mandatory RT-PCR tests done. There is a separate bio-bubble created for the support staff along with Cheteshwar Pujara and Hanuma Vihari,” a senior BCCI source said.

Nets hiring Mike D’Antoni, Ime Udoka as assistants under coach Steve Nash

Brooklyn has built one heck of a coaching staff. Nash was a splashy hire. The Nets also retained interim head coach Jacque Vaughn, a former Magic head coach, as lead assistant. That puts D’Antoni third in command and Udoka fourth. Former Suns star Amar’e Stoudemire is somewhere down the line. And Kyrie Irving and Kevin […]

A’s Plus: Covering Oakland-Houston at Dodger Stadium? It’s just as weird as you’d think

I also was able to talk to enough Dodgers folks to find out plans for in-game entertainment and other ballpark quirks, including the fact that they swapped in some A’s and Astros cutouts for the series. It’s still mostly Dodger fans cutouts, which is also very strange for an Oakland/Houston series – and I’m impressed […]

Texas Supreme Court Rules That 2 Million Voters in Houston Can’t Get Applications for Mail-In Ballots

Throughout the pandemic, Republicans in the state have fought adamantly against efforts to expand voting options. Last Thursday, Governor Greg Abbott announced that Texas counties would be allowed only one ballot drop-off location, forcing large counties, like Harris, to remove up to 11 additional drop boxes.

China Threatens Retaliation After U.S. Orders Houston Consulate to Close

“If the U.S. continues to go down the wrong path, we will resolutely respond,” Wang said, according to Bloomberg. The U.S. has consulates in the Chinese cities of Chengdu, Guangzhou, Shanghai, Shenyang and Wuhan. All could become targets of Chinese retaliation.

Houston Chinese Consulate Fire Video Shows Documents Being Burned Ahead of Eviction

The charges were announced Tuesday by John Demers, an assistant attorney general for the national security division of the Department of Justice, with representatives from the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Washington.

ExxonMobil to lay off 1,900 U.S. employees; mostly at Houston offices

Exxon was once the largest US publicly-traded company but has been cutting costs due to a collapse in oil demand and ill-timed bets on new oilfields and expansions. It has promised to shed more than USD 10 billion this year in project spending and cut operating expenses by 15%.

Nets “reassign” assistant coach Lawrence Frank, he will not be on bench with Kidd

Kidd was always a strong willed player who wanted to do things his way. Frank is a strong willed, opinionated coach who could drive players crazy with his micromanagement. Frank was brought in because of how he prepares but he and Kidd could not get along. Marc Stein of ESPN summed up the pro-Kidd spin […]

Walker football coach Lester Ricard, defensive coordinator resign Monday

“It’s true, yes, I did resign,” said Ricard, who paused at times as he spoke about the WHS players and coaching staff. “I wish things had worked out differently. I love those kids and I wish nothing but the best for them. And I love those coaches.”