Yankees release 2020 promotional schedule: Key dates, how to buy tickets to Old Timer’s Day, Gerrit Cole bobblehead night

Posted: 21 Feb 2020 10:43 AM PST

With the Yankees set to release single-game tickets for the 2020 season to the general public on Monday, the club released its promotional calendar for the year on Friday.

Fans can comb through menu and see which promotions appeal to them the most, or they can follow our standout selections below. Tickets to those games are available on StubHub or SeatGeek.

Here are some of the highlights, listed with opponents, first pitch time, promotion and availability of said promotion:

Cleveland Indians, 7:05 p.m.

Don Mattingly Bobblehead Night, first 18,000


Seattle Mariners, 1:05 p.m.

Gerrit Cole Top Gun Bobblehead, first 18,000 fans


Tampa Bay Rays, 7:05 p.m.

DJ LeMahieu Bobblehead, first 18,000


Tampa Bay Rays, 1:05 p.m.

2000 World Series Champion Commemorative Bat Day, first 10,000 fans 14 and younger


Texas Rangers, 7:05 p.m.

Aaron Judge Bobblehead, first 18,000


Texas Rangers, 1:05 p.m.

Military Appreciation Day


Oakland A's, 2:05

Old Timer's Day


Toronto Blue Jays, 7:05

Star Wars Night, Gleyber Torres Mandalorian Bobblehead to first 18,000


Toronto Blue Jays, 1:05 p.m.

Yankees Collectible Truck Day, 15th in a series

First 18,000 fans 14 and younger


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Tigers prospects-laden Toledo Mud Hens among Baseball America's 'super teams' for 2020

Posted: 21 Feb 2020 10:33 AM PST

The Detroit News Published 12:51 p.m. ET Feb. 21, 2020 | Updated 12:54 p.m. ET Feb. 21, 2020


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At some point this season, it seems more than likely the Detroit Tigers will welcome some of their top prospects to Comerica Park.

In the meantime, those young players will call FIfth Third Field in Toledo home, making the Mud Hens potentially a must-see outfit in 2020.

Tigers pitching prospect Casey Mize likely will front a star-studded rotation at Triple-A Toledo. (Photo: Robin Buckson, Detroit News)

The Tigers' Triple-A affiliate ranks No. 2 among Baseball America's top 10 potential minor-league "super teams" for 2020, identifying squads that should be chock full of high-end prospects.

The Mud Hens will be led by what Baseball America's Josh Norris calls "one of the nastiest projected rotations in the minors," likely led by 2018 No. 1 overall pick Casey Mize (No. 13 in Baseball America's preseason top 100), but also including two other starters ranked among Baseball America's top 40 prospects in Matt Manning (17) and Tarik Skubal (34). 

"(Mize) was dominant at two levels before his shoulder started barking (last season)," Norris writes. "He'll be backed up by athletic fireballer Matt Manning, upstart lefty Tarik Skubal and righty Alex Faedo, who bounced back in a big way in 2019."

Mize was a combined 8-3 with a 2.55 ERA and 0.94 WHIP across Single-A Lakeland and Double-A Erie last season, tossing a no-hitter in his debut with the SeaWolves. Manning and Faedo were Nos. 2 and 3, respectively, in the Eastern League in strikeouts last season with Erie, with Manning adding an 11-5 record and 2.56 ERA to boot.

More: Tigers prospect Casey Mize 'really confident,' but not taking anything for granted

Skubal tore through Lakeland and Erie, fanning 179 in 122.1 innings combined.

Also expected in Toledo is third baseman Isaac Parades, who is ranked No. 100 overall by Baseball America and has shown both maturity and a strong work ethic during his rise through the Tigers' system following a 2017 trade from the Chicago Cubs.

Outfielder Daz Cameron, catcher Jake Rogers and shortstop Willi Castro also are singled out among the Mud Hens' noteworthy prospects. All three were in Toledo last season, with Rogers and Castro making their Tigers debuts late in the season.

Toledo opens its season April 9 with a four-game series at Indianapolis. Toledo's home opener is April 16, also against Indianapolis.

LSU ranked No. 8 in way-too-early 2020 Top 25

Posted: 21 Feb 2020 09:52 AM PST

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Mark Schlabach of ESPN recently wrote a piece previewing the 2020 season, giving his way-too-early Top 25 for next season Schlabach the Tigers ranked No. 8, despite the departure of their Heisman winning QB Joe Burrow The Tigers still have a bevy of talent on both sides of the ball that will make them competitive next season

Fendi 2020 Milan Fashion Show

Posted: 21 Feb 2020 09:38 AM PST

Duration: 03:11 1 hr ago

We were pleasantly surprised to spot plus-size model Paloma Elsesser. She walked alongside other famous models including Gigi Hadid and Kaia Gerber, strutting her stuff in a classic blazer-like dress and ankle-strap heels at Fendi's 2020 MFW.

Six Nations 2020: Wales v France preview, team news & key stats

Posted: 21 Feb 2020 09:20 AM PST

Wales fly-half Dan Biggar is fit to return to face France having suffered concussion against Ireland last time outGuinness Six Nations: Wales v FranceVenue: Principality Stadium, Cardiff Date: Saturday, 22 February Kick-off: 16:45 GMTCoverage: Live on BBC One, BBC Radio 5 Live Sports Extra, BBC Radio Wales and BBC Radio Cymru; text commentary online; in-play clips and highlights on BBC Sport website and app.

With fly-half Dan Biggar fit to start, Wales have made two changes to their starting XV for Saturday's game against unbeaten Six Nations leaders France.

Gareth Davies and Ross Moriarty come into the side to replace Tomos Williams and Aaron Wainwright respectively.

Virimi Vakatawa is the only fresh face in the France line-up.

The centre has recovered from a triceps injury and replaces Vincent Rattez, who suffered a broken fibula against Italy, with Gael Fickou switching to the wing.

Biggar has come through his latest concussion protocols after bashing heads with Ireland's Robbie Henshaw during Wales' 24-14 defeat in round two, a result that ended any Welsh hopes of back-to-back Grand Slams.

The Northampton Saints playmaker failed a dressing room head injury assessment in Dublin but has trained fully this week.

Victory for Wales would keep them in the Six Nations title mix - and recent history is on their side.

France have not won a Six Nations game in Cardiff since they triumphed there 26-20, 10 years ago, losing on four successive occasions.

Wales have also won eight of the countries' last nine meetings, including a World Cup quarter-final in Japan four months ago.

But with former Wales defence coach Shaun Edwards now in the French camp, the visitors have added steel and cohesion to their game.

Further spice has been added to the fixture by Wales prop Wyn Jones accusing France of illegal tactics at the scrum.

Commentator's notes - 'it could be very special'

Eddie Butler: It appears the target area for tacklers has come down, touch wood, below shoulder height, and the hands of the ball-carriers are a little freer - only a little, but it might liberate Wales and France. Both look ready to cut loose.

Can Wales work a way through the French defensive line that may be tackling low, but is rushing up hard and fast under the whip of Shaun Edwards? Can France keep their concentration in attack for more than 10 minutes at a time?

If the answers are yes and yes, it could be Wales 40 France 38. And very special.

View from both camps - 'the atmosphere will be electric' Wales aim to put right some of the wrongs - Pivac

Wales head coach Wayne Pivac: "We want to build on what we have done so far and are looking to be more accurate with what we do and improve on that aspect.

"Saturday is going to be a packed Principality Stadium, we know the atmosphere will be electric and it is set for a big day in Cardiff."

France head coach Fabien Galthie on accusations that France will "cheat" in the scrum: "It's a lack of respect towards our scrum, towards our team, towards French rugby, towards our nation.

"In the first two matches, their scrum collapsed 13 times and was penalised six times. We were penalised four times."


Wales: 15-Leigh Halfpenny, 14-George North, 13-Nick Tompkins, 12-Hadleigh Parkes, 11-Josh Adams, 10-Dan Biggar, 9-Gareth Davies; 1-Wyn Jones. 2-Ken Owens, 3-Dillon Lewis, 4-Jake Ball, 5-Alun Wyn Jones (captain), 6-Ross Moriarty, 7-Justin Tipuric, 8-Taulupe Faletau

Replacements: 16-Ryan Elias, 17-Rob Evans, 18-Leon Brown, 19-Will Rowlands, 20-Aaron Wainwright, 21-Tomos Williams, 22-Jarrod Evans, 23-Johnny McNicholl

France: 15-Anthony Bouthier, 14-Teddy Thomas, 13-Virimi Vakatawa, 12-Arthur Vincent, 11-Gael Fickou, 10-Romain Ntamack, 9-Antoine Dupont; 1-Cyril Baille, 2-Julien Marchand, 3-Mohamed Haouas, 4-Bernard Le Roux, 5-Paul Willemse, 6-Francois Cros, 7-Charles Ollivon (captain), 8-Gregory Alldritt

Replacements: 16-Camille Chat, 17-Jean-Baptiste Gros, 18-Demba Bamba, 19-Romain Taofifenua, 20-Dylan Cretin, 21-Baptiste Serin, 22-Mathieu Jalibert, 23-Thomas Ramos

Match facts


  • Wales have won eight of the past nine meetings, including last year's World Cup quarter-final.
  • Only two of those eight victories have been by a double-figure margin - the average is 7.6 points.
  • Wales

  • Wales are on a seven-match winning run at home in the Six Nations.
  • Against Ireland last time out, they conceded four tries or more in a Six Nations match for only the second time since 2006.
  • Josh Adams has scored nine tries in his last seven Tests.
  • France

  • France have never won their first three Six Nations games without going on to win the Grand Slam.
  • They could win four consecutive Six Nations matches - their best run since an eight-game streak between March 2009 and February 2011.
  • Skipper Charles Ollivon has scored four tries in his last three Tests.
  • Bernard le Roux leads the tournament for tackles made (44) and dominant tackles (8).
  • Match officials

    Referee: Matthew Carley (England)

    Touch judges: Wayne Barnes (England) & Karl Dickson (England)

    TMO: Graham Hughes (England)

    Kremlin rejects 'paranoid' report alleging Russian interference in 2020 U.S. presidential race

    Posted: 21 Feb 2020 09:01 AM PST

    The Kremlin on Friday denied interfering in the U.S. electoral process to help reelect President Trump, dismissing recent allegations about its involvement as rooted in paranoia.

    Russian President Vladimir Putin's press secretary Dmitry Peskov pushed back after it was reported that the U.S. intelligence community believes Moscow is meddling in the 2020 race.

    "This is another in a series of paranoid reports, and we regret to say that their number will grow as the election approaches. They certainly have nothing to do with the truth," Mr. Peskov told reporters, Russian state-run media reported.

    The New York Times first reported Thursday that U.S. intelligence officials told members of the House of Representatives last week that Russia was is interfering in the 2020 presidential campaign with the goal of getting Mr. Trump reelected.

    Mr. Trump weighed in on Twitter later Friday to claim that allegations of Russia wanting him to win the 2020 race is "misinformation" perpetrated by Democrats in Congress.

    The U.S. intelligence community has previously assessed that Russia interfered in the 2016 presidential race won by Mr. Trump, whose administration has repeatedly warned recently that November's elections risk being targeted by foreign adversaries.

    "This is not a Russia-only problem," Shelby Pierson, the election security threats executive for the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, said last month. "Russia, China, Iran, North Korea, non-state hacktivists all have opportunity, means and potentially motive to come after the United States in the 2020 election to accomplish their goals."

    Russia has previously denied interfering in the 2016 race.

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    Former Brebeuf RB among 11 NFL draft sleepers to watch at 2020 scouting combine

    Posted: 21 Feb 2020 08:50 AM PST

    USA TODAY Sports' Michael Middlehurst Schwartz breaks down the top prospects heading into the NFL draft combine. USA TODAY

    For anyone looking to take a deeper dive into the names to know for the NFL draft, next week's scouting combine could be a good place to start.

    This year's event will include 337 prospects who have been invited to Indianapolis for medical evaluations, team interviews and media sessions, along with testing and on-field workouts. And while marquee names like Joe Burrow, Chase Young and Tua Tagovailoa will be in the spotlight, several less-heralded prospects could make their mark as promising prospects.

    Here are 11 sleepers to watch when the action gets started:

    LeVante Bellamy, RB, Western Michigan: Regardless of whether he is able to replicate the 4.28-second 40-yard dash his school said he timed last year, the former Brebeuf Jesuit running back should command attention with his speed. His 5-9, 190-pound frame might relegate him to spot work, but his knack for turning the corner and breaking long gains position him as an attractive backup, particularly in a zone-based scheme. Demonstrating increased comfort catching the ball after recording just 15 receptions last year will be important if he is to establish himself as a viable third-down back.

    Troy Pride Jr., CB, Notre Dame: It's hard to fathom a two-year starter at Notre Dame who also ran track would end up on this list. Pride, however, hasn't received widespread recognition, even after an impressive Senior Bowl week in which he flustered nearly all of his opposition. At 5-11 and 195 pounds, he won't be confused for Richard Sherman or Patrick Peterson, particularly given he recorded just four interceptions in three years. But his quick feet and recognition skills allow him to stick close to pass catchers and deny them any easy opportunities.

    James Morgan, QB, Florida International: Beyond the stars and big-name passers likely to be taken in the first three rounds, Morgan might be the most appealing developmental passer available. The 6-4, 213-pound transfer from Bowling Green has the arm strength to zip passes into tight windows and connect on deep strikes. Developing better touch and a sense not to force plays will be important steps for Morgan to take before he can become even a backup, but he's worth a late-round flier.

    Antonio Gibson, RB/WR, Memphis: When a player averages 19 yards per catch and 11.2 yards per rush and records 14 touchdowns on 77 career touches, there are bound to be questions about untapped potential. Despite his limited body of work at Memphis, Gibson could use the combine to show off the acceleration that makes him a threat to score on any play. The 6-1, 220-pound all-purpose weapon played wide receiver at Memphis, but he might find his calling card in the NFL as a running back who can create mismatches in the passing game while adding value on returns.

    Denzel Mims, WR, Baylor: In any other year, Mims likely would have little trouble receiving recognition as a massively talented pass catcher. Yet in the deepest and most talented group in this draft, he's overshadowed to the point of not being considered in the top 10 at his position. With his long strides and leaping ability, Mims already looks capable of thriving in a vertical passing attack. Continued development in his route running will help the 6-3, 208-pound target unlock additional dimensions to his game.

    Isaiah Hodgins, WR, Oregon State: When the ball is in the air, few targets are as trustworthy as Hodgins, who has a keen sense for contorting his body and plucking passes at their highest point. That skill set should make him an immediate asset as a red-zone target, especially given his sure-handedness. Breaking long plays won't come easy given the time he takes to reach top speed, but some refinement on his releases should help him create separation more consistently.

    Ben Bartch, OT, Saint John's (Minnesota): Adding more than 80 pounds in college allowed Bartch to transition from tight end to left tackle, where he put himself squarely on NFL teams' radars despite playing in Division III. Along the way, he maintained much of his quickness, making him an enticing developmental option as a blindside blocker.  As long as he lands with a team patient enough to endure the adjustment period he'll face, Bartch should have a good opportunity to continue his ascension. 

    Alex Taylor, OT, South Carolina State: At 6-9 and 310 pounds, Taylor doesn't have to worry about being overlooked. A former college basketball player with limited experience on the football field, he might require a redshirt year to become stronger and acclimate to a higher caliber of pass rusher. His massive frame and quick feet, however, are worth a middle-round gamble, particularly given the leaguewide demand for capable offensive tackles always outweighs the supply.

    Akeem Davis-Gaither, LB, Appalachian State: In an earlier era, Davis-Gaither might have had his draft stock torpedoed by the dreaded tweener label accompanying his size (6-2, 215 pounds). Now, however, NFL teams have exhibited more open-minded approaches toward deploying a linebacker with his play-making ability. Davis-Gaither is at his best when allowed to attack downhill, and he has a penchant for slipping blocks and chasing down ball carriers in the open field, though he might have trouble disengaging from NFL linemen in the early going. 

    Logan Wilson, LB, Wyoming: With 409 career tackles in college, Wilson has shown he knows how to find the ball. Almost always quick to diagnose plays, he can comfortably fire into the backfield on run plays and handle both man- and zone-coverage duties. Though he'll have to learn to temper his overaggressive tendencies, he has the makings of a reliable long-term starter.

    Kyle Dugger, S, Lenoir-Rhyne: Hardly a sleeper in draft circles, Dugger still isn't a household name given his Division II background. At 6-1 and 220 pounds with an explosive burst to close in on receivers and ball carriers, he is equipped with the tools to handle any number of assignments. One of the biggest questions for Dugger's first defensive coordinator will be how to utilize him, as he could line up as either a strong safety or a weakside linebacker. Even if he faces an extended adjustment period while settling in at one position and speeding up his processing, Dugger should be a standout on special teams and in sub packages.

    Follow Michael Middlehurst-Schwartz on Twitter @MikeMSchwartz.


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    Netflix: Everything coming (and disappearing) in March 2020 (including ‘Ozark’)

    Posted: 21 Feb 2020 08:30 AM PST

    Erin Jensen | USA TODAY

    Published: Fri, February 21, 2020 9:00 AM

    Ready to Netflix and chill? At least, until the first day of spring on March 19, which hopefully warms the cooler parts of the country.

    Next month's offerings from the popular streaming service bring beloved films like "The Shawshank Redemption" and "Silver Linings Playbook," as well as new projects. Mark Wahlberg stars in "Spenser Confidential" as a former cop with hopes of fleeing Boston, before his former co-workers are murdered. "Self Made: Inspired by the Life of Madam C.J. Walker," starring Octavia Spencer, presents the story of the U.S.'s original female self-made millionaire. March also delivers the third season of "Ozark."

    Read on for the rest of Netflix's new selection of films, series, stand-up specials, documentaries and more. And prepare to say goodbye to shows and movies exiting the platform, including Disney+-bound "Marvel's Black Panther." (Playing catch-up? Here's the full list of programming released in February and January.)

    'The Shawshank Redemption' among March 1 titles

    "Go! Go! Cory Carson": Season 2 (Netflix Family)

    "Always a Bridesmaid"

    "Beyond the Mat"

    "Cop Out"

    "Corpse Bride"

    "Donnie Brasco"

    "Freedom Writers"

    "Ghosts of Girlfriends Past"



    "He's Just Not That Into You"



    "Kung Fu Panda 2"

    "Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events"

    "Life as We Know It"

    "Looney Tunes: Back in Action"


    "Resident Evil: Apocalypse"

    "Resident Evil: Extinction"

    "Richie Rich"



    "Space Jam"

    "The Gift"

    "The Interview"

    "The Shawshank Redemption"

    "The Story of God with Morgan Freeman": Season 3

    "There Will Be Blood"


    "Valentine's Day"

    "Velvet Colección: Grand Finale"

    "ZZ Top: That Little Ol' Band from Texas"

    March 3

    "Taylor Tomlinson: Quarter-Life Crisis" (Netflix Comedy Special) The comedian, who also appeared on Netflix's "The Comedy Lineup Part 1″ in 2018, reflects on lessons learned and being in her 20s.

    March 4

    "Lil Peep: Everybody's Everything"

    March 5

    "Castlevania": Season 3 (Netflix Anime)

    "Mighty Little Bheem: Festival of Colors" (Netflix Family)

    March 6

    "Guilty" (Netflix Film) After a student accuses another of rape, the suspect's girlfriend investigates the incident.

    "I am Jonas" (Netflix Film) Jonas recalls his teen love affair with the impetuous Nathan.

    "Paradise PD: Part 2" (Netflix Original) The group has to battle bad blood, plans and even the threat of a nuclear attack.

    "The Protector": Season 3 (Netflix Original) Amid pandemonium in Istanbul, Hakan faces off against an Immortal who desires the key that would wreak havoc on the Turkish city.

    "Spenser Confidential" (Netflix Film) Mark Wahlberg plays Spenser, a former cop recently released from prison, who is drawn back to Boston's criminal side.

    "Twin Murders: The Silence of the White City" (Netflix Film) A detective investigates a 20-year-old murder that has plagued a Spanish city.

    "Ugly Delicious: Season 2 (Netflix Documentary) James Beard Award recipient Chef David Chang continues his global travels, using food as a way to bring people together.

    'McMillion$": Mark Wahlberg, HBO's docuseries expose rigged McDonald's Monopoly game

    March 8

    "Sitara: Let Girls Dream" (Netflix Film) The animated short feature is centered on a teen named Pari who, despite what society tells her, wants to work as a pilot.

    Brazil Carnival 2020: See colorful costumes, moments

    Posted: 21 Feb 2020 08:28 AM PST

    USA TODAY Logo By USA TODAY of USA TODAY | Slide 1 of 10: A reveler takes part in the Nise de Silveira mental health institute's Carnival parade, called in Portuguese: "Loucura Suburbana," or Suburban Madness, in the streets of Rio de Janeiro, Thursday, Feb. 20, 2020. Patients, their relatives and workers from the institute held their parade before the start of Carnival, which begins on Feb. 21, in Rio de Janeiro.

    A reveler takes part in the Nise de Silveira mental health institute's Carnival parade, called in Portuguese: "Loucura Suburbana," or Suburban Madness, in the streets of Rio de Janeiro, Thursday, Feb. 20, 2020. Patients, their relatives and workers from the institute held their parade before the start of Carnival, which begins on Feb. 21, in Rio de Janeiro.

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    Michigan 2020 Miss Basketball finalists announced

    Posted: 21 Feb 2020 08:16 AM PST

    Time will tell who will earn the 2020 Michigan Miss Basketball Award this season.

    One thing has been revealed, though. The 39th annual award will go to either Gabrielle Elliott of Detroit Edison, Aaliyah Nye of East Lansing or Whitney Sollom of Hartland. The Basketball Coaches Association of Michigan, in conjunction with the Detroit Free Press, announced the three finalists Friday morning, Feb. 21, 2020. has been keeping an eye on the state's top seniors since the season tipped off in December, and all three finalists have been on the radar.

    Check out more information on the finalists below.

    Detroit Edison takes on Haslett in the Division 2 girls basketball semifinals

    Detroit Edison's Gabrielle Elliott (3) goes up for a shot against Haslett defenders during the MHSAA Division 2 girls basketball semifinals at Calvin College in Grand Rapids on Friday, March 22, 2019. Detroit Edison won 70-43.Cory Morse |

    Gabrielle Elliott

    School: Detroit Edison

    Position: Wing

    Size: 5-10

    Committed: Clemson

    Highlights: Elliott is averaging nearly 25 points a game and over 2 assists and 2 steals for Edison, which is 16-0 overall. Edison is going for its fourth consecutive state championship this winter.

    East Lansing girls basketball defeats Carman-Ainsworth 50-41

    East Lansing senior guard Aaliyah Nye attempts a three-pointer in the second quarter on Monday, Feb. 10, 2020 at Carman-Ainsworth High School. East Lansing defeated the Cavaliers 50-41. (Jake May | May |

    Aaliyah Nye

    School: East Lansing

    Position: Guard

    Size: 5-11

    Committed: Illinois

    Highlights: Nye is averaging over 17 points and 5 rebounds. East Lansing is 16-1 overall, with its only loss going to Detroit Edison, 65-48 on Jan. 7.

    Heritage beats Hartland 44-24 to advance in Michigan high school basketball playoffs

    Hartland's junior Whitney Sollom (25) and Heritage's junior Keyonie Champion (22) wait to see if the free throw was good as Heritage plays against Hartland in the girls basketball Division 1 quarterfinal game at Grand Blanc High School, Tuesday, March 19, 2019.Kaytie Boomer | MLive

    Whitney Sollom

    School: Hartland

    Position: Center/forward

    Size: 6-4

    Committed: Michigan

    Highlights: Sollom is averaging over 10 points, 11 rebounds and two blocks. She has sparked Hartland to a 16-1 record. Brighton beat Hartland on Jan. 24, 41-33.


    1981: Julie Polakowski, Leland

    1982: Sue Tucker, Okemos

    1983: Michele Kruty, Manistee

    1984: Emily Wagner, Livonia Ladywood

    1985: Franthea Price, River Rouge

    1986: Daedra Charles, Detroit de Porres

    1987: Dena Head: Plymouth Salem

    1988: Jennifer Shasky, Birmingham Marian

    1989: Peggy Evans, Detroit Country Day

    1990: Markita Aldridge, Detroit King

    1991: Lisa Negri, Flint Powers

    1992: Erinn Reed, Saginaw

    1993: Sally Sedlar, Manistee

    1994: Kim Knuth, St. Joseph

    1995: Maxann Reese, Bishop Borgess

    1996: Deanna Nolan, Flint Northern

    1997: Aiysha Smith, Bishop Borgess

    1998: Kristen Koetsier, Grandville

    1999: Vicki Krapohl, Mount Pleasant

    2000: Tabitha Pool, Ann Arbor Huron

    2001: Liz Shimek, Maple City Glen Lake

    2002: Danielle Kamm, Saginaw Nouvel

    2003: Krista Clement, St. Ignace La Salle

    2004: Tiffanie Shives, Lansing Christian

    2005: Allyssa DeHaan, Grandville

    2006: Brenna Bankston, Frankfort

    2007: No award given

    2008: Kellie Watson, Ionia

    2009: Jenny Ryan, Saginaw Nouvel

    2010: Klarissa Bell, East Lansing

    2011: Jasmine Hines, Central Lake

    2012: Madison Ristovski, Grosse Pointe Woods University Liggett

    2013: Tori Jankoska, Freeland

    2014: Lexi Gussert, Forest Park

    2015: Tania Davis, Goodrich

    2016: Kysre Gondrezick, Benton Harbor

    2017: Jordan Walker, Mona Shores

    2018: Jaida Hampton, East Lansing

    2019: Rickea Jackson, Detroit Edison

    Make Your Dreams Come True by Working From Home in 2020

    Posted: 21 Feb 2020 08:16 AM PST


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    The Biggest Hair Color Trend for 2020 Is a Throwback You'll Be Happy To See Again

    Posted: 21 Feb 2020 08:07 AM PST

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    U.S. intelligence warns Russia is meddling in 2020 election in part to help reelect Trump

    Posted: 21 Feb 2020 07:17 AM PST

    U.S. intelligence officials have told Congress and the White House that Russia is once again interfering in the upcoming U.S. presidential election, in part to boost President Trump's reelection chances. Russia denies this accusation. CBS News White House correspondent Paula Reid joined CBSN AM with the latest.

    Two more artists added to 2020 CCMF lineup

    Posted: 21 Feb 2020 06:58 AM PST

    a group of people standing in front of a crowd: Concert-goers attending the 2018 CCMF (Source: WMBF News) © Provided by Myrtle Beach-Florence WMBF-TV Concert-goers attending the 2018 CCMF (Source: WMBF News)

    MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (WMBF) – The 2020 Carolina Country Music Fest lineup continues to grow!

    Country artists Teddy Robb and Larry Fleet were added to the festival Friday morning, according to a tweet from CCMF.

    Darius Rucker, Luke Combs, Eric Church and Jake Owen were previously announced as headliners.

    Other artists set to perform include:

  • Matt Stell
  • Michael Ray
  • Riley Green
  • Joe Diffie
  • Jon Pardi
  • Mitchell Tenpenny
  • Chris Janson
  • Ashley McBryde
  • Maddie & Tae
  • Parmalee & Blanco Brown
  • Laine Hardy
  • The 2020 CCMF starts June 4 and concludes June 7 in Myrtle Beach.

    For ticket information, click here.

    Copyright 2020 WMBF. All rights reserved.

    Sources: Russia is looking to help Trump win in 2020

    Posted: 21 Feb 2020 06:50 AM PST

    The intelligence community's top election security official delivered a briefing to lawmakers last week, warning them that the intelligence community believes Russia is already taking steps to interfere in the 2020 election with the goal of helping President Donald Trump win, three sources familiar with the matter tell CNN. Content Exchange Content Exchange

    Flying Car Mode and other secrets of the 2020 Corvette Stingray

    Posted: 21 Feb 2020 06:30 AM PST

    2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray (Photo: Mark Phelan/Detroit Free Press)

    LAS VEGAS â€" Evading helicopter surveillance and channeling the spirit of the “godfather of the Corvette” were business as usual for GM engineers developing the 2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray, code-named C8 because it’s the eighth-generation of the sports car.

    The first mid-engined production car in Corvette history, the new Stingray had near-mythic status before it ever turned a wheel, and has won nearly every major new car award since it debuted in 2019. The first production models will arrive at dealers in late February or early March.

    Chevrolet engineers and designers wanted to make a mid-engine ‘Vette since at least 1960, when legendary engineer Zora Arkus-Duntov led creation of Chevrolet Engineering Research Vehicle No. 1, or CERV I. Zora, a brilliant engineer and racing driver who transformed the 1950s Corvette from a car that was lovely but slow into America’s great sports car, wanted to move the engine from the nose to behind the passenger compartment. Called mid-engined, that arrangement lets cars use more power than the traditional front-engine layout because the engine’s weight over the rear wheels keeps the tires from spinning when the driver floors it.

    “We could add horsepower, but we weren’t making the car faster,” chief engineer Ed Piatek said of front-engine Corvettes.

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    Through the decades, GM engineers and designers created one proposal after another for mid-engine ‘Vettes. None made it to production.

    After a saga like that, it’s no surprise the 2020 Corvette Stingray generated stories of its own.

    ‘Nothing to see here. I’m just an Australian pickup.’

    Plans to build a mid-engine Corvette were closely held even within GM. Around 2014, the team built a card-access only room inside an already-secure corner of GM’s tech center for the first prototype. Code name Blackjack, the two-seater hid the C8’s chassis and suspension under what appeared to be the body of the Holden Ute, a sporty car-based pickup made by GM’s Australian brand.

    “It was a convenient shape to hide a mid-engine layout,” C8 lead development engineer Mike Petrucci said.

    The only actual Holden parts on Blackjack are the brand’s chrome badge, headlights, outside mirrors and taillights, but the ruse worked. The one-of-a-kind “mule,” as development vehicles are sometimes called, served for two years of development drives â€" frequently at night, so not even other GM engineers would see it â€" at GM’s proving grounds in Milford and Yuma, Arizona.

    Building Blackjack â€" by hand, of course â€" took eight months. The interior came from the C7 Corvette that was in production. Its body panels were handmade fiberglass, carefully shaped to look like a Ute while covering the C8’s bones. Those bones, incidentally, were milled from 7,000 pounds of aluminum ingots, work done secretly at other GM facilities.

    In addition to Blackjack, the C8 team considered mules that looked like station wagons and vans, two other body styles that would allow them to hide the fact that the engine compartment was behind, not in front of, the passengers.


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    ‘Incoming. Hide the ‘Vette!’

    Despite GM’s secrecy, rumors leaked out that a mid-engine ‘Vette was again under consideration. It immediately became the top target for spy photographers, who specialize in getting pictures of vehicles automakers are developing. Confirmation that a mid-engine ‘Vette was coming, and good photos of the fabled project, could make somebody’s career, not to mention a stack of dough higher than the car.

    In addition to staking out GM’s proving grounds and areas automakers develop vehicles â€" Death Valley in the summer, Finland in winter â€" some photographers hired helicopters to fly over the Milford proving grounds. Buzzing Yuma was verboten, its air space restricted because of nearby U.S. military installations.

    Development drivers carried a car cover to protect the C8 Corvette from spying helicopters. (Photo: Mark Phelan/Detroit Free Press)

    By this time, Blackjack had been replaced by mules that, while still disguised, were clearly for a two-seat sports car. A single clear photo would let the cat out of the bag.

    The answer was a better bag: A fabric car cover designed to be folded and stowed between the development car’s seats. You can hear helicopters before you see them in Milford’s wooded, rolling landscape. Development drivers were told to keep the windows open a crack, pull over, leap out and unfurl the car cover over the mule at the first sound of rotors. They drilled to perfect covering it quickly and refolding the cover precisely for fast deployment next time.

    They succeeded, standing next to the covered car and waving at choppers overhead on at least a dozen occasions.

    A wing like no other

    A close look at the tall black wing rising above Blackjack’s tailgate reveals that it’s upside down, the exact opposite of the profile you see on race cars. While most automotive wings generate aerodynamic downforce â€" air pressure that pushes the vehicle down so it doesn’t leave the ground at high speed â€" Blackjack’s wing actually creates aerodynamic lift, like a plane’s wing.

    That’s because wind tunnel tests showed Blackjack’s cobbled together body had aerodynamic lift at the nose. That’d be unacceptable in a production car, but since Blackjack’s body would never be built, the only thing that mattered was that its aerodynamic profile be equal front and rear. Creating downforce would be the production body’s job.

    Stanchions supporting the Blackjack engienering mule hid intakes for cooling air. (Photo: Mark Phelan/Detroit Free Press)

    In addition, the two stanchions supporting the wing double as air intakes to cool the engine mounted under what appeared to be a tonneau cover on the pickup bed.

    The C8’s performance targets â€" speed, aerodynamics, braking, fuel efficiency, etc. â€"were set during hundreds of thousands of computer tests before Blackjack was built.

    What would Zora do?

    GM had never built a car like the C8, so the engineering team had to invent many processes on the fly.

    “At every turn, we asked ourselves, ‘What would Zora do?’ ” Piatek said.

    Arkus-Duntov, widely called the godfather of the Corvette because he led the car’s development for an unprecedented 20 years, pushed the performance envelope at GM from the day he joined the company in 1953, first and foremost by making Corvettes faster and better.

    Never afraid to ruffle feathers, while working at GM, Duntov took time off to drive for Porsche at the famous 24 Hours of Le Mans race, winning once. Legend has it he got company approval by promising to bring back competitive intelligence about Porsche, but he also helped the German automaker improve its performance with suspension modifications.

    When he retired in 1975, Duntov’s parting words to Dave McLellan, his successor as chief engineer, were reportedly that the mid-engine Corvette was now in his hands.

    The Corvette engineering team made bracelets asking "What would Zora do?" (Photo: Mark Phelan/Detroit Free Press)

    To ensure every member of the C8 team understood the legacy they had the opportunity to complete, they wore bright yellow â€" the color of Corvette race cars that have won many Le Mans races â€" and “What Would Zora Do?” wristbands, making that the standard for decision making.

    Flying car mode

    The optional adaptive Magnetic Ride Control shock absorbers talk to the Corvette’s traction control system, a feature that comes in handy at high speeds on the track, vehicle performance manager Alex MacDonald said.

    Why? Because when a car goes airborne at very high speeds, normal traction control senses the rear wheels spinning and responds as if they were on ice or another slippery surface: It slows them.

    That’s a handy feature in normal driving, but slowing the powered wheels costs you time on the race track. That’s why, in performance traction mode, the front shocks communicate that they’ve got no weight on them â€" meaning they’re in the air. The rear wheels will inevitably follow, but the traction control is told to ignore it and keep sending power when they start spinning, because it knows all four wheels will be on the ground again momentarily. The result, a quicker lap time.

    Memory for obstacles

    Front bumpers and air splitters that hug the ground look good and improve performance, but they’re easy to damage on steep driveways and tall parking blocks. The Corvette’s suspension can raise the nose an inch to avoid such obstacles.

    An optional feature called GPS-based front lift can remember up to 1,000 spots where you raised the nose. When you approach one, it raises the nose an inch at up to 25 mph.

    A front camera can also be used to look down from the nose to spot obstacles when parking.

    2020 Corvette Stingray fun facts

    74% of orders so far are for the coupe, 26% for the convertible, which doesn’t go into production til April

    The most popular color is Torch Red

    GT2 seats with carbon fiber trim are most popular

    There are 2,600 C7 Corvettes left at dealers, expected to fall to 2,000 by March 1

    “Corvette Academy” features 24 videos on the 2020 Stingray’s development and features

    Contact Mark Phelan: 313-222-6731 or Follow him on Twitter @mark_phelan. Read more on autos and sign up for our autos newsletter.


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    Daddy Yankee wins big at 2020 Premio Lo Nuestro

    Posted: 21 Feb 2020 05:52 AM PST

    Daddy Yankee wins Artist of the Year and more at the 2020 Premio Lo Nuestro award show on Thursday. Photo by Gary I Rothstein/UPI

    Daddy Yankee wins Artist of the Year and more at the 2020 Premio Lo Nuestro award show on Thursday. Photo by Gary I Rothstein/UPI | License Photo

    J Balvin won two awards, including the Icon award, at the 2020 Premio Lo Nuestro on Thursday. Photo by Gary I Rothstein/UPI | License Photo

    Thalia hosted the 2020 Premio Lo Nuestro award show along with Pitbull and Alejandra Espinosa on Thursday. Photo by Gary I Rothstein/UPI | License Photo

    Feb. 21 (UPI) -- Daddy Yankee was the big winner at the 32nd annual Premio Lo Nuestro award show which honors excellence in Latin music.

    Yankee won seven awards on Thursday including Artist of the Year, Urban Male Artist of the Year, Song, Single, Urban and Crossover Collaboration of the Year for his track "Con Calma" featuring Snow and Remix of the Year for "Soltera (Remix)" featuring Lunay and Bad Bunny.

    J Balvin and Bad Bunny's Oasis won Album of the Year and Rosalia won New Artist Female. Lunay took home New Artist Male.

    Balvin was also honored with the Icon Award while Raphael received the Excellence Award and Alejandro Fernandez was honored with the Legado Mariachi Award.

    Karol G won Urban Female Artist of the Year, Romeo Santos won Tropical Artist of the Year and Los Rivera Destino's "Flor" featuring Benito Martinez won Video of the Year.

    Thalia, Pitbull and Alejandra Espinosa hosted the event which took place at the AmericanAirlines Arena in Miami.

    These Broadway musicals coming to the Orpheum Theatre in Phoenix in 2020-21

    Posted: 21 Feb 2020 05:31 AM PST

    A modern favorite and three timeless classics highlight the Broadway at the Orpheum Theatre schedule for the 2020-21 season.

    The holiday-themed “White Christmas” opens the season on Nov. 18. Meanwhile the rest of the schedule features the Tony award winning “South Pacific” in addition to a couple of relative newcomers to the Broadway stage.

    Season tickets for all four shows start at $165. Season ticket holders get free parking, lost ticket insurance and dining discounts. Single-show tickets also are available.

    "Irving Berlin’s White Christmas": Nov. 18-22. You probably know the title song by heart, so why not start the holiday season with the tunes of Irving Berlin? This musical tells the story of a song-and-dance team who put on a show at a Vermont inn while falling in love along the way.

    "South Pacific": Jan. 8-10, 2021. Have an enchanted evening at this award-winning musical. The story is set on a tropical island during World War II and features Rodgers and Hammerstein favorites such as “Some Enchanted Evening” and “I’m Gonna Wash That Man Right Outa My Hair.”

    “An Officer and a Gentleman": Feb. 12-14, 2021. The Academy Award-winning movie is the basis for this musical production, the story of a loner who learns to trust others and triumph over adversity on his way to becoming a Navy officer.

    “Waitress": April 9-11, 2021. This story of a mother, waitress and expert baker will have you craving a slice of pie. Jenna is a waitress who dreams of a life beyond her small town and loveless marriage. Can she find the courage to start over?

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    Fendi: Autumn/Winter 2020/21 show in Milan (with interviews)

    Posted: 21 Feb 2020 05:17 AM PST

    Paris Mode TV (AFP)

    Duration: 02:10 13 hrs ago






    A boudoir spirit for a new contemporary elegance at Fendi, around a wardrobe that plays on duality, between softness and strength. Interviews with Silvia Venturini Fendi and Serge Brunschwig.

    More From Paris Mode TV (AFP)

    MAP: More than 100 St. Louis fish fries for 2020

    Posted: 21 Feb 2020 05:08 AM PST

    Churches, VFW halls, American Legion posts and other places fry up untold tons of fish every Friday between Ash Wednesday and, in some cases, Good Friday. There are even a few spots where you can get fried fish year-round. Use the map below to find one near you.

    Reports: Intelligence official warned lawmakers that Russia was interfering in 2020 to help Trump

    Posted: 21 Feb 2020 04:55 AM PST

    Russia interfered in the 2016 presidential election and helped Donald Trump win. We look back at history and ask: Will they do it again? USA TODAY

    WASHINGTON â€" Election intelligence officials warned lawmakers that Russia was interfering in the 2020 campaign with a goal of getting President Donald Trump re-elected, according to several media reports. 

    First reported by the New York Times, the February 13 briefing led to Trump reprimanding Acting Director of National Intelligence Joseph Maguire, and accused him of being disloyal after aide Shelby Pierson told lawmakers aggressive Russian actors were continuing election-intrusion from 2016.

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    Trump was reportedly especially displeased that House Intelligence Chairman, Adam Schiff, D-Calif., was included in the briefing, for fear that the congressman would try to use it to undermine the president during his re-election,according to the New York Times. 

    Schiff led the impeachment proceedings against Trump. 

    Pierson addressed Russia's overall efforts, including weaponizing social media, hacking, and diminishing election infrastructures, according to reports. She was not well perceived by House lawmakers who are loyal to Trump, according to CNN. 

    Maguire is now set to step down as acting DNI. Trump announced this week that he would be replaced by Richard Grenell, who as ambassador to Germany has been among the most outspoken supporters of the president within the U.S. diplomatic corps. 

    Trump said he will name Grenell tas his acting intel chief, a key job that has been without a permanent, Senate-confirmed appointee for six months. 

    Russia interfered in the 2016 election in an attempt to boost Trump to victory. The interference led to Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation. 

    More: Intelligence employee pleads guilty to leaking classified info to journalists

    Mueller told lawmakers after the two-year investigation that the Russian government had sought to meddle in the 2016 election in a dramatic fashion, and that it did so with an eye toward benefiting Trump. He said Trump's campaign welcomed, even praised, that assistance, and while he said investigators did not gather sufficient evidence to prove a conspiracy, "problematic is an understatement" to describe some of Trump's conduct. 

    Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer tweeted, "Republicans keep blocking election security bills in the Senate, and now we know why: They’d rather let Putin win than stand up to President Trump." 

    Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren, who is running for the Democratic nomination, said that "Trump is shredding the rule of lawâ€"and the integrity of our democracy."

    Contributing: Courtney Subramanian, John Fritze, Michael Collins, David Jackson, Kristine Phillips, Kevin Johnson -USA TODAY

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    Moschino: Autumn/Winter 2020/21 show in Milan

    Posted: 21 Feb 2020 04:35 AM PST

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    XFL TV Schedule 2020: Time, channel for every Week 3 game | Live streams, watch XFL football online

    Posted: 21 Feb 2020 03:06 AM PST

    The inaugural season of the XFL continues with Week 3, which begins on Saturday, February 22, 2020 (2/22/20) when the Houston Roughnecks take on the Tampa Bay Vipers at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida.

    Here is the schedule for Week 3 of the 2020 XFL season:

    Game 1: Houston Roughnecks (2-0) vs. Tampa Bay Vipers (0-2)

    When: Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020

    Where: Raymond James Stadium

    Time: 2 p.m. ET

    TV: ABC

    Channel finder: Verizon Fios, AT&T U-verse, Comcast Xfinity, Spectrum/Charter, Optimum/Altice, Cox, DIRECTV, Dish, Hulu, fuboTV, Sling.

    Live stream: Hulu, Sling

    Hulu offers a one-week free trial on its Live TV package. To sign up, go here and click the Hulu logo in the top-left corner, select Start Your Free Trial, and choose Hulu + Live TV.


    Game 2: Dallas Renegades (1-1) vs. Seattle Dragons (1-1)

    When: Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020

    Where: CenturyLink Field

    Time: 5 p.m. ET

    TV: FOX

    Channel finder: Verizon Fios, AT&T U-verse, Comcast Xfinity, Spectrum/Charter, Optimum/Altice, Cox, DIRECTV, Dish, Hulu, fuboTV, Sling.

    Live stream: fuboTV (free trial), Hulu, Sling

    Hulu offers a one-week free trial on its Live TV package. To sign up, go here and click the Hulu logo in the top-left corner, select Start Your Free Trial, and choose Hulu + Live TV.


    Game 3: New York Guardians (1-1) vs. St. Louis BattleHawks (1-1)

    When: Sunday, Feb. 23, 2020

    Where: The Dome

    Time: 3 p.m. ET

    TV: ESPN

    Channel finder: Verizon Fios, AT&T U-verse, Comcast Xfinity, Spectrum/Charter, Optimum/Altice, Cox, DIRECTV, Dish, Hulu, fuboTV, Sling.

    Live stream: Hulu, Sling

    Hulu offers a one-week free trial on its Live TV package. To sign up, go here and click the Hulu logo in the top-left corner, select Start Your Free Trial, and choose Hulu + Live TV.


    Game 4: DC Defenders (2-0) vs. LA Wildcats (0-2)

    When: Sunday, Feb. 9, 2020

    Where: Dignity Health Sports Park

    Time: 6 p.m. ET

    TV: Fox Sports 1

    Channel finder: Verizon Fios, AT&T U-verse, Comcast Xfinity, Spectrum/Charter, Optimum/Altice, Cox, DIRECTV, Dish, Hulu, fuboTV, Sling.

    Live stream: fuboTV (free trial), Hulu, Sling

    Hulu offers a one-week free trial on its Live TV package. To sign up, go here and click the Hulu logo in the top-left corner, select Start Your Free Trial, and choose Hulu + Live TV.

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    Nevada Caucuses 2020: Live Results And Analysis

    Posted: 21 Feb 2020 02:21 AM PST

    Live: Nevada Caucuses Enlarge this image Caroline Amenabar/NPR

    The Democratic presidential primary is heading west for the third contest in the 2020 race. Nevada Democrats are hoping their caucuses avoid similar problems that plagued Iowa earlier this month.

    Follow NPR's coverage for the latest updates, analysis and results as the caucuses get underway.


    Vitol CEO on 2020 Outlook, Coronavirus Impact, Market Recovery, LNG Demand

    Posted: 21 Feb 2020 02:19 AM PST

    [Unfortunately the link has been deleted]Russell Hardy, chief executive officer at Vitol Group, discusses his 2020 outlook, the impact of the coronavirus on the oil market, how he sees the market rebalancing and why the demand for liquefied ...