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che taylor inquest postponed because of inclement weather


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six more games postponed because of inclement weather


six more major league baseball games were wiped out sunday, running this season's total number of postponements to 21 in only 2 1/2 weeks. it's baseball's highest number through the end of april since it had 26 in 2007, and there are still a couple weeks to go this month.the last time six games were wiped out in a single day was sept. 12, 2008, and that situation was partly caused by hurricane ike battering the gulf coast. there was more dicey weather in the forecast for monday, and boston postponed its annual patriots' day game for the first time since 1984.advertisement"if it was up to me, no one would play north of atlanta or east of colorado in the first few weeks, but that's not going to happen," braves reliever peter moylan said.aaron judge and the yankees were set to play a doublehe






colorado state track meet postponed thursday due to inclement weather


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tigers, pirates postponed for 2nd time in series


detroit — the pirates-tigers game scheduled for saturday afternoon has been postponed because of inclement weather moving into the area. the game will be played as part of a split doubleheader on easter sunday.the first game is scheduled for 1:10 p.m. edt, with the makeup game at 6:10 p.m.the opening day game between detroit and pittsburgh on thursday also was postponed because of rain and played friday.michael fulmer, saturday's scheduled starter for the tigers, is expected to face pittsburgh's trevor williams in sunday's early game. detroit's starter for game 2 is to be announced. the pirates are expected to pitch right-hander chad kuhl.






snow day: mariners game on sunday vs. the twins postponed


with snow in the forecast sunday, the mariners and twins postponed their series finale sunday and will make it up on a shared offday in may.minneapolis — with heavy snow forecasted to fall around the time of first pitch of the series finale, the minnesota twins elected to postponed the game because of “inclement weather” until a later date.after playing having the coldest starting first pitch in franchise history of 27 degrees on saturday, the temps were expected to be warmer on sunday. but the heavy snow was going to be a problem.the first common open day between the two teams where they could possible make up the game seems to be monday, may 14. both teams have an offday and the mariners would be in detroit on that sunday.






snowy: last 3 games of white sox-twins series postponed


minneapolis — the weather wound up taking three of four at target field this weekend.several hours after saturday's game between the chicago white sox and minnesota was postponed, the twins said sunday's game wouldn't take place, either.this marks the first time in the nine-year history of target field that three straight games have been called off. friday night's game was postponed because of rain.minnesota won 4-0 thursday, a game where joe mauer recorded his 2,000th career hit.four of the first 10 twins' home games, including last sunday with seattle, were postponed due to wintry weather."it's been a different start," minnesota manager paul molitor said friday. "you're always going to have weather, but this time it's been extreme. ... i think we're all looking forward to the day we can






astros-yankees game postponed; doubleheader on sunday


new york — the houston astros game at the new york yankees on saturday has been postponed because of inclement weather.the teams will play a doubleheader on sunday, when the yankees will honor derek jeter before the second game. the rescheduled game will begin at 2:05 p.m. et. the second game will start at 7:35 p.m.only tickets for sunday will be valid for the doubleheader.the yankees will retire jeter's no. 2 uniform in a ceremony scheduled for 6:35 p.m. they'll also unveil a plaque of the shortstop in monument park.a 14-time all-star, jeter played his entire 20-year career with the yankees and was a key contributor to five world series championships.drafted sixth overall by new york in 1992, jeter retired after the 2014 season at age 40 with a .310 career batting average over 2,747 regul






astros-yankees game postponed; doubleheader on sunday


new york — the houston astros game at the new york yankees on saturday has been postponed because of inclement weather.the teams will play a doubleheader on sunday, when the yankees will honor derek jeter before the second game. the rescheduled game will begin at 2:05 p.m. et. the second game will start at 7:35 p.m.only tickets for sunday will be valid for the doubleheader.the yankees will retire jeter's no. 2 uniform in a ceremony scheduled for 6:35 p.m. they'll also unveil a plaque of the shortstop in monument park.a 14-time all-star, jeter played his entire 20-year career with the yankees and was a key contributor to five world series championships.drafted sixth overall by new york in 1992, jeter retired after the 2014 season at age 40 with a .310 career batting average over 2,747 regul






yankees’ home opener vs. rays postponed because of snow


the yankees’ home opener against the tampa bay rays scheduled for monday afternoon has been postponed because of inclement weather, the team announced just after 9 a.m. the game will be made up at 4:05 p.m. tuesday, which was originally a scheduled off day for the yankees. rain is in the forecast for tuesday, and according to weather.com, there is a 95-percent chance of rain in the 4 p.m. hour.gates will open to ticketed fans at 2 p.m. tuesday with pregame ceremonies scheduled for about 3:30 p.m.fans with paid tickets for monday’s game can use them tuesday or exchange them for any regular season game at yankee stadium during the 2018 season.fans with complimentary tickets for monday’s game must use them for tuesday’s makeup game.the yankees are 2-2 after splitting their season-opening seri






inclement weather suspends practice rounds at the masters


augusta, georgia — practice rounds for the masters have been suspended due to an approaching weather system that is predicted to bring strong storms and possible tornadoes to the area.officials shut down the course about 10 a.m. wednesday. patrons were evacuated because of the storm.wednesday is the final day competitors can work on their games before the tournament starts thursday. the weather also cast doubt about one of the more popular events of the week, the masters par-3 event. competitors typically bring family members to caddy or watch and the crowds on hand enjoy taking part.






northwestern joins michigan and wisconsin in canceling saturday spring football


michigan fans might not get to see mississippi transfer shea patterson this fall. and they definitely won’t get to watch him fire passes saturday.the wolverines have canceled their saturday spring game, citing weather concerns. wisconsin and iowa state have as well, wary of nasty weather expected to blow through the midwest.“one hundred percent chance of thunderstorms,” michigan coach jim harbaugh said. “so in the best interests of everybody — the fans, players and staff working the games — it’s the best and right thing to do.”northwestern followed suit wednesday, canceling its planned 9:45 a.m. practice at ryan field followed by a youth skills clinic at 11:45 a.m.“saturday's open practice and youth clinic have been canceled due to expected inclement weather,” read a tweet from the school’






2 storms to drop anywhere from a trace to 8" of snow this week


significant snow could fall in the twin cities metro area later this week. or across southern minnesota. or maybe not.what forecasters can say with 100 percent certainty is that some places will get clobbered with a healthy dumping of snow, and that all minnesotans will be shivering come christmas day as the mercury will struggle to move above zero."it's waffling back and forth," national weather service meteorologist jim taggart said of the pending storm, noting the storm track easily could shift a bit farther north or south. "it will have a major impact somewhere."with anywhere from a dusting to a snow-shoveling 4 to 6 inches on tap for thursday's winter solstice, the forecast is tailor-made to raise anxiety levels of holiday travelers trying to time their getaway to miss inclement weath






white sox's play as cold as the weather in 6-1 loss to tigers


growing up near cincinnati, white sox center fielder adam engel knows what it’s like to play in subarctic conditions.but before saturday’s 6-1 loss to the tigers on a 32-degree afternoon on the south side, engel admitted he really has no advantage over teammates from warm-weather states or countries.“cold is cold,” engel said. “people say, ‘you’re from here, so you’re used to it.’ i don’t know if you ever get used to it. you definitely learn how to play through it. i think a lot of the guys who have played in chicago have a pretty good idea of how.”if they don’t, they’re going to be in trouble for the next few days.frigid temperatures are here to stay awhile, and everyone is going to have to deal with it.baseball doesn’t have to play games in weather more conducive to penguins than pitcher






white sox-twins game postponed due to impending snowstorm


the twins have postponed friday night’s game against the white sox at target field due to a forecast of rain, snow and cold.the final two games of the four-game series saturday and sunday are also in question due to a storm set to hit minneapolis on friday night. some forecasts predict up to a foot of snow to fall by saturday night.the twins topped the sox 4-0 in the chilly but dry opener on thursday.“we still have to get some work (even with postponements),” sox manager rick renteria said thursday. “we might try to work in the cages, get some pens done in the cages. we’ll do what we can, whatever the weather permits us to do, and then just adjust, just keep going.”sox right-hander reynaldo lopez was scheduled to take the mound friday. the twins hadn’t announced who they planned to start a






weather becomes the third opponent in white sox-twins weekend series


wearing a sleeveless shirt, shorts and a winter hat, jose abreu dashed out of the visitors’ dugout for a few seconds friday at target field to have his photo taken.a few other white sox players stood at the dugout’s edge and snapped their own pictures as small balls of hail fell around them.that was as far as the sox’s outing extended as the twins postponed friday night’s game because of a forecast for rain, snow and cold.the final two games of the four-game series saturday and sunday are also in question because of a snowstorm set to hit minneapolis on friday night. some forecasts predicted up to a foot of snow by saturday night.“it's really difficult to get used to this weather,” abreu said friday through a sox interpreter. “all the people who are involved in this business are trying to






friday’s scoreboard – the mercury news


fridayeast bay athletic leagueamador valley 24, dublin 3.california 49, dougherty valley 7san ramon valley 49, livermore 7granada 27, monte vista 24nonleaguede la salle 42, foothill 0clayton valley 40, stellar prep 0south bay/peninsulafridaybval mt. hamiltonall games rescheduled for nov. 9lincoln at live oakoak grove at leighpiedmont hills at pioneersanta teresa at westmontbval santa teresaall games rescheduled for nov. 9branham at lelandindependence at del marsan jose at willow glensilver creek at gundersonbval west valleyall games rescheduled for nov. 9lick at yerba buenamt. pleasant at prospectoverfelt at hillscval de anzalos altos vs. saratoga at foothill college, postponed, nov. 11-12los gatos at homestead, postponed, nov. 11-12palo alto at wilcox, postponed, nov. 11-12scval el camino






temporary repairs made to stillwater lift bridge


stillwater, minn. — temporary repairs have been made to a historic lift bridge connecting minnesota and wisconsin.the minnesota department of transportation says the stillwater lift bridge is open to commuters wednesday morning. the bridge over the st. croix river had been stuck in the up position after an electrical meter socket that monitors power usage failed tuesday.crews worked overnight to make repairs.the bridge will close again at 10 p.m. wednesday to allow crews to make permanent repairs. it will remain closed until 6 a.m. thursday. in case of inclement weather, the permanent repairs will be postponed until thursday night.






california launch of new us weather satellite postponed


vandenberg air force base, calif. — officials have postponed the california launch of a new type of u.s. weather satellite intended to improve the accuracy of extended forecasts.a press release from vandenberg air force base says the planned launch was scrubbed early tuesday because of an unspecified issue and managers didn't have enough time to resolve it.the launch of the delta 2 rocket has been rescheduled for wednesday, at 1:47 a.m. pst.the rocket will carry the joint polar satellite system-1, the first of four advanced spacecraft for the national oceanic and atmospheric administration.operating in polar orbit, the satellite is designed to make global observations that will improve forecasts of severe weather three to seven days out.






shohei ohtani's start postponed after mlb first planned to play through 30-


shohei ohtani's third career start was postponed less than a half hour before first pitch        






weekend i-35e closing postponed because of rain


the planned weekend closing of southbound interstate 35e in the twin cities’ northeast metro area has been postponed because of the threat of rain, the minnesota department of transportation said thursday.mndot had planned to close the southbound roadway from friday night until early monday to repair joints in the highway’s concrete surface between the i-35 split in columbus and i-694 in vadnais heights. the joints allow the pavement to expand and contract with changing temperatures, preventing cracks. the northbound lanes were repaired last weekend.if the weather cooperates, the southbound lanes will close at 7 p.m. friday, oct. 27, and reopen by 5 a.m. monday, oct. 30.during next weekend’s closing, motorists will be detoured south on i-35w and then east on i-694.if next weekend’s forecas






rockies-twins game postponed by stormy weather


minneapolis — the game between the colorado rockies and minnesota twins scheduled for wednesday night has been postponed due to stormy weather.dark clouds rolled in right around the scheduled first pitch and heavy rains, wind and lightning pelted target field for the next hour before officials called the game. it will be made up as part of a day-night doubleheader on thursday.it's already the fourth postponement for the twins this season. the rockies have now had two postponements.it means that an intriguing matchup between twins right-hander ervin santana and rockies righty german marquez will have to wait for another day.






california launch of new us weather satellite postponed


vandenberg air force base, calif. (ap) — officials have postponed the california launch of a new type of u.s. weather satellite intended to improve the accuracy of extended forecasts.a press release from vandenberg air force base says the planned launch was scrubbed early tuesday because of an unspecified issue and managers didn’t have enough time to resolve it.the launch of the delta 2 rocket has been rescheduled for wednesday, at 1:47 a.m. pst.the rocket will carry the joint polar satellite system-1, the first of four advanced spacecraft for the national oceanic and atmospheric administration.most read storiesunlimited digital access. $1 for 4 weeksoperating in polar orbit, the satellite is designed to make global observations that will improve forecasts of severe weather three to seven






yankees' home opener against rays postponed because of snow


new york — aaron boone woke up before heading to the ballpark for his first home opener as new york yankees manager and peeked outside the window."huh," he recalled saying to himself. "it really is 100 percent chance of snow at 7 a.m."two hours later, the yankees postponed monday's game against the tampa bay rays and rescheduled it for 4:05 p.m. tuesday.no. 5 starter jordan montgomery remains the scheduled pitcher for the yankees. the rays will shift to ace chris archer in place of austin pruitt, who won thursday's opener in relief.new york lost its final two games of an opening series at toronto for a four-game split. tampa bay lost the final three games of its opening series at home against boston.new york's opener against houston at yankee stadium two years ago was postponed because of






former trump campaign chief faces arraignment in virginia


alexandria, va. — president donald trump's former campaign chairman is scheduled for arraignment in a northern virginia courthouse on charges including tax evasion and bank fraud.the grand jury indictment in the washington suburb of alexandria, virginia, accuses paul manafort of hiding from the internal revenue service tens of millions of dollars he earned advising pro-russia politicians in ukraine.the charges are part of special counsel robert mueller's investigation into russian efforts to influence u.s. elections.most of the charges against manafort had been filed in the district of columbia. but prosecutors say they were required to bring these charges to virginia because they lacked venue in the nation's capital.thursday's appearance comes after an arraignment scheduled for last week






driver of stolen car crashes head-on into another vehicle, leaving two dead


the pursuit was called off because of the high speed and inclement weather about 12:45 a.m., but soon after, the stolen vehicle drove into oncoming traffic and smashed into a compact car, tingley said.






baseball: rain could disrupt league games this week


rain is projected this week in southern california beginning tuesday, and that's going to disrupt baseball and softball games.several teams have already switched games to today, such as the alemany-loyola baseball game at alemany in an attempt to beat the rain.harvard-westlake is scheduled to play chaminade tuesday, wednesday and friday.if any games get postponed, harvard-westlake coach jared halpert said he will look for dry days through saturday. or games postponed would have to be moved to next week, forcing chaminade and harvard-westlake to play four games in a week.for the latest on high school sports, follow @latsondheimer on twitter






snow forces nascar to postpone cup race at martinsville


martinsville, va. — the nascar cup series race at martinsville speedway has been postponed until monday because of inclement weather.rain and light snow started falling saturday afternoon and continued into the night, creating dangerous driving conditions on nearby roads and leaving little chance of getting the track cleared and dry enough to race sunday.cup series driver darrell "bubba" wallace jr. tweeted a picture of the track late saturday and later thanked fellow driver ricky stenhouse jr. for clearing snow off the satellite dish atop his motorhome.there was no qualifying session for the cup series because of a wintry mix that moved through the virginia area and halted the truck series race after just 23 laps saturday.the truck series race will resume at 11 a.m. monday, followed by th






despite ian happ's struggles, cubs manager joe maddon sticking with him in leado


manager joe maddon was fully committed to using kyle schwarber as the cubs’ primary leadoff hitter through the first month of 2017, and he isn’t about to give up on ian happ in that role after only nine games.“you’ve got to give a guy a chance,” maddon said of happ, who is batting .174 with a .240 on-base percentage and 14 strikeouts in 23 at-bats in the leadoff spot. “you don’t want to jump to conclusions too quickly. so we’ll just continue to work through it.”happ was scheduled to lead off monday before the home opener was postponed because of inclement weather.“i want to show some confidence in him right now,” maddon said. “what’s going on is a little abnormal. we’ve seen him in the past swing and miss, but he’s a streaky guy. and i think once he gets a feel for it, he hits the ball ver






second straight white sox-twins game postponed due to snow


white sox players had more fun with the weather saturday, posting videos on social media around snow-covered minneapolis and target field.but baseball is still nowhere in sight.the twins postponed their second straight game against the sox on saturday morning because of a snowstorm that began friday night and was expected to last at least 24 hours.the twins and sox didn’t play friday, either, because of rain and snow, and sunday’s game is in jeopardy, depending on how much snow falls and when the storm ends. the teams opened the series thursday with a chilly-but-dry 4-0 twins victory.three of the sox’s first 15 scheduled games have been postponed.“it’s incredible that we are talking about snow in the middle of april,” sox manager rick renteria said friday. “there’s so much baseball left an






no game today: wintry weather, plenty of mlb postponements


chicago — april showers — and snow, sleet and wind — are wreaking havoc on major league baseball.no ohtani in kansas city. no judge in detroit. one less off day for a couple more teams this summer.six more games were wiped out sunday, running baseball's total number of postponements to 21 just 2 1/2 weeks into the season. it's baseball's highest number through the end of april since it had 26 in 2007, and there are still a couple weeks to go this month.the last time six games were postponed in a single day was sept. 12, 2008, and that situation was partly caused by hurricane ike battering the gulf coast. there was more dicey weather in the forecast for monday, and boston postponed its annual patriots' day game for the first time since 1984."if it was up to me, no one would play north of at






no game today: wintry weather, plenty of mlb postponements


chicago — april showers — and snow, sleet and wind — are wreaking havoc on major league baseball.no ohtani in kansas city. no judge in detroit. one less off day for a couple more teams this summer.six more games were wiped out sunday, running baseball's total number of postponements to 21 just 2 1/2 weeks into the season. it's baseball's highest number through the end of april since it had 26 in 2007, and there are still a couple weeks to go this month.the last time six games were wiped out in a single day was sept. 12, 2008, and that situation was partly caused by hurricane ike battering the gulf coast. there was more dicey weather in the forecast for monday, and boston postponed its annual patriots' day game for the first time since 1984."if it was up to me, no one would play north of at






nlds game 4 being delayed by threat of inclement weather


chicago — the start of game 4 of the nl division series between the washington nationals and chicago cubs is being delayed by a band of showers near wrigley field.the cubs and nationals took batting practice and the grounds crew got the field ready before bringing out the tarp. the rain had not yet come in, but there were showers in the forecast for the rest of tuesday.chicago has a 2-1 lead in the best-of-five series after monday's 2-1 victory at wrigley field.if the game is postponed, cubs manager joe maddon said the team will stay with jake arrieta for their starting pitcher. nationals manager dusty baker left open the possibility of using game 1 starter stephen strasburg instead of tanner roark on wednesday, when more rain is in the forecast early in the day.the winner of the nlds take






reception for opening of ny wwii exhibit reset for march 27


albany, n.y. (ap) — the opening reception for an albany exhibit honoring the “harlem hellfighters” of world war i fame has been rescheduled for later this month.new york state officials say the free event will be held the evening of march 27 at the vietnam memorial gallery located in the robert abrams justice building at the empire state plaza. the opening originally scheduled for feb. 7 had to be postponed because of inclement weather.the exhibit titled “their glory can never fade” tells the story of the 369th infantry regiment, an african-american unit that was part of the new york national guard when the u.s. entered the war in 1917.artifacts and documents on display chronicle the regiment’s european battlefield exploits, which led the germans to nickname their black american foes the “






st. paul mayor postpones state of our city summit due to inclement weather


st. paul mayor melvin carter’s “state of our city summit” has been postponed, in anticipation of the snowstorm expected to slam the twin cities this weekend.the event, the mayor’s first state of the city, was scheduled from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at johnson senior high school in st. paul. a new date has not yet been announced.“it is our desire to host a powerful, welcoming and energizing event to promote community and create a shared vision for saint paul,” the mayor’s office said in a mass email friday afternoon. “unfortunately, the forecasted weather presents too many variables and risks to proceed as originally planned.”unlike a typical state of the city address, the event was going to include time for attendees to discuss and offer feedback after carter’s speech. community panel discussions






royals-yankees game postponed, rescheduled for sept. 25


new york (ap) — masahiro tanaka gets extra rest, and the kansas city royals get to stay on schedule.the game between the royals and new york yankees was postponed by rain thursday, with the announcement coming on a wet morning in new york city about five hours before the teams were supposed to play the finale of a four-game series. the local forecast called for inclement weather much of the day.instead, the game will be made up at yankee stadium on sept. 25, previously an off day for both teams. a start time had not been determined.tanaka was initially lined up to pitch thursday for new york. the ace right-hander has given up 14 runs and seven homers over 4 2/3 innings in his last two outings. he is 5-3 with a 6.56 era in nine starts this year.most read storiesunlimited digital access. $1






royals-yankees game postponed, rescheduled for sept. 25


new york (ap) — masahiro tanaka gets extra rest, and the kansas city royals get to stay on schedule.the game between the royals and new york yankees was postponed by rain thursday, with the announcement coming on a wet morning in new york city about five hours before the teams were supposed to play the finale of a four-game series. the local forecast called for inclement weather much of the day.instead, the game will be made up at yankee stadium on sept. 25, previously an off day for both teams. a start time had not been determined.tanaka was initially lined up to pitch thursday for new york. the ace right-hander has given up 14 runs and seven homers over 4 2/3 innings in his last two outings. he is 5-3 with a 6.56 era in nine starts this year.most read storiesunlimited digital access. $1






jayhawks’ bragg charged in drug possession case


lawrence, kan. (ap) — kansas forward carlton bragg has been charged with possession of drug pa hernalia and remained suspended indefinitely monday from the third-ranked jayhawks.lawrence municipal court administrator vicki stanwix confirmed that bragg was given a notice to appear in court after police said they found two gl smoking devices with residue inside. the pa hernalia was found last month while university police were investigating a reported at mccarthy hall, which houses the basketball team on pus.the drug case is not related to the alleged case at the housing complex, which is located next door to allen fieldhouse. five of self’s players are listed as witnesses on the police report in the ault case, which involves a 16-year-old . coach bill self has said “we’ve been given zero in