For the first time this season, Nikola Jokic finally heard them. The MVP chants rained down from the first fans allowed in Ball Arena all season. The crowd, made up of mostly frontline workers, got treated to a 104-95 win Tuesday night over Philadelphia that got a lot closer than it needed to. Now 29-18, the Nuggets are tied for an NBA-best 12-3 in their last 15 games. They’ll face the Clippers in Los Angeles on Thursday. Up big to start the fourth quarter, the 76ers had cut the lead to 13 with 8:31 left. It got as close as six later in the fourth but with too little time left to seriously jeopardize the win. “To get the win is terrific,” said Nuggets coach Michael Malone. “… But I’m getting tired of watching us build big leads, play the right way, and then just for some reason, relax, come up for air, and allow that game to become a lot more interesting than it should’ve. … We have to somehow develop a killer instinct.” Denver only unofficially sealed it once Jamal Murray … [Read more...] about Jamal Murray, Nuggets treat fans to 104-95 win over 76ers
Philadelphia sports fans back in stands
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — The Phillies took the field at Citizens Bank Park for practice on Wednesday. Tomorrow is the real deal! It will be the first time in more than a year that fans will be able to be in the seats to watch the games. And for things to get to this point, it’s taken a lot of planning and work by the city for fans in the stands to be possible. READ MORE: Pennsylvania To Make All Adults COVID-19 Vaccine Eligible By April 19 Sports Director Don Bell went one-on-one with the man in charge of it all — Mayor Jim Kenney. The opening day experience is hard to take for granted given where we were in March of 2020. Excited fans will be in the stands and Kenney will be one of them. Eyewitness News caught up with him to talk about opening day and beyond. Bell: The weather is getting nicer, people are getting a little frisky and the number of COVID cases are on the rise. If this trend continues, is it possible we could lose the privilege to visit the ballpark? READ … [Read more...] about Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney Hoping For Full Capacity At Citizens Bank Park ‘Before The End Of The Summer’
Great to see ya, Buster Posey. Been a while, Tony La Russa. Good luck, Madison Bumgarner and every other National League pitcher toting a bat. From Comerica Park to Coors Field to the Coliseum, Major League Baseball is set to roll out a big welcome mat Thursday. Most of all, this opening day, it’ll be for the fans. When Gerrit Cole throws the first pitch of the season — weather permitting — nearly 11,000 people could be in the stands at Yankee Stadium. Sitting in socially distanced seats and wearing masks, inside a park that will continue to operate as a mass coronavirus vaccination site. Far from normal. But after a year in which fans weren’t permitted at any regular-season game because of COVID-19 protocols, no longer will “Take Me Out to the Ball Game” strangely echo around empty ballparks during the seventh-inning stretch. “That’s how it’s supposed to be, I think,” said Bumgarner, ready to start for the Arizona Diamondbacks against Fernando Tatis Jr., Manny Machado … [Read more...] about Welcome back, fans! MLB openers bring Juan Soto, Fernando Tatis Jr. and crowds.
(CNN) After an abbreviated 2020 season that is now a blur, Major League Baseball returns Thursday with all 30 teams in action before actual human spectators for a six-month, 162-game trudge to the postseason. Fingers crossed. Before a single pitch was thrown, the Washington Nationals announced they will be down five players for their home opener against the New York Mets. One unnamed player tested positive for Covid-19 and four teammates and a staff member must quarantine after they were identified as having close contact with the player, Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo said Wednesday. "We're ready for the long haul," he said. "This is just a small blip on our radar screen." Read More The coronavirus pandemic led to an unprecedented sports shutdown last spring . MLB canceled spring training and delayed the regular season. When the national pastime returned in July, it felt unfamiliar. A slew of health and safety protocols were put in place. Cardboard … [Read more...] about Major League Baseball is back with a 162-game schedule and actual humans in the stands
close Video Fox News Flash top headlines for April 11 Fox News Flash top headlines are here. Check out what's clicking on Foxnews.com. T.J. Oshie scored one of his two goals in Washington's three-goal first-period and former Bruins defenseman Zdeno Chara played his first game in front of Boston’s fans in the Capitals ’ 8-1 victory Sunday night. Conor Sheary and Lars Eller each also scored twice, and Tom Wilson and Nic Dowd each had one of the season-high goals scored by the Capitals in their first victory in regulation against Boston this season. The Bruins had gotten at least a point in the clubs’ five previous meetings (3-0-2). Rookie Vitek Vanecek stopped 34 shots, but lost a chance for his second shutout when Craig Smith scored a power-play goal 3 minutes into the third. "I definitely think it's important to get that playoff feel moving forward," Sheary said. "We want to play these important games this time of year. You don't want to … [Read more...] about Caps roll 8-1 in Chara’s 1st game in front of Bruins fans