Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports
Truett’s Chick-fli-A, 264 Shorter Ave., 6 a.m.-10 p.m. Drive-through and Door Dash.
Mount Berry Mall, 11 a.m.-8:30 p.m. (curbside, carryout, Door Dash). Shipping Container, 6 a.m.-10 p.m. All Monday-Saturday.
Atlanta Braves set to play first home game tonight vs. Rays, 7:10 start.
- Latest results: Braves fall, 5-2, to Rays. Kyle Wright was on fire for 2 frames, but gave up 5 runs in the 3rd. He held himself accountable: “Figure it out.”
- Today: Home vs Rays, 7:10 p.m.; Thursday, same time and team. Mets at Braves Friday through Monday; 7:10 p.m. games except Sunday at 1:10 p.m.
- 2020 Schedule / TV Braves
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Marlins on the shelf through Sunday because of virus; what’s next. The following is from Major League Baseball:
Major League Baseball announced Tuesday that all games on the Miami Marlins’ schedule have been postponed through Sunday (BAL @ MIA tonight, MIA @ BAL Wednesday and Thursday, and WSH @ MIA Friday through Sunday). Given the current circumstances, MLB believes that it is most prudent to allow the Marlins time to focus on providing care for their players and planning their baseball operations for a resumption early next week.
In addition, out of an abundance of caution, the remainder of the home-and-home series between the Philadelphia Phillies and the New York Yankees has been postponed (NYY @ PHI tonight, and PHI @ NYY Wednesday and Thursday). As a result of these postponements, the Yankees will now play the Baltimore Orioles at Camden Yards on Wednesday and Thursday in order to create more scheduling flexibility later in the season. Additional rescheduling during the week of August 3rd will be announced later this week.
The health and safety protocols were designed with a challenging circumstance like the one facing the Marlins in mind. The response outlined in the joint MLB-MLBPA Operations Manual was triggered immediately upon learning of the cluster of positive cases, including contact tracing and the quarantining and testing of all of the identified close contacts. The Marlins’ personnel who tested positive remain in isolation and are receiving care.
In over 6,400 tests conducted since Friday, July 24th, there have been no new positives of on-field personnel from any of the other 29 Clubs. This outcome is in line with encouraging overall data since the June 27th start of testing. Through last Thursday, July 23rd, 99 of the 32,640 samples – 0.3% – had been positive.
The difficult circumstances of one Club reinforce the vital need to be diligent with the protocols in all ways, both on and off the field. We will continue to bolster our protocols and make any necessary adjustments. The realities of the virus still loom large, and we must operate with that in mind every day. We are confident that Clubs and players will act appropriately, for themselves and for others, and the data provides reason to believe that the protocols can work effectively.
The Atlanta Falcons announced Tuesday that rookie safety Jaylinn Hawkins has been placed on the team’s reserve/COVID-19 list. Because of league policy pertaining to COVID-19, NFL teams are only allowed to comment on a player’s roster status and may not disclose whether or not a player is in quarantine or tested positive.
A five-day initial testing phase began for rookies on July 21, and they have been undergoing daily tests as part of the NFL’s COVID-19 testing protocol. Atlanta’s veterans began their five-day initial testing phase Tuesday morning.
Hawkins was selected by the Falcons in the fourth round of the 2020 NFL Draft. He is expected to add depth to a Falcons safety unit that has dealt with some impactful injuries during the previous two seasons, and he has the type of ball-hawking reputation that Atlanta covets. During his final season at Cal, Hawkins recorded 56 tackles, 4.5 tackles for a loss, two sacks, two pass breakups and a team-high three interceptions. In his entire career, Hawkins totaled 158 tackles, 17 pass defenses, 10 interceptions, 9.5 tackles for a loss and three forced fumbles. — Media release.
The Berry College baseball team earned Team Academic Excellence honors from the American Baseball Coaches Association. Teams from every level of college and high school baseball were honored with this year’s award, which highlights programs coached by ABCA members that posted a GPA of 3.0 or above on a 4.0 scale for the entire 2019-20 academic year. Berry finished the shortened season 13-5 overall with a perfect 6-0 mark in conference play. The Vikings also posted an unbeaten 8-0 record on the road.
Congratulations to our Berry men’s golf team for earning GCAA All-Academic Team recognition for their efforts last season.
Rome Floyd Parks and Recreation registering for the fall sports season; early registration deadline is Aug. 14: Baseball, softball, t-ball, football, cheerleading and volleyball will all take place this fall and are currently registering for the season. Parents can take advantage of early-registration discounts if they sign their children up by Aug. 14t. Coaches and officials are also needed for several sports. For more: 706.291.0766, www.rfpra.com or visit our main office at 1 Shorter Ave.
HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL 2020
Formal practice starts Monday per GHSA. The first games are now set for Friday, Sept. 4.
- Armuchee at Towns County.
- Rome vs. Rockmart at Barron Stadium.
- Model at Sonoraville.
- Cartersville at Morrow.
- Cedartown at Carrollton.
- Gordon Central hosts Woodland.
- Trion: Open on Sept. 4 as of now.