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Tribune News Service

Sports Budget for Sunday, August 18, 2019

Updated at 8 a.m. EDT (1200 UTC)

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^Barnstorming, baseball and unlimited beer: Angie Mentink on her time with the Colorado Silver Bullets<

BBA-MARINERS-MENTINK-SPORTSPLUS:SE — Angie Mentink was already a trailblazer, so it's only fitting she played for the Silver Bullets, the professional women's baseball team that played around the country from 1994-97.

In high school, she played football, and in college, she helped start the Washington softball program, becoming the team's first big star.

But the dream for Mentink, known as Angie Marzetta as a Husky, was to play pro baseball. When the Colorado Silver Bullets started 25 years ago, her dream was obtainable.

1150 by Scott Hanson in Seattle. MOVED



^Tigers PA announcer staring down cancer with unshakable faith: 'I will be here Opening Day'<

BBA-TIGERS-ANNOUNCER:DE — What do you say to a person who has just been diagnosed with Stage 4 cancer?

On Wednesday afternoon, after Jay Allen told the remaining fans filing out of Comerica Park to travel safe and come back soon.

Allen, a couple weeks shy of his 60th birthday and just five months into a dream job as the Tigers' public address announcer at Comerica Park, has Stage 4 bile duct cancer. The disease, his doctors say, has already spread to other organs in his body. One doctor said the life expectancy is 12-to-18 months. Another said 18 months was extremely optimistic.

1400 by Anthony Fenech in Detroit. MOVED

Sunday's games

TNS expects coverage from the following games:

Baltimore at Boston, 1:05 p.m. EDT

Cleveland at NY Yankees, 1:05 p.m.

San Diego at Philadelphia, 1:05 p.m.

Seattle at Toronto, 1:07 p.m.

Detroit at Tampa Bay, 1:10 p.m.

St. Louis at Cincinnati, 1:10 p.m.

LA Dodgers at Atlanta, 1:20 p.m.

NY Mets at Kansas City, 2:15 p.m.

Minnesota at Texas, 3:05 p.m.

Miami at Colorado, 3:10 p.m.

Chicago White Sox at LA Angels, 4:07 p.m.

Houston at Oakland, 4:07 p.m.

San Francisco at Arizona, 4:10 p.m.

Chicago Cubs at Pittsburgh, 7 p.m.


^Dave Hyde: Can Dolphins really have a rebuilding narrative if Josh Rosen, 22, doesn't start?<

^FBN-HYDE-COLUMN:FL—<Ryan Fitzpatrick is a good guy, a pro's pro, a popular journeyman quarterback with a solid beard who can fire up a sideline by running over an opposing cornerback, as he did Friday night in Tampa.

So here's my issue with Fitzpatrick being announced to start the third game of the preseason and, by connect-the-dots extension, the Miami Dolphins regular season at quarterback:

— It says this season is more pointless than forecasted.

— It indicates that Josh Rosen has an even more outside shot of being The One.

— It also puts the Dolphins back to tracking Plan A of drafting a quarterback next spring.

750 by Dave Hyde. MOVED


^Pater Schmuck: Watching Ravens' Lamar Jackson take off with the football generates excitement and apprehension<

FBN-SCHMUCK-COLUMN:BZ — It only took future Hall of Famer Aaron Rodgers to validate the mixed feelings I experienced watching Lamar Jackson break away for that flashy, penalty-negated touchdown run in the Ravens' 26-13 preseason victory over the Green Bay Packers on Thursday night.

Rodgers met Jackson on the field after the game and wished him good luck during the coming season, then gave him a piece of very good advice.

800 by Peter Schmuck in Baltimore. MOVED



^Ira Winderman: Unique challenges already in place for Heat<

^BKN-WINDERMAN-COLUMN:FL—<Yes, it's 41 at home and 41 on the road, just like everyone else.

But no two NBA schedules are the same, because no two teams arrive to the season in the same place or from the same place.

A look at 15 uniquely meaningful games from the Miami Heat 2019-20 regular-season schedule released this past week.

900 by Ira Winderman. MOVED



^Jane McManus: Should USWNT break away from US Soccer? Billie Jean King says yes<

^SOC-MCMANUS-COLUMN:NY—<We've been here before. It was the early 1970s and Billie Jean King was trying to convince the tennis power brokers to pay women equally for their matches. Nine players made a pact to stick together on the issue and signed a $1 contract, and King made her case to the tennis authorities.

"I told them we weren't coming back," King told the Daily News in a phone interview.

It's a well-established fact in the workplace. Sometimes, in order to get the pay you deserve, you have to leave the company that won't give it to you.

1100 by Jane McManus. MOVED


^Sideline Chatter: Triathletes also used hands to express opinion on disqualification<

^SIDELINECHATTER:SE—<And you thought NFL rules were overly draconian?

The top two female finishers at a 2020 Tokyo Games triathlon test event got DQ'd for staging "a contrived finish" — holding hands while crossing the finish line.

Clemson, not to be outdone, self-reported a violation to the NCAA for "impermissible use of confetti" during a football recruit's campus visit.

1000 by Dwight Perry. MOVED


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