Wednesday, July 18, 2018
Sports

All-Star Game gets record-low rating

NEW YORK — The baseball All-Star Game drew a record-low television rating for the second straight year.

The American League's 4-2 victory over the NL in San Diego on Tuesday night got a 5.4 rating on Fox. The previous low was 6.6 last year for the game in Cincinnati.

Fox said Wednesday that the game drew a 10 share and 8.7 million viewers. Ratings represent the percentage of homes with televisions tuned to a program, the share is the percentage of households watching among TVs in use at the time.

Baseball remains the most-watched all-star game of the four major North American pro sports. Fox said Tuesday's game was its highest-rated telecast of the summer season.

FERNANDEZ-ORTIZ: Marlins RHP Jose Fernandez, a former Alonso High standout, said he tried to groove a fastball to David Ortiz as promised so Ortiz could homer in the All-Star Game but missed with his first pitch (Ortiz jokingly complained about getting a changeup, Fernandez said it was an 80 mph fastball meant to be hit hard). After that, Fernandez said, he tried to get Ortiz out, and ended up walking him.

SONG CONTROVERSY: Remigio Pereira, a member of a Canadian quartet who changed a lyric in his country's national anthem to say "all lives matter'' and held up a sign with the same message at the All-Star Game, is for now no longer with the group. The Tenors blamed the changes on Pereira and called his actions "disrespectful" and "shameful."

HAMELS MISHAP: Rangers LHP Cole Hamels pitched a scoreless third inning in the All-Star Game after getting eight stitches in his chin. Hamels reportedly tripped coming out of the bathroom at 5 a.m. Tuesday. In other Rangers news, RHP Yu Darvish (shoulder soreness) is scheduled to come off the DL Saturday and start at the Cubs.

tigers: OF Anthony Gose was demoted to Double-A Erie after an altercation with Triple-A Toledo manager Lloyd McClendon on Saturday.

Comments
Georgia Tech preparing for its day in the (Tampa) sun

Georgia Tech preparing for its day in the (Tampa) sun

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The two Georgia Tech players who appeared Wednesday at the ACC Kickoff were smart enough not to speak at length about their Sept. 8 game at USF, considering they have a Sept. 1 game against Alcorn State.But be assured, the Bul...
Updated: 1 hour ago

Captain’s Corner: Finding fish on bottom structure of gulf

Finding fish on the bottom structure of the Gulf of Mexico this summer has been up and down for our spearfishermen. In late spring and early summer, the fish migrated to their normal areas, then they changed up. Grouper stayed in the shallow water lo...
Updated: 1 hour ago
Speaking frank-ly, Mark Richt declares Malik Rosier UM’s starting QB

Speaking frank-ly, Mark Richt declares Malik Rosier UM’s starting QB

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — On National Hot Dog Day, of all days, Mark Richt again was in rare gastronomical form.Miami's third-year coach, who captivated a media audience at last year's ACC Kickoff by diagramming how to eat a sandwich in 10 bites, volun...
Updated: 2 hours ago
Bucs’ Gerald McCoy shows off Batman-themed Rolls Royce

Bucs’ Gerald McCoy shows off Batman-themed Rolls Royce

Remember last year, when the opening credits to "Hard Knocks" showed DeSean Jackson pulling up to Bucs training camp in a white Ferrari 488 GTB, which starts around $250,000?Training camp doesn't start until next week, but we have an early leader for...
Updated: 2 hours ago
Must-see golf history with Seminole’s Brittany Lincicome

Must-see golf history with Seminole’s Brittany Lincicome

Thursday is history.There is no way around it, even for Brittany Lincicome, who loves finding her way around it. That's just her. She played with boys growing up, neighborhood football and basketball, baseball — and golf. I remember when she wa...
Updated: 2 hours ago
Rays place Wilson Ramos on DL for potential extended absence, seek replacement

Rays place Wilson Ramos on DL for potential extended absence, seek replacement

ST. PETERSBURG – The Rays made the inevitable move Wednesday of placing catcher Wilson Ramon on the DL while still looking for a replacement.Ramos strained his left hamstring Saturday in Minnesota, forcing him out of the All-Star Game. The Rays...
Updated: 3 hours ago
‘Wreak Havoc’: Winston absent as Bucs roll out 2018 promo videos

‘Wreak Havoc’: Winston absent as Bucs roll out 2018 promo videos

When Bucs quarterback Jameis Winston was suspended for the first three games of the upcoming season, one of the lingering questions was whether the team would still feature him prominently in their marketing efforts to fans.The team released four sho...
Updated: 3 hours ago
Rays reinstate discount pizza promotion with Papa John’s after corporate action

Rays reinstate discount pizza promotion with Papa John’s after corporate action

The Rays reinstated the discount pizza promotion with Papa John's based on actions taken by corporate officials after the ouster of founder John Schnatter following reports he used a racial slur.The Rays had suspended the promotion, which offers half...
Updated: 3 hours ago
Dan Mullen’s old team will be better than his new one. That’s a good thing

Dan Mullen’s old team will be better than his new one. That’s a good thing

ATLANTA — The difference between where the Gators are and where they could be showed up in back-to-back days behind a podium at the College Football Hall of Fame.On Tuesday, first-year Florida coach Dan Mullen said the program he inherited...
Updated: 4 hours ago
Star cornerback, onetime Buc Darrelle Revis retiring after 11 NFL seasons

Star cornerback, onetime Buc Darrelle Revis retiring after 11 NFL seasons

Revis Island is closed for business. Darrelle Revis, a star cornerback with the New York Jets, a Super Bowl winner with their archrivals, the New England Patriots, and a onetime Buc, has retired. Revis announced Wednesday on social media that he was ...
Updated: 4 hours ago