Day: April 1, 2021

President Biden would support moving MLB All-Star Game out of Atlanta

In an interview on ESPN’s “SportsCenter” on Wednesday night, President Joe Biden said that he would “strongly support” moving the 2021 MLB All-Star Game out of Atlanta.

That was in response to a question about Major League Baseball Players Association executive director Tony Clark, who said last week that he “would look forward” to discussing moving the All-Star Game from Truist Park after the state of Georgia enacted a sweeping Republican-sponsored overhaul of state elections.

“I think today’s professional athletes are acting incredibly responsibly. I would strongly support them doing that,” Biden, a Democrat, said. “People look to them. They’re leaders. 

“Look what’s happened with the NBA, as well. Look what’s happened across the board. The very people who are victimized the most are the people who are the leaders in these various sports, and it’s just not right.”

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ESPN will pay homage to Nancy Faust, ‘Na Na Hey Hey Goodbye’ song with short film

ESPN solidified the White Sox’ current stature by scheduling them for the first “Sunday Night Baseball” game of the season.

On the same day, the network will celebrate the Sox’ past with a “SportsCenter Featured” segment on the July 1977 weekend when famed organist Nancy Faust helped turn the band Steam’s song “Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye” into the team anthem. The nine-minute film will debut during the 7 a.m. “SportsCenter.”

Scott Diener produced the film, which is narrated by writer and Chicago native Scoop Jackson. Diener, who produced and directed “Pooh: The Derrick Rose Story,” discovered this story while working on a documentary about the Sox’ near move to Florida, which is still in development.

“I never would have known about this story because I never would have met Nancy,” Diener said. “When we were outlining the story arc of the [documentary] and I learned about this

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Tiger Woods’ absence, Dustin Johnson’s title defense and more

Curtis Strange remembers a quiet atmosphere while walking the grounds of Augusta National Golf Club last fall.

“It was completely different from start to finish,” said the two-time major champion and ESPN golf analyst about the November Masters, won by Dustin Johnson. “When we went on air and the red light came on, we tried to act as normal as possible, and I think we did a good job because it was the start of the Masters, but it was different.”

It’s difficult to remember what “normal” life was before the COVID-19 pandemic. From a golf perspective, fans are getting a bit of a refresher with the build up to next week’s Masters at Augusta National Golf Club.

“Without patrons, it lost a lot of its soul, there’s no question about that,” said ESPN’s golf and SportsCenter host Scott Van Pelt. “I do think it will feel far more

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