The games are only available to Spectrum cable TV subscribers.,If you live in the Los Angeles TV market, or other TV markets that Dodgers claim as home markets, such as Las Vegas, you can not get the games through the TV package or through the MLB Extra Innings package.,When the channel first started, it was only available to Time Warner Cable subscribers in the Los Angeles area and to Bright House subscribers in Bakersfield.,Charter Communications, the other big cable TV player in the Los Angeles area, acquired Time Warner Cable and Bright House and created the Spectrum brand in 2016.,By this time many teams were showing most or even all their games on TV in their local market, usually in a combination of a local TV station and a regional sports network.

Illinois State Police documents show that the agency frequently assigns troopers to escort sports teams, musicians and even filmmakers across the congested roadways of greater Chicago.,Illinois State Police wouldn’t comment on the trip, so the Tribune made a public records request for all police escort contracts in 2018.,Though critics have called police escorts for sports teams a frivolous and potentially dangerous use of public resources, state police defend them as a way to provide “safety and security for all those involved in the motorcade as well as for the motoring public.”,The contracts show that visiting NFL teams routinely receive police escorts to and from the airport, hotels and Soldier Field.,College football teams are also major customers: Northwestern University had a standing order for police escorts between its team hotel and Ryan Field on game days, and the University of Illinois paid for the service when it played at Soldier Field in September.

CT 50, Turkeyfoot 26 DAVIDSVILLE — Conemaugh Township dropped Turkeyfoot, 50-26, Thursday in girls junior high basketball.,Conemaugh Township (4-0) hosts North Star today at 9 a.m. Meyersdale 39, BV 13 MEYERSDALE — Amelia Kretchman dropped in 16 points Thursday in Meyersdale’s 39-13 win over Blacklick Valley in girls junior high basketball.,Shade 31, CV 18 EAST TAYLOR TOWNSHIP — Shade downed Conemaugh Valley, 31-18 in girls junior high basketball, Thursday.,Senior indoor golf REELS CORNER — The Thursday Senior Indoor Golf League scramble at The Alley this week was won by the team of George Ross, Bob Zubek, Kevin Stahl and Dave O’Brien with a score of 14-under.,Scholastic sports schedule Today’s events Boys Basketball Shade at Conemaugh Valley, 7:15 p.m. Meyersdale at Blacklick Valley, 7:15 p.m. Salisbury at North Star, 7:15 p.m. Somerset at Central Cambria, 7:15 p.m. Turkeyfoot at Conemaugh Township, 7:15 p.m. Berlin at Ferndale, 7:15 p.m. Shanksville at Windber, 7:15 p.m. Girls Basketball McConnellsburg at Shade, 6 p.m. Central Cambria at Somerset, 7:15 p.m. Wrestling WestPAC Tournament 10:30 a.m. at Meyersdale Murphy, Rockies agree to deal DENVER (AP) — The Colorado Rockies have brought in Daniel Murphy to boost an offense big on pop but lackluster in batting average.

Laura Jane Grace the Devouring Mothers, “Bought to Rot” (Bloodshot Records)

The words just tumble out of Laura Jane Grace on her new album, a torrent of thoughts, observations and memories from one of rock’s most charismatic figures.,singer and guitarist has taken a break from her superb punk band to explore more glam-rock terrain with the side project Laura Jane Grace the Devouring Mothers.,One song, “Manic Depression,” has 250 words, another has 240 and a third has 230.,Grace, whose life and career changed dramatically when she came out as a transgender woman in 2012, has teamed up in the new band with Against Me!,The album’s lyrics explore everything from love gone bad to mental illness, with a sense of rootlessness throughout — two songs have Grace in hotels and one in an airplane. read more

Red Sox star Xander Bogaerts strikes out with fans after autograph signing no-show, event host says

Boston Red Sox shortstop Xander Bogaerts left more than 200 fans “devastated” this weekend after he was a no-show at an autograph-signing event some paid $200 to attend, the company hosting the event said.,Bogaerts, a 2016 All-Star who has been with the Red Sox since 2013, was scheduled to appear at Luxe Autos in Bayonne at 9:30 a.m. Saturday to take photos and sign autographs for fans.,Fans invited to loaded schedule of UFC ‘International Fight Week’ events in Las Vegas read more

On Monday, Maddon posted on Twitter: "My brother ... your voice and thoughts shall remain in my mind forever ... our work continues ... 'Attitude is a Decision" #BreatheDeep"

CHICAGO -- Ken Ravizza, a pioneer in sports psychology who worked closely with Cubs manager Joe Maddon and Angels skipper Mike Scioscia, passed away Sunday night., CHICAGO -- Ken Ravizza, a pioneer in sports psychology who worked closely with Cubs manager Joe Maddon and Angels skipper Mike Scioscia, passed away Sunday night., On Monday, Maddon posted on Twitter: "My brother ... your voice and thoughts shall remain in my mind forever ... our work continues ... 'Attitude is a Decision" #BreatheDeep" read more

You don’t think the Cubs are now turning to Ken Ravizza, one of the pioneers of mental skill coaching, after striking out a National League record 58 times in their first five games?, Bohling, whose title originally was director of optimal performance, is now beginning his 14th season with the Yankees, and leads a staff of five mental skills coaches in the organization., Tewksbury, a former pitcher who won 110 games in his 13-year career, is baseball’s lone mental skills coach with a master’s degree in psychology who also played in the big leagues., He grew up in an era when players were afraid to be seen talking to a sports psychologist, and now has written a book detailing his work: “Ninety Percent Mental: An All-Star Player Turned Mental Skills Coach Reveals the Hidden Game of Baseball.’’, Just ask the Cubs, who established their mental skills program before the 2015 season still credit right fielder Jason Heyward’s speech during the rain delay in Game 7 against Cleveland to help end their 108-year championship drought.