Lawrence Edward Foote, Jr. is an American football coach and former linebacker who serves as the linebackers coach for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers of the National Football League. Foote served as the linebackers coach for the Arizona Cardinals from 2015–2018, he played college football at Michigan and was drafted by the Pittsburgh Steelers in the fourth round of the 2002 NFL Draft. Foote has played for the Detroit Lions and Arizona Cardinals, he earned two Super Bowl rings with the Steelers in Super Bowl XL and Super Bowl XLIII. Foote played college football at the University of Michigan where he started 28-of-48 games recording 212 tackles and 11 sacks for minus-81 yards and 44 stops for losses of 155 yards, he ranked fourth in school history in stops behind the line of scrimmage...intercepted three passes and deflected 18 others. Foote was an All-Big Ten Conference first-team choice by the league's coaches as a junior in 2001, earned second-team honors from the media, he played in every game during his freshman and sophomore season.
He majored in physical education in the division of kinesiology. As a senior in 2001, Foote as a first-team All-American selection by Football News and a second-team selection by The Sporting News as a senior and was a consensus All-Big Ten Conference first team honoree and Defensive Player of the Year, he received the 2001 Roger Zatkoff Award, given to the team's top linebacker. On October 27, playing for the 2001 Wolverines against Iowa, Foote set a school record with 7 tackles for a loss; the record stood until November 4, 2017 when Khaleke Hudson posted 8 against Minnesota in the Little Brown Jug rivalry game. Foote was selected by the Pittsburgh Steelers in the fourth round in the 2002 NFL Draft. In his rookie year, he played in 14 games recording 20 tackles; the following year, saw him play more of a role on special teams but he finished the season with six tackles. In 2004, Foote had a solid year for the Steelers registering 69 tackles, three sacks and his first career interception, he had a breakout year in 2005.
He started all 16 regular season games for the Steelers, recording 102 tackles and three quarterback sacks. Foote had a key interception of Denver Broncos quarterback Jake Plummer during the 2005 AFC Championship Game; the Broncos, trailing in the game, returned a Steelers kick to midfield which threatened to shift the momentum away from the Steelers. However, on the next play from scrimmage, Foote intercepted Plummer's pass and ended the Broncos rally. Foote and the Steelers won Super Bowl XL two weeks later; the 2006 season was another good one for Foote as he finished with 90 tackles, a career-high four sacks and one interception. In the 2007 season, he made three sacks and one interception. Foote was released by Pittsburgh on May 4, 2009, ending a seven-year career with the Steelers that included two Super Bowl titles. Foote had requested the release due to his diminishing playing time with the team after they drafted Lawrence Timmons in 2007. Foote signed a one-year deal with his hometown Detroit Lions on May 6, 2009.
He wore number 55, since the number 50, the number he wore in Pittsburgh, was worn by linebacker Ernie Sims. On March 15, 2010, Foote signed a 3-year, $9.3 million contract to return to the Pittsburgh Steelers. On March 12, 2013, Foote signed another 3-year contract to remain with the Steelers. On March 5, 2014, Foote was released by the Steelers. On May 6, 2014, Foote signed with the Arizona Cardinals; the team released him as a procedural move so he could begin his duties as assistant linebackers coach and he retired from football prior to the 2015 NFL regular season. On February 19, 2015, Foote was hired as assistant linebackers coach by the Arizona Cardinals, he was promoted to linebackers coach in 2016. On January 12, 2019, Foote agreed to terms with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to become their outside linebackers coach, rejoining the staff of Bruce Arians. NFL head coaches under whom Larry Foote has served: Bruce Arians, Arizona Cardinals & Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Steve Wilks, Arizona Cardinals In March 2008, Foote paid for the funeral of Mark Brown-Williams, a ten-year-old child from Detroit, who had drowned after falling through the ice on a tributary of the Rouge River in February.
Foote had no pre-existing personal connection to the family, but he was touched after hearing of the tragedy, as he has a son of nearly that age himself and had played on the same frozen river when he was a child. On June 28, 2008, Foote married Jonelle Massop; the couple have four children together. Foote has a son, from a previous relationship, his mother's name is Leslie Matthews, he has two sisters and Ciara Matthews. Pittsburgh Steelers bio Detroit Lions bio Arizona Cardinals bio
1989 World Series
The 1989 World Series was the 86th edition of Major League Baseball's championship series, the conclusion of the 1989 Major League Baseball season. A best-of-seven playoff, it was played between the American League champion Oakland Athletics and the National League champion San Francisco Giants; the Series ran from October 14 through October 28, with the Athletics sweeping the Giants in four games. It was the first World Series sweep since 1976; the four game sweep by the Athletics at the time would mark only the third time in World Series history that a team never trailed in any game, with the 1963 Los Angeles Dodgers, 1966 Baltimore Orioles, 2004 Boston Red Sox being the only other times this occurred, the first in the playoff era. This marked the fourth World Series matchup, first since 1913, between the two franchises; the previous three matchups occurred when the Giants were in New York and the Athletics resided in Philadelphia. The New York Giants defeated the Philadelphia Athletics in the 1905 World Series four games to one, the Athletics defeating the Giants in the 1911 World Series four games to two, again in the 1913 Fall Classic four games to one.
The series would be historic in other ways as well: the 76-year gap between matchups was the longest in World Series history, a record this World Series would hold until 2018 when the Red Sox and Dodgers met for their first World Series meeting in 102 years. Fay Vincent, who had just taken over as Commissioner of Baseball after the sudden death of his predecessor Bart Giamatti in September, presided over his first World Series and dedicated it to his predecessor's memory; this Series was known as the "Bay Bridge Series," "BART Series," "Battle of the Bay," and "Earthquake Series" as the two participant cities lie on opposite sides of San Francisco Bay, connected by the San Francisco–Oakland Bay Bridge and the Bay Area Rapid Transit system, the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake that occurred before the start of Game 3. It was the first cross-town World Series since 1956, only the third such series that did not involve New York City. On October 17, just minutes before the scheduled start of Game 3, a magnitude 6.9 earthquake struck the Bay Area causing significant damage to both Oakland and San Francisco.
Candlestick Park in San Francisco suffered damage to its upper deck as pieces of concrete fell from the baffle at the top of the stadium and the power was knocked out. The game was postponed out of concerns for the safety of everyone in the ballpark as well as the loss of power, with Vincent saying that he did not know when play would resume; the series finished the next day. At the time, October 28 was the latest end date for a World Series though the series only lasted the minimum four games; the San Francisco Giants won the NL West division by three games over the San Diego Padres defeated the Chicago Cubs four games to one in the National League Championship Series. The Oakland Athletics won the AL West division by seven games over the Kansas City Royals defeated the Toronto Blue Jays four games to one in the American League Championship Series, it was the Giants' first World Series appearance since 1962, while the Athletics were playing in their second straight Fall Classic following the 1988 Series.
AL Oakland Athletics vs. NL San Francisco Giants † Game 3 was slated for October 17 at 5:35 pm. Prior to Game 1, a tribute to late Commissioner Bart Giamatti was held. Dave Stewart, the Athletics' ace, took on Giants pitcher Scott Garrelts in Game 1 of the Bay Bridge series. Oakland took the lead in the bottom of the second when Dave Henderson walked, advanced to second on a Terry Steinbach single, scored on another single by Tony Phillips that moved Steinbach up to third. Walt Weiss sent a soft ground ball toward first, but Giants first baseman Will Clark threw the ball low and to the right of catcher Terry Kennedy. Steinbach knocked the ball out of Kennedy's mitt. Kennedy was charged with an error, Phillips advanced to second. Rickey Henderson drove in Phillips on a single to right field. A's designated hitter Dave Parker tattooed a home run to lead off the third off of Garrelts, Weiss added a lead off home run in the fourth. Oakland starter Stewart dominated the Giants, allowing five hits in a complete game, handing the A's a one-game edge in the Series.
"We ran into a buzz saw", Clark said of Stewart's pitching. Little League World Series MVP and future NHL star Chris Drury threw out the ceremonial first pitch in Game 2. Oakland starter Mike Moore took on Giant Rick Reuschel. Oakland got off to a fast start. Henderson promptly stole second, scored one pitch when Carney Lansford hit a double to right field. T
John Robert Wooden was an American basketball player and head coach at the University of California, Los Angeles. Nicknamed the "Wizard of Westwood," he won ten NCAA national championships in a 12-year period as head coach at UCLA, including a record seven in a row. No other team has won more than four in a row in women's basketball. Within this period, his teams won an NCAA men's basketball record 88 consecutive games. Wooden won the prestigious Henry Iba Award as national coach of the year a record seven times and won the AP award five times, he won a Helms national championship at Purdue as a player 1931–1932 for a total of 10 NCAA Titles and 1 Helms Championships As a 5'10" guard, Wooden was the first player to be named basketball All-American three times, the 1932 Purdue team on which he played as a senior was retroactively recognized as the pre-NCAA Tournament national champion by the Helms Athletic Foundation and the Premo-Porretta Power Poll. Wooden was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame as a player and as a coach, the first person enshrined in both categories.
Lenny Wilkens, Bill Sharman and Tommy Heinsohn are the only other basketball players who have since achieved the same honors. One of the most revered coaches in the history of sports, Wooden was beloved by his former players, among them Lew Alcindor and Bill Walton. Wooden was renowned for his short, simple inspirational messages to his players, including his "Pyramid of Success." These were directed at how to be a success in life as well as in basketball. Wooden's 29-year coaching career and overwhelmingly positive critical acclaim have created a legacy of great interest in not only sports, but in business, personal success, organizational leadership as well. Wooden was born in 1910 in Hall, Indiana, to Roxie and Joshua Wooden, moved with his family to a small farm in Centerton in 1918, he had three brothers: Maurice and William, two sisters, one who died in infancy, another, Harriet Cordelia, who died from diphtheria at the age of two. When he was a boy, Wooden's role model was Fuzzy Vandivier of the Franklin Wonder Five, a legendary team that dominated Indiana high school basketball from 1919 to 1922.
After his family moved to the town of Martinsville when he was 14, Wooden led his high school team to a state tournament title in 1927. He was a three-time All-State selection. After graduating from high school in 1928, he attended Purdue University and was coached by Ward "Piggy" Lambert; the 1932 Purdue team on which he played as a senior was retroactively recognized as the pre-NCAA Tournament national champion by the Helms Athletic Foundation and the Premo-Poretta Power Poll. John Wooden was named All-Big Ten and All-Midwestern while at Purdue, he was the first player to be named a three-time consensus All-American, he was selected for membership in the Beta Theta Pi fraternity. Wooden is an honorary member of the International Co-Ed Fraternity Alpha Phi Omega. Wooden was nicknamed "The Indiana Rubber Man" for his suicidal dives on the hardcourt, he graduated from Purdue in 1932 with a degree in English. After college, Wooden spent several years playing professional basketball with the Indianapolis Kautskys, Whiting Ciesar All-Americans, Hammond Ciesar All-Americans while he taught and coached in the high school ranks.
During one 46-game stretch, he made 134 consecutive free throws. He was named to the NBL's First Team for the 1937–38 season. During World War II in 1942, he joined the United States Navy, he left the service as a lieutenant. Wooden coached two years at Dayton High School in Kentucky, his first year at Dayton, the 1932–33 season, marked the only time he had a losing record as a coach. After Dayton, he returned to Indiana, where he taught English and coached basketball at South Bend Central High School until entering the Armed Forces. Wooden spent two years at nine years at Central, his high school coaching record over 11 years was 218–42. After World War II, Wooden coached at Indiana State Teachers College renamed Indiana State University, in Terre Haute, from 1946 to 1948, succeeding his high school coach, Glenn M. Curtis. In addition to his duties as basketball coach, Wooden coached baseball and served as athletic director, all while teaching and completing his master's degree in education. In 1947, Wooden's basketball team won the Indiana Intercollegiate Conference title and received an invitation to the National Association of Intercollegiate Basketball National Tournament in Kansas City.
Wooden refused the invitation. One of Wooden's players, Clarence Walker, was a black man from Indiana; that same year, Wooden's alma mater Purdue University asked him to return to campus and serve as an assistant to then-head coach Mel Taube until Taube's contract expired, when Wooden would take over the program. Citing his loyalty to Taube, Wooden declined the offer, because this would have made Taube a lame-duck coach. In 1948, Wooden again led Indiana State to the conference title; the NAIB had reversed its policy banning African-American players that year, Wooden coached his team to the NAIB National Tournament final, losing to Louisville. This was the only championship game a Wooden-coached team lost; that year, Walker became the first African-American to play in any post-season intercollegiate basketball tournament. In the 1948–1949 season, Wooden was hired as the fourth basketball coach in UCLA history, he succeeded Fred Cozens, Caddy Works, Wilbur Johns.
Fox NASCAR known as NASCAR on Fox, is the branding used for broadcasts of NASCAR races produced by Fox Sports and have aired on the Fox network in the United States since 2001. Speed, a motorsports-focused cable channel owned by Fox, began broadcasting NASCAR-related events in February 2002, with its successor Fox Sports 1 taking over Fox Sports' cable event coverage rights when that network replaced Speed in August 2013. Throughout its run, Fox's coverage of NASCAR has won thirteen Emmy Awards. On November 11, 1999, NASCAR signed a contract that awarded the U. S. television rights to its races to four networks, split between Fox and sister cable channel FX, NBC and TBS starting with the 2001 season. Fox and FX would alternate coverage of all races held during the first half of the season, while NBC and TNT would air all races held during the second half. Beginning in 2001, Fox alternated coverage of the first and most preeminent race of the season, the Daytona 500, with Fox televising the race in odd-numbered years and NBC airing it in even-numbered years through 2006.
For balance, the network that did not air the 500 in a given year during the contract would air Daytona's summer night race, the Pepsi 400. Valued at $2.4 billion, Fox/FX held the rights to this particular contract for eight years and NBC/TNT having the rights for six years. Further on the cable side, in October 2002, Speed Channel –, owned by the Fox broadcast network's parent subsidiary Fox Entertainment Group – obtained the rights to televise all of the races in the Craftsman Truck Series, a contract it bought out from ESPN. During the first half of the season, FX served as the primary broadcaster of the Busch Series, airing all but the most prestigious races, which were instead shown on Fox. FX was home to most of the NASCAR Cup Series night races, the All-Star Race, the June race at Dover International Speedway. Should a Fox-scheduled race be rained out on their scheduled race day and rescheduled to resume the following Monday, FX would simulcast the race with some of Fox's affiliates.
Fox Sports Net covered the 2001 Gatorade Twin 125's at Daytona International Speedway, the only time it covered a race. On December 7, 2005, NASCAR signed a new eight-year broadcast deal effective with the 2007 season, valued at $4.48 billion, with Fox and Speed Channel, which would share event rights with Disney-owned ABC, ESPN and ESPN2, as well as TNT. The rights would be divided as follows: Fox became the exclusive broadcaster of the Daytona 500 and hold the rights to the first thirteen points paying races. In addition, the network carried two Truck Series races. Fox did not air any races of what is now the Gander Outdoors Truck Series from 2010 to 2013, with all 25 races instead airing on Speed. Fox's 2011 coverage ended with the STP 400 at Kansas Speedway. TNT carried six NASCAR Cup Series races during the month of June and the first half of July, including the Coke Zero 400 at Daytona. In 2013, in particular, the network aired Pocono Raceway, Michigan International Speedway, Sonoma Raceway, Kentucky Speedway, the Coke Zero 400, New Hampshire Motor Speedway.
ESPN and ABC carried the final seventeen NASCAR Cup Series races from the Brickyard 400 through the end of the season, with the Cup Series Chase for the Championship races airing on ABC. The entire Nationwide season was aired on ESPN2 and ESPN, with selected races on ABC, NASCAR returned to ESPN airing the first six races including Daytona, Las Vegas, ESPN2 carrying Phoenix to Michigan. Speed/Fox Sports 1 carried the Budweiser Duel races and the Sprint All-Star Race, as well as the entire Camping World Truck Series season, except for the 2 races carried each year by Fox from 2007 to 2009. After the 2009 season, all the Truck races aired on Speed/FS1 – with the exception of the 2014 Talladega race, which aired on Fox. In October 2012, NASCAR extended its contract with Fox Sports through 2022, which allowed Fox the online streaming rights for its event telecasts. On August 1, 2013, Fox Sports extended its contract by two additional years through 2024, due to NASCAR's contract with NBC Sports running through that same time, acquired the rights to the first 16 races of the NASCAR Cup Series season, as well as the first 14 Xfinity Series events.
As a result, Fox will broadcast the races it covers, as well as all of the events held in June, which include the events at Pocono and Michigan with coverage ending with the Toyota/Save Mart 350 at Sonoma. Fox had held rights to these three races under its initial 2001–06 contract. Under the current deal: Fox broadcasts ten points races over the air, including the Daytona 500. Fox Sports 1 carries several other events, including the Advance Auto Parts Clash, Can-Am Duel, the NASCAR All-Star Race and six points-paying races, plus the first half of the Xfinity Series season. NBC will broadcast seven races over the air including some races in the NA
1989 Loma Prieta earthquake
The 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake occurred in Northern California on October 17 at 5:04 p.m. local time. The shock was centered in The Forest of Nisene Marks State Park 10 mi northeast of Santa Cruz on a section of the San Andreas Fault System and was named for the nearby Loma Prieta Peak in the Santa Cruz Mountains. With an Mw magnitude of 6.9 and a maximum Modified Mercalli intensity of IX, the shock was responsible for 63 deaths and 3,757 injuries. The Loma Prieta segment of the San Andreas Fault System had been inactive since the 1906 San Francisco earthquake until two moderate foreshocks occurred in June 1988 and again in August 1989. Damage was heavy in Santa Cruz County and less so to the south in Monterey County, but effects extended well to the north into the San Francisco Bay Area, both on the San Francisco Peninsula and across the bay in Oakland. No surface faulting occurred, though a large number of other ground failures and landslides were present in the Summit area of the Santa Cruz Mountains.
Liquefaction was a significant issue in the damaged Marina District of San Francisco, but its effects were seen in the East Bay, near the shore of Monterey Bay, where a non-destructive tsunami was observed. Due to the sports coverage of the 1989 World Series, it became the first major earthquake in the United States, broadcast live on national television. Rush-hour traffic on the Bay Area freeways was lighter than normal because the game, being played at Candlestick Park in San Francisco, was about to begin, this may have prevented a larger loss of life, as several of the Bay Area's major transportation structures suffered catastrophic failures; the collapse of a section of the double-deck Nimitz Freeway in Oakland was the site of the largest number of casualties for the event, but the collapse of man-made structures and other related accidents contributed to casualties occurring in San Francisco, Los Altos, Santa Cruz. The history of earthquake investigations in California has been focused on the San Andreas Fault System, due to its strong influence in the state as the boundary between the Pacific Plate and the North American Plate.
Andrew Lawson, a geologist from the University of California, had named the fault after the San Andreas Lake and led an investigation into that event. The San Andreas Fault ruptured for a length of 290 mi during the 1906 shock, both to the north of San Francisco and to the south in the Santa Cruz Mountains region. Several long term forecasts for a large shock along the San Andreas Fault in that area had been made public prior to 1989 but the earthquake that transpired was not what had been anticipated; the 1989 Loma Prieta event originated on an undiscovered oblique-slip reverse fault, located adjacent to the San Andreas Fault. Since many forecasts had been presented for the region near Loma Prieta, seismologists were not taken by surprise by the October 1989 event. Between 1910 and 1989 there were 20 varying forecasts that were announced, with some that were specific, covering multiple aspects of an event, while others were less complete and vague. With a M6.5 event on the San Juan Bautista segment, or an M7 event on the San Francisco Peninsula segment, United States Geological Survey seismologist Allan Lindh's 1983 forecasted rupture length of 25 miles for the San Juan Bautista segment nearly matched the actual rupture length of the 1989 event.
An updated forecast was presented in 1988, at which time Lindh took the opportunity to assign a new name to the San Juan Bautista segment – the Loma Prieta segment. In early 1988, the Working Group for California Earthquake Probabilities made several statements regarding their forecasts for the 225 mi northern San Andreas Fault segment, the 56 mi San Francisco Peninsula segment, a 18.8–22 mi portion of that segment, referred to as the southern Santa Cruz Mountains segment. The thirty year probability for one or more M7 earthquakes in the study area was given as 50%, but because of a lack of information and low confidence, a 30% probability was assigned to the Southern Santa Cruz Mountains segment. Two moderate shocks, referred to as the Lake Elsman earthquakes by the USGS, occurred in the Santa Cruz Mountains region in June 1988 and again in August 1989. Following each event, the State office of Emergency Services issued short term advisories for a possible large earthquake, which meant there was "a increased likelihood of an M6.5 event on the Santa Cruz Mountains segment of the San Andreas fault".
The advisories following the two Lake Elsman events were issued in part because of the statements made by WGCEP and because they were two of the three largest shocks to occur along the 1906 earthquake's rupture zone since 1914. The ML 5.3 June 1988 and the ML 5.4 August 1989 events occurred on unknown oblique reverse faults and were within 3 mi of the M6.9 Loma Prieta mainshock epicenter, near the intersection of the San Andreas and Sargent faults. Total displacement for these shocks was small and although they occurred on separate faults and well before the mainshock, a group of seismologists considered these to be foreshocks due to their location in sp
The modern Olympic Games or Olympics are leading international sporting events featuring summer and winter sports competitions in which thousands of athletes from around the world participate in a variety of competitions. The Olympic Games are considered the world's foremost sports competition with more than 200 nations participating; the Olympic Games are held every four years, with the Summer and Winter Games alternating by occurring every four years but two years apart. Their creation was inspired by the ancient Olympic Games, which were held in Olympia, from the 8th century BC to the 4th century AD. Baron Pierre de Coubertin founded the International Olympic Committee in 1894, leading to the first modern Games in Athens in 1896; the IOC is the governing body of the Olympic Movement, with the Olympic Charter defining its structure and authority. The evolution of the Olympic Movement during the 20th and 21st centuries has resulted in several changes to the Olympic Games; some of these adjustments include the creation of the Winter Olympic Games for snow and ice sports, the Paralympic Games for athletes with a disability, the Youth Olympic Games for athletes aged 14 to 18, the five Continental games, the World Games for sports that are not contested in the Olympic Games.
The Deaflympics and Special Olympics are endorsed by the IOC. The IOC has had to adapt to a variety of economic and technological advancements; the abuse of amateur rules by the Eastern Bloc nations prompted the IOC to shift away from pure amateurism, as envisioned by Coubertin, to allowing participation of professional athletes. The growing importance of mass media created the issue of corporate sponsorship and commercialisation of the Games. World wars led to the cancellation of the 1916, 1940, 1944 Games. Large boycotts during the Cold War limited participation in the 1980 and 1984 Games; the Olympic Movement consists of international sports federations, National Olympic Committees, organising committees for each specific Olympic Games. As the decision-making body, the IOC is responsible for choosing the host city for each Games, organises and funds the Games according to the Olympic Charter; the IOC determines the Olympic programme, consisting of the sports to be contested at the Games. There are several Olympic rituals and symbols, such as the Olympic flag and torch, as well as the opening and closing ceremonies.
Over 13,000 athletes compete at the Summer and Winter Olympic Games in 33 different sports and nearly 400 events. The first and third-place finishers in each event receive Olympic medals: gold and bronze, respectively; the Games have grown so much. This growth has created numerous challenges and controversies, including boycotts, bribery, a terrorist attack in 1972; every two years the Olympics and its media exposure provide athletes with the chance to attain national and sometimes international fame. The Games constitute an opportunity for the host city and country to showcase themselves to the world; the Ancient Olympic Games were religious and athletic festivals held every four years at the sanctuary of Zeus in Olympia, Greece. Competition was among representatives of several kingdoms of Ancient Greece; these Games featured athletic but combat sports such as wrestling and the pankration and chariot racing events. It has been written that during the Games, all conflicts among the participating city-states were postponed until the Games were finished.
This cessation of hostilities was known as truce. This idea is a modern myth; the truce did allow those religious pilgrims who were travelling to Olympia to pass through warring territories unmolested because they were protected by Zeus. The origin of the Olympics is shrouded in legend. According to legend, it was Heracles who first called the Games "Olympic" and established the custom of holding them every four years; the myth continues that after Heracles completed his twelve labours, he built the Olympic Stadium as an honour to Zeus. Following its completion, he walked in a straight line for 200 steps and called this distance a "stadion", which became a unit of distance; the most accepted inception date for the Ancient Olympics is 776 BC. The Ancient Games featured running events, a pentathlon, wrestling and equestrian events. Tradition has it that a cook from the city of Elis, was the first Olympic champion; the Olympics were of fundamental religious importance, featuring sporting events alongside ritual sacrifices honouring both Zeus and Pelops, divine hero and mythical king of Olympia.
Pelops was famous for his chariot race with King Oenomaus of Pisatis. The winners of the events were immortalised in poems and statues; the Games were held every four years, this period, known as an Olympiad, was used by Greeks as one of their units of time measurement. The Games were part of a cycle known as the Panhellenic Games, which included the Pythian Games, the Nemean Games, the Isthmian Games; the Olympic Games reached their zenith in the 6th and 5th centuries BC, but gradually declined in importance as the Romans gained power and influence in Gr
Baseball Tonight was a program that aired on ESPN. The show, which recapitulates the day's Major League Baseball action, was on the air from 1990 to 2018, its namesake program airs on ESPN Radio at various times of the day during the baseball season, with Marc Kestecher as host. Baseball Tonight is the title of a daily podcast hosted by Buster Olney with frequent appearances by Jayson Stark, Tim Kurkjian, Karl Ravech, Jerry Crasnick; as of April 27, 2017, all airings of the program, other than its Sunday airing, have been replaced by MLB Network's Intentional Talk. Baseball Tonight appeared nightly on ESPN throughout the baseball season at 10:00 p.m. ET and 12:00 a.m. ET on ESPN2; the 10 PM show aired on ESPN2 in the event of a conflict. Following the cancellation of The Trifecta in late 2006, the 12:00 a.m. run of Baseball Tonight was expanded to a full 40 minutes. The show has permission from Major League Baseball to show in-progress highlights; the show was seen at 12:30 p.m. ET and 7:00 p.m. ET on Sundays, the latter show leading up to the Sunday Night Baseball telecast.
The late-night edition on Sundays was just a re-air of the 7:00 show, with a SportsCenter anchor providing highlights of the Sunday night game in place of a game preview segment that airs during the live broadcast. The midnight edition re-aired at 12:00 p.m. ET the following day; that practice ended Monday August 2008, when SportsCenter went to live editions in the mornings. As of April 27, 2017 the weekday and Saturday editions of Baseball Tonight was replaced by the MLB Network-produced program Intentional Talk; the show appeared live at events throughout the year, such as spring training, the Major League Baseball All-Star Game and the World Series sites, at ESPN the Weekend, had remote stunts, i.e. a show from the rooftop at Fenway Park and a show from one of the Wrigley Rooftops at Wrigley Field in 2005. It aired live from the field at Fenway Park on April 26, 2009 before the Sunday Night Baseball game between the Yankees–Red Sox game, which featured an interview with Dustin Pedroia. On June 28, 2009, it aired from Citi Field in anticipation of that night's Subway Series game between the Mets and the Yankees.
On January 3, 2000, the segment "Web Gems" was created by then-producer Judson Burch. The segment featured great defensive plays followed by viewer internet voting on the "web." The phrase "web gem" is now common vernacular in baseball broadcasts and circles to describe outstanding glove-work. In 2007, a new segment entitled "That's Nasty!" was introduced. The new segment featured top pitching performances of the day, including the best individual pitches; these clips include high velocity fastballs, 12–6 curveballs, or changeups that fool the opposing batters. In 2013, Adnan Virk replaced Berthiaume as one of the program's hosts. In May 2017, as the result of major staff cuts implemented by ESPN, the network cancelled the weekday editions of Baseball Tonight, leaving only the editions that are broadcast before Sunday Night Baseball and on special occasions such as the Little League World Series and during the postseason. In January 2019, the network announced that Baseball Tonight would not return to the network's lineup as apart of its MLB coverage in 2019.
Baseball Tonight is split into a number of segments, each of which focuses on a particular aspect of baseball. These segments include: 3 up, 3 down: 3 players/teams each that are either on the uprise or downside of their seasons or careers. Analysis: a more in-depth look at baseball topics and upcoming games. Best Seat in the House: Airs during live editions of Baseball Tonight before Sunday Night Baseball, John Kruk takes a tour on a ballpark and seeks for what he thinks is the best seat in the ballpark. Chatter Up: This segment is new for the 2007 season, in which fans get to submit their thoughts on certain subjects via ESPN.com and they are shown at the bottom of the screen and discussed on the show. Cutting The Wedge: an in-depth analysis of a play or situation by former manager and studio analyst Eric Wedge Diamond Cuts: Airs on the Sunday edition, a montage of the week's best plays set to music. Extra Bases: a more in-depth look at a particular game after the highlights have aired. Going, Gone: the day's longest home runs.
Highlights: the most important happenings from the days' Major League Baseball also featuring other baseball competitions such as the World Baseball Classic, the College World Series, Minor League Baseball, or the Little League World Series. Every MLB game is shown at least once, more if there are in-progress highlights to report on. Inside Pitch: This segment features Buster Olney, or another reporter, giving his insight on the latest news and rumors from around baseball. Leading Off: the first segment of the show, giving the day's most significant baseball news, for example, injury updates and hirings and firings of managers; the Week with Tim "Quirkjian": Tim Kurkjian gives unusual stats from the world of baseball. The segment is a play on the analyst's name. Most Important Thing: Analysts' comments on the most important story from the day's happenings in MLB; this is the final segment of the show. On The Phone: a live phone interview with an MLB player, coach, or general manager regarding the most recent game played and outlooks on the future of the team.
Out of the Box: This segment is similar to Leading Off, where they preview what is coming up on the show. Ridiculous Plays of the Week: Usually aired on Frid