Rare Mike Trout rookie card sells for record-tying $900,000

Steve Gardner USA TODAYPublished 4:35 PM EDT May 21, 2020Mike Trout continues to reach amazing new heights, even when he’s not on the field. In this case, Trout’s 2009 rookie baseball card — an autographed Bowman Draft Chrome Red Refractor — sold Wednesday at Goldin Auctions for $900,000, tying the modern record for a sports card.A LeBron…

Universal Orlando proposes June 1 as reopening date, with coronavirus precautions

Curtis Tate USA TODAYPublished 4:34 PM EDT May 21, 2020Universal Orlando asked state and local officials in Florida Thursday to allow the theme park to reopen as soon as June 1, with precautions due to the coronavirus.The economic recovery task force in Orange County, Florida, unanimously approved Universal’s plan on Thursday. The plan must also…

Michael Flynn was never ‘masked’ in transcript of calls with Russian ambassador, reports say

William Cummings USA TODAYPublished 4:31 PM EDT May 21, 2020WASHINGTON – Former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn’s identity was never “masked” in a report on his communication with the Russian ambassador, according to The Washington Post and Fox News. President Donald Trump and some of his Republican allies on Capitol Hill have pointed to the “unmasking”…

These Duke doctors are working with NFL, Big 12 to mitigate coronavirus spread among teams

Paul Myerberg USA TODAYPublished 6:16 PM EDT May 21, 2020In the more than two months since the suspension of all NBA activities ushered in an unprecedented era without sports, professional leagues and the NCAA have turned from preventative health measures to evaluating when, where and under what conditions teams could safely return to normal activities without…

MMA Junkie Radio #3054: On Jones vs. Ngannou, greatest lightweight debate, more

By MMA Junkie Radio | May 21, 2020 4:20 pm Thursday’s edition of MMA Junkie Radio with hosts “Gorgeous” George and “Goze” is here! On Episode No. 3,054 of the podcast, the fellas survey the latest news and notes in the World of MMA. Let’s get into it! THE RUNDOWN A plethora of upcoming UFC…

‘Labor of Love’: Why ‘Bachelor’ alum Kristy Katzmann looked for dad for future kids on reality TV

Erin Jensen USA TODAYPublished 4:20 PM EDT May 21, 2020All the single ladies of a certain age who desire to one day be pregnant: There is a new dating show (of sorts) that may feel made for you.Kristy Katzmann, the lead of “Labor of Love,” premiering Thursday (Fox, 9 EDT/PDT), tells USA TODAY she applied to the show…

Report: Mike Pompeo hosted taxpayer-funded ‘Madison Dinners’ with Republicans, Fox hosts

Jeanine Santucci USA TODAYPublished 4:10 PM EDT May 21, 2020WASHINGTON – Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has hosted about two dozen elite dinners at the State Department funded by taxpayer dollars since 2018, according to an NBC News report.The events, dubbed “Madison Dinners,” were held until the coronavirus pandemic necessitated social distancing and took place at the State Department,…

Tom Segura cuts a hilarious wrestling promo with guest appearances by Bret Hart, Ric Flair

By Nick Schwartz | May 21, 2020 4:09 pm With WrestleMania 36 in the books and the pro wrestling year effectively starting anew, comedian Tom Segura vs. the collective body of wrestling fans has become one of the best new feuds of 2020. Segura raised a furor among wrestling fans when he went on an…