Kelvin Herrera (L), Photo by Cliff McBride/Getty Images / Alex Rios (R), Photo by Ronald C. Modra/Sports Imagery/Getty Images(KANSAS CITY, Mo.) -- The Kansas City Royals hold baseball's best record, but after a pair of players were diagnosed with the chickenpox on Tuesday, the team is working to prevent the disease from spreading further.
The Kansas City Star reported that outfielder Alex Rios and relief pitcher Kelvin Herrera both have the virus and could miss about two weeks' worth of games. The two were each quarantined at their homes while the team worked to ensure their players and staff are inoculated against the disease.
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says the disease, which is more common among children, is more dangerous when contracted by adults.
The spread of certain diseases is not uncommon in professional sports locker rooms. Last year, an outbreak of the mumps affected 18 National Hockey League players on five different teams.
SeanPavonePhoto/iStock/Thinkstock(LOS ANGELES) -- The city of Los Angeles launched a bid on Tuesday to host the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games, just weeks after an expected bid by the city of Boston fell apart.
According to the U.S. Olympic Committee, the Los Angeles City Council voted unanimously to support a bid to bring the games back to California. The 1996 Summer Games in Atlanta were the most recent games in the U.S.
The bid, announced by Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, USOC Chairman Larry Probst, USOC CEO Scott Blackmun, and other city officials and representatives, is called "environmentally sustainable" and would feature the vast majority of proposed venues within 30 minutes travel of the proposed Athletes' Village.
"We are thrilled to be partnering with Los Angeles as our U.S. bid city for the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games," Blackmun said in a statement. "L.A. has proven experience in hosting the Games, and knows how to deliver world-class events for athletes and an extraordinary experience for fans."
Garcetti called it "an honor for any city to host the Olympic Games," and said his city was "uniquely prepared for this task."
L.A. has previously hosted the Summer Games in 1932 and 1984.
The announcement comes just two weeks before the September 15 deadline for cities to submit bids to the International Olympic Committee.
Photo by Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Former professional wrestler Jimmy "Superfly" Snuka was charged with murder on Tuesday in the 1983 death of his girlfriend.
According to charging documents from a court in Lehigh County, Pennsylvania, Snuka faces with third-degree murder and involuntary manslaughter charges. He was arrested in New Jersey on Tuesday and posted bail later that day.
Snuka, who had been at a World Wrestling Federation taping at the Allentown Fairgrounds at the time of his girlfriend Nancy Argentino's death, told police shortly afterwards that he had returned to the couple's Whitehall Township hotel room to find her unresponsive in bed. She was pronounced dead at a hospital several hours later.
iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Here are Tuesday's scores and winners:
INTERLEAGUE Texas 8, San Diego 6
AMERICAN LEAGUE Tampa Bay 11, Baltimore 2 Toronto 5, Cleveland 3, 10 Innings N-Y Yankees 3, Boston 1 Minnesota 8, Chi White Sox 6 Detroit 6, Kansas City 5 Seattle 7, Houston 5 L.A. Angels 6, Oakland 2
NATIONAL LEAGUE Arizona 6, Colorado 4, GAME ONE Arizona 5, Colorado 3, GAME TWO Miami 7, Atlanta 1 Philadelphia 14, N-Y Mets 8 Chi Cubs 5, Cincinnati 4 Milwaukee 7, Pittsburgh 4 St. Louis 8, Washington 5 L.A. Dodgers 2, San Francisco 1
ABC News(EL DORADO, Cali.) -- A high school football player in California is hospitalized in critical condition, one of two teammates who suffered brain injuries during a Friday game.
Authorities say they are investigating whether drug use among players – particularly the prescription drug Adderall, used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD – may have played a role.
The investigation includes a review of game footage and other matters, authorities said.
Union Mine High School students Nick Brown and Justin Schwartz had finished playing a junior varsity game against Foothill High School when teammates and onlookers noticed something wrong.
The two teens lost consciousness and collapsed, and were rushed to hospitals. Schwartz was treated for a concussion and nerve injury before being released. He’s now recovering at home.
Brown, meanwhile, remains hospitalized in critical condition after undergoing emergency brain surgery. His family released a statement, acknowledging that he “suffered a high impact blow to the head that caused a subdural brain bleed.”
Authorities are investigating whether Adderall may have played a role, according to the El Dorado County Sheriff’s Department. While a fellow 17-year-old student was arrested for allegedly providing the drug to classmates, authorities say they have not connected the suspect to Brown and Schwartz’s injuries.
The identity of the student facing charges has not been released.
Photo by Sporting News/Sporting News via Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred has decided not to reconsider the lifetime ban of Chicago White Sox star "Shoeless" Joe Jackson from the MLB Hall of Fame.
According to a post on the Facebook page of the Shoeless Joe Jackson Museum, Manfred determined that "it would not be appropriate for [him] to re-open" the matter of Jackson's eligibility for the Hall of Fame.
"It is not possible now, over 95 years since those events took place and were considered by Commissioner [Kenesaw Mountain] Landis, to be certain enough of the truth to overrule Commissioner Landis' determinations," Manfred wrote.
The Shoeless Joe Jackson Museum says that Manfred's letter was dated July 20, and that a response from the museum about ten days later has gone unanswered.
Jackson was placed on baseball's ineligible list for his role in the 1919 Black Sox scandal, in which the White Sox were accused of throwing the World Series.
Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Team Penske has announced a special paint scheme for Joey Logano's No. 22 Ford Mustang in this weekend's XFINITY Series race at Darlington Raceway in South Carolina.
The black-and-gold scheme will pay homage to the Hertz/Shelby GT350H “Rent-A-Racer” program from the 1960s.
“I’m pretty excited to run this special Hertz paint scheme,” Logano said in a statement. “Anytime you can get behind the wheel of a car that has a new look to it, people take notice. And the Hertz Rent-A-Racer car just looks fast. I think it will stand out, especially among all the cars that will have really cool throwback paint schemes that weekend in Darlington.”
Darlington will have a throwback theme for its events this weekend. The track will host the XFINITY Series' VFW Sport Clips Help A Hero 200 on Saturday.
Photo by Matt Hazlett/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III said early Tuesday that an Instagram photo criticizing the team that was "liked" by his account was not intentional and not done by him.
The post criticized team owner Dan Snyder and the team's front office while arguing that Griffin "does not deserve the blame or bad rap" for the team's failures.
"I did not 'like' that IG post ridiculing our team," Griffin said in an Instagram post of his own. "I have not been social media active consistently for awhile [sic] now and am ultra-focused on working to get back on the field and trying to help this team."
Griffin explained that an intern who "helps with Instagram" was the one who had liked the post, and that when it came to his attention, Griffin had the "like" removed.