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What you need to know today about the virus outbreak As the number of infections from the new coronavirus has grown to more than 1.1 million worldwide, health care systems are straining under the surge of patients and lack of medical equipment like ventilators, protective masks and gloves.

The Latest: Grandmother of Baylor star Ursin dies from virus The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:. The grandmother of Baylor junior guard Moon Ursin has died in the New Orleans area after being infected with the coronavirus.

Houston Astros: Verlander and Kate fork out cash in a benevolent way As the world deals with the COVID-19 pandemic and the sports world is put on hold, Houston Astros star pitcher Justin Verlander and his wife Kate Upton made an announcement via Instagram about how they would help fight this awful pandemic that is ravaging our local community and world:.

Houston effort to gather protective gear to fight virus gains 10,000 more masks A citywide effort to gather equipment to protect those on the front lines of Houston's coronavirus fight gained another 10,000 masks Saturday in a donation from the International Management District. The materials will be contributed to a Minute Maid Park supply drive on Wednesday, part of an effort of the Astros Foundation, Project C.U.R.E.

Judge dismisses fantasy baseball players' lawsuit against Astros, MLB A federal judge in New York mixed technical points of law with humor and theatrical flourishes in delivering a rousing defeat Friday to a group of baseball daily fantasy players who sued the Astros, Red Sox and Major League Baseball, claiming they were defrauded by the sport's electronic sign-stealing scandal.

Astros Foundation accepting spare PPE donations at Minute Maid park on April 8 Astros accept spare PPE donations at Minute Maid park on April 8. Mayor Turner ensures 100,000 masks to be donated to HFD, HPD during COVID-19.

AT&T SportsNet Southwest to pay Astros TV freelancers AT&T SportsNet Southwest will pay salaries into mid-April for more than three dozen freelance workers who staff its now-idled Astros game telecasts, an official with the union who represents workers said Friday.

Astros' Justin Verlander to donate paychecks to help people impacted by coronavirus Astros ace Justin Verlander announced on Saturday he will donate all of his paychecks during baseball's shutdown due to the coronavirus pandemic. Verlander and his wife, Kate Upton, revealed their plan via an Instagram video. The couple said they'll choose an organization each week to donate an entire week's paycheck.

Astros General Manger weighs in on possibility of 2020 MLB season being canceled HOUSTON - Major League Baseball had high hopes of starting their season in mid-May, however, due to the continued coronavirus crisis, that target date might not be possible. As many professional leagues are weighing the players, employees, and fans' safety - it appears sports will be on hold longer than anticipated.

Justin Verlander is donating his MLB paychecks to fund coronavirus relief The Astros ace is stepping up to help others during the coronavirus crisis.

Coronavirus: Houston Astros pitcher Justin Verlander donates paychecks By: Bob D'Angelo, Cox Media Group National Content Desk Updated: April 4, 2020 - 1:43 PM Justin Verlander is one of the highest-paid athletes in major league baseball, pulling down an average of $33 million annually through 2021.

Musings: Coronavirus and Baseball I miss baseball so much that on Friday, when watching a Mets Classics broadcast on SNY, I actually got angry at a lineup that was put out ten years ago by Jerry Manuel. I think my ire was justified-Jose Reyes was hitting third behind Angel Pagan and Luis Castillo, and David Wright was hitting fifth behind Jason Bay-but this is what it's come to.

Houston coronavirus update: What you need to know for April 4 Astros star Justin Verlander and his wife Kate Upton have decided to donate their MLB salaries to various organizations that provide COVID-19 relief efforts. Astros star Justin Verlander and his wife Kate Upton have decided to donate their MLB salaries to various organizations that provide COVID-19 relief efforts.

Astros: Reviewing the 2006 Jason Jennings trade with Rockies In a move to further augment a starting rotation that had Roy Oswalt and a bunch of question marks, Purpura acquired Jennings and pitcher Miguel Asencio from the Rockies in exchange for pitchers Taylor Buchholz and Jason Hirsh and outfielder Willy Taveras on Dec.

Players You Forgot Were Astros: Pitcher Don Larsen In this installment of the Players You Forgot Were Astros series, we look at the career of pitcher Don Larsen. The year 2020, which has already proven to b…

Houston Medical Supply Drive Next Wednesday Businesses and individuals encouraged to donate medical supplies at Minute Maid from noon to 3 on April 8.

Federal judge tosses fan lawsuit vs. MLB, Astros, Red Sox NEW YORK - A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit by fantasy sports contestants who claimed they were damaged by sign stealing in Major League Baseball.

Houston officials prepare for an influx of new coronavirus cases HOUSTON - Houston officials are preparing for an influx of people amid the coronavirus pandemic swiping the nation. Mayor Sylvester Turner said the city is planning for three scenarios. The current plan is for when the healthcare system is within or meeting capacity.

'Rona-Free Hot Links, Vol. 6 There will be a Zoom meeting set up for Astros fans while AT&T SportsNet Southwest shows the Astros / Yankees game. There's a ton of special guests and giveaways lined up. It's going to be pretty epic. What we absolutely do NOT need: The Astros prepare for the possibility that George Springer has played his last game for the team.

City overview: Houston The Saint Regis Houston is in the center of Uptown with a full-service spa and concierge team. Also Uptown, the Post Oak Hotel features a two-story Rolls-Royce showroom and a helipad. Hotel ZaZa brings an arty, boutique vibe to the Museum District.

Judge nixes fantasy players' lawsuit over sign-stealing scandal In a 32-page opinion issued Friday, U.S. District Judge Jed Rakoff lambasted the Astros and Red Sox for "shamelessly" breaking baseball's rules and "the hearts of all true baseball fans," but he denied the claim of the named plaintiffs: Kristopher Olson, Christopher Lopez, Warren Barber, Christopher Clifford and Erik Liptak.

Revisiting the Pirates-Astros Gerrit Cole Trade That Absolutely Screwed the Yankees During the 2018 offseason, the Houston Astros. fresh off a World Series win the season prior. sent a massive statement to the rest of the MLB when they acquired right-hander Gerrit Cole in a trade with the Pittsburgh Pirates. Prior to the blockbuster deal, Cole was already considered a budding star.

A.J. Hinch, Jeff Luhnow suspensions to count in 2020 even with no MLB season Whether there is baseball or not during the 2020 season, A.J. Hinch and Jeff Luhnow will still serve their one-year suspensions stemming from the Astros' sign-stealing tactics during the 2017 and 2018 seasons, a person familiar with the situation confirmed to The Chronicle on Wednesday.

Why A Delayed 2020 MLB Season Was The Best Thing To Happen To The Houston Astros So this is my daily reminder to let you all know that regardless of when the season starts, we should all make damn sure that the Houston Astros are and should be enemy No. 1 in the baseball world from here on out.

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