Francona Hopes Health Issues are in the Past, Hoping to Be Back and 100 Percent for Indians in 2021

Indians brass have spent the last two days talking to the media, and on Wednesday it was manager Terry Francona’s turn to speak about what was a tough year physically for the 61-year-old.

Francona’s health was such that he was only able to manage the team for 14 games, and he spent more time in the Cleveland Clinc during the 2020 season than he did managing the club.

“When you’re the manager, there’s a lot of people who depend on you. I felt guilty not being able to hold up my part of the bargain,” Francona said to the media on Wednesday.

“That was weighing on me mentally, as well as the physical stuff.”

The good news for the Indians manager is despite the rumors, he will be back for the 2021 season, and if all goes as planned, he’ll be there from day one of spring training all the

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Dow set to rise after rally on improving Trump health, hopes for stimulus


Dow futures pointed to a higher Tuesday open after Wall Street soared following President Donald Trump‘s afternoon tweet that he was leaving Walter Reed National Military Medical Center on Monday evening. He did indeed return to the White House to continue his Covid-19 treatment and recovery, easing concerns about more political uncertainty ahead of Election Day. (CNBC)


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Investors also bought stocks on hopes that Capitol Hill can come through with an additional coronavirus stimulus package. On Monday, the Dow closed up 465 points or 1.7%, while the S&P 500 and Nasdaq rose 1.8% and 2.3%, respectively. Later Tuesday morning, Fed Chairman Jerome Powell speaks at the annual meeting of the National Association for Business Economics at 10 a.m. ET. (CNBC)

On today’s economic calendar, the Commerce Department is out with August trade balance figures at 8:30 a.m. ET, with economists calling for a deficit

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U.S. stocks, crude jump on revived stimulus hopes, Trump’s improving health

NEW YORK (Reuters) – U.S. stocks closed sharply higher and crude prices surged Monday as renewed optimism surrounding stimulus negotiations and news of President Donald Trump’s health progress helped calm investor anxiety.

U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin continued talks toward a bipartisan agreement on a new pandemic relief package. That revived hopes for a new round of stimulus more than two months after emergency unemployment benefits expired for millions of Americans.

“This probably is a bit of a relief rally,” said Chuck Carlson, chief executive officer at Horizon Investment Services in Hammond, Indiana. “Two weeks ago there wasn’t much hope and now there’s a growing consensus that stimulus could pass before the election.”

“That seems to be where the market is leaning right now.”

Trump’s physician, Dr. Sean Conley, announced late in the session that the president has met or exceeded all standard criteria to

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County health chief hopes Trump’s case a COVID-19 ‘wake-up call’

Dr. Alina Alonso concerned about college students

Jane Musgrave
| Palm Beach Post

Hours after Palm Beach County’s top health official on Monday said she hoped President Trump’s COVID-19 diagnosis would force doubters to take the deadly disease seriously, her hopes were at last partially dashed with a tweet.

“Feeling really good!” Trump tweeted at midafternoon to announce he would be leaving the hospital soon. “Don’t be afraid of Covid.”

The message was far different from the one county health director Dr. Alina Alonso has been preaching since the pandemic began in March.

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But, Alonso said, she was hopeful that the diagnoses of Trump, the first lady and others who attended campaign events or a White House ceremony would nevertheless change minds.

“I hope this is a wake-up call and people don’t think it’s a hoax anymore,” she said.

Since the mask-shunning

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Trump hopes to be released from hospital today

President Donald Trump was hoping for a Monday discharge from the military hospital where he is being treated for COVID-19, a day after he briefly ventured out while contagious to salute cheering supporters by motorcade in a move that disregarded precautions meant to contain the deadly virus that has killed more than 209,000 Americans.

White House officials said Trump was anxious to be released after three nights at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, where doctors revealed on Sunday that his blood oxygen level dropped suddenly twice in recent days and that they gave him a steroid typically only recommended for the very sick. Still, the doctors said Trump’s health is improving and volunteered that he could be discharged as early as Monday to continue the remainder of his treatment at the White House.

“This is an important day as the president continues to improve and is ready to get

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Winter’s Jazz Club owner hopes to reopen in spring as he recovers from health problems

On the evening of March 13, Winter’s Jazz Club owner Scott Stegman stepped onstage to announce what he hoped would be a brief pause.

a man standing in front of a piano: Scott Stegman at his club, Winter's Jazz Club, in Chicago on Friday, Nov. 3, 2017.

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Scott Stegman at his club, Winter’s Jazz Club, in Chicago on Friday, Nov. 3, 2017.

“We thank you for being with us under such unusual circumstances,” he said to a small audience, as the pandemic was starting to change life in Chicago.

“As probably most of you know, tonight is the last night we’ll be open until further notice because of the situation around the world. We hope to see you on the flip side and hope it won’t be too long. Who knows what this will mean for all of us?”

a man sitting at a desk in front of a curtain: Winter's Jazz Club owner Scott Stegman is hoping to reopen the room in spring.

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Winter’s Jazz Club owner Scott Stegman is hoping to reopen the room in spring.

He was about to

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‘Eat It To Beat It’ prostate cancer campaign hopes to save men’s lives through healthy food

LOS ANGELES (KABC) — Sportscaster Brian Custer was healthy, fit and a bit over forty when he found out he had an aggressive form of prostate cancer after missing his annual exam.

A biopsy confirmed an aggressive cancer that required immediate surgery.

The misnomer is that it’s an old man’s disease.

“When a doctor looks at you and says, “Listen I’m sorry you have cancer and it’s aggressive.” I don’t want anyone anyone else to go through it I had to go through,” Custer said.

One out of nine men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in their life, but statistics for people with color are more daunting.

“Essentially African-American are twice as likely to die of prostate cancer. They are more than 75% more likely to be diagnosed with prostate cancer,” said UCLA Urologist, Dr. Isla Garraway.

Dr. Garraway who works with many veterans says while it can be

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