Local high school football players certainly felt the pain when their sport was postponed. And the promise of a season starting in March seems oddly familiar to many of these players. Portsmouth junior Tom McGraw believed he would be playing high school baseball last spring. The team trained and prepared for the regular season, they …

Several months after the start of the pandemic, there is still a high demand for surgical masks, gowns and other types of personal protective equipment in the United States. This is partly because of stress the COVID-19 crisis has put on the healthcare supply chain to produce and distribute protective equipment. One of the reasons …

Nurses attached to the Linden hospital complex yesterday staged a protest outside the hospital demanding a COVID-19 risk allowance and more personal protective equipment (PPE). They also asked why they had not yet been paid since the official payday was scheduled for Tuesday. In a video seen on Facebook, several nurses were heard chanting, “Nurses …

Professional football is in full swing this week, and New Yorkers like me can be reassured during COVID-19 that the Jets and Giants both appear perfectly prepared for horrific seasons. Yes, life during the pandemic is returning to some normal state. The NFL Players Association, or NFLPA, is also on a roll with its unique …

A 46-year-old passenger in Manchester was seen on a bus with a python wrapped around his neck and mouth. If that wasn’t already weird enough, he had wrapped the reptile like a face mask. The man, who boarded the Swinton bus in Salford, sent co-passengers in shock with his unusual choice of ‘protective tarp’ against …

Demna has done it again. Where does he have? The Balenciaga FW20 collection started filtering online, with one item in particular – a soccer jersey – lending itself to much outrage on Twitter. Depending on how you look at it, it’s either more of Gvasalia’s genius or, well, all a little offbeat. As is customary …

As medical facilities across the country began to run out of personal protective equipment this spring, a legion of volunteers turned to 3D printers, 3-hole punches and sewing machines to create a stopgap solution. At Lamar University in Beaumont, Ian Kennard, 19, of Houston, used one of the university’s 3D printers to create face shields. …

LSU football trained for the first time in epaulettes on Wednesday. The five-day acclimatization period allows Tigers to spend the next two days in shells and a fifth day in full pads. Highlights of the day included appearances from receivers Ja’Marr Chase and Terrace Marshall as well as first-year tight end Arik Gilbert on receivers …

Coach Payton responded to questions from the media regarding the team’s decision to sequester COVID-19 protection bracelet trackers at the Loews New Orleans hotel on Wednesday to see if players adopt the new safety recommendations. The most intriguing takeaways were his responses to the Oakley Mouth Shield, Drew Brees, Jameis Winston and the promotion of …

LAKELAND, Fla – A man from Lakeland, Fla., Has died three weeks after swaddling himself in protective gear to sit by his wife’s bedside and say goodbye to her as she languished with COVID-19. Sam Reck, 90, died on Saturday after contracting the novel coronavirus after visiting his beloved 30-year-old wife JoAnn Reck at the …