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The Boston Red Sox have quarantined a 20 year old pitcher from Taiwan in a South Florida hotel room over fears about the Coronavirus. The pitcher is Chih-Jung Liu and he arrived last week to start his first spring training with the Sox but the team is taking a safe approach to the situation which is why he’s in a hotel room. This is the second player from Taiwan who’s been quarantined due to the virus fears.

Red Sox say they never quarantined pitcher Chih-Jung Liu for fear of coronavirus

FORT MYERS, Fla. - The Boston Red Sox have not quarantined minor league pitcher Chih-Jung Liu for fear of the coronavirus, the team's vice president of media relations Kevin Gregg said Wednesday. Erroneous reports Wednesday stated that the team had quarantined the 20-year-old Taiwanese right-hander after he had arrived in Fort Myers from his Asian homeland last week.

You know how we played a little Country 1025 shark tank yesterday? Well here’s some news about the real sharks on the TV show! Barbara Corcoran was scammed out of $388k! An email chain was forwarded to Barbara’s bookkeeper named Christine and it looked like it came from Barbs assistant, Emily. Well “Emily” told Christine that she had the green light to pay over $388k to a company in Germany. Problem is that this was not the real Emily!! They finally figured out the scam but it was too late. The money is gone but the IT folks say the original scam emails traced back to a Chinese IP address. Attorneys are involved to figure out the next move.

'Shark Tank' Star Barbara Corcoran Hooked in $380k Phishing Scam

TMZ.com "Shark Tank" star Barbara Corcoran is missing nearly $400,000 Wednesday morning after her office was victimized by email scammers who used a tiny typo to gain the upper hand. The scam started last week when an email chain was forwarded to Barbara's bookkeeper, a woman named Christine.

Kobe Bryant memorial items have been pulled by EBAY. The company thinks it’s bad taste and it’s against their policy which states that sellers can’t profit off of human tragedy or suffering. One XL t-shirt from the memorial already sold for $2,025

Kobe Bryant Memorial Items Pulled From eBay, Against Policy

Getty People looking to make a buck off items from the Kobe Bryant memorial will have to go somewhere other than eBay ... 'cause the company is actively working to remove all the items from the site. As we previously reported ...

 

 

Squeeky clean George Clooney is taking action against a company that he’s been endorsing for years…Nespresso. He’s been the face of that brand since 2006 Looks like the Nespresso claimed that all of its coffee beans were sourced ethically, but after a journalist was given access to remote Guatemalan farms, it had children working in the fields. George has released a statement saying that he grew up on a tobacco farm from the time he was 12 so he is uniquely aware of the complex issues regarding farming and child labor. He also mentioned that clearly the board and the company have some work to do. Now Nespresso says that they have a zero tolerance for child labor and it’s immediately launching an investigation into the matter. They won’t be purchasing coffee beans from farms in that area until the investigation is closed.

George Clooney 'saddened' by allegations of Nespresso child labor

Oscar-winning actor George Clooney says Nespresso still has "work to do" after an investigation claimed to uncover child labor at six of its suppliers in Guatemala.

Macaulay Culkin has officially joined the cast of American Horror Story for its upcoming 10th season!

Macaulay Culkin to join 'American Horror Story' season 10 cast with Sarah Paulson, Evan Peters also returning

Macaulay Culkin is all set to join the star-studded season 10 cast of " American Horror Story," which already included returning performers Sarah Paulson and Evan Peters. Series co-creator Ryan Murphy shared a list of the stout ensemble cast to his Instagram in the form of short videos showing waves crashing on the beach under gray skies as various names flash across the screen.

 

 

 

 

A superstar athlete just said that they are retiring from the sport they’ve been known for for their entire life. Who is it? Maria Sharapova is retiring from Tennis. She says “tennis, I’m saying goodbye. And so in whatever I might choose for my next chapter, my next mountain, I’ll still be pushing. I’ll still be climbing. I’ll still be growing”She’s been a powerhouse since she was 17 years old when she won 5 career grand slams and people really got to know her when she went head to head with Serena Williams. She’s only 32.

Maria Sharapova was one of the most successful tennis players ever - both on and off the court

There are many ways to measure Maria Sharapova's success: Five grand slam titles, 36 career wins, a former No. 1 ranking in the world. But those impressive achievements don't match up with the success she accumulated in her bank account.

The Academy of Country Music will announce this year’s host and full list of nominees today at 8am followed by a press conference at 8:30. Country musicians Lauren Alaina and Ashley McBryde will select ACM Awards nominations categories via videos posted in real time. The ACM Awards will air live from the MGM Grand in Las Vegas on Sunday April 5th from 8-11pm on CBS.

ACM Nominations To Be Revealed This Week

Final nominations for the 55th Academy of Country Music Awards will be announced Thursday, Feb. 27 via digital press conference at 7:30 a.m. CT/8:30 a.m. ET. The ACM Awards will be presented Sunday, April 5.

 

Maren Morris announces dates for her headlining RSVP: The Tour. Her first tour stop is BOSTON on June 5th. Openers will be Caitlyn Smith, James Arthur and Ryan Hurd. Tickets for her headlining tour on March 6th at 10am.

JUST IN: Maren Morris Announces 2020 Tour Dates

Maren Morris has revealed the cities and dates for an upcoming 2020 tour that she's calling RSVP: The Tour. The country and sometimes pop singer-songwriter is hitting the road beginning on June 5 in Boston for a tour that will see her crisscrossing the United States, ending up in Los Angeles on Oct.