John Manuel

John Manuel

Reporter

Professional experience: Baseball America (variety of roles since 1996; editor in chief since 2005). Previous full-time employment includes Hickory Daily Record & High Point Enterprise. Freelance work has included TV work for Durham Bulls, MLB Network and ESPN as baseball color analyst.

Education: UNC, 1994 (BS History)

Hometown: Fayetteville, NC, moved a bit and graduated from Asheville High in 1990.

Playing days: Ha! Get real, look at my glasses. Cut from every team that I could get cut from, but I was a solid screening big man in the Jay Bilas mold for Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church in Asheville in '90.

Most memorable moment in sports history: 1) Holding my newborn son in my arms when the Red Sox won it all in '04. 2) 2000 Olympics, baseball semifinals (Doug Mientkiewicz walk-off HR vs. Korea for US victory); 3) George Lynch steal & dunk at Smith Center to cap 1993 comeback for North Carolina vs. Florida State.

Favorite sports venue: Rosenblatt Stadium, Omaha (gone now). Otherwise ... AT&T Park in San Francisco

If I wasn’t working in sports I would be: Teaching history/Civil War issues or working at the UN or in some diplomatic mission (those were past goals)

  • NASCAR CUP SERIES: TOYOTA OWNERS 400

    Today at 2:00 pm on FOX50

  • Premier League Soccer: Swansea vs. Everton

    Saturday at 12:30 pm on WRAL-TV

  • Horse Racing: Kentucky Derby

    Saturday at 2:30 pm on WRAL-TV

  • NBA: Teams TBD

    Today at 12:00 pm on 99.9 The Fan

  • MLB: Chicago at Boston

    Tonight at 7:00 on 99.9 The Fan

NBA Scoreboard
Sunday, Apr 30
Washington 10:00 PT11:00 MT12:00 CT1:00 ET17:00 GMT1:00 10:00 MST12:00 EST21:00 UAE19:0013:00 ET12:00 CTNaN:�
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Boston 
Utah 12:30 PT1:30 MT2:30 CT3:30 ET19:30 GMT3:30 12:30 MST2:30 EST23:30 UAE21:3015:30 ET2:30 CTNaN:�
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LA Clippers 
Zurich Classic (PGA)
PosNameScoreThru
1J. Blixt-1918
1C. Smith-1918
2tS. Brown-1518
2tK. Kisner-1518
2tC. Hoffman-1518
2tN. Watney-1518
4R. Palmer-1418
4J. Spieth-1418
5C. Stroud-1318
5B. Stuard-1318
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Texas LPGA (LPGA)
PosNameScoreThru
1H. Nomura-818
2tC. Kerr-618
2tI. Park-618
2tE. Seong-618
5S. Lewis-518
6tM. Jutanugarn-318
6tA. Jutanugarn-318
6tJ. Korda-318
6tS. Park-318
6tA. Stanford-318
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Volvo China Open (EURO)
PosNameScoreThru
1D. Frittelli-192
2tC. Wood-148
2tP. Larrazabal-142
4tM. Lorenzo-Vera-1216
4tA. Levy-123
6tR. Jacquelin-1116
6tY. Yang-1113
6tK. Moon-1113
6tA. Wu-1111
10tS. Lee-106
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ATP Scoreboard
Saturday, Apr. 29
Barcelona Open (ATP)
Semifinals
(1) A. Murray2 6 4   
(4) D. Thiem6 3 6   
(3) R. Nadal6 6    
H. Zeballos3 4    
 
Hungarian Open (ATP)
Semifinals
L. Djere2 4    
A. Bedene6 6    
(1) L. Pouille6 7    
(6) P. Lorenzi2 5    
 
WTA Scoreboard
Saturday, Apr. 29
Istanbul Cup (WTA)
Semifinals
(1) E. Svitolina6 6    
J. Cepelova2 3    
(3) I. Begu1 1    
(6) E. Mertens6 6    
 
Porsche Tennis Grand Prix (WTA)
Semifinals
K. Mladenovic3 7 6   
M. Sharapova6 5 4   
(4) S. Halep4 5    
L. Siegemund6 7