John King

John King

Height/Weight: 6' 2"/215 lbs
Bat: L
Throw: L
Born: Laredo, Texas
College: Houston
Draft: 2017 10th round by the
  • Reuters

    Chinese tech execs support 'common prosperity', helping SMEs at internet summit

    Chinese technology executives, facing a crackdown by the authorities, pledged support on Sunday for Beijing's "common prosperity" drive and to help smaller companies. Alibaba Group CEO Daniel Zhang, a prime target of the broad crackdown, told a conference organised by China's top internet regulator that his company's $15 billion plan to boost common prosperity in China was "steadily advancing". Common prosperity - China's term for narrowing the gap between rich and poor - is "not just a number", Zhang said, stressing the importance of helping local talent in poor regions to "teach a man to fish".

  • Reuters

    Putin ends self-isolation with Siberian fishing trip

    Russian President Vladimir Putin has spent several days on holiday in Siberia where he was hiking and fishing, the Kremlin said on Sunday, following a short spell in self-isolation as a precautionary measure against COVID-19. Putin said in the middle of September he would have to spend "a few days" in self-isolation after dozens of people in his entourage fell ill with COVID-19. Putin has cultivated a macho image, appealing to many Russians, and has previously been pictured riding a horse barechested and in sun glasses, as well as carrying a hunting rifle and piloting a fighter jet.

  • Associated Press

    LEADING OFF: Cards seek sweet 16, Yanks-Red Sox for WC lead

    Fresh off setting a franchise record with their 15th straight win, Harrison Bader and the Cardinals try to finish off a sweep at Wrigley Field. The Cardinals hold a five-game lead over Philadelphia for the second NL wild-card spot. The major league record is 26 straight victories by the New York Giants in 1916.