Jon Lester keeps things close as Cubs walk-off Indians in 10 innings

AP Photo/Mark Black Lester allowed two runs in five innings in the Cubs’ 3-2 victory. Javy Baez delivered the game-winning single with two outs and two strikes. Starting pitcher Jon Lester felt like he figured something out before his last start against the Brewers, and those corrections in his mechanics allowed him to throw six […]

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Court: Trump can end temporary legal status for 4 countries

The Trump administration can end humanitarian protections that have allowed hundreds of thousands of people from El Salvador, Nicaragua, Haiti and Sudan to remain in the United States, a divided appeals court ruled Monday. While an appeal is imminent and orders to leave wouldn’t take effect for months, the decision moved many people closer to […]

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Banner scheduled to fly over Dodger Stadium to have direct message: ASTROS CHEATED

Fans will not be allowed at Dodger Stadium to jeer the Houston Astros in person Saturday and Sunday, but the plan for some is to communicate their feelings in other ways before the Astros’ first games in Los Angeles since their cheating scandal rocked the major leagues. Weather permitting, an airplane will fly over Dodger […]

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If the Cubs plan to have success in October, they need this Jon Lester

AP Photo/Morry Gash Lester allowed just three hits and struck out a season-high eight batters in six scoreless innings in the Cubs’ 1-0 loss to the Brewers. MILWAUKEE — The Cubs need this version of Jon Lester if they plan to have success down the stretch and into October. The veteran left-hander turned in his […]

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Josh Hawley calls on Congress to investigate ‘critical race theory’ training scandal after Trump’s executive order

Sen. Josh Hawley called on Congress to investigate why federal government agencies were allowed to spend taxpayer dollars on training sessions related to White privilege and critical race theory, two days after President Trump signed an executive order ending the practice entirely. “I think that the president’s action here to stop funding is absolutely appropriate,” Hawley, R.-Mo., told […]

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Kansas City Chiefs ban headdresses and face paint at Thursday’s season opener

Native headdresses and face paint won’t be allowed at Kansas City Chiefs games. | Chris O’Meara/AP The move by the reigning Super Bowl champions has pleased Native Americans as a good first step, but frustrated some of the 17,000 fans who will be in the stands . MISSION, Kan. — Kansas City Chiefs fans who […]

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Chargers defense is ready to carry the team during transition year for offense

The NFL intended to increase the intensity when they allowed helmeted practices after a period of walk-throughs. And that’s what new Chargers cornerback Chris Harris Jr. did. The savvy veteran recognized a route combination with receivers breaking to the outside, positioned himself in between them and disrupted the play. “Y’all know I’m breaking them … […]

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Yu Darvish-Trevor Bauer II doesn’t go Cubs way as they fall to the Reds, 3-0

AP Photo/Kamil Krzaczynski Darvish allowed more than two runs in a start since for the first time since July 25 in Wednesday’s 3-0 loss to the Reds. Yu Darvish-Trevor Bauer II was bound to be eventful as two of the best starters in the National League faced off for the second time this season. The […]

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As virus cases drop, governors may gamble on bars. Again.

A guy walks into a bar, which still isn’t allowed in Texas. But Jeff Brightwell owns this bar. Two months into an indefinite shutdown, he’s just checking on the place — the tables six feet apart, the “Covid 19 House Rules” sign instructing drinkers not to mingle. All the safeguards that didn’t keep the doors […]

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Andrew Heaney pitches a gem as Angels spoil Mike Clevinger’s Padres debut

Andrew Heaney allowed only three hits over seven innings and the Angels defeated San Diego 2-0 on Thursday, spoiling Mike Clevinger’s debut with the Padres. With most of the attention focused on Clevinger, who was acquired in a multiplayer deal with Cleveland before Monday’s trade deadline, it was Heaney (3-2) who ended up pitching a […]

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Twins snap 6-game losing streak, drop White Sox into first-place tie

White Sox reliever Jimmy Cordero allowed the Twins’ second and third runs in a 3-2 White Sox loss Tuesday. (AP) | AP Photos Eloy Jimenez’ two-run double in first is only offense White Sox can muster. First baseman Jose Abreu wouldn’t have objected to the White Sox front office adding a pitcher before the trade […]

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U.S. Will Revive Global Virus-Hunting Effort Ended Last Year

A worldwide virus-hunting program allowed to expire last year by the Trump administration, just before the coronavirus pandemic broke out, will have a second life — whatever the outcome of the presidential election. Joseph R. Biden Jr. has promised that, if elected, he will restore the program, called Predict, which searched for dangerous new animal […]

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Stephen Colbert warns Chris Christie he may not be allowed back on ‘Late Show’ if Trump is reelected

Stephen Colbert warns Chris Christie he may not be allowed back on ‘Late Show’ if Trump is reelected George Back Producer, Yahoo Entertainment August 28, 2020 [embedded content] Former New Jersey governor Chris Christie appeared on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert, Thursday. The life-long conservative shared his support for Donald Trump, in fact he […]

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Thousands may return home as gains made on California fires

Thousands of people forced to flee their homes were allowed to return Thursday after firefighters made progress in their effort to put out massive and deadly wildfires in Northern California. Officials were working on plans to repopulate other evacuated areas. Cooler weather and higher humidity, along with an influx of equipment and firefighters, continued to […]

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Elliott: Clippers coach Doc Rivers keeps emotions in check

Clippers coach Doc Rivers bottled up his emotions for a while, knowing that if he had allowed himself to speak before Tuesday’s game about the shooting of Jacob Blake in Kenosha, Wis., the latest tragedy to befall a Black man in a confrontation with police, Rivers couldn’t trust himself to stay calm enough to do […]

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High winds could fan already enormous California wildfires

SAN FRANCISCO — A calm overnight allowed firefighters to make progress against a trio of massive wildfires burning in Northern California but they were girding for a weather system Sunday that will bring high winds and thunderstorms that could spark new fires and fan existing blazes that destroyed nearly 1,000 homes and other structures and […]

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Attorneys for homeless facing encampment sweeps: LA leaders ‘in contempt’ of judge’s order

A judge in April struck down a city code that allowed sanitation crews to cart away belongings stored in a public area, using the reason that those items are bulky. But attorneys representing homeless individuals and their advocates say the city is acting “in contempt” of that order by continuing to tell encampment residents that […]

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Long balls bite Kyle Hendricks and Cubs again as Jose Abreu’s three-homer night lifts White Sox

Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images Hendricks allowed two home runs in 5 1/3 innings in the Cubs’ 7-4 loss to the White Sox on Saturday. Kyle Hendricks saw what the White Sox’ lineup could do after it slugged six home runs in the Cubs’ 10-1 loss Friday. The Cubs’ ace was able to keep the […]

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Uber and Lyft shares soar as ride-hailing apps avert Calfornia shutdown

Uber and Lyft saw their stocks soar after an eleventh-hour stay allowed the companies to avoid a service shutdown in California. The ride-hail giants were set to suspend service in their largest US market Thursday at midnight after a judge ruled they had violated the state’s Assembly Bill 5, which requires companies to classify their […]

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Pink Embraces Her Self-Professed ‘Thunder Thighs’ While Wakesurfing — See Pic

Pink has always been proud of the body she has and is thankful for her ‘thunder thighs,’ which allowed her to totally crush a lake wakesurfing session in a new photo. After battling a horrible case of COVID-19 in March and April, Pink’s health is back and she’s as strong as ever. The 40-year-old singer […]

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Alec Mills’ valiant effort for Cubs spoiled by Christian Yelich’s three-run homer

AP Photo/Jeff Haynes Mills, who started in place of injured Tyler Chatwood, allowed four runs and five hits in six innings in the Cubs’ 4-3 loss to the Brewers. The Cubs have been forced to make a few scratches shortly before games recently. Infielder David Bote has gotten the call a couple of times, and […]

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Cubs’ Tyler Chatwood scratched from start vs. Brewers with mid-back tightness

AP Photo/David Banks The Cubs’ right-hander is 2-1 with a 5.40 ERA this season, but allowed just one run over his first two starts. Right-hander Tyler Chatwood was scratched from his start on Friday against the Brewers with mid-back tightness. The Cubs say he’s considered day-to-day. Right-hander Alec Mills will make the start in his […]

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Sycamore Partners’ bid for bankrupt JCPenney opposed by workers’ group

Sycamore Partners should not be allowed to buy JCPenney out of bankruptcy because of its long history of closing stores and decimating jobs, a worker advocacy group said Tuesday. A group of current and former retail workers from Toys ‘R’ Us, Kmart, Sears and other bankrupt retailers are sounding the alarm about the Big Apple-based […]

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Commentary: Meet Collin Morikawa, PGA champion and golf’s next big thing

Without spectators allowed at TPC Harding Park this week, although one pretty famous member of the Golden State Warriors known for his 3-point range found his way onto the course Sunday, the biggest distraction Collin Morikawa faced at the PGA Championship came Saturday afternoon at the 16th green. The hole is bordered by Lake Merced, […]

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