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Sizzling Day eyes fourth PGA Tour win in five starts

PGA: The Barclays - Final RoundRed-hot Jason Day of Australia heads into this week's Deutsche Bank Championship seeking a fourth PGA Tour victory in five starts to strengthen his grip at the top of the FedExCup standings. The 27-year-old won the opener in the lucrative four-event playoff series by a commanding six shots at The Barclays last week and now turns his attention to the TPC Boston in Norton where he finished second in 2010 and tied for third in 2011. "I love coming back up here," PGA Championship winner Day told reporters on Thursday as he prepared for Friday's opening round when he will play in high-profile company with world number two Jordan Spieth and fourth-ranked Bubba Watson.



Publ.Date : Thu, 03 Sep 2015 19:19:31 -0400

Grand Slam of golf canceled

(L-R) Pete Bevacqua, CEO of the PGA of America, Donald Trump, Derek Sprague, President of PGA America, and Jim Knight, pose after announcing the PGA Grand Slam of Golf site at Trump National Golf Club on March 10, 2015 in Palos Verdes Estates, CaliforniaThe 2015 Grand Slam of golf featuring the year's major champions has been canceled as the PGA of America found it too complicated to move it from Donald Trump's Los Angeles course. The PGA had announced in July that it was pulling the October event from Trump National Los Angeles over the billionaire presidential hopefuls controversial remarks about Mexican immigrants. Organizers originally hoped to find a new venue for the 36-hole exhibition, which this year was expected to feature Masters and US Open winner Jordan Spieth, British Open champion Zach Johnson and PGA Champion Jason Day.



Publ.Date : Thu, 03 Sep 2015 13:45:28 -0400

Rockets\' Dwight Howard detained after gun found in carry-on bag

Dwight Howard was questioned and the gun was eventually seized by airport authorities before they allowed him to board a later flightHouston Rockets centre Dwight Howard was detained by authorities at a Texas airport after trying to board a flight with a handgun in his carry-on luggage, police said. Houston police spokesperson Kese Smith said the gun was discovered on Friday by Transportation Security Administration officials in Terminal E at the George Bush Intercontinental Airport. Howard was questioned and the gun was eventually seized by airport authorities before they allowed him to board a later flight.



Publ.Date : Wed, 02 Sep 2015 22:01:50 -0400

Davis at the double as O\'s snap losing streak in style
(The Sports Xchange) - Chris Davis was determined to pull the Baltimore Orioles out of one of their worst stretches in years and the first baseman accomplished that feat by hitting two home runs, including the game-winner on Wednesday. The decisive walkofff blast in the 11th inning proved the difference between the teams as the Orioles snapped a six-game losing streak with a 7-6 home victory over the Tampa Bay Rays. The Orioles also got their first win this season when trailing after eight innings (1-61).
Publ.Date : Thu, 03 Sep 2015 01:43:49 -0400

Man charged in decades-old theft of Simpson trophy

The Heisman Memorial Trophy Award that was presented to O.J Simpson in 1968 when he was a senior at the University of Southern California is displayed at the Butterfield auction house gallery in Los Angeles on February 10, 1999A man is facing prison over the theft of an O.J. Simpson Heisman Trophy stolen in 1994, when the former gridiron hero faced charges of murdering his ex-wife and a friend. Los Angeles County prosecutors said that Lewis Eugene Starks would be arraigned on Wednesday on a charge of receiving stolen property after trying to sell the trophy and a plaque in December. The trophy was the University of Southern California's copy of the Heisman awarded to Simpson in 1968 as the country's outstanding collegiate football player.



Publ.Date : Wed, 02 Sep 2015 15:29:14 -0400

Top trio of McIlroy, Spieth, Day battling for No. 1

Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland in action during the pro-am event prior to the Deutsche Bank Championship at TPC Boston on September 3, 2015 in Norton, MassachusettsRory McIlroy is confident he can hold on to his world number one ranking at the Deutsche Bank Championship that tees off Friday, even with Jordan Spieth and Jason Day breathing down his neck. "I'm sort of holding this ranking, I feel, based on how I played last year," admitted McIlroy, whose 2015 campaign was disrupted by a left ankle injury that forced him out of the British Open. McIlroy regained the world number one ranking last week without lifting a club when Spieth missed the cut at the Barclays to bring his two-week reign at the top to an end.



Publ.Date : Thu, 03 Sep 2015 18:51:31 -0400

Donaldson stays hot in AL MVP race, Trout still in hunt

MLB: Cleveland Indians at Toronto Blue Jays(Reuters) - The American League MVP race continued to heat up on Wednesday as joint-favorites Josh Donaldson and Mike Trout each strengthened their case for the award. Toronto All-Star Donaldson and Los Angeles Angels reigning MVP Trout are currently the front-runners to capture the honor with the duel almost certain to extend through the final month of the regular season. Donaldson guided the Blue Jays to a 5-1 victory over the Cleveland Indians in his latest effort, flashing the speed and power-hitting that has kept him in the conversation all season.



Publ.Date : Wed, 02 Sep 2015 23:34:01 -0400

Grand Slam of Golf canceled by PGA for this year
(Reuters) - The elite PGA Grand Slam of Golf, which brings together the winners of the season's four majors, has been scrapped for this year due to venue complications, the PGA of America said on Thursday. The 36-hole stroke-play event had initially been scheduled for Oct. 20-21 at Donald Trump's National course in Los Angeles but those plans were abandoned in July following a mutual agreement between Trump and the PGA of America. Trump had been criticized for controversial comments he made about undocumented immigrants from Mexico while he launched his Republican candidacy for U.S. president, and plans were made by the PGA at that time to seek out a different venue.
Publ.Date : Thu, 03 Sep 2015 15:56:06 -0400

Ex-San Francisco 49er charged with murder in prison cellmate\'s death
By Curtis Skinner SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - A former National Football League running back serving time in a California prison for domestic violence and vehicle theft has been charged with first-degree murder in the strangling death of his cellmate, a prosecutor said on Wednesday. If convicted, Lawrence Phillips, 40, could be sentenced to an additional term of 25 years to life, but he will not face the death penalty, according to Andrea Bridges, a deputy Kern County district attorney. Phillips, a two-time college football national champion at the University of Nebraska who became a running back for the San Francisco 49ers, was named four months ago as a suspect in the killing of 37-year-old Damion Soward.
Publ.Date : Wed, 02 Sep 2015 13:56:46 -0400

\'Concussion\' football movie altered to avoid angering NFL: NY Times

A football helmet's health warning sticker is pictured between a U.S. flag and the number 55, in memory of former student and NFL player Junior Seau, as the Oceanside Pirates high school football team prepares for their Friday night game in OceansideBy Reuters Staff NEW YORK (Reuters) - Sony Pictures Entertainment executives altered the script of its forthcoming movie "Concussion," about football-related brain trauma, to avoid antagonizing the National Football League, the New York Times reported on Wednesday. Citing emails between Sony studio executives that were leaked by hackers last year, the Times said marketing plans for the movie were positioned to focus on the story of a whistle-blower, rather than a condemnation of the sport. Sony said on Wednesday that the New York Times story "contains many misleading references" and that nothing had been "softened" in the film to placate anyone.



Publ.Date : Wed, 02 Sep 2015 15:17:47 -0400

\'Deflategate\' unlikely to harm NFL brand, experts say
The National Football League has managed to flourish through a number of highly-publicized fiascoes in recent years and sports experts expect more of the same despite a months-long battle with its most popular player. Quarterback Tom Brady had his four-game suspension tossed out by a judge on Thursday and the ordeal may prove to be a boon for the NFL when his New England Patriots open the 2015 regular season next week. "Typically, when you look at almost every bad thing or everything that would be negative or is to be avoided in sports they almost never affect the bottom line," Robert Boland, professor of sports law at Ohio University, told Reuters.
Publ.Date : Thu, 03 Sep 2015 19:44:55 -0400

Fan at Fenway Park hurt trying for foul, leaves on stretcher
BOSTON (AP) ? A fan at Fenway Park has been taken away on a stretcher after flipping over backward trying to catch a foul ball.
Publ.Date : Wed, 02 Sep 2015 19:07:51 -0400

Tomsula denies Hayne assured of San Francisco 49ers spot

Jarryd Hayne of the San Francisco 49ers looks on from the bench during the game against the Denver Broncos during preseason action on August 29, 2015 in Denver, ColoradoSan Francisco 49ers coach Jim Tomsula denied reports that rugby league convert Jarryd Hayne had already booked his place on the NFL team's final 53-man roster for the upcoming season. Australian international Hayne has impressed the 49ers management during pre-season with a series of performances that have edged him closer to achieving his dream of a career in American football. "I don't know what the rules are in the media in Australia, but you might want to fact check," Tomsula told San Francisco's KNBR radio station.



Publ.Date : Wed, 02 Sep 2015 01:19:14 -0400

Studio denies \'Concussion\' film softened to appease NFL

Sony Pictures will release the movie "Concussion" in December 2015Sony Pictures on Wednesday hit back at a New York Times report saying it had "softened" the upcoming Will Smith movie "Concussion" to avoid antagonizing the National Football League. The movie due for release in December tells the story of Nigerian-born forensic neuropathologist Bennet Omalu, played by Smith, and his diagnosis of chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) in the brains of deceased NFL players who suffered multiple concussions. Concussions have become a major injury concern for the league, which agreed to pay $765 million to retired players to settle concussion-related health claims after accusations it long ignored evidence that head injuries posed long-term risks to players.



Publ.Date : Wed, 02 Sep 2015 19:49:29 -0400

Golf-Sizzling Day eyes fourth PGA Tour win in five starts
Red-hot Jason Day of Australia heads into this week's Deutsche Bank Championship seeking a fourth PGA Tour victory in five starts to strengthen his grip at the top of the FedExCup standings. The 27-year-old won the opener in the lucrative four-event playoff series by a commanding six shots at The Barclays last week and now turns his attention to the TPC Boston in Norton where he finished second in 2010 and tied for third in 2011. "I love coming back up here," PGA Championship winner Day told reporters on Thursday as he prepared for Friday's opening round when he will play in high-profile company with world number two Jordan Spieth and fourth-ranked Bubba Watson.
Publ.Date : Thu, 03 Sep 2015 19:15:58 -0400

\'Deflategate\' judge to rule soon after Brady, NFL talks fail

New England Patriots' quarterback Tom Brady arrives at the Manhattan Federal Courthouse in New YorkThe National Football League and its players union failed to reach a settlement in their dispute over New England quarterback Tom Brady's four-game "Deflategate" suspension despite weeks of talks, leaving a federal judge to resolve the issue in the coming days. Following a final round of unsuccessful private discussions, U.S. District Judge Richard Berman said at a brief court hearing on Monday that he will likely decide whether to uphold or throw out the suspension within one or two days. The Patriots open their season on Sept. 10 at home against the Pittsburgh Steelers.



Publ.Date : Thu, 03 Sep 2015 10:50:30 -0400

Zimmerman leads Nationals to rare win in St Louis

MLB: Washington Nationals at St. Louis Cardinals(The Sports Xchange) - Ryan Zimmerman homered twice but his one-out RBI double in the top of the eighth proved to be the most decisive hit as the Washington Nationals held on for a rare win in St Louis, edging the Cardinals 4-3 on Wednesday. Zimmerman's liner down the right field line scored second baseman Anthony Rendon, who worked an eight-pitch walk from reliever Jonathan Broxton (1-4) to start the eighth and reached second on a sacrifice bunt by center fielder Matt den Dekker. "That was vintage Zim," Nationals manager Matt Williams said of Zimmerman's double.



Publ.Date : Thu, 03 Sep 2015 01:20:14 -0400

Ex-NFL player charged with murder of prison cell-mate

Then-Miami Dolphins' running back Lawrence Phillips, pictured on December 3, 1997, will be arraigned in the death of cell-mate Damion Soward at Kern Valley State Prison in Delano, CaliforniaA former NFL running back convicted of choking his ex-girlfriend into unconsciousness has been charged with murder in the strangling death of his cell-mate in a California prison. Lawrence Phillips will be arraigned on September 15 in the death of cell-mate Damion Soward at Kern Valley State Prison in Delano, California, in April, the Kern County District Attorney's Office confirmed Tuesday. After a stand-out career at the University of Nebraska Phillips was drafted sixth overall in 1996 by the NFL's St. Louis Rams.



Publ.Date : Wed, 02 Sep 2015 17:32:32 -0400

Brady to suit up after \'Deflategate\' win; NFL appeals

New England Patriots quarterback Brady exits the Manhattan Federal Courthouse in New YorkStar quarterback Tom Brady will play in the New England Patriots' season opener next week after a federal judge threw out his "Deflategate" suspension on Thursday - but the National Football League has not conceded defeat just yet. Within hours of the ruling, the NFL appealed the order vacating Brady's four-game suspension. U.S. District Judge Richard Berman's decision in New York was a major setback for NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, who had suspended Brady for his alleged role in a scheme to deflate footballs used in the Patriots' January playoff victory.



Publ.Date : Thu, 03 Sep 2015 17:43:00 -0400

Two Royals players sidelined with chicken pox

MLB: Kansas City Royals at Chicago White Sox(Reuters) - The Kansas City Royals have been almost unstoppable this season but on Tuesday they faced a very different challenge with two of their players sidelined by chicken pox. Outfielder Alex Rios and reliever Kelvin Herrera have both succumbed to the highly contagious disease and are expected to be out for up to two weeks after being sent home and placed in quarantine, the team said. Manager Ned Yost told reporters before Tuesday's game against the Detroit Tigers that the rest of the clubhouse appeared to be fit.



Publ.Date : Tue, 01 Sep 2015 19:38:01 -0400

NFL will appeal judge\'s ruling vacating Tom Brady\'s \'Deflategate\' ban
The National Football League will appeal a federal judge's ruling throwing out New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady's "Deflategate" suspension, Commissioner Roger Goodell said in a statement. U.S. District Judge Richard Berman in New York vacated Brady's four-game ban earlier on Thursday, ruling that Goodell's decision in July to uphold Brady's suspension was legally flawed.
Publ.Date : Thu, 03 Sep 2015 12:29:04 -0400

Pujols hits 555th home run to tie Ramirez on all-time list

Albert Pujols of the Los Angeles Angels hits a two-run homer against the Oakland Athletics in at O.co Coliseum on September 2, 2015 in Oakland, CaliforniaOakland (United States) (AFP) - Albert Pujols blasted his 555th career home run to tie Manny Ramirez for 14th on the all-time list as the Los Angeles Angels defeated the Oakland A's 9-4 at the O.co Coliseum.



Publ.Date : Wed, 02 Sep 2015 20:32:11 -0400

Man charged in connection to 1994 theft of O.J. Simpson\'s Heisman Trophy
A man found in possession of O.J. Simpson's Heisman Trophy, which disappeared from the University of Southern California in 1994, has been charged with receiving stolen property, Los Angeles prosecutors said on Wednesday. A spokesman for the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office said Lewis Eugene Sparks, 56, was not accused of stealing the famed trophy but had kept it for two decades since the theft. The Heisman, college football's top award, was given to Simpson in 1968 after he starred as a running back for USC and before his professional Hall of Fame career in the National Football League.
Publ.Date : Wed, 02 Sep 2015 16:35:23 -0400

McIlroy gets Final Series clearance

Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland watches his tee shot on the fifth hole during the final round of the 2015 PGA Championship at Whistling Straits in Sheboygan, Wisconsin on August 16, 2015Rory McIlroy will be able to play in the European Tour's Final Series tournaments after being given special exemption due to his ankle injury. The injury, sustained in a football kickabout with friends in July, meant that the world number one was unable to meet the 13-event qualification standard in order to remain in the Race to Dubai even though he currently leads the rankings. "I have spent the last two weeks examining every angle and every possible solution and I have spoken with Rory and his team, as well as independent medical advisers and some prominent players.



Publ.Date : Wed, 02 Sep 2015 10:18:19 -0400

Playing in London \'match made in heaven\', says Jaguars owner

NFL: Preseason-Jacksonville Jaguars at New York Giants(Reuters) - Shad Khan, the owner of the Jacksonville Jaguars, says he would like to work out a long-term deal for his National Football League team to continue playing in London, possibly right through to the 2030 season. The Jaguars have two years left on a four-year agreement to play one game per season at Wembley Stadium.



Publ.Date : Tue, 01 Sep 2015 18:16:38 -0400

NFL\'s Goodell damaged but not out after \'Deflategate\' ruling

NFL Commissioner Goodell exits the Manhattan Federal Courthouse in New YorkBy Steve Ginsburg WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The NFL's defeat in the drawn-out "Deflategate" saga marked the latest setback in Roger Goodell's nine-year run as commissioner. U.S. District Judge Richard Berman on Thursday threw out Goodell's four-game suspension of New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady over his alleged role in a scheme to deflate footballs used in a victory that put the Patriots in last season's Super Bowl.



Publ.Date : Thu, 03 Sep 2015 19:17:17 -0400

Nelson keeps it simple to rebound with win over Pirates

MLB: Pittsburgh Pirates at Milwaukee Brewers(The Sports Xchange) - Coming off one of his worst starts of the season, Jimmy Nelson's decision to stick to his usual routine paid off as the Milwaukee Brewers' right-hander dazzled in a 7-4 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Tuesday. Nelson (11-10) could not get out of the fourth inning last Wednesday at Cleveland, when he allowed five runs on four hits on a season-high eight walks. The young pitcher did not walk anyone this time around, and he held the Pirates to a run on four hits while striking out six over seven innings at Miller Park.



Publ.Date : Wed, 02 Sep 2015 00:46:36 -0400

Drew switches roles to keep Yankees in pennant race
(The Sports Xchange) - Stephen Drew's bat is keeping the Yankees afloat after the second baseman, known more for his defensive play, delivered another big hit to help New York earn a 3-1 victory over the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park on Tuesday. Drew delivered the go-ahead, two-run double in the fifth inning and is 6-for-8 with four runs and six RBIs in his past three games, including a 4-for-4 outing in a 20-6 win at Atlanta on Sunday. "It's been good, this past month," said Drew, who had his most productive August with three home runs and 11 RBIs.
Publ.Date : Wed, 02 Sep 2015 00:25:30 -0400

How green should a course be in times of drought?

Golf patrons wander the foggy grounds during player practice rounds ahead of the 2015 Masters at Augusta National Golf Course in AugustaBy Mark Lamport-Stokes LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - For the non-golfer, the image is an unsettling one -- lush golf courses sprawling across the desert areas around Palm Springs in arid California while the state is suffering a drought for a fourth consecutive year. Similar scenes can be found in states such as Nevada, Texas and Arizona where golf courses appear to be getting more than their fair share of water in an era of climate change when usage is increasingly restricted in the private and public sectors. For the United States Golf Association (USGA), however, a much bigger picture must be viewed when it comes to assessing the management of resources on golf courses, which can play a significant environmental role in urban areas.



Publ.Date : Thu, 03 Sep 2015 18:37:00 -0400

Patriots owner calls Deflate-gate \'overblown\'

New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft, pictured on July 29, 2015, called the "Deflate-gate" controversy the "most overblown story in recent NFL history"Speaking at a Patriots charity function on Tuesday night in Foxboro, Massachusetts, the 74-year-old Kraft said he had explained to Patriots players and staff how he thought they should proceed with preparations for the 2015 season in the face of the ongoing saga. "I spoke on behalf of the team and addressed the organization's position regarding, in my opinion, the most overblown story in recent NFL history," Kraft said. Brady, who is fighting a four-game suspension over the controversy, mentioned it publicly for just the second time since a league investigation found that he was probably "generally aware" that Patriots employees purposely deflated footballs below NFL minimum levels prior to the American Conference final playoff game.



Publ.Date : Wed, 02 Sep 2015 14:20:57 -0400

Boston relieved as judge overturns Brady\'s \'Deflategate\' suspension
By Scott Malone BOSTON (Reuters) - Bostonians ranging from workaday football fans to Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker reacted with relief on Thursday to the news that a federal judge had overturned an NFL decision to suspend star New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady for four games. The city had been on edge since July when National Football League Commissioner Roger Goodell suspended Brady, who has led the team to four Super Bowl victories, after a league probe concluded he had been "generally aware" of a team scheme to under-inflate footballs in a playoff game last season.
Publ.Date : Thu, 03 Sep 2015 13:43:49 -0400

International teams to play six NBA preseason games

Spurs' Ginobili challenges Fenerbahce Ulker's Goudelock and Bjelica during their NBA Global Games Istanbul 2014 basketball game in Istanbul(Reuters) - Three top international teams from Turkey, Israel and Brazil will visit the United States for a combined six preseason games against six National Basketball Association teams this October, the league said on Tuesday. The games open with six-times Turkish League champion Fenerbahce Ulker Istanbul taking on the Brooklyn Nets on Oct. 5 before meeting former NBA Most Valuable Player Kevin Durant's Oklahoma City Thunder on Oct. 9. Israeli club Maccabi Haifa will face NBA teams in the United States for the fifth time in six years, starting with an Oct. ...



Publ.Date : Tue, 01 Sep 2015 17:26:05 -0400

Brady\'s ban reversal gives Patriots an early edge

NFL: Preseason-New England Patriots at New Orleans SaintsBill Belichick is an NFL mastermind at overcoming obstacles and getting the best out of his New England Patriots, but the head coach's job was made much easier Thursday when Tom Brady's suspension by the league was overturned. Had Belichick been forced to use second-year backup Jimmy Garoppolo behind center for the first quarter of the 16-game regular season, the defending Super Bowl champions could easily have fallen out of the playoff picture.



Publ.Date : Thu, 03 Sep 2015 15:03:33 -0400

Outside lawyers to probe Baylor University\'s handling of sex abuse
Baylor University President Ken Starr, who gained prominence for his investigation of former U.S. President Bill Clinton's sex life, will have an independent investigation looking at how his school responds to sexual misconduct. Baylor, the world's largest Baptist university, has faced criticism for not doing enough to investigate and discipline a member of its football team who was accused of sexually assaulting a woman who played on the school's women's soccer team.
Publ.Date : Thu, 03 Sep 2015 16:45:53 -0400

Judge overturns Brady \'Deflate-gate\' suspension

New England Patriots' quarterback Tom Brady leaves the federal courthouse in New York City, on August 31, 2015A US judge overturned superstar quarterback Tom Brady's four-game suspension for his alleged role in the "Deflate-gate" controversy Thursday, calling it unfair in a ruling the National Football League vowed to appeal for the good of the sport. The ruling by US District Judge Richard Berman paves the way for Brady to take the field with his New England Patriots when the Super Bowl champions host the Pittsburgh Steelers in the NFL season-opener next Thursday. "Brady's four-game suspension is vacated, effective immediately," Berman ruled after failing in his effort to induce the warring sides to reach a settlement.



Publ.Date : Thu, 03 Sep 2015 16:24:18 -0400

Golf-How green should a course be in times of drought?
By Mark Lamport-Stokes LOS ANGELES, Sept 3 (Reuters) - For the non-golfer, the image is an unsettling one -- lush golf courses sprawling across the desert areas around Palm Springs in arid California while the state is suffering a drought for a fourth consecutive year. Similar scenes can be found in states such as Nevada, Texas and Arizona where golf courses appear to be getting more than their fair share of water in an era of climate change when usage is increasingly restricted in the private and public sectors. For the United States Golf Association (USGA), however, a much bigger picture must be viewed when it comes to assessing the management of resources on golf courses, which can play a significant environmental role in urban areas.
Publ.Date : Thu, 03 Sep 2015 18:19:53 -0400

NFL will not seek to put \'Deflategate\' ruling on hold pending appeal
The National Football League will not seek to put on hold a judge's ruling that threw out Tom Brady's "Deflategate" suspension while it appeals the decision, a spokesman said on Thursday. The decision not to seek a stay while the appeal is pending ensures that the New England Patriots star quarterback will be allowed to play in the season opener next week.
Publ.Date : Thu, 03 Sep 2015 13:03:08 -0400

Two decades later, Ripken\'s record remains a testament to work ethic

File photo of Baltimore Orioles Cal Ripken Jr. hittng a base hit in the eighth inning of his 2, 131st consecutive game in BaltimoreTwenty years after breaking the record for consecutive games played, Cal Ripken, Jr. insists the reason the feat remains one of baseball's most cherished moments is because it involved a trait the average person can understand: a strong work ethic. "So many people still share their own streak stories with me," Ripken said. "People clearly relate the record with the importance of showing up," said Ripken, who is scheduled to throw out the ceremonial first pitch on Sept. 1 as part of a variety of events at Camden Yards to honor the 20th anniversary of the record.



Publ.Date : Tue, 01 Sep 2015 11:46:34 -0400

CBS bringing limited live NFL to portable devices

CBS chairman Les Moonves and his wife Julie Chen arrive at the Hollywood Film Awards in Hollywood(Reuters) - CBS Corp-owned CBS Sports said it will allow viewers to live stream two regular NFL season games, in addition to AFC coverage, on their portable devices, expanding its services to the fast-growing Internet viewer base. Viewers will be able to stream games from the regular season and playoff of the National Football League on the CBS Sports website and on television via select connected TV, including Xbox One, Apple TV, Chromecast and Roku players, CBS said on its website. (http://cbsprt. ...



Publ.Date : Tue, 01 Sep 2015 20:29:03 -0400

Trump dunks on basketball great Kareem\'s criticism

"I will be totally pledging my allegiance to the Republican Party and the conservative principles for which it stands, and we will go out and we will fight hard and we will win," Donald Trump told a press conference at his Trump New York headquartersAbdul-Jabbar, who retired in 1989 as the NBA's all-time leading scorer and emerged as an author and cultural commentator, offered an unsparing evaluation of Trump's actions on the campaign trail, and notably during the first Republican debate when he snapped at moderator Megyn Kelly of Fox News. "Bad enough to alienate women in this way, but there's even more insidious political crime here: attacking the First Amendment's protection of a free press by menacing journalists," Abdul-Jabbar wrote.



Publ.Date : Thu, 03 Sep 2015 11:07:31 -0400

Cruz blames Obama for climate of violence against police

Republican presidential candidate Texas Sen. Ted Cruz waves before speaking to supporters during a campaign event at the Stockyards in Forth Worth, Texas, Thursday, Sept. 3, 2015. (AP Photo/LM Otero)FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) ? Republican presidential contender Ted Cruz blamed President Barack Obama on Thursday for a climate of violence against police, contending the president and his administration have long vilified law enforcement.



Publ.Date : Thu, 03 Sep 2015 19:15:33 -0400

Manhunt could bring subdued holiday in recreation area

Aquatic foliage graces the shore of Nippersink Lake Thursday, Sept. 3, 2015 in Fox Lake, Ill. The manhunt for three suspects wanted in the killing of Fox Lake Police Lt. Charles Joseph Gliniewicz threatens to dampen the Labor Day weekend across one of the state's most popular recreational areas, a boating and fishing playground known as the Chain O' Lakes. The scenery normally draws tens of thousands of visitors for end-of-summer fun, but concerns mounted Thursday that the heavy police presence and fear of the fugitives could led would-be visitors to go elsewhere. (AP Photo/Carrie Antlfinger)FOX LAKE, Ill. (AP) ? The manhunt for three suspects wanted in the killing of an Illinois police officer threatened Thursday to dampen the Labor Day weekend across one of the state's most popular recreational areas, a boating and fishing playground known as the Chain O' Lakes.



Publ.Date : Thu, 03 Sep 2015 19:47:37 -0400

Guatemala\'s president quits, jailed on corruption charges

Guatemala's President Otto Perez Molina enters the courtroom after a break at the Supreme Court of Justice in Guatemala CityBy Alexandra Alper and Sofia Menchu GUATEMALA CITY (Reuters) - Guatemala's Otto Perez resigned as president and was jailed on Thursday while a judge weighs charging him in a corruption scandal that gutted his government and plunged the country into a political crisis days before a presidential election. Former vice president Alejandro Maldonado was sworn in as president to fill out the remaining months of Perez's term.



Publ.Date : Thu, 03 Sep 2015 19:58:00 -0400

Summer makeover has 1st-place Mets primed for playoff run

New York Mets shortstop Ruben Tejada (11) celebrates the Mets' 9-4 win over the Philadelphia Phillies in a baseball game Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2015, in New York. Tejada had four RBIs during the game, including an inside-the-park home run. (AP Photo/Kathy Kmonicek)NEW YORK (AP) ? David Wright can hardly contain his excitement.



Publ.Date : Thu, 03 Sep 2015 20:53:55 -0400

Judge sides with Brady on \'Deflategate,\' NFL appeals

FILE - In this April 31, 2015, file photo, New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady leaves Federal court in New York. Brady can suit up for his team's season opener after a judge erased his four-game suspension for "Deflategate." (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)NEW YORK (AP) ? Tom Brady learned Thursday he will start the season on the field after a judge lifted the league's four-game suspension of the star quarterback for a scandal over deflated footballs, saying he was treated unfairly by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell. The league quickly appealed.



Publ.Date : Thu, 03 Sep 2015 19:15:07 -0400

GOP\'s Rubio says \'Minecraft\' can prepare kids for future

Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio speaks to hundreds of supporters inside the Lindsay Street Hall in Chattanooga, Tenn. on Thursday, Sept. 3, 2015.Marco Rubio speaks to hundreds of supporters inside the Lindsay Street Hall in Chattanooga, Tenn., on Thursday, Sept. 3, 2015. (Tim Barber/Chattanooga Times Free Press via AP) THE DAILY CITIZEN OUT; NOOGA.COM OUT; CLEVELAND DAILY BANNER OUT; LOCAL INTERNET OUT; MANDATORY CREDITCHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) ? Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio said Thursday that the popular "Minecraft" video game is a good example of how to prepare young people for the new economy.



Publ.Date : Thu, 03 Sep 2015 19:45:11 -0400

Guatemala swears in new president amid corruption storm

Guatemalan new president Alejandro Maldonado Aguirre waves after being sworn in at the Congress in Guatemala City on September 3, 2015Guatemala's Congress swore in former judge Alejandro Maldonado as president Thursday as his disgraced predecessor appeared in court over corruption allegations hours after resigning in the face of unprecedented protests. Maldonado, a 79-year-old conservative who only became vice president in May, will serve out the rest of his former boss Otto Perez's term, handing over on January 14. The country will hold elections Sunday to choose his successor, in a climate of widespread outrage over the corruption scandal engulfing Perez and broad rejection of the traditional political elite.



Publ.Date : Thu, 03 Sep 2015 18:27:42 -0400

ACLU wants feds to withhold funds from LAPD for body cameras

FILE- In this Jan. 15, 2014 file photo a Los Angeles Police officer wears an on-body camera during a demonstration in Los Angeles. The Los Angeles Police Department?s effort to equip officers with body cameras has run up against an unlikely obstacle, the ACLU of Southern California. The civil rights organization sent a letter Thursday, Sept. 3, to the U.S. Justice Department urging it to deny funding for the cameras until the LAPD revamps its camera policy, which the ACLU said is seriously flawed. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes, File)LOS ANGELES (AP) ? The Los Angeles Police Department's effort to equip officers with body cameras has run up against an unlikely obstacle ? the ACLU of Southern California.



Publ.Date : Thu, 03 Sep 2015 18:54:49 -0400

New federal requirements on cellphone surveillance

This undated handout photo provided by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office shows the StingRay II, manufactured by Harris Corporation, of Melbourne, Fla., a cellular site simulator used for surveillance purposes. Federal law enforcement officials will be routinely required to get a search warrant before using secretive and intrusive cellphone-tracking technology under a new Justice Department policy announced Sept. 3, 2015. The seven-page policy, the first of its kind, is designed to create a uniform legal standard for federal law enforcement agencies using equipment known as cell-site simulators. (AP Photo/U.S. Patent and Trademark Office)WASHINGTON (AP) ? Federal law enforcement officials will be routinely required to get a search warrant before using secretive and intrusive cellphone-tracking technology under a new Justice Department policy announced Thursday.



Publ.Date : Thu, 03 Sep 2015 18:44:56 -0400

Asian shares win reprieve on ECB signal, U.S. jobs next focus

A pedestrian looks at an electronic board showing the stock market indices of various countries outside a brokerage in TokyoAsian shares won a reprieve on Friday after the European Central Bank signalled its readiness to take further steps to shore up the European economy, and investors looked to U.S. jobs data. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan rose 0.1 percent while Japan's Nikkei also ticked up 0.1 percent. The ECB cut its growth and inflation forecasts on Thursday, warning of possible further trouble from China and paving the way for an expansion of its already massive 1 trillion-euro plus asset-buying programme.



Publ.Date : Thu, 03 Sep 2015 20:38:06 -0400

US indicts British \'Flash Crash\' trader

British trader Navinder Singh Sarao leaves Westminster Magistrates Court in central London on August 14, 2015A grand jury in Chicago has indicted a British securities trader for manipulating markets and playing a key role in the 2010 "Flash Crash" in US stocks. The indictment unveiled Thursday said Navinder Singh Sarao, working out of a modest suburban London home, earned $40 million via so-called market "spoofing" and "dynamic layering" techniques between 2010 and 2014. The indictment detailed how the independent day trader built a trading system with the help of programmers specifically designed to help him repeatedly issue and cancel simultaneous sell-and-buy orders in key securities to make the prices go in the direction he wanted.



Publ.Date : Thu, 03 Sep 2015 19:36:18 -0400

Intel putting $50 mn into quantum computing research

Intel Corporation plans a 10-year collaboration with Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands and TNO to make real the kind of quantum computing that could tackle seemingly insurmountable problemsSan Francisco (AFP) - US chip colossus Intel on Thursday said that it will put $50 million and engineering resources into an alliance on quantum computing that could radically advance complex problem-solving.



Publ.Date : Thu, 03 Sep 2015 20:01:04 -0400

\'Deflategate\' unlikely to harm NFL brand, experts say
The National Football League has managed to flourish through a number of highly-publicized fiascoes in recent years and sports experts expect more of the same despite a months-long battle with its most popular player. Quarterback Tom Brady had his four-game suspension tossed out by a judge on Thursday and the ordeal may prove to be a boon for the NFL when his New England Patriots open the 2015 regular season next week. "Typically, when you look at almost every bad thing or everything that would be negative or is to be avoided in sports they almost never affect the bottom line," Robert Boland, professor of sports law at Ohio University, told Reuters.
Publ.Date : Thu, 03 Sep 2015 19:44:55 -0400

Rock-throwing that injured teacher results in jail sentences

FILE - In this Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014 file photo, Sharon Budd, right, speaks with her husband Randy after ringing the "victory" bell to celebrate her discharge from Geisinger HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital in Danville, Pa. Three young men will soon learn their sentences for a rock-throwing incident last year that caused severe brain trauma to an Ohio schoolteacher as she passed through Pennsylvania in the dead of night on Thursday, Sept. 3, 2015. (AP Photo/Ralph Wilson, File)LEWISBURG, Pa. (AP) ? Three young men apologized to their victim on Thursday after a judge sentenced them to time behind bars for throwing a rock from an interstate overpass, striking the woman in the head and causing her severe brain damage.



Publ.Date : Thu, 03 Sep 2015 19:42:15 -0400

Clinton camp urged ex-State Dept. employee to testify

Former Hillary Rodham Clinton aide Cheryl Mills, left, listens as House Select Committee on Benghazi Chairman Trey Gowdy, R-S.C., right, speaks to reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Sept. 3, 2015, following her deposition before the panel investigating Benghazi. The committee was launched last year to investigate the Obama administration's response to the Benghazi attacks that killed four Americans, including the U.S. ambassador. The investigation has widened in recent months to focus on Clinton's use of a private email account and server. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)WASHINGTON (AP) ? Aides to presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton urged a former State Department employee who helped set up her private email server to appear before a House investigative panel, but the former staffer has said he will assert his constitutional right not to testify.



Publ.Date : Thu, 03 Sep 2015 18:31:41 -0400

3 California deputies arrested; inmate died of blunt trauma

In this booking photo released by the Santa Clara County Sheriff's Department is Matthew Farris. Farris is one of three California correctional deputies who were arrested on suspicion of murder in the death of an inmate at a county jail, sheriff's officials said Thursday, Sept. 3, 2015. A sheriff's spokesman said the deputies were in custody in connection with a death that happened late last week. They are being held without bail. (Santa Clara County Sheriff's Dept. via AP)SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) ? Three Northern California jail guards have been arrested after an inmate under their watch was found dead of multiple blunt trauma, authorities said Thursday.



Publ.Date : Thu, 03 Sep 2015 18:27:58 -0400

Ethics panel investigating Rep. Mike Honda of California
WASHINGTON (AP) ? Democratic Rep. Mike Honda of California remains under scrutiny by the House Ethics Committee for allegations that he had congressional aides perform campaign work when they were supposed to be working on government business.
Publ.Date : Thu, 03 Sep 2015 18:26:48 -0400

Murray escapes as heat victims hit new Slam record

Andy Murray of the UK celebrates his win over Adrian Mannarino of France during the 2015 US Open men's singles round two match at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center September 3, 2015 in New YorkAndy Murray escaped his earliest US Open exit in 10 years Thursday as the searing heat at Flushing Meadows took the number of men's singles retirements to a Grand Slam record 12. Third seed and 2012 champion Murray came back from two sets down to defeat tiring Frenchman Adrian Mannarino 5-7, 4-6, 6-1, 6-3, 6-1 on Arthur Ashe Stadium. Murray goes on to face Brazilian 30th seed Thomaz Bellucci for a place in the last 16.



Publ.Date : Thu, 03 Sep 2015 19:44:40 -0400

Canadian government under fire in case of drowned Syrian toddler
By Julie Gordon VANCOUVER (Reuters) - Canada's Conservative government came under fire on Thursday after it emerged that the family of a Syrian toddler whose body washed up on a Turkish beach had wanted to emigrate to Canada, rattling Prime Minister Stephen Harper's re-election bid. The boy's aunt, Vancouver resident Tima Kurdi, said she had hoped to bring Abdullah and his family to Canada, but had first tried to sponsor another brother, currently in Germany, an application that was rejected.
Publ.Date : Thu, 03 Sep 2015 20:39:43 -0400

With Emmys change, \'OITNB\' creator not a fan of genres

In this May 20, 2015 file photo, Jenji Kohan arrives at Netflix's "Orange Is The New Black" Q&A Screening at the Director Guild of America, in Los Angeles. The show is nominated for outstanding drama series at the 67th Primetime Emmy Awards which airs on Fox at 8 p.m. EDT on Sept. 20. (Photo by Rich Fury/Invision/AP, File)NEW YORK (AP) ? The creator of "Orange Is the New Black" says though the Emmys switched the hit show from the comedy category to drama, she's not a fan of people boxing the series into a single genre.



Publ.Date : Thu, 03 Sep 2015 19:37:46 -0400

The Latest: Canada: Syria family didn\'t file refugee request

Migrants receive a juice donation in front of the railway station in Budapest, Hungary, Thursday, Sept. 3, 2015. Over 150,000 migrants have reached Hungary this year, most coming through the southern border with Serbia, and many apply for asylum but quickly try to leave for richer EU countries.(AP Photo/Frank Augstein)The latest Thursday on the European migrant crisis (all times GMT):



Publ.Date : Thu, 03 Sep 2015 21:12:27 -0400

2 papal parades, more passes available after ticket outcry
PHILADELPHIA (AP) ? After an outcry over plans to keep most of Pope Francis' audience at his biggest Philadelphia events at least a half-mile away, organizers Thursday announced the pontiff will parade through downtown twice and said they would set aside 30,000 tickets for the public to get a closer view.
Publ.Date : Thu, 03 Sep 2015 20:40:00 -0400

New refugee proposals as photos of drowned Syrian boy shock world

Images of the slain toddler have dominated international headlinesThe heartbreaking images of three-year-old Aylan Kurdi lying dead in the surf after the boat taking his family to Greece sank brought home the horror of the refugee crisis -- the worst of its kind since World War II. With tensions growing in Europe over how to handle the situation, France and Germany said they had agreed that the EU should now impose binding quotas on the numbers that member states should take in, having failed to reach such a deal in June. "We agree that... we need binding quotas within the European Union to share the burden.



Publ.Date : Thu, 03 Sep 2015 20:04:58 -0400

Kraft Heinz expands Kraft Singles recall
NEW YORK (AP) ? Kraft Heinz is expanding a recall of Kraft Singles products, saying a problem with the packaging film affects 10 times as many cases as it first thought.
Publ.Date : Thu, 03 Sep 2015 19:03:02 -0400

U.S. clerk jailed for gay marriage defiance; dispute goes on
A Kentucky county clerk was jailed on Thursday for refusing to issue marriage licenses to gay couples, and a full day of court hearings failed to put an end to her two-month-old legal fight over a U.S. Supreme Court ruling upholding same-sex marriage. U.S. District Judge David Bunning found Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis in contempt then elicited a pledge from five of her six deputies to issue the licenses. The 49-year-old woman, who has emerged as a darling of social conservatives, has refused to issue licenses to any couples, gay or straight, since the U.S. Supreme Court in June ruled that same-sex couples have the right to marry under the U.S. Constitution, citing her beliefs as an Apostolic Christian.
Publ.Date : Thu, 03 Sep 2015 18:33:42 -0400

Guatemala swears in new president as ex-leader detained

Guatemala's former president Otto Perez (L) is taken into custody at the end of a hearing at the Supreme Court in Guatemala City on September 3, 2015Guatemala's Congress swore in a new president as disgraced former leader Otto Perez was ordered detained to prevent him becoming a fugitive from justice in the Central American nation's long-running corruption saga. Perez spent much of a tumultuous day at proceedings held at Guatemala's Supreme Court, answering a raft of corruption allegations, just hours after handing in his resignation. "The Guatemalan people have been at the center of great moments of change and upheaval in our institutions, mobilized by their disgust with broken systems," said Maldonado, a lawyer and former judge on the Constitutional Court, after taking the oath of office and assuming the blue and white presidential sash.



Publ.Date : Thu, 03 Sep 2015 20:53:52 -0400

US public servant becomes face of anti-gay marriage fight

A man preaches that being gay is a sin while surrounded by same-sex marriage supporters in front of the federal courthouse on September 3, 2015 in Ashland, KentuckyBy refusing to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples, Kim Davis -- taken into federal custody Thursday -- has gone from being a public servant to a heroine for millions of Americans opposed to the new law of the land. Republican presidential hopefuls immediately jumped on the bandwagon, capitalizing on the image of an outspoken Christian woman heading to jail as evidence for their narratives of religious persecution. Until recently, few outside Kentucky's rural Rowan County had heard of Davis.



Publ.Date : Thu, 03 Sep 2015 19:51:41 -0400

Judge: Suspect\'s confession OK in California pier shooting

FILE - In this July 7, 2015 file photo, Juan Francisco Lopez-Sanchez, right, is lead into the courtroom by San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi, left, and Assistant District Attorney Diana Garciaor, center, for his arraignment at the Hall of Justice in San Francisco. The parents of Kathryn Steinle filed a wrongful death claim Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2015 alleging that the San Francisco Sheriff's Department is to blame for releasing an illegal immigrant from jail despite a federal "detainer" request to keep in custody for possible deportation proceedings. A claim is usually a precursor to a lawsuit. (Michael Macor/San Francisco Chronicle via AP, Pool, File)SAN FRANCISCO (AP) ? A judge declined Thursday to toss out the confession of a suspect charged with murder in a San Francisco shooting at the center of the national immigration debate.



Publ.Date : Thu, 03 Sep 2015 20:59:35 -0400

Latest on US Open: Hewitt, 2001 champ, loses in 5 sets

Lleyton Hewitt, of Australia, returns a shot to Bernard Tomic, of Australia, during the second round of the U.S. Open tennis tournament, Thursday, Sept. 3, 2015, in New York. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger)NEW YORK (AP) ? The latest on the U.S. Open (all times local):



Publ.Date : Thu, 03 Sep 2015 21:15:03 -0400

Pressured by party, Trump signs Republican loyalty pledge

U.S. presidential hopeful Donald Trump holds up a signed pledge during a press availability at Trump Tower in New YorkBy Emily Flitter NEW YORK (Reuters) - Republican front-runner Donald Trump on Thursday bowed to pressure from the party establishment and signed a pledge not to run as an independent candidate in the November 2016 presidential election. At a news conference in his own Trump Tower in Manhattan, the property magnate waved the loyalty pledge, signed in a thick black marker, in the air for TV cameras. Trump had previously refused to rule out a third-party bid, drawing boos from the crowd in Ohio last month at the first full Republican debate.



Publ.Date : Thu, 03 Sep 2015 21:04:44 -0400

Special Report: Thai junta hits royal critics with record jail time

File photo of a soldier climbing a barricade in front of a picture of Thailand's King Bhumibol as his unit dismantles an anti-government encampment in central BangkokBy Aubrey Belford BANGKOK (Reuters) - Just minutes after being locked up for 30 years for insulting Thailand?s monarchy, Pongsak Sriboonpeng described what he thought was the cause of his capture: a poorly chosen Facebook friend. For at least a year, the self-described "red shirt" supporter of exiled former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra had posted angry commentary on the social networking site, including six postings that were later deemed to have defamed the royal family. As the bus idled at a station in the northern province of Phitsunalok on December 30, soldiers and police swarmed the vehicle and took him to a Bangkok army base.



Publ.Date : Thu, 03 Sep 2015 20:27:28 -0400

Bush: Trump \'too pessimistic,\' will lead GOP to defeat

Republican presidential candidate former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush a speaks to employees at Foss Manufacturing during campaign stop Thursday, Sept. 3, 2015, in Hampton. N.H. (AP Photo/Jim Cole)HAMPTON, N.H. (AP) ? Republican presidential contender Jeb Bush says rival Donald Trump is "too pessimistic" to lead the country and that Republicans will lose the 2016 election if they make the billionaire their candidate for the White House.



Publ.Date : Thu, 03 Sep 2015 20:50:19 -0400

GOP Rep. Kline says he won\'t seek re-election in Minnesota
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) ? Republican Rep. John Kline, a seven-term lawmaker and chairman of the House Education panel, announced Thursday he won't seek re-election next year in a Minnesota district that has grown more politically competitive in recent years.
Publ.Date : Thu, 03 Sep 2015 19:29:51 -0400

Army suspends operations at labs due to anthrax probe

FILE - In this Aug. 10, 2011, file photo, biohazard suits hang in a Biosafety Level 4 laboratory at the U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases at Fort Detrick, Md. Army Secretary John McHugh on Spet. 3, 2015, has suspended operations at four Defense Department laboratories, including at USAMRIID, that handle biological toxins, as the military scrambles to explain and correct problems that led to the accidental shipment of live anthrax to dozens of other labs around the country and the world. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)WASHINGTON (AP) ? Army Secretary John McHugh has suspended operations at four Defense Department laboratories that handle biological toxins, as the military scrambles to explain and correct problems that led to the accidental shipment of live anthrax to dozens of other labs around the country and the world.



Publ.Date : Thu, 03 Sep 2015 18:36:28 -0400

Trio charged with running $54M green-energy Ponzi scheme
PHILADELPHIA (AP) ? Three people were charged Thursday with running a $54 million Ponzi scheme built on promises of a green energy technology that would turn trash into fuel and "carbon-negative" housing developments, neither of which were ever fully developed, federal prosecutors said.
Publ.Date : Thu, 03 Sep 2015 18:52:32 -0400

10 Things to Know for Friday

In this photo taken on Aug. 26, 2015, Karen Roberts, left, and her partner April Miller discuss their inability to obtain a marriage license in Morehead, Ky. Roberts and Miller are one of the four couples, two gay and two straight, suing Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis through the American Civil Liberties Union for refusing to issue marriage licenses due to her religious beliefs. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Friday:



Publ.Date : Thu, 03 Sep 2015 21:04:58 -0400

Forest Service spends a record $243M last week on wildfires
WASHINGTON (AP) ? The U.S. Forest Service spent a record $243 million last week battling forest fires around the country, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said Thursday.
Publ.Date : Thu, 03 Sep 2015 19:01:19 -0400

Amazon buys streaming video startup Elemental

Amazon announces a deal to buy Portland-based Elemental Technologies, which tailors traditional television broadcast for the vast array of Internet-linked devices used for streaming videoAmazon on Thursday announced a deal to buy a startup that tailors traditional television broadcast for the vast array of Internet-linked devices used for streaming video. Amazon did not disclose how much it is paying for Portland-based Elemental Technologies, but a report at tech news website The Information put the price at $500 million. The nine-year-old startup specializes in software that takes live or on-demand traditional television, cable or satellite broadcasts and reformats the video to play on smartphones, tablets, computers or other devices.



Publ.Date : Thu, 03 Sep 2015 19:40:20 -0400

Judge in Kentucky gay marriage case keeping politics out of courtroom
Bunning found Davis in contempt and threw her into jail, a punishment more severe than the fines sought by lawyers representing the couples seeking licenses. Nominated to the court by former Republican U.S. President George W. Bush in 2001, Bunning joined the U.S. District court for the Eastern District of Kentucky in February 2002.
Publ.Date : Thu, 03 Sep 2015 19:22:02 -0400

Soccer-15-goal Qatar lead World Cup routs in Asia
* Hong Kong hold China in only surprise result * Asia's big guns ease to big victories (Updates after late matches in West Asia) By Patrick Johnston SINGAPORE, Sept 3 (Reuters) - Qatar smashed 15 unanswered goals past Bhutan and the United Arab Emirates knocked in 10 against Malaysia in a lopsided round of World Cup qualifiers across Asia on Thursday. Kuwait eased to a 9-0 win over Myanmar, South Korea netted eight against lowly Laos and Asian champions Australia battered Bangladesh 5-0 as the continent's elite made light work of the region's plucky outsiders. Japan again looked disjointed in attack but still had far too much quality for an outclassed Cambodia in a 3-0 victory in Saitama, while former Asian champions Iraq kicked off their Group F campaign by downing Taiwan 5-1 in Tehran.
Publ.Date : Thu, 03 Sep 2015 19:33:48 -0400

 

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