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White Sox pitcher Sale suspended for \'insubordination\'

MLB: Chicago White Sox at Seattle Mariners(The Sports Xchange) - The Chicago White Sox suspended All-Star left-hander Chris Sale for five days due to a pregame incident on Saturday in which he reportedly cut up some of the team's uniforms, the club announced Sunday. Sale was scratched from his scheduled start and sent home after allegedly expressing his displeasure over having to wear the team's 1976 throwback uniforms. "Chris has been suspended for violating team rules, for insubordination and for destroying team equipment," said Rick Hahn, White Sox senior vice president/general manager.



Publ.Date : Sun, 24 Jul 2016 14:55:09 -0400

Golf-World Rankings
July 25 (Gracenote) - The World Rankings 1. (1) Jason Day (Australia) 12.83 2. (2) Dustin Johnson (U.S.) 11.68 3. (3) Jordan Spieth (U.S.) 10.67 4. (4) Rory McIlroy (Britain) 9.20 5. (5) Henrik Stenson (Sweden) 8.75 6. (6) Bubba Watson (U.S.) 6.96 7. (7) Rickie Fowler (U.S.) 6.44 8. (8) Adam Scott (Australia) 6.31 9. (9) Danny Willett (Britain) 6.14 10. (10) Sergio Garcia (Spain) 5.50 11. (11) Justin Rose (Britain) 5.27 12. (12) Branden Grace (South Africa) 5.24 13. (13) Phil Mickelson (U.S.) 5.10 14. (14) Patrick Reed (U.S.) 4.93 15. (15) Louis Oosthuizen (South Africa) 4.47 16. (16) J.B. ...
Publ.Date : Mon, 25 Jul 2016 04:57:16 -0400

USA romp past China in Rio basketball warm-up

DeMarcus Cousins of team USA fights for position against China's Zhou Qi during the exhibition game at Staples CenterThe game at Staples Center, home of the NBA's Los Angeles Lakers and Los Angeles Clippers, was a preview of the teams' scheduled August 6 clash in Rio de Janeiro, in the first-round opener for each. Kevin Durant, the erstwhile Oklahoma City Thunder star who rocked the NBA with his recent decision to depart for rivals Golden State via free agency, came off the bench to lead the USA with 19 points. "We should have won, but the way we won was excellent," said US coach Mike Krzyzewski.



Publ.Date : Mon, 25 Jul 2016 00:46:08 -0400

Griffey, Piazza inducted into baseball Hall of Fame

MLB: Baseball Hall of Fame-Induction Ceremony(Reuters) - With his distinctive style and ear-to-ear smile, Ken Griffey Jr. was inducted into the Major League Baseball (MLB) Hall of Fame on Sunday along with former slugger Mike Piazza. Nicknamed ?The Kid?, Griffey?s timeless swing and grace in the outfield made him one of the most exciting and popular players in baseball history, and he once again thrilled fans during his ceremony in Cooperstown, New York. ?I want to thank my family, my friends, the fans, the Reds, the White Sox and the Mariners for making this kid?s dream come true,? Griffey said.



Publ.Date : Sun, 24 Jul 2016 20:27:09 -0400

Q&A with designer of first Olympic golf course in a century
Gil Hanse was chosen in 2012 to design the golf course for the return of the sport to Olympic competition after an absence of more than 100 years. In winning the prestigious assignment, the 52-year-old American beat out some of the biggest names in golf, including Jack Nicklaus, Greg Norman and Gary Player.
Publ.Date : Sun, 24 Jul 2016 21:29:28 -0400

US captures LPGA International Crown team title

American Cristie Kerr birdies the par-5 16th hole to give the US the title-clinching victory at the LPGA International Crown team matchesCristie Kerr birdied the par-5 16th hole to give the United States the title-clinching victory at the LPGA International Crown team matches, edging South Korea by a point. The Americans, who failed to even qualify for the decisive last-day singles matches in the 2014 inaugural edition of the event, captured the trophy with 13 points over the four-day event to 12 for South Korea and 11 for England and Taiwan. Lexi Thompson, Stacy Lewis, Gerina Piller and Kerr combined for a 6-3 with one halved record through three days of four-ball matches and the singles -- taking the title after losing both matches to England on the opening day of the tournament.



Publ.Date : Sun, 24 Jul 2016 22:02:36 -0400

Snedeker leads Johnson, du Toit by one stroke at Canadian Open golf

PGA: RBC Canadian Open - Third RoundBy Tim Wharnsby OAKVILLE, Ontario (Reuters) - American Brandt Snedeker made an easy-looking eagle at the par-five 18th at the Canadian Open on Saturday to put himself in position for his second win of the season. Snedeker, the 2013 champion, also moved within sight of a second win at Glen Abbey with his third-round 66 in hot and dry conditions. At nine-total of 207, he has a one-stroke lead over U.S. Open champion Dustin Johnson (71) and 21-year-old Canadian amateur Jared du Toit (70) heading into the final round.



Publ.Date : Sat, 23 Jul 2016 19:53:20 -0400

Manning cleared of doping allegations in documentary: NFL

NFL: Denver Broncos-Peyton Manning Press Conference(Reuters) - There is no credible evidence that future Hall of Fame quarterback Peyton Manning used human growth hormone or performance-enhancing drugs as was alleged in an Al-Jazeera documentary, the National Football League said on Monday. Manning, who retired at the end of last season after leading the Denver Broncos to a Super Bowl win over the Carolina Panthers, had denied allegations made in the documentary that he took human growth hormone while recovering from neck surgery in 2011. The NFL said in a statement that the Mannings were fully cooperative with the investigation and provided both interviews and access to all records sought by the investigators.



Publ.Date : Mon, 25 Jul 2016 11:57:20 -0400

Griffey, Piazza make tearful Hall of Fame entries

Mike Piazza (L) and Ken Griffey Jr. pose with their plaques at the Baseball Hall of Fame induction ceremonyKen Griffey Jnr and Mike Piazza made tearful speeches at their induction ceremonies into the Baseball Hall of Fame, recalling family, childhoods and even the September 11, 2001, terrorism tragedy. The retired Major League Baseball stars were added to the shrine Sunday in ceremonies that drew 50,000 people to the small town in upstate New York known as the birthplace of the American pastime. Catcher Piazza, the second Hall of Famer whose plaque will feature a Mets cap, hit 220 home runs over more than seven seasons in New York starting in May of 1998.



Publ.Date : Sun, 24 Jul 2016 22:43:34 -0400

Oerter, not Phelps, the greatest Olympian: historian

Michael Phelps of the U.S. poses with his gold medal after winning the men's 4x100m medley relay final during the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Aquatics CentreAn Olympic historian disagrees with a widely held consensus that American swimmer Michael Phelps is the greatest ever Olympian. Phelps holds the record for career gold medals at 18, followed by Soviet gymnasts Larisa Latynina (nine) and Nikolai Andrianov (seven).



Publ.Date : Mon, 25 Jul 2016 16:11:19 -0400

Four dead as van collides with bus carrying Dallas Cowboys staff in Arizona
(Reuters) - Four people were killed on Sunday when a bus carrying staff of the Dallas Cowboys football team collided with a van on an Arizona highway, authorities said.
Publ.Date : Mon, 25 Jul 2016 00:37:26 -0400

Golf-FedEx Cup rankings
July 24 (Gracenote) - FedEx Cup rankings 1. (1) Dustin Johnson (U.S.) 2701 2. (2) Jason Day (Australia) 2405 3. (3) Adam Scott (Australia) 2011 4. (4) Jordan Spieth (U.S.) 1904 5. (7) Brandt Snedeker (U.S.) 1541 6. (5) Phil Mickelson (U.S.) 1498 7. (6) Russell Knox (Britain) 1457 8. (8) Kevin Chappell (U.S.) 1422 9. (9) Patrick Reed (U.S.) 1409 10. (12) Kevin Kisner (U.S.) 1371 11. (10) Justin Thomas (U.S.) 1346 12. (11) Kevin Na (U.S.) 1345 13. (13) Sergio Garcia (Spain) 1306 14. (16) Matt Kuchar (U.S.) 1298 15. (14) Henrik Stenson (Sweden) 1293 16. (15) William McGirt (U.S.) 1283 17. ...
Publ.Date : Sun, 24 Jul 2016 19:38:56 -0400

League steps up effort to police concussions

The league and the NFL Players Association announced a new policy setting forth disciplinary action against a club should a member of its medical staff or other employee fail to follow the protocolThe NFL is stepping up penalties on teams that fail to follow its concussion protocol designed to protect players from the dangers of repeated head injuries. The league and the NFL Players Association announced a new policy on Monday setting forth disciplinary action against a club should a member of its medical staff or other employee fail to follow the protocol -- which calls for players who might have suffered a concussion to be medically cleared before returning to the field.



Publ.Date : Mon, 25 Jul 2016 19:59:27 -0400

Facing Rio no-shows, golf looks to emerging market growth

An aerial view shows a man working at the 2016 Rio Olympics golf venue in Rio de JaneiroGolf's return to the Olympics after 112 years may not be as triumphant as many in the sport hoped. The top four players in the men's game -- Jason Day, Dustin Johnson, Jordan Spieth and Rory McIlroy -- have controversially opted to skip the competition. Three of them cited fears of Zika, the mosquito-borne virus spreading rapidly in the Americas, while Spieth blamed more general health concerns.



Publ.Date : Sun, 24 Jul 2016 21:30:40 -0400

Golf: Is time right for Fowler, Garcia or Westwood at the PGA?

PGA: The 145th Open Championship - Final RoundRickie Fowler, Sergio Garcia and Lee Westwood must be wondering if it will be their turn to leave the list of 'best yet to win a major' at next week's PGA Championship at Baltusrol in Springfield, New Jersey. It has been the year of the breakthrough in major golf with England's Danny Willett at the Masters, American Dustin Johnson at the U.S. Open and Sweden's Henrik Stenson at the British Open all registering their maiden majors.



Publ.Date : Sun, 24 Jul 2016 12:03:22 -0400

Golf-Snedeker leads Johnson, du Toit by one stroke at Canadian Open
* Snedeker makes hot start en route to 66 * Seeking second win at Glen Abbey * Ten others within three strokes (Adds details, quotes) By Tim Wharnsby OAKVILLE, Ontario, July 23 (Reuters) - American Brandt Snedeker made an easy-looking eagle at the par-five 18th at the Canadian Open on Saturday to put himself in position for his second win of the season. Snedeker, the 2013 champion, also moved within sight of a second win at Glen Abbey with his third-round 66 in hot and dry conditions. At nine-total of 207, he has a one-stroke lead over U.S. Open champion Dustin Johnson (71) and 21-year-old Canadian amateur Jared du Toit (70) heading into the final round.
Publ.Date : Sat, 23 Jul 2016 19:35:31 -0400

Olympics-Golf-Harrington hungers for Rio gold
By Larry Fine Springfield, New Jersey, July 25 (Reuters) - Some top golfers have passed on the Olympics because of a hectic schedule and others have health concerns, but three-times major winner Padraig Harrington is thrilled to be going and dreams of gold. My whole family are going," the 44-year-old Irishman told Reuters after a long session on the practice putting green on a sizzling hot and stormy Baltusrol, where the PGA Championship begins on Thursday. It's a big deal for us." Harrington, winner of the 2008 PGA Championship and two British Open titles (2007, 2008), accepted the honor of playing for Ireland after the withdrawals of four-times major champion Rory McIlroy and Graeme McDowell citing concerns over the Zika virus.
Publ.Date : Mon, 25 Jul 2016 18:32:03 -0400

Golf-Facing Rio no-shows, golf looks to emerging market growth
By Liana B. Baker July 25 (Reuters) - Golf's return to the Olympics after 112 years may not be as triumphant as many in the sport hoped. The top four players in the men's game -- Jason Day, Dustin Johnson, Jordan Spieth and Rory McIlroy -- have controversially opted to skip the competition. Three of them cited fears of Zika, the mosquito-borne virus spreading rapidly in the Americas, while Spieth blamed more general health concerns.
Publ.Date : Sun, 24 Jul 2016 21:00:02 -0400

Manning cleared over doping claims

Manning, who retired after helping the Denver Broncos to victory in the Super Bowl in February, had vehemently denounced the doping claims, describing them as "garbage"The National Football League cleared Peyton Manning of involvement in doping on Monday, saying there was "no credible evidence" the legendary quarterback had used or been provided with performance enhancing drugs. An NFL statement said investigators had spent seven months probing allegations aired in a documentary by Al-Jazeera America in December which alleged human growth hormone had been mailed to Manning's household in 2011. The claims were made by Charles Sly, a former pharmacist at the Guyer Institute in Indianapolis, where Manning starred for the NFL's Colts for 14 seasons.



Publ.Date : Mon, 25 Jul 2016 12:16:07 -0400

European Tour golf exec wants six-hole events with music

European Tour chief executive Keith Pelley said he envisaged players representing their countries "so you could probably see England playing Scotland in a six-hole matchplay with time clocks and music"European Tour chief executive Keith Pelley plans to introduce six-hole tournaments complete with blaring music in a bid to shake up golf's staid image. Pelley succeeded George O'Grady last year and has already introduced measures aimed at tackling slow play as he tries to capture a younger audience for the sport.



Publ.Date : Sat, 23 Jul 2016 20:13:27 -0400

NFL\'s Dallas Cowboys bus involved in fatal crash

The league and the NFL Players Association announced a new policy setting forth disciplinary action against a club should a member of its medical staff or other employee fail to follow the protocolA Dallas Cowboys tour bus was involved in a road crash in Arizona in which four people in another vehicle died, the NFL team confirmed. Dallas Cowboys spokesman Rich Dalrymple said the bus was carrying no players, and that a few staffers who were aboard suffered "bumps and bruises". According to the Arizona Department of Public Safety, the crash, which involved the tour bus and a passenger van, occurred about 80 kilometres (50 miles) south of Las Vegas, Nevada, not far from Dolan Springs, Arizona.



Publ.Date : Sun, 24 Jul 2016 23:50:27 -0400

League, union unveil concussion protocol enforcement policy
(Reuters) - The National Football League said on Monday that teams could be fined heavily and forfeit future draft picks if they violate the concussion protocol. According to the joint agreement of the NFL and NFL Players Association, each side will designate someone to monitor the implementation of the protocol and investigate any potential violations. If the parties are unable to agree, the matter will be brought to a third party arbitrator that would conduct a review and issue a report to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, NFLPA Executive Director DeMaurice Smith and the involved parties.
Publ.Date : Mon, 25 Jul 2016 17:50:58 -0400

England, USA, Taiwan advance in LPGA International Crown

Charley Hull (L) and Melissa Reid of England celebrate after winning a hole during the four-ball session of the 2016 UL International Crown, at the Merit Club in Chicago, Illinois, on July 23With Charley Hull back in action, England cruised into the final singles matches along with the United States and Taiwan at the LPGA's International Crown team event. Jodi Ewart Shadoff and Holly Clyburn routed Pornanong Phatlum and Pornani Chutichai of Thailand 7 and 5. Hull, sidelined by illness on Friday, returned and teamed with Melissa Reid a day later to beat sisters Ariya and Moriya Jutanugarn 3 and 1 as England won Pool B with nine points.



Publ.Date : Sat, 23 Jul 2016 22:33:31 -0400

Vegas powers to Canadian Open victory

Jhonattan Vegas capped his round with a burst of three straight birdies, carding nine overall with one bogey for a 12-under par total of 276Venezuela's Jhonattan Vegas started fast and finished strong to seize a one-shot victory in the US PGA Tour's Canadian Open at Glen Abbey Golf Club near Toronto. "I knew I had to get off to a fast start," said Vegas, who was five off the pace when play began. Dustin Johnson, a co-leader after each of the first two rounds who was tied for second heading into Sunday, shot a final-round 69 and finished in a three-way tie for second on 277.



Publ.Date : Sun, 24 Jul 2016 22:31:20 -0400

Australian Lee matches sister Minjee with U.S. junior title
(Reuters) - Min Woo Lee, younger brother of women's world number 14 Minjee, became the first Australian to win the prestigious U.S. junior golf title on Saturday, matching his sister's feat in the girl's championship in 2012. The 17-year-old beat Texan Noah Goodwin 2&1 over 36 holes at the Honors Course in Ooltewah, Tennessee to follow in the footsteps of the likes of Tiger Woods and Jordan Spieth. It feels great to win and be on the trophy with names such as Tiger." The Lees are the first siblings to have won their respective titles, something which delighted Rio Olympics-bound Minjee.
Publ.Date : Sun, 24 Jul 2016 02:31:51 -0400

Seahawks GM Schneider signs contract extension
(Reuters) - The Seattle Seahawks have reached a contract extension with general manager John Schneider, the NFL team announced on Sunday. The new deal extends through 2021, according to the NFL?s website, and is expected to make Schneider one of the highest paid general managers in the NFL. ?Seahawks extend top GM John Schneider, key architect of ourroster....Congrats!? Seahawks owner Paul Allen said on Twitter.
Publ.Date : Mon, 25 Jul 2016 01:10:19 -0400

Durant ready for starring role on US Olympic basketball team

Kevin Durant of the US sets up a play against Argentina during their exhibition game at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, on July 22, 2016Kevin Durant is ready for another starring role on the US Olympic team, hoping Rio heroics will relax him after a tumultuous NBA move from Oklahoma City to Golden State. The 27-year-old forward averaged 28.2 points, 8.2 rebounds and 5.0 assists a game for the Thunder last season, leading them within one win of the NBA Finals. Thunder fans who once adored Durant were burning his jerseys.



Publ.Date : Mon, 25 Jul 2016 21:49:16 -0400

Comeback route: NFL reinstates wide receiver Josh Gordon

FILE - In this Dec. 21, 2014, file photo, Cleveland Browns' Josh Gordon (12) stretches before an NFL football game against the Carolina Panthers in Charlotte, N.C. Troubled Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon has been reinstated to the NFL on a conditional basis. Commissioner Roger Goodell informed Gordon on Monday, July 25, 2016, that he can rejoin the team during training camp and will be allowed to participate in meetings and conditioning work. The league said once Gordon meets clinical requirements, he will be allowed to participate in all preseason activities, including practices and games. (AP Photo/Bob Leverone, File)CLEVELAND (AP) ? Josh Gordon's curious and complicated career has taken a new turn.



Publ.Date : Mon, 25 Jul 2016 21:08:28 -0400

Verizon to buy Yahoo\'s core business for $4.8 billion in digital ad push

A combination photo of Yahoo logo in Rolle Switzerland and a Verizon sign in San Diego CaliforniaBy Malathi Nayak and Deborah M. Todd NEW YORK/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Verizon Communications Inc said on Monday it would buy Yahoo Inc's core internet properties for $4.83 billion in cash, marking the end of the line for a storied Web pioneer and setting the stage for a big new internet push by the telecom giant. Verizon will combine Yahoo's search, email and messenger assets as well as advertising technology tools with its AOL unit, which it bought last year for $4.4 billion. Verizon has been looking to mobile video and advertising for new sources of revenue outside the oversaturated wireless market.



Publ.Date : Mon, 25 Jul 2016 21:09:26 -0400

Email leak may hurt Democratic party chair\'s re-election bid

Debbie Wasserman Schultz, chair of the Democratic National Committee, speaks before the start of the Democratic U.S. presidential candidates' debate in FlintBy Susan Cornwell WASHINGTON (Reuters) - An email leak that led to the resignation of Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz could plague her bid for re-election to Congress, after a challenger said on Monday he would file a complaint alleging she had broken election rules. Political newcomer Tim Canova, who is challenging Wasserman Schultz in the Aug. 30 Democratic primary for her House of Representatives seat representing Florida's 23rd Congressional District, said he would file the complaint against her with the U.S. Federal Election Commission. Wasserman Schultz said on Sunday she would be stepping down as chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee after Wikileaks released more than 19,000 emails showing Democratic officials had worked to undermine U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders in his presidential primary battle with Hillary Clinton.



Publ.Date : Mon, 25 Jul 2016 20:20:08 -0400

Pilot avoided home before ditching jet after Obama speech
DENVER (AP) ? A Thunderbirds pilot who ditched his jet moments after flying over the Air Force Academy's commencement ceremony reported engine trouble and told air traffic controllers he was aiming the plane away from a home before he ejected safely into a field.
Publ.Date : Mon, 25 Jul 2016 20:48:58 -0400

Report: \'Brexit\' move raises risks to US financial stability

FILE- In this July 14, 2016, file photo, United States Secretary of the Treasury Jacob Lew attends a news conference with his German counterpart Wolfgang Schaeuble after a meeting at the finance ministry in Berlin, Germany. In a report issued Monday, July 25, by Treasury's Office of Financial Research says Britain's decision to quit the European Union has elevated the risks to U.S. financial stability, though they remain moderate. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber, File)WASHINGTON (AP) ? Britain's decision to quit the European Union has elevated the risks to U.S. financial stability, though they remain moderate, U.S. Treasury Department experts say.



Publ.Date : Mon, 25 Jul 2016 20:28:24 -0400

Solar plane completes historic round-the-world trip

Solar Impulse 2 and crew are greeted upon arrival at Al Batin Airport in Abu Dabi on completion of its world tour on July 26, 2016 in the United Arab EmiratesSolar Impulse 2 landed Tuesday in the UAE, completing its epic journey to become the first sun-powered airplane to circle the globe without a drop of fuel to promote renewable energy. The plane touched down at 04:05 (0005 GMT) in the capital Abu Dhabi after a more than 48 hour-long flight from Cairo, the final leg in its journey which began on March 9 last year. Swiss explorer and project director Bertrand Piccard was in the cockpit during the 2,763 kilometre (1,716 mile) flight from Cairo, crossing the Red Sea, the vast Saudi desert and flying over the Gulf.



Publ.Date : Mon, 25 Jul 2016 21:31:04 -0400

Sarah Silverman: Bernie-or-bust Dems \'being ridiculous\'

Comedian Sarah Silverman speaks during the first day of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia , Monday, July 25, 2016. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)Comic Sarah Silverman joined Sen. Al Franken Monday night to urge Democratic National Convention delegates to unite ? then stirred up Bernie Sanders die-hards with some choice words: "To the Bernie or bust people, you're being ridiculous."



Publ.Date : Mon, 25 Jul 2016 22:09:47 -0400

Cubs get closer Aroldis Chapman in trade with Yankees

New York Yankees relief pitcher Aroldis Chapman, left, shakes hands with catcher Austin Romine after the Yankees defeated the San Francisco Giants 3-2 in a baseball game Friday, July 22, 2016, in New York. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)CHICAGO (AP) ? Before the Chicago Cubs completed a trade for Aroldis Chapman, owner Tom Ricketts and president of baseball operations Theo Epstein decided they had to hear from the closer himself about a domestic violence allegation in the offseason.



Publ.Date : Mon, 25 Jul 2016 21:12:14 -0400

US Army special forces accepts first female candidates

President Barack Obama declared in 2013 that all military combat positions should be open to women by 2016, including the Green BeretsTwo women will soon be the first female soldiers to undergo training to become members of the Green Berets, the US Army's special forces, the military said Monday. "They are the first two women who have been selected for special forces assessment" following the elimination of the ban on women in combat roles, said Major Melody Faulkenberry, a spokeswoman for the United States Army John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center and School. President Barack Obama's administration decided in 2013 that all combat positions should be open to women by 2016, including the infantry and special operations forces.



Publ.Date : Mon, 25 Jul 2016 22:02:24 -0400

Fox News ousts 2 more executives

Fox News ousts 2 more executivesNEW YORK (AP) ? Four days after the ouster of Roger Ailes as Fox News chief, two more executives at the network have been axed.



Publ.Date : Mon, 25 Jul 2016 21:51:48 -0400

The Latest: 41 get medical help on convention\'s 1st day

A demonstrator is taken into custody by police after climbing over a barricade near the AT&T Station, Monday, July 25, 2016, in Philadelphia, during the first day of the Democratic National Convention. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)PHILADELPHIA (AP) ? The Latest on protests on the first day of the Democratic National Convention (all times local):



Publ.Date : Mon, 25 Jul 2016 20:34:11 -0400

Rangers\' Fielder expected to have season-ending neck surgery

FILE - In this Tuesday, June 28, 2016 file photo Texas Rangers' Prince Fielder watches his eighth-inning RBI double during a baseball game against the New York Yankees in New York. Texas Rangers slugger Prince Fielder is facing the prospect of season-ending neck surgery after an MRI revealed a herniated disk just above an area that was repaired two years ago, Wednesday, July 20, 2016. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens, File)ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) ? Texas Rangers slugger Prince Fielder is expected to have season-ending neck surgery for the second time in three years, and his career could be jeopardy as well.



Publ.Date : Mon, 25 Jul 2016 19:51:34 -0400

Sanders backers revolt on raucous opening day at Democratic convention

Supporters of Senator Sanders chant his name as they protest on the floor during the first day of the Democratic National Convention in PhiladelphiaBy John Whitesides and Luciana Lopez PHILADELPHIA (Reuters) - Supporters of Bernie Sanders disrupted the first day of the Democratic convention on Monday, repeatedly chanting and booing mentions of Hillary Clinton's name as the party's hopes for a show of unity dissolved into frequent chaos. Speakers in the convention's first hours struggled to carry out business as angry Sanders supporters roared their disapproval, drawing a deafening response from Clinton delegates. "We're all Democrats and we need to act like it," U.S. Representative Marcia Fudge of Ohio, the convention's chairwoman, shouted over the uproar.



Publ.Date : Mon, 25 Jul 2016 20:43:51 -0400

Activists protest no charges for Arizona officer in shooting

Heather Hamel protests outside Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery's office, Monday, July 25, 2016, in Phoenix. No charges will be filed against a Winslow, Ariz. police officer in the shooting death of a woman four months ago, authorities announced Friday. Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery announced his office "found no evidence of criminal conduct" on the part of Officer Austin Shipley "after a careful review of the facts surrounding this case including available video evidence and witness statements." (AP Photo/Matt York)PHOENIX (AP) ? A small group in Arizona on Monday protested a decision not to charge a police officer in the shooting death of a woman accused of shoplifting and threatening the lawman with scissors.



Publ.Date : Mon, 25 Jul 2016 20:08:57 -0400

Transport truck rolls, spills chum salmon across Alaska road
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) ? Alaskans are always excited by salmon runs, unless it's across a highway.
Publ.Date : Mon, 25 Jul 2016 22:08:47 -0400

AP source: Lue, Cavs agree to multiyear contract extension

In this Wednesday, June 8, 2016 photo, Cleveland Cavaliers head coach Tyronn Lue reacts during the second half of Game 3 of NBA basketball Finals against the Golden State Warriors in Cleveland. Lue has agreed to a multiyear extension with the NBA champions, said the person who spoke Monday, July 25, to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because it has not been signed. (AP Photo/Ron Schwane)CLEVELAND (AP) ? Along with a sparkling diamond ring, Tyronn Lue's getting another reward for an NBA title.



Publ.Date : Mon, 25 Jul 2016 21:57:13 -0400

The Latest: Fire crews make gains in massive blaze

A hillside erupts in flame as a wildfire burns in Placerita Canyon in Santa Clarita, Calif., Monday, July 25, 2016. A raging wildfire that forced thousands from their homes on the edge of Los Angeles continued to burn out of control Monday as frustrated fire officials said residents reluctant to heed evacuation orders made conditions more dangerous and destructive for their neighbors. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)LOS ANGELES (AP) ? The Latest on California wildfires (all times local):



Publ.Date : Mon, 25 Jul 2016 22:06:40 -0400

Man touted as one of biggest drug dealers ever gets 35 years

FILE - In this Tuesday July 9, 2013 file photo, Daniel Barrera, center, is escorted by police to a waiting car prior to his extradition to the U.S. from the counter-narcotics base in Bogota, Colombia. Known as "El Loco," Spanish for "The Madman," Barrera is scheduled to be sentenced Mondauy, July 25, 2016, and faces a mandatory minimum of 10 years in prison and up to life after pleading guilty to a drug trafficking charge. (AP Photo/Fernando Vergara, File)NEW YORK (AP) ? A Colombian described as one of history's biggest cocaine dealers was sentenced to 35 years in prison Monday by a Manhattan judge who called the scope of his crimes "staggering."



Publ.Date : Mon, 25 Jul 2016 20:54:55 -0400

California fire burns buildings as residents balk at leaving

A hillside erupts in flame as a wildfire burns in Placerita Canyon in Santa Clarita, Calif., Monday, July 25, 2016. A raging wildfire that forced thousands from their homes on the edge of Los Angeles continued to burn out of control Monday as frustrated fire officials said residents reluctant to heed evacuation orders made conditions more dangerous and destructive for their neighbors. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (AP) ? A raging wildfire that forced thousands from their homes on the edge of Los Angeles continued to burn Monday as frustrated fire officials said residents reluctant to heed evacuation orders made conditions more dangerous and destructive for their neighbors.



Publ.Date : Mon, 25 Jul 2016 21:36:23 -0400

VIEWER\'S GUIDE: Tuesday\'s roll call says it all

A delegate shows support for former Democratic Presidential candidate, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., during the first day of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia , Monday, July 25, 2016. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)PHILADELPHIA (AP) ? For all of the hoopla attached to a political convention, it all comes down to this: that moment when the presumptive nominee becomes the nominee outright.



Publ.Date : Mon, 25 Jul 2016 20:25:34 -0400

Top California official\'s essay, posts lack citations

FILE- In this May 11, 2016 file photo California Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom speaks during a meeting of the University of California Board of Regents in Sacramento, Calif. An online magazine opinion piece attributed to California Lt. Gov. Gavin News contains at least one paragraph that largely originally appeared on the website of the National Center for Lesbian Rights. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) ? An online magazine opinion piece attributed to California's lieutenant governor contains at least one paragraph that largely initially appeared elsewhere, while several of the Democratic politician's Twitter and Facebook posts from the last month lack citations to their original sources.



Publ.Date : Mon, 25 Jul 2016 20:31:46 -0400

Die-hard Sanders backers divided on backing Clinton

Supporters of Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., march during a protest in downtown on, Monday, July 25, 2016, in Philadelphia, during the first day of the Democratic National Convention. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)PHILADELPHIA (AP) ? Bernie Sanders tried to calm tensions among his delegates Monday at the Democratic National Convention but some weren't in a listening mood, seething over a lengthy primary campaign and a damaging email disclosure.



Publ.Date : Mon, 25 Jul 2016 21:18:48 -0400

19 killed in knife rampage at Japan care home

'Keep Out' police tape blocks the entrance to the Tsukui Yamayuri En, a care centre at Sagamihara city in Japan's Kanagawa prefecture, on July 26, 2016At least 19 people were killed when a knife-wielding man went on the rampage at a Japanese care centre for the mentally disabled on Tuesday, officials said. A fire department spokesman said that another 25 were wounded, 20 of them seriously, in the attack which ranks as one of the worst mass killings in Japan's postwar history. Kyodo news agency identified the attacker as Satoshi Uematsu and said he had been arrested.



Publ.Date : Mon, 25 Jul 2016 21:22:56 -0400

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., and comedian Sarah Silverman speak during the first day of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia , Monday, July 25, 2016. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Tuesday:



Publ.Date : Mon, 25 Jul 2016 21:47:30 -0400

Amazon gets permission from UK to explore drone deliveries

Amazon boxes are seen stacked for delivery in the Manhattan borough of New York City(Reuters) - Amazon.com Inc said on Monday it has entered into a partnership with the British government to speed up the process for allowing small drones to makes deliveries. The world's biggest online retailer, which has laid out plans to start using drones for deliveries by 2017, said a cross-government team supported by the UK Civil Aviation Authority had provided it with the permissions necessary to explore the process. Amazon unveiled a video last year showcasing how an unmanned drone could deliver packages, narrated by former Top Gear TV host Jeremy Clarkson.



Publ.Date : Mon, 25 Jul 2016 21:15:55 -0400

WNBA president on rescinded fines: We needed to move forward

FILE - In this Wednesday, July 13, 2016 file photo, members of the New York Liberty basketball team await the start of a game against the Atlanta Dream in New York. The WNBA is withdrawing its fines for teams and players that showed support of citizens and police involved in recent shootings by wearing black warmup shirts before and during games. WNBA President Lisa Borders said in a statement Saturday, July 23, the league was rescinding penalties given to the Indiana Fever, New York Liberty, Phoenix Mercury and their players for wearing the shirts?which was a uniform violation. The players started wearing them to show solidarity after shootings in Minnesota and Baton Rouge, La. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)NEW YORK (AP) ? WNBA President Lisa Borders says she hopes that rescinding the fines the league imposed over black warmup shirts worn in solidarity for shooting victims will lead to a fresh start on social activism for the players and their union.



Publ.Date : Mon, 25 Jul 2016 19:33:17 -0400

Japan official says 19 in \'cardiac arrest\' after knife attack

A police officer is seen in a facility for the disabled, where a knife-wielding man attacked, in SagamiharaNineteen people are "in a state of cardiac arrest" after an attack by a knife-wielding man at a facility for the disabled in Kanagawa prefecture, southwest of Tokyo, a prefectural official said on Tuesday. Japanese officials often describe people as being in cardiac arrest before they are officially declared as dead. Police in Sagamihara, Kanagawa Prefecture, about 25 miles (40 km) southwest of Tokyo, have arrested Satoshi Uematsu, a 26-year-old former employee at the facility, he said.



Publ.Date : Mon, 25 Jul 2016 21:37:52 -0400

China asks U.S. to support resumption of talks with Philippines

A Philippine flag flutters from BRP Sierra Madre, a dilapidated Philippine Navy ship that has been aground since 1999 and became a Philippine military detachment on the disputed Second Thomas ShoalChina's foreign minister has asked the U.S. secretary of state John Kerry to support the resumption of talks between China and the Philippines over the South China Sea, following a ruling against Beijing over the dispute earlier this month. China did not participate in and has refused to accept the July 12 ruling by the U.N.-backed Permanent Court of Arbitration, in which U.S. ally Manila won an emphatic legal victory. Meeting in the Laos capital Vientiane on Monday during a summit of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi told Kerry that China and ASEAN had agreed the dispute should get back onto the "correct" track of being resolved by direct talks with the parties concerned.



Publ.Date : Mon, 25 Jul 2016 21:26:24 -0400

Canal found under Maya pyramid: Gateway to afterlife?

A general view of the Temple of the Inscriptions at the archaeological site of Palenque, in the state of ChiapasMexican archeologists have discovered a canal system under the pyramid containing the tomb of a Mayan ruler, suggesting the water tunnel could represent a symbolic path to the underworld. The hydraulic system was found under the Temple of the Inscriptions, which houses the seventh-century tomb of Pakal "The Great" in Palenque, the ancient Maya city in southern Chiapas state, the National Anthropology and History Institute announced Monday. "The presence of these canals is very important and very significant," said Arnoldo Gonzalez, the directory of archeology in Palenque.



Publ.Date : Mon, 25 Jul 2016 21:06:19 -0400

Wildfire chases 20,000 people from homes near Los Angeles

A firefighter gestures during the so-called Sand Fire in the Angeles National Forest near Los Angeles, CaliforniaBy Krystain Orlinski ACTON, Calif. (Reuters) - A deadly California wildfire that has destroyed more than a dozen homes drove thousands more residents from their dwellings on Monday as flames raged for a fourth day through drought-parched canyons and foothills north of Los Angeles. The so-called Soberanes Fire, burning in the Los Padres National Forest in Monterey County, threatened 1,650 structures by Monday afternoon and was only 5 percent contained, the U.S. Forest Service said. Near Los Angeles, a beefed-up force of nearly 3,000 firefighters battled to outflank the blaze there, which has charred at least 50 square miles (130 square km) on the rugged northwestern fringes of the Angeles National Forest, authorities said.



Publ.Date : Mon, 25 Jul 2016 19:52:19 -0400

Strong storms roll through Philadelphia during convention

Demonstrators take shelter from a storm at Franklin Delano Roosevelt Park, Monday, July 25, 2016, in Philadelphia, during the first day of the Democratic National Convention. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)PHILADELPHIA (AP) ? Severe storms with lightning, heavy rain and strong winds rolled through Philadelphia during the Democratic convention Monday night, leading city officials to urge political protesters and rally attendees to seek shelter and organizers to recommend that media members evacuate a tent outside the arena.



Publ.Date : Mon, 25 Jul 2016 20:52:32 -0400

NBA legend Michael Jordan speaks out, condemns US gun violence

"I know this country is better than that, and I can no longer stay silent," NBA legend Michael Jordan saidBasketball icon Michael Jordan, long reluctant to speak out on social issues, has condemned violence fueling rising racial tension in America and pledged $2 million toward efforts to build trust. "I know this country is better than that, and I can no longer stay silent," Jordan said in a letter released via theundefeated.com, a website backed by ESPN. It was a watershed moment for a superstar who throughout his playing career, in which he led the Chicago Bulls to six National Basketball Association championships between 1991 and 1998, was criticized for his hesitance to wade in on politics.



Publ.Date : Mon, 25 Jul 2016 21:57:29 -0400

LEADING OFF: Chapman joins Cubs; Mets and Cards play 2

New York Yankees relief pitcher Aroldis Chapman, left, shakes hands with catcher Austin Romine after the Yankees defeated the San Francisco Giants 3-2 in a baseball game Friday, July 22, 2016, in New York. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)A look at what's happening all around the majors Tuesday:



Publ.Date : Mon, 25 Jul 2016 22:12:10 -0400

Disunity rules as Democratic convention gets underway

Bernie Sanders' supporters protest with their mouths taped on Day 1 of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, PennsylvaniaThe Democratic convention opened to chaotic scenes Monday, as rival supporters of Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders traded boos, jeers and taunts in a very public show of party disunity. As shock polls showed Republican Donald Trump leading the race for the White House, Democrats gathering in Philadelphia to make Clinton the first woman presidential nominee from a major party were in disarray. Diehard supporters of Sanders booed when a pastor leading the invocation prayer mentioned Clinton's name, setting the stage for each successive mention to spark a raucous chorus of outbursts.



Publ.Date : Mon, 25 Jul 2016 21:52:17 -0400

Sturgeon preparing for independence to keep post-Brexit options open

Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon speaks at the conference of the Institute for Public Policy Research think tank in EdinburghBy William James LONDON (Reuters) - Scottish leader Nicola Sturgeon said on Monday she would start preparatory work on splitting Scotland from the rest of Britain in order to keep the option of independence available following the June 23 vote to leave the European Union. Although Britain voted to end its EU membership at the referendum, Scottish voters overwhelmingly backed remaining inside the bloc, reigniting the debate over Scotland's future as a constituent nation of the United Kingdom. Sturgeon renewed her position that a fresh independence bid, only two years after the country voted against it, should remain an option, depending on the shape of Britain's future ties with the bloc and how well they worked for Scotland.



Publ.Date : Mon, 25 Jul 2016 20:59:01 -0400

Groups seek to help veteran held as motel hostage for years

In this frame grab from a July 19, 2016 video, provided by WABC-TV in New York, David McLellan, an 81-year-old Navy veteran and retired auto plant worker, sits on a bed as he is questioned after being discovered in a Highlands, N.Y., motel room where authorities say he was held hostage for four years by a man who stole his benefit checks. Last Tuesday, police arrested his 43-year-old neighbor at the motel where both men lived and charged the man with grand larceny, menacing and endangering the welfare of an incompetent person, and veterans' organizations have since reached out to help McLellan, a Korean War-era veteran who had shown signs of dementia. (WABC-TV in New York via AP)ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) ? Veterans' organizations have reached out to help a Korean War-era veteran who authorities say was held hostage in a motel room for four years by a man who stole his benefit checks.



Publ.Date : Mon, 25 Jul 2016 22:01:17 -0400

Democratic emails: All about the hack, the leak, the discord

Demonstrators make their way around downtown, Monday, July 25, 2016, in Philadelphia, during the first day of the Democratic National Convention. On Sunday, Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Fla., announced she would step down as DNC chairwoman at the end of the party's convention, after some of the 19,000 emails, presumably stolen from the DNC by hackers, were posted to the website Wikileaks. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)PHILADELPHIA (AP) ? First came the hack, then the leak. Now, the Clinton and Trump campaigns are fighting over Russia's role in the release of thousands of internal Democratic National Committee emails.



Publ.Date : Mon, 25 Jul 2016 19:52:25 -0400

Jury: Seattle police chief retaliated against officers
SEATTLE (AP) ? A jury on Monday found that the Seattle police chief retaliated against two police officers who were transferred to a different precinct amid a dispute about overtime pay.
Publ.Date : Mon, 25 Jul 2016 19:42:31 -0400

White Sox ace Sale to start Thursday at Cubs

FILE - In this Monday, July 18, 2016, file photo, Chicago White Sox starting pitcher Chris Sale throws to a Seattle Mariners batter during a baseball game in Seattle. Sale has been scratched from his start against the Detroit Tigers after he was involved in what the team says was a "non-physical clubhouse incident." The White Sox declined to describe the incident, but said it's "currently under further investigation by the club" and that Sale was sent home from the park. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)CHICAGO (AP) ? The Chicago White Sox are going to put Chris Sale right back on the mound after his suspension ends.



Publ.Date : Mon, 25 Jul 2016 20:56:24 -0400

Officials say most evacuees from huge Southern California wildfire will be allowed to return
SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (AP) ? Officials say most evacuees from huge Southern California wildfire will be allowed to return.
Publ.Date : Mon, 25 Jul 2016 21:10:39 -0400

 

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