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Back-to-back homers help Scherzer early (Nats lead 2-0)
- June 17, 2017

Matt Wieters put the Nationals in front in the third inning with a solo homer, and Michael Taylor homered in the next at-bat. Bryce Harper hammered this home run so sweetly, it sailed over the head of Mets right fielder Jay Bruce - twice, it really did. (more...)
Republicans, Democrats Play Ball for 'Team Scalise'
- June 17, 2017

The wound shattered bones, tore organs and caused severe bleeding. Scalise arrived at the hospital in a critical state, facing "an imminent risk of death", Sava said . "We are intense on the field", said Rep. Joe Barton, R-Texas, the Republican team's manager. Hodgkinson, a former home inspector from Belleville, Illinois, died from injuries he suffered during the shooting, Trump said in a televised statement. (more...)
Pakistan, India for ICC final
- June 17, 2017

Along with Hasan Ali , who has emerged as Pakistan's bowler of the tournament, Raees and Junaid surprised England , dismissing one of the best batting units over the last two years for 211. "He provides me with all the knowledge that he has", explained Jadhav of the input he had received from the former India captain. Miandad was not willing to pick a favorite for the final on Sunday. (more...)
Kevin Durant Shows DC Love After NBA Championship Win
- June 17, 2017

Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant reacts after scoring against the Cleveland Cavaliers during the second half of Game 5 of basketball's NBA Finals in Oakland, Calif., Monday, June 12, 2017. There might be somebody different in (office). "We all know (that it is getting worse)", he said. "I'm not happy at all". A lot of people have been doubting him and hoping that he fails and that I fail, hoping that we fail as a group. (more...)
Michael Phelps Is Going to Race a Great White Shark Michael Phelps Is Going to Race a Great White Shark
- June 17, 2017

You can watch that on Sunday, July 23 at 8 p.m. Michael Phelps has established himself as the greatest swimmer in human history. "23 Olympic golds", Discovery Channel said in a press release . Food is the best motivator to get a great white to move, and past Shark Week specials have enticed sharks to give chase to foam seal decoys by towing them behind boats. (more...)
Cavs' best effort not good enough to beat the Warriors Cavs' best effort not good enough to beat the Warriors
- June 17, 2017

Durant hit the game-winning three-pointer in the closing stages of Game 3 on Wednesday and the former league MVP said he remains focused on just playing hard. "You can sense that", said James. "I wasn't sure after a while; they just were going nuts". And Jefferson said: "How do you keep them (the Warriors) from being complacent?" "We set a lot of records since we kind of assembled this team the last couple years". (more...)
UFC Hall of Famer Matt Hughes hurt in truck-train collision UFC Hall of Famer Matt Hughes hurt in truck-train collision
- June 17, 2017

White told ESPN that he had heard Hughes was "helping a friend" when the accident happened. Hughes' accident took place north of his hometown of Hillsboro, Illinois . He was flown to a hospital in Springfield . He retired from professional competition six years ago in 2011 but publicly stated he was considering a comeback fight earlier this year. (more...)
Warriors say no decision has been made on White House visit
- June 17, 2017

James teamed up with All-Stars Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh on the Miami Heat to win his first championship in 2012. The Warriors could be the first team to skip meeting Trump altogether. Fans are encouraged to line up for the parade and rally as soon as 5 a.m. Thursday and taking public transportation is encouraged. Cleveland Cavaliers superstar LeBron James also took exception to the superteam moniker. (more...)
Kovalev walks off stage in build-up to rematch with Ward Kovalev walks off stage in build-up to rematch with Ward
- June 17, 2017

Kovalev's resume isn't near to what Ward's is, but he does have wins against Bernard Hopkins and two wins against Jean Pascal. Kovalev's strides this camp were to align with a Russian Olympic biathlon coach for conditioning and to accept more schooling from his trainer Jackson, who said he has "proof in my phone" that attempts to recruit him by Ward trainer Virgil Hunter and manager James Prince between fights were no more than mental gamesmanship. (more...)
McIlroy, Day try to make up ground, make cut at US Open
- June 17, 2017

The performance of the 23-year-old from San Diego has been no less remarkable. Jason Day had two triple bogeys and posted a 79, his worst score ever in the U.S. For most others, like Henrik Stenson , it was being careless off the tee and facing the rigorous test of recovering. The four-time All-Star forward provided clarity on his short-term plan before playing in a charity softball game just a short walk away from the only National Basketball Association arena he's called home. (more...)
Missed fairways leave McIlroy in rough shape at US Open
- June 17, 2017

That was three shots behind Fowler and fellow American Xander Schauffele, the 23-year-old having birdied the fifth to claim a share of the lead on his major championship debut. Johnson was hitting it so well that he appeared to be safe even when he was on the cut line. Fowler's streak ended at 28 holes, however, when he went just long on the 11th hole and had to chip sideways to have any chance of a reasonable par putt. (more...)
Texas Rangers 2017 MLB Draft prediction post Texas Rangers 2017 MLB Draft prediction post
- June 17, 2017

It's typically much safer to draft college players who have proven they can get it done at a higher level. For the second consecutive year, the Cincinnati Reds owned the 2nd overall pick in the MLB Draft. And numerous top picks fall somewhere in the middle. The junior shortstop was taken in the 13th round by the Detroit Tigers . The righty is considered as having one of the best fastballs in the draft, a two-seamer with some sink to it that sits at 92-93 but has reached 97 a few times. (more...)
Holly Holm and Li Jingliang fancy Conor McGregor against Floyd Mayweather Holly Holm and Li Jingliang fancy Conor McGregor against Floyd Mayweather
- June 17, 2017

Compare that to almost seven years of failed negotiations between Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao prior to their 2015 bout. "I talked to Conor McGregor this morning", White said. Porky's grossed over $109 Million in theaters worldwide back in 1981. Mayweather weighed in at 146 pounds for his last professional bout, a decision over Andre Berto in September 2015. (more...)
Judge clouts 22nd homer, propels Yankees past Angels 5-3
- June 17, 2017

First, on Saturday , Judge crushed a first inning Chris Tillman fastball inside the left field foul pole for a home run. Yankees first. Brett Gardner singles to center field. 1B Greg Bird (bruised right ankle) went 0 for 5 in his second game for Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre since his rehab assignment was moved from Class A Tampa. (more...)
'One of those days' as McIlroy finds trouble in Erin Hills rough
- June 17, 2017

In fact, you have to go down to 19th place to find a victor of a major, Sergio Garcia and Martin Kaymer , at three under. Holmes join Fowler a shot back and five other players are within two shots of the lead. "It was a bit of a roller coaster". Koepka is one of those players that the smart guys like to put in their fantasy league. But this is one of those moments where you look back on life and you just don't want to miss it. (more...)
E. Coli Bacteria Found in Drinking Water at US Open
- June 17, 2017

It's not like I gave up. He wasn't alone, though. The three-putt that did in Dustin Johnson at this U.S. Open came at the 13th hole on Friday, not the 18th hole on Sunday. One of the world's best drivers couldn't keep the ball out of the fescue and had a two-way miss going with his new TaylorMade driver. "I finally was able to close the deal this year at Valspar", Hadwin said after his round. (more...)
Warriors' Game 5 win wraps up highly-watched NBA Finals
- June 17, 2017

Curry sank a contested 3-pointer with less than a minute remaining in the game to hammer in the final nail in the Cavaliers' coffin. "I'm happy for him", Curry said. The buzzer sounded and gold confetti began to fall. He has called more league Finals (nine) on television than any other Black NBA analyst. Eds: Will be updated. (more...)
Coli bacteria found in drinking water at US Open
- June 17, 2017

Matsuyama and Reavie each shot a 7-under 65 in the second round of the U.S. Open. They were three shots clear of anyone else. Xander Schauffele's bogey-free 66 was a remarkable knock given this is the 23-year-old Californian's first major championship but it's nearly impossible to see him going the distance and those players two, three and four back of Fowler look the ones requiring most scrutiny this morning. (more...)
Rickie Fowler leads US Open on day of highs and lows Rickie Fowler leads US Open on day of highs and lows
- June 17, 2017

Day hit nine fairways, but that wasn't very good given the 60-yard width of Erin Hills' fairways. Jason Day made two triple bogeys and closed with a birdie to avoid the indignity of shooting 80. Casey started eagle-birdie and finished with two birdies over the final four holes for his 66. I'm swinging good, everything feels good. "So I did a really good job of staying present, staying focused on the next shot". (more...)
Lions need to step up against Maori as tests loom Lions need to step up against Maori as tests loom
- June 16, 2017

The match in Rotorua marks the midpoint of the tour - the beginning of its tougher second half - and Gatland indicated it would be against the Maori that he fielded his top-strength lineup, a week before the first test against New Zealand . (more...)