Cardinals overcome four errors, fits of walks for 6-5 victory vs. Pirates in Game 1
PITTSBURGH — The two cornerstones of the Cardinals’ season have been pitching and defense. The Cardinals have boasted one of the top-five pitching staffs and rotations for much of the season despite a carousel of contributors, and their defense has ranked tops in the majors despite playing fewer games than any other team in those majors. The two legs of this three-legged stool have been able to support it even when the third leg, offense, comes up short.The Cardinals needed the lineup to carry them for at least a game.The Cardinals committed four errors, including a catcher’s interference with...
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Officer's pepper-spraying of child at Seattle protest didn't violate policy, review finds
SEATTLE — These were among the first five completed investigations released by the Police Department’s civilian-run Office of Police Accountability, which has fielded more than 19,000 complaints in the months since widespread protests, mostly nonviolent, erupted in the aftermath of Floyd’s May 25 death.OPA Director Andrew Myerberg said he’s prepared to shoulder any fallout from his decision on the incident involving the child, a 7-year-old boy who was with his father protesting downtown on May 30. But he concluded that the evidence — including body-camera video from several officers and civili...
The Seattle Times
Andrew Freund Sr. pleads guilty to charges in son AJ's death, gets 30 years in prison
CHICAGO — The father of 5-year-old AJ Freund on Friday pleaded guilty to charges in connection to the Crystal Lake boy’s death and was sentenced to 30 years in prison.Andrew Freund Sr. of Crystal Lake., whose son’s body was found in a shallow grave in April 2019, pleaded guilty to aggravated battery of a child, involuntary manslaughter and concealment of a homicidal death.He was sentenced to 11 years for aggravated battery of a child, 14 years for involuntary manslaughter and five years for concealment of a homicide.Judge Robert Wilbrandt said the charges will be served consecutively, “for the...
Florida corrections department enters controversial immigration agreement with ICE
ORLANDO, Fla. — The Florida Department of Corrections will begin carrying out certain federal immigration enforcement tasks in a new partnership with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, becoming the latest agency to join a controversial program that immigrant advocates have decried as overreaching.FDC Secretary Mark Inch signed a memorandum with ICE last month that will train and deputize certain corrections officers, giving them the authority to investigate and detain inmates for their immigration status, and share that information with federal immigration authorities. Inch called the n...
Tropical storm names now will be Greek letters for first time since 2005
Tropical storms have blown through 2020’s predetermined A-W names and now must use Greek letters — a practice required only once before, during the record-breaking 2005 season that included Hurricane Katrina.Meteorologists gave the last English-alphabet name, Tropical Storm Wilfred, to the 21st storm of the 2020 season Friday, exhausting the list.They were then were forced to give the 22nd storm, brewing in the east Atlantic north of Lisbon, the more mundane moniker Subtropical Storm Alpha.The only other time naming spilled into the Greek alphabet was Oct. 23, 2005, when that year’s Tropical S...
New York Daily News
Niners tight end George Kittle ruled out Sunday with injured knee
SANTA CLARA, Calif. — Meet us in West Virginia.How’s that for an odd phrase when it comes to a 49ers’ game plan, in the ever-odd year of 2020?That is the 49ers’ prescription for tight end George Kittle, who will miss only the fourth game of his career Sunday, when they play without their injured All-Pro against the New York Jets.The 49ers are leaving Kittle behind to undergo rehab on his left-knee sprain as they head back east for a 10-day trip. He is to join them next week at The Greenbrier Resort in West Virginia, where they will bunker before their Week 3 game at the New York Giants.“If it ...
The Mercury News
Fabiola Santiago: Anti-mask mob is as stupid, selfish as it gets amid COVID pandemic
Don’t chalk up the misbehavior to youthful tomfoolery.The flash mob of young anti-maskers who aggressively pranced through a Fort Lauderdale Target this week harassing mask-wearing customers are stupid, selfish — and dangerous to the public.“Take off your masks! Take it off! Take it off!” most of the dozen or so protesters shouted, taunting customers as if they were in a bar reacting to a bawdy wet T-shirt contest.“Take your mask off, this is America!”You can hear a customer mumble on video: “F——— idiots.The stunt also didn’t go down well with Twisted Sister lead singer Dee Snider, who didn’t ...
Injured Cowboys LT Tyron Smith will be a game-time decision Sunday
FRISCO, Texas — The Dallas Cowboys don’t sound optimistic about Pro Bowl left tackle Tyron Smith’s availability for Sunday’s game against the Atlanta Falcons.Smith suffered a neck injury going through individual drills and didn’t practice on Thursday or Friday.Owner Jerry Jones called Smith a game-time decision for Sunday, while coach Mike McCarthy said they are still gathering information on Smith and will know more on Saturday.“As far as the plan, you’re always working different scenarios,” McCarthy said. “We’ll continue to do that today and tomorrow. We’ll see how Tyron is tomorrow. That wi...
Fort Worth Star-Telegram
Bryson DeChambeau attacking Winged Foot like few can and taking aim at a U.S. Open title
MAMARONECK, N.Y. — The U.S. Open is often a battle with oneself. That part is hard enough. But to impose one’s will on a U.S. Open course is something that only a few can even think about accomplishing.And that is exactly what Bryson DeChambeau is trying to do.“That’s a question for the gods,” DeChambeau said when asked if it was even possible. “I mean, Tiger has been able to do something like that many times before, so I think there is something (to it), but human scientific research does not say that there’s anything about that.“It’s more of a positive mindset that allows your brain to be in...
New York Daily News
Lions' Matthew Stafford pens powerful essay on why he won't 'stick to football'
DETROIT — Matthew Stafford penned a powerful essay for The Players’ Tribune website Friday in which he detailed racist behavior he experienced while with some of his teammates this spring and urged everyone to continue fighting against racial injustice.Stafford said his proudest day as a Detroit Lion came in August when the team called off practice to demonstrate against the Jacob Blake shooting.Blake was shot at least seven times by Kenosha, Wis., police, and the Lions’ protest sparked other demonstrations across the sports world, with some games in the NBA, NHL and Major League Baseball bein...
Detroit Free Press