Twins pull within a half-game of first place with 10-inning victory over Detroit
MINNEAPOLIS — It’s that time of year again, when there’s more attention on the out-of-town scoreboard than the game in front of you.For the Twins, they were focused on the pesky Detroit Tigers, who somehow have punched above their weight class whenever they see a Minnesota uniform this season. But about 750 miles away, Cleveland was headed into extra innings against the White Sox, and losing.But in the bottom of the 10th inning, Jose Ramirez belted a three-run walkoff homer, meaning the onus was on the Twins to beat Detroit and tighten the race for the AL Central title.They did it — beating th...
Star Tribune (Minneapolis)
Carlson finishes a few feet shy of a cycle as Gomber grounds KC for 5-0 victory
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The swing Dylan Carlson put on the slow-bending, 78-mph breaking ball in the eighth inning carried it just a few feet shy of history.The Cardinals’ rookie came up for his final at-bat of the evening a home run shy of the team’s first cycle since 2005, when infielder and future KC Royal Gold Glove-winner Mark Grudzielanek had one at a ballpark that has been paved over for a village. He had a double and a triple in his first two at-bats, both against Royals starter Brady Singer, and he lashed a single to help the Cardinals push toward their 5-0 victory Tuesday night.Carlson go...
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Jeremiah Harris, Star of Netflix’s ‘Cheer,’ Accused Of Solicitation Of Minor & Producing Child Pornography
On Thursday, one of the stars of the Netflix docuseries Cheer, Jeremiah Harris, was arrested and charged in Chicago for the alleged solicitation of two minors for sexually explicit photographs. The proceedings will be heard in a federal court and can lead to a maximum 30-year prison sentence.The six-part Emmy-award winning series followed the competitive lives of the Navarro College Bulldogs Cheer Team of Corsicana, Texas. Harris rose to fame after being publicly lauded for his proud performances and “matt talk,” a cheerleading term for the cheering of others’ performances, that quickly made h...
Seattle City Council overrides mayor's veto of policing cuts
SEATTLE — The City Council voted Tuesday to override Mayor Jenny Durkan’s vetoes of council bills meant to start shrinking the police force and scaling up community solutions this year. Council members chose to stick with the 2020 budget bills instead of a substitute proposal that the mayor had said she could accept.The veto-override votes on the three bills were preceded by more than an hour of public comments, with most speakers urging council members to “hold the line” against the mayor and demonstrate they were listening to the Black Lives Matter movement. Several council members then shar...
The Seattle Times
Jim Carrey Set to Play Joe Biden on New Season of ‘SNL’
Jim Carrey is joining Saturday Night Live this season.On Wednesday, NBC announced the actor, 58, will play Democratic nominee and former vice president Joe Biden on the upcoming season of the comedy series.The show’s decision to enlist Carrey for the role surprised a lot of people since the actor is not part of the SNL cast. Biden was originally played by former cast member Jason Sudeikis. However, the show is known for bringing in outside talent to play certain roles, such as Alec Baldwin as President Donald Trump, Robert de Niro as Robert Mueller, Brad Pitt as Dr. Anthony Fauci, and more.The...
Who Is Van Hunt, Halle Berry’s New Musician Boyfriend?
Halle Berry seemed to confirm that she’s dating musician Van Hunt, after teasing her Instagram followers for weeks.The 54-year-old actress posted a photo on Instagram on Thursday of herself in Van Hunt t-shirt with the caption “now ya know….”The emojis reference two photos Berry has posted in the last few weeks that featured her feet intertwined with a man’s. In one photo, posted in July, the two sets of feet are seen resting on some outdoor furniture with the caption “sunday,funday.” Then in August, the actress followed up with another picture of the feet entangled on a bed overlooking a sunr...
Cubs clinch their 5th playoff berth in the last 6 seasons despite losing 3-2 to the Pirates on a walk-off homer
The Chicago Cubs are headed back to the postseason after a one-year absence, despite a 3-2 loss to the Pittsburgh Pirates on Kevin Stallings’ walk-off home run in the ninth inning.The Philadelphia Phillies’ doubleheader sweep at the hands of the Washington Nationals, combined with the Cincinnati Reds’ loss to the Milwaukee Brewers, clinched the fifth National League playoff berth in six seasons for the Cubs — and the first for rookie manager David Ross.Jose Quintana’s return to the Cubs rotation Tuesday night at PNC Park was upstaged by what could be a pleasant problem as they assess their opt...
Braves rout Marlins, 11-1, to win NL East
ATLANTA — The Miami Marlins’ playoff hopes remain very much alive. Their slim chance to win the National League East, however, is officially over.Behind a five-RBI, two-home run night from former Marlins All-Star Marcell Ozuna and five home runs overall, the Atlanta Braves defeated the Marlins, 11-1, on Tuesday at Truist Park to clinch their third consecutive division title and 15th overall in franchise history.The Braves, at 33-22, have a five-game lead over the Marlins (28-27) with five games left in the regular season for both clubs. The best Miami could do is tie the Braves at the end of t...
White Sox suffer 5-3 loss to Indians on Jose Ramirez's 3-run homer in 10th
Jose Ramirez hit a game-ending three-run home run off Jose Ruiz in the 10th inning as the Chicago White Sox suffered a crushing 5-3 loss to the Cleveland Indians on Tuesday at Progressive Field.The Sox scored twice in the top of the 10th, but the Indians answered with four in the bottom of the inning as the Sox (34-21) lost for the fourth time in five games.Adam Engel drove in James McCann with a triple to give the Sox a 2-1 lead in the 10th. Nick Madrigal followed with an RBI single, making it 3-1.Matt Foster retired the first two batters in the bottom of the 10th. Francisco Lindor knocked in...
Trump Digital Ad Campaign Featured Russian Jets & Weapons
Moments after President Donald Trump delivered ceremonial remarks at a 9/11 anniversary commemoration in Shanksville, Pennsylvania, one of his digital campaign ads caused an intense backlash. It read “support our troops” but featured a stock photo of Russian-made fighter jets and weapons.Immediately deleted after the mistake was uncovered, the picture is still available online.In the photo, which marked the 19th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, designers used a stock photo with a Russian MiG-29 fighter jets and AK-74 machine guns.The Trump ad also featured an “American” soldier beari...