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    Despite Miami Dolphins coach Mike McDaniel’s encouraging Wednesday update on left tackle Terron Armstead, it’s looking less likely for him to play Sunday at the San Francisco 49ers. Neither Armstead nor right tackle Austin Jackson participated in Thursday’s practice, marking a second consecutive day of work missed for each. Armstead would usually practice Thursday while missing Wednesday and Friday drills, as he has done to nurse a lingering toe injury and conserve himself for game day throughout the season. As daunting of a task as it may seem if the Miami offensive line has to go up against the NFL’s No. 1 run defense, top defense overall and defensive end Nick Bosa and his 11½ sacks, the Dolphins’ opponent is facing a slew of injury concerns, as well. 49ers wide receiver Deebo Samuel (quadriceps) missed Thursday drills in California after limited participation on Wednesday. Running back Christian McCaffrey, however, returned to practice Thursday after he was held out of Wednesday’s session with knee irritation. His availability will be vital for San Francisco as they already now have fellow running back...
    Authorities on Wednesday charged a 71-year-old Clifton man with bias intimidation for allegedly using racial slurs against a female neighbor. Antonio Delevante also was charged with harassment in connection with what authorities said was an Aug. 24 incident in the area of Graham Place and Atkins Court in Clifton. The 51-year-old victim told responding officers that a male neighbor “approached her in a harassing manner using racial slurs and told her to go back from where she came from,” Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes and Clifton Police Chief Thomas Rinaldi said in a joint release on Nov. 30. An investigation led to the identification of Delevante, they said. Clifton police arrested Delevante near his home on Wednesday, charged him on a summons complaint and released him pending grand jury action.
    Three days after returning from illness to start in Sunday’s win over the Carolina Panthers, Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson missed practice Wednesday with a hip injury that’s not expected to sideline him for Sunday’s game against the Jacksonville Jaguars. Coach John Harbaugh said after practice that Jackson was dealing with “an issue from the game” against Carolina, which he declined to specify. Jackson was listed on Wednesday’s injury report with a hip injury, which also limited him in one practice before the Ravens’ Week 7 win over the Cleveland Browns. “He’s going to play in the game,” Harbaugh said. “But I just wanted to hold him back and let him rest today.” Jackson, sidelined at Friday’s practice by what he said was a stomach bug, played every offensive snap for the Ravens on Sunday. There was no indication he was hurt in the 13-3 victory, the team’s fourth straight win. If Jackson can’t play against the Jaguars, the Ravens(7-3) would turn to backup Tyler Huntley. Practice squad quarterback Anthony Brown would also likely be elevated for the Week 12 road...
    Southern California will be buffeted by back-to-back Santa Ana wind events this week, bringing an elevated fire risk to parts of the region. The National Weather Service office in Oxnard expects the first round of high winds and low humidity to hit Los Angeles and Ventura counties overnight Tuesday and into Wednesday. A second round is possible Saturday. Although the region was hit by record rainfall last week, not all areas received significant precipitation, said Lisa Phillips, a meteorologist with the Oxnard office. Wednesday’s winds will dry out grasses, and the second round will further dry fuels, Phillips said, priming them for potential fires. “Some areas did get quite a bit of rain, but we have to get at least 4 inches to officially end fire season,” she said. “We’re not there yet, unfortunately.” California Second body found in Ontario wash after storm swept away about 10 people last week A second body has been found in the wash in Ontario after about 10 people were swept down a storm drain during Tuesday’s record-breaking rain,...
    The bickering between Joe Biden and Kevin McCarthy has begun as the embattled GOP leader fights to become the next speaker of the House.  The two men clashed over what they said during a private phone conversation on Wednesday night, when the president called McCarthy after the midterm election. Biden said he offered congratulations 'if' Republicans win the majority in the House, but added that chances of Democrats holding the chamber are 'still alive.'  'I said, If you win the majority, congratulations. But congratulations so far, you've made some gains,' the president told reporters on Thursday night. But McCarthy said, in the call, Biden conceded that his Democrats had lost the majority, paving the way for Republicans to take over. 'It was short. He just wanted to call me, congratulate from that point, talk about where we can work together. Look, I said, I will work with anybody that wants to put American first and move us in the right direction,' McCarthy told Fox News on Thursday evening.  'He congratulated me, so for anyone who thinks we didn't win the...
    The Miami Dolphins made a statement with their trade for standout edge rusher Bradley Chubb, sending away their remaining first-round pick in the 2023 draft. They’re all in on competing and winning now. And for Tua Tagovailoa, it’s a testament to the belief the franchise has in him as its long-term solution at quarterback. The 2023 draft capital was once vital to the organization in case it needed to make a move for another quarterback. Tagovailoa’s play, leading the NFL in passer rating (112.7) and winning all five games he has started and finished, combined with the Dolphins having to forfeit one of the two first-rounders they once held, made them comfortable shipping away the other for established help in another area. On the outside, this move makes it clear the Dolphins believe in Tagovailoa going forward. But Tagovailoa felt that support going back before the season when much of the narrative was how it was a make-or-break season for the third-year quarterback. “I felt supported before all of that,” said Tagovailoa on Wednesday, reacting to the Tuesday deals. “I...
    Welcome to the Glean, MinnPost’s twice-daily roundup of Minnesota news. This from Stribber Susan Du, “Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey on Wednesday vetoed a pair of directives seeking a review of city practices on the closure of homeless encampments over their wording. The measures were passed last week by the City Council. The first, proposed by Council Member Aisha Chughtai, directed the Regulatory Services department to tally the costs and health and safety impacts of removing encampments. The second, by Council Member Jason Chavez, directed the Office of Performance and Innovation and the Race, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging Department to analyze the city’s camp closure strategies — particularly the role of law enforcement — and come up with recommendations for minimizing police involvement, among other best practices.” For the Pioneer Press, Josh Verges reports, “A St. Paul personal injury lawyer was part of a scheme to defraud auto insurers by recruiting patients for chiropractic services, according to a conspiracy charge filed Wednesday in U.S. District Court. … According to the information, (he) conspired with others from at least 2015 through last...
    Steve Nash was ejected for the first time in his two-year coaching career and had to be restrained by his coaching staff after he erupted against NBA officials in the Nets' loss to the Bucks on Wednesday night.  With Brooklyn leading against Milwaukee, 70-66, with four-and-a-half minutes to go until the end of the third quarter, Nash was the recipient of consecutive technical fouls after he felt Patty Mills had been hit in the throat by Giannis Antetokounmpo's left arm on an offensive possession for the Bucks. The Nets head coach exploded and was even caught on camera saying 'for what' before pointing at the referee while his assistants and small forward Royce O'Neale acted as peacemakers.  Steve Nash was ejected from Nets-Bucks after receiving his second tech. pic.twitter.com/CWnlyFBIEr— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) October 27, 2022 Nets' Steve Nash was ejected for the first time in his coaching career on Wednesday night in the third quarter of Brooklyn's loss to the Milwaukee Bucks after 'exploding' against the refs POINT THE BLAME: Nash was incensed at the refers after they failed to call...
    The last thing Tua Tagovailoa remembers was getting tackled by Cincinnati Bengals nose tackle Josh Tupou. After that, it wasn’t until he was at the hospital at University of Cincinnati medical facilities and some of the ambulance ride there when he regained consciousness following his Sept. 29 concussion suffered in the second quarter of that Thursday night loss to the Bengals. “I remember the entire night up to the point where I got tackled,” said Tagovailoa on Wednesday, the first time he has spoken to the media since being taken off the field at Paycor Stadium on a stretcher and strapped to a backboard. “After I got tackled, I don’t remember much from there. Getting carted off, I don’t remember that. But I do remember things that were going on when I was in the ambulance and then at the hospital.” If anything, at least it distanced his mind from the reality of the frightening experience. “I wouldn’t say it was scary for me at the time,” said Tagovailoa, who is slated to start for the first time since his...
    Skylar Thompson can approach the week of practice with the expectation that he will be the starting quarterback come Sunday for the Miami Dolphins against the Minnesota Vikings. “It’s exciting,” Thompson said ahead of Wednesday practice, where he was bound for the first-team reps as Tua Tagovailoa and Teddy Bridgewater progress through concussion protocol. “It’s a dream come true, something that I’ve worked for my whole life. There’s a ton that goes into that, and I didn’t get here just by myself.” Because of exactly that, Thompson’s first call when he received the news was to his father. “He was emotional and excited for me, told me that I earned it,” said Thompson, the rookie seventh-round draft pick out of Kansas State. “He was proud of me. My dad and I have been through a lot, and this was my ultimate goal. For him as a father being able to hear me express what I’ve accomplished, the goal of starting a game in the NFL, it meant a lot to him. “My dad is probably my go-to. I have a...
    Miami Dolphins defensive coaches had positive reviews for rookie linebacker Channing Tindall’s progress after he played his first two defensive snaps this regular season in Sunday’s 40-17 loss at the New York Jets. “Channing’s been making great progress in practice,” said defensive coordinator Josh Boyer on Thursday. “Obviously, physically, there’s a lot of things that we like that he does, and I think he did well with the snaps m that he was in there. “You’re always trying to work ways to get guys involved, especially if they can excel or succeed at those. I was excited for his opportunity.” Tindall was the Dolphins’ top draft choice in the late April draft. The national champion at Georgia was taken late in the third round after Miami packaged picks in the first two rounds in the deal that landed receiver Tyreek Hill from the Kansas City Chiefs. Before the Week 5 loss to the Jets, Tindall had only seen special teams action after an uneven training camp and preseason where he showed he still needed some development. “I think Channing is...
    Landon Collins sat at an inconspicuous locker without a nameplate on Wednesday. He was barely recognized as he quietly slipped in after the Giants’ practice. “That’s how I like it,” Collins said with a smile. It’s good to be back, he said. The 2016 Giants All-Pro never wanted to leave as a free agent in 2019, but he wasn’t fond of Dave Gettleman and the former GM’s lack of appreciation for the safety’s skills. “Facts, facts, facts, facts,” Collins said Wednesday. “That was my only concern. I want fans to understand that. It wasn’t the Giants. It was Dave Gettleman… It sucked. I wanted to stay but Gettleman didn’t want me here. So I had to take my chances somewhere else.” Collins, 28, never lived up to the megadeal he signed in Washington, but now he’s back in New York to prove “that I still got it.” “I’ve been injury prone for the past, what, two years, three years?” Collins said. “So that’s my biggest downfall right now. But other than that I’m still a playmaker, I’m still a baller,...
    Getty Kansas City Chiefs head coach Andy Reid. The Kansas City Chiefs took the practice field on Wednesday, October 13 with two players returning from injury. Chiefs head coach Andy Reid said prior to practice that rookie first-round pick Trent McDuffie (injured reserve) and kicker Harrison Butker (ankle) would return to practice on Wednesday. Andy Reid said Bryan Cook (concussion protocol), Rashad Fenton (hamstring spasm) & Chris Lammons (hip pointer) are not expected to practice. Trent McDuffie & Harrison Butker are expected to return today to practice. — Nate Taylor (@ByNateTaylor) October 12, 2022 McDuffie was placed on injured reserve on September 13 due to a hamstring injury sustained in the regular season opener against the Arizona Cardinals. Practicing on Wednesday opens the 21-day window in which Kansas City can activate McDuffie from injured reserve. This does not guarantee that McDuffie will be ready to play against the Chiefs’ Week 6 opponent, the Buffalo Bills, however. Butker suffered an ankle injury in the regular season opener and hasn’t played since. He hadn’t practiced since he did so an...
    The Chicago Bears returned to practice Wednesday in Lake Forest, pushing to bounce back from Sunday’s 20-12 loss to the New York Giants. The Bears will be on the road again in Week 5, heading to Minnesota to play the Vikings on Sunday afternoon. Here are four things we learned at Halas Hall. 1. Jaylon Johnson’s continued absence is worrisome heading into a game against one of the league’s most dangerous receivers. Johnson suffered a quadriceps injury during a Thursday practice in Week 3 and hasn’t been back on the practice field since. He remained out Wednesday as the Bears monitor his recovery while keeping their fingers crossed that he might be able to give them something against Vikings star Justin Jefferson. “Anytime you can get a good player like that back who can cover really well (it’s big),” coach Matt Eberflus said. “That would be good if we can get that done. Again, he’s day by day. We’ll see where it is.” In Johnson’s absence, the starting cornerback trio the last two weeks has consisted of rookies Kyler Gordon...
    Veteran wide receiver Cole Beasley announced his retirement from the NFL on Wednesday, two weeks after signing to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ practice squad. So is Beasley finished playing for good? Or is he biding his time before joining the Giants, who pursued him before he inked with the Bucs? “I hope,” Giants center Jon Feliciano, a great friend of Beasley’s, said with a smile Wednesday. ”I’ve talked to him since he retired. I talk to him all the time. I dunno. I’m holding out hope. I think if the right situation comes, I think he comes back. But from what he says, he’s retiring. So I dunno. It might be just me holding out a little hope.” The Giants’ desire to turn over and upgrade their receiver room is no secret, from GM Joe Schoen’s spring calls on Kadarius Toney, to the team’s dangling of Darius Slayton, to their benching of Kenny Golladay, their Beasley courtship and Odell Beckham Jr.’s unofficial Monday visit to East Rutherford. “We didn’t do anything illegal!” Sterling Shepard said of Beckham’s visit to see...
    Star defensive end JJ Watt has revealed he will play for the Arizona Cardinals this afternoon, despite having his heart 'shocked back into rhythm' just three days ago. The 33-year-old broke the bombshell news on Twitter just hours before taking to the field against the Carolina Panthers on Sunday, claiming he was only sharing it because it had been leaked to the media. Writing to his 5.6million followers, he said: 'I was just told somebody leaked some personal information about me and it’s going to be reported on today. JJ Watt revealed on Twitter that he suffered a heart scare on Thursday but will still play today Watt shared the news with his 5.6 million followers just hours ahead of Sunday's big game 'I went into A-Fib [Atrial fibrillation] on Wednesday, had my heart shocked back into rhythm on Thursday and I’m playing today. That's it.' Watt is currently in his second season with the Cardinals, and appears to have been passed fit by medics to play in North Carolina for the Week 4 match-up. The former Houston Texans star missed...
    More On: coolio ‘Gangsta’s Paradise’ rapper Coolio dead at 59 Coolio hangs out with his granddaughter in quarantine Twitter flooded with users’ stories of odd celebrity encounters Coolio allegedly disinvites trans porn star to concert People from all around the world are mourning the loss of rapper Coolio — including some of hip hop’s biggest names. Fellow rapper Ice Cube, who collaborated on numerous songs with the Grammy winner, took to Twitter on Wednesday night to pay tribute to the late musician. “This is sad news. I witness first hand this man’s grind to the top of the industry,” he tweeted alongside reports of Coolio’s passing, adding “Rest In Peace.” Another one of the “Fantastic Voyage” rapper’s colleagues, Vanilla Ice, expressed his sadness after hearing about the loss. “I’m freaking out I just heard my good friend Coolio passed away,” the “Ice Ice Baby” rapper tweeted. The pair toured together last year. Coolio passed away suddenly on Wednesday. Getty Images Actor Martin Lawrence also took to...
    Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa is officially questionable to play through his back and ankle injuries in Thursday night’s game at the Cincinnati Bengals. Tagovailoa is one of seven Dolphins with a questionable designation heading into Thursday, according to the team’s Wednesday injury report. The others were tackle Terron Armstead (toe), cornerback Xavien Howard (groin/glute), wide receiver Jaylen Waddle (groin), defensive tackle Raekwon Davis (knee), safety Brandon Jones (chest) and slot receiver Cedrick Wilson Jr. (ribs/toe) Tagovailoa was originally deemed questionable by Mike McDaniel when the Dolphins coach spoke to reporters on Tuesday, but Tagovailoa said “the plan” was for him to play. Miami’s quarterback left Sunday’s win over the Buffalo Bills at the first half’s two-minute warning after falling onto his back and having the back of his head hit the ground in a whiplash effect due to a late push from Bills linebacker Matt Milano after Tagovailoa threw a pass. Tagovailoa appeared woozy and stumbled after getting up from the hit that drew a roughing-the-passer penalty. He was checked on the field, went into the locker room and...
    Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa is officially questionable to play through his back and ankle injuries in Thursday night’s game at the Cincinnati Bengals. Tagovailoa is one of seven Dolphins with a questionable designation heading into Thursday, according to the team’s Wednesday injury report. The others were tackle Terron Armstead (toe), cornerback Xavien Howard (groin/glute), wide receiver Jaylen Waddle (groin), defensive tackle Raekwon Davis (knee), safety Brandon Jones (chest) and slot receiver Cedrick Wilson Jr. (ribs/toe) Tagovailoa was originally deemed questionable by Mike McDaniel when the Dolphins coach spoke to reporters on Tuesday, but Tagovailoa said “the plan” was for him to play. Miami’s quarterback left Sunday’s win over the Buffalo Bills at the first half’s two-minute warning after falling onto his back and having the back of his head hit the ground in a whiplash effect due to a late push from Bills linebacker Matt Milano after Tagovailoa threw a pass. Tagovailoa appeared woozy and stumbled after getting up from the hit that drew a roughing-the-passer penalty. He was checked on the field, went into the locker room and...
    Apparently, there are no days off when you are chasing history. Despite Tuesday night’s champagne showers celebrating an AL East division title, Aaron Judge is back in the lineup Wednesday as the DH with home run No. 61 in his sights. Judge will bat lead off for Aaron Boone’s Bombers. Since mashing home run No. 60 on Sept. 20 against the Pittsburgh Pirates, Judge has gone seven straight games without a home run. Despite the mini power outage, the Yankees’ superstar is still leading in all AL Triple Crown categories entering Wednesday. There are just eight regular season games remaining for Judge to pass Roger Maris’ AL single-season record of 61 home runs. After playing the final game of this three-game series in Toronto, the Bombers will head back to the Bronx to play the Baltimore Orioles for their final homestand of the regular season. Developing story, check back for details. ()
    Welcome to the Glean, MinnPost’s twice-daily roundup of Minnesota news. Says Stribber Liz Navratil, “Minneapolis residents could face a property tax levy increase of up to 6.5% next year, though its impacts wouldn’t be felt evenly across the city, a disparity that concerns some members of the Board of Estimate & Taxation. In a split vote Wednesday, the six-member board cleared the way for officials to approve Mayor Jacob Frey’s proposed tax levy later this year. He will negotiate the figure with the City Council this fall, but in recent years the council has often adopted his recommendations. Board President Samantha Pree-Stinson and Vice President Steve Brandt — the two members elected directly to the board — voted instead to set the maximum property levy at a lower level, noting that North Side wards that have been historically marginalized and are home to many people of color are likely to see the biggest impact.” At MPR News, Emily Bright and Megan Burks say, “ … the All Things Considered team wanted to take a step back and get a handle...
    America's gas prices rose for the first time in nearly 100 days Wednesday, putting an end to a historic streak of falling prices driven by stronger supply and weaker demand for fuel. The 99-day decline - spurred by ongoing supply chain woes and the war between oil-rich Russia and Ukraine - saw prices rise to as high as $10 in some states, and a record national average of $5.02 in June. Pump prices have fallen ever since, plummeting for 99 consecutive days to $3.67 on Tuesday - a more than 26 percent decrease. On Wednesday, however, that reduction reversed, rising by a faction of a cent to $3.68 per gallon, sparking fears that ongoing inflation is here to stay, as the Fed prepare to hike rates by another .75 - the fourth such increase this year. The hike, while marginal, puts an end the second-longest such streak in American history, going back to 2005.  The increase could also mitigate the Fed's efforts - and anticipated pullback in inflation - over the coming months, experts say particularly when combined with rising heating oil and energy...
    The White House slammed Vladimir Putin's nuclear threat against Ukraine as 'irresponsible rhetoric' after the Russian president accelerated his war effort on Wednesday, as world leaders were gathered in New York City for the annual meeting of the United Nations. Putin's actions came as Russia suffered humiliating losses on the battlefield and as President Joe Biden prepares to address the assembly, where the war in the Ukraine is the top topic.  Biden's administration warned it would respond as needed to any nuclear threats and said Putin's 'partial mobiliization' of 300,000 more troops showed his war effort was 'struggling.' 'We always have to take this kind of rhetoric seriously,' White House spokesman John Kirby told ABC's Good Morning America of Putin's nuclear threat. 'It's irresponsible rhetoric for a nuclear power to talk that way. But it's not atypical for how he's been talking the last seven months and we take it seriously. We're monitoring as best we can, their strategic posture, so that if we have to, we can alter ours. We've seen no indication that that's required right now,' he...
    Kadarius Toney could go from seven snaps to zero. The Giants’ wide receiver was limited in Thursday’s practice by a hamstring injury after practicing full on Wednesday. He played only seven snaps in a Week 1 win over the Tennessee Titans and now his status for Sunday’s home opener against the Carolina Panthers is unclear. Toney missed all three preseason games and lots of summer practices with a hamstring injury. He had an offseason knee procedure that sidelined him in the spring. During a two-receiver concept in Thursday’s individual drills, Toney lined up on the third and final wide receiver pairing alongside practice squad player Marcus Johnson. The first pair was Sterling Shepard and Kenny Golladay. The second was David Sills and Darius Slayton. Richie James and practice squad player Kalil Pimpleton manned the slot. Rookie Wan’Dale Robinson (right knee) isn’t practicing and looks like he’ll miss Sunday’s game, too. Toney has had trouble staying on the practice and playing fields since the Giants drafted him 20th overall last year. When asked Wednesday if he needs to stay healthy and...
    Wendy Williams has gone back into rehab to 'take some time to focus on her health and wellness' her publicist confirmed Wednesday.  A source told Page Six that her substance issues have 'gotten worse,' as 'she went from [drinking] wine to straight up vodka.' It was not clear where the TV personality was seeking help, as she has past been in treatment at locations in New York and Florida. Dailymail.com has reached out to Williams' reps for comment. The latest: Wendy Williams, 58, has gone back into rehab to 'take some time to focus on her health and wellness' her publicist confirmed Wednesday. She was snapped in NYC last month 
    Getty Allen Lazard has returned to practice for the Packers ahead of their Week 2 home opener against the Bears. The Green Bay Packers could potentially have their receiving corps back at full strength this week for Sunday Night Football against the Chicago Bears. Packers head coach Matt LaFleur told reporters on September 14 that starting wide receiver Allen Lazard would be back on the field for Wednesday’s practice after getting his ankle stepped on about two weeks ago and missing all of Week 1 — including their home opener against the Minnesota Vikings — with his injury. The Packers have been expecting Lazard to play a major role in their offense in 2022 with Aaron Rodgers going as far as to say he believes the 26-year-old is ready to step up as their No. 1 receiver now that Davante Adams is no longer around. He had a career year in 2021 with 40 receptions for 513 yards and eight touchdowns and could be in line for a breakout in 2022 with a higher share of the targets...
    The young boy who took his own life as he started school in North Carolina on Tuesday has been identified, as his heartbroken mother revealed he had been bullied for years and urged her fellow parents to teach their children to be kind. Austin Pendergrass, 13, took his own life in a bathroom at Wendell Middle School on Tuesday on his first day of eighth-grade. He was found dead by two students, prompting school officials to send everyone home, claiming there was a 'medical crisis.' Pendergrass' family has now confirmed he died of suicide after years of bullying. 'The signs were there, but the bullying it was so bad,' his grieving mother, Jessica Pendergrass told WNCN, revealing he had been bullied since he was in sixth-grade. 'It was so bad last year with kids just taunting him, hurting him,' family friend Jalia Harris said in a video taken at a vigil Wednesday night. He was able to enjoy the summer, his mom told WRAL, but as soon as he went back to school on Tuesday, the bullying started again.  'It's sad for...
    For the third time in their four-game series with Toronto, the Orioles made a day-of change to their pitching plans. But all that mattered Wednesday was that the Blue Jays kept theirs intact. A series that presented Baltimore the chance to improve its playoff hopes instead did the opposite, with Toronto ace Alek Manoah overcoming an early hiccup to dominate the Orioles over eight innings in a 4-1 victory, his team’s third win of the series. With 25 games left in its season, Baltimore is 4 1/2 games behind the Blue Jays for the American League’s third wild-card spot. Wednesday, the Orioles (72-65) welcomed right-hander Tyler Wells back to the roster after his left oblique strain, activating him from the injured list after only one rehab start, and immediately thrust him back into their rotation. The club had been determining whether to bring Wells back as a starter or reliever, with the former requiring more time for him to stretch out. “We decided to build him up as a starter, but build him up as a starter here,” manager Brandon...
    SAN LEANDRO — An armored truck guard was shot during a robbery Wednesday morning at Kaiser Hospital, authorities said. The guard, who works for Gardaworld, was in critical condition, authorities said. The shooting and robbery happened about 11:40 a.m. Wednesday on the grounds of the hospital, which is at 2500 Merced Street. Lt. Matt Barajas said the guard had just made a pickup of money and was on his way back to the truck when he was confronted by at least one suspect and was robbed and shot. The suspect then fled. Police are still trying to determine how much money was taken. The wounded guard was initially treated at Kaiser but was later transferred to another hospital. Anyone with information is asked to call police at 510-577-2740. Check back for updates.
    Right fielder Gavin Sheets had a conversation with manager Tony La Russa during batting practice Tuesday, a couple of hours before the Chicago White Sox played the Kansas City Royals. Less than an hour before the first pitch, the Sox announced La Russa would miss the game at the direction of his doctors. “I was with him all day,” Sheets said Wednesday. “Kind of got blindsided by that. He seemed fine all day.” The Sox announced Wednesday that La Russa is out indefinitely and scheduled to undergo further testing with doctors in Arizona. “As a team and as a player of his,” reliever Kendall Graveman said, “I want to wish him nothing but the best health and recovery and whatever that entails in his near future and moving forward. That’s obviously where our hearts and minds are. Hopefully we get the best doctors around him to see what’s going on.” USA Today’s Bob Nightengale reported La Russa, 77, recently had tests with a cardiologist, and the recommendation was to miss Tuesday’s game. Nightengale reported that after more tests Wednesday, La...
    Joe Biden wouldn't answer on Wednesday the big question of if forgiving $10,000 per borrower is fair for Americans who saved up, worked through college or quickly paid off their loans after school. Instead, the president used Donald Trump's tax cuts as a rebuke, questioning whether it was fair that multi-billion-dollar companies received breaks when Republicans were in power. He also insisted that inflation would not be impacted by the forgiveness plan. 'Independent experts agree that these actions taken together will provide real benefits for families without meaningful effect on inflation,' Biden said during a press conference on Wednesday. Biden appeared with Education Secretary Miguel Cardona to officially announce his administration is canceling $10,000 in debt for individuals making less than $125,000 annually and joint filers making less than $250,000. Those who received Pell Grants for college will be eligible for $20,000 in relief under the same salary thresholds. He also noted at the press conference, following his Twitter announcement of the future of student loan forgiveness, that he is extending the pandemic-era repayment moratorium just one more time. Borrowers...
    Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa set the tone right away at the first of two joint practices with the Philadelphia Eagles on Wednesday. On the first 1-on-1 rep, his new star wide receiver Tyreek Hill gave Eagles four-time Pro Bowl cornerback Darius Slay a quick move at the line of scrimmage, ran past his outside shoulder and beat Slay over the top for a long touchdown catch on a well-thrown ball from Tagovailoa. Slay pulled up limping after chasing Hill down. “Me and Tyreek were going back and forth about what route he wanted me to run first. He told me, ‘Any route,’ ” Tagovailoa said. “So, [quarterbacks coach Darrell Bevell] jumped in and said, ‘Hey, I want to hear the crowd cheer.’ So, I said, ‘Just run a go.’ We ran a go route, and Tyreek caught the ball.” On their next matchup, Slay was back in, and Hill made another catch on him after multiple moves on a long-developing route. But those were in a 1-on-1 setting, designed for the receiver to win in space. Once in team drills,...
    Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa set the tone right away at the first of two joint practices with the Philadelphia Eagles on Wednesday. On the first 1-on-1 rep, his new star wide receiver Tyreek Hill gave Eagles four-time Pro Bowl cornerback Darius Slay a quick move at the line of scrimmage, ran past his outside shoulder and beat Slay over the top for a long touchdown catch on a well-thrown ball from Tagovailoa. Slay pulled up limping after chasing Hill down. “Me and Tyreek were going back and forth about what route he wanted me to run first. He told me, ‘Any route,’ ” Tagovailoa said. “So, [quarterbacks coach Darrell Bevell] jumped in and said, ‘Hey, I want to hear the crowd cheer.’ So, I said, ‘Just run a go.’ We ran a go route, and Tyreek caught the ball.” On their next matchup, Slay was back in, and Hill made another catch on him after multiple moves on a long-developing route. But those were in a 1-on-1 setting, designed for the receiver to win in space. Once in team drills,...
    Virtual learning is back for students in Columbus, Ohio — not because of COVID-19 but because of a teacher strike. Columbus City Schools and the Columbus Education Association teachers union failed to come to an agreement by Sunday evening, triggering a teacher strike and forcing the school board to find a solution for students to continue learning during the labor dispute. COLUMBUS TEACHERS STRIKE OVER LACK OF AIR CONDITIONING IN CLASSROOMS Students began the school year online with substitute teachers Wednesday as a federal mediator called both parties to resume bargaining. Both the school board and the teachers union have confirmed the mediator has called negotiations to resume Wednesday, with the union saying the bargaining will resume at 1 p.m. local time. Columbus City Schools Superintendent Talisa Dixon expressed her disappointment over the strike and offered resources to families in an online message Tuesday. "With tomorrow being the first day of school, I’d like to emphasize that despite the current situation with our teachers on strike, I am excited to welcome our students back,...
    CINCINNATI (AP) — Joe Burrow is trying to pack on the pounds, gaining back the weight he lost after having surgery to remove his ruptured appendix three weeks ago. The Cincinnati Bengals quarterback won’t say how much he lost, but the pounds are coming back, along with the strength and mobility he had before the July 26 procedure. The goal is for Burrow to be healthy for the regular-season opener against AFC North rival Pittsburgh in 3 1/2 weeks. “I’m getting exponentially better each day,” Burrow said on Wednesday in his first availability with reporters since the surgery. “Each day that I’m in the weight room, each day that I’m on the field I’m feeling stronger and stronger, so by Game 1 I’ll be feeling great.” Burrow began participating in training camp on Sunday, threw passes in 7-on-7 drills, and was set to work in 11-on-11 drills on Wednesday. Of course, defensive players will have to keep their hands off the valuable quarterback. The Bengals want to keep him off the ground as long as possible. “The more I’ve done...
    Adam Engel began the seventh inning with a broken-bat single to center. He represented the tying run for the Chicago White Sox against the Houston Astros. Did the Sox have another comeback in them? Not Wednesday. Romy Gonzalez hit a grounder to shortstop Jeremy Peña, and the Astros got a forceout at second. AJ Pollock’s hard-hit grounder up the middle turned into an eye-opening, inning-ending double play started by second baseman Jose Altuve. There would be no late-game magic for a third straight night for the Sox, who fell 3-2 in front of 24,671. “(We) got up in the late innings there with opportunities again,” Engel said. “Law of averages says you’re not going to capitalize every single time, but it felt like we were.” The Sox saw their winning streak end at five and fell two games behind the Cleveland Guardians in the American League Central. The Sox scored four runs in the eighth inning Monday to beat the Astros 4-2. They scored twice in the seventh and once in the eighth Tuesday, rallying for a 4-3 victory. Yoán...
    It’s not hyperbole to say Miami Dolphins second-year safety Jevon Holland has the look of a future All-Pro. Holland continued his standout training camp that has followed a breakthrough rookie NFL season, bringing down two interceptions against quarterback Tua Tagovailoa on Wednesday. Holland has three interceptions in the past two practices. “He’s made tremendous plays, not just today but throughout the entire camp,” said Tagovailoa, who has been the passer for all three interceptions, after Wednesday’s drills. “The plays that he’s made is only getting me better, only getting our route distribution better and our timing better offensively.” The two interceptions may not have been his best play Wednesday. Holland was trailing speedy wide receiver Tyreek Hill streaking deep across the middle to a sideline when Holland flashed his closing speed to catch up to the floating Tagovailoa pass and knock it away at the last second, howling in celebration following the play. “He’s going to be a good player,” said linebacker Jerome Baker of Holland. “He puts the work in, and he wants to get better. His competitive side,...
    SAN DIEGO — Just as Joey Bart was getting going, his turnaround at the plate was derailed by an ankle injury. Bart was unavailable Tuesday against the Padres and awaiting results of an MRI before Wednesday’s series finale that will determine if the rookie catcher will miss enough time to place him on the injured list. Since returning from a demotion to Triple-A, Bart has been the productive, everyday catcher the Giants were hoping he could be when he earned the first opening day nod in the post-Buster Posey era. “I think it’s always going to be frustrating for a player when things are really trending in the right direction to have some sort of setback,” manager Gabe Kapler said. “But we’re hopeful that it could be just a few days and he can get right back on track.” Bart, who declined interview requests after Tuesday’s game and didn’t make an appearance in the clubhouse while it was open to reporters Wednesday morning, tweaked his right ankle during his at-bat against Josh Hader in the ninth inning of Monday night’s...
    With a trade deadline that saw the Orioles lose two significant contributors complete, executive vice president and general manager Mike Elias left Baltimore for Texas, first to deliver a message to the team and then to the public. He met with “a number of core players” — including Ryan Mountcastle, Cedric Mullins and Austin Hays— and assured them an Orioles rebuild now in its fourth full season is trending in the right direction. That memo came after Baltimore traded away Trey Mancini, its longest-tenured player, to the Houston Astros and Jorge López, its closer and lone All-Star, to the Minnesota Twins while the club was within reach of a wild-card spot. Elias tried to add to the roster, he said Wednesday, but Baltimore’s lone addition at the deadline was outfielder Brett Phillips, an energetic player but one who struggled immensely before the Tampa Bay Rays designated him for assignment. Those moves, he told them, could be seen as a step back for the major league team but represented a step forward for the organization. After this deadline, Elias suggested, the...
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Mike Trout returned to his locker on Wednesday afternoon and his phone had blown up with texts from concerned friends and family members. “I appreciate all the prayer requests, but my career isn’t over,” Trout said a few hours after news broke that he has a rare back condition, adding that “the last two days have been huge steps. I’m excited with the way it’s going. I’m happy with it.” Trout was smiling throughout the interview, seemingly amused that the earlier report had spawned such “exaggeration.” He said people had inferred too much from the news that what the Angels had been calling a strained rib cage was more specifically a “costovertebral dysfunction at T5.” Head athletic trainer Mike Frostad said on Wednesday morning that Dr. Robert Watkins, the back specialist who had examined Trout, had not seen that condition in baseball players. Frostad also said that this could be something that Trout has to manage for the rest of his career. Trout conceded that point. “I’ve got to stay on top of the routine I...
    Republicans are lashing out at Joe Manchin for striking a deal for a pared back Build Back Better that include tax hikes – and some GOP lawmakers are backing out of voting for the $54B semiconductor bill in retaliation. The moderate Democrat's deal on the massive tax and spending bill comes as the U.S. economy shrunk for a second consecutive quarter, striking fears of a recession. Manchin struck a deal from his COVID isolation on a bill that aims to cut inflation while providing energy provisions – but the package also includes a 15 percent tax rate minimum on America's biggest companies. Republicans warn that hiking rates on job creators is not the way toward economic recovery. 'I can't believe that Senator Joe Manchin is agreeing to a massive tax increase in the name of climate change when our economy is in a recession,' Senator Lindsey Graham tweeted Wednesday. 'I hope that common sense will eventually win the day. What I am hearing about the terms of this latest reconciliation deal make no sense.' 'I have tried to work across...
    Traders react on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) as a screen shows Federal Reserve Board Chairman Jerome Powell during a news conference following a Fed rate announcement, in New York City, July 27, 2022.Brendan Mcdermid | Reuters Stock futures slipped in overnight trading in the wake of another 0.75 percentage point hike from the Federal Reserve as it attempts to quell rapid inflation. Futures tied to the Dow Jones Industrial Average slipped 20 points, or 0.06%. S&P 500 futures lost 0.13% and Nasdaq 100 futures dropped 0.36%. Shares of Meta Platforms dipped 3% in extended trading on the back of disappointing quarterly results while Ford gained more than 5% after a beat on the top and bottom lines, and as it raised its dividend. Teladoc's stock cratered more than 22% after taking another large goodwill charge. The after-hours moves came after markets saw a broad-based rally during regular trading on Wednesday as the central bank hiked rates by another 75 basis points and investors continued to bet on whether the Fed can halt surging prices without...
    Miami Marlins (46-51, fourth in the NL East) vs. Cincinnati Reds (37-59, fifth in the NL Central) Cincinnati; Wednesday, 6:40 p.m. EDT PITCHING PROBABLES: Marlins: Braxton Garrett (2-3, 3.42 ERA, 1.14 WHIP, 47 strikeouts); Reds: Luis Castillo (3-4, 2.77 ERA, 1.08 WHIP, 82 strikeouts) FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Reds -156, Marlins +133; over/under is 8 runs BOTTOM LINE: The Cincinnati Reds square off against the Miami Marlins on Wednesday. Cincinnati has gone 21-30 in home games and 37-59 overall. Reds hitters are batting a collective .240, which ranks ninth in the NL. Miami has gone 24-28 on the road and 46-51 overall. The Marlins have a 25-12 record in games when they did not allow a home run. Wednesday’s game is the third time these teams meet this season. TOP PERFORMERS: Brandon Drury has 20 doubles, two triples, 19 home runs and 57 RBI for the Reds. Jonathan India is 12-for-36 with three doubles, three home runs and eight RBI over the last 10 games. Jesus Aguilar has 14 doubles, 11 home runs and 38 RBI while hitting .245 for...
    It was a morning of Black joy. And it was a day, said state Sen. Steven Bradford, that was long overdue — and underscored the social justice work that remains. The Bruce family formally received the deed to two parcels of seaside land in Manhattan Beach on Wednesday, July 20, more than 90 years after their descendants and the original owners, who were Black, had the land taken from them for racially motivated reasons. Dean Logan, Los Angeles County’s registrar-recorder, handed the deed to Bruce family members during a ceremony near Highland Avenue and 26th Street, three weeks after the Board of Supervisors unanimously voted to return the property to them — and more than a year after the legislative maneuvering to do so began. The great-grandson and great-great grandsons of original owners Willa and Charles Bruce — Derrick, Anthony and Michael Bruce, respectively — accepted the deed; Marcus Bruce, Derrick Bruce’s brother, did not attend. The handover marked what public officials and the Bruce family have called the nation’s first apparent act of property-based reparations. “It’s a real, concrete...
    Fox News host Jesse Watters on Wednesday tried to take credit for putting “pressure” on the investigation into the rape of a 10-year-old Ohio girl who then had to travel out-of-state for an abortion, despite suggesting two days ago that the story was a “hoax” and a piece of “politically timed disinformation.” Earlier on Wednesday, authorities arrested the girl’s alleged rapist. “Primetime covered this story heavily on Monday, put on the pressure, and now we’re glad that justice is being served,” Watters claimed before showing several clips from that day’s show. The final clip cuts off before the Fox host says that if “the mainstream media and president of the United States [are] seizing on another hoax, then this is absolutely shameful, and fits a pretty dangerous pattern of politically timed disinformation.” Watters then turned his attention to Dr. Caitlin Bernard, the Indiana obstetrician-gynecologist who performed the abortion, and suggested that she may be subject to a “criminal charge” over how she handled the case. Watters raised this question with Indiana’s Republican Attorney General Todd Rokita, who proceeded to label...
    SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — Tickets for what is arguably one of the most important matches in Sacramento Republic FC’s history are set to go on sale Wednesday. Republic FC will host Sporting Kansas City in the July 27 semi-final match of the US Open Cup. READ MORE: New Study Ranks Sacramento, Stockton Among Most Dangerous Cities For Pedestrians In USNotably, the Sacramento club is the only of the four left in the tournament that is not a Major League Soccer team. READ MORE: Study: Set Bedtime Back To Prepare Your Child For KindergartenThe club has been on a tear in the US Open Cup, winning 2-1 at the LA Galaxy in the quarterfinals back on June 21 and 2-0 against the San Jose Earthquakes back on May 25 in the round of 16. MORE NEWS: Inflation Hit 9.1% In June, Highest Rate In More Than 40 YearsOn Wednesday at 1 p.m., Republic FC will open sales to the general public. Ticket sales to season ticket holders were opened a few weeks back – and 7,000 tickets were sold in just four...
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    A Uvalde teacher who lay in a pool of his own blood as he played dead after being shot in the back while his students were slaughtered around him got emotional as he recounted praying for cops who were just outside the door to come and save them. Arnie Reyes and 11 students were in Classroom 111 when the attack began at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, on May 24 in the deadliest mass shooting in Texas history.  The massacre of 19 children and two teachers continued for over an hour as responding officers waited outside.  Reyes, who had been shot in the arm and back, lay in his own blood with dead children around him as he waited for help to arrive.  'I'm just thinking and waiting for someone to come and save us,' Reyes told CNN, adding that 'you always think that if something bad is happening, cops are fast, they rush in and they help you.' 'I was just waiting for that,' he said. 'I was waiting for anybody, anybody to come save us.'  Reyes said that he...