Adbert Alzolay returned from the the injured list Friday in hopes of providing a boost for the struggling Chicago Cubs bullpen during their playoff push. Alzolay has been one of the Cubs’ top relievers, but he hasn’t pitched since Sept. 9 due to a forearm strain. The Cubs made room for him by optioning pitcher Keegan Thompson to their spring facility in Arizona.
Charlie Blackmon and the Colorado Rockies agreed Friday to a one-year contract for 2024 that prevents the outfielder from becoming a free agent. The 37-year-old is in the final season of a six-year contract guaranteeing $108 million, a deal Blackmon agreed to after winning the NL batting title with a .331 average. A four-time All-Star, Blackmon has spent his entire 13-season big league career with Colorado.
The Texas Rangers' potential playoff pitching staff took a hit Friday after right-hander Jon Gray was placed on the 15-day injured list with a forearm strain. Gray had imaging following his start against the Los Angeles Angels this week, which revealed a grade 1 strain, manager Bruce Bochy said. Gray did some light throwing following his initial scans, but didn’t feel any better.
A group of homeless people in Portland, Oregon, filed a class action lawsuit on Friday challenging new restrictions the city placed on daytime camping in an attempt to address safety issues stemming from a crisis of people living on the streets. The lawsuit filed in Multnomah County Circuit Court alleges the restrictions violate Oregon law and the state constitution because they subject people who are involuntarily without permanent shelter to unreasonable punishments for unavoidable activities including sleeping and staying dry, The Oregonian/OregonLive reported. Lawyers at the Oregon Law Center, which is representing the plaintiffs, are seeking a temporary restraining order from the court to stop the city from enforcing the restrictions until the lawsuit is resolved.
Major League Baseball's Houston Astros and the NBA's Houston Rockets announced on Friday that they acquired AT&T SportsNet Southwest from Warner Bros. Discovery and will form their own network. Space City Home Network launches on Tuesday and will be a joint venture of the two franchises. The Astros and the Rockets are the latest franchises to seek alternatives for the struggling regional sports network model.
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A sea lion escaped from its pool at the Central Park Zoo on Friday amid the severe flooding that's pounding New York City, officials said. "Zoo staff monitored the sea lion as she explored the area before returning to the familiar surroundings of the pool and the company of the other two sea lions," Jim Breheny, director of the Bronx Zoo and executive vice president of the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Zoos and Aquarium, said in a statement. The sea lion never beached the zoo's secondary perimeter, Breheny said.
A former Staples executive was sentenced on Friday for his role in the college admissions cheating scheme known as Varsity Blues, marking the end of a years-long case that has resulted in dozens of convictions. John Wilson, 64, of Lynnfield, Massachusetts, was sentenced in federal court in Boston to one year of probation -- with the first six months to be served in home detention -- and 250 hours of community service, federal prosecutors said. Wilson, a private equity investor, was found guilty in 2021 in the first trial stemming from the scheme.
Perhaps it’s naive not to imagine that all of life itself is about accepting the fragility of how easily things break
A man has been indicted on murder charges in connection to the drive-by shooting of rapper Tupac Shakur in 1996, a long-awaited breakthrough in a case that has frustrated investigators and fascinated the public.
As Rishi Sunak prepares to launch his re-election pitch from the stage in Manchester this week, it's worth remembering that this time last year, the now prime minister - and many of his supporters - were put out to pasture and didn't even bother to turn up for the annual Tory jamboree. It is a chapter of Conservative history that Rishi Sunak has sought to put right - spending his first year as PM trying to steady the ship and bring an air of competence and professionalism to government. There is no doubt that the tenor and tone of what could well be the final party conference before a general election will be a world away from the last.
The Detroit Lions are in first place in the NFC North and playing as well as any team in the conference. After beating the Packers 34-20 on Thursday — their third prime-time win in five games dating to last season's finale — coach Dan Campbell was asked how his team would respond to being the hunted instead of doing the hunting. It’s been six years — since Week 2 of the 2017 season — since the Lions were alone in first place.
Just as their running back group becomes a little healthier, the Baltimore Ravens suddenly have big concerns at wide receiver. The Ravens ruled out Odell Beckham Jr. (ankle) and Rashod Bateman (hamstring) for Sunday's game at Cleveland.
Heading into the weekend, a government shutdown inches closer as House Republicans fail to reach a deal capable of passing in the Senate before the Oct. 1 deadline. Yahoo News Senior Writer Christopher Wilson explains how the shutdown could affect services for millions of Americans — and the political options for House Speaker Kevin McCarthy, who finds himself at odds with his own party.
Nearly 13 months have passed since Jamal Adams limped off the field with another major injury, the worst one yet during his tenure with the Seattle Seahawks that’s been defined by injuries. The ball of energy is set to make his return Monday night when the Seahawks play at the New York Giants. It’s the culmination of months filled with grueling rehabilitation, questions of whether he’d return and ultimately the realization that Adams is about to be on the field again.
Jordan Love spent much of the night running for his life. On the infrequent occasions that Love handed the ball off, Aaron Jones and AJ Dillon had nowhere to run. The pressure is on an injury-riddled offensive line as the Green Bay Packers attempt to bounce back from a 34-20 home loss to the NFC North-leading Detroit Lions.
ELDERLY residents unable to leave a block of flats, building work on hold because of contractors not being paid and thousands of pounds missing.
The endangered red wolf can survive in the wild, but only with “significant additional management intervention,” according to a long-awaited population viability analysis released Friday. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service also released an updated recovery plan Friday for “Canis rufus” — the only wolf species unique to the United States. It calls for spending nearly $328 million over the next 50 years to get the red wolf off the endangered species list.
Julio Teheran was designated for assignment by the Milwaukee Brewers on Friday, just over a week after the two-time All-Star right-hander had returned from the injured list. The Brewers also optioned left-hander Ethan Small to Nashville while recalling left-hander Clayton Andrews and right-hander Caleb Boushley from the Triple-A farm team. Milwaukee has been calling up pitchers from the minors for its final series of the regular season while resting its likely postseason starters before the start of the playoffs.
Photo Illustration by The Daily Beast/GettyDespite Chris Christie’s best efforts, this week’s Republican presidential debate was no match for the war of words on the Season 4 premiere of The Kardashians.After Thursday’s surprisingly dramatic episode, Kourtney Kardashian trended for a full day on Twitter, as users debated whether her proclaimed “hatred” for her younger sister, Kim, and presumably the rest of her fame-hungry family was valid after a vicious phone call between the sisters. (Somewhe
In a video address released on the one-year anniversary of Russia's controversial announcement it was annexing four parts of Ukraine, Putin said the choice to join Russia was reinforced by this month's local elections that returned officials supporting Russia's annexation. "Just as a year ago in the historic referendums, people again expressed and confirmed their will to be with Russia and supported their countrymen who, through their labour and real actions, proved worthy of the people's trust," he said in a video of just over four minutes issued at midnight.
Playing in leaf piles, sniffing conkers and eating wild mushrooms, are all included in a list of Autumn dangers dog owners are being warned of
The free exhibition Spitting Image: A Controversial History opens at Cambridge University Library on September 30 and runs until February 17 2024.