Rookie Luis García will start for the Houston Astros against the Boston Red Sox in Game 6 of the AL Championship Series on Friday night with a trip to the World Series on the line. García started Game 2 and gave up a grand slam in the first inning before leaving with no outs in the second because of discomfort in his right knee. Manager Dusty Baker announced Thursday that García would get the ball for Game 6 and said the Astros are confident the problem is behind García and he’ll be 100% healthy for Friday’s start.
TwitterA conservative YouTube provocateur known for his wildly offensive content has come under fire for spewing racist vitriol while attacking a local news reporter.Steven Crowder was suspended from YouTube earlier this month for hate speech, after repeatedly pushing a fake story on his channel about a transgender woman who allegedly raped and impregnated an inmate at a women’s prison. A California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation spokesperson ultimately threw cold water on the fals
Even though his team has lost five of its first six games, California coach Justin Wilcox has been encouraged by how the Golden Bears have responded to the adversity. Cal is off to its worst start since Wilcox took over in 2017 and will need to make a remarkable turnaround over the final month and a half to avoid missing out on a bowl game for a second consecutive season. “Everybody is obviously frustrated and disappointed,” Wilcox said.
The Kansas City Chiefs are in catch-up mode while sitting at the bottom of the AFC West they've won the past five seasons. The Tennessee Titans have an opportunity to prove they're a team to be reckoned with in the AFC. When the Chiefs visit Tennessee on Sunday, it's also the first game between these teams since Kansas City beat the Titans in January 2020 for the first of back-to-back AFC championships.
LBC Radio host Steve Allen fat-shamed Gemma Collins in historic tweets from 2014 before he lashed out at Strictly Come Dancing star Tilly Ramsay. The host, 67, earlier this week called Ms Ramsay - the daughter of television chef Gordon Ramsay - a “chubby little thing” live on air. In some of Allen’s unearthed tweets from 2014, he refers to The Only Way Is Essex star Collins as a “beach hut” in reference to her weight.
Chinese broadcaster and NBA partner Tencent is not showing current or archived Boston Celtics games on its platforms, in apparent response to comments that Celtics center Enes Kanter made to advocate Tibetian independence. Kanter, as part of a series of social media posts, also called Chinese President Xi Jinping a “dictator.” Kanter did not play in Boston’s season-opening 138-134 loss to New York on Wednesday night.
A London TikToker made Salt Bae’s signature gold-wrapped steak and lifted the lid on the true cost. In total, the ingredients for the flashy steak set the blogger back £64.22. How much the Salt Bae GOLD steak REALLY costs to make!
The Green Bay Packers on Thursday signed veteran outside linebacker Whitney Mercilus in hopes of boosting not only their pass rush but their championship hopes. A first-round pick by the Houston Texans in 2012, Mercilus had 57 sacks in nine-plus seasons. With 2020 Pro Bowler Za’Darius Smith on injured reserve and questionable to return this season following back surgery, Green Bay is tied for ninth in the NFL with 14 sacks, but only tied for 19th with 53 pressures.
Washington’s Taylor Heinicke grew up watching Green Bay Packers games on television and idolizing Brett Favre, their Hall of Fame quarterback. Now the 28-year-old quarterback is about to match up with Favre’s successor as Washington tries to cool off reigning MVP Aaron Rodgers and snap the Packers’ five-game winning streak. “Brett Favre is the reason I started loving football,” Heinicke said.
China noted that Nicholas Burns’s ‘deliberately picked tough words to pass the Senate hearing’ were not backed up by a willingness to change the US’s 40-year-old policy
Louisville emerges from its bye ready to break a two-game losing streak. The Cardinals’ challenge against Boston College is making sure the Eagles don’t break through their defense in the clutch as others have in recent weeks. Louisville (3-2, 1-2 Atlantic Coast Conference) has hung tough in shootouts against No. 16 Wake Forest and Virginia, scoring at least 34 points each time behind dual-threat quarterback Malik Cunningham.
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Young people who have been helped by projects supported by the charity will complete surprise challenges.
The Las Vegas Raiders season was in danger of spiraling out of control following two straight losses and the resignation of coach Jon Gruden when interim coach Rich Bisaccia told his players to meet on their own. “Through the craziness of whatever you want to call what we’ve been through, we’ve gotten closer,” quarterback Derek Carr said. The Raiders showed resilience when they bonded together after Gruden's sudden resignation Oct. 11 because of offensive emails he sent before being hired in 2018.
French Prime Minister Jean Castex on Thursday said a block on household gas prices would be extended until end-2022 and that low- and middle-income earners would receive an "inflation premium" of 100 euros to help mitigate the impact of rising energy prices. "We believe that this increase in prices is temporary," Castex said in an interview on TF1 television, "but we cannot let it hobble the recovery."The prime minister said the €100 subsidy would be paid directly to 36 million workers.(FRANCE 2
A judge on Thursday rejected British socialite Ghislaine Maxwell’s bid to block the public and news media from jury selection in her New York City trial on charges she recruited teenage girls for financier Jeffrey Epstein to sexually abuse. U.S. District Judge Alison J. Nathan said the press and public will be allowed to view the selection proceedings next month via video feeds to an overflow courtroom and a courthouse press room. In ruling, Nathan said she strove to balance the public’s right to access court proceedings with health measures, such as adding extra space between parties, that have been put in place because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Photo Illustration by The Daily Beast/GettyIn her bid to be California’s Secretary of State, Republican candidate Rachel Hamm has the backing of some of the leading lights in the Trump movement. She has the endorsement of MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell, former Trump national security adviser Michael Flynn and Steve Bannon called her part of a “rising generation of superstars.”But Hamm’s new allies often fail to mention her role battling in what she imagines as a ceaseless war with Satanists and wit
Senior quarterback Lucas Johnson's reward for delivering a double-overtime win for No. 22 San Diego State is the starting assignment Saturday at Air Force. “Lucas finished the other night on a high note," Aztecs coach Brady Hoke said. The Aztecs are 6-0 (2-0 Mountain West) for just the second time in 46 years despite a largely unproductive passing offense.
Most NFL teams who are chosen to play in London take the following week off, a perk that gives minds and bodies a needed break after enduring two intercontinental flights that come in the span of three or four days. “I think we want to get back out there,” Dolphins coach Brian Flores said. — by a 23-20 loss to a Jacksonville team that had dropped 20 consecutive games was not something that would have been enjoyable.