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Giancarlo Stanton injury puts Yankees back in ‘Next Man Up’ mode
The long day, reduced as it was, began like how the Yankees dreamt it back in December 2017: It concluded with a recurring nightmare they’ve come to know all too well. If “Next Man Up” has come to define the Yankees in the Aaron Boone era, Giancarlo Stanton too often has served the role as...
This New Zealand man gets paid $10,000 a year to be a city's official wizard
On a sunny autumn afternoon, two wizards in long, black robes and pointed hats sat down for coffee in one of New Zealand's biggest cities.
Opinion: More conferences could follow MAC's lead of canceling fall football season
The Mid-American Conference has canceled its 2020 fall football season. The MAC likely won't be the last FBS conference to do so, either.
NYC protester turns self in after NYPD standoff: reports
Derrick Ingram, a protest organizer and founder of Warriors in the Garden, turned himself in to police Saturday morning after he was accused of assaulting an officer by yelling into her ear with a megaphone, according to the New York Times.
Face mask political debate becomes public flashpoint propelled by social media
Americans have taken to social media to voice frustrations and post divisive exchanges surrounding facial coverings, worn to help stop the spread of the coronavirus.
White House expands mandatory COVID-19 testing among staffers
The White House has reportedly mandated random coronavirus testing for its staffers in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building. Staffers at the EEOB, which is situated next to the West Wing and houses the majority of White House offices, will be tested over the following weeks, the Daily Beast reported Saturday. Politico reported earlier in the week...
Massachusetts COVID-19 compliance hotline flooded with crank calls
A Massachusetts hotline set up to enforce coronavirus guidelines instead received profanity, fake reports and porn from residents.
Rep. Reschenthaler says Senate must hear from James Comey after Yates testimony
Former FBI director James Comey needs to address Congress on Michael Flynn and the infamous Steele dossier, Rep. Guy Reschenthaler, R-Penn., said Saturday on the "Fox Report."
Trump signs executive actions to boost US economy amid pandemic
Jacque Vaughn showing how far he’s come with Nets surprising success
By his own admission, Jacque Vaughn isn’t the same coach who lost almost three-quarters of his games with the Magic. He’s older, wiser. Better. Now back in Orlando — but this time for the NBA restart, as interim of the Nets — he’s showing the league how much better. Since stepping in for the departed...
Griffith Park's beloved carousel man, Julio Gosdinski, has died. He was 49.
He had worked at the carousel since he was a teenager. He loved it so much, the owner made him co-owner.
UFC on ESPN+ 32 results: Beneil Dariush finishes Scott Holtzman with spinning back fist
Beneil Dariush made it five straight wins with just the eighth spinning back fist knockout in UFC history.       Related StoriesUFC on ESPN+ 32 video: Kevin Holland snipes Joaquin Buckley with one-punch TKOVideo: Watch Andrew Sanchez's nasty knockout at UFC on ESPN+ 32For Gavin Tucker, getting caught with his pants down was a good thing
Tiger Woods is seeing another major opportunity slipping away at PGA Championship
Tiger Woods struggled with his putter in the third round at the PGA Championship, finishing with a two-over 72 that leaves him far off the lead.
Filly Ramona Hill rolls to victory in Hambletonian
A filly winning the Hambletonian has been a rare sight in the 95-year history of trotting’s biggest race. Only 15 have accomplished the feat. Now owners Michelle and Al Crawford and Brad Grant have done it twice in the past three years. Ramona Hill joined the list Saturday, scoring an impressive one-length victory while matching...
COVID-19 rocks the Rockettes — but just wait till next year!
There will be no high kicks in Midtown this year: The “Christmas Spectacular Starring the Radio City Rockettes,” a New York City institution, has been canceled. For the first time since it debuted in 1933, there will be no dance numbers to the “Parade of the Wooden Soldiers” or “The 12 Days of Christmas.” Why...
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Washington’s dubious — and pricey — ‘stimulus’
With negotiations over a (yes!) fifth COVID-19 rescue package at an impasse, President Trump took action on his own Saturday, signing executive orders on a number of “stimulus” measures. Whether his actions or Congress’ ultimately prevail, expect a pretty hefty price tag — and dubious economic benefits. For starters, unilateral steps by a president, especially...
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Gerrit Cole wins again, but Yankees lose nightcap as Aaron Boone gets ejected
On their way to winning the World Series in 1996 the Yankees rallied around second baseman Mariano Duncan’s slogan that was printed on T-shirts. “We play today. We win today. Das it,’’ was Duncan’s message. Almost a quarter century later, the Yankees’ motto should be “Gerrit Cole pitches today. We win today. Das it.’’ Saturday...
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Whitmer met with Biden as he nears VP decision: AP
Gov. Gretchen Whitmer traveled to Delaware last weekend to meet with Joe Biden, the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee's first known in-person session with a potential running mate as he nears a decision.
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Andy Puzder: Trump coronavirus executive orders aid struggling families, after Dems block action in Congress
President Trump showed once again Saturday that he places America and the American people first when he signed executive orders to provide much-needed coronavirus economic relief to struggling families
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Third of Americans would say 'no' to COVID vaccine - even if it was free
More than a third of Americans say they would not get a COVID-19 vaccine right now, even if were free and FDA-approved, according to a new Gallup poll.
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Georgia police investigated for firing at car carrying kids
State authorities said they’re investigating after a Georgia police officer opened fire Saturday morning at a vehicle with two teenagers inside during an attempted traffic stop.
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'An administrative nightmare': Trump's executive order is a scramble for unemployment aid
It's unclear if Trump has the authority to extend unemployment benefits by executive order while side-stepping Congress.       
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Lakers start slowly and fall short late in losing to Pacers
The Lakers, who already have clinched the West's top seed, lose 116-111 to the Pacers amid talk other teams are trying to set up a matchup with Portland.
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NYPD searching for man accused of exposing himself on subway
Cops are asking the public's help in identifying a man who allegedly exposed himself to a woman on a Q subway train in Brooklyn.
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UFC on ESPN+ 32 video: Kevin Holland snipes Joaquin Buckley with one-punch TKO
Kevin Holland scored a major TKO at UFC on ESPN+ 32.       Related StoriesFor Gavin Tucker, getting caught with his pants down was a good thingVideo: Watch Andrew Sanchez's nasty knockout at UFC on ESPN+ 325 burning questions heading into UFC on ESPN+ 32 
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Twins lose it while listening to Phil Collins song for first time
A video of twin brothers Tim and Fred Williams listening to Phil Collins' 1981 debut single "In the Air Tonight" for the first time is lighting up the internet. CNN's Christi Paul and Victor Blackwell have more.
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Second suspect arrested in NYC slaying
A second suspect has been arrested for the killing of a Queens man. Kevin Guerra, 21, was collared Friday and charged with murder and weapons possession in connection to the June 30 slaying of 21-year-old Dante Sartillian, police said Saturday. Joshua Petillo, 23, was arrested July 27 for his role in the Sartillian’s death, cops...
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Trump walks out of news conference after reporter asks him about Veterans Choice lie he's told more than 150 times
President Donald Trump abruptly ended a Saturday news conference after a reporter challenged him on a lie about veterans health care he has told more than 150 times.
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Twitter and TikTok reportedly had talks about a potential combination of the social media services
Could a Twitter and TikTok merger be in the works? The Wall Street Journal reported Twitter had talks about a potential combination with TikTok.       
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Washington Examiner correspondent: Trump has 'the upper hand' politically after signing executive order
President Trump gained the "upper hand" Saturday and helped his reelection chances by signing four executive orders aimed at delivering relief to Americans struggling with the economic fallout of the coronavirus, according to the Washington Examiner's chief congressional correspondent Susan Ferrechio. 
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Belmont champion Tiz the Law cruises to victory in Travers
SARATOGA SPRINGS — Belmont winner Tiz the Law won the $1 million Travers Stakes by 5 1/2 lengths at Saratoga, and heads to Kentucky for next month’s Derby as the probable favorite. Ridden by Manny Franco, Tiz the Law ran 1 1/4 miles in 2:00.65 on Saturday and paid $3, $2.40 and $2.10. The 3-year-old...
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Aaron Boone ejected after losing it on ump in Yankees’ nightcap
The heat got turned up in the temperature-controlled Tropicana Field on Saturday. Yankees manager Aaron Boone and hitting coach Marcus Thames received fifth-inning ejections from home-plate umpire Vic Carapazza in Game 2 of the doubleheader. Bench coach Carlos Mendoza assumed manager duties. The ejections appeared to be related to a number of high-and-tight pitches that...
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'Everything is gone.' Flooding in China ruins farmers and risks rising food prices
By this time of year, the rice growing on Bao Wentao's family farm should have been ready to harvest.
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'Everything is gone.' Flooding in China ruins farmers and risks rising food prices
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MLS season to resume with LAFC and Galaxy meeting twice in five games
Major League Soccer will resume its regular season Aug. 12 with its 26 teams playing in their home markets, possibly in front of fans.
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Giants already getting behind Daniel Jones’ leadership style
For all the respect and admiration heaped on Eli Manning, many of the younger players on offense, especially the wide receivers and running backs, gravitated last season to the newcomer, Daniel Jones, who was quickly accepted as one of their own. This made sense. Manning, more than 15 years older than several teammates, in many...
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One-in-Three Americans Would Decline a Free COVID-19 Vaccine
Anthony Fauci said the chances of a coronavirus vaccine “being 98 percent effective is not great.”
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Michelle Obama and Bernie Sanders expected to speak on first night of Democratic convention
The first night of the Democratic National Convention is currently expected to bring a message of unity featuring Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, former first lady Michelle Obama and former Republican Ohio Gov. John Kasich, according to a source who has seen current convention plans.
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Trump supporters march in peaceful demonstration in Beverly Hills
Demonstrators carried "Trump 2020" banners, American flags and signs saying "United We Stand."
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Video: Watch Andrew Sanchez's nasty knockout at UFC on ESPN+ 32
Andrew Sanchez's first finish in five years was of the highlight-reel variety.       Related StoriesFor Gavin Tucker, getting caught with his pants down was a good thingTimothy Johnson wants to make title run, lose journeyman label following Bellator 243 win5 burning questions heading into UFC on ESPN+ 32 
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WATCH: Bikers Gather for 'Bikers Backing Blue' Rally in Fort Worth
More than 100 people and bikers gathered Saturday on the Tarrant County Courthouse's steps in Fort Worth, Texas, to show support for law enforcement. 
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What's in President Trump four coronavirus relief executive orders?
President Trump Saturday signed four executive orders to provide Americans financial relief from the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Here's what they say.
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Georgia family says cops shot at a car full of unarmed children, report says
A Georgia family said cops shot at a car full of black children, one as young as 9, according to a report. The incident unfolded in Waycross, Ga. as five youngsters, ranging in age from 9 to 16, were headed home from a Walmart about 8 a.m. Saturday and a police car started to follow...
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Researchers created a test to determine which masks are the least effective
Schools are reopening, amusement parks are welcoming back visitors, and outdoor dining is the new way to eat out. But despite the signs that life is returning back to normal, the coronavirus pandemic has gone nowhere.
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Trump halts payroll tax, extends jobless benefits
Seizing the power of his podium and his pen, US President Donald Trump on Saturday moved to bypass the nation's elected lawmakers as he claimed the authority to defer payroll taxes and extend an expired unemployment benefit. (Aug. 8)       
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For Gavin Tucker, getting caught with his pants down was a good thing
Gavin Tucker was losing his fight with Justin Jaynes until his shorts fell down. Then he cruised to victory.        Related Stories5 burning questions heading into UFC on ESPN+ 32UFC on ESPN+ 32 discussion threadUFC on ESPN+ 32 play-by-play and live results (6 p.m. ET) 
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New York activist turned himself in Saturday after standoff with police on Friday ended in no arrest
A Black Lives Matter protester turned himself in Saturday after the New York Police Department attempted to arrest him on Friday -- sending a large number of officers to his apartment allegedly without a warrant.
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Diana Taurasi suffers injury as Seattle Storm ends Phoenix Mercury's win streak
Mercury star Diana Taurasi suffered what is being called a muscle injury in her hip with 5:22 left and gingerly walked off the court at IMG Academy.       
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