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Jackie Bradley, Jr. made the darndest catch last night against the Yankees

He has baseball's highest slugging average and on-base plus slugging, and has drawn the second most walks after Cincinatti Reds first baseman Joey Votto. The team went 0-for-11 with runners in scoring position in the afternoon and couldn't get a win for Porcello, who allowed three runs, but only one earned, through six innings.


Bob Wolff, Sports Broadcaster for 8 Decades, Dies at 96

Bob Wolff, Sports Broadcaster for 8 Decades, Dies at 96

Wolff was also behind the microphone for some of the biggest moments in sports history, including the Giants vs. Colts 1958 NFL Championship, which is widely considered the NFL's greatest game. Besides his sports broadcasting career, Wolff served in the U.S. Navy during World War II as a supply officer in the Pacific. Wolff started his career as a broadcaster in 1939 as a member of the CBS affiliate in Durham, North Carolina while he was a student at Duke University .


Multiple Bomb blasts kill at least eight persons in Maiduguri

Multiple Bomb blasts kill at least eight persons in Maiduguri

A spokesman for a civilian self-defense force in Maiduguri city says the bomber was being chased by local security workers on Monday morning and ran into the middle of worshippers and exploded. It was gathered that the attackers cross the trenches in an attempt to enter the town at about 10:15 pm on Sunday. Soldiers guarding the trenches shot the women as a result of which the explosives strapped to their bodies detonated, blowing them to pieces, the rescue coordinator added.


Shock KO loss for Gunnar Nelson and double disappointment for Irish duo

Shock KO loss for Gunnar Nelson and double disappointment for Irish duo

Another quick punch as he swiftly closes the distance. "I was there with him in hospice, and he's here in this chain with me tonight". "And that was like that until I remember standing up and the fight was over". Legendary Irish flyweight Neil Seery put on a vintage display in his retirement bout against Alexandre Pantoja. My coaches always believed in me and they made me believe in myself.


Can the Oakland Athletics bullpen save the Washington Nationals season?

Can the Oakland Athletics bullpen save the Washington Nationals season?

Opposing batters are also hitting.280 with an.825 OPS against Nats relievers, both the worst marks in Major League Baseball. Washington has already blown 14 saves this season. Doolittle, a lefty, is the likely closer candidate while the righty Madson sets up. He's the best pitcher in the Nationals bullpen now, but he's also left-handed and that could mean slotting into an eighth inning role he has for much of his career.


Yellen tells Congress to expect more rate hikes

Yellen tells Congress to expect more rate hikes

Louis Fed reported that some manufacturers were citing "candidates' inability to pass drug tests or to consistently report to work". But the futures market estimates the probability at just 13% that the central bank will lift its target rate (currently at a 1.0-1.25% range) on September 20 (based on early trading on July 12).