Patrick Marleau broke Gordie Howe's record for most games played in the NHL but what is the legacy of someone who may not make the Hockey Hall of Fame and which long-standing record could fall next?
Patrick Marleau broke Gordie Howe's record for most games played in the NHL but what is the legacy of someone who may not make the Hockey Hall of Fame and which long-standing record could fall next?
Washington [US], May 8 (ANI): For some people, social gatherings can be a time to imbibe. And for some, that can turn into a time to overindulge. But how do your neighbourhood and your social network affect binge drinking?
Etawah (Uttar Pradesh) [India], May 8 (ANI): Two lionesses have tested positive for COVID-19 at Etawah Safari Park in Uttar Pradesh, the authorities confirmed on Friday.
The van overturned and came to rest on its side, according to the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office.
CLEVELAND — Wade Miley pitched baseball's second no-hitter in three days — and fourth already this season — leading the Cincinnati Reds to a 3-0 win Friday night over the Cleveland Indians, who were no-hit for the second time in a month. Miley (4-2) relied on breaking pitches and his experience of 11-plus major league seasons to baffle the Indians and throw Cincinnati's first no-hitter since Homer Bailey in 2013. “It feels surreal,” the 34-year-old said. The left-hander shook off an 83-minute rain delay to start the game and followed Baltimore's John Means, who no-hit Seattle on Wednesday, to continue an early run of pitching gems in 2021 — quickly becoming the Year of the No-No. San Diego's Joe Musgrove started the ‘21 no-hitter club by throwing the first in Padres’ history on April 9. Five days later, Chicago White Sox left-hander Carlos Rodón blanked the Indians, just missing a perfect game when he hit a batter in the ninth inning. Arizona's Madison Bumgarner pitched a seven-inning no-hitter against Atlanta on April 25, but that one isn't recognized as official because it didn't go nine innings. This is the earliest in a calendar year there have been four no-hitters since 1917, when the fourth was thrown on May 5 and the fifth on May 6. It's no wonder, with hitters entering Friday batting a record-low .233 this season. For their part, the Indians joined a dubious list by becoming the 16th team to be no-hit twice in the same season. It most recently happened to Seattle in 2019. Miley walked one and struck out eight on 114 pitches. “He put on a clinic,” Indians manager Terry Francona said. While Miley was blanking the Indians, Zach Plesac did the same to the Reds for eight innings before Cincinnati pushed three runs across in the ninth, helped by closer Emmanuel Clase's throwing error and a balk. The Reds got a pair of singles before Clase (2-1) fielded an infield tapper and threw wide of second base, allowing Nick Senzel to score from second. Then, with runners at the corners, Clase began his windup before stopping and tried to throw to second. Mike Moustakas, starting at first for the injured Joey Votto, followed with an RBI single to make it 3-0 and give Miley more cushion — but also more tome to think about it in the dugout. In the ninth, Miley retired pinch-hitter René Rivera on a lazy fly to right, struck out César Hernández and then retired Jordan Luplow on a grounder to third before he was mobbed by the Reds, who encircled him and danced across the grass. Miley came in just 1-4 in eight career starts against the Indians, who were batting only .213 as a team. But Cleveland has been as hot as any team, riding a five-game winning streak and winning nine of 11 to take over first in the AL Central. Working quickly on a cool, damp night, Miley made quick work of the Indians. He coasted through five inning and didn't allow a baserunner until the sixth, when Cleveland's Amed Rosario reached on second baseman Senzel’s fielding error and then went to second on his throwing error. Miley also allowed a walk in the inning, but regrouped by getting Luplow on a liner to left. Franmil Reyes came the closest to getting a hit for the Indians, but his hard smash in the fifth inning was right at shortstop Kyle Farmer, who knocked it down and had plenty of time to throw out the slow-footed slugger. It was the Reds' 17th no-hitter since 1892. “For something like this to happen, I don't have the words,” Miley said. DOWN TIME The Indians will be without starting catcher Roberto Pérez for at least two months after he had surgery to fix a fractured ring finger. Pérez had three pins inserted into the finger, which he hurt in a game on April 14. The 32-year-old is one of baseball's best defensive catchers, and the team will miss him handling its strong pitching staff. HEY, ALBERT With the Reds missing Votto, and the Indians getting little production from their Yu Chang-Jake Bauers platoon at first base, Albert Pujols would seem like a possibility for either club. The slugger was released earlier this week by the Los Angeles Angels. However, Reds manager David Bell said Pujols “is not something we've discussed. We believe in the guys that we have.” And while Pujols would be an offensive upgrade, the Indians prefer to give their young players as many at-bats as possible. MEMORY LANE The Reds erupted in cheers while stretching before batting practice when Naquin's unforgettable inside-the-park homer in 2016 was shown on the stadium scoreboard. Naquin punctuated his 360-foot dash with a headfirst slide into home plate and fist pump. UP NEXT Aaron Civale (4-0) starts for the Indians against Luis Castillo (1-3), who has lost both of his previous starts against Cleveland. ___ More AP MLB: https://apnews.com/hub/MLB and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports Tom Withers, The Associated Press
WASHINGTON — Conservatives in and out of Congress are expressing opposition to Rep. Elise Stefanik ’s rise toward House Republicans' No. 3 leadership job, grumbling that's unlikely to derail her but serves notice that the right wing is battling again to affect the party’s future. House Republicans plan to meet privately next week, probably Wednesday, and seem certain to oust Rep. Liz Cheney, R-Wyo., from that top post. House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., seems likely to postpone a vote on replacing Cheney until sometime later, according to two House GOP aides who discussed the delay on condition of anonymity, giving restive conservatives a chance to coalesce behind an alternative. It's unlikely any challenger would defeat Stefanik, who has the backing of former President Donald Trump, McCarthy and No. 2 House GOP leader Steve Scalise of Louisiana. That triumvirate — especially the former president, whose grip on the party seems as firm as ever — virtually assures victory for Stefanik, 36, a onetime Trump critic who evolved into his strident ally. But with the hard right distrustful of Stefanik, owner of one of the House GOP's most moderate voting records, conservatives say forcing her to face a challenge would signal she's not universally accepted and will have to contend with them moving forward. “We must not rush into a de-facto coronation of any handpicked replacement whose voting record does not reflect the views of the conference,” first-term conservative Rep. Bob Good, R-Va., said in a statement. "We must select someone who will wholeheartedly support the conservative membership.” Good said Republicans should be allowed to “work through the process” of replacing Cheney. The conservative Club for Growth, wary of Stefanik's past opposition to tax cuts and easing environmental regulations, is also pushing for time so a Stefanik rival can emerge, a view Republicans say is widely shared among conservatives. The hard-right House Freedom Caucus has taken no public position on Stefanik. But its members, said to number around 40, are known to be uncomfortable with her. As she works to secure her election, Stefanik has told colleagues she'd serve as No. 3 leader only through the 2022 election year, said a GOP lawmaker and an aide speaking on condition of anonymity to discuss internal conversations. She's said she'd take the top GOP slot on the House Education and Labor Committee the following year. The scenario was first reported by Politico. Delaying the Stefanik vote could also help McCarthy, who hopes to be elected speaker should Republicans win House control in the 2022 elections. There’s no need for him to risk support from conservatives, long skeptical of him, by denying them a chance to advance a Stefanik challenger. The dustup is underscoring the disconnect that sometimes exists between Trump and the party's ideological right wing. It also poses a test of conservatives' clout when they don't have the former president behind them — a battle they seem likely to lose this time. Conservatives have tussled for years for influence within the GOP. They've won some fights, like forcing the early retirement of Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, but lost many others. “Leadership elections are always an opportunity for discussions about the future” of House Republicans, said Michael Steel, who was a top aide to Boehner and other leading GOP figures. Stefanik, whose office declined to comment for this article, does have some significant conservative credentials. These include past support from the National Rifle Association, endorsements from the Susan B. Anthony List, an anti-abortion group, and recent praise from Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, a conservative leader.” But she's consistently gotten moderate scores for her voting record: a lifetime 48% from Heritage Action for America and 35% from Club for Growth, a pair of conservative organizations, among the lowest grades for House Republicans. She voted with Trump 78% of the time when he was president, according to votes tracked by the website fivethirtyeight.com, again one of the lowest marks in the House GOP. That included voting to oppose Trump's signature 2017 tax cuts, his unilateral use of money to build the southern border wall and his withdrawal of troops from Syria. Stefanik has “a lot of work to do” to win over the GOP’s more conservative activists, said Adam Brandon, president of the conservative FreedomWorks. Stefanik criticized Trump during his 2016 presidential campaign, including calling his remarks in a 2005 video about sexually assaulting women “offensive” and “just wrong.” She said his crude description of African countries in 2018 was “contrary to our American ideals.” In 2019, she became a highly visible foe of Trump's first impeachment over his attempts to pressure Ukraine to produce political dirt about Joe Biden, who was then a presidential candidate. She has since embraced many of Trump's evidence-free claims about 2020 election fraud. She declared this week that states unconstitutionally changed their election laws and said she supports an audit of Arizona votes that conservatives are using to bolster suspicions about the results. Stefanik's northern New York district backed Barack Obama in the 2008 and 2012 presidential election, then Trump in 2016 and 2020. “You can’t really believe whether she is or isn’t" a Trump supporter, the Club for Growth’s McIntosh said. "I'd warn him that, in a couple of years, she won't be for you." Cheney, on the other hand, was rated 80% by Heritage Action and 65% by Club for Growth, while voting 93% of the time with Trump. Cheney is being deposed after voting to impeach Trump for encouraging supporters who attacked the Capitol on Jan. 6 and for energetically contesting his false claims that his 2020 election defeat to Biden was fraudulent. Some Republicans have said that as a party leader, she should have stifled her criticisms of Trump, which they fear are distracting from efforts to recapture the House. Cheney has cast her position as defending the Constitution. ___ AP Congressional Correspondent Lisa Mascaro contributed to this report. Alan Fram, The Associated Press
OAKLAND, Calif. — Athletics left-hander Sean Manaea is pitching a no-hitter through seven innings against Tampa Bay on Friday night. Manaea, who threw a no-hitter April 21, 2018, against Boston, fist pumped after his strikeouts — nine so far — and did a little walk off the mound. Manaea didn’t allow a baserunner until Randy Arozarena drew a leadoff walk in the seventh, when right fielder Stephen Piscotty later made a great catch on the warning track on Brandon Lowe's sharp flyball. Manaea was in a pitcher's duel with Rich Hill, who didn't allow a run in six innings against his former Athletics club. Manaea took the loss in the 2019 AL wild card game against the Rays in their last visit to the Oakland Coliseum. “Let's go, Manaea!” fans among the crowd of 5,058 yelled. ___ More AP MLB: https://apnews.com/hub/mlb and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports The Associated Press
In fact, he loves the absorbent and yellow and porous cartoon character so much that he decided to pop on Amazon for a spot of retail therapy. Little did his mother know that he had purchased 51 cases of SpongeBob ice lollies - 918 of them to be exact - racking up a bill of $2,618.85 (£1,872). The bulk order of popsicles was duly delivered to his auntie's house.
ARLINGTON, Texas — Mitch Haniger had a tiebreaking RBI single in the seventh inning and the Seattle Mariners bounced back from being no-hit in their last game with a 5-4 victory over the Texas Rangers on Friday night. Dylan Moore and J.P. Crawford both hit tying two-run homers for the Mariners, who two days earlier at home were held without a hit when Baltimore's John Means faced the minimum 27 batters. Nate Lowe homered for the Rangers, who had their three-game winning streak snapped. His 451-foot blast to straightaway centre leading off the third extended his career-best on-base streak to 20 games in a row. Chris Flexen (3-1) worked into the seventh, not giving up a run after Lowe's seventh homer leading off the third that put the Rangers ahead 4-2. Flexen scattered 10 hits with two strikeouts and a walk in 6 1/3 innings. Kendall Graveman struck out three around a one-out double for his fourth save in as many chances. The right-hander has thrown 14 1/3 scoreless innings in his 12 appearances this season Texas starter Mike Foltynewicz struck out five with one walk in his 6 2/3 innings before No. 9 batter Taylor Trammell greeted reliever Josh Sborz (3-2) with a checked-swing double that blooped into short left field near the line. Haniger followed with a single to left for a 5-4 lead. Crawford reached base four times, going 3 for 3 and getting hit by a pitch. His first homer of the season made it 4-4 right after Ty France led off the fourth with a single that snapped his 0-for-24 slide. That was two innings after Crawford's leadoff single was followed by Moore's shot that made it 2-2. The Rangers were up 2-0 in the first after Nick Solak had an RBI double and then scored on a single by rookie Adolis Garcia. TRAINER'S ROOM Mariners: Manager Scott Servais said OF Jake Fraley, out since April 7 with a left hamstring strain, is swinging the bat with no restrictions in the batting cage and has stepped up his running and throwing. Rangers: OF/DH Khris Davis (left quad strain) could be activated to make his season and Texas debut as soon as Saturday. Texas got the slugger from Oakland in the deal that sent SS Elvis Andrus to Oakland before spring training. ... RHP Kyle Cody has a platelet-rich plasma injection for a bone bruise in his right shoulder and will be out longer than anticipated. Rangers president Jon Daniels probably need several weeks to heal. UP NEXT RHP Kohei Arihara (2-3, 5.76) is expected back on the mound after missing his scheduled start Wednesday because of an injection in his right middle finger to relieve soreness. Right-hander Erik Swanson (0-0, 0.00) likely will start in an opener role for the second time this week. ___ More AP MLB: https://apnews.com/hub/MLB and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports Stephen Hawkins, The Associated Press
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The death toll from the collapse of an elevated section of the Mexico City metro rose to 26 Friday after an injured passenger died in a hospital. A total of about 80 people suffered injuries when beams supporting part of the elevated line failed as subway cars were passing over it. Authorities have pledged an investigation into what caused the collapse, and have promised to inspect all the elevated lines and overpasses in the city.
NEW YORK — Washington burst ahead in a six-run eighth inning that included three errors and Josh Harrison’s three-run homer, and the Nationals stopped a three-game skid by beating the New York Yankees 11-4. With the score tied at 3 on a chilly night, Yadiel Hernández lined a single against Jonathan Loaisiga (3-2) that right fielder Aaron Judge allowed to bounced off his glove for his first error since Sept. 30, 2018. Third baseman DJ LeMahieu made a throwing error on Victor Robles' sacrifice, Trea Turner hit a go-ahead single and Harrison homered for a 7-3 lead. Kyle Schwarber hit a run-scoring single off Luis Cessa and shortstop Gleyber Torres allowed Yan Gomes’ grounder to bounced past his glove for a run-scoring error. Kyle Finnegan (2-0) pitched a scoreless seventh for the win. PHILLIES 12, BRAVES 2 ATLANTA (AP) — Odúbel Herrera hit a three-run homer in Philadelphia’s six-run first inning and the Phillies set season highs for runs and hits (16) as they won their fifth straight. J.T. Realmuto had three hits, including a two-run homer, and Jean Segura drove in two runs with four hits. Attendance was 38,952 as the Braves allowed 100% capacity for the first time since before the coronavirus pandemic. Zach Eflin (2-1) allowed two runs and five hits in 6 2/3 innings with eight strikeouts. Charlie Morton (2-2) got just two outs but all six runs he allowed were unearned due to a passed ball by rookie William Contreras that allowed Rhys Hoskins to reach on a strikeout. MARLINS 6, BREWERS 1 MIAMI (AP) — Isan Díaz hit his first career grand slam, a third-inning drive off Patrick Weigel. Miguel Rojas had two hits and scored three times for the Marlins, who have won four straight. Milwaukee lost its sixth straight and fell to 0-5 on its seven-game trip. Trevor Rogers (4-2) gave up one run and four hits in five innings. Milwaukee starter Brent Suter (2-2) left because of a cramp in his right calf after surrendering Garrett Cooper’s one-out single in the third. CUBS 3, PIRATES 2 CHICAGO (AP) — Zach Davies (2-2) allowed five hits in seven scoreless innings, and Rex Brothers retired Bryan Reynolds on a bases-loaded flyout for his first save since Sept. 29, 2013. Joc Pederson had three hits and an RBI for Chicago, which has won four straight. Pittsburgh has lost seven of eight and is last in the NL Central at 13-18. Trevor Cahill (1-4) allowed three runs — two earned — and eight hits in five innings. ___ More AP MLB: https://apnews.com/hub/MLB and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports The Associated Press
Days after eight Asiatic lions in Hyderabad contracted coronavirus, two lionesses at the Etawah Lion Safari in Uttar Pradesh have tested positive for COVID-19.
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