O's lose replay challenge in the fifth vs. Twins
The Orioles challenged when Jimmy Paredes tried to dive into the first-base bag on a grounder to Minnesota first baseman Kennys Vargas and was called out when starting pitcher Phil Hughes beat him there on the flip on Monday.
Johnson to become first to play for all AL East teams
When Kelly Johnson finally suits up in an Orioles uniform and takes to the diamond, he will become the answer to a trivia question. The utility man will be the only player in MLB history to play for all five teams in the American League East.
Ubaldo shaky in first true O's bullpen experience
Ubaldo Jimenez entered with a seven-run lead in the bottom of the ninth on Sunday against the Twins and walked the leadoff man. Then he surrendered a double to Brian Dozier and walked two of the next three batters.
Maryland is in the running for a data storage center with its own sizable power plant, a project planned for the University of Delaware until officials there spiked it amid an uproar over its scale and potential effect on the community.
— The Battle of Caulk's Field, the engagement at which the local soldiers of the Kent County militia stood up to the highly trained British Royal Navy and Marines, unfolded in the darkness of the early morning of Aug. 31, 1814. The only light came from the moon and the flashes of the troops' muskets.
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A suburban neighborhood of New York City has published a list of gun owners in that community. This information was put on an interactive map for all to see. One of the comments put regarding this was now the criminals have a map disclosing who does not have guns in the house. The anti-gunners have provided a hit list for criminals.
When I read about these things I wonder what these people are trying to accomplish. One thing I would like to emphasize these anti gun people have a right to collect public information and publish it. That being said they are apparently trying to demonize people who have firearms. Perhaps they thought that they would make a targets out of the evil gun people.
There is an old saying and that is “If guns are outlawed only criminals will have guns.” This has become a truism in light of the gun confiscations in Australia and the UK. Criminals by definition break the law. We may end up having a situation where criminals are encouraged to use guns when the law abiding have no guns. The murder rate in Australia spiked when the guns were taken. Also, they had to come up with new laws to cover armed home invasions.
It has always interested me that when they talk about taking guns they want to take guns away from people who do not use guns for criminal activity while constructively ignoring the people who use guns for crime. If guns are taken can you imagine the value of a firearm on the black market?
I remember there was an article about the firearms tun in in the UK when a Member of Parliament lamented that he had no idea that the criminals would not turn in their firearms. He apparently was not paying attention to all sides of the issue. This comment was made when they realized that there were 3 million illegal guns on the street possessed by criminal elements. In the UK and other places the Islamic wackos I believe will support the gun turn in. This could seriously result in an armed Islamic military force within many countries that have a rapidly growing Muslim population. The head Imam in the UK has stated that they will do what they have to do to seize the UK from the non-believers to include killing them.
Islamic terrorists will not turn in their firearms and other criminals will follow suite.
I was listening to a politician who claimed that he is a gun owner and believes that something has to be done about all the guns. He also mentioned that he likes to hunt with his guns. Well, what a guy! He likes to hunt with his guns. The second amendment has nothing to do with hunting. It is a right to keep and bear arms period. The real underlying reasoning for the 2nd Amendment is that people not only have a right to defend themselves they have a duty to defend themselves.
Colts face daunting challenge to protect Luck (The Associated Press)
Andrew Luck and A.Q. Shipley started getting reacquainted at Monday's practice. While this isn't how the Colts envisioned opening the season Sunday at Denver, plugging in yet another potential new starter at center, injuries have left them with no choice. ''Going through today, taking every snap with the first group out there, he was pretty much flawless,'' coach Chuck Pagano said. ''It's not easy, but we can help him on our end.'' The Colts need all the help they can get.
NFL Preview Week: Which teams have the toughest first four games? (Shutdown Corner)
The NFL regular season officially kicks off on Thursday when Green Bay travels to Seattle to take on the defending Super Bowl champion Seahawks. Shutdown Corner will be previewing everything to come all week, capped off by our awards and Super Bowl predictions on Thursday. You can’t earn or lose a playoff spot in the first month, but you don’t want to dig a deep hole you’ll spend the last three months of the season trying to get out of. Ask the Steelers and Giants. Both teams were popular playoff picks last year, but Pittsburgh started 0-4 and the Giants started 0-6. It didn’t matter that Pittsburgh won six of its last eight or New York won seven of its last 10. Neither one made the playoffs because of the slow starts. Remember, all 16 games count the same, so the ones starting this week have the same weight in the standings as the ones in the final weeks. These teams have the toughest (and easiest) first four game stretches to start the season:
NFL Preview Week: 12 second-year players ready to break out (Shutdown Corner)
Coaches often say that the biggest growth in an NFL player occurs between the first and second season. Rookie confusion can lead to second-year clarity and a sense of being unencumbered. In this rush-to-judgment league, it's easy to forget last year's draft class. But here are some of the second-year players who might be ready to remind everyone just how good they still are: Cleveland Browns pass rusher Barkevious Mingo — When you listen to him talk this preseason, the words "comfortable" and "confident" are used a lot. That's because Mingo, who was always seen as a work in progress entering the league, now has his body and mind properly shaped to be an impact player. The Browns will have a strong top three edge rushers with Paul Kruger, Jabaal Sheard and Mingo and can rotate them and keep them fresh. Mingo likely will be an open-side rusher (the offense's left side) and will be his best to use quickness and length to distract and disrupt quarterbacks. He had three of his five sacks in his first three NFL games but wore down. Now, in Year 2, Mingo should have the stamina to put up double digits in that category. [Smack talk season is back at Yahoo Sports: Sign up and play free Fantasy Football! ]
49er Ray McDonald accused of domestic violence (The Associated Press)
San Francisco 49ers defensive tackle Ray McDonald was arrested early Sunday on felony domestic violence charges after officers responded to a home in an upscale neighborhood, San Jose police said. Sgt. Heather Randol, a police spokeswoman, declined to discuss the circumstances that led to McDonald's arrest, saying only that officers had probable cause to take him into custody. ''I'm a good-hearted person.'' NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell announced tougher penalties this past week for players accused of domestic violence. ''The 49ers organization is aware of the recent reports regarding Ray McDonald and we take such matters seriously,'' general manager Trent Baalke said in a statement.
National Football League roundup (Reuters)
(The Sports Xchange) - San Francisco 49ers defensive tackle Ray McDonald was arrested and charged with felony domestic violence early Sunday morning. The Sacramento Bee reported that McDonald was booked by San Jose police at 5:30 a.m. Sunday for "inflicting injury on a spouse or cohabitant". He is scheduled to appear in court on Sept. 15, the day after the 49ers play a Sunday Night Football game against the Chicago Bears in Santa Clara. NFL commissioner Roger Goodell announced last week that the new punishment for those involved in domestic violence disputes would be six weeks for first-time offenders and a second offense would carry a lifetime ban.
Dolphins add 2 players, tweaking 53-man roster (The Associated Press)
Going with undrafted players is clearly not too risky for the Miami Dolphins. The Dolphins have added two more players who never got drafted, making moves Sunday to sign safety Brandian Ross and cornerback Sammy Seamster off waivers. He spent 2011 on Green Bay's practice squad as an undrafted free agent from Youngstown State. Seamster, an undrafted rookie out of Middle Tennessee State, was waived Saturday by Baltimore.
49ers' McDonald arrested for domestic violence (AFP)
San José (United States) (AFP) - National Football League veteran Ray McDonald was arrested early Sunday morning on charges of domestic violence. Law enforcement officials said the San Francisco 49er defensive end was booked in Santa Clara County jail for "inflicting injury on a spouse or cohabitant." McDonald was questioned and released after posting bail. The Sacramento Bee newspaper reported that McDonald was involved in an altercation with his pregnant fiancee while having a birthday party at his home.
Former Steelers, Bengals LB James Harrison retires (The Associated Press)
James Harrison spent a decade as one of the NFL's most feared players. Harrison announced his retirement on Saturday, saying the urge to squeeze in one more season no longer competes with the need to stay at home. ''My love for the game isn't strong enough to make up for missing one more birthday or first day of school,'' Harrison posted on his Facebook page. ''I am retiring as a man who is truly grateful for all of his blessings.'' The 36-year-old was a free agent after spending the 2013 season with the Cincinnati Bengals.
Enhance stadium experience NFL goal (The Associated Press)
While 31 teams try to derail the Seahawks' attempt to repeat, there are plenty of other challenges facing players, coaches and owners heading into opening week of the NFL. The NFL and its partners have been ahead of the curve in technology on television, but coaches were stuck using antiquated photo prints and cardboard play sheets. ''The sideline of the future is where we're going,'' says Troy Vincent, the league's overseer of football operations.
7 receivers, 4 corners on Ravens' 53-man roster (The Associated Press)
The Ravens kept seven wide receivers and just four cornerbacks on their 53-man roster that was set Saturday. The Ravens got down to the 53-player limit by the 4 p.m. deadline by releasing 13 players, moving two to the suspended list and moving two to injury lists. The biggest surprises among the cuts were guard A.Q. Shipley and linebacker John Simon. Simon was a fourth-round draft pick last season but couldn't make an outside linebacker rotation that includes Terrell Suggs, Elvis Dumervil, Courtney Upshaw and Pernell McPhee.
There will be gray areas when NFL implements domestic violence policy (Shutdown Corner)
The NFL took a proper and strong first step toward rectifying its mistake on Ray Rice’s domestic violence case, in which the Baltimore Ravens running back was suspended just two games and the public outrage was fierce, by strengthening its policy on domestic violence. The first domestic violence offense will bring a six-game suspension ("m itigating circumstances will be considered," the league added) and the second will be an indefinite ban with the chance to apply for reinstatement after a year, with "no assurance that the petition will be granted." How the NFL applies the policy will be interesting to watch because there’s a lot of gray area that will have to be considered when there’s a case brought before commissioner Roger Goodell (much like, if a player's previous domestic violence history will be taken into account or how Carolina defensive end Greg Hardy, who was convicted in July but is appealing , will be handled).