Aaron Rodgers takes credit for key delay penalty on Bucs, puts Tampa video board operator on blast

The lost following a critical delay-of-game penalty on Sunday. would like for you to know that he — and the Bucs video board operator — played a role in the infraction being flagged. Rodgers’ that was iced when the Bucs failed to convert on a 2-point effort in the game’s final seconds. Tampa Bay set … Read more

Man who was 1 of 8 injured in Chicago apartment blast dies

CHICAGO (AP) — A man who was one of that tore through the top floor of a Chicago apartment building has died, and authorities have determined the blast resulted from an “ignition of natural gas.” Chicago fire officials said Friday that the “most seriously injured person” had succumbed to injuries. The fire department did not … Read more

Putin’s Plot to Charm China Is About to Go Full Blast

and are gearing up to meet each other in Uzbekistan in what will be their first face-to-face meeting since Putin in February. The two will meet on the sidelines of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO), the Russian Ambassador to China, Andrey Denisov, told reporters Wednesday, according to . India, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Pakistan, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan … Read more

Lebanon seeks to name second investigator to stalled Beirut blast probe

BEIRUT (Reuters) – Lebanon’s judiciary wants to appoint a second judge to a stalled investigation into the Beirut port blast, according to a letter seen by Reuters, further complicating efforts to hold officials to account over a tragedy that killed more than 220 people. Judge Tarek Bitar’s investigation into the 2020 explosion, which flattened swathes … Read more

Oneil Cruz is 6ft 7in and can blast a baseball 122mph. But can he play?

On Wednesday, Pittsburgh Pirates shortstop Oneil Cruz did something we’ve never seen an MLB player do before. Well, not that we know about, seeing as the StatCast era didn’t begin until 2015. Against the Atlanta Braves, Cruz cracked a base hit that off the bat, which surpassed New York Yankees slugger Giancarlo Stanton’s previous record … Read more

Fired Angels manager Joe Maddon having a blast, and blasting how some teams are run

ST. PETERSBURG — Joe Maddon is managing just fine in his first summer without pro baseball in 47 years. Sure, he will miss being at Tropicana Field with the Angels this week, visiting old friends from his 2006-14 tenure leading the Rays, catching up with other bay area buddies, grabbing lunch or a late dinner … Read more

Dubai court finds mishandled peroxide caused 2021 port blast

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A Dubai court has found that a cargo ship’s mishandled peroxide caused an explosion at the city-state’s busy Jebel Ali port in 2021, a blast that was felt through the emirate, a state-linked newspaper reported Thursday. The Dubai Misdemeanor Court sentenced five crew members on board the vessel to … Read more

Ecuador: Guayaquil blast ‘declaration of war’ by gangs – officials

Government officials in Ecuador have blamed a deadly explosion in the port city of Guayaquil on organised crime. At least five people were killed and 26 more injured in the blast on Sunday. Ecuador’s interior minister said it was a “declaration of war” by criminal gangs against the government. The Andean country, which is used … Read more

Harris’ late blast lifts Braves to 4-3 win over Marlins

MIAMI (AP) — Michael Harris II had two hits, including a tiebreaking, two-run homer in the eighth inning, and the beat the 4-3 Friday night. singled and doubled, and also went deep for the Braves in the opener of a four-game series against their NL East opponent. Marlins reliever Elieser Hernández (2-6) allowed Vaughn Grissom’s … Read more