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CVS apologizes after Chicago manager calls cops on black customer over coupon
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CHICAGO — CVS Health is apologizing after a black customer says a white store manager in Chicago accused her of trying to use a phony coupon. Camilla Hudson posted cellphone video of manager Morry Matson calling police Friday night at a CVS at 6150 N. Broadway. Matson, who apparently plans to run for City Council and was a state delegate for Donald Trump's 2016 presidential campaign, appears very nervous and his left hand shakes as he talks to police.
New series imagines Obama, Biden as a crime-fighting duo
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Bill Clinton may have helped write a crime thriller this summer, but Barack Obama is now the hero of one—along with his trusty sidekick, Joe Biden. Author Andrew Shaffer is out with a new book called Hope Never Dies in which a fictional Obama and Biden team up to solve a mystery, and it's billed as the first in a series featuring the crime-fighting duo, per this USA Today review.
The last Sears in Chicago closes
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Sears has been part of Chicago for more than a century. That ended Sunday. The final Sears in Chicago city limits closed Sunday. Known as the Six Corners store, it opened in the Irving Park neighborhood 80 years ago, during the Great Depression. On the first day, 100,000 shoppers stormed through the doors.
Jackpot winner who put nephew?s name on ticket ?for good luck? now says she?ll sue him
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MARGAREE FORKS, Nova Scotia – It appeared to be a joyous photo op: a 57-year-old Nova Scotia woman and her 19-year-old nephew holding up a check for $1.2 million Canadian ($900,000) they'd won in a fundraising event that helped fire departments around Margaree Forks. But per the CBC, the presser Thursday went downhill soon after the shutter clicked as Barbara Reddick said she'd be taking Tyrone MacInnis to court for his half of the money.
2018 World Cup awards: Modric wins Golden Ball; Mbappe named best young player; Golden Glove to Courtois
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The 2018 FIFA World Cup awards were handed out after Sunday's final, and it features players from France and Croatia
Police officer, bystander fatally shot near Boston
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A policeman near Boston was fatally shot with his own service weapon Sunday morning by a man who used the same gun to kill a female bystander in her home, authorities said. Weymouth Officer Michael Chesna, 42, responded to an "erratic driver" call about 7:30 a.m., police said. He found a car crashed and a man vandalizing a home.
Police search for gunman who fatally shot woman, 59, during attempted carjacking
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CHICAGO -- Chicago police are searching for a gunman who shot and killed a woman during an attempted carjacking on the city's West Side. Police were called to the 900 block of North Kedvale Avenue around 7:15 a.m. Sunday on a report that a woman was shot. Police say a 71-year-old man, 70-year-old woman and 59-year-old woman were all in a vehicle when a man approached the driver's side and pulled a gun in an attempt to steal the vehicle.
Josh Bell walks off for sweep of Brewers
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PITTSBURGH -- In a driving rainstorm at PNC Park, Josh Bell delivered a game-winning, two-run double in the 10th inning on Sunday to rally the Pirates to a 7-6 victory over the Brewers, capping a five-game sweep. Colin Moran -- who almost certainly would have been out -- slid home with the winning run after the throw home slipped past Milwaukee catcher Erik Kratz. The Bucs ended the first half of the season by winning six straight and eight of their last nine to pull to within a game of .500 at
Cardinals address dismissal of Mike Matheny
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Addressing reporters at Busch Stadium on Sunday, Cardinals principal owner Bill DeWitt Jr. and president of baseball operations John Mozeliak praised the effort and devotion former manager Mike Matheny gave to the club but were frank in their assessment of the club's current momentum. The latter, they explained, led to the decision to dismiss Matheny and install bench coach Mike Shildt as interim manager on Saturday night. "Unfortunately our club has not played up to its capabilities," said DeWi
All of Sidney Crosby?s
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A highlight reel of some of Sidney Crosby?s most fun goals
Djokovic wins 4th Wimbledon, beats former Illini star Anderson
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LONDON — Novak Djokovic was disconsolate and injured when he left Wimbledon a year ago, quitting during his quarterfinal because of a painful right elbow that would need surgery. Djokovic was so dispirited by his upset exit at the French Open last month that he vowed, in the heat of the moment, to skip the grass-court circuit.
MLB Futures Game 2018 Results: USA Beats World, Taylor Trammell Wins MVP
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The United States continued its recent dominance at the MLB All-Star Futures Game on Sunday with a 10-6 victory over the World Team at Nationals Park in Washington, D.C...
Baseball’s dilemma: Mike Trout is MLB’s ultimate all-star, and yet he is not a star
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Baseball fans recognize the greatness of Trout, but that hasn?t translated to wide recognition beyond the sport.
British rescuer considers legal action against Elon Musk over ?pedo? tweet
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British rescuer Vern Unsworth says he is considering legal action against US billionaire Elon Musk after he made an unfounded and disparaging claim he was a "pedo", or pedophile, in a now-deleted tweet. Unsworth, a caver based in Thailand, provided knowledge of the Tham Luang cave system, which helped with the rescue of 12 school boys and their soccer coach in a flooded Thai cave last week.
Ranking the MLB teams after Week 15
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The Yankees, Red Sox and Astros reached the break looking like 100-plus-win powerhouses, but even among the best, not all are equal.
Red Sox vs. Blue Jays lineup: The last one before the All-Star break
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The Sox will look to close out the "first half" behind Brian Johnson.
USA defeats World in Futures Game
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WASHINGTON -- Nobody told the players in Sunday's SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game that the T-Mobile Home Run Derby wasn't taking place until Monday night. • Box score
Indians 5, Yankees 2: Green melts down in first half finale - River Avenue Blues
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2018 Futures Game Thread: Sheffield representing Yankees A suboptimal finish to the first half. The Yankees let a winnable game slip away Sunday afternoon ? that happened far too often on this road trip ? to finish this four-game series with a split. Normally I?d be okay with splitting four games with the Indians in ?
Amazon Prime Day is here
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NEW YORK -- Amazon has successfully invented a new shopping holiday, and it's set to capitalize on the rewards. The fourth Prime Day (and a half) will begin noon PT Monday, extending for 36 hours. The savings event this year is running longer than prior years, available for shoppers in more countries, and Amazon is promising a million deals — the most yet — for Prime members.
All-Star events set stage for Home Run Derby
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All-Star Week continues today with the marquee event that is the T-Mobile Home Run Derby. But before the baseballs start flying, there will be plenty more going on at Nationals Park. Today's festivities will be carried live on MLB Network from 2-4 p.m. ET with a special edition of "MLB Tonight," followed by "High Heat" at 4 p.m. And all the news conferences -- as well as a number of player sessions -- will be live-streamed on MLB.com.
Young sluggers surge into Home Run Derby
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WASHINGTON -- Steps from the United States' seat of power, Major League Baseball will bring the power to Nationals Park on Monday night in the T-Mobile Home Run Derby. Homer-hitting host Bryce Harper leads a fascinating -- and young -- field of Derby entrants who will look to beat the clock and each other in the sport's most swinging showcase at 8 p.m. ET on ESPN. Harper is the only one among the eight participating sluggers who has done the Derby before, having finished as the runner-up to Yoen
Home Run Derby Rules
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For one night, on one stage, in an event that showcases one signature skill, the sport without a clock embraces the entertainment of a ticking timer and the buzz of the occasional buzzer beater. The T-Mobile Home Run Derby has featured many rules iterations in its 33 years of existence, but the decision in 2015 to do away with the "outs" and subject the sluggers to a time limit added a new -- and needed -- energy to the event. • Hometown favorite Harper joined by 7 in Derby field
Fired St. Louis Cardinals manager Mike Matheny holds no ill will
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Mike Matheny, who was fired by the Cardinals on Saturday, says he saw his dismissal coming, as conversations about the possibility began during the 2017 season.
LIVE: SiriusXM Futures Game | 07/15/2018
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You are watching the SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game LIVE from Nationals Park
MLB Power Rankings: Where All 30 Teams Stand at the All-Star Break
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We've arrived at the All-Star break of the 2018 MLB season, which means we're now just two short weeks away from the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline...
The Rules of the Baseball Press Box
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As a foul ball came screaming toward me, I remembered a few key ones.
World Cup 2018: Second star added to France's kit after Russia 2018 triumph over Croatia
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Here is what France's badge looks like with a second star following its second World Cup win
Ex-Met Helps Nationals Clobber His Old Team
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Daniel Murphy’s pinch-hit two-run single was part of a huge seventh inning as Washington easily beat their division rival.
Trip to see Athletics Attnang-Puchheim vs Hard Bulls in Austria - Baseball de World
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I had the opportunity to head to Attnang-Puchheim this weekend to take in an Athletics game. So far, it might be my favorite park that I got to see in Europe. So here is my little rundown of the games from Saturday. Athletics Stadium I really liked the stadium. It is nestled in trees, although ?
Futures Game a showcase of potential Manny Machado trade chips
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Before Manny Machado arrived for the All-Star Game, the Futures Game on Sunday was a who's who of prospects bandied about in trade talks for the Orioles shortstop and others expected to be moved before the July 31 non-waiver deadline.
Yankees lose first-half finale against Indians
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CLEVELAND -- The Yankees' dominant bullpen has been responsible to a large degree for their first-half success, but as they prepared to scatter for the All-Star break, a lapse by the relief crew let them down. Michael Brantley launched a tiebreaking homer off Chad Green in a noisy eighth inning, sending the Yanks to a 5-2 loss to the Indians on Sunday at Progressive Field. New York's bullpen combined to fire 14 1/3 scoreless innings over its previous four contests entering Sunday's affair, and G
Statcast looks at 2018 Home Run Derby field
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A new champion of the long ball will be crowned during Monday's T-Mobile Home Run Derby (8 p.m. ET, ESPN), as eight competitors take the field at Nationals Park as part of the festivities leading up to the 89th MLB All-Star Game presented by Mastercard (Tuesday, 7:30 p.m. ET, FOX). Statcast™ will be there to track each and every big fly, and that's important, because by hitting two home runs that travel at least 440 feet in a round, batters receive 30 seconds of bonus time.
2018 Futures Game Thread: Sheffield representing Yankees - River Avenue Blues
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Game 95: The End of the First Half Indians 5, Yankees 2: Green melts down in first half finale The Yankees are currently wrapping up the first half with the series finale in Cleveland. Meanwhile, in Washington, baseball?s best prospects have gathered at Nationals Park for the 2018 Futures Game. The Futures Game is exactly ?
#FeedonThis: Jabari?s Homecoming
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CHICAGO - In creating a new era of the Bulls, the team is once again looking for help from a native of the city. Jabari Parker is coming to his hometown team from the Bucks on a two-year, $40 million deal with a team option for the latter season. It gives the forward a chance for a fresh start after four injury-plagued years in Milwaukee.
Checking in on the latest MLB trade rumors, with a twist (but no shout)
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An update on the latest MLB trade rumors, including Manny Machado, though with a bit of a musical slant.
7-Day Forecast: Humidity drops, returns with storms possible Thursday
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Partly cloudy, warm and humid tonight with a low in the mid-70s and a very slight chance for a shower or thunderstorm late. Still humid tomorrow with widely scattered showers and storms possible under partly sunny skies. Highs tomorrow are forecast to reach the upper 80s inland, but upper 70s at the lakefront.
2018 MLB All-Star Game: TV Schedule, Rosters and Top Storylines to Follow
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The Major League Baseball regular season will take a pause after Sunday's games to make way for the 2018 All-Star break...