'Cheated: The Inside Story of the Astros Scandal and the Colorful History of Sign Stealing,' by Andy Martino (Doubleday) Just as Major League Baseball seemed to have emerged from the steroid scandal, revelations of the Houston Astros' electronic cheating scheme in 2017 and 2018 further sullied baseball's image.
UNITED NATIONS -- The U.N. Security Council gave its unanimous backing to Secretary-General Antonio Guterres for a second term on Tuesday, assuring his election as the next U.N. chief by the General Assembly, most likely on June 18. The 15 council members adopted a brief resolution by acclamation and approved a communique at a brief private meeting endorsing Guterres - the only candidate - to be the world's top diplomat for another five years starting Jan. 1.
DK Metcalf is back at his day job as a wide receiver for the Seattle Seahawks after running the 100-meter dash at the USA Track and Field's Golden Games last month. Metcalf, at 6-foot-4, 235 pounds, had a respectable showing with a 10.37-second effort, but finished last in his heat and didn't advance in the competition that served as a qualifier for the U.S. Olympic Trials.
BOSTON -- Chris Sale: Great pitcher, lousy patient. Moments after Red Sox manager Alex Cora told reporters 'We've got to be disciplined,' his injured ace showed that might be the biggest challenge in his comeback from Tommy John surgery. 'If it was up to me, I'd be starting tomorrow,' Sale said after throwing 25 pitches in a bullpen session at Fenway Park on Tuesday, joking: 'I told AC I was ready for the second one in Atlanta (in eight days), because I want to hit.
TORONTO -- A family of five who were struck by a vehicle were targeted because they were Muslims, Canadian police said Monday. Four members of the family were killed in the incident and one remains in hospital. The incident occurred Sunday evening when a truck plowed into the group of pedestrians.
Learning to play the bagpipes isn’t easy, but the reward is a ‘sonorous battle cry’ My lungs hurt and my face was turning a worrying shade of crimson. Inhaling again, I jammed the instrument into my mouth and tried to bring forth the stirring, ear-splitting sound that defines a nation.
New CCTV, improved lighting and digital crime reduction schemes are planned for Ingoldmells after a successful £245,000 bid for government funding. A joint application by the Police and Crime Commissioner Marc Jones, Lincolnshire Police and East Lindsey District Council secured the money in the latest round of the Safer Streets grants from the government.
TURIN, Italy -- Attempting to establish a European Super League was 'not a coup' but rather 'a desperate cry of alarm for a system that, knowingly or not, is heading towards insolvency,' Juventus president Andrea Agnelli said Friday. Along with Real Madrid and Barcelona, Juventus is one of the few remaining holdouts refusing to renounce the Super League among the 12 founding members of the failed project.
CHICAGO -- Chicago's police superintendent announced Friday that all facets of the department - from patrol officers to executive staff - will be more engaged with the community in an effort to build trust and drive down crime. The new Community Policing Strategy Plan also includes the creation of a police athletic and arts league to engage the city's youth, a reimagining of the city's previous policing strategy, and the appointment of officers to work as liaisons to the city's LGBTQ, homeless, immigrant and and religious communities.
RICHMOND, Va. -- The Washington Football Team will return to Richmond, Virginia, for the start of training camp this summer. The club and city on Friday announced a limited engagement from July 27-31. Those are the first days most NFL teams are allowed to conduct training camp practices.
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- The investigation into the disappearance of an Indiana University student 10 years ago continues as police say they keep receiving tips. Lauren Spierer was 20 when she vanished on June 3, 2011, after a night out partying with friends in Bloomington. Searches around the city and the surrounding wooded countryside that's dotted with lakes and water-filled limestone quarries failed to turn up any sign of the Greenburgh, New York, woman.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- The Jaguars unveiled plans Thursday to develop downtown Jacksonville, with team owner Shad Khan committing $60 million to a city-owned performance center that was key in luring new coach Urban Meyer to the NFL. The first of two phases would break ground by the end of the year and take four years to complete at an estimated cost of $441 million.
Doug Ford says Ontario could enter COVID-19 reopening plan before June 14, but only if doctors sign off
Premier Doug Ford says Ontario could enter the first step of the provincial COVID-19 reopening plan earlier than the original goal, but insisted that it will ultimately come down to a recommendation from the chief medical officer of health. “I’m so hopeful that as things are going, we may be able to enter Step 1 safely earlier than June 14,” Ford told reporters at Queen’s Park Wednesday afternoon.
GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Green Bay Packers coach Matt LaFleur says All-Pro offensive tackle David Bakhtiari is 'a little bit ahead of schedule' in his recovery from a torn anterior cruciate ligament that ended his 2020 season prematurely. Bakhtiari, 29, injured his left knee at a Dec. 31 practice and didn't play the remainder of the season.
Today in History Today is Wednesday, June 2, the 153rd day of 2021. There are 212 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On June 2, 1979, Pope John Paul II arrived in his native Poland on the first visit by a pope to a Communist country.
PITTSBURGH -- Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger said it was his idea to take a voluntary pay cut and help ensure his return for an 18th season. Roethlisberger spoke for the first time on Tuesday since he agreed to a new contract in March that assured the 39-year-old would be back with the Steelers in 2021, the only NFL team he's ever known.
BERLIN -- Hertha Berlin presented Fredi Bobic as its head of sport on Tuesday, hopeful he will be the one to help the underperforming club finally make good on big investments from financier Lars Windhorst. Bobic, who had five years of success with Eintracht Frankfurt, faces a big challenge in replicating that at Hertha.
WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that tribal police officers can stop and search non-Indians on tribal lands for potential violations of state or federal law. The justices unanimously reversed an appellate ruling in favor of a non-Native motorist who was charged with drug-related crimes after a tribal officer searched his pickup truck on a public road that crosses the Crow reservation in Montana.
A nation slowly emerging from restrictions imposed by the coronavirus pandemic honored generations of U.S. veterans killed in the line of duty on a Memorial Day observed without the severe pandemic restrictions that affected the day of tribute just a year ago. Memorial Day parades and events were held in localities large and small across the country Monday, many resuming after being canceled last year as the pandemic hit with full force.
SEATTLE -- Noelle Quinn is thrilled to join the lineage of former WNBA players to graduating from playing to being head coaches in the league. She's honored to be the first Black head coach for the Seattle Storm. It's just happening maybe sooner than anyone expected.