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Friday, June 8th, 2018

 

Why Bryce Love turned down NFL millions

Daily World News Top Stories business politics PALO ALTO, California — The billboard advertisement sits at one of the busiest intersections in town, at the nexus of a bustling shopping center, Palo Alto High School and one of the main entrances to Stanford University. All alone, against a white background, is the image of Bryce Love in something close to full flight, a football nestled in a Nike-gloved left hand. Written underneath the image is “Unanimous All-American” and “Football returns Aug. 31.” The marketing campaign made its appearance just aRead More


Kanaan always expects close IndyCar racing at Texas

Daily World News Top Stories business politics Tony Kanaan knows he wasn’t very popular among many of his fellow IndyCar Series drivers after his runner-up finish in Texas last year. Kanaan got blamed by drivers and penalized by IndyCar after he ignited a car-crushing, spark-spraying chain reaction involving nine cars that led to a 31-minute red flag. He was able to drive away on the repaved and reconfigured 1 1/2-mile oval, recovered from the penalty for avoidable contact and finished second behind Will Power when the race ended under cautionRead More


Stanley Cup winner Alex Ovechkin may just be getting started

Daily World News Top Stories business politics It sure looked as if Alex Ovechkin was slowing down, at least by his standards. This time a year ago, Ovechkin and the Washington Capitals were limping away from another early playoff exit. His 16 even-strength goals in the regular season tied for the lowest of his career. Injuries limited him to five goals in 13 playoff games. Then a funny thing happened. Coach Barry Trotz took time from visiting his son in Russia to meet with Ovechkin and talk about changing andRead More


Mets put Familia on DL, scratch Syndergaard vs Yankees

Daily World News Top Stories business politics The swooning New York Mets took two more hits to their already bang-up pitching staff when closer Jeurys Familia was put on the disabled list Friday because of a sore right shoulder and ace Noah Syndergaard was scratched from a weekend start against the Yankees because of a strained ligament in his right index finger. New York had lost six straight entering the Subway Series, tying its season high, and 11 of 13. The Mets are 16-33 following an 11-1 start and hadRead More


US military service member killed in Somalia attack

Daily World News Top Stories business politics An American service member was killed in Somalia Friday and four others were wounded in a firefight with Al Shabab fighters, according to U.S. Africa Command (Africom). “During an operation June 8, 2018, in Jubaland, Somalia, one U.S. Special Operations member was killed and four U.S. service members and one partner force was wounded as the result of an enemy attack,” according to an Africom statement. “Names are being withheld pending next of kin notification. Our thoughts and prayers are with the familiesRead More


The Latest: LeBron looks to avoid elite group swept twice

Daily World News Top Stories business politics The Latest on the NBA Finals from Game 4 (all times local): 5:40 p.m. LeBron James, most definitely, does not want to get swept in the NBA Finals for a second time. But if it happens, at least he’ll be in elite company. Should Cleveland lose Game 4 of this series Friday night and get swept by Golden State, James would be the fifth player to actually be on the floor for a pair of 4-0 defeats in the NBA Finals. James wasRead More


Trump signals support for legislation easing US ban on pot

Daily World News Top Stories business politics President Donald Trump said Friday that he’s inclined to support a bipartisan effort in Congress to ease the U.S. ban on marijuana, a proposal that would dramatically reshape the nation’s legal landscape for pot users and businesses. The federal ban that puts marijuana on the same level as LSD and heroin has created a conflict with more than two dozen states that have legalized pot in some form. The legislation would ensure states have the right to determine the best approach to marijuanaRead More


SD pitcher Torres suspended after domestic violence charges

Daily World News Top Stories business politics San Diego Padres pitcher Jose Torres has accepted a suspension without pay for the rest of the year by Major League Baseball after his December arrest on domestic violence charges. Commissioner Rob Manfred said Friday the penalty is retroactive to June 5 and covers 100 games. The suspension will cost the reliever $349,052 of his $550,200 salary. Torres, who hasn’t pitched this season, has agreed not to appeal and will take part in an evaluation and treatment program. He was put on MLB’sRead More


Chicago man who died in ‘armed encounter’ with police was shot in the back, medical examiner says

Daily World News Top Stories business politics The Chicago man whom police killed Wednesday was shot in the back, according to the Cook County Medical Examiner. Interested in Police Shootings? Add Police Shootings as an interest to stay up to date on the latest Police Shootings news, video, and analysis from ABC News. The shooting had already become the subject of a police oversight agency probe after the death of Maurice Granton during what authorities described as a narcotics investigation on Chicago’s South Side. Granton, 24, fled on foot, promptingRead More


Shohei Ohtani headed to Halos DL for sprained elbow ligament

Daily World News Top Stories business politics Shohei Ohtani will be placed on the Los Angeles Angels’ disabled list with a sprained elbow ligament. The Angels announced the potentially serious injury for their two-way rookie sensation Friday before opening a road trip in Minnesota. Ohtani, who will turn 24 years old next month, underwent injections of platelet-rich plasma and stem cells Thursday in Los Angeles. He will be out for at least three weeks before the Angels re-evaluate him. The Angels said Ohtani’s ulnar collateral ligament has a Grade 2Read More