Pete Buttigieg says he’s not in favor of the DH in baseball

Mayor Pete Buttigieg, a 2020 Democratic presidential hopeful, weighed in on one of the most hotly debated topics among baseball fans earlier this week: the designated hitter in Major League Baseball (MLB). The debate among baseball fans has been constant since the designated hitter (DH) was added to the American League in 1973. The National League does not have a DH and forces pitchers to hit. It recently got even more heated after MLB reportedly discussed the possibility of instituting the DH in the National League as early as 2020, making the position universal across the entire sport. Coincidentally, the season would overlap with some of the most important months of the 2020 presidential election. Buttigieg was asked about abolishing …

Curt Schilling launches anti-immigrant run for Congress

President Donald Trump enthusiastically endorsed the potential congressional run of former Major League Baseball pitcher Curt Schilling on Tuesday, calling the idea terrific. Schilling has been a supporter of Trump for years and was fired from his job as an analyst on ESPN in 2016 for sharing a transphobic meme on Facebook. Curt Schilling, a great pitcher and patriot, is considering a run for Congress in Arizona. Terrific! @foxandfriends the president tweeted on Tuesday morning. Curt Schilling, a great pitcher and patriot, is considering a run for Congress in Arizona. Terrific! @foxandfriends — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 13, 2019 On Monday, Schilling told the Arizona Republic that he was absolutely considering running for Congress in Arizona. In a statement …

Premier League: 10 talking points from the weekends action | Guardian sport

Lampard must hope young players can step up for Chelsea, promoted trio show they are up for the fight and Zaha finds home comfort at Selhurst Park 1) Howe keeping his options open Eddie Howe has a quality problem when it comes to goalkeepers. In the end it was the 21-year-old Aaron Ramsdale, who has been capped at youth level by England and shone in League One with AFC Wimbledon during the second half of last season, who got the nod ahead of Artur Boruc, Mark Travers and Asmir Begovic to make his Bournemouth debut against his former club, having left Sheffield United for around 800,000 on deadline day in January 2017. At the time Chris Wilder was six months …

Simone Biles sticks triple double en route to sixth US gymnastics title

The Olympic champion reaffirmed her greatness with a boundary pushing triple-twisting, double-flip en route to her sixth US womens gymnastics title Simone Biles messed around and got a triple-double. And just about everything else too on her way to a sixth US womens gymnastics title. The Olympic champion began her preparation for the 2020 Games by drilling her boundary pushing triple-twisting, double-flip (aka the triple-double) at the end of her first tumbling run on floor exercise Sunday night, the exclamation point of another dazzling performance that showcased just how wide the gulf between Biles and the rest of the world has become. NBC Sports (@NBCSports) Forget the gold medals, GIVE THIS WOMAN A CROWN Original Article : HERE ; The …

Sportsman who bit head off live chicken faces legal action

Brigitte Bardot foundation says video of Basque pelota player Bixente Larralde is sickening Animal rights campaigners say they will sue a sporting champion for animal cruelty after he was filmed biting the head off a live cockerel during a dinner with friends. The Brigitte Bardot foundation said the actions of the Basque pelota player Bixente Larralde were shocking and sickening. In the brief video apparently made in June, a smiling Larralde is seen sitting at a table with several wine bottles and a cockerel. Larralde grabs the bird and, as it struggles, bites off its head, which he then spits out. Daniel Raposo from the BB foundation said the organisations lawyers had been instructed to sue. We must absolutely highlight …

Aubameyangs Arsenal winner gives Steve Bruce losing start at Newcastle

A deft second-half finish from Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang gave Arsenal a 1-0 victory over Newcastle at St James Park A little bit of a boycott and an awful lot of rain ensured that Steve Bruces Newcastle United reign began in downbeat mode as Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang emphasised his enduring importance to Arsenal by cutting through the gloom and registering an exquisitely incisive winner. If it hardly bodes well for Bruce that Unai Emerys supposedly vulnerable backline managed that real north Londoners collectors item, a clean sheet on the road, at least the sight of the watching Andy Carroll keeping his ponytail dry by wearing a baseball cap emblazoned with the word Icon hinted at the prospect of potentially better days ahead. Unfortunately …

Two-time Olympic gold medalist Robeisy Ramirez stunned in pro debut

The double Olympic gold medalist was knocked down seconds into the first round and lost his professional debut to Denvers Adan Gonzales on Saturday Two-time Olympic gold medalist Robeisy Ramirez was knocked down seconds into the first round and lost his professional debut to Adan Gonzales on Saturday night. Ramirez suffered a stunning split-decision defeat at the Liacouras Center on the North Philadelphia campus of Temple University, a crushing start for one of boxings prized prospects. Gonzales won 40-35 and 39-36 on two scorecards and one judge scored the bout 38-37 for Ramirez. The 25-year-old Ramirez won gold in two weight classes fighting for Cuba in the 2012 London Olympics and 2016 Rio Games. He defected from Cuba last year …

US Olympic medalist faces discipline for taking knee after winning Pan-Am gold

Race Imboden could face sanctions for taking a knee during the medal ceremony at the Pan-Am Games, the US Olympic and Paralympic Committee said United States gold medal winning fencer Race Imboden will face possible sanctions for taking a knee during the medal ceremony at the Pan-Am Games, the United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee (USOPC) said on Saturday. Part of the United States gold medal winning squad in the team foil event, Imboden dropped to one knee during Fridays awards ceremony as the US flag was raised in a political protest. Imboden, a Tampa native and 2016 Olympic team event bronze medalist, later explained his actions on Twitter. Race Imboden and Miles Chamley-Watson took a knee during the anthem …

The Best ‘Bachelor In Paradise’ Recap You’ll Ever Read: Does Christian Even Go Here? Betches

She should have smashed that guitar. Meanwhile, Kevin is walking around asking why everyone likes Blake when he’s not even that good looking. GREAT QUESTION, SIR. You can sit with us, Kevin. The girls get together and start sh*t talking Hannah G, and I’ve been wondering when the women would start to realize that little miss innocent over here was actually just a life-size doll commissioned by ABC execs, designed to every man’s dream measurements, and intended to f*ck up all the women’s good times. Dylan, like the sad sad soul he is, decides to approach Hannah to find out what’s going on between her and Blake. Because I guess the BDSM madam that usually beats the sh*t out of …

It’s official. Watching soccer can be good for your health

(CNN)With every painstaking second that ticks by you get that bit closer to the edge of your seat. This could be it, this could be the week your beloved soccer team wins that all-important three points. The recent study, due to be released soon, suggests watching your beloved soccer team romp home to victory has a positive impact on your health, with spectators experiencing physical stresses equivalent to going for a brisk 90-minute walk. Results also found that a win lifts a spectators mood for a whole 24 hours after the game has finished. “Ultimately supporting your team at a football match gives you a moderate cardiovascular workout and depending on the result of the match, a psychological boost or …

Strange how some anti-abortion activists are happy to separate kids from parents | Arwa Mahdawi

Tate Reeves, Mississippis lieutenant governor, congratulated Trump on the Ice raids which is odd since Reeves positioned himself as a protector of children Sign up for the Week in Patriarchy, a newsletter on feminism and sexism sent every Saturday. the largest single-state workplace raid in WJTV reported. They drove the children to a community center where people tried to keep them calm. But many kids could not stop crying for mom and dad. While kids were sobbing, government officials were celebrating. Tate Reeves, the lieutenant governor, congratulated Donald Trump on the raids, launched a coalition made up of more than 150 pastors and anti-abortion activists across Mississippi. I believe with great responsibility comes great opportunity, Reeves said at the launch …

An Emma Roberts Movie Is What Likely Sparked Trumps Twitter Tirade Against Hollywood

Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images News/Getty Images Trump’s Tweets Calling Hollywood Racist Are Likely Referring To This Recently Canceled Movie By Lara Walsh an hour ago Shortly after Donald Trump ignited a media firestorm when he censured Hollywood during a White House appearance on Friday, Aug. 9, the president reiterated his controversial statements on social media. Trump’s tweets calling Hollywood racist came shortly prior to the cancelation of the Universal Pictures film , which is the movie that he was seemingly referring to in his tweets. Elite Daily reached out to the White House and Universal Studios for comments on whether or not this was the movie he was referring to and if the president’s comments affected the cancelation, but did not …

Trump Freaks Out Over The Hunt, a Satirical Film He Doesnt Understand, as U.S. Reels From Mass Shootings

After days of seeming to focus on comforting mass-shooting victims, pushing expanded background checks for gun purchases, lashing out at making fun of Fox host Shepard Smith, President Trump took time out of his busy Friday to highlight yet another personal grievance: an upcoming Racist movie from Liberal Hollywood, the satirical point of which the president couldnt understand or seemingly didnt care to grasp. Hollywood, I don't call them the elites, Trump complained to reporters at the White House on Friday. I think the elites are people they go after in many cases, but Hollywood is really terrible. You're talking about racists? Hollywood is racist. He added, What theyre doing with the kind of movies they're putting out, it's actually …

Universal Pictures Scraps ‘The Hunt’ After Mass Shootings & Intense Backlash – Perez Hilton

Nobody will be seeing The Hunt in theaters any time soon — or, as it turns out, maybe ever! Universal Pictures has decided to scrap the release of the R-rated satirical film — in which elites hunt “deplorable” people for sport — after several mass shootings across the US over the last couple weeks. Donald Trump and others had also strongly criticized the premise of the movie and Hollywood in general ahead of its cancellation… for what it’s worth. The film had been set to hit theaters on September 27, but now, it’s shelved for good, with no plans to ever see air time in theaters from here. Movement this way started to gain momentum after the mass shootings earlier this month …

American gold medalist kneels during national anthem at the Pan Am Games

(CNN)American gold medalist fencer Race Imboden knelt as the national anthem played Friday at the Pan American Games in Lima, Peru, to protest racism, gun control, mistreatment of immigrants and President Donald Trump. As Imboden knelt, his teammates Gerek Meinhardt and Nick Itkin stood tall. Several members of the silver medalist Brazilian team saluted and Canada’s bronze-winning team stood quietly. Taking a knee during the national anthem became a form of civil protest after former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick took a knee throughout the 2016 football season in protest of police brutality and injustice against people of color. Since then, many athletes, from NFL players, to soccer star Megan Rapinoe to amateur high schoolers have knelt as a form of …