Yankees say Pineda needs Tommy John surgery

July 14, 2017

12:28 PM ET ESPN.com news services The New York Yankees on Friday said Michael Pineda needs Tommy John surgery for a torn ulnar collateral ligament, but the pitcher will get a second opinion before opting to have the season-ending procedure. In addition, first baseman Greg Bird also is seeking a doctor’s second opinion about having surgery for inflammation in his ankle. General manager Brian Cashman said the team recommended surgery…

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Red Sox designate Sandoval for assignment

July 14, 2017

11:35 AM ET The Pablo Sandoval era is over in Boston. Sandoval was informed Friday that he has been designated for assignment, the Red Sox announced. The move effectively terminates one of the worst free-agent signings in franchise history, although the Red Sox still owe the 30-year-old third baseman approximately $49 million through the end of the 2019 season. Boston has 10 days to either trade or release Sandoval. The…

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Cilic outlasts Querrey to reach Wimbledon final

July 14, 2017

11:10 AM ET ESPN.com news services LONDON — Marin Cilic is in uncharted territory at Wimbledon, but his path has led him to the men’s singles final. The seventh-seeded Cilic outlasted American Sam Querrey in a hard-fought 6-7 (6), 6-4, 7-6 (3), 7-5 victory on Centre Court at the All England Club on Friday. In a high-quality match that featured big serves, deft volleys and drop shots and a number…

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Trump to attend U.S. Women's Open in N.J.

July 14, 2017

11:09 AM ET ESPN.com news services BEDMINSTER, N.J. — Some of the best golfers in the world are competing in New Jersey this weekend, and they could be partly upstaged by a guy whose best finish was to win an age-group club title. Then again, he is the president — and it’s his club. President Donald Trump’s golf course is hosting this weekend’s U.S. Women’s Open, and Trump is scheduled…

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Network of Bees

July 14, 2017

By: Russ Campbell There is a lot to learn from bees. The survival of the hive depends on the combined efforts of the entire colony. In Conetoe (pronounced KUH-nee-tah), North Carolina Reverend Richard Joyner and his family of youth beekeepers are tending to bees and building community, one hive at a time. Reverend Joyner is the force behind the Conetoe Family Life Center, created to address the fact that in…

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Why Your Ideal Prospect Just Picked Your Competitor (and How to Win Next Time)

July 14, 2017

You feel a ripple of nausea as your stomach falls. You just heard from the sales team that your company lost a hot prospect that you really wanted to add to your client list. You’d followed the tracking notifications as the prospect read your articles, downloaded your premium content, read additional articles, and checked out the case studies and bottom-of-the-funnel content that the sales team had sent. Your hopes were…

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Six Social Media Behaviors Your Brand Needs to Stop Right Now [Infographic]

July 14, 2017

With nearly three billion social media users worldwide, determining a set of rules to please everyone would be impossible. But there are some guidelines that brands should follow to help ensure social media branding and business success. CJG Digital Marketing put together an infographic that highlights six social media actions to avoid: 1. Posting too many promotional messages. The infographic reports that 58% of social followers are annoyed by too…

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Presidential Convoy Clears Way for ambulance in West Bengal

July 14, 2017

Murshidabad, West Bengal: President Pranab Mukherjee’s motorcade today cleared the way for an ambulance on National Highway 34 in West Bengal’s Murshidabad. The incident happened when President Mukherjee was going to Kanidighi, about 25 kilometers from the MDI helipad in Murshidabad, to inaugurate a school, officials said. After some time, officials in the tail car, the last car in the 20-vehicle cavalcade, heard the siren of an ambulance. Wasting no…

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Cubs' moment to strike is quickly approaching

7:30 AM ET BALTIMORE — Coming out of the All-Star break was actually supposed to be a time of optimism for the Chicago Cubs. This being the moment they regroup after a lackluster first half and go on that “run” the baseball world has been waiting for. With bodies getting healthy, decent early returns on Kyle Schwarber and a schedule featuring 72 percent of the remaining 74 games against sub-.500…

July 14, 2017
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