Bartman receives Cubs World Series ring

1:57 PM ET ESPN.com news services Trying to finally put the “Bartman play” to rest, the Chicago Cubs have decided to award the beleaguered fan an official World Series ring. Steve Bartman, wearing glasses, headphones and a Cubs hat, reached out and deflected a foul ball along the left-field wall during Game 6 of the 2003 NLCS. Left-fielder Moises Alou jumped up and down in protest, thinking he could have…

July 31, 2017
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Almost without warning, Tropical Storm Emily formed off the Florida coast and made landfall just south of Tampa Bay

Where the heck did this storm come from?! Tropical Storm Emily, as seen in a timelapse of GOES-16 weather satellite imagery covering two and a half hours, starting at about 7 a.m. (Florida time) on Monday, July 31, 2017. (Source: CIMSS Satellite Blog) Seemingly out of the blue, Tropical Storm Emily has spun up off Florida’s Gulf Coast and made landfall just south of Tamp this morning. Where the heck…

July 31, 2017
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20 Trapped In Gurgaon Mall Lift Rescued

July 31, 2017

Gurgaon: Twenty persons who were trapped in a lift at a mall located in Sector 53 here were rescued safely, Gurgaon police said on Monday. Police spokesperson Ravinder Kumar said that as many as 20 persons were trapped in the lift at DLF South Point Mall in Sector 53. The lift was stuck in the early hours of Sunday at such point that it made access to the trapped people…

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Adidas: Removing ref who T'd LaVar 'wrong'

July 31, 2017

1:07 PM ET Adidas officials say it was a “wrong” decision to replace a female referee from its sponsored AAU tournament in Las Vegas after LaVar Ball complained. “The referee substitutions made during our tournament last week are not in line with our company values,” Adidas said in a statement Monday. “It was the wrong decision. We regret the situation and are looking into the matter to make sure our…

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Afghanistan closer to maiden Test, in talks with Zimbabwe for full series

July 31, 2017

Afghanistan news July 31, 2017 Nagraj Gollapudi and Osman Samiuddin Afghanistan shared the ODI series against West Indies in June, a sign of their progress on the international stage © AFP Afghanistan are closing in on playing their maiden Test, and are in talks with Zimbabwe for a full series later this year. The series is likely to be hosted by the Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB). Afghanistan were conferred Test…

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Dengue, Malaria, Chikungunya Cases On The Rise In Delhi

July 31, 2017

New Delhi: At least 58 fresh cases of malaria were reported last week, taking the number of people affected by the vector-borne disease in the city this year to 288, a municipal report released today said. The total number of dengue cases have also risen to 180 while the chikungunya cases stand at 220 till July 29, it said. The season for the vector-borne diseases kicked in mid-July and it…

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Zaman bound for Somerset as Anderson bows to stress fracture

July 31, 2017

Fakhar Zaman is exultant after reaching his maiden ODI hundred against India © AFP Fakhar Zaman, the freewheeling Pakistan opening batsman who shot to prominence with a matchwinning century against India in the final of the Champions Trophy at The Oval in June, is returning to England to join Somerset until the end of the season. Zaman gets his chance because Corey Anderson will be returning to New Zealand immediately…

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Pranking Geoffrey Boycott

July 31, 2017

How did Geoffrey Boycott react to a practical joke? With panic, anxiety and dejection, among others © AFP Long before Sachin Tendulkar got to his 100th hundred – 35 years to be precise – Geoff Boycott got to his own milestone in front of his home crowd at Headingley in an Ashes Test. In his case, it was 100 first-class centuries, and would turn out to be his last in…

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Albert retiring without playing for Jaguars

10:58 AM ET ESPN.com news services Veteran left tackle Branden Albert announced his retirement from the NFL on Monday, the Jacksonville Jaguars announced. The Jaguars had acquired Albert this offseason from the Miami Dolphins for a 2018 seventh-round draft pick. He had stayed away from the team’s voluntary portion of workouts because he wanted a new contract. The Jaguars, however, said in April that they had no plans to negotiate…

July 31, 2017
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ITR filing deadline extended till Aug 5

July 31, 2017

The Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) on Monday extended the deadline for income tax return filing for 2016-17 till August 5. “In view of the difficulties faced by taxpayers, date for filing of Income Tax Returns for 2016-17 has been extended to August 5,” the Income-Tax department tweeted. The decision was announced on Monday, the last date for filing ITR. The department was receiving complaints that a number of…

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