Cubs place SS Russell on DL with strained foot

August 4, 2017

1:02 PM ET Associated Press CHICAGO — The Chicago Cubs have placed shortstop Addison Russell on the 10-day disabled list retroactive to Aug. 2 because of a strained right foot. An All-Star last season, Russell is batting .241 with 10 homers and 36 RBI. The Cubs announced the move before Friday’s game against the NL East-leading Washington Nationals. Chicago also called up left-handed pitcher Rob Zastryzny from Triple-A Iowa. Zastryzny…

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Kerala RSS Worker's Murder: Data Reveals Record Of Political Killings

August 4, 2017

Thiruvananthapuram: Days after Rajesh Edavakode, a worker of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) was murdered allegedly by communist activists, his 31-year-old wife Rehena Rajesh can’t bear to think about her future with two young children and aged parents.Rajesh, a member of the overarching right-wing volunteer organisation since the age of 9, was brutally attacked and murdered on July 29. Police say the suspects in the incident had links to the…

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QB Moore 'ready if need be' with Tannehill out

August 4, 2017

11:15 AM ET DAVIE, Fla. – Sources told ESPN that the Dolphins are growing increasingly concerned that knee surgery will be the most viable and likely option for starting quarterback Ryan Tannehill, who was hurt Thursday in practice. “Everything is on the table right now,” Gase said. “We’re going to talk to a lot of people.” Gase added that he hasn’t thought about adding another quarterback at this time. Two…

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Karunaratne also calls for stronger SL first-class competition

August 4, 2017

“We have to play more first-class cricket and then we can find more players who can dominate the game” © Associated Press Dimuth Karunaratne has become the latest player to advocate for a stronger first-class competition in Sri Lanka, suggesting that India’s comparatively sturdy domestic infrastructure has seen them thrive in Test cricket. The number of players – both former and present – who have called for drastic change in…

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Wawrinka season ended due to knee injury

August 4, 2017

10:39 AM ET ESPN Staff Stan Wawrinka will not defend his US Open title after confirming he will miss the rest of the 2017 season with injury. Switzerland’s Wawrinka, 32, announced via his official Facebook page that he underwent knee surgery and will not return until 2018. Wawrinka’s statement read: “I am sad to announce that after talking with my team and doctor I had to make a difficult decision…

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Bank of Baroda cuts interest on savings a/c by 50 bps

August 4, 2017

NEW DELHI: Within days of SBI slashing interest rate on savings bank account, another PSU bank — Bank of Baroda — has followed suit, cutting it to 3.5 per cent on deposits of up to Rs 50 lakh. “We wish to inform you that it has been decided to introduce a 2-tier savings bank interest rate (from) August 5…,” the bank said in a regulatory filing. Effective tomorrow, the interest…

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Oakley accepts deal to dismiss MSG charges

August 4, 2017

10:26 AM ET Former New York Knicks star Charles Oakley on Friday accepted a deal that will lead to the dismissal of his misdemeanor charges pertaining to his arrest after a run-in with Madison Square Garden security. Oakley was arrested after a run-in with MSG security on Feb. 8 and charged with two misdemeanors of assault, two misdemeanors of harassment and one misdemeanor of trespassing. The charges will be dismissed…

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Omalu: CTE obsession obscuring larger truth

August 4, 2017

10:10 AM ET Kevin SeifertNFL Nation CloseESPN.com national NFL writerESPN.com NFC North reporter, 2008-2013Covered Vikings for Minneapolis Star Tribune, 1999-2008 The man who discovered chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) is concerned that recent attention given to the condition has obscured a larger truth about the brain health of football players. “There has been so much fascination with CTE that we are going the wrong way,” Dr. Bennet Omalu said. “CTE is…

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Man Held At Delhi Airport For Smuggling Gold In Thermos Flask

August 4, 2017

New Delhi: A Mangalore-bound person has been arrested at the Delhi airport for allegedly trying to smuggle out over 90 gold sticks, weighing about 450gms, by concealing them in a thermos flask, officials said. A senior security official at the Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGIA) said the incident was reported yesterday noon when CISF personnel deployed for scanning passengers’s baggage detected something suspicious in a bottle. The thermos flask was…

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Rahane reveals thinking behind India's quick feet

August 4, 2017

Play02:09Dasgupta: SL batsmen must show intent against Jadeja and Ashwin Ajinkya Rahane has revealed that India have made a conscious effort to attack the spinners on their tour of Sri Lanka, and in particular use their feet against Rangana Herath, the prime threat. As a result they have piled on successive 600-plus first-innings totals, and have all but neutralised the threat of Herath, whose average against India since fashioning the…

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