Ohtani's role as a pitcher and hitter will be revolutionary

Koji Watanabe/SAMURAI JAPAN via Getty Images When shortstop Andrelton Simmons and first baseman Freddie Freeman were teammates with the Braves, they used to jokingly argue about who had the better fastball, given that both threw in the high-90s range as amateurs. Before Tim Hudson won 222 games as a big league pitcher, he was an elite hitter at Auburn. Stan Musial started his professional career as a pitcher before transitioning…

November 22, 2017
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Delhi Air Quality Drops Again, May Worsen As Stubble Burning Increases

New Delhi: With stubble burning increasing in neighbouring states and wind speed dropping, air quality in Delhi and NCR worsened further on Wednesday with all active monitoring stations of SAFAR now recording “very poor” air quality. According to the experts from Supreme Court-appointed Environment Pollution Control Authority (EPCA), the air quality may deteriorate further as fog formation is likely due to drop in temperature and lowering of wind speed towards…

November 22, 2017
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Storms Generate Thunder, Lightning and…Antimatter?

[unable to retrieve full-text content] In the skies above Japan, scientists have detected lightning triggering nuclear reactions. These new findings are clear evidence that thunderstorms are a natural source of radioactive isotopes on Earth. Thunderstorms are natural particle accelerators, capable of hurling electrons outward at nearly the speed of light. When these electrons strike atoms, they can generate gamma rays, the highest-energy form of light. Previous research suggested that gamma…

November 22, 2017
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Happy Thanksgiving!

[unable to retrieve full-text content] Ben Kreckx All of us at SciStarter want to thank you for learning about, sharing, or engaging in science. You inspire us. Thank you. Below, you’ll find a cornucopia full of Thanksgiving-themed citizen science projects. Gobble ’em up! Cheers! The SciStarter Team American Gut llnl Stuffed yet? Did you know that what you eat affects you Read More… Via:: Discovermagazine – Science & Technology       

November 22, 2017
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Durant upgraded to probable for game at OKC

12:45 PM ET Kevin Durant says there “ain’t no such thing” as loyalty in the NBA, but Oklahoma City is still — and always will be — a part of who he is as a person. The small forward sprained his left ankle Saturday during a win over the Philadelphia 76ers. He the missed Sunday’s victory at Brooklyn. The reigning Finals MVP dropped 40 points on the Thunder at Chesapeake…

November 22, 2017
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CoA gives FTP nod even as BCCI fails to call SGM

12:45 PM ET Nagraj Gollapudi Even as the BCCI office bearers dither over announcing the date for a special general body meeting (SGM) to discuss the new Future Tours Programme, the Committee of Administrators (CoA) has given its nod to the broad plans devised by board chief executive officer Rahul Johri. The ICC has scheduled a workshop on December 7 and 8 in Singapore to discuss the minutiae of the…

November 22, 2017
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Allu Sirish’s Okka Kshanam gearing up for Christmas release

By: Express Web Desk | Bengaluru | Updated: November 22, 2017 11:11 pm Telugu actor Allu Sirish’s Okka Kshanam will release soon. Tollywood actor Allu Sirish’s much-awaited film Okka Kshanam is all set to hit the screens during the Christmas weekend. The film which is said to be a sci-fi romantic thriller is expected to change the fortunes of the young actor at the Telugu box office. The film is…

November 22, 2017
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Mumbai without Nayar for final Ranji game

12:32 PM ET ESPNcricinfo staff Mumbai allrounder Abhishek Nayar has been left out of the 14-member Ranji Trophy squad announced to play against Tripura at Wankhede Stadium starting November 25. The 34-year old will have to wait for his 100th first-class cap, after he was not named in the squad together with reserve spinner Aditya Dhumal. Vijay Gohil, a left-arm spinner, was added to the squad. In Mumbai’s last match…

November 22, 2017
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Purifiers Won't Save Us From Pollution: Environmentalist Sunita Narain

New Delhi: Air purifiers cannot “save us” from the ill-effects of pollution, environmentalist Sunita Narain has said, terming air pollution an “equaliser” which affects people across the board. Ms Narain, a member of the Supreme Court-appointed pollution watchdog EPCA, said cleaning up Delhi’s air would require energy and mobility transformations, where people would adopt cleaner fuels and embrace public transport. Speaking at the launch of her book ‘Conflicts of Interest’…

November 22, 2017
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Sources: Clippers' Beverley has knee surgery

12:10 PM ET Adrian WojnarowskiESPN LA Clippers starting point guard Patrick Beverley underwent a surgical procedure on his right knee Wednesday, league sources tell ESPN. Although there is no immediate timetable for his return, Beverley is expected to miss a significant amount of time, league sources said. Beverley had missed five straight games with a sore right knee before returning to play 22 minutes in the Clippers’ 107-85 loss to…

November 22, 2017
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