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Warren, on debate day, proposes Social Security boost of $200 per month

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Declaring that “it’s getting harder to save enough for a decent retirement,” Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren on Thursday unveiled a plan to increase monthly Social Security benefits by $200 for every current and future beneficiary.

The plan, which the Massachusetts Democrat touted as “the biggest and most progressive increase in Social Security benefits in nearly half a century,” was released hours before Warren joins nine of her 2020 rivals for the third-round Democratic primary debate.

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Warren said that the “typical Social Security benefits today are quite small,” noting the average beneficiary receives $1,354 a month, or $16,248 a year. Nearly 64 million Americans are Social Security beneficiaries.

“And here’s the even scarier part: unless we act now, future retirees are going to be in even worse shape than the current ones,” she stressed.

Warren’s proposal also calls for updating what she describes as “outdated rules to further increase benefits for lower-income families, women, people with disabilities, public-sector workers and people of color.”

The populist senator — who has released one progressive policy proposal after another this year as she runs for the White House — says she’ll pay for extending the solvency of Social Security by nearly two decades with revenues from her plan to tax the wealthiest Americans.

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Warren included an independent analysis from Moody’s Analytics chief economist Mark Zandi that indicated the senator’s plan would “immediately lift an estimated 4.9 million seniors out of poverty, cutting the senior poverty rate by 68 percent.”

Zandi also claimed that Warren’s proposal – which calls for raising contribution requirements on the top earners and boosting average benefits by nearly 25 percent for those in the bottom half of income distribution – would produce a “much more progressive Social Security system.”

As Social Security recipients live longer, the number of beneficiaries is projected to surge to 80 million people. And a slowing population means fewer younger workers to pay into the system, raising solvency concerns.

The latest projections from the Social Security Board of Trustees indicate the reserves used to partially fund the system are expected to be depleted by 2035.

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Warren, on debate day, proposes Social Security boost of $200 per month

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Declaring that “it’s getting harder to save enough for a decent retirement,” Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren on Thursday unveiled a plan to increase monthly Social Security benefits by $200 for every current and future beneficiary.

The plan, which the Massachusetts Democrat touted as “the biggest and most progressive increase in Social Security benefits in nearly half a century,” was released hours before Warren joins nine of her 2020 rivals for the third-round Democratic primary debate.

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Warren said that the “typical Social Security benefits today are quite small,” noting the average beneficiary receives $1,354 a month, or $16,248 a year. Nearly 64 million Americans are Social Security beneficiaries.

“And here’s the even scarier part: unless we act now, future retirees are going to be in even worse shape than the current ones,” she stressed.

Warren’s proposal also calls for updating what she describes as “outdated rules to further increase benefits for lower-income families, women, people with disabilities, public-sector workers and people of color.”

The populist senator — who has released one progressive policy proposal after another this year as she runs for the White House — says she’ll pay for extending the solvency of Social Security by nearly two decades with revenues from her plan to tax the wealthiest Americans.

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Warren included an independent analysis from Moody’s Analytics chief economist Mark Zandi that indicated the senator’s plan would “immediately lift an estimated 4.9 million seniors out of poverty, cutting the senior poverty rate by 68 percent.”

Zandi also claimed that Warren’s proposal – which calls for raising contribution requirements on the top earners and boosting average benefits by nearly 25 percent for those in the bottom half of income distribution – would produce a “much more progressive Social Security system.”

As Social Security recipients live longer, the number of beneficiaries is projected to surge to 80 million people. And a slowing population means fewer younger workers to pay into the system, raising solvency concerns.

The latest projections from the Social Security Board of Trustees indicate the reserves used to partially fund the system are expected to be depleted by 2035.

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Tom Homan’s fiery clash with AOC, Tlaib and other House Dems detailed on ‘Fox & Friends’

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Former Acting ICE Director Tom Homan faced personal attacks from House Democrats at a congressional hearing Wednesday afternoon, and the hosts of “Fox & Friends” recapped the fiery clashes Thursday morning.

Homan, in a “Fox & Friends” appearance Wednesday before his testimony, vowed to push back strongly on Democrats’ “false narratives” about immigration enforcement.

The House Oversight Civil Rights and Civil Liberties subcommittee hearing was called to examine the Trump administration’s decision to stop considering requests from immigrants seeking to defer deportation for medical treatment and other hardships.

Homan was called “bigoted” during the hearing at one point by Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Fla.

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“I think it’s important to really make sure that the jingoistic, bigoted testimony of Mr. Homan is called out as nearly completely untrue, as being an outrage, and as a former official directing the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency, he should know better,” she said.

“What did I say was inaccurate?” Homan shot back, as Chairman Jamie Raskin, D-Md., intervened to restore order.

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“I just think it’s important that it’s not accepted as accurate testimony,” she said. She went on to question other witnesses on the panel, but did not ask anything of Homan.

Rep. Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., told Homan he will be remembered as “ruthless and inhumane” toward asylum-seekers, while Homan also battled Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D.N.Y., and called on lawmakers to instead change the laws they don’t like that ICE and other agencies are enforcing.

Host Katie Pavlich said Democrats seem to have “forgotten conveniently” that Homan served in the Obama administration, and many of the problems at the border date back to 2014.

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“Instead of coming back with some kind of argument, [Wasserman Schultz] just tried to move on and say his testimony should not be accepted,” she said.

Host Brian Kilmeade said Democrats are not used to someone pushing back with facts on their anti-Trump rhetoric about the border.

“Can you imagine someone sitting in front of you and saying ‘your bigoted policies’ and start ripping you apart and expect you to just turn your microphone off and move on? She called him a bigot!” he said.

Fox News’ Ronn Blitzer contributed to this report.

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Jennifer Lopez on Super Bowl Halftime Show: ‘I can’t say I wouldn’t love it’

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Amid rumors she might headline the Super Bowl LIV Halftime Show, Jennifer Lopez says the idea sounds great…”in theory.”

Lopez, 50, said starring in the famed annual performance is “something we’ve talked about for many years, and, you know, it would be nice. It would be nice. I can’t say I wouldn’t love it.”

“I don’t know,” the “Hustlers” star said on “Live with Kelly and Ryan” Wednesday. “I know everybody’s asking me. They’re starting to think that I’m telling people things. I don’t know anything yet!”

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The triple threat seemingly joked when host Kelly Ripa said she feels the Super Bowl — scheduled for Feb. 2, 2020, in Miami, Fla. — “is really just something that happens around the concert.”

“Yeah, really,” Lopez responded. “I think most of the girls feel that way.”

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Lopez similarly told NBC’s Hoda Kotb on her SiriusXM show Tuesday she doesn’t know whether she’s performing for the LIV Halftime Show.

A source told Entertainment Tonight that “J. Lo” and the NFL “have been in talks for a while, but there are many factors that go into the deal before it’s official.”

“Jennifer has been saying for a while she wants to perform at the halftime show and it looks like her dream may come true,” the insider said. “Jennifer has had an incredible career that spans over decades and this platform would give her the biggest stage ever to showcase it. Jennifer has already worked with the NFL this year promoting the season, so things are looking good.”

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Rapper Jay-Z’s Roc Nation will produce the Halftime Show through its partnership with the NFL. Jay Z previously said no decisions had been made for a headline act, despite rumors of Lopez, Enrique Iglesias and Pitbull — whom all have ties to Miami — being considered for 2020.

“You take four artists and everyone thinks they’re playing the Super Bowl, and it’s almost like this interview process,” he said. “I think the process could have been more definite.”

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“We had this conversation, you can’t go to a city, plop a show down and then leave. Like, at least speak to the community. Speak to the guys that’s on the ground organizing things and trying to make things better, in that sort of way,” he said. “Tampa’s next [in 2021]. I love Tampa, but I have no idea who’s from there, who would perform.”

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There’s a lost continent hiding beneath Europe

There’s a lost continent hidden below southern Europe. And researchers have created the most detailed reconstruction of it yet.

The lost continent “Greater Adria” emerged about 240 million years ago, after it broke off from Gondwana, a southern supercontinent made up of Africa, Antarctica, South America, Australia and other major landmasses, as Science magazine reported.

Greater Adria was large, extending from what is now the Alps all the way to Iran, but not all of it was above the water. That means it was likely a string of islands or archipelagos, said lead author Douwe van Hinsbergen, the chair in global tectonics and paleogeography in the Department of Earth Sciences at Utrecht University in the Netherlands. It would have been a “good scuba diving region.”

Hinsbergen and his team spent a decade collecting and analyzing rocks that used to be part of this ancient continent. The mountain belts where these Greater Adrian rocks are found span about 30 different countries, Hinsbergen told Live Science. “Every country has their own geological survey and their own maps and their own stories and their own continents,” he said. With this study, “we brought that all together in one big picture.”

Earth is covered in large tectonic plates that move relative to each other. Greater Adria belonged to the African tectonic plate (but was not a part of the African continent, since there was an ocean between them), which was slowly sliding beneath the Eurasian tectonic plate, in what is now southern Europe.

Around 100 million to 120 million years ago, Greater Adria smashed into Europe and began diving beneath it — but some of the rocks were too light and so did not sink into Earth’s mantle. Instead, they were  “scraped off” — in a way that’s similar to what happens when a person puts their arm under a table and then slowly moves it underneath: The sleeve get crumpled up, he said. This crumpling formed mountain chains such as the Alps. It also kept these ancient rocks locked in place, where geologists could find them.

Hinsbergen and his team looked at the orientation of tiny, magnetic minerals formed by primeval bacteria in these rocks. The bacteria make these magnetic particles in order to orient themselves with the Earth’s magnetic field. When the bacteria die, the magnetic minerals are left behind in the sediment, Hinsbergen said.

With time the sediment around them turns into rock, freezing them in the orientation they were in hundreds of millions of years ago. Hinsbergen and his team found that in many of these regions, the rocks had undergone very large rotations.

What’s more, Hinsbergen’s team pieced together large rocks that used to belong together, such as in a belt of volcanoes or in a big coral reef. Moving faults scattered the rocks “like pieces of a broken plate,” he said.

It’s like a big jigsaw puzzle, Hinsbergen said. “All the bits and pieces are jumbled up and I spent the last 10 years making the puzzle again.” From there, they used software to create detailed maps of the ancient continent and confirmed that it moved northward while twisting slightly, before colliding with Europe.

After many years working in the Mediterranean region, Hinsbergen has now moved on to reconstruct the lost plates in the Pacific Ocean. “But I’ll probably return — probably in 5 or 10 years from now when a whole bunch of young students will demonstrate that parts are wrong,” Hinsbergan said. “Then I’ll come back and see if I can fix it.”

The findings were published Sept. 3 in the journal Gondwana Research.

Originally published on Live Science.

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Andy Puzder: Here’s why Dems want to generate climate panic (as they ignore ways to reduce carbon emissions)

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Whether you accept or reject the climate change narrative, most people agree that we should avoid pouring massive amounts of anything with potentially harmful consequences into the atmosphere.

There is scientific evidence that excessive levels of carbon in the atmosphere could adversely impact our climate – and we are emitting a lot of carbon.

What interests me is that the politicians issuing the loudest warnings about catastrophic climate change are the same people who vigorously oppose the most practical and effective means of combating it.

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According to BP’s 2019 Statistical Review of World Energy, an energy economics publication, global carbon emissions grew about 2 percent in 2018 to 33,890.8 million metric tons, due primarily to increased demand for heating and cooling services.

While U.S. carbon emissions also increased in 2018, the U.S. has been the world’s leader in reducing carbon emissions for over a decade.

According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, carbon emissions in this country declined 14 percent between 2005 and 2017, “mainly because more electricity has been generated from natural gas” – a more efficient and “less carbon-intensive fuel than either coal or petroleum.”

The EIA is forecasting a 2.2 percent decline in U.S. carbon emissions in 2019 as natural gas continues to replace coal in generating electricity.  Fortunately, we have natural gas in abundance, thanks to a private sector-developed extraction process known as fracking.

Fracking does release methane gas, but according to the Environmental Protection Agency’s 2018 Greenhouse Gas Inventory, released in April 2019, U.S. methane emissions declined 15.8 percent between 1990 and 2017, while natural gas production increased by 51 percent.

More energy, less methane and carbon.  Sounds like progress.

Nonetheless, virtually every Democratic presidential candidate who participated in CNN’s recent seven-hour climate change marathon opposes fracking.

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Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Massachusetts, said she would “ban fracking – everywhere” on her first day as president, a mandate that would undoubtedly increase our carbon emissions.  Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., never one to rigidly tether his policies to reality, would “ban fracking on all public and private lands.”

In any event, reducing the world’s carbon emissions is not something any American president alone can achieve.  While U.S. emissions are significant and should be reduced, they constitute only 15.2 percent of the world’s total.

China emitted 27.8 percent, or 9,428.7 million metric tons, of carbon in 2018. That’s more than the U.S. (5,145.2 million) and the European Union (4,248.4 million) combined.

To reduce emissions we need plausible alternatives. Renewable energy sources such as wind and solar are currently incapable of meeting the world’s energy demands on their own.

As respected environmentalist and former renewables advocate Michael Shallenberger explains in a piece in Quillette magazine titled “Why Renewables Can’t Save the Planet,” both wind and solar currently lack the capacity to generate or store sufficient energy to meet global demand.

Hydroelectric and geothermal energy production are limited geographically.  With current technology, renewables alone simply are not a viable alternative.

Instead, Shallenberger has become an advocate of nuclear energy – a safe and inexpensive means of significantly reducing carbon emissions.

Nuclear energy already cleanly supplies over 10 percent of the world’s electricity and, according to a February 2019 report from the World Nuclear Association, almost all reports “on future energy supply from major organizations suggest an increasing role for nuclear power as an environmentally benign way of producing reliable electricity on a large scale.”

In fact, it’s difficult to take anyone seriously who rails against increased carbon emissions but either refuses to consider nuclear power as part of the mix (Sanders), opposes building new reactors (former vice president Joe Biden), or declines to take a position on nuclear energy (Warren).

Clearly, certain Democrats are more determined to scare us into accepting socialism than in reducing carbon emissions.  Otherwise, why reject effective solutions that we know will reduce – and are today reducing – carbon emissions without reversing the incredible progress we have made since the Industrial Revolution in reducing extreme poverty, hunger and infant mortality – increasing life expectancy and improving standards of living to the highest levels in human history.

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Opposing not only natural gas but also nuclear energy raises the question of what Democrats are actually trying to accomplish under the guise of climate change. There have been some clues.

Saikat Chakrabarti, New York Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s former chief of staff, admitted in July that the true motivation behind the Green New Deal wasn’t a “climate thing.”  It was “a how-do-you-change-the-entire-economy thing,”  he said.

That helps explain why progressives are attempting to generate climate panic while opposing practical means for reducing carbon emissions. It also explains why they favor massive tax increases, excessively burdensome regulation and spending virtually incomprehensible sums on far less effective,  if not ineffective, approaches.

Clearly, certain Democrats are more determined to scare us into accepting socialism than in reducing carbon emissions.

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Otherwise, why reject effective solutions that we know will reduce – and are today reducing – carbon emissions without reversing the incredible progress we have made since the Industrial Revolution in reducing extreme poverty, hunger and infant mortality —  increasing life expectancy and improving standards of living to the highest levels in human history.

We have the means to reduce carbon emissions without rendering ourselves subservient to a class of government elites, surrendering our freedoms, or destroying our economy – despite the left’s continuing attempts to scare us into serfdom.

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Shawn Mendes, Camila Cabello get sloppy revenge on kiss critics

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Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello certainly got tongues wagging early Thursday morning after jokingly taking aim at social media critics in a video meant to show fans “how we really kiss.”

“We saw on Twitter and stuff you guys saying stuff about the way we’re kissing and how it looks weird.  Like we kiss like fish,” Mendes, the 21-year-old Canadian singer, tells the camera in a clip posted to his Instagram.

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“It really hurt our feelings,” Cabello chimes in.

“We just want to show you guys how we really kiss,” Mendes concludes.

The two then lean in and plant a sloppy, open-mouthed wet one on each other right in front of the camera. Cabello can’t manage to stifle her laughter as the two carry on their hilariously bizarre make-out session.

Cabello, the 22-year-old Cuban-born artist, recently dropped her latest single, “Liar,” before the video of their on-camera canoodling hit the Internet, Entertainment Tonight reported. The couple drove fans wild by sharing a steamy onstage kiss after performing their hit song, “Senorita,” for concertgoers in Toronto last week, according to Cosmopolitan.

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Other artists commented on the couple’s Instagram gag. Charlie Puth reacted with a lengthy: “HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHHAHAHAHAH.”

YouTube star Nikita Dragun wrote: “i think this video got me pregnant.”

The pair sparked relationship rumors in June after releasing their music video for “Senorita,” which marked their second collaboration. (The two previously joined forces in 2015 for the hit “I Know What You Did Last Summer.”) The pair stopped just short of an onstage kiss during their a PDA-ridled 2019 MTV Video Music Awards performance in New Jersey on Aug. 26.

Fox News’ Madeline Farber contributed to this report.

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As 1st Asian host, Japan aiming higher at Rugby World Cup

When Jamie Joseph took on the challenge of coaching Japan for the 2019 Rugby World Cup, the ex-All Blacks forward knew there was much more at stake than results on the field.

For Joseph and his players, Japan being the host nation at rugby’s showpiece tournament starting next week offers a prime opportunity to take the sport to an entirely new level in an Asian market with vast potential for growth.

Japan is the first country outside of the traditional rugby strongholds to host the World Cup, which started in 1987 with a tournament held jointly by Australia and New Zealand. The tournament has also been hosted across Britain and Ireland, France and South Africa.

“We understand the responsibility that goes alongside being the host nation,” Joseph told a pre-tournament gathering. “I understand that it’s crucial for the ongoing development of the game in Japan that we play a brand of rugby that is exciting, attractive, great to watch and that will encourage young players to take up the game.”

While rugby has been played in Japan for more than a century, it struggles to compete for popularity with sports like baseball and soccer.

When Joseph took over as coach from Eddie Jones in 2016, he inherited a team that had shown some solid progress over recent years after many years of disappointing results.

He has targeted a berth in the quarterfinals in 2019, hoping to advance from a pool that includes No. 1-ranked Ireland, seventh-ranked Scotland, Samoa and Russia.

Under Jones, Japan pulled off a stunning 34-32 victory over two-time champion South Africa at the 2015 World Cup, a feat many consider to be the biggest upset in the history of the tournament.

Currently 10th in the rankings, Japan is hoping for something similar on home soil.

Japan opens the tournament against Russia on Sept. 20 in Tokyo but the bigger test will come a week later against Ireland. A win over Ireland or Scotland could give Japan a chance of advancing.

“The challenge is to create a winning opportunity,” Joseph said of the showdown with Ireland. “We’re not the type of team that will overwhelm a Tier 1 team, so it’ll be a point or two points if we are going to be successful. There is going to be a lot of pressure and that’s the type of scenario we’ve been preparing for the last three years.”

As in 2015, Japan will be relying on a large contingent of foreign players, a benefit of residency rules for eligibility.

Of the 31 players selected for Japan’s World Cup squad, 15 have no Japanese ancestry but can represent their adopted country after living there for three or more years.

“I think we’d really struggle without them to be honest,” Joseph said. “Out of the 15 foreign players, only two have just (recently) become eligible to play for Japan. The other 13 have lived in Japan a lot longer than that and half of those players played in the last World Cup.”

Japan contested the World Cup in 1987, losing all three games in the group stage, and notched its first win in the tournament in 1991, a 52-8 win over Zimbabwe.

Four years later, Japan sustained its heaviest World Cup loss — a 145-17 drubbing at the hands of New Zealand in South Africa. Joseph played most of that game for New Zealand in his last tournament for the All Blacks. He later qualified to play for Japan at the ’99 World Cup.

The Japan squad went winless in the ’99, 2003, ’07 and ’11 World Cups but produced three wins in the group stage in England four years and only narrowly missed out on the quarterfinals.

So that’s a total of 4 wins from 28 games at the Rugby World Cup, despite the sport being long established in Japan.

The first recorded rugby being played in Japan was in 1866 with the founding of the Yokohama Foot Ball Club, a team made up mostly of British sailors.

Japanese students at Keio University were introduced to the sport in 1899 by Edward Bramwell Clarke, a graduate of Cambridge University.

Japan’s first recorded international test matches resulted in two wins against a Canadian team in 1932 but rugby remained largely an amateur sport played at the university level or by company teams in the country until a professional league was created in 2003.

As for growing the game, Joseph said the World Cup provides a rare showcase to generate interest.

“If you have a World Cup tournament in any sport, the kids are going to be watching,” he said. “And if we’re playing really good attractive rugby and if we are winning, that’s going to be an added bonus.”

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Juicy stat: MLB sets record for most home runs in a season

Major League Baseball hitters have punctuated a power-packed year by shattering the record for most home runs in a season.

Jonathan Villar of the Baltimore Orioles connected Wednesday night for the 6,106th homer. That topped the mark of 6,105 set in 2017.

There are plenty more to come, too — the record was broken with 18 days left in the regular season. The rise in home runs during recent seasons has been tied to changes in the baseballs that have made them fly farther.

Villar’s three-run shot off Caleb Ferguson of the Los Angeles Dodgers at Camden Yards was the 22nd home run of the night. It was Villar’s career-high 21st homer.

“Somebody told me after the homer. That’s unbelievable,” Villar said. “That’s impressive for me, not for me, it’s for the team because we hit it here. That’s awesome. They put the bat in the Hall of Fame. I’m excited for that.”

The Orioles have allowed a record 280 homers.

“The home runs are up everywhere and it’s tough to keep the ball in the ballpark. It’s tough to keep the ball in this ballpark on a humid night when the ball was traveling,” Baltimore manager Brandon Hyde said after a 7-3 win. “I’ve seen enough home runs here from the other side so it’s nice to get one from our side.”

New York Mets rookie Pete Alonso leads the majors with 47 home runs.

The Minnesota Twins top the majors with 277 after Jorge Polanco connected in the third inning against Washington ace Stephen Strasburg at Target Field. The Twins’ total is the most for a team in a single season.

In August, big league batters broke the monthly home run record for the third time this year when they hit 1,228 home runs, the Elias Sports Bureau said. That surpassed the 1,142 in June and 1,135 in May.

There were 5,585 home runs last year.

In 2017, Alex Gordon hit the record-breaking 5,694th homer of the season. That topped the mark set in 2000 at the height of the Steroids Era.

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Delle Donne earns AP player of the year; Collier top rookie

Elena Delle Donne put together a historic season in Washington and has been named the Associated Press WNBA player of the year.

Delle Donne became the first WNBA player to shoot over 50% from the field (51.5, 40% from behind the 3-point line (43%) and 90% from the foul line (97.4%). Only eight NBA players have accomplished that milestone. She helped the Mystics finish with the best record in the league and the top overall seed in the playoffs.

“It wasn’t something I thought about, but for a month or two months the media has been talking about it,” Delle Donne said of the 50-40-90 club. “I kind of knew what was happening. I’m happy I will go down in history for this. it’s really hard to accomplish and I appreciate all the hard work that went into it.”

The 6-foot-5 Delle Donne was selected by the 14-member media panel that votes on the weekly AP power poll. Delle Donne received 12 votes.

Mystics coach Mike Thibault, who was voted the AP coach of the year, saw changes in Delle Donne on and off the court this season.

“I think the taste in her mouth from losing in the finals drove her in the offseason,” he said. “Working on rehabbing her knee and being in the weight room helped her improve her body. The second thing was is she’s way more comfortable in her own skin being a vocal leader on our team. She’s always been a good leader by how you go about your business, but her first year here she didn’t want to step on toes a little bit.

“Last year she and Kristi (Toliver) shared it, but they had some help with Krystal Thomas’ voice. This year, with Krystal not being here, and Kristi being hurt, she found her own voice with her teammates.”

Napheesa Collier edged Arike Ogunbowale for rookie of the year honors. Minnesota’s rookie received eight of the votes; Ogunbowale the other six.

“It means a lot to me, as I said before, it was one of my goals coming into this season,” Collier said in a phone interview. “It was a heated race and really publicized. There’s no question she’s a great scorer and I think she’ll do amazing things in her career.”

Collier finished the season as only the fourth different player in league history to amass over 400 points, 200 rebounds, 75 assists, 50 steals, 25 blocks and 25 3-pointers in a single season. The other three are Tamika Catchings (seven times), Maya Moore (3 times) and Sheryl Swoopes.

Ogunbowale became the second player in league history to score over 30 points in four straight games, joining Moore. She finished as the league’s third leading scorer averaging 18.9 points.

The two young stars were joined on the AP’s all-rookie team by Indiana’s Teaira McCowan, Las Vegas’ Jackie Young and Phoenix’s Brianna Turner.

“We have an extremely talented class spread across the board with so many great players,” Collier said. “You saw that in the drafts, no one knew where everyone was going and everyone was really good. I’m proud of the rookie class and what we’ve accomplished.”

Other award winners include Seattle’s Natasha Howard, the defensive player of the year; Las Vegas’ Dearica Hamby as the sixth woman of the year; Dallas’ Isabelle Harrison as comeback player of the year and Phoenix’s Leilani Mitchell as most improved player. All are first-time winners.

Delle Donne also headlined the AP All-WNBA team. She was joined by Brittney Griner of Phoenix, Chelsea Gray of Los Angeles, Courtney Vandersloot of Chicago and Jonquel Jones of Connecticut. The second team includes Howard, Los Angeles’ Nneka Ogwumike, Las Vegas’ Liz Cambage, Chicago’s Diamond DeShields and Phoenix’s DeWanna Bonner.

The league awards will be released over the course of the playoffs.

POWER POLL

The Washington Mystics finished atop the AP Power Poll, a spot they occupied for the final five weeks of the season. Connecticut was second. The Sun were followed by Los Angeles, Las Vegas and Chicago. Seattle, Minnesota, Phoenix, Indiana, Dallas, New York and Atlanta rounded out the poll.

PLAYER OF THE WEEK

Delle Donne averaged 23.7 points, 9.3 rebounds and 3.7 assists to help Washington go 3-0 last week. Other players receiving votes included Natasha Howard of Seattle, Kelsey Mitchell of Indiana and Candace Parker of Los Angeles.

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