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Pirates’ Phillip Evans involved in scary collision with teammate, stretchered off the field

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Pittsburgh Pirates first baseman Philip Evans was stretchered off the field Saturday during a game against the Detroit Tigers.

Evans was chasing down a fly ball into deep right field in the sixth inning of the game when he collided with Gregory Polanco and fell down face first on the dirt in foul territory.

YANKEES’ AARON BOONE COMPLAINS ABOUT PHILLIES FANS OUTSIDE STADIUM GATES: ‘THERE WAS A TIMING ELEMENT TO IT’

“It’s extremely scary. When you see the impact of that magnitude, that hard, both guys going full speed, right near the fence. It’s a scary situation,” Pirates manager Derek Shelton said after the game, according to MLB.com. “I thought our medical guys did a good job, thought the paramedics did a nice job. You have to be overly cautious in that situation. Moments like that are scary.”

Evans was taken to the hospital and the team was awaiting further updates on his condition.

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“That’s not something you ever want to be a part of or be out there for or see. It was definitely scary,” Pirates shortstop Kevin Newman said. “I’ve never seen a teammate lying on the ground that long, going through all those tests and all that stuff, getting taken out by the stretcher. Definitely a chilling moment. Hopefully, the news that we get back is bright.”

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Evans signed with the Pirates in the offseason after spending time with the New York Mets and Chicago Cubs. Entering the game, he was hitting .359 with a .932 OPS and had a home run.

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Mid-American Conference postpones fall sports schedule, including football, over coronavirus concerns

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The Mid-American Conference has become the first Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) conference to postpone college football and the rest of the fall sports slate because of the coronavirus pandemic.

The conference’s Council of Presidents voted unanimously to postpone the fall sports season. The conference plans to play the fall sports season in the spring. The winter sports season has not been affected so far.

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“The decision is grounded in the core values of the Conference that prioritize student-athlete well-being, an area the MAC has traditionally taken a leadership role,” Commissioner Dr. Jon Steinbrecher said in a news release. “Clearly, we are charting a conservative path – and it is one that has been recommended by our medical advisory group. It is a decision that affects roughly 2,500 student-athletes who live for the moment to compete. Those opportunities and moments are fleeting, and our student-athletes have a limited window in which to showcase their talent, passion, and drive for excellence. I am heartbroken we are in this place. However, I take comfort and want to give assurance to our student-athletes, coaches, and fans that we have their best interest at heart, and we will make every effort to provide competitive opportunities in the spring.”

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Conference officials and the medial advisory panel will convene to determine the safest course of action.

“This decision is in the best interest of all Mid-American Conference student-athletes, athletics departments and university communities,” Dr. Satish K. Tripath, the conference’s Council of Presidents Chair and University at Buffalo president, said in the news release. “The Council of Presidents has always maintained that the health, safety and well-being of everyone within our conference, especially our student-athletes, is our top priority.”

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Other conferences in the FBS have put contingency scheduling plans in place. It’s unclear whether any other conference will choose to delay their seasons.

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Conor McGregor is engaged to longtime girlfriend Dee Devlin

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Conor McGregor finally put a ring on it.

The UFC star announced his engagement to longtime girlfriend Dee Devlin on Instagram on Saturday. The two appeared to be overjoyed and Devlin showed off the large rock on her finger.

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“What a birthday, my future wife!” McGregor wrote.

McGregor and Devlin have been in a relationship since 2008 – long before the fighter was dominating the octagon in UFC. He’s thanked her countless times for staying by his side through his journey.

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“My girlfriend worked very hard throughout the years and stuck by me when I had essentially absolutely nothing,” he’s previously said, according to The Mirror. “I only had a dream that I was telling her. For me to be able to take her out of work, give her everything she’s ever wanted, and to travel the world with her fills me with pride. It keeps me going.”

McGregor has said his life may have been different if Devlin wasn’t around.

“My girlfriend has been there since the start. She has helped me throughout this career. If It wasn’t for her, I probably wouldn’t be where I am today.”

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It’s unclear when the nuptials will be. McGregor is not expected to get back into the octagon any time soon.

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SF Giants’ Johnny Cueto’s no-hitter spoiled by defensive blunder

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San Francisco Giants pitcher Johnny Cueto carried a no-hitter into the bottom of the sixth inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers on Saturday night when a touch of bad luck struck the team.

Dodgers batter Kike Hernandez hit a fly ball to left field and it appeared Hunter Pence was going to make the easy out. But the veteran outfielder lost the ball in the lights, allowing the ball to drop several feet behind him.

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The miscue ended Cueto’s no-hit bid. He would record two more outs and get taken out of the game after allowing the Dodgers to score some runs.

“Johnny had the magic and everything working. To spoil that feels absolutely awful. He deserves better,” Pence said after the game.

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Cueto allowed four earned runs on two hits with three strikeouts in 5 2/3 innings. He gave up a three-run homer to Justin Turner.

“All my pitches were working fine, and I felt comfortable,” Cueto said. “I think the most frustrating thing was the ball that was lost. If that is caught the game changes and maybe I pitch out of the inning. I didn’t throw a lot of pitches. It’s hard to tell how far I could have gone.”

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San Francisco held on to win 5-4. Austin Slater hit two home runs and Mike Yastrzemski also went the distance for the Giants.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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Tigers bash Pirates early, hitting four home runs in first 11 pitches

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The Detroit Tigers jumped on Pittsburgh Pirates starting pitcher Derek Holland early and jumped out to a big lead.

Holland only threw 11 pitches before the Tigers had five hits — four of which were home runs. Niko Goodrum, Miguel Cabrera, C.J. Cron and Jeimer Candelario contributed to the long ball parade.

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Holland stayed in the game and later allowed another home run to JaCoby Jones. He would complete five innings, allowing nine runs on 13 hits and striking out six. His ERA ballooned to 8.27.

“My old boss that gave me an opportunity in the big leagues to coach was Tom Kelly,” Tigers manager Ron Gardenhire said after the game, according to MLB.com. “And his big statement was: ‘Always make sure you’re ready for the first inning.’ And I’m going to think that we were ready for the first inning today. We came out swinging.”

YANKEES’ AARON BOONE COMPLAINS ABOUT PHILLIES FANS OUTSIDE STADIUM GATES: ‘THERE WAS A TIMING ELEMENT TO IT’

Holland told reporters he was trying to attack Tigers batters, but their bats were just too hot.

“I was on the attack,” Holland said. “You look at the board that first inning, I think at one point I saw I was 14 strikes, four balls, two or four balls. We had the right game plan. Those guys just came out pretty aggressive and made us pay for it.”’

The Tigers won the game 11-5.

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Detroit moved to 7-5 with the win. Pittsburgh fell to 3-12.

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Steelers’ Mike Tomlin not ‘extremely confident’ about 2020 NFL season over coronavirus pandemic

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Pittsburgh Steelers coach Mike Tomlin didn’t appear to be too hopeful about the 2020 NFL season getting underway during the coronavirus pandemic as some other players have been.

Tomlin was asked as part of a two-part question during a video conference with reporters Thursday what gave him confidence that the NFL could actually have a season.

66 NFL PLAYERS OPT OUT OF PLAYING THE 2020 SEASON OVER CORONAVIRUS CONCERNS

“…I don’t know if I am extremely confident. I respect the challenges these circumstance has presented to other leagues, some of which we are witnessing. I think we are all proceeding with caution and working extremely hard not to become part of that,” Tomlin said, according to The Athletic.

“We have some people in leadership positions — [NFL chief medical officer Dr. Allen Sills] — and others medical professionals who have led the charge for us globally in the NFL and we are working out tails off to adhere to it and hoping that is enough coupled with personal decision-making that needs to be exhibited continually by our guys throughout the course of this.”

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More than 65 players decided to opt out of the 2020 season before Thursday’s 4 p.m. ET deadline. Tomlin said he wasn’t aware of any players from the Steelers deciding to opt out.

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The NFL has planned to go on with the season as scheduled. Training camps began to open last week.

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Giants’ DeAndre Baker charged with four counts of armed robbery in Florida incident

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New York Giants cornerback DeAndre Baker was formally charged Friday with four counts of robbery with a firearm in relation to a May incident, Florida officials announced.

Baker, 22, could face a minimum of 10 years and up to life in prison if he is convicted, the New York Daily News reported. Quinton Dunbar, who was also arrested in the Miramar incident, was not charged due to “insufficient evidence,” according to Broward County prosecutors.

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Baker and Dunbar were allegedly at a cookout on May 13 when a fight broke out and Baker purportedly pulled out a handgun, according to an arrest warrant. Baker allegedly took part in the robbery of several valuable watches, including an $18,000 Rolex watch, a $25,000 Hublot and an Audemars Piguet, according to police.

Authorities said some people at the party believed it was a planned robbery because there were three getaway cars strategically positioned to “expedite an immediate departure” after they were done taking certain valuables. Baker and Dunbar were also accused of paying off victims of the robbery.

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Bradford Cohen, Baker’s attorney, has denied the allegations against his client and told ESPN in July that he submitted affidavits from witnesses at the party who said the cornerback is innocent. Baker reportedly passed a lie detector test.

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He has since apologized to the Giants. The team has not released a statement on the formal charges.

Fox News’ David Aaro contributed to this report.

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Ex-Florida State center Michael Ojo dead at 27: report

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Michael Ojo, a former Florida State Seminoles men’s basketball player, reportedly died Friday after suffering a heart attack while training with his European team. He was 27.

Ojo was in the middle of an individual practice with his Serbian team Partizan when he collapsed, Eurohoops reported, citing sources. He was reportedly taken to the hospital where he was later pronounced dead.

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Ojo played four seasons with the Seminoles, from 2012 to 2017. He averaged 2.7 points and 2.5 rebounds during his collegiate career. He got a majority of his starts with Seminoles during the latter half of his career. He started 34 of 35 games during the 2016-17 season.

He started his professional career in Serbia after college. He signed with FMP before playing with Crvena Zvezda. He helped the team to an ABA SuperCup title and an ABA and Serbian Leagues, according to Eurohoops. He also appeared in EuroCup and EuroLeague games during the 2019-20 season.

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Former Seminoles guard Trent Forrest remembered Ojo on Twitter.

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“This definitely a tough one man.. One of the best dudes I done came across. Was the first to welcome me to fsu and was nothing short of a big brother my freshman year and even after.. it’s crazy to think we was just talking about life last week.. Gone miss ya fasho O!!” he tweeted.

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Ex-NBA player John Amaechi explains White privilege as ‘the absence of inconvenience’

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White privilege is undoubtedly a touchy subject for most people but former NBA center John Amaechi articulately explained what the phrase meant to him in a video on Wednesday.

Amaechi, a distinguished psychologist who was the first NBA player to speak out about being gay while playing professional basketball, broke down White privilege in a video for BBC Bitesize.

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“Privilege is a hard concept for people to understand because normally when we talk of privilege, we think of immediate, unearned riches and tangible benefits for anyone who has it,” he said. “But White privilege – and indeed, all privilege – is about the absence of inconvenience, the absence of an impediment or challenge. As such when you have it, you really don’t notice it. But when it’s absent, it affects everything you do.”

He compared and contrasted the so-called different types of privilege in the world such as being born into a rich family vs. being born poor and being born able-bodied vs. being confined to a wheelchair.

“I have two very close friends who are wheelchair users and when I first met them, I was completely ignorant in the various ways their lives are made harder through no fault of their own,” he said. “Some of these ways are simply thoughtless but some of them are just the way we live. Just the way we build infrastructure, the way everything works, that just makes their life harder than mine.”

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He explained that even as White people reflect on how hard their lives are or not while watching his video, they can still have White privilege.

“White privilege doesn’t mean you haven’t worked hard or don’t deserve the success you’ve had,” he said. “It doesn’t mean your life isn’t hard or that you’ve never suffered. It simply means that your skin color has not been the cause of your hardship or suffering.”

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Amaechi played in the NBA for the Cleveland Cavaliers, Orlando Magic and Utah Jazz between 1995 and 2003. He also made several stops in Europe. As a psychologist, he was awarded with an honorary degree of doctor of science at Manchester Metropolitan University and was appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire for his service in sports and his volunteer work.

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‘Mad Men’ star January Jones appears to shoot her shot with notoriously quiet NBA star

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“Mad Men” star January Jones appeared to be shooting her shot from deep three-point range on Thursday night while watching the Los Angeles Clippers take on the Dallas Mavericks.

Jones posted two photos of Clippers star Kawhi Leonard in a postgame interview. Leonard led the team with 29 points, six rebounds and five assists in the 126-111 victory.

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The Emmy Award-winning actress wondered whether Leonard could be her future boyfriend. She added some heart-eye emojis to one of the posts. The other one asked Leonard to give her a ring.

Unfortunately, Jones’ shot appeared to be off the mark.

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Social media users noted that Leonard has a girlfriend and two kids – the latest child being born in April 2019 just as he was gearing up for an NBA Finals run with the Toronto Raptors.

Leonard is notoriously quiet when it comes to his private life and is extremely basketball-focused when it comes to facing the media.

He joined the Clippers prior to the start of the ever-long 2019-20 season after leading the Raptors to their first NBA title. He partnered with Paul George to turn Los Angeles into a team that has a very good shot at making the Finals this year.

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Leonard is averaging about 26 points and 7 rebounds per game.

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