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MLB And MGM Resorts Form New Gaming Partnership

Major League Baseball has become the newest U.S. sports league to partner with a gaming operator on Tuesday. MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred announced a multi-year deal with MGM Resorts International, which designates MGM as the first official gaming and entertainment partner of MLB. MGM sportsbooks will begin to utilize baseball’s official statistics feed and have access to enhanced stats on an exclusive basis. In addition, MLB intellectual property, like league and team logos, will appear in MGM advertising and at the company’s sportsbooks. MGM also will have a presence at the All-Star Game and World Series. ...Read more

UCF Quarterback McKenzie Milton Recovering From Nerve Damage

The family of Central Florida quarterback McKenzie Milton says he has nerve damage in his right leg, but “blood flow has been restored” and he is recovering from the injury suffered during UCF’s last game. Milton was taken off the field during the first half of the Knights‘ victory at South Florida on Friday after getting injured while being tackled. He has been treated at Tampa General Hospital.  ...Read more

Robert De Niro Confirms His Split From Wife Grace Hightower

Robert De Niro has broken his silence on reports stating that he and his wife, Grace Hightower, had separated. De Niro said on Tuesday in a statement: “Grace and I have two beautiful children together. We are entering a period of transition in our relationship which is a difficult but constructive process. I honor Grace as a wonderful mother and ask for privacy and respect from all as we proceed to develop our roles as partners in parenting.” ...Read more

Three U.S. Service Members Killed In Afghanistan Roadside Bomb Blast

The NATO-led Resolute Support mission said in a statement that three U.S. service members were killed and three wounded when an improvised explosive device detonated on Tuesday near the central Afghan city of Ghazni. A U.S. civilian contractor was also wounded in the blast and was receiving treatment with the other wounded, the statement said, giving no further details. There was no word on the circumstances of the blast. ...Read more