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Red Sox, Braves Lead The 2018 MLB Gold Glove Winners With Three Each

Major League Baseball has revealed the winners for the 2018 Gold Gloves. A player at each position in each league wins, and this year there was a tie at first base in the National League, totaling 19 winners in all. Just a week after winning the World Series, the Boston Red Sox had the most winning players in the American League, with right fielder Mookie Betts, center fielder Jackie Bradley Jr. and second baseman Ian Kinsler receiving honors. The National League’s Gold Glove winners featured the tie at first base, with the honor going to both the Atlanta Braves’ Freddie Freeman and Chicago Cubs’ Anthony Rizzo. It’s the fourth tie in Gold Glove history,  You can see the full list of winners in the link below. ...Read more

Floyd Mayweather Jr. To Fight Kickboxer Tenshin Nasukawa In New Year’s Eve Match In Japan

Floyd Mayweather Jr. announced his plans to fight Japanese kickboxer Tenshin Nasukawa on Dec. 31 in Saitama, north of Tokyo. The 41-year-old Mayweather is 50-0 in his boxing career but has never fought professionally under MMA rules. He did, however, have a huge win in a boxing match against MMA fighter Conor McGregor last year. 20-year-old Nasukawa, speaking at a news conference alongside Mayweather, called it “probably the biggest event of my life so far” and also vowed to end Mayweather’s long string of victories. Said Mayweather, “I think he’s young, very strong and very fast and he’s undefeated so it’s obvious he’s doing something right,” praising his opponent.  ...Read more

Utah Mayor Brent Taylor Killed While Serving In Afghanistan

Officials said on Sunday that a Utah mayor serving in Afghanistan was killed and another service member was wounded in an apparent “insider attack.” Maj. Gen. Jeff Burton, Utah’s adjutant general, said at a news conference Sunday afternoon that North Ogden Mayor Brent Taylor — a major in the Utah National Guard — was killed in the apparent insider attack while serving with his unit in Kabul on Saturday. Burton said Taylor, 39, was “a man of excellence” and an “amazing human being” who was killed while serving in his fourth deployment. Taylor announced on Facebook in January that he was embarking on a one-year deployment to Afghanistan as part of an advisory team training the staff of an Afghan commando battalion. “Serving as mayor of North Ogden city has been one of the greatest honors of my life and the highlight of my civilian professional career,” he said. Taylor became mayor in 2013 after having served on North Ogden’s City Council. He leaves behind a wife and seven children. ...Read more

Florida Yoga Studio Mass Shooting Leaves Two Dead, Five Injured

On Friday a gunman killed two people and wounded five at a yoga studio in Tallahassee, FL, before killing himself, police said. No motive for the shootings has been established. A worse tragedy might have been averted thanks to the quick actions of an unidentified man who charged the shooter and the momentary distraction caused the shooter to break off his attack and apparently commit suicide. In a video posted on the Tallahassee police department’s Facebook page, police Chief Michael DeLeo confirmed that the suspect died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. No other suspects are believed to be involved in the incident.

Shooter Poses as Customer and Kills 2 Women at Florida Yoga Studio

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Andrea Bocelli Earns First No. 1 On Billboard 200 Chart With His Album “Sì”

Legendary singer Andrea Bocelli has debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 for the first time with his latest studio album Si. The album moved 126,000 equivalent album units in its first week, with 123,000 of those being traditional album sales. This is Bocelli’s first No. 1 album, and his 26th studio album overall. It’s more than 20 years since his first time making his debut on the charts with Romanza in 1997, and it’s also his largest sales week since 2009. Moreover, it’s the first classical album No. 1 in 10 years.  ...Read more

‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ Is No 1. At Box Office This Weekend With $50M Debut

The Freddie Mercury biopic “Bohemian Rhapsody,” starring Rami Malek as the late Queen frontman, defied mediocre reviews to debut with $50 million in weekend ticket sales in the United States and Canada, and another $72.5 million internationally, according to studio estimates Sunday. These numbers were well beyond expectations, which were expected to be closer to $35-40 million in its opening weekend. The movie directed by Dexter Fletcher has a concert-like feel, including a lengthy re-creation of the band’s 1985 Live Aid performance.   ...Read more

Bryson DeChambeau Claims Fifth PGA Tour Victory In Las Vegas

On Sunday in Las Vegas at the Shiners Hospitals for Children Open, Bryson DeChambeau claimed his fifth PGA Tour victory. DeChambeau defeated Patrick Cantlay by one shot. DeChambeau, who played on his first Ryder Cup team this fall, shot a five-under 66 in Round 4. DeChambeau now has four wins in 2018, but this marked his first in the new 2018/19 season. He’s now fifth in the world ranking. Trying to defend his title after earning his first PGA Tour win here last year, Cantlay finished second at 20-under after a final-round 6-under 65. He had three birdies and a bogey in his last four holes. DeChambeau made headlines at the beginning of the week after claiming he would putt with the flagstick in when the new rule takes affect. ...Read more

Kevin Harvick Earns Shot At NASCR Cup Title With Win At Texas

Kevin Harvick earned a shot at another NASCAR Cup championship, taking the lead over Ryan Blaney in overtime Sunday to win at Texas. Harvick led 177 of the 337 laps. Harvick opted to start from outside for the green-white-checkered finish. By time they got to the backstretch, Harvick pushed his No. 4 Ford in front and raced to his eighth win of this season. It is the second year in a row that Harvick, the 2014 Cup champion, won the fall race at Texas to get into the final four. Now the series goes to Phoenix next week with only two spots up for grabs for the championship run at Homestead in two weeks. Kyle Busch, a seven-time winner this year, and defending Cup champion Martin Truex Jr. are among the other six title contenders, and Clint Boywer, Aric Almirola, Kurt Busch or Chase Elliott could also advance with a win. ...Read more

Thousands Of Google Employees Walk Out To Protest Harassment & Inequality Within Company

On Thursday, thousands of Google employees walked off the job in offices around the world in protest of the company’s handling of sexual harassment claims. The walkout yesterday took place a week after the New York Times revealed in an article that Google had suppressed allegations of sexual misconduct against several of its executives. The protest, called “Walkout for Real Change,” has five goals: bringing an end to forced arbitration, improving processes for reporting sexual misconduct and reporting publicly on sexual harassment within the company. The organizers of the walkout took aim at what they called a “culture of complicity, dismissiveness, and support for perpetrators.” Both men and women participating in the walkout said they were demanding broad changes in how the company handles harassment complaints, and that they were protesting in solidarity with colleagues who had been victimized under the current system. In a statement, Google Chief Executive Sundar Pichai said Google is in support of employees who choose to participate in the walkouts. ...Read more

7-Year-Old Killed By Hit-And-Run Driver At Pennsylvania School Bus Stop

Authorities say that a 7-year-old boy was struck and killed by a hit-and-run driver as he waited at a school bus stop. This marks the fourth incident just this week involving children being hit by cars while waiting to board their school bus. Pennsylvania State Police said theboy, a second-grader, was killed around 7 a.m. A school bus driver discovered the boy’s body at the bus stop and called 911. Investigators said they determined the child was struck by a vehicle, which then fled the scene. The crash comes on the heels of Tuesday’s tragic accident in Indiana, where three siblings were killed by a driver as they waited to board their bus in Indiana, while a fourth child suffered critical injuries. Police said she drove past the bus as its stop-arm was deployed. ...Read more