Yankees starter contender Bryan Mitchell feeling pressure, struggles | Rapid reaction

Mitchell had a bad outing Sunday in the Yankees’ 7-4 win over the Tampa Bay Rays. TAMPA — The pressure of fighting for one of those two open spots in the Yankees’ starting rotation got the better of Bryan Mitchell on Sunday. The right-hander had a pretty decent spring training going until his latest start, a three-run, three-plus-inning outing in the Yankees’ 7-4 win over the Tampa Bay Rays. Yankees: Who’s hot, who’s cold Mitchell gave up six hits, walked three and struck out three on a day in which his Grapefruit League ERA shot up from 3.86 to 4.57. “I think the results sting a little right now,” Mitchell… Read More

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Schmidt's Name Will FINALLY Be Revealed On New Girl & Apparently It's Bad

On Saturday, Fox released a preview for the second-to-last episode of New Girl Season 6 (which airs on Tuesday), implying we’ll finally find out Schmidt’s (Max Greenfield) first name. Don’t believe us? Watch the very dramatic promo, tweeted by Schmidt’s show wife, Hannah Simone. One thing we do know is this means more flashbacks where Greenfield wears a fat suit which is shades of Courteny Cox in Friends that we could, frankly, live without. THE BIGGEST REVEAL IN NEW GIRL HISTORY HAPPENS THIS TUESDAY 😱😱😱 pic.twitter.com/KP7uqCgaKc β€” Hannah Simone (@HannahSimone) March 25, 2017 Sadly, TV Live reports that the reveal of Schmidt’s first name could be seen as a case… Read More

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Pentagon: An al-Qaida leader killed in Afghanistan airstrike

WASHINGTON β€” A U.S. counterterrorism airstrike earlier this month in Afghanistan killed an al-Qaida leader responsible for a deadly hotel attack in Islamabad in 2008 and the 2009 attack on a bus carrying the Sri Lankan cricket team, the Pentagon said Saturday. In confirming the death of Qari Yasin, U.S. officials said Yasin was a senior terrorist figure from Balochistan, Pakistan, had ties to the group Tehrik-e Taliban and had plotted multiple al-Qaida terror attacks. The airstrike that led to his death was conducted March 19 in Paktika Province, Afghanistan. Yasin plotted the Sept. 20, 2008, bombing on the Marriott Hotel in Islamabad that killed dozens, officials said. The victims… Read More

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In West Virginia, LGBTQ advocates see a shift toward support

CROSS LANES, W.Va. β€” Between the Kanawha River and the rugged mountains of West Virginia, a group of transgender teenagers and their parents are gathered in a small room at a local library to compare notes. It’s the second meeting of a support group founded by local resident Mary Nichols in a growing effort to navigate new territory: raising a transgender child in a state where resources for them are scant. While these types of meetings are novel in small cities and towns like those that dot West Virginia, they are becoming more and more common. A recent Reuters analysis showed that since the Supreme Court legalized marriage equality in… Read More

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Danny Blind fired as coach of Dutch soccer team

THE HAGUE, Netherlands β€” The Dutch football association fired national coach Danny Blind on Sunday, a day after his team’s humiliating 2-0 defeat to Bulgaria in a World Cup qualifier in Sofia. KNVB director Jean Paul Decossaux said in a statement that Blind was removed because of poor results under his leadership. Blind said he believed the team was on the right path and that the Bulgaria defeat was “an incident.” “It’s a shame it ends here,” he added. The KNVB said it will now start the search for a permanent replacement. Blind’s assistant, Fred Grim, will temporarily replace him when the Netherlands plays Italy in a friendly on Tuesday… Read More

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