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Articles from July 28, 2017

2017 Rising Stars: Brock Seals Successfully Blends Visual Art and Rap
Brock Seals doesn't worry about how he'll give equal attention to his two creative outlets visual art and rap."I mesh them together," he says. "There's always a way to mix them. There's never a place where I paint and can't rap, or a place where I rap...
2017 Rising Stars: Chef, Food-Truck Owner Samantha Mitchell Fell in Love with the Kitchen
Samantha Mitchell belongs in a kitchen. She knew it when she was a girl, rising at 4 a.m. to help her grandmother prepare for another day at her restaurant in the Lake of the Ozarks. She knew it when she was a teenager, stepping away from the hostess...
2017 Rising Stars: Composer Christopher Stark Writes His First Score for Upcoming 'Novitiate'
Christopher Stark is enjoying noteworthy success.A composer and assistant professor of music at Washington University, Stark has been chosen for a 2017 fellowship from the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation. And as if that prestigious honor wasn't...
2017 Rising Stars: Daniel Wiseman Goes from Music to Games to Children's Books
Daniel Wiseman's first books came out this month. They're how-to manuals like, how to give a lion a bath or care for an elephant with a cold.The illustrator says his style is "sort of messy and colorful." The human characters have just four fingers...
2017 Rising Stars: Director Lucy Cashion Favors a Nontraditional Approach to the Classics
A "Macbeth" where members of the audience take their seats around the nightmare banquet table. An "Oedipus" with a big, steampunk-esque machine rolling its way toward inevitable tragedy. A "Romeo and Juliet" inspired by the children's game Telephone.Lucy...
2017 Rising Stars: Hello Jizoo Brings Forth 'Spiritual' Moments and Costume Changes
There's nothing like a performance by rapper Hello Jizoo, one of the most expressive artists on St. Louis' music scene.The dynamic performer's ability to effortlessly flip between rap and soul, blend African dance with hip-hop swagger, change into several...
2017 Rising Stars: Nathan Orton Is All about the Funny Business on St. Louis Comedy Scene
St. Louis has found something to laugh at in Nathan Orton.The 29-year-old won both St. Louis' Funniest in July at Helium Comedy Club and St. Louis Funny Bone's Best of St. Louis competition in 2014."I'm the only person to do that," Orton points out....
2017 Rising Stars: TV Producer Erin Ehrlich Is 'Crazy' in Love
When you tune in for the return of "Crazy Ex-Girlfriend" Oct. 13 on the CW network, don't ignore the opening credits.St. Louis native Erin Ehrlich is back as executive producer of the singing-and-dancing romantic dramedy, and she also directed the Season...
2017 Rising Stars: University City Artist Addoley Dzegede Explores Race, Identity, Home
Addoley Dzegede wonders where she belongs. She was born and raised in South Florida. Her mother is white and from Cleveland, and her father is black and from Ghana. Dzegede lives in University City and has always struggled with the idea of identity and...
2017 Rising Stars: Young Classical Pianist Has an Appetite for Music
Pianist Royce Martin, 17, has had just one year of formal piano study, but he's already made a name for himself.A rising senior at the Grand Center Arts Academy, he's just back from a prestigious summer music camp at Indiana University's Jacobs School...
After a Long Wait, Polite Society Proves Itself a Timeless Neighborhood Bistro
If everything had gone according to plan, Jonathan Schoen and Brian Schmitz would have opened a downtown restaurant called Polite Society six years ago. The duo posted signs on an Olive Street storefront announcing Polite Society's imminent arrival....
Also in Theaters
'Baby Driver' **** R * 1:53 * Ansel Elgort stars as an unusual getaway driver in the latest film from director Edgar Writer ("Shaun of the Dead"). Smart, funny and action-packed, it's on track to be a summer blockbuster. With Lily James, Kevin Spacey,...
Ameren Names 7 Energy-Focused Startups for Its New Accelerator Program
Ameren on Thursday identified seven energy-focused startup companies that have been chosen to take part in its new Ameren Accelerator program an initiative that pools money and resources to help new companies develop and market tech products geared...
Analysis: Vote Yes, Hope No for Senate GOP on Health Care
WASHINGTON * Vote yes, hope no.Senate Republicans want to back a still-being-written bill to erase some of Democrat Barack Obama's health care law, but they don't want the House to quickly approve it, send it to President Donald Trump and have him sign...
AP EXCLUSIVE: Sessions Not Stepping Down Unless Asked
SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador * His loyalty to the boss severely tested but seemingly intact, Attorney General Jeff Sessions said Thursday that he would stay in the job for as long as President Donald Trump wants him to serve.Sessions told The Associated...
'Atomic Blonde' Is a Stylish but Empty Spy Flick
Lorraine Broughton (Charlize Theron) is a British spy who clearly doesn't enjoy being interrogated. So she's a portrait of stoic endurance as she's grilled by MI6 handler Eric Gray (Toby Jones) and CIA honcho Emmett Kurzfeld (John Goodman), who want...
Barr, Mary Louise Nee Dahm)
Barr, Mary Louise nee Dahm), 95, died on July 25, 2017 surrounded by family. Mary Lou was born February 11, 1922 in St. Louis, MO to Helen (Diederich) Dahm and Henry Louis Dahm. She attended St. Ann Catholic Grade School (Normandy, MO), went to Incarnate...
Behind the Scenes at Soldiers Memorial, Artifacts Get White-Glove Treatment
ST. LOUIS * Outside the Soldiers Memorial, construction crews are replacing steps, adding fountains and installing monuments.Anyone walking or driving past can catch a glimpse of how things are progressing on the museum's $30 million, two-year renovation,...
Build-A-Bear Workshop Plans Manhattan Return, Will Offer New My Little Pony Collection
Build-A-Bear Workshop said Thursday it plans to return to Manhattan with a new store opening next to the Empire State Building, where it previously had a temporary location. The Overland-based retailer also plans to debut a new My Little Pony collection...
Business Bulletin Board
AWARDSPerficient Inc. won three awards from Microsoft at its Inspire 2017 conference: Global Messaging Partner of the Year, U.S. EPG Office 365 Consumption Partner of the Year, and Performance Partner of the Year.HELPING OUTFirehouse Subs Public Safety...
Business Digest
Southwest to add daily flights to Cancun in March * Southwest Airlines will begin daily flights to Cancun from St. Louis next March, St. Louis Lambert International Airport officials announced Thursday.That's an upgrade over once-a-week flights to the...
City Recommending Less Generous Tax Breaks, but Some Argue for More
Two Soulard developers swept up in a new city policy of recommending less generous property tax breaks won some concessions Tuesday from a St. Louis development board that continues to finesse the city's abatement procedures.Even so, the St. Louis Land...
Clashes, Tensions Flare at Sacred Site in Jerusalem
JERUSALEM * Violence returned Thursday to a sacred site in Jerusalem as Palestinians gathering for prayers at the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound clashed with Israeli police nearly two weeks after a deadly attack there.Earlier in the day, Palestinians had celebrated...
Comedy Saves '9 to 5: The Musical' at Stages St. Louis
Dolly Parton contributed a lot to the 1980 comedy in which she co-starred with Lily Tomlin and Jane Fonda including the catchy theme song that she wrote and performed, "9 to 5." When it was turned into a stage musical that debuted in 2009, who better...
Day of Upsets at U.S. Girls' Junior Championship
Ami Gianchandani's face was soaked when she hit her tee shot on the 18th hole during a pounding rain Thursday afternoon.Not long after, with the sun breaking through clouds at Boone Valley Golf Club, it was soaked again, this time by tears after she...
DIAMONDBACKS 4, CARDINALS 0 (Box Score)
DIAMONDBACKS 4, CARDINALS 0Arizona AB R H BI BB SO Avg.Peralta lf 4 0 1 0 0 0 .315Pollock cf 4 1 2 0 0 1 .303Lamb 3b 3 1 0 0 1 0 .266Goldschmidt 1b 3 1 2 0 1 0 .317Martinez rf 4 1 1 4 0 1 .300Owings 2b 4 0 0 0 0 2 .269Marte ss 4 0 1 0 0 1 .222Iannetta...
Digest: Australia Gets First Win vs. U.S. in Women's Soccer
Australia gets first win vs. U.S. in women's soccerTameka Butt scored in the 67th minute and Australia beat the United States for the first time in the 28-game series, 1-0 in the Tournament of Nations on Thursday night in Seattle.The Matildas also snapped...
Don't Skip the Opening Act for Dierks Bentley You'll Regret It
Here's a helpful hint if you're going to hear Dierks Bentley on Saturday night: Pay attention to that bluegrass band likely to take the stage before the other opening acts.That's right, before Bentley, before Cole Swindell and before Jon Pardi. At the...
Dozens of New Apartments Planned for the Ville
A $7.1 million project to build 43 apartments is planned in the north St. Louis neighborhood of the Ville, a sizeable project in an area of the city that has suffered from disinvestment and vacancy for years.Northside Community Housing, a community development...
Drug Monitoring in Missouri: It Takes Two
Last year in the St. Louis area alone, more than 700 lives were lost to fatal opioid overdoses. This is a breathtaking number. We lost 712 fathers, sons, mothers, daughters, sisters and friends, and as the death toll climbed, the Missouri Legislature...
Editorial: After 85 Days of Embarrassment, GOP Health Care Plan Is Back to Square One
Senate Republicans' handling of the health insurance issue will go down among the most shameful episodes in the history of the world's so-called "greatest deliberative body." In the 85 days since House Republicans passed and handed off the American Health...
Editorial: When Property Neglect Leads to Tragedy, Who Holds Owners Accountable?
The city of St. Louis and development partner Paul McKee appear to be caught in a "Twilight Zone" state of suspended animation as they await construction of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency's western headquarters in north St. Louis. Until...
Feds: Convicted Murderer's Tell-All Book Didn't Drive New Charge
A tell-all manuscript written from prison by a Cape Girardeau, Mo., man who murdered his wife did not prompt an additional federal charge, prosecutors said in court filings this week.The federal investigation was instead driven by local officials' dissatisfaction...
Fishing Report: Weekend of July 28-30
Baldwin: Intense heat has slowed fishing, but catfish remain good using cut bait, crankbait and nightcrawlers.Busch Area: Lake 33: Water is 80 degrees, normal and clear. Catfish slow using cut bait, blood baits, doughbaits, worms or livers; black bass...
Former Mizzou Freshman Sues Fraternity for Alcohol Hazing
A former University of Missouri-Columbia freshman who was hospitalized last September with alcohol poisoning has sued Kappa Alpha fraternity and three of its members for negligence surrounding a hazing ritual.Brandon Zingale was an 18-year-old pledge...
Frank O. Pinion Says He's Leaving KTRS-AM
News broke Thursday on the radio waves: Frank O. Pinion will leave KTRS-AM 550 after 20 years as the king of afternoon drive.Starting off the first 15 or so minutes of his "Large Morning Show in the Afternoon," Pinion said. "This show, as it stands,...
Friday's Sports on the Air
AUTO RACING7 a.m. Formula One: Hungarian Grand Prix, practice, NBCSN11 a.m. NASCAR trucks: Overton's 150, practice, FS11 p.m. NASCAR trucks: Overton's 150, final practice, FS14 p.m. NASCAR Xfinity: US Cellular 250, practice, NBCSN5 p.m. ARCA: ModSpace...
Golf Roundup
Langer takes lead in WalesBernhard Langer shot a 2-under 69 in wind and rain Thursday at Royal Porthcawl to take the first-round lead in the Senior British Open in Bridgend, Wales.The 59-year-old German star had five birdies and three bogeys for a one-stroke...
House GOP Passes $788B Bill for Pentagon, Border Wall
WASHINGTON * The House passed a $788 billion spending bill Thursday that combines a $1.6 billion down payment for President Donald Trump's controversial border wall with Mexico with a whopping budget increase for the Pentagon.The 235-192 vote both eases...
How Much Is That TIF Worth? St. Louis Moves toward More Transparent Incentive Tracking
By next year, St. Louisans should be able to find out where the city has approved property tax breaks and other development incentives simply by looking up the real estate online.One of the city's economic development bodies approved a measure this week...
In US First, Scientists Edit Genes of Human Embryos
For the first time in the United States, scientists have edited the genes of human embryos, a controversial step toward someday helping babies avoid inherited diseases.The experiment was just an exercise in science the embryos were not allowed to develop...
Jenkins, Lois Ann of Fenton
Jenkins, Lois Ann of Fenton, Missouri passed away July 25, 2017. Loving wife of Douglas Erwin Jenkins, loving step-mother of Douglas Robert (Lee) Jenkins and Daniel Bradley (Susane) Jenkins and loving mother of Jessica Lynne (Douglas) Dewilde, dearest...
Jury Undecided in St. Louis Man's Murder Trial Where Girl, 13, Is Key Witness
ST. LOUIS * A jury Thursday couldn't reach a verdict on charges of first-degree murder and armed criminal action in a deadly shooting last year in the city's Greater Ville neighborhood.St. Louis Circuit Judge Philip Heagney declared a mistrial in the...
Kemper's 'Modern Meal' Looks at Food and Its Social Significance
Sometimes having something to eat is simply a matter of satisfying hunger. But in a social setting, meals can take on different meanings. Perhaps it's two people tentatively embarking on a relationship, or a family reuniting after a significant time...
Kuchar Deals with Dizzy Spells in Canadian Open
OAKVILLE, Ontario * Matt Kuchar fought dizzy spells in the first round of the RBC Canadian Open on Thursday, four days after finishing second behind Jordan Spieth in the British Open."I had a couple of spells where I got a little bit of dizzy and I feel...
'Lady Macbeth' Turns the Genteel Period Costume Drama on Its Head
Victorian England is no place for Katherine (Florence Pugh), a young woman who has been sold to crusty old landowner Boris (Christopher Fairbank) to serve as wife to his indifferent son Alexander (Paul Hilton).Katherine is treated as little more than...
Law & Order
MADISON COUNTY > Driver gets 7 years in DUI crash * A driver who was drunk when he killed a woman and injured three children near Maryville was sentenced Thursday to seven years in prison.Steven L. Willis, 40, pleaded guilty in March to one count...
Law & Order
ST. LOUIS > One dead after dispute leads to stabbing * A man fatally stabbed another man to death during a fight in their Tower Grove South apartment on Wednesday, police said.The killing happened about 9 a.m. in the 3500 block of Morganford Road....
Lawsuit Could Disrupt Sale of Bankrupt Maryland Heights Company Katy Industries
Creditors of bankrupt Katy Industries filed a lawsuit Tuesday that could disrupt the sale of the Maryland Heights cleaning and storage supply manufacturer to two investment firms.Unsecured creditors of Katy Industries filed the suit in Delaware bankruptcy...
Letters to the Editor, July 28
Carr School's owners could turn it into affordable housingSt. Patrick Center, the largest homeless services provider in the St. Louis region, does not disagree with many of the concepts presented in Tony Messenger's column "School symbolizes three decades...
Local Startup Develops Software to Help Sales Reps Close the Deal
Have you ever been on the other side of a sales call, growing increasingly frustrated with a sales rep who just won't shut up? It seems the more he talks, the less interested you are in what he's selling.Three 24-year-old entrepreneurs think they've...
Maysa Covers Her Bases on a New Album of Remakes
There are cover songs, when a performer remakes another artist's song, and then there are cover songs by reinvention. The latter is how jazzy soul singer Maysa often tackles others' material.Maysa, performing Saturday as part of the Gateway Jazz Festival...
Messenger: As Urban League Gathers in St. Louis, NAACP Issues a Missouri Travel Warning
On a day when 20,000 members of the Urban League from all over the country were gathered in St. Louis for the group's annual convention, a sister civil rights organization issued a warning to African-Americans and other marginalized citizens:Beware of...
Metro Digest
ALTON > Council raises two taxes * The Alton City Council approved increases in its electricity and hotel taxes on Wednesday night.The electricity tax is imposed on utility bills. The tax is on a sliding scale based on usage. With the increase, officials...
Mizzou's Seasoned Offensive Line Primed for Encore
COLUMBIA, MO. * Missouri's 2017 offense is just one of two from the power conferences that returns a 3,000-yard passer, a 1,000-yard rusher and a 1,000-yard receiver, but there are seven other reasons that have Barry Odom expecting great things from...
MLB Notes: Rays Pick Up Duda, Jennings in Trades
Rays trade for Duda, JenningsThe out-of-contention New York Mets started their veteran dispersal by trading first baseman Lucas Duda to the Tampa Bay Rays for minor league pitcher Drew Smith.Earlier in the day, the Rays acquired lefthander Dan Jennings...
MLB Roundup: Nats Hit Eight Homers to Blast Brewers
Nationals explode for 8 homers in blowout win over MilwaukeeThe Washington Nationals tied a franchise record with eight home runs, including two apiece by Bryce Harper and Ryan Zimmerman, and Max Scherzer pitched six innings of three-hit ball in a 15-2...
Mom's Water Breaks in Traffic Jam, She Delivers Baby in Old Navy Parking Lot
Since welcoming their third child into the world just over a week ago, the Gaeta family has been trying to keep things as normal as possible helping their 2- and 4-year-olds adjust to a new baby and welcoming doting relatives.But the birth of baby Emma...
Mothers Oppose Plan to Paint over Hundreds of Baby Footprints on Metro East Hospital Wall
MARYVILLE * Jennifer Wilkiewicz couldn't hide her despair when Anderson Hospital announced early in July that it would paint over the footprint wall in the labor and delivery unit. Little footprints and memorial stamps of hundreds of babies would be...
Nation Briefs
Car in fatal Florida crash had Takata air bagHonda says a driver in Florida has died in a crash that involved an exploding Takata air bag inflator. The crash occurred July 19 in Holiday near Tampa. The automaker says local authorities are investigating...
Nearly Vacant Hazelwood Mall to Get Lift from a Church Named Hope
HAZELWOOD * A cavernous mall space that formerly housed a Books-A-Million store will soon be the new home for a growing north St. Louis County church.Hope Church has signed a lease to occupy 40,000 square feet in the former bookstore and 12 additional...
Neither Scary nor a Horror Film, 'A Ghost Story' Will Haunt You
C (Casey Affleck) and M (Rooney Mara) are a young couple who can't help but argue about things that, at the end of the day, don't really matter. In their home is a piano that came with it, and C who's apparently a musician takes pride in its presence....
Ortiz: Bullpen Help Likely Trade Target, Now or Later
As John Mozeliak sits at his desk inside his Busch Stadium office, your eye is drawn quickly to the black shadow box on the shelf behind him. The box displays a dozen minor-league championship rings Mozeliak has collected in his time with the Cardinals....
Pace of Play in MLB Remains a Big Issue
With the span of 72 hours, only some of which seemed far longer than others, the Cardinals played in two games that captured baseball's struggle with the clock.On Monday, the Cardinals and Colorado Rockies experimented with shorter breaks between innings...
People
Fox News buys NY Times ad to thumb nose at the paperFox News Channel gave The New York Times more than $100,000 to poke fun at the newspaper. Fox ran a full-page advertisement in the Times on Thursday, blurbing a recent review that called the "Fox &...
Porter, Tilmon Transform Mizzou's Roster
COLUMBIA, MO. * Back in high school Jordan Barnett heard whispers about the tall, explosive basketball player from East St. Louis named Jeremiah Tilmon, but he'd never seen him play."In fact we tried to get him to come to CBC his freshman year," Barnett...
Q&A: Spielberg Was a Big Influence for Lowery's 'Ghost Story'
David Lowery is known for directing two distinctly different films: "Ain't Them Bodies Saints" (2013), an indie crime drama starring Casey Affleck and Rooney Mara, and "Pete's Dragon," a 2016 remake of the 1977 family film. Clearly, Lowery has established...
Q&A: Success of Spoken-Word Event Is Poetic Justice for Corey Black
Open-mic event Poetic Justice, named best open-mic event in the 2017 edition of The Go! List, celebrates its fifth anniversary Sunday . It's seen growth, change and a period where creator and spoken-word artist Corey Black almost abandoned it.Did you...
Rangers' Beltre Just Four Away from 3,000 Hits
ARLINGTON, Texas * Adrian Beltre just wanted to work hard, be consistent and earn respect in the game. As a young player, he never even thought about historical numbers like 3,000 hits."Never in my mind did I think that I was going to be in the position...
Recently Reviewed (Restaurants)
OUR FOOD RATINGS: * Fair; ** Good; *** Excellent; **** ExtraordinaryThe Blue Duck *Where 2661 Sutton Boulevard, Maplewood * More info 314-769-9940; blueduckstl.com * Menu Contemporary American food * Hours Lunch and dinner Tuesday-Sunday (closed Monday)Club...
Republicans Strain for Modest 'Skinny' Redo of 'Obamacare'
WASHINGTON * Republicans threatening to hold up Senate health legislation because of a dispute with the House expressed dissatisfaction late Thursday with an effort by Speaker Paul Ryan to resolve the standoff. Their statements delivered a blow to GOP...
Reruns, Revivals on Readers' Minds
TV critic Gail Pennington chats live with readers at 1 p.m. Thursdays at stltoday.com/chats. Here are excerpts from a recent discussion.Any chance "Limitless" makes it back? It was canceled by CBS, and I haven't heard of any efforts to sell it elsewhere....
Retail Details: A Tax Holiday for Back-to-School Shoppers
Missouri's back-to-school Sales Tax Holiday begins at 12:01 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 4, and runs through Sunday, Aug. 6. You don't have to be a Missouri resident, parent or student to participate.Some local governments are also waiving taxes on applicable...
Scaramucci Ignites Fierce White House Fight: 'Shiv in Ribs'?
WASHINGTON * President Donald Trump's new communications director sparked the smoldering tension at the White House into a full-fledged conflagration Thursday, angrily daring Trump's chief of staff to deny he's a "leaker" and exposing West Wing backstabbing...
School Officials, Lawmakers Express Concern as Battle over Illinois Funding Formula Drags On
GILLESPIE * Worried superintendents joined state officials at a forum Thursday night to discuss how a standoff in Springfield, Ill., over a funding plan could affect schools across the state."Tonight we're standing here fighting for the bare minimum,"...
Starbucks to Shutter All Teavana Stores as Sales Disappoint
NEW YORK * Starbucks plans to shutter all its Teavana stores, including four in the St. Louis area, as it seeks to improve its financial performance.The company said Thursday it will close all 379 Teavana locations over the coming year. It had acquired...
State Looking into Day Care Conditions after Infant's Death in Wentzville
WENTZVILLE * After a 3-month-old child died in an at-home day care in early July, the state is questioning whether the day care should have been operating in the first place.Three adults and at least 17 other children were in the house in the 300 block...
St. Louis Jury Deadlocked in Trial of Homeless Man's Killing in 2012
ST. LOUIS * Willie C. Robertson was about 35 feet away when he shot a homeless man behind the St. Patrick Center five years ago.His first shot missed. His second shot hit Archie Lee "Rabbit" McElroy in the chest, killing him.Robertson called 911 shortly...
The Blender: The Isley Brothers and Carlos Santana Release a Joint Album Friday
The Isley Brothers and Carlos Santana have combined forces to create musical magic.The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame legends release a joint album, "Power of Peace," on Friday."The fact that these two artists can combine like this, be under the same tent,...
Ticket Tracker: Jerry Seinfeld Adds a Late Show to His Fox Theatre Date
Blueberry Hill's Duck Roomticketmaster.com* XEB, 8 p.m. Sept. 17, $20-$25.* Cayatena, Hemming, 8 p.m. Sept. 29, $10-$12.* Tim Berry, Roger Harvey, Gallows Bound, 8 p.m. Oct. 11, $12-$15, on sale at 11 a.m. Friday.* Waker, 8 p.m. Nov. 3, $12.* Arkells,...
Tim Meadows Gets Back to Stand-Up While Juggling TV
Everyone knows Tim Meadows, whether it's from his 10 seasons on "Saturday Night Live," where his recurring characters included the Ladies Man, or on any number of other TV shows, including "The Goldbergs" and "Son of Zorn."But one of the things filling...
Transgender Troops: A Presidential Tweet Is Not an Order
WASHINGTON * Unmoved by President Donald Trump's proclamation-by-Twitter, top Pentagon leaders declared on Thursday they'll allow transgender troops to remain in uniform until Defense Secretary Jim Mattis receives an authoritative directive to remove...
Troubled Trucking Firm Faces Scrutiny after Texas Deaths
IOWA CITY, Iowa * The trucking company linked to the recent deadly human smuggling case in Texas had promoted itself as an American success: a family firm whose hardworking drivers helped keep the U.S. economy running.But behind that image was a cutthroat...
Weaver Gets Fine, Pays the Price as Cards Fall
What the Cardinals wanted to see from Luke Weaver in his return, brief or not, to the rotation was a pitcher more confident that his stuff, which plays so well at Class AAA, didn't have to be better, finer, sharper in the majors.He just had to trust...
Weaver Gets Too Fine, Pays the Price as Cards Fall
What the Cardinals wanted to see from Luke Weaver in his return to the rotation, whether it's brief or not, was the same assertiveness that he has at Class AAA and not the belief that someway, somehow it has to be different in the majors.It can be the...
'Week 0" Looms for College Football on ESPN
Subscriber levels aren't the only numbers ESPN is having trouble with these days. Those at the network who run the "bottom line," the ticker that presents sports and programming information that scrawls across the bottom of the screen, can't accurately...
World Briefs
Syrians retake more of Islamic State baseHeavy fighting broke out Thursday as U.S.-backed Syrian fighters captured almost half of the Islamic State group's de facto capital of Raqqa. But the push into the city in northern Syria slowed due to stiff resistance...
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