Extra bases For all its ingenuity in fielding contending teams, Oakland has not won a playoff series since 2006, when it swept the Twins in the Division Series then got swept by the Tigers in the ALCS. The A’s have lost nine consecutive elimination games, a record. “It’s frustrating. It’s very sudden,” manager Bob Melvin said after losing the wild-card game against the Rays. “Baseball, usually you have a series to kind of have a tomorrow and come back and win a game. And we’ve been really good this year about having a tough game and coming back and responding. There’s no responding in a game like this. It’s a little out of the norm for baseball. Both teams battled to get to this point and knew it would be one and out. They just played better than we did.” . . . Yankees right fielder Aaron Judge on the mentality of the modern hitter: “I feel like there are so many shifts and so many different things going on in … [Read more...] about Red Sox willing to take their time replacing Dave Dombrowski
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Juventus got off to the perfect start as Miralem Pjanic floated a ball over the top for Dybala to run onto and slot past the outstretched hand of Inter goalkeeper Samir Handanovic. … [Read more...] about Juventus wins 2-1 to end Inter’s perfect start
“Many Minnesota schools will close Oct. 16, 17 and 18 for the annual Minnesota Educator Academy (MEA) Conference in St. Paul, giving families a chance for one last trip before winter sets in,” the Metropolitan Airports Commission stated in a press release. “Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport will be particularly busy as a result, and plans are underway to help ensure travelers have a great experience.” … [Read more...] about MSP to reopen south checkpoint in time for MEA weekend
I've been married to my second wife for the past decade; it's her second marriage too. Our marriage has had its ups-and-downs, but mostly downs of late as the legal cost of her ex's meddling (he is still fighting custody order) has been growing exponentially. Basically, her entire income goes to lawyers. When I brought up marriage counseling about a year ago, her response was to talk about selling our house, separation, and divorce. It took me by surprise because I was not thinking about divorce. We tried counseling, but it made things worse. Ultimately she made it clear that she realized she wanted to stay with me because she needed my financial support to make ends meet and keep fighting for her child. She flip-flops between "I can't imagine not having you in my life" and "I don't want to be seen in the same room as you." It is really toxic for me and my therapist agrees. … [Read more...] about Is it time to end my second marriage?
Safety concerns Patriots captain Matthew Slater is not happy about “Thursday Night Football.” Slater, who has voiced his distaste for the Sunday-to-Thursday turnaround in previous years, said the demands of an NFL game and the subsequent recovery are too taxing on the body. “It doesn’t fit under the umbrella of player safety, as far as I’m concerned,” Slater said . . . Linebacker Kyle Van Noy is on the hunt for a logo representing his position group’s new nickname, “The Boogeymen,” which was coined by Dont’a Hightower after Sunday’s victory. One person who will not be submitting an entry is safety Devin McCourty. “I’m going to continue to make fun of them for that,” McCourty said . . . Belichick did not express concern that defensive end Michael Bennett’s snap count is down this season compared with years past. Belichick called Bennett “a smart player” and valued … [Read more...] about Tight end Ryan Izzo trying to gain connection with Tom Brady