Answers Elusive in Murder of Young Nashville Surgical Technician
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© Provided by theScore Here are the answers to five pressing questions from the third week of the baseball season:
Which injury-riddled team is best equipped to weather the storm?
Los Angeles Dodgers. Rich Hill, Scott Kazmir, Yimi Garcia, and others are sitting out with lingering issues, and who knows how long Brandon McCarthy can stay healthy. That doesn't even cover the position players on the mend. The Dodgers have ample minor-league depth, however, from pitcher Julio Urias to infielder Cody Bellinger. If things get too dire, the farm system still has enough value for a trade. The Dodgers will come out the other end smelling like roses. - Wilson
Is Google Home spying on me? Biggest privacy myths debunked
Is Google Home always listening to me? It's one of the most common questions asked about the voice-activated smart speaker. Is Google Home always listening to me? It's one of the most common questions asked about the voice-activated smart speaker. With wary consumers still unsure whether Google is spying on their conversations, it's time to separate the fact from fiction.
Colorado Rockies. Ian Desmond is out. So is David Dahl. Tom Murphy isn't expected back until after April. Chad Bettis' chemotherapy is keeping him from pitching. Yet, the Rockies are one of the best teams in baseball and things will only get better when they get these pieces back. The offense, as expected, is great, but their bullpen and rotation have been very good. Mike Dunn and Greg Holland look like fantastic pick-ups so far. - Mcwilliam © Provided by theScore
Who has the most eye-popping stats to open the season?
Noah Syndergaard. The New York Mets' ace has been nothing short of amazing. His 1.73 ERA is impressive, as are his 30 strikeouts in 26 innings. Syndergaard hasn't yielded a home run yet, either. But the most incredible statistic is that he has not issued a single base-on-balls. Syndergaard walked 2.11 batters per nine innings in 2016 and command was his last remaining weakness. He could easily win the NL Cy Young this season. - Wilson
Feinstein hears it at raucous S.F. town hall — voters want action
Many of the 1,000 people who attended Sen. Dianne Feinstein’s town hall Monday in San Francisco didn’t necessarily disagree with her, they just wanted her to be louder and more aggressive in opposing the Trump administration. Many of the 1,000 people who attended Sen. Dianne Feinstein’s town hall Monday in San Francisco didn’t necessarily disagree with her, they just wanted her to be louder and more aggressive in opposing the Trump administration.
Kansas City Royals. The Royals have the best ERA of any starting rotation in baseball (2.48) to this point in the season, yet they're currently sitting last in the American League Central due to their inability to produce runs. Danny Duffy continues to impress after a breakout 2016, but Jason Vargas may be the Royals' biggest surprise, owning a perfect 3-0 record with a 0.44 ERA in his first season back since Tommy John surgery. - Mcwilliam © Provided by theScore
Should the San Francisco Giants discipline Madison Bumgarner for his dirt biking incident?
No. Bumgarner is the face of the franchise and to alienate him because of an accident, no matter how wrong-headed, is akin to cutting off your nose to spite your face. The dominant southpaw is under a team-friendly contract through 2019, making $12 million a year over the next two seasons. Even if 2016 is a write-off, there's no player the Giants need more going forward. - Wilson
Aaron Hernandez reportedly had Bible verse John 3:16 on forehead
Aaron Hernandez committed suicide on Wednesday morning, days after being acquitted in a double murder trial. People have been looking for answers to the questions about why he killed himself after the legal system began working in his favor.While we don’t have answers just yet, we do have some more information surrounding his death.According to WBZ in Boston, Hernandez had the Bible verse John 3:16 written on his forehead in blood.
Yes. It doesn't appear like Bumgarner will receive any kind of discipline for getting into a dirt bike accident during an off day in Colorado. Although being injured may be considered punishment enough, the Giants would benefit from disciplining him, if only to send a message to the rest of the club. Several players recently told CSN Bay Area's Alex Pavlovic they aren't allowed to ride dirt bikes, so unless Bumgarner has some special clause in his contact, he deserves at least a fine so that in the future he shows some self-restraint. - Mcwilliam © Provided by theScore
Was Marcus Stroman out of line for celebrating the Toronto Blue Jays' victory on Sunday?
Hard no. Suggesting Stroman is spitting in the face of the sanctity of baseball is almost as ridiculous as believing said sanctity even exists. Just because these players make millions of dollars to play a game, they shouldn't be expected to be emotionless automatons. If the Angels don't like getting punked, play better. Beat him next time. The Blue Jays have been awful and this celebration seemed more like a catharsis than showing up the opponent. - Wilson
Even in red states, Republicans feel free to criticize Trump on his taxes and travel
GOP senators and House members break with the president on his tax returns and frequent Florida trips.Nor did Trump’s popularity in Iowa stop Sen. Joni Ernst (R) from telling her constituents there that she is perturbed by the president’s frequent jaunts to his Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach, Fla.
No. The Blue Jays are the worst team in baseball, so how can Stroman be given grief for trying to inject some life into a club that is doing so poorly? Stroman is an emotional guy. His actions against the Los Angeles Angels on Sunday fit with his persona, so it was no surprise. Let the man celebrate if he does well. He wouldn't be the first. He won't be the last, and if it was really off-base, then surely he would have received some kind of warning for his actions. The guy was pumped up. Let him be. - Mcwilliam © Provided by theScore
Should Matt Barnes be suspended for throwing at Manny Machado? If yes, for how long?
Yes - 20 games. Precedent and rules suggest such a stiff penalty is not going to happen. If the severity is not increased substantially in these instances, the punishment is essentially ceremonial. A three- or five-game suspension tells me that MLB doesn't actually care about batter safety and merely wants the appearance of being disciplinarians. Throw the book at Barnes and every other pitcher who takes matters into his own hands. - Wilson
Difficult legal path forward for Trump in sanctuary cities case
By Mica Rosenberg and Dan LevineEven if President Donald Trump wins an appeal of a court ruling blocking his executive order on sanctuary cities, arguments made by the government in the case could permanently harm its efforts to cut off federal funding to targeted cities, some legal experts say.
Yes - 5 games. What Barnes did is wrong. Sure, he says the pitch got away from him, but nobody is buying that nonsense, especially after it appeared Eduardo Rodriguez was also trying to bean Machado earlier in the game. Barnes deserves the same suspension Washington Nationals right-hander A.J. Cole received after he threw behind Pittsburgh Pirates infielder Jung Ho Kang last September. The pitches were similar, both in the area of the head, and must be disciplined. If Cole got five games, so should Barnes. Let's be fair. - Mcwilliam
UK could join U.S. action in event of new Syria chemical attack - Johnson
UK could join U.S. action in event of new Syria chemical attack - JohnsonThe United States accused the Syrian army of carrying out an April 4 attack in which scores of people died from poison gas. It responded by launching cruise missiles against a Syrian air base, and has said it would not tolerate use of chemical weapons by the Assad government.
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The wind in his hair
Charlie Blackmon of the Colorado Rockies hits an RBI double during the sixth inning against the San Francisco Giants on April 23 at Coors Field in Denver. The Rockies won 8-0.
Andrew McCutchen, left, of the Pittsburgh Pirates scores in the third inning against catcher Kyle Higashioka and the New York Yankees on April 23 at PNC Park in Pittsburgh. The Pirates won 2-1.
Clear the bases
Patrick Kivlehan of the Cincinnati Reds hits a three-run double off Chicago Cubs starting pitcher John Lackey in the sixth inning on April 23 in Cincinnati. The Reds won 7-5.
Gap in the defense
Baltimore Orioles shortstop J.J. Hardy, right, and left fielder Craig Gentry fail to catch a pop-up hit by Andrew Benintendi of the Boston Red Sox during the fourth inning on April 23 in Baltimore. The Red Sox won 6-2.
Yuli Gurriel (10) of the Houston Astros ties the game in the ninth inning against the Tampa Bay Rays on April 23 at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Fla. The Astros won 6-4 in 10 innings.
Ducking for cover
Kansas City Royals' Eric Hosmer (35) ducks away from the throw to first for the double play by Elvis Andrus of the Texas Rangers in the sixth inning April 23 in Arlington, Texas. The Rangers won 5-2.
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Something to celebrate
Toronto Blue Jays' Devon Travis, center, celebrates his two-run home run with Russell Martin near Los Angeles Angels catcher Martin Maldonado during the eighth inning April 23 in Anaheim, Calif. The Blue Jays won 6-2.
Todd Frazier (21) of the Chicago White Sox steals second base as Cleveland Indians second baseman Michael Martinez applies the tag during the seventh inning April 23 in Chicago. The White Sox won 6-2.
He had to split
San Diego Padres shortstop Erick Aybar, top, avoids Marcell Ozuna of the Miami Marlins after throwing to firs base during the second inning April 23 in San Diego.
One swing, four runs
Seattle Mariners shortstop Taylor Motter hits a grand slam against the Oakland Athletics during the third inning April 23 at Oakland (Calif.) Coliseum.
Rounding the bases
Atlanta Braves relief pitcher Arodys Vizcaino, right, gave up a two-run home run to Cesar Hernandez, left, of the Philadelphia Phillies during the eighth inning April 23 in Philadelphia. The Phillies won 5-2.
That's a homer
Jake Lamb of the Diamondbacks celebrates with teammate David Peralta after hitting a first inning home run off of Kenta Maeda of the Dodgers on April 22 in Phoenix, Arizona. Diamondbacks won 11-5.
Maikel Franco of the Phillies singles in a run against the Braves on April 22 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Phillies won 4-3.
Back to the base
Wil Myers of the Padres loses the ball as Derek Dietrich of the Marlins gets back to first base on April 22 in San Diego, California. Padres Marlins won 6-3.
Ready to roll
The Angels' Tyler Skaggs throws against the Blue Jays on April 22 in Anaheim, CA. Angels won 5-4.
Antonio rips it
The Rockies' Antonio Senzatela delivers a pitch against the Giants on April 22 in Denver, CO. Rockies won 12-3.
Loose head gear
The Cardinals' Kolten Wong loses his helmet while hitting a flyball against the Brewers on April 22 in Milwaukee, WI. The Cardinals won 4-1.
Miguel Sano of the Twins and James McCann of the Tigers clash with home plate umpire Jordan Baker attempting to break up the altercation on April 22 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Tigers won 5-4.
Andrew McCutchen of the Pirates can't make a catch on a ball hit by Aaron Judge of the Yankees (not pictured) on April 22 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Yankees won 11-5.
The Indians' Francisco Lindor and Lonnie Chisenhall celebrate their win against the White Sox on April 22 in Chicago, IL. The Indians won 7-0.
The Rangers' Elvis Andrus, centre, is chased by teammates including Andrew Cashner, right, and Joey Gallo following his game winning single against the Royals on April 22 in Arlington, TX. The Rangers won 2-1.
The Mariners' Mike Freeman reacts after being called out on strikes against the Athletics on April 22 in Oakland, CA. Athletics won 4-3.
Up and under
Xander Bogaerts of the Red Sox tries to jump over Jonathan Schoop of the Orioles after completing a double play on April 22 in Baltimore, Maryland. Baltimore won the game 4-2.
Scooter Gennett of the Reds breaks his bat on a hit ball against the Cubs on April 22 in Cincinnati, Ohio. Cubs won 12-8.
Enny Romero of the Nationals celebrates the final out against the Mets on April 22 in New York City. Nationals won 3-1.
The Rays' Corey Dickerson is congratulated after he scored against the Astros on April 22 in St. Petersburg, FL. Bay Rays won 6-3.
Inside the park HR
The Rockies' Charlie Blackmon (19) scores on a two run inside the park home run as the Giants' Buster Posey (28) attempts a tag on April 21 in Denver, CO. The Rockies won 6-5.
Celebrating in Texas
The Rangers' Robinson Chirinos is doused by teammates Elvis Andrus and Rougned Odor after a 6-2 win against the Royals in Arlington, Texas, on April 21.
Down and out
The Red Sox' Dustin Pedroia (15) reacts after a collision with the Orioles' Manny Machado (not pictured) on April 21 in Baltimore, MD. The Orioles won 2-0.
Infielder Justin Turner (10) of the Dodgers is unable to catch the throw as Paul Goldschmidt (44) of the Diamondbacks slides into third base on April 21 in Phoenix, Arizona. The Diamondbacks won 13-5.
Taking a fall
Craig Gentry of the Orioles loses his balance after being walked against the Red Sox on April 21 in Baltimore, MD. The Orioles won 2-0.
Everything all right?
Yunel Escobar (0) of the Angels of Anaheim is attended to by a trainer after being brushed back by a pitch as Russell Martin (55) of the Blue Jays looks on on April 21, in Anaheim, California. The Blue jays won 8-7.
Nationals walk past Mets
The Nationals' Bryce Harper heads to home plate as the Mets' Jeurys Familia (27) reacts after walking in a run on April 21, in New York. The Nationals won 4-3.
Manuel Margot (7) of the Padres collides with Travis Jankowski (16) after making the catch on ball hit by Miguel Rojas of the Marlins on April 21, in San Diego, California. The Padres won 5-3.
Pitching to a Pirate
CC Sabathia (52) of the Yankees in action against the Pirates on April 21, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The Pirates won 6-3.
Mike Trout of the Angels of Anaheim is congratulated in the dugout after hitting a solo home run against the Blue Jays on April 21, in Anaheim, California. The Blue jays won 8-7.
Showing his might
The Cubs' Anthony Rizzo hits the game-tying three-run home run off the Reds' Michael Lorenzen on April 21, in Cincinnati. The Cubs won 6-5 in 11 innings.
A general view of the PNC Park during the game between the Pirates and the Yankees on April 21, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Jarrod Dyson (1) of the Seattle Mariners runs home to score on a hit by Robinson Cano (22) of the Seattle Mariners in the first inning against the Oakland Athletics at Oakland Alameda Coliseum on April 20, in Oakland, Calif.
Wil Myers (4) of the San Diego Padres is tagged out while trying to to steal second base by Brandon Drury (27) of the Arizona Diamondbacks, right, as Nick Ahmed (13) leans in during the fourth inning of a baseball game at PETCO Park on April 20, in San Diego, Calif.
Fly ball hustle
Washington Nationals left fielder Adam Eaton catches a fly ball hit by Atlanta Braves' Ender Inciarte during the seventh inning of a baseball game on April 20, in Atlanta.
Front row action
Matt Carpenter (13) of the St. Louis Cardinals catches a foul ball in the first inning against the Milwaukee Brewers at Miller Park on April 20, in Milwaukee, Wisc.
Cincinnati Reds' Adam Duvall (23) loses his helmet on a swinging strike against Baltimore Orioles starting pitcher Wade Miley during the seventh inning of a baseball game, on April 20, in Cincinnati. The Orioles won 2-1 in 10 innings.
Out at third
Baltimore Orioles' Manny Machado (13) is tagged out by Cincinnati Reds third baseman Eugenio Suarez, center, during the fourth inning of a baseball game, on April 20, in Cincinnati. The Orioles won 2-1 in 10 innings.
Second base umpire Gary Cedarstrom watches as Texas Rangers' Jonathan Lucroy (25) slides in for a double after Kansas City Royals shortstop Alcides Escobar (2) had to go high for the throw during the fifth inning of a baseball game in Arlington, Texas, on April 20.
Throwing some heat
St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Carlos Martinez (18) throws a pitch during the first inning against the Milwaukee Brewers at Miller Park on April 20.
Washington Nationals right fielder Bryce Harper (34) prepares for a game against the Atlanta Braves at SunTrust Park on April 20.
Three run celebration
New York Mets second baseman Neil Walker (20) is congratulated in the dugout by teammates after hitting a three run home run against the Philadelphia Phillies during the third inning at Citi Field on April 20.
Not wild enough
Detroit Tigers pitcher Warwick Saupold (53), foreground, tags out Tampa Bay Rays' Brad Miller as he tries to score from third on a wild pitch during the sixth inning on April 20 in St. Petersburg, Fla.
Chris Sale of the Boston Red Sox delivers a pitch in the first inning during against the Toronto Blue Jays on April 20 in Toronto.
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A Toronto Blue Jays fan covers his face with a paper bag during the 4th inning against the Boston Red Sox on April 20 in Toronto.
Out of reach
Kole Calhoun of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim has the ball deflect off his glove on a line drive in the second inning on April 20 in Houston.
Drop the bat
Kevin Pillar of the Toronto Blue Jays reacts after popping out to end the fifth inning against the Boston Red Sox at Rogers Centre on April 20 in Toronto.
Who's on first?
Detroit Tigers first baseman Alex Avila, left, and starting pitcher Daniel Norris misplay a pop foul by Tampa Bay's Tim Beckham during the fifth inning on April 20 in St. Petersburg, Fla.
Leap of joy
Carlos Correa (1) of the Houston Astros celebrates with George Springer (4) along with Josh Reddick (22) and Jake Marisnick (6) after the final out against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim on April 20 in Houston.
Minnesota Twins outfielder Max Kepler (26) fields a fly ball in the fifth inning against the Cleveland Indians on April 20 in Minneapolis.
A rare strikeout for Betts
Mookie Betts of the Red Sox reacts after being struck out against the Blue Jays on April 19, in Toronto, Canada. The Blue Jays won 3-0.
Just what the fans wanted
The Cardinals' Dexter Fowler waves to fans after hitting his second home run against the Pirates on April 19 in St. Louis, MO. The Cardinals won 2-1.
Kershaw rips the Rockies
Clayton Kershaw of the Dodgers pitches against the Rockies on April 19, in Los Angeles, California. The Dodgers won 4-2.
The Cubs' Addison Russell, right, celebrates with teammates after hitting the game winning three-run home run off the Brewers relief pitcher Neftali Feliz on April 19, in Chicago. The Cubs won 7-4.
Christian Yelich of the Marlins hits the wall after making a catch on a ball hit by Jarrod Dyson of the Mariners on April 19, in Seattle, Washington. Seattle won 10-5.
Bruce leads Mets past Phillies
Jay Bruce (19) of the Mets celebrates his sixth inning three run home run against the Phillies with teammate Yoenis Cespedes (52) on April 19 in New York. The Mets won 5-4.
Kansas City Royals fans look on from the stands prior to the game against the Giants on April 19 in Kansas.
A giant step for the Yankees
The Yankees' Masahiro Tanaka throws against the White Sox on April 19, in New York. The Yankees won 9-1.
Relief pitcher Kelvin Herrera (40) of the Royals douses game MVP catcher Salvador Perez (13) after the Royals defeated the Giants 2-0 to win the game, on April 19 in Kansas City, Missouri.
Ichiro homers in finale at Safeco
The Marlins' Ichiro Suzuki hits a home run against the Mariners on April 19, in Seattle.
Rays of hope
Logan Morrison (7), second left, of the Rays is surrounded by teammates after hitting a fielder's choice to give the Rays an 8-7 walk-off win over the Tigers on April 19, in St. Petersburg, Florida.
Cincinnati Reds' Adam Duvall hits a grand slam off Baltimore Orioles starting pitcher Kevin Gausman in the second inning on April 18 in Cincinnati. The Reds won 9-3.
Miami Marlins' Wei-Yin Chen pitches to Seattle Mariners' Robinson Cano during the fourth inning on April 18 in Seattle. Chen pitched seven hitless innings in the Marlins' 5-0 win.
Willson Contreras of the Chicago Cubs shows the umpire the ball after making the a catch for the final out of the game against the Milwaukee Brewers as fans cheer on April 18 at Wrigley Field in Chicago. The Cubs won 9-7.
Freddy Galvis, right, of the Philadelphia Phillies attempts to turn a double play as Lucas Duda of the New York Mets slides on April 18 at Citi Field in New York. The Phillies won 6-2 in 10 innings.
No avoiding the tag
Kansas City Royals' Raul Mondesi, left, is chased down by San Francisco Giants shortstop Brandon Crawford during a rundown in the fifth inning on April 18 in Kansas City, Mo. Mondesi was out on the play. The Giants won 2-1 in 11 innings.
Cleared to launch
Chicago White Sox designated hitter Avisail Garcia hits a three-run home run against the New York Yankees in the seventh inning on April 18 at Yankee Stadium in New York. The White Sox won 4-1.
Coming in for landing
Boston Red Sox right fielder Mookie Betts, right, slides in to score as Toronto Blue Jays catcher Russell Martin waits for the ball in the fifth inning on April 18 at the Rogers Centre in Toronto. The Red Sox won 8-7.
Under the lights
Washington Nationals starting pitcher Max Scherzer delivers a pitch to an Atlanta Braves batter in the third inning on April 18 at SunTrust Park in Atlanta. The Nationals won 3-1.
Houston Astros' Jose Altuve reacts after striking out in the eighth inning against the Los Angeles Angels on April 18 in Houston. The Angels won 5-2.
Be careful before posting about your 10 concerts .
<p>Before you join in with the social media crowd and let everyone know about the first concert you attended, you might think twice — hackers would love to have this information.</p>LOS ANGELES — Before you join in with the social media crowd and let everyone know about the first concert you attended, you might think twice — hackers would love to have this information.