Tigers vs. Astros – Game Recap – August 21, 2019

HOUSTON — Justin Verlander pitched a two-hitter and lost, allowing homers to John Hicks and Ronny Rodriguez, and the Detroit Tigers beat the Houston Astros 2-1 on Wednesday night in a historic upset. With Verlander on the mound at home against the team with the majors’ worst record, the Tigers (38-86) closed as +435 underdogs at Caesars Sportsbook, making their win against the Astros (81-47) the largest upset in a major league game in the past 15 seasons, according to ESPN Stats & Information research. Caesars also saw the Astros…

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Lighter, Faster, Stronger Running Gear for Summer – Women’s Running

If you’re training for a personal record or just don’t want to feel weighed down by your running gear this season, we tried products you’ll love. Whether you have plans to race or just want to feel good on each and every run, we rounded up this season’s most innovative products that will keep you blazing through your goals this summer. Trust us: These 15 all-stars are top-notch training partners that won’t disappoint when you are looking for lighter running gear. ASICS METARUN JACKET Designed to adapt to your movements…

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Loyola’s Sister Jean celebrates 100th birthday

Sister Jean Dolores Schmidt, the chaplain for the Loyola-Chicago men’s basketball team, turned 100 on Wednesday. Among the ways Sister Jean is being celebrated is a Lego likeness of her that will be on display at the Legoland Discovery Center through October, when it will be moved to the Ramblers’ Gentile Arena. She is also getting an exhibit at the Loyola University Museum of Art. “I’ve never celebrated a month before, but why not, you only get to be 100 only once,” she told WGN-TV Chicago this week. “That’s like…

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Nikki Hiltz Reveals Her Secret Weapon – Women’s Running

The road to the world championships includes one mile in Manhattan, where Hiltz plans to race for the podium—and have a good time doing it. Nikki Hiltz felt some nerves during the July day leading up to the 1500-meter final at the U.S.A. Track & Field Championships. The top three finishers would qualify for the IAAF World Track and Field Championships—the highest achievement during a non-Olympic year. It was her girlfriend, Therese Haiss, who is also a training partner on the Mission Athletics Club running group in San Diego, who…

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Carli Lloyd drills 55-yard FG at Eagles practice

The Philadelphia Eagles may have a backup kicker in the wings if Jake Elliott has any trouble this year. World champion soccer star Carli Lloyd, a diehard Eagles fan, visited Philadelphia’s camp on Tuesday and showed off her leg. She kicked 40-yard field goals flawlessly, with room to spare, and even hit a 55-yarder, the team said. Thank you to the @Eagles for having me out! Thanks to @JustinTuck @jake_elliott22 @MayorRandyBrown for the good time and tips! 🏈 🎯 #55yd pic.twitter.com/owZ16f46Th — Carli Lloyd (@CarliLloyd) August 20, 2019 Lloyd, from…

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She’s Guiding Blind Runners Through the Mountains – Women’s Running

Vivienne Hau fixes retinas by day; now, she’s co-captain of the first-ever visually impaired Hood to Coast Relay team. Among her running buddies, Dr. Vivienne Hau has a nickname: Scalpel. Sure, it’s a nod to her job as a retinal surgeon at Kaiser Permanente, where she repairs the delicate tissue at the back of the eye. But it also refers to her stealth as a guide for visually impaired runners. The 2015 Boston Marathon was her first try in the role, when she sliced through crowds on narrow streets with…

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Ark. St. coach takes leave as wife battles cancer

Arkansas State head coach Blake Anderson is taking a leave of absence from the team while his wife, Wendy, battles cancer for the second time in the past three years, the school announced Monday. Defensive coordinator David Duggan will take over coaching duties during Anderson’s absence. “There’s been an outpouring of support for Coach Anderson, Wendy and their family,” athletic director Terry Mohajir said in a statement. “I have 100 percent confidence in Coach Duggan, our football coaching staff and student leadership on this team to move us forward.” “We…

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