Ole Miss rides 3 straight home runs to win

Justin Bench received a warm welcome from his teammates after hitting Mississippi’s third-straight home run. (Jaylynn Nash/Reuters) Game 1 of the College World Series final was tight through seven innings. But Ole Miss rode hot bats in the eighth to ensure that it would leave Saturday with a 1-0 lead in the best-of-three championship series. TJ McCants, Calvin Harris and Justin Bench hit back-to-back-to-back home runs to blow the game open en route to a 10-3 win. McCants got the hit party… Source link

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Alex Smith’s daughter had ‘very rare malignant tumor’ on brain

Alex Smith has worked as an NFL analyst at ESPN since retiring from football. (Rich Barnes/Reuters) Alex Smith revealed on Saturday that his daughter and youngest child Sloane was diagnosed in May with a rare brain tumor that required emergency surgery. The retired NFL quarterback who went though a life-threatening health scare of his own announced the news on Instagram alongside a photo of Sloane. Smith wrote that doctors were able to remove “100% of the tumor” and that Sloane “bounced back”… Source link

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Sydney McLaughlin breaks 400m hurdle record again at U.S. championships

Sydney McLaughlin looks on after breaking the World Record in the Women’s 400 meter hurdle final. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images) Sydney McLaughlin just keeps getting better. The U.S. track star who won two gold medals at the Tokyo Olympics ran the 400-meter hurdles in 51.41 seconds at the U.S. outdoor track and field championships on Saturday. The winning time set a new world record, besting her gold-medal time of 51.46 seconds at the Tokyo Games last August. That run topped the… Source link

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Google says attackers worked with ISPs to deploy Hermit spyware on Android and iOS

A sophisticated spyware campaign is getting the help of internet service providers (ISPs) to trick users into downloading malicious apps, according to research published by Google’s Threat Analysis Group (TAG) (via TechCrunch). This corroborates earlier findings from security research group Lookout, which has linked the spyware, dubbed Hermit, to Italian spyware vendor RCS Labs. Lookout says RCS Labs is in the same line of work as NSO Group — the infamous surveillance-for-hire company… Source link

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Deshaun Watson’s NFL disciplinary hearing starts Tuesday

Deshaun Watson is slated to face an NFL disciplinary hearing starting Tuesday where the league is expected to argue for a lengthy suspension, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter and multiple reports. The hearing will be overseen by former U.S. District Judge Sue L. Robinson, who will act as an independent officer. Watson, who faces allegations of varying degrees of sexual assault and misconduct by 24 women, will be represented by the NFLPA. The outcome of the hearing is expected to determine… Source link

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Mark Appel gets MLB call-up 9 years after being drafted 1st overall

In 2013, Mark Appel was an elite MLB prospect, drafted first overall out of Stanford by the Houston Astros. On Saturday — nine years later — he’s slated to make his debut in an MLB uniform. Appel, 20 days shy of his 31st birthday, is joining the Philadelphia Phillies from Triple-A Lehigh Valley for a game against the San Diego Padres. He’ll replace reliever Connor Brogdon, who was placed on the COVID-19 injured list. It’s the first MLB call-up of his career. He wrote about his feelings on… Source link

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‘He’s going to have to show me he’s better than me’

It’s one thing for an NBA rookie to have confidence in their ability. It’s a whole other thing to immediately call out one of the greatest NBA players of all time before you’ve played a single game. That didn’t stop Indiana Pacers rookie Bennedict Mathurin from calling out Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James. In an interview with the Washington Post, Mathurin said James is going to have to prove he’s a better player than Mathurin. Before slipping off to his hotel room to make his final… Source link

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‘Our season has not gone according to our plan’

Eight-time WNBA All-Star Tina Charles is switching teams. Charles agreed to a contract divorce with the Phoenix Mercury on Saturday. Shortly after, multiple reports stated that the 2012 league MVP had reached an agreement to join the Seattle Storm. The Mercury announced the split, calling it a mutual decision. In a statement, Mercury general manager Jim Pitman said, “Our season has not gone according to our plan,” which played a role in the decision. The Mercury sit in fifth place in the… Source link

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Google warns of ‘hermit spyware’ infecting Android and iOS devices

As part of Google’s efforts to track the activities of commercial spyware vendors, the company’s Threat Analysis Group (TAG) released a report Thursday on spyware campaigns targeting Android and iOS users. Google TAG researchers Benoit Sevens and Clement Lecigne go into detail about the use of entrepreneurial grade spyware dubbed “Hermit.” This sophisticated spyware tool allows attackers to steal data, private messages and make phone calls. In their report, TAG researchers attributed Hermit… Source link

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