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Blimp flying over US Open crashes, explodes

The Washington County Sheriff's Office said its initial investigation shows the blimp may have experienced mechanical problems. It says the office had been in touch with the Federal Aviation Administration before the crash and "determined the aircraft was lawfully operating at the proper altitude". Read More »

Warriors make way for history with potential sweep of Cavaliers

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The Warriors aren't just looking for another championship. If the Warriors weren't thinking about becoming the first National Basketball Association team to go 16-0 in the playoffs, they're definitely thinking about it now. Green wasn't the reason the Warriors lost in the 2016 NBA Finals, but his Game 5 suspension certainly paved the way for the Cavaliers to mount an unprecedented comeback. Read More »

Puerto Rico and Statehood

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Ultimately, statehood may be granted by Congress, but first, it must be earned. There are several reasons why Congress should resist the temptation to admit Puerto Rico as the 51st state. When the Governor of Puerto Rico, Ricardo Rossello, enacts the Tennessee Plan, the formality to accession when US territories are able to send a congressional delegation to demand to be seated in Washington, two things will be on the mind of Congress: money and majority. Read More »

Blimp bursts into flames, crashes at US Open

Back on the course world number one Dustin Johnson got off to a shaky start in defence of his US Open title, carding a three-over-par 75. The company that owns the blimp is AirSign . First responders used utility vehicles to reach the crash site. "This feels like a Tour event right now", Brandt Snedeker said after opening with a 70. Read More »

Blimp goes down at US Open golf tournament; pilot is 'OK'

He had some burns, but was in stable condition, according to Pamela S. Sullivan, a senior air safety investigator with the National Transportation Safety Board. There has been no official word on any potential injuries from this accident, but reporters and emergency crew appear to be on the scene and there appears to be at least one injured person. Read More »

Blimp operator: Pilot 'OK' after US Open crash

Open. Newly branded as the "ultimate test in golf ", the U.S. Open has always been famed for its toughness and Erin Hills, the longest ever layout for a U.S. Gallo, who said the blimp landed near the treeline on her property, said that no one on the ground was hurt. But 30 minutes later, fans, players and caddies at Erin Hills were seen pointing to the sky as the blimp plunged beyond nearby trees and into a farmer's field off of Highway 83. Read More »

Son Heung-min to undergo surgery on broken arm

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Tottenham released a statement on their website on Thursday afternoon confirming Son needs an operation following further assessment and scans. The 24-year-old left the field in obvious pain in the 33rd minute of Tuesday's match in Doha, clutching his right forearm after an aerial challenge. Read More »

Slater confirmed at fullback for Maroons

But Cooper's presence at the Queensland camp has calmed Thurston's nerves. "Wearing the No. 11 jersey, Gavin Cooper will make his first appearance in the Maroons starting line-up after making his debut off the bench in the final game of last year's series". Read More »

Twins take prep shortstop No. 1

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The first Canadian selected, right-handed pitcher Landon Leach of Pickering, Ont., went to the Twins in the second round (37th overall). Louisville two-way star Brendan McKay was drafted fourth overall by Tampa Bay as a first baseman. Read More »

Sheriff: Pilot in blimp crash seriously burned

Two fire departments were at the golf course when the blimp went down at about 11:15 a.m. local time, the sheriff's office said. They posted: "A blimp unaffiliated with the #USOpen or @FOXSports has crashed near Erin Hills". The U.S. Open said on its Twitter account that the pilot was injured, and a medical helicopter was at the scene. Justin Maynard, a sales manager for AirSign, said the company's operations team on the ground in Erin had no more definitive information on pilot's ... Read More »

Louis hires Berube, 2 others, to complete Yeo's staff

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Berube comes aboard having spent a year ago as the head coach of the Blues' AHL affiliate in Chicago. He guided the Wolves to first place in the Central Division with a 44-19-8-5 record, ultimately losing to eventual champion Grand Rapids in the Second Round of the Calder Cup Playoffs. Read More »

Pilot injured when blimp goes down at US Open in Wisconsin

Thursday at Erin Hills, Johnson made two bogeys, a double and just one birdie en route to a three-over 75 in the opening round. It is the 117th U.S. Open. "I didn't see seven under at the start of the week, but today is the best we are going to get". The 45-year-old Ruediger says first responders were quickly on the scene. Read More »

Kings find out their summer plans for Las Vegas

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The Timberwolves will play at least five games in the Summer League, with two guaranteed playoff games. The schedule for the 2017 NBA Summer League in Vegas was released on Thursday. ESPN will present all 67 games from Las Vegas across ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU and the ESPN App, including 35 on its linear television channels. In what has become an annual summer spectacle, the first half of July attracts a healthy audience of Lakers' supporters to the middle of the desert for a showcase of the ... Read More »

Red Sox reliever Tyler Thornburg out for season

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Thornburg was acquired by the Red Sox in the offseason for third basemen Travis Shaw and three other prospects. On Thursday, the Red Sox announced Thornburg would undergo surgery on his right shoulder for thoracic outlet syndrome, which is a compression of the nerves, arteries, or veins in the passageway from the lower neck to the armpit. Read More »

Avalanche buy out defenseman Francois Beauchemin

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By exercising the $1.5 million buyout, they can shield a younger player from the Vegas Golden Knights. TSN Hockey's protection list projection for Colorado listed the Avalanche protecting eight skaters instead of the seven-three-one approach. Read More »

Skyler DeLong, nation's top punter, flips commitment to Alabama from Tennessee

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Skyler DeLong , who had originally given his commitment to the University of Tennessee , was dealt an offer by the Crimson Tide on June 3 while participating in the school's kicking camp. Scott will be a senior this coming season, meaning DeLong could have a shot at playing time early in his college career. "He had strong a strong showing at the 2016 Southern Winter Showcase and followed it up with an even stronger showing at the 2017 Underclassman Challenge". Read More »

West Ham interested in Manchester United defender

And seemingly midfielder Talisca is keen to follow his former team-mate to the Premier League. Talisca has been linked with a move to Manchester United. There will be news on this soon . "I told my players that for me, attractive is not giving our opponents what they want", he added. Mourinho wants me, he has wanted me for a long time and I am an admirer of his work . Read More »

After Winning Title, Kevin Durant Says His Old HS Girlfriend Contacted Him

Steve Kerr reportedly decided in November that he wouldn't accept an invitation to the White House if the Warriors won the championship, and Andre Iguodala told USA Today that the Warriors would follow the lead of Curry. "I'm planning to coach for a long time", he said during an appearance on the Lowe Post podcast with ESPN's Zach Lowe. "It's easier said than done obviously, but that's the goal". Read More »

A blimp has crashed near the US Open in Wisconsin

The unidentified pilot was taken to a hospital for treatment. Fowler , one of the best putters in golf, believes improvements to his play off the green have given him added confidence. A witness says the blimp caught fire as it fell. The crash happened east of the grounds, in an open field. Mary Ruediger was visiting her parents who live near Erin Hills golf course when the blimp went down nearby Thursday. Read More »

Dodgers' Puig makes obscene gesture at Cleveland fans

Walker (5-3) allowed a run and six hits in his first appearance since May 19. "That's why we play", Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said . Let's hope that this is the bottom, or else the void is going to get exhausted of the screaming. PADRES 4, REDS 2: In San Diego, former TinCap Franchy Cordero's go-ahead single in the seventh inning capped a comeback that included fellow former TinCap Hunter Renfroe's two-run homer, sending San Diego to a sweep-completing victory over Cincinnati. Read More »

Dembele: I had contact with Barcelona last year

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Dembele moved to Dortmund from Rennes last summer and has enjoyed an impressive maiden season in Germany, scoring 10 goals in all competitions. "I'm good at Dortmund. Dembele scored the victor for France in their 3-2 win over England. Dembele's worldwide teammate Samuel Umtiti earlier this month admitted that Barcelona are interested in the attacker. Read More »

Real Madrid celebrates 12th European Cup with fans in Spain

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Earlier this season the 25-year-old had been tipped to exit the Bernabeu but an injury to Gareth Bale in late April saw the Spaniard come into the fold, a period which saw him rack up two goals and three assists. The prolific forward scored twice as Madrid became the first team in the Champions League era to defend the trophy thanks to a 4-1 victory over Juventus in Cardiff . Read More »

White House denies Trump wants to oust Mueller

In his testimony on June 8, Comey told the Senate Intelligence Committee that he believed Trump had fired him over his role as lead of the FBI investigation into Russian interference in the US election and Trump campaign associates' possible ties to Russia. Read More »