SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Police say they're investigating the theft of some baseball memorabilia from a popular Scottsdale restaurant, including a ball autographed by Babe Ruth.
Zeroed In: Ottavino will become 1st Yankee to wear No. 0
NEW YORK (AP) — Turns out Derek Jeter was not the last of the New York Yankees to wear single digits.
The tradition-laden Yankees say newly signed reliever Adam Ottavino will become the first player in franchise history to wear No. 0, a decision that was OK'd by owner Hal Steinbrenner.
Indians ‘breathing’ and tweak lineup for Game 3 of ALDS
CLEVELAND (AP) — Indians manager Terry Francona found a simple way to sum up his team's tenuous state this October.
And he channeled Yogi Berra to do it.
"As long as we're still breathing, we're still breathing," Francona said before Monday's critical Game 3 against the Houston Astros. "We just don't have a lot of margin for error."
King, Jemele Hill honored for tackling homophobia in sports
NEW YORK (AP) — Tennis great Billie Jean King and journalist Jemele Hill are being honored for working to fight homophobia in sports.
They are working with Athlete Ally, a nonprofit founded by former college wrestler Hudson Taylor.
On Saturday, Athlete Ally is celebrating the 74-year-old King for her efforts to win respect and equal rights for athletes.
King, Hill and rugby player Shawn Gatewood will be honored at the organization's annual gala in New York City.
Area writer goes ‘backstage’ with celebrities
HASTINGS, Neb. (AP) — For nearly 40 years, Hastings resident Kent Theesen had been gathering stories for his recently released book, "Backstage Behind the Curtain." He just wasn't aware they would end up in print.
Mexico’s president-elect thanks Trump for being respectful
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico's President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador on Friday thanked U.S. President Donald Trump for treating Mexicans with more respect — or at least not saying anything insulting lately.
"For some time now, he (Trump) has been very prudent in referring to Mexicans, or he hasn't said offensive things," Lopez Obrador said. "I have to thank him for that. ... Up to now, things are going well. There has been respect."
AP source: Dodger Stadium to host 2020 All-Star Game
Dodger Stadium will host the 2020 All-Star Game, a person familiar with the situation told The Associated Press.
A news conference with Commissioner Rob Manfred is set for the ballpark on Wednesday. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Tuesday because the official announcement was upcoming.
For me, Conor Lamb's win was what Yogi Berra called "deja vu all over again." Forty-four years ago, another special congressional election was held in Southwestern Pennsylvania to fill a seat considered "safe Republican." This 1974 special election drew national attention as the first of five scheduled that year, seen as a referendum on Richard Nixon as Watergate unraveled. This year's race tested the president's popularity, considering that candidate Donald Trump won the district by nearly 20 points less than two years ago.
There have been 63 Hall of Fame players who also have managed in the major leagues. Three were in the original class of five Hall of Famers chosen for 1936: Ty Cobb, Honus Wagner and Walter Johnson.
Three more have been elected to the Hall of Fame in their first year of eligibility and have managed in the majors:
EDITOR'S NOTE: Ruchir Sharma, author of “The Rise and Fall of Nations: Forces of Change in the Post-Crisis World,” is the chief global strategist at Morgan Stanley Investment Management and a contributing opinion writer. This initially appeared in the New York Times.
Clarence Purfeerst was the Yogi Berra of the Minnesota Senate.
Correct me if Im right, he said once, or, If I make a mistake, let me know in advance.
When a matter in the Senate was postponed, he said, Well just let our predecessors figure it out.
A farmer from Faribault who served in the Senate for 21 years, Purfeerst died Sept. 25 at his home in St. Paul. He was 89.
BRIDGEPORT — Perhaps they’re taking their cues from the 1973 New York Mets.
You know, with Tug McGraw, the Met’s closer, rallying his mates with “Ya Gotta Believe” and Manager Yogi Berra telling the press “It’s ain’t over till its over.”
On Monday afternoon, Bridgeport Mayor Joe Ganim and New Haven Mayor Toni Harp announced they are pressing forward with a joint proposal to lure Amazon and its second national headquarters, along with 50,000 jobs, to “Bridgehaven.”
CROWN POINT — As famous New York Yankees hall of fame catcher Yogi Berra once said in all his wacky wisdom, “it was déjà vu all over again.”
Michigan City’s football team had a lead late in the fourth quarter of a Duneland Conference road game and had to count on the defense to make a play.
It happened at Valparaiso when the Vikings won the game on a touchdown pass with 14 seconds left.
It happened at La Porte just last week when the Slicers won on a Hail Mary TD pass as time expired.
Hicks column: Where do you park all that traffic rolling into Charleston?
This is just how ridiculous it has become to park in downtown Charleston:
The city is currently trying to find 30 parking spaces for a business that wants to set up shop downtown. You know, economic development. The company already has office space, but nowhere for its employees to drop their cars during the day.
City officials have been trying to solve this little problem for about a month.
Second-year Jefferson coach Edward Cardenas drew from the wisdom of baseball Hall of Famer Yogi Berra to drive home the next step the Mustangs must take.
“It’s not over until it’s over,” Cardenas said in the postgame address after the Mustangs (2-4, 2-2) escaped with a 34-28 win over Lanier (1-4, 1-2) on Oct. 6 at Alamo Stadium. “We have to realize that.”
A confused young man went to a psychiatrist. The psychiatrist intently listened to his patient and then offered his insight.
"It appears to me you have trouble making decisions. Would you agree?"
The young man pondered for a moment and then responded, "Well, yes and no."
Many people struggle with making decisions. Whether the issue is personal or professional, the inability to decide on a course of action can ruin relationships or careers.
Kintzler, Madson and Doolittle stabilize Nationals’ bullpen
WASHINGTON (AP) — Ryan Madson doesn't pay attention to baseball, so when he couldn't tune out hearing how bad the Nationals' bullpen was he knew it must be a problem with the relief corps.
LITTLE FALLS, N.J. (AP) — The New Jersey Jackals of the Canadian American Association of Professional Baseball have been sold to University Sports and Entertainment, LLC for an undisclosed price.
University Sports and Entertainment announced Thursday that it had purchased the team from Larry Hall.
AUSTIN — Special prosecutors assigned to Attorney General Ken Paxton’s high-profile criminal securities fraud case pushed back against the Republican’s attempts to boot the judge from the case Tuesday, telling the 5th District Court of Appeals the move is unwarranted.
Forgive my frequent references to Richard Nixon. It’s just eerie how his impeachable behavior is being replicated by the current con man. As Yogi Berra reputedly said, “It’s like de’jevu all over again.”
If one lives long enough, as the great Yankee catcher Yogi Berra once said, “It's de ja vu all over again.”
The latest example is the squabble between legislative leadership and Gov. C. L. “Butch” Otter over whether he vetoed the bill removing the grocery sales tax in a timely manner.
Yogi Berra once said, “In theory there is no difference theory and practice in practice there is.”The quote itself doesn’t make a whole lot of sense, because sometimes baseball doesn’t make a whole lot of sense. Pitchers can throw no hitters and lose, a pitcher can commit an error and the run won’t count against him — baseball can famously be random, weird and glorious all at the same time.Perhaps the pinnacle of all things random, weird and glorious came to a point in Portal Friday night in the...
It’s difficult to make predictions, especially about the future. - Yogi Berra
The uncertainty is palpable.
There have been variations of, “but ultimately, we have to wait and see,” during different city meetings, conferences, business summits or political forums over the past month.
Citadel graduate George James elected new S.C. Supreme Court justice
COLUMBIA — Circuit Judge George James, who is a Citadel graduate, is the next S.C. Supreme Court justice after his path to the high court cleared in the past week.
The Legislature gave James their official stamp Wednesday during a joint session vote of the General Assembly.
"The people of the court have historically been able, intellectual and learned people, and I thought I that I could get in there some day," James said after the ceremony.
Yankees to retire Jeter’s No 2 on May 14, last single digit
NEW YORK (AP) — Derek Jeter's No. 2 is being retired, the last of the New York Yankees' single digits.
The Yankees said Tuesday the number will be retired on May 14 before a Mother's Day game against Houston, and a plaque in his honor will be unveiled in Monument Park during the ceremony.
Jeter's number is the 21st retired by the team. He won five World Series titles and was a 14-time All-Star during a 20-season career that ended in 2014 and he is sixth in career hits with 3,465.
FLORHAM PARK — The Jets didn’t start handing out pink slips when their rocky season reached an undesirable 3-6 plateau.
Too soon for pink slips.
But if the Jets don’t drastically turn around their season, beginning with Sunday’s game against the Rams at MetLife Stadium, there will a lot of personnel who should be concerned about their futures.
As Yogi Berra would have said, "It’s getting dark awfully early" at 1 Jets Drive.
The late Yogi Berra was famous for saying the inexplicable. He once said of a popular restaurant, “Nobody goes there anymore, it’s too crowded.” Sneaky smart, if you ask me. As it pertains to the 2016-17 version of the Carolina Hurricanes you can pick your favorite Yogi-ism because there was always a lot of wisdom hidden amid the fractured English.
It’s “Christmas Time in the City” or at least that’s the atmosphere Domestic Violence Association of Central Kansas wants participants to experience at the 14th Annual Festival of Trees.
The organization will host its largest fundraising event of the year at 6 p.m. Nov. 18 at Salina Country Club, 2101 E. Country Club.
The country club will be decorated with beautiful trees, wreaths and quilts and provide attendees with a festive atmosphere with live Christmas music and a dinner buffet.
Once upon a time, Simon and Garfunkel sang: “Where have you gone, Joe DiMaggio; a nation turns its lonely eyes to you. Woo, woo, woo.” Joltin’ Joe, of course, had gone away (with a 56-game hitting streak that remains the gold standard for Major League Baseball hitters).
So Robert Cliff, of Coeur d’Alene, has turned to DiMaggio’s teammate Yogi Berra to get him through this fall of our nation’s discontent.
The Latest: Obama notes Italian contributions to US
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi's official visit to the White House and the final state dinner of the Obama administration (all times EDT):
President Barack Obama says American democracy has been graced by a touch of Italy.
He notes that the Lincoln Memorial and the interior of the U.S. Capitol dome were done by Italians.
LEADING OFF: Dodgers make rare visit to Yankee Stadium
A look at what's happening all around the majors today:
The quote is one of the classic statements attributed to the great New York Yankees catcher, the late Yogi Berra. Known for his malapropisms, his twisting of words and talent for stating the obvious, Berra’s comment on redundancy will forever be part of his legacy.
The television commercial he made for AFLAC that left the AFLAC goose shaking his head will also be an immortal classic on YouTube.
The Senate Democratic candidate, Jerry Sturgill, running for the seat...