Herschel Walker’s ties to veterans program face scrutiny

WASHINGTON (AP) — Herschel Walker, the football legend and leading Republican Senate candidate in Georgia, often boasts of his work helping service members and veterans struggling with mental health. In interviews and campaign appearances, the former Dallas Cowboy and Heisman Trophy winner takes credit for founding, co-founding and sometimes operating a program called Patriot Support. … Read more

Red Sox great Jonny Gomes snags Trevor Story’s grand slam

BOSTON — Trevor Story hit a grand slam over the Green Monster — and into the hands of a former Red Sox player — a night after hitting three homers over Fenway Park’s fabled left field wall, leading Boston to a 7-3 victory over the Seattle Mariners on Friday night. Story connected on a thigh-high … Read more

Utah unemployment dips below 2% for 1st time as labor becomes ‘precious commodity’

The Department of Workforce Services in Taylorsville is pictured on April 15, 2021. Utah’s unemployment rate hit a record-low of 1.9% in April, according to a report issued Friday. (Kristin Murphy, Deseret News) Estimated read time: 3-4 minutes SALT LAKE CITY — Utah labor officials reported Friday that the state’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate slipped … Read more

Giants’ Daniel Jones focusing on learning new offense, not contract status

Of course he is. Of course Daniel Jones is aware of his standing with the Giants. He is the starting quarterback, once again, but his contract expires after the 2022 season, as his team did not pick up his fifth-year option. This means heading into a year of decision, Jones must convince a new general … Read more

Mets’ Jeff McNeil continues hot hitting, shines on defense

Jeff McNeil didn’t hesitate when given the choice of which aspect of his play he wanted to talk about first. “Let’s talk about the defense,” he joked. “I never get to talk about it.” McNeil continued his hot hitting with three RBIs, but he also made two excellent defensive plays to help the Mets to … Read more

Giants O-line coach Bobby Johnson notices mental ‘scar tissue’

It has become a rite of spring with the Giants. A new offensive line coach arrives, assesses the damage and tries to understand the fractured psyches of the players he inherits. After all, the offensive line has been a mess of a position group for nearly a decade. Bobby Johnson, hired by head coach Brian … Read more

Battlefield 2042 Killed My Favorite Game Mode, Which Sucks

picture: HE SAYS Ace Battlefield 2042 continues to languish somewhere in the hell between “failed launch” and “whatever comes next”, DICE developers are making minor tweaks to the game in order to keep things running smoothly. Though I can’t say I’m the biggest fan of their latest effort. When the game launched, it launched with … Read more

Mets star hurt oblique, out 6-8 weeks

Already without Jacob deGrom, the first-place Mets also will be without co-ace Max Scherzer for up to 6-to-8 weeks. An MRI revealed that the $130 million righty suffered a “moderate to high-grade internal oblique strain” during Wednesday’s 11-4 win over the Cardinals with two outs in the sixth inning after signaling to the dugout that … Read more

Even beating Orioles shows why Yankees’ rival is history now

BALTIMORE — That it was only the Orioles doesn’t much matter. The Yankees are beating all comers these days, and they are doing it in a variety of ways, with a multitude of heroes. This time, Giancarlo Stanton rested, MVP candidate Aaron Judge registered no hits from the DH spot and the Yankees still prevailed, … Read more

Hearthstone player Orange banned for one year, court documents show sexual harassment

Jon “Orange” Westberg. Source: Orange | Twitter On Tuesday evening, Jon “Orange” Westberga long-time competitive player and content creator within the Hearthstone community announced on Twitter that he had received a one-year suspension from the game’s competitive scene due to “a mistake in my past, one which I take full accountability for,” according to his … Read more