Tag: Cincinnati

Giants heading toward first playoff berth since 2011

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — That four-year playoff drought could soon be nearing an end for the New York Giants. Riding the play of their big-bucks defense and the gutsy play-calling of rookie coach Ben McAdoo , the Giants (6-3) posted their first four-game winning streak since 2013 by beating the Cincinnati Bengals 21-20 on Monday night. Eli Manning threw three touchdown passes, with the biggest being a 3-yard toss to rookie Sterling Shepard on a fourth-and-goal early in the fourth quarter with New York trailing 20-14. The six wins match the Giants’ total in each of the past...

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Trout hits leadoff HR, wins MVP as AL All-Stars top NL 6-3

CINCINNATI (AP) — Mike Trout flashed the skill that puts him at the front of baseball’s new generation, just moments after four of the all-time greats walked off the field. Trout became the first player in 38 years to homer leading off an All-Star Game, then became the first player to take home the Midsummer Classic’s MVP award two years in row. A new-look All-Star Game finished with the same old result. The AL beat the NL 6-3 Tuesday night and will open the World Series at home for the 10th time in 13 years. “It’s obviously a humbling...

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Three No. 1 seeds , including unbeaten Kentucky, still alive

  When the NCAA Tournament reaches the Sweet 16, that means there are only 15 games left to decide a national champion. Kentucky needs to win four of those games to become the first undefeated champion since Indiana in 1976. The Wildcats improved to 36-0 – the best start to a season for any team – with a workmanlike win over Cincinnati. Next up in the Midwest Regional semifinal is West Virginia, another team that will come right at Kentucky and try to force turnovers, the Mountaineers’ trademark this season. The East Region changed dramatically entering the Sweet 16...

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All 10 Baseball Hall Candidates Fall Short

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The doors to baseball’s Hall of Fame remained shut to this year’s Golden Era committee candidates. Nine players and one executive whose primary contributions were from 1947-72 all failed to receive the 75 percent of the vote needed for election. “The results today are a reminder that election to the Hall of Fame is incredibly difficult and the highest honor an individual can receive in baseball,” Hall of Fame chairman Jane Forbes Clark said after the voting was announced Monday at the annual winter meetings. Dick Allen and Tony Oliva came closest, each receiving 11...

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Do’s and Don’ts to Reduce Paper Use at Home or Work

Even though we live in an increasingly digitized world, an astounding 69 million tons of paper and paperboard are produced annually in the US. Although Americans have a commendable track record in recycling paper (about 65 percent!), thre’s even more you can do to reduce your carbon footprint and the amount of paper that ends up in landfills. Follow these simple tips to cut your paper consumption at home and at work. DO track your use of paper to see where wastage can be lessened. DO buy recycled paper. Even toilet paper comes in a recycled version. DO purchase...

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