Marriott hotels eliminating plastic straws by 2019
DETROIT (AP) - Marriott International plans to remove plastic straws and drink stirrers from all of its 6,500 hotels and resorts worldwide by next year. The world's largest hotel company said Wednesday that the move will eliminate approximately 1 billion stra
The veteran superstar, who will step down as a full-time Supercars driver at the end of the current season, has already made plans to act on a long-held ambition to race overseas clear.He's singled out Le Mans as a specific target, but is likely to roll that
Manny Machado leaves All-Star Game as the Orioles say goodbye
On Tuesday night, Baltimore Orioles shortstop suited up in an Orioles uniform for the last time. After his night was over and he was pulled from the All-Star Game, Machado experienced another final moment.After Machado’s performance in the All-Star Game, Ba
Watch: Jean Segura takes advantage of error with tie-breaking home run
Jean Segura took advantage of an error in the All-Star Game to deliver a big blow.The Seattle Mariners shortstop was facing Milwaukee Brewers reliever Josh Hader in the top of the eighth inning and hit a foul pop up towards the first base dugout. Joey Votto w
Kindly Care scores $5.4 million to vet and place caregivers, then help families pay them correctly
There are roughly 45 million unpaid eldercare providers in the United States, according to the 2016 U.S. Census Bureau. It’s tough on these family caregivers, many of whom are working women who are also raising their own children. There are alternatives
So-so All-Star Game at home for Nationals’ Scherzer, Harper
WASHINGTON (AP) For Max Scherzer, Bryce Harper and any Nationals Park regulars in attendance, this home All-Star Game probably felt rather familiar. A lot of hype, some so-so performances and, at times, a nearly silent ballpark.
It’s the most optimistic time of the NFL calendar. All 32 teams are on equal footing with even some of the worst organizations thinking they can compete for a playoff spot.Among those, the Cleveland Browns are about to be in the spotlight following the seco
Jacob deGrom again expresses desire to remain with Mets
Jacob deGrom again has doubled down on his previously expressed desire to remain with the New York Mets despite some rumblings from his agent potentially indicating otherwise.DeGrom’s agent, Brodie Van Wagenen, on Monday said his client “expressed interes
Chris Long takes issue with Ben McAdoo over Eagles chatter
Chris Long heard what former New York Giants head coach Ben McAdoo had to say about the Philadelphia Eagles. And the outspoken defensive end took issue with McAdoo’s chatter about his team.McAdoo has been making the rounds of late and weighing in on NFL-rel
Republican Congressman calls on Donald Trump to release his tax returns to 'clear things up'
Republican Rep. Mark Sanford (SC-01) is the first Republican in Congress to publicly call on Donald Trump to release his tax returns in light of his joint press conference with Vladmir Putin. A press conference in which the president of the United States sto
Bernhard, who has held the MD position at the Aussie car company for just over three years, is set to retire at the end of July, with former Toyota Australia president Buttner set to take over the role from August 1.“Holden is where it all started for me. I
Sonoma Raceway confirms 2018 finale will be IndyCar’s last race there
IndyCar’s new three-year deal with Laguna Seca was confirmed today when the Monterey County Board of Supervisors approved the plan, with the 2019 race weekend set for Sept. 20-22 and serving as the series finale.Sonoma Raceway, which has a 14-year history
Antonio Brown appears to be the cover athlete for 'Madden 19'
The cat may be out of the bag regarding the historically closely guarded secret about who will appear on the cover of an upcoming edition of EA Sports’ iconic “Madden” video game series. And it appears that Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brow
Watch: Mike Trout drills solo home run in All-Star Game
An inning after New York Yankees outfielder Aaron Judge went deep in the All-Star Game, Los Angeles Angels outfielder Mike Trout jumped in on the action.In the third inning, Trout faced New York Mets pitcher Jacob deGrom. On the fourth pitch of the at-bat, Tr
Everyone made the same joke about Machado-Kemp selfie
Everyone was thinking the same thing when Manny Machado and Matt Kemp took a selfie together during Tuesday’s All-Star Game.Kemp doubled during the bottom of the second inning of the All-Star Game at Nationals Park. That put him nearby Machado, who was play
Lakers: Lonzo Ball underwent ‘successful arthroscopic surgery’ on left knee
The Los Angeles Lakers on Tuesday confirmed point guard Lonzo Ball underwent arthroscopic surgery on his left knee on Tuesday and the procedure was deemed a success.The Lakers made the announcement on Twitter, noting that Ball is expected to be fully recovere
As Bryce Harper and his Washington Nationals host the 2018 All-Star game, the star outfielder is preparing for what will be the most lucrative free agency in professional sports history.Unlikely to sign an extension with Washington prior to the start of free
Trump's performance with Putin was so bad ... that it earned praise from Rand Paul and David Duke
Donald Trump’s on-stage performance with Vladimir Putin wasn’t without some benefit. Jellyfish, slime molds, and limp dishrags around the world are feeling better about themselves after the man currently residing at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue vividly illust
America's Dumbest Congressman: Hey now, Russia has been interfering in our elections 'for 70 years'
America's Dumbest Congressman took to a House Judiciary Committee microphone today to offer up the most Dumbliest of all possible both-sides takes to Russian election interference. According to Texas Rep. Steve Gohmert, this is all normal. Terribly normal. Wh
Hayes sinks half-court shot at buzzer in Dream's win (Jul 17, 2018)
UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) Tiffany Hayes sank a shot from beyond halfcourt at the buzzer to help the Atlanta Dream win their fifth straight game with an 86-83 victory over the Connecticut Sun on Tuesday night.