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In this image from 2009, NASA astronaut Stephanie Wilson is attired in a training version of her shuttle launch and entry suit.

WATCH: C.J. Cron has busy day running the bases, driving in runs

Tampa Bay Rays 1B has a productive day running the bases and driving in runs.

Distraught keeper Loris Karius salutes Liverpool fans after loss

After two mistakes in goal during the Champions League Final, Liverpool keeper Loris Karius salutes the traveling Reds’ supporters.

Mengden tosses 2-hitter as A’s top Diamondbacks 3-0

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) Daniel Mengden pitched a two-hitter for his second career shutout, and the Oakland Athletics beat the slumping Arizona Diamondbacks 3-0 on Saturday.

Banda fans 7, Rays use a bullpen day to beat Orioles 5-1

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) Ryne Stanek, Anthony Banda and Chaz Roe combined to give up three hits on a bullpen day as the Tampa Bay Rays beat the Baltimore Orioles 5-1 on Saturday.

Rockies recall INF McMahon from Triple-A

DENVER (AP) The Colorado Rockies have recalled infielder Ryan McMahon from Triple-A Albuquerque and optioned infielder Pat Valaika to the farm club.

Lando Norris stripped of Monaco F2 sprint race runner-up spot

Both race winner Antonio Fuoco and Norris were deemed to have breached the VSC limit in the race, and the amount of time they went over the VSC delta was added to their total time. Ferrari Formula 1 junior Fuoco receives 0.8s on his race time allowing him t

Isle of Man TT: Harrison and Dunlop top first qualifying runs

The session was slightly delayed due to oil being cleared between Cronk ny Mona and Signpost and it was 6.25pm when Rider Liaison Officer Richard Quayle set off with newcomers Adam Lyon, David Jackson and Davey Todd for their escorted lap although Jackson onl

Spotlight on green news & views: +7°C by 2084? 400-year-old trees axed by Trump policy

This is the 558th edition of the Spotlight on Green News & Views (previously known as the Green Diary Rescue). Here is the May 23 Spotlight. Inclusion of a story in the Spotlight does not necessarily indicate my agreement with or endorsement of it. OUT

Benintendi powers Red Sox past Braves 8-6

BOSTON (AP) Andrew Benintendi homered and drove in three runs, helping the Boston Red Sox beat the Atlanta Braves 8-6 on Saturday.

Brad Keselowski wins at Charlotte | 2018 NASCAR XFINITY SERIES | FOX NASCAR

NASCAR Xfinity Series Highlights: Brad Keselowski wins at Charlotte as Tyler Reddick gets up in a big wreck behind him.

Keselowski becomes first repeat winner on Xfinity Series

CONCORD, N.C. (AP) Brad Keselowski became the first repeat winner on the Xfinity Series this season, taking the rain-delayed race Saturday at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

LeBron, back in Boston, for another Cavs farewell

BOSTON (AP) LeBron James and the depleted Cleveland Cavaliers won't get any sympathy from the Celtics when they return to Boston for Game 7 of the Eastern Conference finals.

Semenya wins Prefontaine 800 in world's best time this year

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) South Africa's Caster Semenya set a meet record in the 800 meters at the Prefontaine Classic on Saturday while controversy swirls about a rule that could limit her from competing at the distance.

USS Arizona Memorial at Pearl Harbor closed indefinitely

HONOLULU (AP) - Damage to the USS Arizona Memorial at Pearl Harbor in Honolulu was worse than expected and it will remain closed indefinitely, officials said. Boat transportation to the attraction was suspended May 6 after one of the vessel operators noticed

Los Angeles museums reopen after probe into bomb threat

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Authorities say the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and La Brea Tar Pits Museum have reopened a day after investigators found no risk from a bomb threat. City News Service reported Saturday that nothing dangerous was found at either facili

Amtrak: No evidence injured passenger was in altercation

RENO, Nev. (AP) - The family of a 22-year-old train passenger found severely injured next to railroad tracks in Truckee, California, suspects he may have been the victim of a hate crime, but Amtrak says police have found no evidence of foul play. The Reno Gaz

Indians place Andrew Miller on 10-day DL

According to Jordan Bastian of MLB.com, Indians lefty Andrew Miller is headed back to the DL with right knee inflammation. It’s the same knee issue that caused him problems last year, which is surely incredibly disheartening news to a Cleveland ballclub wh

Report: Shohei Ohtani will pitch in next series against Tigers

Baseball fans who were disappointed Los Angeles Shohei Ohtani wouldn’t start on Sunday against the New York Yankees won’t have to wait for long to see Ohtani pitch again.According to Jeff Fletcher of the Southern California News Group, the right-handed pi

WATCH: Carlos Santana narrowly averts disaster and somehow still gets runner out

The Philadelphia Phillies were able to share a laugh after a scare in the second inning of Saturday’s game against the Toronto Blue Jays.On a groundball hit to first baseman Carlos Santana, pitcher Aaron Nola came running towards the bag. Santana thought ab

Watch: Gareth Bale scores incredible overhead kick in Champions League Final

When Real Madrid are scoring big, high-quality goals, it’s usually Cristiano Ronaldo doing the scoring, but he was upstaged by one of his teammates on Saturday.Real Madrid forward Gareth Bale scored a remarkable overhead kick against Liverpool in the Champi

Houston Rockets raise $100K for Santa Fe Memorial Fund

As the Golden State Warriors host the Houston Rockets Game 6 of the Western Conference Finals in Oakland, a watch party will be held at the Toyota Center in Houston for Saturday’s game.According to Jonathan Feigen of The Houston Chronicle, the team’s watc

OLEDs become brighter and more durable

Researchers demonstrate the possibility of using ultrastable film formation to improve the performance of state-of-the-art OLEDs. The researchers show in a detailed study significant increases of efficiency and operational stability (> 15 percent for both par

Turning up the heat on thermoelectrics

Thermoelectric materials, heated under high magnetic fields, could produce record levels of energy, suggests a new study.

New method for finding disease-susceptibility genes

A team of researchers has unveiled a novel statistical algorithm, capable of identifying potential disease genes in a more accurate and cost-effective way.

Brad Keselowski holds off Custer to win Xfinity race at Charlotte

Keselowski, who started on the pole, found himself chasing Kyle Busch until he wrecked, had to wait through an hour-long rain delay and then held off Cole Custer in overtime to win the Alsco 300 at Charlotte Motor Speedway.Keselowski won in his only other ser

NASCAR to honor fallen service members in Coke 600

While Keselowski and 39 other drivers will be focused on trying to win the Coke 600 Sunday at Charlotte, before they take the green flag they will recognize and honor some of America’s fallen soldiers.The 600 Miles of Remembrance program has been held annua

McCarron tied with Petrovic after 3 rounds of Senior PGA

BENTON HARBOR, Mich. (AP) Scott McCarron, seeking a second senior major title to go with his 2017 Senior Players Championship, made his only bogey of the third round on the final hole to slip into a tie for the lead Saturday with Tim Petrovic in the Senior P

Benintendi, Moreland carry Red Sox past Braves 8-6 (May 26, 2018)

BOSTON (AP) Andrew Benintendi homered and drove in three runs, helping the Boston Red Sox beat the Atlanta Braves 8-6 on Saturday.

Daniel Hemric turns Justin Allgaier hard into the wall | 2018 NASCAR XFINITY SERIES | FOX NASCAR

NASCAR Xfinity Series Highlights: Daniel Hemric hooks Justin Allgaier in turn one and sends him hard into the wall and into the path of Jamie McMurray.

Gronkowski preparing for US debut in Belmont Stakes

NEW YORK (AP) Gronkowski has completed his first official workout since arriving in the United States ahead of his expected start in the Belmont Stakes.

Indians reliever Miller back on DL, has knee inflammation

CLEVELAND (AP) Cleveland Indians reliever Andrew Miller is back on the 10-day disabled list, this time with inflammation in his right knee, and there's no timetable for his return.

‘Doctor Who’ Underrated Villain of the Week: Mire

You know Daleks and Davros and Missy the Master, Angels and Silence hell-bent on disaster. But do you recall the most underrated Doctor Who villains of all? Each week, I will dig into […] The post ‘Doctor Who’ Underrated Villain of the Week

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Alan Bean, 4th man on moon, is dead at 86 - CNET

Bean also commanded Skylab, NASA's '70s-era space station.

This week at progressive state blogs: Evolution takes a hit in AZ K-12 textbooks; lousy messaging

This week at progressive state blogs is designed specifically to focus attention on the writing and analysis of people focused on their home turf. Here is the May 19 edition. Inclusion of a blog post does not necessarily indicate my agreement with—or end

Verstappen: Weekend felt «very easy» before crash

While his teammate Daniel Ricciardo went fastest in every session before taking pole, Verstappen - who had been second on Thursday - missed qualifying completely as a result of a crash in the final minutes of Saturday morning practice.He conceded that the acc

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Former Seahawk Bruce Irvin backs up Cliff Avril's claim about Pete Carroll

Former Seattle Seahawks pass rusher Cliff Avril dropped somewhat of a bombshell in a recent interview with Dave Damesheck of NFL Network. He said that Seahawks players started tuning head coach Pete Carroll out after Super Bowl XLIX, which ended when Malcolm

Holland placed on DL, Baron optioned to Triple-A as Cardinals activate Lyons and Kelly

The St. Louis Cardinals placed reliever Greg Holland on the DL with a right hip impingement before Saturday's game against the Pittsburgh Pirates.

Kyle Busch spins out on late restart at Charlotte | 2018 NASCAR XFINITY SERIES | FOX NASCAR

NASCAR Xfinity Series Highlights: Kyle Busch on an alternate strategy from the leaders spins out on a restart, makes contact with Chase Briscoe, and suffers significant damage.
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