Cease, White Sox top Twins 11-0 to win big series into break
White Sox Twins Baseball Chicago White Sox pitcher Dylan Cease throws against the Minnesota Twins during the first inning of a baseball game, Sunday, July 17, 2022, in Minneapolis. Andrew Vaughn had three hits and three RBIs to help bring the White Sox within three games of Minnesota in the AL Central. The White Sox had 16 hits on a hot and humid afternoon, including home runs by Yoán Moncada, Vaughn and Josh Harrison in the seventh inning. The defending division champion White Sox were one of baseball's most egregious first-half underachievers, having not been above the .500 mark since May 25. UP NEXTThe White Sox host Cleveland for a four-game series starting Friday.wftv.com
3 dead, 11 injured after shooting in Philadelphia
Philadelphia shooting: Three people were killed and 11 others were wounded in a shooting in a Philadelphia entertainment district. (Chalabala/iStock)PHILADELPHIA — Three people were killed and 11 others were wounded when gunmen fired into a crowd in a Philadelphia entertainment district late Saturday night, authorities said. >> Read more trending newsThe shooting happened shortly before 12 a.m. EDT on South Street in Philadelphia, WCAU-TV reported. A shooting on Philadelphia's South Street late Saturday night left at least three people dead and 11 others injured after police say multiple gunmen opened fire on a crown. Smith said he was standing outside the Theater of the Living Arts on South Street when the shots rang out.wftv.com
Astros rally late against former teammate, top Mariners 4-3
Jake Meyers had the last of three singles as part of Houston’s eighth-inning rally against former teammate Joe Smith, scoring Kyle Tucker with the go-ahead run and sending the Astros over the Seattle Mariners 4-3 on Monday night. Dylan Moore had a pinch-hit, two-run homer for Seattle in the sixth for a 3-2 lead.news.yahoo.com
Astros, Mariners pull off odd trade while facing one another
Mariners Rockies Baseball Seattle Mariners relief pitcher Kendall Graveman works against the Colorado Rockies during the ninth inning of a baseball game Tuesday, July 20, 2021, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski) (David Zalubowski)SEATTLE — (AP) — The Houston Astros have landed one of the top relievers in baseball, acquiring right-hander Kendall Graveman from the Seattle Mariners on Tuesday in an odd intra-division trade while the teams were preparing to play each other. Graveman and Rafael Montero are going to the AL West-leading Astros with infielder Abraham Toro and reliever Joe Smith going back to Seattle. “We are always looking to improve all aspects of the roster,” Astros general manager James Click said. Smith has a career-worst 7.48 ERA in 27 games for the Astros after not pitching during the 2020 season.wftv.com
Covid-19 Vaccinations Begin at AdventHealth Daytona Beach
Distribution of Covid-19 vaccines began Monday at AdventHealth Daytona Beach, joining AdventHealth Orlando and AdventHealth Celebration as distribution sites for frontline health care workers in AdventHealth’s Central Florida division. “This is a major turning point in the fight against this pandemic,” said Dr. Dilip Arcot, an intensivist at AdventHealth Daytona Beach and one of the first to receive the vaccine at the facility. A supply of the Moderna vaccine is expected soon, which could lead to additional distribution sites. “We’re thrilled to be able to add this additional layer of protection to our frontline team members who have been working tirelessly to help keep this community safe,” said Dr. Joe Smith, chief medical officer of AdventHealth Daytona Beach. We really encourage everyone continue the good habits of wearing masks, socially distancing and frequent hand washing – especially during the holidays,” Smith said.flaglerlive.com
Say goodnight to the bad guys: Astros fall short in Game 7
(AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)SAN DIEGO – The Houston Astros spent this odyssey of a season as baseball's biggest villains. When Aledmys Diaz flied out with a runner on first to end Game 7 of the AL Championship Series, the bad guys finally lost. “The legacy of this group is that these guys are ballplayers, and these guys are men," said Baker, who took over the team in January. This was just a bunch of guys coming together and wanting to play damn good baseball and wanting to go to another World Series. Houston's lineup of veteran hitters simply kept slugging, and the Astros fought to the brink of the World Series.
No spike in COVID-19 cases linked to classroom in Volusia County, officials say
VOLUSIA COUNTY, Fla. – Officials in Volusia County held a news conference on Friday to update residents on the ongoing fight against COVID-19. During the news conference leaders explained that even with children back in school, positive cases have not spiked. In Volusia County there are approximately 14 students who have tested positive for the coronavirus. Volusia County saw an increase in deaths Friday, reporting two additional deaths. Since March, 205 people have died in Volusia County after complications from COVID-19.
Volusia County officials provide coronavirus update
Leaders in Volusia County are expected to hold a news conference regarding the Countys fight against the coronavirus. The county has had 96 deaths and currently has 428 people in the hospital recovering from the respiratory virus. On Thursday, Volusia County Schools announced the district will not start fall sports practices on July 27. School officials will continue to monitor the COVID-19 conditions and will make a decision later to begin fall practice. The district is working with the Volusia County Department of Health and state officials on a start date.
Correa asks wife to stay out of salons until season ends
HOUSTON Houston Astos shortstop Carlos Correa is so serious about not contracting the coronavirus that hes asked his wife, Daniella, a former pageant queen, to stay out of beauty salons until the season is over. When I talk to my wife she knows, he said Sunday. Were going to focus on the baseball season and once everything is done, then you can go to get your nails done and do everything else." Correas wife was Miss Texas in 2016. For most people, the coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms that clear up within weeks.
New coronavirus cases in Volusia tied to increase in testing, county leaders say
VOLUSAI COUNTY, Fla. – Officials in Volusia County held a news conference Friday in response to Florida’s growing number of COVID-19 cases saying that despite the increase testing the areas positivity rate, or rate of new cases, is dropping. As of Friday, the Florida Department of Health reported there have been 864 confirmed positive cases of COVID-19 in the county. There have been 46 COVID-19 deaths in Volusia County, 30 of those deaths have been residents or staff at long term care facilities, officials said. According to Patricia Boswell, Administrator, Florida Department of Health in Volusia County, the reason Floridians are seeing a spike in positive cases is because of increased testing. “Currently, Volusia County’s positivity rate over the past 14 days is 2.29%, a slight decrease from last week,” Boswell said.
Coronavirus: Volusia/Flagler/St. Johns hospital bed usage is low
According to AHCAs data, AdventHealth Palm Coast, Flagler Countys only hospital, has 112 total beds, 18 of which are ICU beds. AHCA data shows that Flagler Hospital, St. Johns Countys only hospital, has 355 total beds, 37 of which are in the ICU. In Volusia County, AHCA data shows there are 1,517 total hospital beds, 233 of which are ICU beds. At its Deltona hospital, there are 42 hospital beds, 38 of which are currently available, or more than 90%. AdventHealth DeLand has 164 hospital beds beds; 70 are empty, or nearly 43%.news-journalonline.com
Papa John's stock jumps after executive reshuffle announcement and revenue beat
Papa John's International Inc. signage is displayed on top of a delivery vehicle outside of the company's restaurant in Nashville, Tennessee. Papa John's stock jumped more than 3% in premarket trading Wednesday after the pizza chain announced an executive reshuffle and reported quarterly revenue that topped Wall Street's estimates. He will remain in the role until Papa John's finds a successor. The departures come as Papa John's switches up its management structure. Prior to joining Papa John's to replace CEO Steve Ritchie, he was president of Arby's.cnbc.com