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Dayne St. Clair and Emanuel Reynoso named to MLS All-Star Game

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Minnesota United will have three representatives at the MLS All-Star Game at Allianz Field on Aug. 10.

Loons goalkeeper Dayne St. Clair and central attacking midfielder Emanuel Reynoso have been selected to the 26-player roster for the showcase event in St. Paul, the club announced Tuesday. MNUFC manager Adrian Heath will coach the MLS players against all-stars from Mexico’s Liga MX.

Reynoso has a team-high seven goals and three assists in all 19 games this season. St. Clair is second in MLS in expected goals minus goals allowed (plus-5.5).

MNUFC had two player representative for a single All-Star Game one other time since joining the league in 2017, when attacker Darwin Quintero and defender Francisco Calvo made the game in Atlanta in 2018. Calvo started versus Juventus and Quintero subbed in against the Italian giants.

Reynoso was picked for the game in 2021, but a series of injuries kept the Argentine from playing in Los Angeles. Fullback Romain Metanire played in it in Orlando in 2019.

BENITEZ SIGNS

United announced Tuesday the signing of right back Alan Benitez to a contract through the 2024 season and a club option for 2025. Salary terms were not released.

Benitez, 28, has played for the Paraguyan national team and for three different clubs in Paraguay’s Primera Division since 2017. He has scored four goals and added five assists across those six seasons.

The Loons have sought more attacking from its right back this season as Metanire has played all of 22 minutes due to nagging hamstring injuries. D.J. Taylor has become the primary right back as the season progressed.

“(Benitez’s) biggest threat is going forward and contributing to the attack,” Heath said in a statement. “That’s something we’ve lacked in consistently over the season and we believe, and this part and parcel of Alan’s game.”

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MNUFC2 brought in attacking midfielder Sagir Arce, 20, on a loan from Mazatlan FC on Saturday. The Kansas City, Miss.-born player had two assists in 323 Liga MX minutes in 2021-22 and six goals for its Under-20 side. He played 15 minutes in a 2-1 loss to St. Louis City 2 on Sunday. The Loons hold a purchase option on Arce, a source said. … Loons social media manager Mike Shields, who has been with the club for six years, has taken a position with the Men In Blazers soccer production.

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Orioles reset: Even after series loss to Rays, Baltimore is embracing postseason possibilities

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The Orioles were three outs away from being on the wrong side of baseball history, and by breaking up Tampa Bay Rays right-hander Drew Rasmussen’s perfect game bid in the ninth inning of a 4-1 loss, there still were few positives.

But inside a somber Orioles clubhouse at Tropicana Field, as players packed for a flight to Toronto and another divisional series against an American League wild-card contender, right-hander Jordan Lyles offered a vote of confidence that broke from the deflated air felt elsewhere.

“We’ve got everything we want in front of us, starting tomorrow,” Lyles said. “I think we’re in a good spot. I think we’re very confident.”

Even after two straight losses against Tampa Bay? Losses that dropped Baltimore 1 1/2 games out of the wild-card race? With a heavy dose of AL East competition on the horizon?

“We can put our stamp on things moving forward,” Lyles said. “We’re going to see a lot of guys in the division here shortly, so it’s up to us how we react and handle ourselves.”

Lyles, the veteran voice of reason in a clubhouse full of inexperienced players — whether it’s those new to the league, new to winning or both — looked around that room and felt assured. On a day executive vice president and general manager Mike Elias said publicly that he believed Baltimore could reach the postseason, those inside the clubhouse agreed.

The results dampened their spirits, but it didn’t dampen their aspirations.

“It makes the game a lot more fun — you’re playing for something every single night,” outfielder Austin Hays said. “Something that, at this point in the year last year, wasn’t even really a possibility. We were so far out of it.”

When the trade deadline came Aug. 2 and the Orioles sent first baseman Trey Mancini to the Houston Astros and All-Star closer Jorge López to the Minnesota Twins, it appeared as if Elias had waved the white flag on the season. At the time, Elias acknowledged how the Orioles could secure a wild-card spot.

“But it is not a probability that we’re going to win a wild card,” Elias noted, a major factor that played into why Baltimore shipped away two of its best players. Elias valued winning next season and beyond over trying to do so this season, so he acquired six prospects with an eye on the future.

After those trades, there was a discussion in the clubhouse. They pointed out how López and Mancini might not be there, but “our record hasn’t changed,” Hays said.

“Just because we lost a couple guys,” Hays added, “we’re still here to win every single night, win every series, and we went to work.”

The Orioles are 8-4 since Mancini was traded to Houston, squarely in the hunt for a wild card spot for the first time since their last playoff season in 2016. They lost this crucial series to the Rays, who clinched the season series against Baltimore.

On top of the Rays, the Seattle Mariners and Minnesota Twins also hold the season series advantage, which acts as the playoff tiebreaker this season. It only complicates Baltimore’s postseason path.

But during an appearance Sunday morning on MLB Network Radio on SiriusXM, Elias showed more outward belief in what’s possible this season, even if he still preached the “big picture” approach that has characterized the rebuild he started in November 2018 and has led the Orioles to this point, an above .500 record with one of the best farm systems in the sport.

“I think we’re going to get into the playoffs,” Elias said. “I like where this is going. I think that this team has staying power for the next month and a half — we have a really tough schedule.”

Part of the big picture is analyzing when to promote and how to utilize several of the top prospects waiting in the wings. Left-hander DL Hall started Saturday, gave up five runs in 3 2/3 innings and was promptly optioned back to Triple-A Norfolk to develop as a reliever. The plan, as of now, is to have Hall join the bullpen during the stretch run toward the playoffs.

As shortstop Gunnar Henderson — Baseball America’s top-ranked prospect — continues to excel for the Tides, Elias said he’s “on the radar screen” to join the big league club at some point in the next month and a half.

“I think we’re going to, within reason, do everything we can to enhance our playoff odds,” Elias said. “But obviously, at all times, we have to balance the overall health of the organization when we make decisions. And then we also have to balance the development of a luminary talent like that, and it would be a shame to screw that up.”

That’s all part of the calculus for Elias and the Orioles, balancing the master plan with the immediate prospect of pushing for the postseason.

But for the players in the clubhouse, there’s less to balance. There’s one goal in sight, and it’s clearer than it has been in Baltimore for some time.

“You play to win,” Hays said. “You play to win championships. You play to get to the postseason. That’s why we’re here. That’s the ultimate goal. To actually be in that position, that’s awesome. It’s what all of us want.”

What’s to come?

The Orioles won’t face the Rays again this season, but they still have four series against the Toronto Blue Jays, including three games beginning Monday in Toronto. Should that series against the AL wild-card leaders go awry, Baltimore might find itself even further out of the playoff hunt.

“We’ve fought for four and a half months, and we’ve put ourselves in position,” manager Brandon Hyde said. “I’m proud of our guys for what they’ve been able to do so far. It’s a tough schedule the rest of the way. I think our guys are going to compete and try to win every night. I think we have as good a chance as anybody.”

What was good?

Shortstop Jorge Mateo broke up Rasmussen’s perfect game bid with a double down the left field line, and he did plenty more than that this week to build on his breakout July and August. There haven’t been many consistent hitters lately for Baltimore, but Mateo has rebounded to hit .309 since July 4.

That bodes well for the Orioles’ lineup, which can use Mateo’s speed on the bases to create for its offense. In the ninth inning Sunday, for example, Mateo took third on a groundout and scored on a wild pitch.

What wasn’t?

The rotation has been solid for much of the season, but there’s one major issue: The starters can’t seem to complete six innings. Last week, no starter made it through six, and the last Oriole to complete six innings was right-hander Dean Kremer on Aug. 5 in a 1-0 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates.

The shorter outings add pressure on a bullpen without the reliable arm of López, who frequently covered late-game situations longer than an inning. Félix Bautista has inherited the closer role, but moving a setup man to the ninth inning has a ripple effect, and it could lead to fatigue as Hyde is forced to go to the same arms more frequently.

On the farm

As Henderson approaches a major league debut, he continues a strong season in the minors. The 21-year-old went 3-for-6 with a double, home run and three RBIs on Sunday to improve his batting average to .293 and his OPS to .925 with the Tides.

“We’re watching him carefully and seeing how he might fit in,” Elias said.

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Police investigate ‘online threat’ against JK Rowling over pro-Rushdie tweet

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Police Scotland said on Sunday they were investigating an apparent ‘online threat’ made to Harry Potter author JK Rowling in response to a tweet supporting Salman Rushdie following his assault.

“We have received a report of an online threat and officers are investigating,” a Police Scotland spokeswoman said.

The 57-year-old writer tweeted on Friday that she was “feeling very sick right now” upon news of the attack on Rushdie in New York State.

In response, one user tweeted, “Don’t worry, you’re next.”

The same Twitter account, believed to be based in Pakistan, posted messages praising Rushdie’s attacker.

Rowling shared a screenshot of the response, asking Twitter moderators “any chance of support?”

But after Twitter said the tweets in question didn’t break its rule, Dowling responded with another tweet, saying, “Those are your guidelines, aren’t they? ‘Violence: you can’t threaten violence against an individual or a group of people.” And, “Terrorism/violent extremism: you may not threaten or promote terrorism…”

The author also tweeted that the police had been notified.

The threatening tweet appears to have been deleted on Sunday.

Also on Saturday, Rowling tweeted her gratitude to donors:

Hadi Matar, 24, was arraigned in New York state court on Saturday, with prosecutors explaining how Rushdie was stabbed about 10 times in what they described as a planned and premeditated assault.

Rushdie’s agent Andrew Wylie had said the writer was on a ventilator and at risk of losing an eye, but in an update on Saturday he said Rushdie had started talking again, suggesting his condition had improved. improved.

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India celebrates 75 years of independence in a euphoric atmosphere. On the occasion, Prime Minister Narendra Modi hoisted the Habs to Fort Rouge. Anganwadi workers, street vendors, morgue workers and borrowers from the mudra program were among the special guests for the Independence Day celebrations at the Red Fort.

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Daily horoscope for August 15, 2022

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Lunar Alert: There are no restrictions on purchases or major decisions today. The Moon is in Aries.

Happy Birthday Monday, August 15, 2022:

You are smart, talented and versatile. Warm and friendly, you are generous. You have an excellent sense of humor and are an excellent problem solver. This year, you are focusing on your closest relationships. It’s time to find relationships that benefit you. Take the time to find out what makes you happy.

RAM

(March 21-April 19)
★★★★★
Hallelujah Glory! Today is the perfect way to start your week, as the Moon is in your dancing sign with lucky and wealthy Jupiter. You feel like everything is fine and you have nothing to worry about. Relations with females are excellent. Today you will get what you give. Tonight: You are happy.

BULL

(April 20-May 20)
★★★★
It’s a beautiful wellness day! However, since the Moon lurks in your chart, you can choose to lay low and work behind the scenes. Relations with female relatives will be smooth. Why not plan to redecorate or entertain at home this week? Tonight: Enjoy the solitude.

GEMINI

(May 21-June 20)
★★★★★
It’s a great day to chat with groups, classes, and organizations because you’ll enjoy their company, and vice versa, they’ll love seeing you. A conversation with someone might encourage you to expand your goals in an exciting way. Go get the gold! Tonight: Schmooze!

CANCER

(June 21-July 22)
★★★★
The Moon is at the top of your chart, aligned with lucky and wealthy Jupiter, which makes you look wealthy in the eyes of others. Well, at least comfortable. A great way to start your week! Others might admire your success. Your interaction with other countries and different cultures will benefit you. Tonight: Promote yourself.

LEO

(July 23-August 22)
★★★★★
It’s a big day! The Moon is in your other Fire sign, and meanwhile the Sun and Venus are in your own sign. Everything is copacetic. It’s a great day for traveling or making travel plans. It’s also a wonderful time to explore opportunities in publishing, law, medicine, or the media. Ideas ? Tonight: Explore!

VIRGIN

(August 23-September 22)
★★★★
It’s a great day for financial discussions, especially about how you should share or share something with someone. For example, negotiations over estates, insurance disputes, and commons will likely go in your favor. Yes! Tonight: Check your finances.

BALANCE

(Sep 23-Oct 22)
★★★★
It’s a great day to chat with others because the Moon is directly opposite your sign aligned with lucky Jupiter. This means that your relationships with others will be optimistic and friendly! You might attract people from other cultures and different countries to you. Deep and philosophical discussions will intrigue you. Tonight: Cooperate.

SCORPIO

(23 Oct-21 Nov)
★★★★
Work-related travel is likely today. Many of you will also be involved more than usual with people from other cultures and different countries. You will do well if you have to deal with members of the public or large groups because people understand each other easily today. The good feelings are not lacking! Tonight: work.

SAGITTARIUS

(22 Nov-21 Dec)
★★★★★
It’s a great fun day! (Whisper: Actually, today is the perfect day to skip school.) You want to put fun and pleasure before work, there’s no question. Accept invitations to party and socialize. Have a long lunch. Enjoy sporting events, fun times with the kids and the world of entertainment. Romance is blessed! Tonight: play!

CAPRICORN

(22 Dec-19 Jan)
★★★★
It’s a great day for a family chat, especially with female relatives. You might discuss how to make home improvements, repairs, renovations, or perhaps explore real estate opportunities. Indeed, real estate speculation is favored today. Tonight: Cocoon.

AQUARIUS

(20 Jan-18 Feb)
★★★★★
Today you feel optimistic, optimistic and enthusiastic about everything that is happening. It makes for a strong and successful day for those of you in marketing, sales, teaching, acting, or writing, as your words will inspire and draw others in. Tonight: Learn something.

PISCES

(February 19-March 20)
★★★★
“There is gold in these hills!” Look for ways to increase your income, because they exist. Trust your money-making ideas. Explore relationships with foreign countries and other cultures, as you can benefit from them. Be generous, because you will get what you give today. Tonight: Maintain your possessions.

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Dozens of people buried after the deadly fire of a church in Egypt

HISTORY: Dozens of victims of a fire in a church in Egypt, killed during Sunday mass, were buried a few hours later. More than 40 lives were lost in the fire. Sources say they were mostly children. Relatives of the dead attended a mass funeral in Egypt’s second largest city, Giza. Coffins passed through the church, so families could mourn and pray for the deceased. About a thousand people had gathered for Sunday mass at Abu Sifin Church, when the fire started. According to sources, the fire blocked an entrance to the church, causing a stampede. One of the injured, who only gave his name Kirollos, said they rescued whoever they could. “The fourth floor of the church was on fire. There were children in the nursery and there was a mass. We are fasting these days and soon there will be Eid. I don’t know what happened. passed, if it was an electrical fire, but there were children and old people. We saved who we could save. We looked up and saw lots of black smoke in the air. Inhalation smoke was the main cause of death. He added that the families of the victims would receive around $5,000 each in compensation. Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi also offered his condolences in a tweet. Electrical fires are not uncommon in Egypt: In late 2020, at least seven people were killed in a hospital fire.

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