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Heat close out play at Las Vegas summer league with 86-83 win over Clippers

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Heat Close Out Play At Las Vegas Summer League With 86-83 Win Over Clippers

The Miami Heat ended their run at the NBA Las Vegas Summer League on Saturday night the way they opened it, with a victory.

Despite sitting many of the leading men on their summer roster, the Heat pushed to an 86-83 victory over the Los Angeles Clippers on the UNLV campus, a week after they began play in Las Vegas with a victory over the Boston Celtics.

While three losses in between left the Heat with a 2-3 record in Vegas, Saturday ended the stay on an up note.

French League guard Kyle Allman Jr. led the Heat with 26 points, seven rebounds and six assists.

“I know we had a lot of people out, so I know somebody had to step up,” Allman said.

He was supported by 22 points from guard Dru Smith, who was in training camp with the Heat last season and then moved on to the Heat’s G League affiliate.

The Heat also got 11 points and 11 rebounds from forward Jamal Cain, the undrafted wing out of Oakland University who was signed earlier in the week to a training-camp tryout contract.

Big men Nikola Jovic and Omer Yurtseven remained out for the Heat with quadriceps injuries, with Yurtseven going without a summer-league appearance. Jovic wound up missing the final four of the Heat’s five games in Las Vegas.

The Heat also were without guard Marcus Garrett, who was signed to a two-way contract earlier in the day, and forward Haywood Highsmith, with both given the night off for rest.

Forward Darius Days, signed to a two-way contract off the San Antonio Spurs’ summer roster earlier in the day, also did not play.

The Heat opened with a lineup of Allman, Cain, Jamaree Bouyea, Bryce Hamilton and Jalen Adaway.

Also held out was center Orlando Robinson, who already has received a camp invitation.

The Heat drew within 75-74 with 1:28 to play when Smith converted three free throws after he was fouled on a 3-point attempt. Allman then got to the line with 67 seconds left, making only the second foul shot, for a 75-75 tie.

A Clippers miss by NBA veteran Cam Reynolds followed, with Allman draining a step-back 3-pointer with 31.2 seconds to play for a 78-75 Heat lead.

“I mean that’s my game,” Allman said of the shot, closing 4 of 10 from beyond the arc. “So I just kind of went to something that I work on.”

A blocked shot by Cain followed for the Heat, forcing the Clippers to foul. A pair of Allman free throws with 23.8 seconds left effectively settled it.

The Heat closed 3-4 overall in summer league, when including their 1-2 record at the California Classic in San Francisco prior to arriving in Las Vegas.

Summer-league play concludes Sunday, with the New York Knicks playing the Portland Trail Blazers in the championship game.




Amtrak Rolls Out New Dining Options on Northeast Corridor Trains

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Amtrak Rolls Out New Dining Options On Northeast Corridor Trains

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Your next trip on Amtrak from the 30th Street station might be a little tastier. Amtrak is introducing new menu items along the Northeast Corridor.

These new menu items include bacon, cheese and egg bites, a vegan Asian noodle bowl and fresh vegetable platters.

Amtrak has also lowered the price of sandwiches and salads on board.

These new menu items were rolled out to the train service on Wednesday.


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Experience, and a trip to Bears training camp, have Tyler Gleyzer thinking big for Highland Park: ‘Win conference, make the playoffs and beat Deerfield.’

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Experience, And A Trip To Bears Training Camp, Have Tyler Gleyzer Thinking Big For Highland Park: ‘Win Conference, Make The Playoffs And Beat Deerfield.’

Highland Park’s visit to Chicago Bears training camp on July 27 was more than a thrill for junior linebacker Tyler Gleyzer.

The opportunity to see professional players work provided a valuable lesson for him.

“They go full-out all the time,” Gleyzer said. “I felt like we have to mirror this. This is something we have to do.”

The Giants plan to use what they learned at Halas Hall in Lake Forest and the experience they gained a year ago, when 12 sophomores started, to pursue the Central Suburban North title and more this season.

“We’re going to win conference, make the playoffs and beat Deerfield,” Gleyzer said, referring to Highland Park’s Township High School District 113 rival.

Deerfield beat the Giants 35-6 and won the Central Suburban North last season. The teams will meet in Deerfield on Sept. 30.

Highland Park’s season starts with a home game against Leyden on Aug. 26, not quite two months after the mass shooting at the city’s Fourth of July parade. School administration limited discussion for this story to football.

First-year coach Anthony Kopp, a former Highland Park quarterback who was promoted from offensive coordinator in June, also took note of how the Bears practice and intends to implement that into the Giants’ workouts. He has high expectations for this season.

“We’re going to push them every day to work like the Bears,” Kopp said. “If we strive for that, we can do anything. We want to be one of the final eight teams at state.”

The Giants’ work began long before Bears training camp, however. Since the 2021 season ended, Gleyzer and his teammates spent time in the weight room getting stronger and quicker.

“Now the juniors are ready to step up as leaders,” senior wide receiver Emmet Pulte said. “They learned a lot as sophomores. We’ve all gotten better and stronger.”

Among those juniors is quarterback David Finfer. At this point last year, Finfer didn’t anticipate starting at quarterback, but he moved into the role as the season progressed. He said he’s ready to lead the offense.

“That experienced really helped,” Finfer said. “Now I am much more vocal as a leader. We’re going to hit the ground running.”

Other juniors whom Kopp expects to contribute include wide receiver/defensive back Nicholas Blumer, wide receiver/defensive back Andrew Cortes, two-way lineman Larry Jenkins, running back/cornerback Nikko Rosenbloom and offensive lineman Eli Secher.

Kopp said all elements of Gleyzer’s play have improved. He is “bigger, stronger, faster and smarter” than he was a year ago, Kopp said.

Pulte and junior quarterback David Finfer said they like how Gleyzer dissects offenses, gets to the ball and makes tackles with an exclamation point.

“You get free, and everything feels great,” Gleyzer said. “It’s what we have to do to win the battle.”

Steve Sadin is a freelance reporter for the News-Sun.

Team: Highland Park.

2021 record: 4-5.

Offensive leaders: David Finfer, junior, quarterback; Emmet Pulte, senior, wide receiver; Nikko Rosenbloom, junior, running back; Eli Secher, junior, offensive line.

Defensive leaders: Tyler Gleyzer, junior, linebacker; Larry Jenkins, junior, defensive lineman; Jacques Marks, senior, defensive lineman.


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Juveniles arrested for violent crimes ‘more common than you might think’, says San Francisco lawyer

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Juveniles Arrested For Violent Crimes 'More Common Than You Might Think', Says San Francisco Lawyer

SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) — There are new details about the minors arrested in connection with the robbery and assault of a 70-year-old San Francisco woman. Police have identified four suspects but confirm that one of the minors is still at large.

The four suspects have been identified as Darryl Moore, 18, of Oakland, 14, 13 and 11.

“The fact that we are here in front of you talking about 14, 13 and 11 year olds who are committing violent robberies, I hope it shocks everyone’s conscience,” said San Francisco’s police chief. Francisco, Bill Scott.

This begs the question – is it common?

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“It’s more common than the public wants to know,” said criminal defense attorney and former prosecutor Marc Pelta. “Certainly, more common than you think.”

Pelta has presided over hundreds of juvenile cases in the Bay Area over the past decade.

“I’ve met 11, 12, 13-year-old minors, often it’s unique to the minor how young they look in court,” Pelta said. “Unfortunately, this happens more often than the public realizes.”

SFPD confirmed to I-Team that they are still looking for the 14-year-old suspect, the 13-year-old is still in Alameda County awaiting transfer to San Francisco, and the 11-year-old was released in an adult.

“We’re going to take it from here,” San Francisco District Attorney Brooke Jenkins said at a Monday news conference.

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In 2018, Senate Bill 439 was signed into law, which essentially removed the discretion of DAs to charge children under 12.

“With the 11-year-old, it’s going to be a community issue because he’s too young to be charged with a crime,” Jenkins said.

Daniel Macallair, executive director of the San Francisco-based Center for Juvenile and Criminal Justice, told ABC7 that this case involving an 11-year-old child is extremely rare.

“Cases like this are not common,” Macallair explained.

So what happens to him?

“He won’t be on his own, someone will respond,” Macallair said, adding that each case is handled individually and often reviews the circumstances at the child’s home.

“First of all, you have to ask him what the situation is at home? If he is caring for older children who also have problems, that is also a signal that there is turbulence at home. home and in the neighborhood. And you design your response strategies accordingly,” Macallair said.

According to Pelta, California, the goal of the Welfare and Institutions Code is rehabilitation first and punishment second.

“In these types of cases, especially involving such young minors, the chances of reoffending are very high,” Pelta said.

According to a 2017 report from the California Division of Juvenile Justice, 74.2% of youths were re-arrested, 53.8% were reconvicted for new offenses and 37.3% were re-incarcerated in the three years after their release.

Stephanie: “What do you often see happen with juveniles this young?”

Pelta: “In these cases, it would routinely involve one of two options…one would be to send the minor to a camp, a locked down facility outside of the county where support services can be provided to young people. And the court monitors the minor’s progress over time to see if the minor can return home.”

An example of this is institutions like the Boys Republic in Chino Hills, California, which work to support troubled teens. It is unclear what the outcome will be for any of the minors in this case.

The ABC7 News I-Team has contacted the San Francisco City Attorney’s Office to see if an assessment of juvenile homes will take place.

If you’re on the ABC7 News app, click here to watch live

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Mets fans, it’s time for Brett Baty

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Mets Fans, It’s Time For Brett Baty

ATLANTA — The day has finally come.

It didn’t happen earlier in the season as Dom Smith and J.D. Davis failed to make much of an impact at the designated hitter spot, and it didn’t happen at the trade deadline, when the Mets’ front office pilfered Daniel Vogelbach and Darin Ruf instead of promoting someone in-house.

That long-awaited promotion is upon us now, as the Mets are calling up 2019 first-round pick Brett Baty, per reports. Both general manager Billy Eppler and manager Buck Showalter had insisted that Baty would not be part of the picture anytime soon — Showalter as recently as Monday — but injuries forced their hand. Infielders Luis Guillorme (groin strain) and Eduardo Escobar (oblique strain) both suffered injuries within the last seven days, and Guillorme’s was severe enough to put him on the injured list. A groin malady of that caliber, per the Mets, could cause Guillorme to miss up to six weeks. Baty has dabbled in left field during his minor league career but is primarily a third baseman.

Baty was the 12th overall pick in his draft year and is the Mets’ second-ranked prospect according to, behind only catcher prodigy Francisco Alvarez. He is the 18th-best prospect in the world according to the same rankings. While his call up isn’t official yet, Baty’s social media would seem to indicate that someone has broken the news to him already. His official Twitter account has liked several posts congratulating him on ascending to the big leagues. He is expected to be activated for Wednesday’s game in Atlanta, with a trip to the IL perhaps coming for Escobar.

Now being asked to contribute to a first-place team, and one that’s weathering its first troubling storm of the season, Baty is still just 22 years old. He has, though, been one of the best hitters at any level of the minor leagues this season. He started his year with the Double-A Binghamton Rumble Ponies and lived up to the team’s fearsome name. Baty played 89 games at Double-A and made 394 plate appearances. Over 11% of those resulted in a walk and over 40% of them ended with Baty getting on-base. His .312/.406/.544 slash line for the Ponies makes it clear why he was shuttled along to Triple-A Syracuse.

In a microscopic, six-game sample at Syracuse, Baty went 8-for-22 (.364) and drew three walks while striking out six times. He did not play in Syracuse’s Tuesday night game in Charlotte, which is a quick and easy commute to Atlanta. All eight of his Triple-A hits were singles. It’s Baty’s raw power, though, that the Mets hope will carry him to a prolific MLB career. His 19 home runs in 89 games at Double-A showed that the left-handed hitter was perhaps more ready for the big time than his organization initially expected.

On a Zoom call discussing the trade deadline, during which he did not ship out any of the Mets’ top prospects, Eppler said, “Once you have success at Double-A, you kind of physically know you’re able to play in the major leagues.” Triple-A, then, is often used as a final polishing stage, one where young hitters can be exposed to several pitchers who have already pitched in the major leagues. If Double-A is the physical test, Triple-A is the mental one. Baty had an extremely limited look at Triple-A pitchers, but there’s no time for the Mets to gripe about that now.

Somebody has to play third base, and with all due respect to Deven Marrero, the 31-year-old who is fairly fresh out of an independent league, he is not the man for the job. Baty might not be either, at least right now, but the club has the luxury of knowing his performance won’t be the difference between making and missing the playoffs. The Mets have put themselves in an enviable position of power. They still lead the National League East by 3.5 games entering Wednesday night’s contest, own the second-best record in the majors and have a 100% chance of making the postseason according to FanGraphs’ playoff odds.

The games where they have to start Baty at third base could be the difference between winning and losing the division, though. With MLB’s new playoff format, winning the division and securing a top-two seed in the NL could prove very important, as the two division winners with the best record get a bye and avoid a wonky three-game Wild Card series. Taking the NL East will secure one of those top two seeds — the NL Central winner, barring a miracle, won’t have enough wins for it — but Atlanta is not just going to roll over and die.

Essentially, this is as real deal as it gets for Baty. He won’t have the agonizing bus rides, cramped clubhouses or cheap hotel rooms of the minor leagues anymore, but he also won’t have the comfort of being one of the best players on the field each time he goes out. The Mets have also called up a 22-year-old in the heat of a pennant race before, and you best believe Baty will be compared to him incessantly in the coming days.

Michael Conforto played a Double-A game on July 23, 2015. The very next day, he was at Citi Field, starting in left field for a team that would eventually play in the World Series. Most Mets fans can tell you exactly what Conforto did once he got there. Strapped with a left-handed swing of his own, fresh off demolishing Double-A just like Conforto did, a similar boost from Baty would immediately make him an unforgettable figure in Mets lore.

The Mets now find themselves in an interesting spot. They didn’t want to have to use Baty at the MLB level this early, but with the hard-charging Braves not relenting, the team’s brain trust wasn’t left with much of a choice. At worst, Baty struggles but has a useful trial by fire that can teach him some things about The Show.

At best, the Mets just accidentally unlocked the best third baseman they’ve had all year.


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Christian McCaffrey knocked to ground, fan injured in fight at joint Carolina Panthers and New England Patriots practice

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Christian Mccaffrey Knocked To Ground, Fan Injured In Fight At Joint Carolina Panthers And New England Patriots Practice

Carolina Panthers star running back Christian McCaffrey was involved in a fight Wednesday during joint practice with the New England Patriots that injured a fan.

McCaffrey, who was out of bounds, was knocked to the ground by Patriots defensive lineman Deatrich Wise Jr., who landed on the fan during the ensuing scrimmage. McCaffrey responded by throwing the ball at Wise’s feet, sparking the fight which continued in the stands.

The woman suffered a swollen foot but refused treatment from Patriots medical staff.

The 6-foot-5, 275-pound Wise reached out to the fan to apologize, and McCaffrey shook his hand as well. The Patriots offered him tickets to one game this season.

It was the second day in a row that the Panthers-Patriots joint workouts featured an altercation. Wise was ejected from practice Wednesday with Panthers backup running back Chuba Hubbard and cornerback Kenny Robinson, who was also ejected for fighting on Tuesday.

ESPN’s David Newton and Mike Reiss contributed to this report.


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As losses pile up, Yankees say losing-streak will be good for them

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As Losses Pile Up, Yankees Say Losing-Streak Will Be Good For Them

The Yankees walked off the field Tuesday night to some surprisingly loud boos. The Bombers have lost 11 of their last 13 games, scored one run over their last three games and watched their once double-digit lead in the division shrink. So the boos were only surprising in how loud they were. Most fans turned their backs Tuesday night and walked out long before Frank Sinatra began to sing.

But inside the clubhouse there is a firm belief that everything is going to be all right.

“A little adversity never hurt nobody,” catcher Jose Trevino said. “Everybody is going to struggle. You look at (the standings) right now, we’re still a few games up and we know that, but we also know we want to kick it into gear pretty soon.”

It’s been a two-week funk that may not have cost the Yankees the American League East lead, but has cost them the best record in the AL, which they said was hugely important following a two-game series loss to the Astros. The Yankees are 2.5 games behind Houston now.

Aaron Judge hopes this is one of those trials in the season that will pay off in the end.

“You learn to respond to getting hit in the face a couple of times,” Judge said. “It’s going to be good for us. You can’t have the good without the bad, so it’s good for everyone to kind of go through this stretch and kind of look themselves in the mirror and say, ‘Hey, what do I need to do to get better so we can kind of get out of this rut?’”

Wednesday morning it looked like a little foster shakeup was what the Bombers were hoping would get them out of a rut. Aaron Boone said they were discussing roster moves Tuesday night. The team declined to give further information.

Prospect Oswaldo Cabrera announced on his Instagram late Tuesday “Vamanos,” which hinted he may be coming to the Bronx from Triple-A Scranton. Estevan Florial was also mentioned as a possible addition.

While the team declined to comment, struggling closer Clay Holmes basically admitted he was heading to the injured list with a back issue after Tuesday night’s loss. That would allow Ron Marinaccio, who had been dominant before being demoted because of a roster numbers crunch, to come back and give the bullpen a boost.


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