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Neetu Kapoor shared this picture. (courtesy: neetu54) Who doesn’t love a good throwback image? Bringing us a happy dose of nostalgia on a sleepy Sunday is Neetu Kapoor who has shared a throwback image of 1978 film Kasme Vaade‘s hoarding outside a theatre in Delhi’s Chandni Chowk area. Sharing the black and white image, Neetu […]

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The Chicago Bears’ 1st preseason game was made for rookie standouts. Jaquan Brisker, Trestan Ebner and Jack Sanborn delivered.

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The Chicago Bears’ 1St Preseason Game Was Made For Rookie Standouts. Jaquan Brisker, Trestan Ebner And Jack Sanborn Delivered.

Before his first NFL preseason game Saturday, Chicago Bears safety Jaquan Brisker had announced a goal of forcing a turnover. “Immediately,” the rookie told reporters earlier in the week.

Brisker only came close to a takeaway in the Bears’ 19-14 victory over the Kansas City Chiefs — and he said he actually needed a bit of time to get comfortable — but the second-round pick still could leave Soldier Field feeling pretty good about his debut.

On the Chiefs’ fourth series, Brisker delivered a big hit against wide receiver Skyy Moore, took down running back Derrick Gore for a 2-yard loss and nearly intercepted Shane Buechele’s pass intended for Noah Gray. Sure, the plays were against second-stringers, but it was enough to leave an impression on Bears coach Matt Eberflus.

“The tackling. Deflecting the ball,” Eberflus said. “He should have had maybe a takeaway or two. But he was high-energy. Man, he likes to hit. I really liked that aggressive style for him, how he’s playing right now.”

The Bears’ two other Day 2 draft picks — cornerback Kyler Gordon and wide receiver Velus Jones Jr. — sat out with injuries. So the debut of Brisker, who is likely to start alongside veteran safety Eddie Jackson, was among the most notable Saturday.

“I had to get warmed up at first,” Brisker said. “It was great being in the stadium and playing next to great guys like Eddie and the rest of the defense. I thought it was a great experience for the first time.”

Brisker finished with four tackles, a tackle for a loss and a pass defended, one of a few rookie standouts on a day made for such performances.

Running back Trestan Ebner, a sixth-round pick out of Baylor, opened eyes with a versatile performance on offense and special teams. And undrafted rookie linebacker Jack Sanborn, a product of Lake Zurich High and Wisconsin, had a part in two second-half takeaways.

“Draft pick or no draft pick, it doesn’t matter — you want to earn the respect of the guys in this locker room and you want the coaches to see why they picked you or why they decided to let you come here,” Ebner said. “That means the most, when I can get love from these other guys and show them I’m meant to wear this ‘C’ on my head and I’m meant to be a part of this team.”

When Ebner returned to the sideline after leaving Chiefs defensive back Jaylen Watson in his wake with a nasty cut, his teammates told him, “Oooh, I didn’t know you could cut like that.”

“I didn’t know what they were talking about because to me it felt like I was just out there running,” Ebner said. “And then I saw it on the big screen, I was like, ‘Oh, that was a nice cut.’ ”

Ebner admitted he was rewatching the highlight of his 27-yard run on his phone when reporters approached him in the locker room after the game.

The run was part of a well-rounded day that included a 12-yard touchdown catch on a throw from Trevor Siemian, with Ebner pounding through three Chiefs defenders for the Bears’ first score of the preseason. Ebner also had two kickoff returns covering 53 yards, including a 34-yarder on the opening kickoff.

Ebner said he was nervous about getting in on offense, especially because the first-quarter running back reps went to Khalil Herbert with David Montgomery sidelined by a minor injury. But Herbert returned to the sideline between series to tell him what he was seeing, and that calmed his nerves.

Ebner has a lot of talent around him in the running back room with Montgomery and Herbert, and the Bears have several kickoff-return options too. So Ebner felt good about being able to show off his skill set.

“He’s very competitive,” Eberflus said. “He likes when the lights come on and you can see him compete in practice. He’s a strong runner and he’s obviously got a lot of good speed, too, so he can really turn it on to get the corner or take it the distance. So we’re excited where he is too. And he’s doing a better job blocking, finishing runs.”

The Bears had a short field before Ebner’s touchdown catch thanks to Sanborn’s interception of Buechele on the Chiefs’ opening drive of the second half. Sandborn returned the pick 13 yards to the Chiefs 27.

“I knew they were going to try to pick on the linebacker there in Cover-2,” Sanborn said. “I was fortunate enough to make a decent break and box out the receiver there and make a play.”

On the Chiefs’ third drive of the third quarter, Sanborn pounced on Gore’s fumble, which Mike Pennel forced, and the ensuing Bears drive ended in a Cairo Santos field goal.

Sanborn, who guessed he had “a lot” of family members and friends at the game, had five tackles, including a one for a loss, and two special-teams tackles, a good impression as he fights for a roster spot.

“I’m going to be that guy that will do whatever the coaches ask or whatever the team wants,” Sanborn said. “Just take it day by day and be consistent with everyone.”

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The husbands of the chief and the vice-chief dictate the meeting of the town council in Maihar.

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Husbands of elected Madhya Pradesh City Council members continue to reduce women to proxies. At the latest, two BJP leaders – the husbands of the president and vice president – ​​dictated a meeting of the 24-member council at Maihar in Satna district. It took place to discuss the “Har Ghar Tiranga” campaign which marks 75 years of independence.

BJP-backed Geeta Soni and Sheetal Tamrakar were elected president and vice president in Maihar. The president’s seat this time was reserved for the women of the OBC.

But Geeta Soni’s husband Santosh Soni gave instructions during the meeting held at Nagar Palika Hall.

At least she was there.

Sheetal Tamrakar was not. Her husband Nitin Tamrakar took part instead.

The proxy system may remind many of the popular web series “Panchayat” about a village in Uttar Pradesh. It was actually shot in Madhya Pradesh.

Elections to local bodies were recently held in five phases across the state. Party symbols are not used in these elections, but party allegiance remains a factor.

Just two weeks earlier, in some towns, male family members were seen “taking the oath” in place of women elected to council seats.

Many of these women are elected through the women’s reserve, which aims to empower women. Some are presented as proxies because male family members cannot challenge for legal or other reasons.

An investigation into the proxy oath has been ordered at least in one location, at Gaisabad panchayat in Damoh district. Officials had told reporters that such a swearing-in was against the rules and that “strict action will be taken against the culprits once the case is reviewed”.

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DL Hall up and down in debut as Orioles fall to Rays, 8-2, lose ground in wild-card race

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Dl Hall Up And Down In Debut As Orioles Fall To Rays, 8-2, Lose Ground In Wild-Card Race

For as long as DL Hall can remember, he has taken the mound with a skip over the foul line. It’s so second nature now that the left-hander doesn’t think about it. Besides, he had plenty on his mind when he exited the dugout at Tropicana Field on Saturday afternoon to make his major league debut.

There he was, skipping over that white line. That routine won’t change, even as Hall’s surroundings shift dramatically. When he warmed up in the bullpen near left field, the Orioles pitching staff gathered around to observe, then gave the 23-year-old fist bumps on his way to the dugout. When he took the field and promptly threw five straight balls, there was nowhere else to look. When he returned in the second inning and struck out the side, it was just as captivating.

The attention wasn’t for the success he found; Hall left after 3 2/3 innings, having allowed five runs in an eventual 8-2 loss to the Tampa Bay Rays. Instead, it was for all he represented, another piece of this rebuild to finally reach the majors.

That stint will be short-lived, however. Manager Brandon Hyde announced after the game that Hall will be optioned back to Triple-A Norfolk to develop as a reliever before potentially returning to the club in September.

Well before first pitch, Hall stood in the dugout next to rookie catcher Adley Rutschman, one of his closest friends in the organization, and soaked in the empty stadium. Rutschman looked forward to that moment, seeing the look on Hall’s face when the No. 4 prospect in Baltimore’s pipeline gazed at a big league park ahead of his debut.

Those two — catcher and starting pitcher — are expected to play a key role in the turnaround the Orioles (59-54) envision. Rutschman is already doing so, proving himself as an American League Rookie of the Year candidate. Others will follow, including shortstop Gunnar Henderson, the highest-ranked prospect in the sport according to Baseball America.

Perhaps more will arrive to help the Orioles before the season is over, as Baltimore finds itself a half-game back of the third wild-card spot to the Rays (59-53). The Orioles are within reach of the postseason, and even if Saturday didn’t show it, there’s a belief that having Hall in the mix will serve as a boost. Now, it will have to be as part of a surprisingly dominant bullpen.

Hall might’ve arrived in the majors sooner if he hadn’t suffered a season-ending stress reaction in his elbow last year, shutting him down after 31 2/3 innings at Double-A Bowie. Hall’s progression has been slow-going, as he remained in Florida for extended spring training this season before appearing with High-A Aberdeen, Bowie and Triple-A Norfolk.

Hall arrived as a reinforcement for Baltimore’s playoff push, a hard-throwing southpaw who has posted gaudy strikeout numbers in the minor leagues. In 70 innings for Norfolk, he struck out 114 batters. But he also averaged 5.7 walks per nine innings, as command issues remain his biggest hurdle.

It cropped up early Saturday. Hall walked the first batter he faced and allowed a run in the first inning before he returned for the second showing the elite swing-and-miss stuff he possesses. For his first strikeout, first baseman Christian Bethancourt swung through a 95.9 mph fastball. Then outfielder Jose Siri was caught looking at a changeup before Hall reared back for a 97.2 mph four-seamer that evaded outfielder Roman Quinn’s bat.

By that point, Hall had a lead to work with. The Orioles plated two runs in the second off All-Star left-hander Shane McLanahan on singles from Rougned Odor and Robinson Chirinos. But that lead evaporated in the third, as Hall allowed three runs after he walked the leadoff man and gave up two doubles and a single.

Hall didn’t complete the fourth, with a sacrifice fly scoring the fifth and final run against him. Hall smacked the ball into his plain brown mitt — not the usual bright teal glove he had with the Tides — before handing the ball to Hyde.

As Hall made his way off the field, he didn’t skip over the foul line. He stepped over it instead, hardly breaking stride, as he adjusted his cap at the end of his first major league appearance. There were highs. There were lows. But he arrived, nonetheless.

Tempers flare

After home plate umpire Andy Fletcher granted a late timeout call to Chirinos in the eighth inning, Rays right-hander Pete Fairbanks took exception. He struck out Chirinos with the next pitch, then directed words toward home plate. Whether they were meant for Chirinos or Fletcher, it was unclear.

Chirinos heard them, though, and turned back toward Fairbanks. When he took several steps toward the reliever, the benches cleared, and Chirinos, outfielders Brett Phillips and Anthony Santander and shortstop Jorge Mateo all had to be restrained.

The feud simmered down relatively quickly, however, and there were no ejections.

In the midst of a playoff race, tempers can flare. And with Tampa Bay and Baltimore battling for a wild-card spot, it’s hardly surprising.

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>> Right-hander Grayson Rodriguez was at Tropicana Field to support Hall, his longtime minor league teammate. Rodriguez, the top pitching prospect in baseball, will throw off the mound Monday as he continues his recovery from a Grade 2 right lat muscle strain. It’ll be the third time in the past week he’s thrown off the mound.

>> Right-hander Spenser Watkins, who was in line to start Saturday for Baltimore, instead moved to the bullpen and pitched three innings. Watkins, who Hyde said should return to the rotation by the middle of next week, allowed three runs on six hits.

>> Right-hander Tyler Wells threw long toss on the field before the game. It was another positive step for the starting pitcher after he suffered an oblique strain late last month.

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Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) has kept up to $100,000 in rental income during the coronavirus pandemic despite congressional calls to waive rent, according to her latest financial disclosures.

Tlaib’s financial disclosure report, released Thursday, showed she received between $15,001 and $50,000 in rental income in 2021, Fox News reported. Tlaib received this rental income from a Detroit property she owns.

Her 2021 rental income is in addition to the $15,001 to $50,000 she has already reported for 2020, bringing her total rental income throughout the pandemic to between $30,000 and $100,000.

However, as the Michigan congresswoman collected a steady stream of rent checks, she was at the forefront of a progressive movement in Congress to cancel rent and mortgage payments during the pandemic.

Tlaib, along with fellow “Squad” members Rep. Alexandria Ocasio Cortez (D-NY) and Rep. Ayanna Pressley (D-MA), co-sponsored Rep. Ilhan Omar’s (D-MN) bill. ) aimed at “instituting nationwide cancellation of residential rent and mortgage payments for the duration of the coronavirus pandemic” at the onset of the pandemic in early 2020.

The “Squad” then reintroduced the bill to cancel rents and mortgages in March 2021.

“I join Rep. @IlhanOmar and his colleagues for a press conference on the Rent and Mortgage Cancellation Act,” Tlaib tweeted at the time. “Our residents need help during this ongoing pandemic and this legislation aims to provide that help to ensure our neighbors have the housing they need.”

Tlaib joins fellow “Squad” member Pressley in collecting monthly rent checks despite pressure for a nationwide pause on rent payments.

Pressley and her husband brought in between $5,000 and $15,000 in rental income throughout 2020, according to Fox News. Pressley has yet to file its 2021 financial disclosure report, which is due by Saturday.

Jordan Dixon-Hamilton is a reporter for Breitbart News. Write to him at [email protected] or follow him on Twitter.

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By CAROLYN THOMPSON and HILLEL ITALIE

MAYVILLE, N.Y. (AP) — “The Satanic Verses” author Salman Rushdie was taken off a ventilator and able to talk Saturday, a day after he was stabbed as he prepared to give a lecture in upstate New York.

Rushdie remained hospitalized with serious injuries, but fellow author Aatish Taseer tweeted in the evening that he was “off the ventilator and talking (and joking).” Rushdie’s agent, Andrew Wylie, confirmed that information without offering further details.

Earlier in the day, the man accused of attacking him Friday at the Chautauqua Institution, a nonprofit education and retreat center, pleaded not guilty to attempted murder and assault charges in what a prosecutor called a “preplanned” crime.

An attorney for Hadi Matar entered the plea on his behalf during an arraignment in western New York. The suspect appeared in court wearing a black and white jumpsuit and a white face mask, with his hands cuffed in front of him.

A judge ordered him held without bail after District Attorney Jason Schmidt told her Matar, 24, took steps to purposely put himself in position to harm Rushdie, getting an advance pass to the event where the author was speaking and arriving a day early bearing a fake ID.

“This was a targeted, unprovoked, preplanned attack on Mr. Rushdie,” Schmidt said.

Public defender Nathaniel Barone complained that authorities had taken too long to get Matar in front of a judge while leaving him “hooked up to a bench at the state police barracks.”

“He has that constitutional right of presumed innocence,” Barone added.

Rushdie, 75, suffered a damaged liver and severed nerves in an arm and an eye, Wylie said Friday evening. He was likely to lose the injured eye.

The attack was met with shock and outrage from much of the world, along with tributes and praise for the award-winning author who for more than 30 years has faced death threats for “The Satanic Verses.”

Authors, activists and government officials cited Rushdie’s courage and longtime advocacy of free speech despite the risks to his own safety. Writer and longtime friend Ian McEwan called Rushdie “an inspirational defender of persecuted writers and journalists across the world,” and actor-author Kal Penn cited him as a role model “for an entire generation of artists, especially many of us in the South Asian diaspora toward whom he’s shown incredible warmth.”

President Joe Biden said Saturday in a statement that he and first lady Jill Biden were “shocked and saddened” by the attack.

“Salman Rushdie — with his insight into humanity, with his unmatched sense for story, with his refusal to be intimidated or silenced — stands for essential, universal ideals,” the statement read. “Truth. Courage. Resilience. The ability to share ideas without fear. These are the building blocks of any free and open society.”

Rushdie, a native of India who has since lived in Britain and the U.S., is known for his surreal and satirical prose style, beginning with his Booker Prize-winning 1981 novel “Midnight’s Children,” in which he sharply criticized India’s then-prime minister, Indira Gandhi.

“The Satanic Verses” drew death threats after it was published in 1988, with many Muslims regarding as blasphemy a dream sequence based on the life of the Prophet Muhammad, among other objections. Rushdie’s book had already been banned and burned in India, Pakistan and elsewhere before Iran’s Grand Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini issued a fatwa, or edict, calling for Rushdie’s death in 1989.

Khomeini died that same year, but the fatwa remains in effect. Iran’s current supreme leader, Khamenei, never issued a fatwa of his own withdrawing the edict, though Iran in recent years hasn’t focused on the writer.

Investigators were working to determine whether the suspect, born a decade after “The Satanic Verses” was published, acted alone.

District Attorney Schmidt alluded to the fatwa as a potential motive in arguing against bail.

“Even if this court were to set a million dollars bail, we stand a risk that bail could be met,” Schmidt said.

“His resources don’t matter to me. We understand that the agenda that was carried out yesterday is something that was adopted and it’s sanctioned by larger groups and organizations well beyond the jurisdictional borders of Chautauqua County,” the prosecutor said.

Barone, the public defender, said after the hearing that Matar has been communicating openly with him and that he would spend the coming weeks trying to learn about his client, including whether he has psychological or addiction issues.

Matar is from Fairview, New Jersey. Rosaria Calabrese, manager of the State of Fitness Boxing Club, a small, tightly knit gym in nearby North Bergen, said Matar joined April 11 and participated in about 27 group sessions for beginners looking to improve their fitness before emailing her several days ago to say he wanted to cancel his membership because “he wouldn’t be coming back for a while.”

Gym owner Desmond Boyle said he saw “nothing violent” about Matar, describing him as polite and quiet, yet someone who always looked “tremendously sad.” He said Matar resisted attempts by him and others to welcome and engage him.

“He had this look every time he came in. It looked like it was the worst day of his life,” Boyle said.

Matar was born in the United States to parents who emigrated from Yaroun in southern Lebanon, the mayor of the village, Ali Tehfe, told The Associated Press.

Flags of the Iran-backed Shia militant group Hezbollah are visible across the village, along with portraits of leader Hassan Nasrallah, Khamenei, Khomeini and slain Iranian Gen. Qassem Soleimani.

Journalists visiting Yaroun on Saturday were asked to leave. Hezbollah spokespeople did not respond to requests for comment.

Iran’s theocratic government and its state-run media assigned no motive for the attack. In Tehran, some Iranians interviewed by the AP praised the attack on an author they believe tarnished the Islamic faith, while others worried it would further isolate their country.

On Friday, on AP reporter witnessed the attacker stab or punch Rushdie about 10 or 15 times.

Event moderator Henry Reese, 73, suffered a facial injury and was treated and released from a hospital, police said. He and Rushdie had planned to discuss the United States as a refuge for writers and other artists in exile.

A state trooper and a county sheriff’s deputy were assigned to Rushdie’s lecture, and police said the trooper made the arrest. But afterward some longtime visitors to the Chautauqua Institution questioned why there wasn’t tighter security given the threats against Rushdie and a bounty of more than $3 million on his head.

On Saturday the center said it was boosting security through measures such as requiring photo IDs to purchase gate passes, which previously could be obtained anonymously. Patrons entering the amphitheater where Rushdie was attacked will also be barred from carrying bags of any type.

The changes, along with an increased presence of armed police officers on the bucolic grounds, came as something of a shock to Chautauquans who have long relished the laid-back atmosphere for which the nearly 150-year-old vacation colony is known.

News about the stabbing has led to renewed interest in “The Satanic Verses,” which topped best seller lists after the fatwa was issued in 1989. As of Saturday afternoon, the novel ranked No. 13 on Amazon.com.

The death threats and bounty Rushdie faced over the book after its publication led him to go into hiding under a British government protection program, which included an around-the-clock armed guard. After nine years of seclusion, Rushdie cautiously resumed more public appearances.

In 2012 he published a memoir about the fatwa titled “Joseph Anton,” the pseudonym he used while in hiding.

He said during a New York talk that year that terrorism was really the art of fear: “The only way you can defeat it is by deciding not to be afraid.”

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Italie reported from New York. Associated Press journalist Kareem Chehayeb contributed to this report from Beirut.

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As far back as DL Hall can remember, he took the mound with a jump and a jump over the foul line. It’s so second nature now that the left-hander doesn’t think about it anymore. Plus, he had a lot on his mind when he came out of the dugout at Tropicana Field on Saturday to make his major league debut.

There he was, jumping over that white line. This routine will not change, even if Hall’s environment changes drastically. When he warmed up in the bullpen near left field, Orioles pitching staff gathered to watch, then punched the 23-year-old on the way to dugout . When he entered the field and quickly threw five consecutive balls, there was nowhere else to look. When he came back in the second set and retired the side, it was just as thrilling.

The attention was not for the success he found – Hall left after 3 2/3 innings, having allowed five runs in the 8-2 loss to the Tampa Bay Rays. Instead, it was for all he stood for, another piece of that rebuild to finally hit the majors.

However, this transition will be short-lived. Manager Brandon Hyde announced after the match that Hall would be returned as an option to Triple-A Norfolk to develop as a reliever before potentially returning to the club in September.

Long before the first pitch, Hall stood in the dugout next to rookie catcher Adley Rutschman, one of his closest friends in the organization, and dunked himself into the empty stadium. Rutschman was looking forward to this moment, seeing the look on Hall’s face when the No. 4 pipeline prospect from Baltimore looked over a large league park before his debut.

These two – receiver and starting pitcher – should play a key role in the turnaround envisioned by the Orioles (59-54). Rutschman already does, proving himself as the American League’s Rookie of the Year candidate. Others will follow, including shortstop Gunnar Henderson, the sport’s top-ranked prospect according to Baseball America.

Perhaps others will arrive to help the Orioles before the end of the season, as Baltimore finds itself half a game away from third-place wildcard for the Rays (59-53) with the Minnesota Twins (58 -53) yet to play. They’re within reach, and while Saturday didn’t show it, we think having Hall in the mix will serve as a boost.

Hall could have arrived sooner had he not suffered a season-ending stress reaction in his elbow last year, stopping him after 31 2/3 innings at Double-A Bowie. Hall’s progress was slow, as he stayed in Florida for extended spring training before appearing with High-A Aberdeen, Bowie and Triple-A Norfolk.

Hall came on as a backup for Baltimore’s playoff hunt, a hard-throwing southpaw who posted showy numbers at bat in the minor leagues. In 70 innings for Norfolk, he struck out 114. But he also averaged 5.7 walks per nine innings, with command issues being the biggest problem.

He appeared early Saturday. Hall walked the first batter he faced and allowed a run in the first inning before returning for the second showing off the elite tricks he possesses. For his first strikeout, first baseman Christian Bethancourt threw a 95.9 mph fastball. Then outfielder Jose Siri was caught watching a change before Hall backed up for a 97.2mph quad that escaped outfielder Roman Quinn’s bat.

At this point, Hall had a lead to work with. The Orioles scored two runs on singles by Rougned Odor and Robinson Chirinos. But that lead evaporated in the third inning, when Hall allowed three runs after walking the point guard and allowed two doubles and a single.

Hall did not finish fourth, with a sacrificial fly scoring the fifth and final run against him. Hall hit the ball in his plain brown glove – opting not to use the bright teal glove he had with the Tides – before handing the ball to manager Brandon Hyde.

As Hall left the field, he did not jump the foul line. He stepped over it instead, barely breaking stride, as he adjusted his cap at the end of his first major league appearance. There were ups. There were downs. But it still happened.

Tempers ignite

After plate umpire Andy Fletcher granted a late timeout call to Chirinos in the eighth inning, Rays right-hander Pete Fairbanks was the exception. He hit Chirinos with the next pitch, then aimed the words at home plate — whether it was Chirinos or Fletcher was unclear.

Chirinos heard, however, and turned back to Fairbanks. When he took several steps to the reliever, the benches cleared and Chirinos, outfielders Brett Phillips and Anthony Santander and shortstop Jorge Mateo all had to be held.

However, the feud died down fairly quickly and there were no ejections.

In the midst of a playoff race, tempers can flare. And with Tampa Bay and Baltimore battling for a wildcard spot, it’s no surprise.

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>> Right-hander Grayson Rodriguez was at Tropicana Field to support Hall, his longtime minor league teammate. Rodriguez, baseball’s top pitching prospect, will come off the mound on Monday as he continues his recovery from a Grade 2 pulled rectus muscle. It will be the third time in the past week that he’s been thrown off the mound.

>> Right-hander Spenser Watkins, who was in line to start Saturday for Baltimore, moved to the bullpen instead and pitched three innings. Watkins, who Hyde says should be back in the rotation by the middle of next week, allowed three runs on six hits.

>> Right-hander Tyler Wells threw a long pitch downfield before the game. It was another positive step for the starting pitcher after suffering an oblique injury late last month.

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