June 30 (The Sports Xchange) - Manny Machado's five-game suspension for a bat-throwing incident earlier this month was upheld Monday, and the Baltimore Orioles third baseman started serving the punishment immediately. Machado last week appealed the suspension for the June 8 incident that happened against Oakland. The hearing took place in Baltimore, and the Orioles were hoping some of the ban would be taken off. But that did not happen, something that left Machado frustrated before Monday's game. "It was very disappointing for me," Machado said. "I'm not going to sit here and smile about it and be excited to be (out) five games. Just go about it, put it behind us and ... serve the five games." The Orioles can not replace Machado on the roster during the five games, four of which come at home against Texas. He is eligible to return next Saturday, the second game of Baltimore's series in Boston. - - - The Washington Nationals activated Bryce Harper from the 15-day disabled list. Harper has been out 59 games with a torn ligament in his left thumb. - - - Former New York Mets general manager Frank Cashen died on Monday. He was 91. Cashen served as the Mets' GM from 1980-91 and put together the team that won the 1986 World Series. After being a perennial loser, the Mets had the best record in Major League Baseball during Cashen's last eight seasons as GM. They went 743-550 from 1984-91. - - - Free agent minor league right-handed pitcher Joel Pineiro, who was recently released from the Los Angeles Angels' Triple-A team, received a 50-game suspension for a banned substance, the Office of the Commissioner of Baseball announced. The league said Pineiro, 35, tested positive for Heptaminol, a prohibited stimulant in violation of the Minor League Drug Prevention and Treatment Program. - - - The Minnesota Twins activated third baseman Trevor Plouffe and utilityman Eduardo Nunez from the 15-day disabled list. Plouffe (rib injury) and Nunez (right hamstring strain) both missed the Twins' last 14 games after suffering their injuries during the game on June 14 at Detroit. - - - The Kansas City Royals signed veteran outfielder/designated hitter Raul Ibanez to a major league contract. Ibanez, 42, signed with the Los Angeles Angels prior to this season, but was granted his outright release on June 21 and cleared waivers three days later. He played in 57 games for the Angels, batting .157 with five doubles, two triples, three homers and 21 RBIs. - - - The St. Louis Cardinals recalled outfielder Oscar Taveras from Triple-A Memphis. The 22-year-old Taveras, the Cardinals' top prospect, will report in San Francisco for the game Tuesday night against the Giants. - - - Detroit Tigers designated hitter Victor Martinez was a late lineup scratch due to soreness in his lower back/side area. He was replaced by J.D. Martinez, originally scheduled to get the game off. - - - New York Yankees left-hander CC Sabathia (inflamed right knee) threw a bullpen session at Yankee Stadium. General manager Brian Cashman said that he will make a rehab start Thursday at Double-A Trenton. - - - Mets third baseman David Wright, sidelined by a bruised left rotator cuff, will remain out through the series against the Braves, but manager Terry Collins said there was "zero" consideration of putting him on the disabled list. Wright is receiving treatment in New York and is expected to be back in the lineup when the Mets open an interleague series with Texas at Citi Field on Friday. Wright, who has a 10-game hitting streak, last played Thursday in Pittsburgh. - - - Atlanta Braves catcher Evan Gattis missed his fourth straight game because of a strained muscle in his back. He underwent an MRI on Monday and the Braves hope he can avoid a trip to the disabled list. - - - The Colorado Rockies put right-hander Jhoulys Chacin (right shoulder inflammation) on the 15-day disabled list. (Editing by Gene Cherry)
- Business Insider
Ex-official who investigated Hillary Clinton's emails said the documents recovered by the FBI at Trump's Mar-a-Lago were particularly 'stunning' and 'egregious'
"Whether this investigation transforms into an outright criminal prosecution remains to be seen," David Laufman said on CNN.
Trump sent cryptic message to Merrick Garland before warrant was unsealed: 'The country is on fire. What can I do to reduce the heat?'
Donald Trump reached out to Attorney General Merrick Garland before the warrant to search Mar-a-Lago was unsealed, The New York Times reported.
Trump's initially 'upbeat' mood about the FBI's Mar-a-Lago raid turned dark when GOP support began to wane, report says
Sources told The Washington Post that Trump initially believed that the FBI raid would benefit him as it would look like the DOJ had overreached.
The former president also slammed the FBI as "corrupt" for confiscating the material. Some of it was marked as classified and top secret, according to a warrant.
Mary Trump speculates that Jared Kushner could be the 'Mar-a-Lago mole' after reports say an informant close to Trump guided FBI agents to the documents
Sources told The Wall Street Journal and Newsweek that someone told the FBI about the documents at Mar-a-Lago and where they were stored.
Ex-White House chief of staff said Trump stashed records at Mar-a-Lago because 'he didn't believe in the classification system'
Trump has denied any wrongdoing by keeping White House records at his Mar-a-Lago resort, saying, "Everyone ends up having to bring home their work."
Ex-Clinton aide implies 'President of France' file found at Trump's home during Mar-a-Lago raid could be valuable to Putin as 'kompromat'
The FBI found "info re: President of France" during the Mar-a-Lago raid. In a tweet, Jennifer Palmieri implied it could be used as "kompromat."
Trump goes on Truth Social rampage, sharing over a dozen posts, including from accounts with QAnon references
Accounts Donald Trump reposted included references to QAnon, the Pepe the Frog hate symbol, and debunked conspiracy theories about the FBI.
- The Daily Beast
via TwitterA Pennsylvania man who allegedly plowed his blue Honda Accord into a crowd of mourners late Saturday, killing one and injuring 17 others, before murdering his own mother, allegedly told cops he did so because he was tired of fighting with his mom over money.State troopers said that at about 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Adrian Oswaldo Sura Reyes, 24, drove into a group of about 75 people who were attending a daylong community benefit in Nescopeck to raise funds in the wake of a horrific house f
Former GOP advisor says Trump has to be charged or Garland must resign after Mar-a-Lago raid: 'There's no going back now'
"This can only end in one of two ways: he's got to be indicted or Merrick Garland has to resign," conservative commentator Scott Jennings said.
Rep. Adam Schiff said the seizure of Rep. Scott Perry's phone suggests the Justice Department thinks Trump team's alternate electors plot was a crime
Perry, an ally of former President Donald Trump, is a key figure in the DOJ investigation into the efforts to overturn the 2020 election.
Trump's lawyer signed a statement months ago saying all classified documents had been turned over, report says. The FBI found more during its raid on Mar-a-Lago.
The FBI recovered 11 boxes of classified materials from Mar-a-Lago, but the NYT reported Trump's lawyer said in June all of them had been returned.
A group that wants to eliminate nuclear weapons says the FBI's seizure of documents at Mar-a-Lago highlights vulnerabilities in global security: 'We really have no idea what was going on inside Trump's head'
On Monday, federal agents found 11 sets of classified documents after searching former President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago residence.
Rand Paul calls for repeal of Espionage Act amid DOJ investigation into Trump taking classified documents to Mar-a-Lago
The DOJ is investigating if Donald Trump broke the Espionage Act. But Rand Paul, a GOP senator, wants it repealed, he said Saturday.
- Country Living
Singer Shania Twain stunned fans when she returned to her home country of Canada to close out the Boots & Hearts Music Festival in a youthful mini dress.
- The Daily Beast
The contentious interview was Ohio Rep. Mike Turner’s second on CNN this week.CNNRep. Mike Turner (R-OH) demanded to know Sunday whether the boxes former President Donald Trump allegedly brought to Mar-a-Lago were actually classified, arguing that only seeing the top secret documents would prove whether the FBI needed to raid Trump’s Sunshine State estate.Not that Turner would ever need to worry, because he says he doesn’t take classified documents home.“Do you take home documents marked special
Trump's latest defense for Mar-a-Lago documents is everyone 'brings home their work from time to time' and the files were automatically declassified
Trump's statement on the Mar-a-Lago documents was featured on Fox News. He claimed a "standing order" declassified files "the moment" they left the Oval Office.
- The Hollywood Reporter
Robyn Griggs, known for her roles on soap operas Another World and One Life to Live, has died. She was 49. The actress’ passing was announced on her Facebook page Saturday. She had been battling cervical cancer and was open about her health struggles on social media, with Griggs posting last month that she had been diagnosed […]
The far right is calling for civil war after the FBI raid on Trump's home. Experts say that fight wouldn't look like the last one.
"People's sense of the civil and civic ways of resolving disputes" is "out the window," Fiona Hill told Insider, warning of the potential for "civil conflict."
- The Root
After a midsummer meeting in June 2021, newly hired police chief RaShall Brackney felt the need to double down on her personal safety, unholstering her gun as she left headquarters. Brackney’s fear however was not prompted by the activity on the streets, or even the ongoing public threats made against the police department over the years. Instead, she found herself afraid of her own subordinates, cops who wanted her gone after making some controversial, yet necessary shake ups throughout the for