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Pyeongchang's 2018 Olympic committee faced audit

FILE- In this Feb. 22, 2014 file photo, president of the Pyeongchang Organizing Committee for the 2018 Winter Olympics Kim Jin-sun attends a press conference during the 2014 Winter Olympics, in Sochi, Russia. Kim has resigned, saying new leadership is needed to complete preparations for the games. A former provincial governor, Kim was elected president of the Pyeongchang Organizing Committee (POCOG) in late 2011 after Pyeongchang won the right to host the Winter Olympics for the first time in South Korea. He was re-elected last year for another two-year term. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue, File)SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The organizing committee for the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang has been under investigation over its preparations for the games, South Korean officials said.


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last updated: Tue, 22 Jul 2014 19:47:11 GMT2014-07-22T19:47:11Z

Louis van Gaal can break world transfer record for Manchester United
Van Gaal chasing Hummels, Blind and Vermaelen
Ed Woodward gives green light to buy the best

Louis van Gaal has been told he is free to break the world transfer record to bring the right player to Manchester United.

Last year Real Madrid set the record by signing Gareth Bale from Tottenham Hotspur for £86m, eclipsing the £80m they had paid United four years earlier for Cristiano Ronaldo. Van Gaal, who will take charge of United for the first time in a friendly against LA Galaxy that kicks off in the early hours of tomorrow morning UK time, has been told his transfer activity will not be constrained by money.

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last updated: Wed, 23 Jul 2014 02:41:33 GMT

Yankees 2, Rangers 1 (14 Innings): Yankees’ Newest Upgrade Drives in the Game Winner
Chase Headley, acquired from the Padres in exchange for Yangervis Solarte and the minor league pitcher Rafael De Paula, singled in the winning run with one out in the 14th.






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last updated: Wed, 16 Jul 2014 08:17:24 EDT

Top 10 matches of Brazil 2014
So that's it for another four years.

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Fox Sports Top Stories RSS feed merging with Breaking News
The Fox Sports Top Stories RSS feed is merging with Breaking News. Please use http://feeds.news.com.au/public/rss/2.0/fs_breaking_news_13.xml instead.

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last updated: Wed, 23 Jul 2014 05:11:00 GMT

‘Izzy not fit enough for Sevens’
AUSSIE skipper Ed Jenkins warned potential Olympic recruits such Israel Folau would need plenty of time to get fit enough for Sevens.

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last updated: Tue, 22 Jul 2014 22:50:02 PDT

Sources: Bulls join Cavs in Love trade push
The Cleveland Cavaliers are firmly in the lead to acquire Kevin Love, but the Chicago Bulls are making a renewed push to get into the trade mix for the All-Star power forward, according to sources close to the process.

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Pirates 12, Dodgers 7
This wild, slow, and ugly (at times) game had homers, errors, injuries, walks, beanballs, and ejections. Ultimately, it was a win, setting up what should be a intense rubber match on Wednesday night. Homers: Neil Walker, Ike Davis, and Gregory Polanco went deep early in the game for the Bucs. Walker is heating up again and […]

This wild, slow, and ugly (at times) game had homers, errors, injuries, walks, beanballs, and ejections. Ultimately, it was a win, setting up what should be a intense rubber match on Wednesday night.

Homers:

Neil Walker, Ike Davis, and Gregory Polanco went deep early in the game for the Bucs. Walker is heating up again and has had a very impressive homestand. Davis needs to heat up – this was his first homer in quite a while and only his 6th, but he has a history of strong second halves so hopefully this is a good start. Polanco actually thought he popped the ball up on his homer, but it carried well over the Clemente wall. He had a nice evening after a tough stretch (mainly vs LHP’s) and a day off – very good to see. His 2-out, bases-loaded go-ahead single in the sixth may have been his biggest Bucco hit since the homer in Miami – it put them ahead for good.

Errors/Injuries:

Pedro Alvarez fielded a routine grounder and you know what happened next. (Actually, he buried this one into the ground instead of airmailing it, but still.) As it often seems to, the (very) errant throw cost the Bucs a couple of runs. Later, Pedro had to come out of the game with “knee discomfort” after hitting a double. Josh Harrison replaced him at third and also threw a ball away – which also led to two runs.  So Vance Worley pitched pretty well, but left the game with the score tied 4-4 (3 of his runs were un-earned). Worley is likely the next man out if the Pirates acquire a SP and/or when Gerrit Cole returns, but he’s still throwing the ball pretty darn well.

Beanballs:

Andrew McCutchen was hit with a high fastball after Polanco put the Bucs ahead in the sixth (Snider had also added an RBI single). Dodgers P Jamey Wright was having a horrible inning, and actually threw a wild pitch immediately after the HBP, so it’s reasonable to think a pitch just got away from him. Regardless, we’ve seen the Pirates be more protective of their stars lately, and in the top of the next inning, Justin Wilson went right after leadoff man Justin Turner. The problem was that he missed on the first pitch, just throwing a bit inside. He was tossed after nailing Turner hard with the next one. Clint Hurdle was of course livid as there were no warnings issued and the Dodgers weren’t punished in any way for hitting Cutch, but I don’t have much of an issue with the ejection after two intent pitches (though he should’ve gotten a warning after the first one). I just hate how there are now hard rules for situations like this and it’s just up to whatever the ump seems to decide. There’s no consistency. Case in point, Russell Martin was nailed when leading off the next inning – by the same pitcher, Wright. It was a curveball, but it was way up and in – intent or not, you’d think that would warrant an ejection since Wilson and Hurdle had just been tossed…but it didn’t.

Things were tense at that point, not only because of the HBP’s and ejections/lack thereof, but also because after Wilson hit Turner, Adrian Gonzalez immediately homered to make it a 2-run game again, and (son of Andy) Scott Van Slyke homered off Tony Watson in the 8th to cut it to 1. Fortunately…

Walks:

The Dodgers have a great closer but their bullpen looks reeeaaallly shaky otherwise – which might explain why they aren’t dominating the league with their big-money lineup and absurd rotation. Chris Perez made that awfully evident, walking four in a row in the top of the ninth. All four scored to turn the game back in to a comfortable win for the Pirates – Ernesto Frieri pitched the ninth (which he breezed through) instead of Mark Melancon.

Weird game, but the Pirates have to come out of it feeling pretty good for the most part – they hit well, they fired back at the Dodgers for going after McCutchen, and got a win after all the craziness.


Source: FanGraphs

Original article: Pirates 12, Dodgers 7

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