Prior to Saturday’s game against the Astros, Orioles GM Dan Duquette faced the music in a Q&A session with season ticket holders. He insisted, perhaps believing it and perhaps not, that the O’s are just better starting pitching away from being contenders. Hours later, the Orioles lost a game to the Astros, 8-4, that revealed how ridiculous of a statement this was to make. Duquette certainly wasn’t wrong that the Orioles need better starting pitching. Chris Tillman did a good job of showing that in tonight’s game. Where this better pitching is supposed to come from was left a bit vague; are the Orioles going to trade for someone who’s actually better? Are the existing guys going to improve? Even
A New Jersey man with a degree in accounting is this year's World Series of Poker champion. Scott Blumstein won the series' marquee no-limit Texas Hold 'em main event early Sunday in Las Vegas surrounded by dozens of supporters including relatives and college friends. He is now more than $8.1 million richer after eliminating Pennsylvania's Daniel Ott on the 246th hand of the final table, more than 60 hands with just the two of them with bricks of bills and a gold bracelet separating them. "I'm really happy about how I played tonight," said Blumstein, who's 25. "... This is just one poker tournament. It takes variance and luck and playing your best, and all those things came together, and I'm
Jordan Spieth found himself in the midst of one of the strangest holes in major golf history.