Diamondbacks pitcher Shelby Miller set for return after Tommy John surgery

PITTSBURGH — Shelby Miller is scheduled to return to the Arizona Diamondbacks‘ rotation Monday, 14 months after the right-hander underwent Tommy John elbow ligament replacement surgery. Miller will face the Marlins in Miami. He rejoined the NL West-leading Diamondbacks before their game Thursday night against the Pirates after making four rehab starts in the minor leagues. “I’m pretty excited, but I’m assuming the first (start) back won’t be perfect,” Miller said. “There are going to be times where I’m going to have to bear down and get through some stuff.…

Harry Potter Wedding at Hollywood Castle

Harry Potter fans, brace yourselves for a magical wedding that won’t disappoint. The amazing team at Crosby + Jon Design were able to perfectly execute an elegant Harry Potter-themed wedding without any cheesy details. It wasn’t an easy task to bring the wizarding world to life for Cindy and Matthew’s big day. As huge fans of the franchise, the bride and groom also had a hand in making their wedding as authentic as possible. When it came to the venue, choosing the right location was critical to setting the scene.…

Claressa Shields vs. Hanna Gabriels Weigh-In Results, Quotes & Photos

  CLARESSA SHIELDS vs. HANNA GABRIELS AND CHRISTINA HAMMER vs. TORI NELSON WORLD TITLE FINAL WEIGHTS, PHOTOS AND OFFICIALS TOMORROW LIVE ON SHOWTIME® SHOWTIME BOXING: SPECIAL EDITION – 10 p.m. ET/PT IBF and WBA Women’s Middleweight World Championship Claressa Shields – 159 ½ lbs. Hanna Gabriels – 159 ½ lbs. Referee: Gerard White (California); Judges: Michael Ancona (Ohio), Jeremy Hayes (Toronto, Canada), Pasquale Procopio (Montreal, Canada) WBC and WBO Women’s Middleweight World Championship Christina Hammer – 159 ½ lbs. Tori Nelson – 157 ½ lbs. Referee: Frank Garza (Michigan); Judges:…

Royal Ascot Preview – Day 4

Alpha Centauri There are two Group Ones that’ll make every racing enthusiast excited on Friday. The Commonwealth Cup and Coronation Stakes are both fascinating races. The Commonwealth Cup is a 6f furlong contest for three-year-olds which was first ran in 2015. Sioux Nation looks the most likely winner of this year’s race, Aidan O’Brien’s colt has the smartest form on offer having won last season’s Norfolk Stakes, along with the Group 1 Phoenix Stakes. On his most recent start, Sioux Nation was a Group three winner at Naas which…

Salary cap set at $79.5 million for 2018-19 NHL season

DALLAS — General managers looking to make moves at the NHL draft found out the salary cap for next season will be $79.5 million, an increase of $4.5 million from last year. The NHL and NHLPA announced the cap and $58.8 million salary floor Thursday. With the first round of the draft Friday night, teams are preparing for a bevy of player movement entirely apart from the selections themselves. Edmonton GM Peter Chiarelli says there’s “a lot of chatter” going on right now. Much of that chatter involves some big…

The Final Hours of the Iceman’s Tools

In 1991, scientists in the Italian Alps came across a frozen, caramel-colored corpse face down in the melting ice. They named him Ötzi, or the Iceman. And since that time, researchers have been learning more and more about the Iceman’s life in the Copper Age in Europe some 5,300 years ago. The latest findings, published Wednesday in the journal PLOS One, are focused on the tools he carried with him. A small dagger, a couple of arrowheads and a few other prehistoric possessions made of stone, wood and deer antler,…

‘Star Wars’ Director Cheers Fan Campaign To Remake His ‘Last Jedi’ Film

There is a sour group of “Star Wars” fans who really want us to forget about Rian Johnson’s “The Last Jedi.” They dislike the film so much they’ve even gone so far as campaigning to raise money for a remake.  Their (very reputable looking) website allows you to add your email address in support and even pledge a dollar amount toward the project, though no financial information is collected from visitors, so it appears purely symbolic. The people behind the site claim they have unnamed producers who will ultimately cover the…

A Day Care and a Dog Rescue Benefit: On Facebook, They Were Political Ads

What do a day care center, a vegetarian restaurant, a hair salon, an outdoor clothing maker and an investigative news publisher have in common? To Facebook, they looked suspiciously like political activists. Facing a torrent of criticism over its failure to prevent foreign interference during the 2016 election, the giant social network recently adopted new rules to make its advertising service harder to exploit. Under the new rules, advertisers who want to buy political ads in the United States must first prove that they live in the country, and mark…

Easy Food Swaps for Weight Loss

Sure, losing weight is a careful balance of eating healthy, exercising, getting enough sleep, and managing stress. But what does “eating healthy” mean, exactly? You could be eating plenty of food you think is good for you only to find out it’s sabotaging your weight-loss efforts. Finding the right foods to eat can just be a matter of making simple swaps. As these photos show, you don’t even have to give up your favorite foods — just make these tweaks, and you can save hundreds of calories, dozens of grams…

A Brief History of MTV Trying to Make Old Hits New Again

MTV announced Thursday that it was creating MTV Studios, which will develop new shows and revive old favorites for a variety of platforms and partners. Revivals of “Daria” (with the writer Grace Edwards, from “Inside Amy Schumer”), “The Real World” and “Aeon Flux,” as well as new projects such as “Straight Up Ghosted” (in which subjects attempt to reconnect with the people who have ghosted them) are among the projects the network will presumably try to sell to services like Netflix and Amazon. “With MTV Studios, we are for the…