Benintendi, Bradley Homer As Red Sox Beat White Sox, 4-1

BOSTON (AP) — Drew Pomeranz was trailing 1-0 after his second pitch of the game, and he knows that things can get worse — quickly — at Fenway Park. But after giving up Tim Anderson’s leadoff homer, the Boston left-hander got out of the inning — and into the seventh — without allowing any more runs and the AL East-leading Red Sox beat the Chicago White Sox, 4-1, on Saturday night for their fifth straight win. “It’s all about not letting it snowball into something else,” said Pomeranz (11-4), who has lost just once in 15 starts since starting the season 3-3. “You give up the homer, get rid of it. Set up the next guy, try to sit him down.” One night after Mitch Moreland hit a walkoff homer in the 11th, the Red Sox rallied early. Andrew Benintendi hit a two-run shot in the bottom of the first, and Jackie Bradley Jr. cleared the bullpen with a man on in the second to give Boston a lead it never relinquished. “We can swing it a little bit,” Bradley said. The Red Sox have won seven of their last nine games and are 35-20 at Fenway Park — the best home record in the AL. They maintained a three-game lead in the division over the second-place Yankees, who beat Cleveland 2-1. Craig Kimbrel pitched the ninth for his 26th save. James Shields (2-4) took the loss for the White Sox, who have dropped five straight games and 22 of their last 26. Shields was charged with four runs — three earned — five hits and an intentional walk, striking out six in six innings. Shields is 1-4 with a 7.63 ERA since spending two months on the disabled list with a strained muscle in his back. “He did a nice job keeping us in contention there for the whole ballgame,” White Sox manager Rick Renteria said. “He did a nice job working after giving those two (homers) up early.” HOW THEY SCORED Pomeranz held Chicago to seven hits and a walk while striking out eight and lowering his ERA to 3.36. Anderson smacked a 1-0 pitch out to left-center, but Benintendi made it 2-1 in the bottom half of the first. Moreland doubled with one out in the second. Bradley followed one out later with a shot over the bullpens in right field to make it 4-1. DOUBLED UP Alen Hanson was doubled off first base to end the seventh inning on Anderson’s short line drive to right field. Mookie Betts caught the ball while running in, and Hanson was too far off first to get back in time. “I knew I was going to catch it at a certain point,” Betts said. “I saw out of the corner of my eye he was still off the bag.” OLD FRIENDS Roger Clemens, who won three Cy Young Awards and as many games (192) in a Boston uniform as Young himself, visited the ballpark. He spent time in the broadcast booth talking about the importance of the Jimmy Fund. TRAINER’S ROOM White Sox: 3B Matt Davidson is day-to-day with bruised right wrist. … OF Avisall Garcia (sprained right thumb) has begun swinging a bat without problems. Red Sox: DH Hanley Ramirez has soreness in both sides. “I can’t tell you how long it’ll be. At this point I don’t see it being a DL,” manager John Farrell said. … 2B Dustin Pedroia (left knee) is on schedule to return Tuesday. UP NEXT White Sox: RHP Mike Pelfrey (3-9) tries to avoid a fifth straight loss. Red Sox: RHP Doug Fister (1-5) looks for his second straight win. Copyright 2017 The Associated Press.

Canines Hang Ten At World Dog Surfing Championship In Pacifica

PACIFICA (KPIX) — Some talented dogs were hanging ten, make that twenty, at Linda Mar Beach in Pacifica Saturday. The second annual World Dog Surfing Championship brought together the top dog surfers and their humans. Dogs were matched according to their weight, and there were categories for tandem surfing – human/dog, and dog/dog. Life jackets and vests were required. In addition to surfing the waves dogs competed in Frisbee catching and ball fetching, in the water, of course. The free event included a canine fashion contest, dog adoptions and even a wellness fair. Proceeds went to several animal, environmental and surfing non-profits. This event was organized by TasteTV. For more information, go to surfdogchampionships.com.

Jordan Peterson’s Online University

Over at Captain Capitalism, Aaron Clarey made a point I don’t find fully convincing. It’s a brief and hidden point in a post I otherwise agree with entirely. He mentions Jordan Peterson’s desire to offer a liberal arts education online and calls the degree Peterson would offer worthless.  Now, in context, Clarey has affirmed that which I affirm: that the modern university’s liberal arts program is worthless. He describes it here:
Yes, liberal arts degrees, especially the social justice warrior slop Coursera is serving up, are worthless, pointless, even damaging to the students naive enough to take them.  Yes, these courses/degrees will ruin their lives, at minimum sending them down the career path of poverty and e-begging, at worst replacing family, love, freedom, and excellence with a fervent ideological addiction to socialism.  And yes, you can learn this slop for free, with the exact same employment prospects, as going to the library and reading ALL the liberal arts/Marxist books you want.

With this I absolutely agree and majoring in that crap not only leaves you nearly unemployable, but it also makes you resentful and teaches you to reject the past and every good thing you might learn from it or that it has given you. But I think that the vision Peterson has for a liberal arts degree is of the sort that made those degrees worth having in the past. Clarey has a “Clarey test” for whether or not a person might have good advice. One of them is whether or not they have a worthless degree and he gives history and other humanities degrees a pass if they’re before the Marxist/Postmodern shift in the universities. If Peterson’s vision is like this, and people learn to think logically, creatively, precisely, and deeply through his program then I think it would teach people to be extremely happy in an economic and spiritual sense.  Anyway, Clarey’s book are good. I recommend them.

Latest Forecast: Wet & Unusually Cool Stretch Of Weather Ahead

By Chris Spears DENVER (CBS4) – It’s not going to feel much like August over the next several days thanks to an unusual upper-air pattern. Temperatures will be running 15 to 30 degrees below normal for this time of year across the eastern half of Colorado, including Denver and the Front Range. Along with the cooler weather will come a better chance for widespread rain. It’s very possible that Monday will be cloudy with showers and temperatures not evening hitting 70 degrees for many of us. Western Colorado will not feel any impacts from the cool down but will continue to see daily chances for showers and thunderstorms. 5day Latest Forecast: Wet & Unusually Cool Stretch Of Weather Ahead drought monitor Latest Forecast: Wet & Unusually Cool Stretch Of Weather Ahead Meteorologist Chris Spears writes stories related to Colorado’s weather and climate and travels the state reporting weather conditions from the Mobile Weather Lab. Check out his bio, connect with him on Facebook or follow him on Twitter @ChrisCBS4.

Body Pulled From Fresno Canal May Be Of Missing Woman

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — Police say they believe a body pulled from a Fresno canal is that of a missing 20-year-old woman who has been the subject of an 8-day search. Police Chief Jerry Dyer told the Fresno Bee (http://bit.ly/2ucHxEl) that while a positive identification has not made, the body matched the description of Lucy Xiong. Xiong was last seen on July 28. Police said she left home after arguing with her mother and was on the phone with her boyfriend when she screamed and the call abruptly ended. Dyer said as many of 40 detectives were involved in the investigation and searched Xiong’s neighborhood, including her parent’s home. The area where body was spotted by a passerby on Saturday is about 1.5 miles from where Xiong was last seen.

California Man Suspected Of Killing Wife In Deadly Fight

SONOMA, Calif. (AP) — A Northern California man has been arrested on suspicion of killing his wife in a deadly fight. Sonoma County Sheriff’s Lt. Ruben Martinez said 72-year-old Steven Rothschild summoned police to come to his house in Boyes Hot Springs late Friday, saying he and his wife, Juanita Rotschild, had been in a fight and she died. Authorities said the woman was found unresponsive on the couple’s couch and appeared to be severely beaten. Deputies and emergency medical responders tried to revive her, but she was pronounced dead at the scene. Deputies did not find any obvious weapons in the house and are still investigating the cause and manner of Juanita Rothschild’s death.

McDonald’s fundraiser helps support Rio Rancho and Albuquerque K9 officers

RIO RANCHO, N.M (KRQE) – Buy a sandwich and support a K9. That is the idea behind McDonald’s fundraiser for the metro’s furriest officers. The event starts Monday and runs through September 5th at Rio Rancho and Westside Albuquerque McDonald’s locations. For each purchase of certain items, $1 will go toward buying bullet proof vests and other equipment for the APD and Rio Rancho K9 units. Customers can also get trading cards featuring the K9’s.
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BernCo Bernie Sheep Day and Rodeo gives kids a chance to show off livestock skills

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M (KRQE) – The annual Youth Rodeo kicked off on Saturday in the South Valley. BernCo Bernie’s Sheep Day was a chance for young people to show off their abilities with livestock. One proud grandmother says getting kids involved in the rodeo is about much more than just showing off their skills. “There’s really comradeship here, between the competitors, and the people that are here watching and being part of it,” said Linda Perdue. The rodeo was also a chance for the public to watch sheep shearing demonstrations and learn more about New Mexico ranching heritage.
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