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Scoreboard roundup — 9/3/19

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iStock(NEW YORK) — Here are the scores from Tuesday’s sports events:

MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL

INTERLEAGUE
Atlanta 7, Toronto 2
Milwaukee 4, Houston 2
Chi Cubs 6, Seattle 1

AMERICAN LEAGUE
Baltimore 4, Tampa Bay 2
Tampa Bay 2, Baltimore 0
NY Yankees 10, Texas 1
Chi White Sox 6, Cleveland 5
Minnesota 6, Boston 5
Kansas City 6, Detroit 5
Oakland 7, LA Angels 5

NATIONAL LEAGUE
Philadelphia 6, Cincinnati 2
St. Louis 1, San Francisco 0
Washington 11, NY Mets 10
Miami 5, Pittsburgh 4
Arizona 2 San Diego 1
LA Dodgers 5, Colorado 3

WOMEN’S NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION

Washington 93, New York 77
Seattle 82, Phoenix 70
Los Angeles 70, Atlanta 60

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Boy thrown from Mall of America balcony is home after nearly five months in hospital

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BanksPhotos/iStock(BLOOMINGTON, Minn.) — After almost five months of intensive and rehabilitative care, the 5-year-old boy who was thrown from a third floor balcony at the Mall of America in Minnesota in April is finally home.

The family of the boy — identified only as Landen — shared the good news on their GoFundMe page, which has raised more than $1 million to support Landen in his recovery.

“We are pleased to share that our son completed his inpatient rehabilitation and is now home. We are so thankful, and we rejoice in the Lord’s blessings to our family,” the family said in a statement posted by family friend Noah Hanneman.

“We continue to ask that His healing powers guide us and our son’s care team as we enter the next phase of recovery, which includes continued outpatient rehabilitation for multiple injuries and adjusting to life back at home and school,” the statement continued.

Landen was moved from the intensive care unit into an inpatient physical rehabilitation program in early August indicating that he was making progress with his recovery, according to a statement from his family on GoFundMe.

The injuries Landen suffered after he fell almost 40 feet in the unprovoked attack were vast.

“The injuries and severe complications have now resulted in more than 15 separate medical procedures or surgeries, including surgeries for two broken arms and a broken leg, removal of his spleen, procedures for fluid in his lungs and stomach, as well as for facial and skull fractures; and just this past weekend, he had a stent placed in a vein that runs through his liver because of the serious complications he continues to endure,” Hanneman said on June 25.

The man responsible, Emmanuel Aranda, pleaded guilty to premeditated first-degree murder in May and agreed to a plea deal of 19 years in prison, according to ABC affiliate KSTP-TV. Aranda said that he was “looking for someone to kill, but it did not ‘work out,’” according to a probably cause document.

In spite of what Landen has gone through so far, Hanneman was grateful for all of the support the boy has received in the latest update on GoFundMe.

“Thank you to all of you who prayed for us and loved us during the past 4 1/2 months. You helped to give us hope and show us the Glory of God’s great love here on earth even during the darkest of days,” he said.

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Zach Galifianakis hits the road in 'Between Two Ferns: The Movie' trailer

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Adam Rose/Netflix(NEW YORK) — Zach Galifianakis takes off on a wild road trip in the star-studded trailer for his upcoming Netflix comedy, Between Two Ferns: The Movie.

The clip opens with Galifianakis nearly drowning Matthew McConaughey while recording an episode of his public-access-style web series, Between Two Ferns. To atone, Zach, now a “viral laughing stock,” according to the official synopsis, is ordered by Will Ferrell, who hosts the show on his Funny or Die website, to interview top celebrities and “salvage his reputation.”

What follows is a series of trademark cringe-worthy interviews with Benedict Cumberbatch, Brie Larson, Jon Hamm, David Letterman and Chrissy Teigen, the latter of whom invites Gakifianakis up to her hotel room.

“What about John Legend?” Galifianakis asks, referring to Tiegen’s husband.

“He’s probably at home, polishing his EGOT,” she answers.

Peter Dinklage, Jason Schwartzman, Tiffany Haddish, Paul Rust, Paul Rudd, Rashida Jones, John Legend, Adam Scott, Awkwafina, Hailee Steinfeld, John Cho, Keanu Reeves and Chance the Rapper also appear in the film.

Between Two Ferns: The Movie drops September 20 on Netflix.

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Kane Brown reveals why he's spending less time on his socials, as he makes some changes on the road

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ABC/Image Group LA If you’ve noticed Kane Brown being rather quiet on his socials lately, there’s a good reason: the “Good As You” hitmaker is busy working on the follow-up to 2018’s Experiment

“We’re working on it,” Kane tells ABC Radio. “I’m trying to get an album out. You know, I cut off my Facebook and my Twitter so I can focus on writing music, because I get lost on my phone all the time. So I’m just excited to get the music out for [the fans], so we’re gonna do it ASAP.”

In the meantime, Kane’s latest single, “Homesick,” is climbing the chart, as he and his wife, Katelyn, await the arrival of their daughter, whom they plan to name Kingsley.

The couple’s already making some changes on the road, so Kane won’t be quite as “Homesick.” 

“Katelyn, we’ve actually changed it where she’s been with me basically every day,” he explains. “And we’re gonna knock out the back couch [on the bus] and put a crib in, so the baby will be with us every day as well.”  

This week, Kane continues on Jason Aldean‘s Ride All Night Tour, with stops in Saratoga Springs and Wantagh, New York and Bristow, Virginia. 

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College student charged with hate crime for placing noose on campus: Police

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BlakeDavidTaylor/iStock(CHICAGO) — A University of Illinois student was charged with a hate crime on Tuesday for allegedly placing a noose in a campus residence hall.

Andrew Smith, a 19-year-old sophomore, was charged with misdemeanor disorderly conduct and committing a hate crime, which is a felony, after students found a noose hanging inside an elevator over the weekend, according to university police.

News of the finding began to make rounds on social media as students expressed their outrage. That’s when a woman who said she was with Smith when he tied the noose reportedly called campus police to report him.

“Our mission at the University Police Department is to maintain a safe and secure environment where our campus community members feel supported and successful,” Executive Director of Public Safety and Chief of Police Craig Stone said in a statement. “We do not tolerate incidents that are perceived by others to be a threat to their safety, and we will always respond quickly to identify offenders and hold them accountable for those actions.”

Smith pleaded not guilty and was released on $5,000 bond. His next court date is scheduled for Oct. 22.

The story caught the attention of Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker, who said he was “glad swift action was taken.”

“I’m committed to fighting intolerance and bigotry everywhere in our state and building a culture of learning at our universities that serves all students,” Pritzker said on Twitter Tuesday. “Hate has no place in Illinois or in its educational institutions, and I’m glad swift action was taken to address this incident.”

The arrest comes as the university battles accusations of racial harassment in a federal lawsuit filed by three black employees.

The lawsuit, filed in January, claims the employees were “exposed to threats of racial violence, such as nooses, swastikas, KKK garb, racist graffiti, and confederate flags.”

In January, University of Illinois spokesperson Robin Kaler told Illinois Public Media, “Discrimination of any kind has no place at the University of Illinois. We will review any allegations or claims with counsel as soon as we receive them.”

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