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Watch: Red Sox eliminate Yankees, advance to ALCS

Watch: Red Sox eliminate Yankees, advance to ALCS

Sports
Oct. 9 (UPI) -- The Boston Red Sox used a dominant pitching performance to eliminate the New York Yankees from the 2018 postseason on Tuesday at Yankee Stadium. Red Sox starter Rick Porcello allowed just four hits and one run in five innings of work. The Red Sox bullpen allowed just one hit over the final four innings to earn the 4-3 victory. Boston's Game 4 win completed a 3-1 series victory in the American League Division Series. J.D. Martinez put the Red Sox on the board with an RBI sacrifice fly in the top of the third inning. Ian Kinsler scored Steve Pearce on an RBI double later in the frame before Eduardo Nunez singled in Kinsler for a 3-0 Red Sox lead. Christian Vazquez's solo home run in the fourth inning gave Boston a 4-0 advantage. Brett Gardner plated the Yankees' first score ...
Gen Dyn contracted for advance work on Columbia-class submarines

Gen Dyn contracted for advance work on Columbia-class submarines

Business
Sept. 14 (UPI) -- General Dynamics Electric Boat has received a $ 480.66 million contract for advance procurement and construction of the Columbia-class ballistic missile submarines. Work on the contract, announced Thursday by the Department of Defense, will be performed in Quonset, R.I., Newport News, Va., and Groton, Conn., and will be integrated into the lead ship construction in October 2020. The contract is being combined with a previous United Kingdom contract in the amount of $ 10 million. The Columbia-class is expected to replace the current fleet of Ohio-class ballistic missile submarines. It will field 16 Trident II D5 nuclear ballistic missiles, along with torpedoes for self-defense. Submarine Launched Ballistic Missiles, or SLBM, form a key part of the "nuclear triad" of U.S. ...
Watch: Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic advance to third round of U.S. Open

Watch: Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic advance to third round of U.S. Open

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Aug. 30 (UPI) -- Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic both won their second round matches Thursday at the U.S. Open in New York, and could be on a path to challenge each other in a quarterfinal matchup. The No. 2-ranked Federer dominated earlier in the day, defeating Benoit Paire 7-5, 6-4, 6-4 at Arthur Ashe Stadium. Later on, No. 6-ranked Djokovic beat the United States' Tennys Sandgren in four sets. Federer advances to the Round of 32 to take on Australia's Nick Kyrgios, who rallied to take three straight sets against Pierre-Hughes Herbert after losing in the opening set on Thursday. Djokovic will take on Richard Gasquet, who outlasted Laslo Djere 6-3, 7-6, 6-3 in the second round. No. 7 Marin Cilic and No. 4 Alexander Zverev moved on to the Round of 32 after strong performances. Cilic defe...
Boeing to advance design process for new Air Force One

Boeing to advance design process for new Air Force One

Business
April 11 (UPI) -- Boeing was awarded a contract from the U.S. Air Force to advance design services on VC-25B, the next version of Air Force One.The deal, announced Tuesday by the Department of Defense, is valued at more than $ 24 million under the terms of a firm-fixed-price contract, which is a modification to a previous award.The agreement enables Boeing to advance the preliminary designs on the new Boeing VC-25B aircraft, a military version of the Boeing 747 airliner used to transport the U.S. president and other government officials -- and referred to as Air Force One when carrying the president.Boeing and President Donald Trumpin February finalized an informal deal for two new Air Force One aircraft in February, with the total final cost for both aircraft estimated at $ 3.9 billion.Th...
Kirkuk: Clashes reported after Iraqi forces advance on Kurdish-held sites

Kirkuk: Clashes reported after Iraqi forces advance on Kurdish-held sites

World
Clashes have been reported between Iraqi and Kurdish forces after Baghdad sent troops towards disputed areas held by the Kurds in Kirkuk province.State TV said government forces had taken control of some areas, including oil fields, "without fighting". But Kurdish officials denied this.An exchange of artillery fire is said to have occurred south of Kirkuk city. The US government has said it is very concerned and urged dialogue "as the best option to defuse tensions".Why was the operation launched?Tensions between Iraq's Arab-led central government and the autonomous Kurdistan Region intensified after people living in areas under its control voted overwhelmingly for independence in a referendum last month.Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said the referendum was unconstitutional and dema...