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Former Yankees pitching coach Larry Rothschild to join Padres in same role

Former Yankees pitching coach Larry Rothschild to join Padres in same role

Sports
Nov. 8 (UPI) -- The San Diego Padres are expected to hire Larry Rothschild as the club's new pitching coach. League sources told MLB Media and The Athletic on Friday that Rothschild will replace Darren Balsley, who served for 17 seasons in that capacity. The club has yet to confirm the move. Rothschild, 65, spent the last nine seasons as pitching coach of the New York Yankees. The organization fired him after the team's American League Championship Series loss to the Houston Astros. The Padres will be Rothschild's sixth team as a pitching coach. He previously served in that role with the then-Florida Marlins, Chicago Cubs, Cincinnati Reds, Atlanta Braves and Yankees. Rothschild, who played 11 years in the Detroit Tigers, Padres, Reds and Cubs organizations as a relief pitcher from 1975 t...
Former Tory minister is funding ads attacking Corbyn on Facebook

Former Tory minister is funding ads attacking Corbyn on Facebook

Technology
A former Conservative minister is funding Facebook adverts attacking Jeremy Corbyn and the Labour Party for their policies regarding private schools.The ads are not obviously connected to the Conservative Party and appear as part of a recently created Facebook group called Parent's Choice, which has no website and was only founded on 11 October. Richard Patrick Tracey, who served as a minister for sport under Margaret Thatcher, told Sky News he was running the "defence ads" as an individual and not as part of the Convervative Party. ...
Former Emmerdale actress Leah Bracknell dies aged 55

Former Emmerdale actress Leah Bracknell dies aged 55

Entertainment
Former Emmerdale star Leah Bracknell has died aged 55, three years after being diagnosed with stage four lung cancer, her manager has said.The actress, who played British soap's first lesbian character Zoe Tate on the ITV show for 16 years until 2005, died in September. A statement from her manager, on behalf of Bracknell's family, said: "They would like to thank all the public for their support and generosity which contributed to the extension and quality of her life over the past three years. Image: Leah Bracknell played Zoe Tate in the soap opera for almost 16 years Everyone on Emmerdale is very sad to hear of the death of Leah Bracknell. She was a hugely popular member of the Emmerdale cast for over 1...
Meet the former prosecutor asked to investigate bitcoin who became the face of crypto VC investing

Meet the former prosecutor asked to investigate bitcoin who became the face of crypto VC investing

Finance
Katie Haun, Andreessen Horowitz general partner.Source: Andreessen HorowitzSeven years ago, bitcoin was a foreign language to federal prosecutor Katie Haun. That changed when her boss at the U.S. attorney's office asked her to look into shutting it down.What's now the most widely used cryptocurrency was a niche payment method being used in the depths of the internet, in many cases being used to buy illegal goods on black markets. But Haun quickly decided the currency itself wasn't what needed probing."It would have been akin to saying 'let's go prosecute cash,'" Haun said.Instead, her department prosecuted multiple cases where bitcoin was being used for extortion and white collar crime. In some cases, the technology behind bitcoin, known as blockchain, actually helped the department solve ...
Alberto Salazar: Mo Farah’s former coach banned for four years for doping violations

Alberto Salazar: Mo Farah’s former coach banned for four years for doping violations

Sports
Alberto Salazar - Mo Farah's former athletics coach - has been banned from the sport for four years after being found guilty of doping violations.Salazar runs the Nike Oregon Project - home to British four-time Olympic champion Farah from 2011 until 2017.The decision follows a four-year investigation by the US Anti-Doping Agency (Usada) and a two-year court battle behind closed doors. American Salazar said he was "shocked" by the outcome and would appeal."The Oregon Project has never and will never permit doping," the 61-year-old added. "I will appeal and look forward to this unfair and protracted process reaching the conclusion I know to be true."Dr Jeffrey Brown, a Nike-paid endocrinologist...