Richard Heathcote/Getty Images(KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia) -- The 2022 Winter Olympics are headed to China.
The International Olympic Committee announced on Friday that Beijing will be the host city for the Games. The IOC made its decision in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia after hearing final appeals from officials representing Beijing and Almaty, Kazakhstan, the other city in contention.
Beijing now becomes the first city to host both the Summer and Winter Olympics after it hosted the Summer Games in 2008.
iStock/ThinkStock(NEW YORK) -- AMERICAN LEAGUE Detroit 9, Baltimore 8 Toronto 5, Kansas City 2 Boston 8, Chicago White Sox 2 Texas 7, N.Y. Yankees 6 Houston 3, L.A. Angels 0 Minnesota 9, Seattle 5 Cleveland 3, Oakland 1
NATIONAL LEAGUE San Diego 8, N.Y. Mets 7 Washington 1, Miami 0 Philadelphia 4, Atlanta 1 Cincinnati 15, Pittsburgh 5 St. Louis 9, Colorado 8 Chicago Cubs 5, Milwaukee 2
Photo by Frederick Breedon/Getty Images(ST. LOUIS, Mo.) -- New York Jets defensive lineman Sheldon Richardson, fresh off a four-game suspension for use of marijuana, was charged with multiple traffic violations and resisting arrest following an incident earlier this month.
According to a release from the St. Charles County, Missouri, Prosecuting Attorney Tim Lohmar, Richardson is believed to be the driver of one of two vehicles seen driving at "exceedingly high rates of speed" on July 14. Officials claim Richardson's vehicle was clocked at 143 mph. Richardson allegedly fled from officers, sped through a traffic light, turned off its vehicle lights and attempted to hide in a residential driveway.
Officers located the vehicle after they were able to see its brake lights. At that point, Richardson complied with a command to exit the vehicle and received multiple summonses.
Two other men and a minor were in the vehicle at the time of the incident, but were not charged.
Richardson is set to appear in court on Oct. 27 for arraignment.
Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images(HOUSTON) -- The Houston Astros bolstered their lineup in advance of the trade deadline on Thursday, acquiring Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Carlos Gomez less than a day after a trade involving Gomez to the New York Mets fell through.
On Wednesday night, reports of a Gomez trade to the Big Apple, where he began his career, were silenced for unspecified reasons. Speculation that the Mets were concerned about issues with Gomez' hip was brought to the outfielder's attention Thursday.
Gomez noted that he's missed very little time in recent weeks. "I have no problem," he said, according to ESPN. "I'm playing and I feel really sexy."
Gomez was sent, along with pitcher Mike Fiers, to Houston in exchange for four prospects.
Photo by Mark Cunningham/MLB Photos via Getty Images(TORONTO) -- The Toronto Blue Jays continued making waves ahead of the Major League Baseball trade deadline, acquiring Detroit Tigers pitcher David Price on Thursday.
The ace was considered one of the prime targets available ahead of Friday's 4pm deadline. The Blue Jays gave up top pitching prospect Daniel Norris and minor league pitchers Matt Boyd and Jairo Labourt in exchange for Price. Earlier in the week, the Jays traded a handful of prospects for star shortstop Troy Tulowitzki.
Price tweeted after the trade was announced, thanking the Tigers. He added "#bluejays lets ride!! Entire country rooting for us!"
Price was 9-4 with a 2.53 ERA for the Tigers and will be a free agent after the season. He was shipped out at last year's trade deadline as well, going from the Tampa Bay Rays to the Tigers.
Al Bello/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- A federal judge in Minnesota has ordered that New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady’s attempt to vacate his suspension be transferred to New York, where the NFL had filed a preemptive strike.
The judge said he “perceives no reason for this action to proceed in Minnesota,” a labor friendly state where the union had previous success earlier this year overturning Adrian Peterson’s punishment. (The Minnesota Vikings running back was suspended without pay from the NFL last November for injuring his 4-year-old son while disciplining him with a switch.)
But the judge said he saw “little reason for this action to have been commenced in Minnesota at all.”
He added, “Brady plays for a team in Massachusetts; the Union is headquartered in Washington, D.C.; the NFL is headquartered in New York; the arbitration proceedings took place in New York; and the award was issued in New York.”
The same day that NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell upheld Brady’s four-game suspension in relation to the "Deflategate" scandal, the NFL filed a lawsuit in federal court in New York to uphold the decision, and since the league filed first, the judge said New York is the more appropriate venue.
iStock/ThinkStock(NEW YORK) -- INTERLEAGUE Pittsburgh 10, Minnesota 4 Arizona 8, Seattle 2 Baltimore 2, Atlanta 0 Toronto 8, Philadelphia 2 L.A. Dodgers 10, Oakland 7 AMERICAN LEAGUE Detroit 2, Tampa Bay 1 Cleveland 12, Kansas City 1 Chicago White Sox 9, Boston 2 Texas 5, N.Y. Yankees 2 Houston 6, L.A. Angels 3
NATIONAL LEAGUE Chicago Cubs 3, Colorado 2 San Francisco 5, Milwaukee 0 San Diego 7, N.Y. Mets 3 Washington 7, Miami 2 Cincinnati 1, St. Louis 0