Kirk McEwen Says Rays Are Sinking Fast

CBS Tampa

I was so excited to get out for the middle game of Boston’s three game stop at the Trop! On the way down to the game from Clearwater I ran into some traffic and I’m thinking, “This is pretty cool! Pennant race going on, maybe the dome will be filled tonight.” Well I didn’t hear the numbers, but let’s just say good seats were still available at game time. I stopped upstairs to the Fan Cave at Ferg’s to catch Booger & Rich’s last break or two and find my friends before heading over. Everything’s going great, at least on my end. I’m doing my part to support the Rays and I’m hoping they can shake their recent malaise and show some fight. Ferg’s is huge but I finally find my crew and secure my ticket. Are you ready for some baseball?

We get over to the stadium, escalator up…

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Suspect In Brooklyn Toddler’s Death Calls Shooting ‘Evil Act’

CBS New York

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — The man accused of shooting a toddler to death in his stroller on a Brooklyn street said it was an “evil act” he has to live with.

Daquan Breland told the Daily News that “remorseful doesn’t even describe what I feel.” He spoke to the paper at Rikers Island.

Breland was arrested Friday in Wilkes-Barre, Pa. on the same day the toddler, Antiq Hennis, was buried. He’s charged with second-degree murder.

The 23-year-old suspect said he is not a baby killer. He said “I could never do that to an innocent little baby. It’s not in my heart.”

He offered his condolences to Antiq’s family.

Authorities said the boy’s father, Anthony Hennis, was pushing him in a stroller while crossing a street in Brownsville when four shots were fired. The child was struck on the left side of his face and pronounced dead at a hospital.

A second suspect in the…

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‘Riddick’ Illuminates Box Office With $18.7M Debut

CBS Detroit

LOS ANGELES (AP) – “Riddick” is seeing light at the box office.

The sci-fi thriller starring Vin Diesel as an intergalactic criminal with built-in night vision debuted in first place with $18.7 million, according to studio estimates Sunday. “Riddick” is the third installment in the series, following the $11.6 million debut of 2000’s “Pitch Black” and the $24.3 million launch of 2004’s “The Chronicles of Riddick.”

“Riddick,” which finds the alien anti-hero stranded and pursued by bounty hunters on a hostile world, served as a passion project for Diesel and series writer-director David Twohy. After the studio originally passed on funding a third chapter, the pair acquired the rights to the character from Universal and independently secured their own film financing.

“I don’t think there were any mistakes made here,” said Nikki Rocco, head of distribution for Universal, which returned to the fold to distribute “Riddick” in North America. “Vin…

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Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal Meet Again For US Open Title

CBS New York

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — The stakes are always high, the encounters always memorable.

Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic have built the best rivalry in tennis on a mountain of big-time matches, the likes of which they’ll play Monday in the US Open final.

It will be the 37th meeting of their careers — the most times in the Open era that any two men have played.

“When you are involved in these kind of matches,” Nadal said, “you feel special.”

Nadal will be going for his 13th major title, Djokovic his seventh. Nadal is seeded second, Djokovic first. This will be their third meeting in the last four years in the final in Arthur Ashe Stadium, a stretch interrupted last year when Nadal sat out with a knee injury. Nadal won the first match, in 2010, and Djokovic won the rematch in 2011. Both were tense four-setters that played…

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MEAC Recap Week 2

CBS Atlanta

NCCU Football Rallies to Edge Falcons in Double Overtime

DURHAM, N.C. – North Carolina Central University scored a touchdown in the final minute of regulation to force overtime, then made a 19-yard field goal in double overtime to beat visiting Saint Augustine’s University 23-20 inside O’Kelly-Riddick Stadium on Saturday.

NCCU (1-1) lit the scoreboard first with a 32-yard touchdown pass from senior quarterback Jordan Reid to senior receiver Lamar Scruggs with 3:51 remaining in the third quarter. Reid was injured on the play and could not perform his typical holding duties for the extra-point kick, which ended up failing because of a bobbled snap.

St. Augustine’s (0-1) answered on its next drive, using six plays to move 66 yards, capped by a 25-yard pass from A.J. Gilford to Herman Reaves at the 2:42 mark of the third quarter. The extra-point kick by Michael Lima put the Falcons on top 7-6.

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Rep. Peter King Announces 2016 Run For President

CBS New York

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork)Long Island Congressman Peter King has thrown his hat in the 2016 presidential ring.

King is the first Republican to announce he’s running.

The congressman currently serving his 11th term announced his candidacy on a New Hampshire radio station on Friday during a visit to the state.

New Hampshire historically holds the first primary in the nation.

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Republican Mayoral Hopefuls To Face Off In Final Debate Before Primary Day

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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) – The top two Republican candidates for New York City mayor faced each other Sunday for the last time before the primary in an at-times testy debate that touched on topics including the NYPD’s policies and each other’s strengths and weaknesses.

Polls showed ex-MTA chairman Joe Lhota with a consistent lead over billionaire grocery store magnate John Catsimatidis, going into Sunday’s debate.

But Catsimatidis has blanketed the airwaves with ads, and a strong debate performance could impact what is expected to be a low voter-turnout on Tuesday.

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In an exchange where Catsimatidis criticized Lhota for his decisions as deputy mayor in Rudy Giuliani’s mayoral administration, Lhota angrily ended with, “John, get your facts straight.”

At another point, where the candidates were asked whether they had questions…

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