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Angels’ Albert Pujols hits 660th career home run, ties Willie Mays for 5th on all-time list

DENVER — Albert Pujols hit his 660th career homer, tying the Los Angeles Angels slugger for fifth on the all-time list with Willie Mays.

Pujols launched a fastball from Colorado Rockies reliever Carlos Estevez into the empty seats in left field Sunday at Coors Field for a two-run drive in the eighth inning.

Pujols’ teammates congratulated him in the dugout after he gave the Angels a 4-3 lead.

It was his first homer since Aug. 4.

The 40-year-old Pujols now trails only Barry Bonds (762), Hank Aaron (755), Babe Ruth (714) and Alex Rodriguez (696) on the career home run list.

Estevez became the 426th different pitcher whom Pujols has taken deep. Only Bonds has homered against more pitchers (449).

It’s the latest milestone for Pujols, who hit his 669th carer double in the sixth inning Saturday to pass Craig Biggio for fifth on that list.

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Home Improvement stars Tim Allen and Richard Karn land new show called Assembly Required

History Channel has announced that Home Improvement stars Tim Allen (Tim ‘the Tool Man’ Taylor) and Richard Karn (Al Borland) are set to reunite for a new show called Assembly Required.

The show “will spotlight the best and brightest builders from across the US, at their home workshops, as they compete to breathe new life into everyday household items in desperate need of fixing,” a press release said. “This new series will push each contestant to their limits while testing their ability and ingenuity to not only rebuild it but to build it better.”

Tim Allen added: “Let’s face it — we’re living in a throwaway society. We buy, break, replace … rinse and repeat. Whatever happened to repair and rebuild?

“There are some people who unfriend, unfollow and dispose of anything that offends, annoys or breaks – so I’ve created a show to remind people of the satisfaction

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Single mum’s Newcomb renovation sets price benchmark for street

A single mum’s DYI renovation effort has set a new price benchmark for a Newcomb street on the border of East Geelong.

Interior design enthusiast Chris-maree Wilson sold her revamped character home for $660,000 after a bidding war between two buyers.

The sale of the four-bedroom, two bathroom weatherboard house at 33 Boundary Road beat the previous top price in the street by $100,000.

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Ms Wilson and her daughters Paris and Zara spent a year restoring the house and turning the double garage into a ‘she-shed’.

McGrath, Geelong agent Wayne Baker said a local couple outbid Melbourne buyers who inspected the 723sq m property early in the campaign before the capital’s second lockdown.

He said it was great result that set a benchmark for the area.

“It was

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Lowe’s Unites NFL Fans with a New Type of “Home Team”

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For the 2020-21 NFL season, Lowe’s will draft 32 NFL athletes to first-ever Lowe’s “Home Team” connecting fans and communities.

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For the 2020-21 NFL season, Lowe’s will draft 32 NFL athletes to first-ever Lowe’s “Home Team” connecting fans and communities.

MOORESVILLE, N.C., Sept. 9, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — At a moment when sports are being redefined and homes are becoming the new stadium, Lowe’s is putting the “home” in “home team.” Lowe’s is unveiling the first-ever Lowe’s “Home Team,” a group of current NFL players representing every team in the league, coming together to unite fans around the connection and community we all crave during football season, even as fandom goes home.

2019 NFL MVP Lamar Jackson (Baltimore Ravens) and All-Pro Christian McCaffrey (Carolina Panthers) will serve as captains of Lowe’s “Home Team,” connecting NFL hometowns around the country and proving that, no matter where

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Arson suspected in fire at St. Paul ‘nightmare’ house where man was fatally shot a day earlier

A suspicious fire struck a home Sunday where a man was shot to death a day earlier in St. Paul, authorities said.

The blaze at the residence in the 800 block of E. Lawson Avenue, which has drawn a substantial amount of police attention this year, was being investigated as a possible arson, Fire Department personnel at the scene said.

A 37-year-old man showed up at the home about 2:20 a.m. Sunday while intoxicated and “attempted to enter the crime scene that was protected by crime scene tape and monitored by officers,” said Police Sgt. Mike Ernster.

The man was told by police to leave, but he sat down on the drive and defied the officers’ orders, Ernster said. Police arrested him and booked him in jail on suspicion of obstructing the legal process, a misdemeanor.

Police left the scene about 9 a.m. only to return about two hours with

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5 Tips To Consider Before Exercising At Home During The Pandemic

Middle-age creep isn’t the jerk in a trench coat leaning over your shoulder with a camera phone. It’s the added spare tire, usually caused by stress, that refuses to budge no matter how much we diet or exercise. Some are calling the 15-pound pandemic weight gain during self-isolation, “quarantine 15.” Chances are the places where you’ve been working out are closed during the quarantine, and you’re trying to figure out other ways to exercise without a gym.

At first thought, it might seem pretty easy. Do a few squats, walk or run around your neighborhood or do a pushup challenge. But if you’re like many sequestered enthusiasts, the concept of working out at home, just like the idea of remote working, can be quite daunting with no clue where to begin. I started

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Ravens honor super fan Mo Gaba with more than 500 seats for all 2020 home games

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The Baltimore Ravens do not have any fans physically in attendance for their season-opener against the Browns. That being said, one of the Ravens’ biggest fans is making his impact felt inside M&T Bank Stadium. 

Ravens fans have purchased over 500 seats in section 146 in honor of Mo Gaba, a 14 year old Ravens fan who passed away this summer following a lifelong battle with cancer. Every seat purchased in “Mo’s Rows” is going towards COVID-19 relief efforts. Fans that purchased seats also received a can cutout that is part of “Mo’s Rows”. 

“We are honored to be able to do this for him. Wish he could be here, of course, but we want him to know and his family to know that his energy is with us always,” Ravens advertising and branding director Deandra Duggans said, via Jennifer Franciotti of WBALTV.com. 

A passionate Baltimore sports fan,

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Gainsboro Library to close for improvements | Latest Headlines



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The Gainsboro Branch Library in Roanoke will close its services Tuesday for a renovation that will include new paint, new carpet, patio furniture, redesigned children’s and teen areas and other improvements.

The library will end curbside services and close its book drop, which have been available to patrons since Roanoke libraries reopened following pandemic-related closures. The renovation work should be completed early next year.

The building underwent an extensive $1.1 million renovation that was finished in 2009. In addition to cosmetic improvements, upcoming work will include new books, shelves, upgraded technology and a redesigned Virginia Y Lee Room, which is named in honor of the woman who spearheaded the effort to build the library in the early 1940s.

The Gainsboro Library has been a hub in a historically Black neighborhood since it opened in 1942 during segregation. The red-brick, Tudor Revival

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This Is the Best Wood for Cutting Boards, According to a Test Kitchen Pro

When it comes to kitchen tools, a durable wood cutting board is one of our essentials. The only question is, what type of wood is best? There is no shortage of materials: acacia, teak, maple, bamboo, walnut—even Japanese cypress!



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Use the guide below to decide what type of wood is right for your kitchen. Then, follow our tips for expert cutting board care.

What Is the Best Wood for Cutting Boards?

The Taste of Home Test Kitchen has use every type of wood cutting board on the market. And the winner is clear: maple. Sarah Farmer, who leads the Taste of Home culinary team, says, “We like our cutting boards like we like our syrup—of the maple variety.” In other words, her go-to material for a cutting board is maple.

“It’s durable, prevents the growth of bacteria, is easy on the knives and looks nice,”

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Tips for using a contractor for home repairs and installations

Continuing with Hubby’s and my very recent moving saga, while another week of unpacking has passed, its nasty taste in our mouths hasn’t. In just the past couple of days, I’ve discovered a broken vacuum cleaner, a missing window air-conditioner and still have more large boxes in the basement that were supposed to be placed in the living room and/or kitchen. Eek.

The next slap in our financial faces came from a very reputable business with which we’ve not only experienced great satisfaction in the past, but also one to which I’ve handed out mega referrals to friends and strangers alike. Talk about a fiasco! Without going into great detail, what was to be a week’s job turned into five weeks, with kitchen and living room parts arriving piecemeal, which added to my profound distress. More times than not, what arrived had been built wrong or not at all which

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