Biggio hits for the cycle as Blue Jays beat Orioles 8-5

BALTIMORE – Rookie Cavan Biggio hit for the cycle, and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Baltimore Orioles 8-5 on Tuesday night.

Biggio homered in the third inning, singled in the sixth, doubled in the eighth and tripled in the ninth. He drove in four runs and scored three times.

Biggio and his father, Craig, a Hall of Famer with the Houston Astros, are the second father-son duo in major league history to hit for the cycle, joining Daryle and Gary Ward.

Cavan Biggo is the first player to hit for the cycle for Toronto since Jeff Fry against the Texas Rangers on Aug. 17, 2001.

It was also the first time an opponent hit for the cycle in the 27-year history of Camden Yards.

Trey Mancini and Jonathan Villar homered for last-place Baltimore, which lost for the third time in four games.

Mancini finished with four RBIs. He hit his 34th homer in the first, and snapped a tie with a run-scoring single off Justin Shafer in the seventh.

The Blue Jays tied the game again when Biggio doubled, stole third and scored on a sacrifice fly by Lourdes Gurriel Jr. in the eighth.

Justin Smoak put Toronto ahead when he led off the ninth with a towering shot off Mychal Givens (2-6). It was Smoak’s 21st homer and first since Aug. 27.

Biggio tacked on two more runs with a triple to centre before an error by shortstop Villar allowed the eighth run to score.

Derek Law (1-2) picked up the win by throwing a scoreless eighth inning.

The Orioles took a 2-0 lead on Mancini’s two-run drive off Ryan Tepera. The Blue Jays responded with Randal Grichuk’s solo drive in the second off Chandler Shepherd, who was making his first major league start.

Grichuk has 10 home runs in 26 career games against Baltimore.

Villar hit his 22nd home run off Ken Giles in the ninth.


Former Baltimore Ravens safety and NFL Hall of Famer Ed Reed threw out a ceremonial first pitch — a strike down the middle. Reed also handled grounders at shortstop during Orioles batting practice.


Blue Jays: RHP Jordan Romano (elbow) is expected to throw Wednesday and could pitch this weekend if there are no setbacks, according to manager Charlie Montoyo. … RHP Tim Mayza will need Tommy John surgery. He finished the season 1-3 with a 4.91 ERA.

Orioles: DH Mark Trumbo was scratched because of neck and back tightness but was available off the bench. … INF Renato Núñez was hit by a pitch in his left hand Monday in Detroit and was not in the lineup. “He’s day to day,” manager Brandon Hyde said.


Blue Jays: RHP Clay Buchholz (1-5, 5.63 ERA) is 1-3 with a 4.47 ERA since returning from a shoulder injury Aug. 25. He is 11-7 with a 3.76 ERA over 23 games (20 starts) against the Orioles, but is facing them for the first time since 2016.

Orioles: RHP Dylan Bundy (6-14, 4.99 ERA) was pushed back a day and will make his team-leading 29th start. Bundy is 1-0 with a 2.25 ERA in two starts against Toronto this season.


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Car plows into lobby of Trump Plaza New Rochelle: video

A car plowed into the lobby of Trump Plaza in New Rochelle Tuesday night, according to video posted on social media.

Video of the crash shows a banged up black Mercedes-Benz sitting inside the marble lobby of the 40-story luxury residential building on Huguenot Street.

In the clip posted to Twitter by CBS New York reporter Tony Aiello, the glass front entrance of the tower is seen destroyed.

“Workers at Trump Plaza New Rochelle say after car plowed into lobby, make [sic] driver got out and took a seat on a sofa. Said nothing. Several injuries but none are life threatening,” Aiello tweeted.

It was not immediately clear how the crash happened or if it was intentional.

The New Rochelle Police Department could not immediately provide information on the incident.

The high-rise is owned by the Trump Organization.

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The Poster for Cynthia Erivo’s Movie ‘Harriet’ Has Arrived

Cynthia Erivo is embodying the role of Harriet Tubman in the upcoming biopic Harriet and the movie’s official poster has been released!

Pictured alongside the Tony, Emmy, and Grammy Award-winning actress are her co-stars Leslie Odom Jr. and Janelle Monae.

Directed by Kasi Lemmons, Harriet tells the extraordinary tale of Harriet Tubman’s escape from slavery and transformation into one of America’s greatest heroes. Her courage, ingenuity, and tenacity freed hundreds of slaves and changed the course of history.

Cynthia is best known for her award-winning work in the Broadway musical The Color Purple and she was also featured in the films Widows and Bad Times at the El Royale.

Make sure to see Harriet in theaters on November 1!

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Bermuda plans for shutdown in face of Category 3 Hurricane Humberto

Hurricane Humberto grew into a powerful Category 3 storm Tuesday evening, and officials on Bermuda made plans for early shutdowns of schools, public transportation and government offices on the British Atlantic territory ahead of the storm’s likely close pass on Wednesday.

National Security Minister Wayne Caines told reporters that schools, government offices and ferries on the island would close at noon Wednesday and bus service would end at 4 p.m.

Officials said tropical storm-force winds were expected to start hitting Bermuda, with hurricane-force gusts, starting about 3 p.m. Wednesday and lasting until about 4 a.m. Thursday. Humberto was predicted to pass just to the north of Bermuda, but a small shift in track could bring the storm over the island itself.

The U.S. National Hurricane Center said Humberto’s maximum sustained winds had strengthened to about 185 kph Tuesday evening and would probably remain a Category 3 hurricane through Thursday. The storm was centred about 655 kilometres west-southwest of Bermuda and moving to the east-northeast at 19 kph.

Bermuda was expected to see rainfall of up to 10 centimetres, with large swells along the coast.

Meanwhile, Tropical Storm Lorena formed off Mexico’s Pacific Coast, and forecasters predicted heavy rains and flooding by Thursday, likely without it reaching hurricane force.

Lorena had top winds of 85 kph Tuesday evening. It was centred about 315 kilometres south of the resort town of Zihuatanejo and was moving northwest at 24 kph.

A tropical storm warning was in effect for the coast between Zihuatanejo and Cabo Corrientes.

Two other tropical storms, Kiko and Mario, were farther out in the Pacific and posed no threat to land.

Tropical Depression Ten also formed far out in the Atlantic and could become a hurricane Friday as it nears the outermost Caribbean islands.

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‘Bachelor In Paradise’: Katie Gets Beautiful Engagement Ring From Chris After Proposal

After a rough couple of days leading up to the final ‘Bachelor in Paradise’ rose ceremony, Chris Bukowski proposed to Katie Morton with a gorgeous diamond ring during the Sept. 17 finale!

Katie Morton and Chris Bukowski are engaged after the finale of Bachelor in Paradise! Chris popped the question after meeting Katie on the beach for the final rose ceremony, and she was nearly in tears as she accepted. The ring Chris gave his future wife features a diamond band, with one large diamond set in the middle. It fit perfectly on Katie’s finger, and she couldn’t take her eyes off of it once it was on her hand. The proposal came after a lot of second guessing on Chris’s part, but he eventually realized that Katie is the only one who he wants to be with!

“First of all, I feel like it’s been hard. The way we got here is insane. Just looking back on how this all began and going through so many battles, a lot of uncertainty and a lot of highs that are unexplainable,” Chris said. “I can’t even explain to you how I feel right now because I’ve never felt it before. I just feel like I’m the luckiest man in the world right now. You make me feel calm, comfortable, you make me feel like myself. I feel like I didn’t even know what that was sometimes. I’m so happy to be standing here with you. Everything I’ve been looking for, fighting for and searching for aimlessly is in this moment right here. I can’t imagine a second without you. I see you in my tomorrow, I see you in my forever. I want to make this the best moment of our life. Katie, will you marry me?” Of course, Katie accepted with tears streaming down her face!

Chris and Katie’s relationship began at the very beginning of Paradise, and they quickly emerged as one of the season’s strongest couples. However, Chris has major history in Bachelor Nation, as this season of BIP was his sixth appearance on one of the shows in the franchise — he appeared on seasons eight and ten of The Bachelorette, season three of Bachelor Pad and seasons one and two of Bachelor in Paradise. He insisted he was retiring after that last appearance, but he came back four years later and finally found love!

Meanwhile, Katie is much newer to the franchise, as she first showed up during Colton Underwood’s season of The Bachelor. She made it all the way to week six before being eliminated. Luckily, Chris was there to turn it all around for her!

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Moms are now packing insanely elaborate school lunches

When Meesha Chang makes a bento box lunch for her 2 ½-year-old daughter, Lucia, it isn’t child’s play.

Every weeknight, Chang stays up until 11 p.m. rolling tiny rice balls flavored with butter, soy sauce and sesame seeds to appeal to her picky eater. She pokes decorative toothpicks into homemade mini meatballs or dumplings and uses tiny cookie cutters to cut savory pancakes into hearts and stars.

The goal is “to pack every compartment with something that excites her,” the 41-year-old Greenpoint mother and freelance creative consultant tells The Post.

Still, she worries she’s not doing enough — especially when the lunches come home intact. Recently, Chang asked another mom about her meal-packing strategy and was shocked to learn that it entailed a salami quesadilla, fish sticks and mac and cheese in a single lunchbox.

“It made me feel bad, ’cause I haven’t been giving her that kind of variety,” she says. “Now I’m thinking I have to add a lot more mains and have her be able to pick and choose.”

The modern age’s obsession with wholesome food, the growing popularity of Japanese bento box containers in the US and Instagram one-upmanship have converged to turn children’s lunches into an intensely competitive, time-consuming mom sport. And those who dare to haphazardly toss a peanut butter-and-jelly sandwich, some browning apple slices and a few chips into a brown paper bag risk being viewed as parental failures.

Chang says she follows several Instagram accounts — such as @yumboxlunch, a bento box company that often highlights crafty mothers’ work on its feed — for inspiration. But often, she finds them anything but motivating.

“It’s kind of frustrating to see their posts,” says Chang. “I can’t really re-create [them] … It’s not realistic for me.”

Some of the moms showcasing their bento boxes on Instagram admit it’s time-consuming. Chloe Gottlieb, a mother of one and preschool director who is passionate about getting the toddler-set to eat well, regularly showcases her 2-year-old daughter’s meals on her Instagram account, @childrenshealthylifestyles. She estimates that she spends 4 to 5 hours prepping for the lunches at the beginning of the week, plus another 15 to 30 minutes each morning.

“Oh my goodness,” she says. “So much [time].”

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Let's Talk About 'Joker' and Also? Chris Gaines (Podcast)

Our latest “Low Key” podcast gets sidelined by a lengthy examination of Garth Brooks’ alter-ego

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Will Todd Phillips’ new “Joker” prove the exception to the rule that villains are best left mysterious? And also, did we ever figure out why Garth Brooks’ adopted an emo R&B persona named Chris Gaines? These two equally relevant subjects are the focus of our latest “Low Key” podcast, which you can listen to  on your favorite podcast app (scroll down) or right here:

This week on “Low Key,” we’re joined by special guest Sam Perrin of the “Sam Said It” podcast. All of us are comic-book nerds, but despite that, we weren’t necessarily desperate for a solo “Joker” film.

As Hannibal Lecter and Darth Vader can attest, sometimes it’s better not to know a scary villain’s entire backstory. But we’re cautiously excited for Todd Phillips’ highly praised “Joker,” which stars Joaquin Phoenix as the Crown Prince of Crime in an homage to Martin Scorsese-Robert De Niro classics like “Taxi Driver” and “King of Comedy.”

Our discussion of the Joker leads us to speculate about what other comic-book villains deserve origin stories (looking at you, Doctor Doom), which leads into a discussion of fanfic, which leads into a discussion of “Twilight,” which delves smoothly into some praises for Lil Nas X, and the oft-forgotten contribution that Nine Inch Nails made to “Old Town Road.”

That in turn leads us into a lengthy discussion of the time Garth Brooks adopted a kind of emo R&B alterego named Chris Gaines, and the beauty of the Chris Gaines’ single “Lost in You.” It’s really pretty. Have you listened to it? You should.

Anyway, given that Joker won the Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival, we’re prepared to be pleasantly surprised by Phillips dark vision. Also pleasantly surprising is the way Gaines’ voice goes liltingly high at around the 1:40 mark of “Lost in You,” before going into a delicate and impeccable guitar solo. Is “Lost in You” our favorite Garth Brooks song? Are we allowed to say that?

Needless to say, this is a wonderful episode, and you should subscribe to both “Low Key” and “Sam Said It.”

Here are some of the key issues we talk about this episode, with timestamps:

3:40: Batman questions aside, could the Joker beat Superman?

4:27: “You tell 10-year-old me, hey, you want to hear about Darth Vader? The answer would be, ‘Sure, why not? I would love to see how Darth Vader became evil.’ And then we got it, and it was like, now I renege on that. I don’t want that again.”

7:19: “I think Doctor Doom needs a movie.”

11:43: Some thoughts on Namor as a potential villain in “Black Panther 2.”

15:10: Why you should keep writing all that fanfic.

16:30: The whitest thing that has ever happened on the podcast happens

17:13: Keith informs Aaron of the existence of Chris Gaines and the Chris Gaines phenomenon is discussed at length

21:44: “Jojo Rabbit looks incredible to me”

25:00: A confession about “The Dark Knight,” and a lengthy discussion of that complicated scene with the two boats.

33:50: Let’s talk about “The Killing Joke”

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Lori Loughlin’s ‘Fuller House’ Co-Star Juan Pablo Di Pace Talks Scandal: ‘The Set Is Full Of Tears’

The final season of ‘Fuller House’ filming is underway, minus Lori Loughlin who is in a legal battle with her college admissions scandal. Co-star Juan Pablo Di Pace says the set is now ‘full of tears.’

The Full House spinoff Fuller House has started filming for its final season and while the adult cast members from the original series will be around a lot more, Lori Loughlin‘s Aunt Becky will not due to her legal woes. She pled not guilty in the Operation Varsity Blues college admissions scandal and if convicted, could face 40 years in prison. We caught up with Juan Pablo Di Pace, 40, as he was honored at Project Angel Food’s 29th Angel Awards on Sept. 14 and he told us EXCLUSIVELY that, “Lori is going through her own situation and we kind of all respect that and I know that she is in touch with John (Stamos) and Candace (Cameron Bure), but, you know.”

Juan Pablo plays Andrea Barber’s character Kimmy Gibbler’s ex-husband Fernando on Fuller House and got to know Lori, and he’s devastated by her legal crisis. “We were in touch actually, her and I when the whole thing went down. Of course she is like a family member. So regardless of the situation itself, families support each other. So, we are very sorry that this is happening,” he explains.

While Lori won’t be on the show as she deals with her courtroom battles, the men of the original show will be more present in the final season. “You will see a lot of Bob (Saget) and John and Dave (Coulier),” he assures us and that “Well, the set is full of tears already,” over Fuller House coming to an end.

“Candace is the worst. Candace is already crying on table reads and things like that or when you mention certain things. We got six episodes left. So that is it. It is a 19 episode season and…It is very emotional, but we love each other. It’s really good. And we are all going to meet up again. It is going to be a great finale. And we could not be luckier to be part of something that lasts five seasons,” he reveals.

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Eat Your Greens! The World's First Kale Candy Canes Have Arrived

It’s never too early to start thinking about Christmas! Though the festive occasion is still more than three months away, that hasn’t stopped Archie McPhee, a Seattle-based store known for its wild and wacky products, from getting into the holiday spirit a tad early.

The West Coast retailer recently debuted kale candy canes, a festive, yet questionable product, for the holiday season. According to the Archie McPhee website, these green and white-striped “treats” are “garden fresh” and have “all the flavor of kale with none of the nutrition.” The candies, the first of their kind, also promise to make all your Christmas dreams come true.

Still, as Archie McPhee’s director of awesome, David Wahl, told Today Food, even though these candy canes feature a holiday-appropriate color palette, don’t let them fool you. “We do want to warn people that the green color of the candy cane might lead someone to believe that it has a minty flavor,” he explained. “We wouldn’t want anyone to be fooled into eating one accidentally.”

And while these particular candy canes might not sound very appetizing, Archie McPhee declares that they’re certainly different from those “pesky holiday flavors” that become increasingly common as Christmas approaches. That’s because, instead of a minty flavor, these goodies taste like “the bitter grassiness of your favorite vegetable.”

“Talk about a superfood, kale is not only very nutritious but also incredibly delicious,” the humorous product description states. “This set of six kale candy canes gives you the flavor of kale with none of the dietary benefits.”

The write up also notes that the green package the candy canes are sold in features personified kale, meaning “kids love it!”

If kale isn’t your speed, pizza candy canes and “hamdy canes” — candy canes that are flavored like a Christmas ham — are also among Archie McPhee’s recent releases.

Believe it or not, this isn’t the first time the novelty candy emporium has released a slate of interestingly flavored holiday foods. Last year, the brand sold mac and cheese candy canes, rotisserie chicken candy canes and clam candy canes, to name a few.

Not surprisingly, the candy company also produces a whole host of other confections that aren’t holiday-related. However, like the candy canes, these items also have questionable flavor profiles. The bacon mints, for example, are breath fresheners that boast an artificial bacon flavor. Similarly, the fried chicken candies are little brown and yellow morsels that taste exactly like the popular dish.

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Olympiakos v Tottenham Hotspur: Mauricio Pochettino thought about Champions League final defeat ‘a lot’

Manager Mauricio Pochettino says he thought about Tottenham’s ‘painful’ Champions League final defeat ‘a lot’ during the summer as they prepare for their opening game of this year’s competition.

Spurs lost 2-0 to Liverpool in their first Champions League final in June.

They begin their new European campaign against Greek side Olympiakos in Piraeus on Wednesday (17:55 BST).

“It was a long period after the final in Madrid,” said Pochettino.

“Being honest I was thinking a lot during the summer. To finish losing the final is always so painful because you can’t put out the feeling and you need to wait to start again to repair the damage.

“It’s exciting to start a new campaign and here in Greece. It’s going to be an unbelievable atmosphere as well.”

Pochettino has played down Tottenham’s chances of repeating last season’s Champions League run, which included a dramatic semi-final second leg victory away at Ajax.

He also says the club need to learn lessons from the poor start in the group stage last season, where they took just one point from their opening three matches.

“No-one today is thinking or giving us chance to be a contender to be in the final in Istanbul this season,” added the Argentine, who will take charge of his 50th European game for Tottenham in Greece.

“But that is normal. That makes it again very exciting, our run in the Champions League.

“We know we have to start by winning. However, you can talk but tomorrow you need to show your quality. We need to show we have learned from the past.”

Trio again miss out for Spurs

Defenders Danny Rose and Serge Aurier have been rested and did not travel with the squad, with Pochettino saying he will make changes to the side that beat Crystal Palace 4-0 last weekend.

Ryan Sessegnon also did not travel after reporting irritation with a previous hamstring strain while fellow summer signing Giovani Lo Celso is out until at least the end of October with a hip injury.

Juan Foyth is back in training after an ankle problem but is not expected to return to first-team action for another few weeks.

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