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Luis Severino nearing return to Yankees rotation

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. — While the Yankees’ rotation is nearly unrecognizable right now, with Gerrit Cole and Jordan Montgomery on the COVID-19 injured list and Domingo German out with shoulder inflammation, they may be closer to getting some reinforcements.

Luis Severino may be back in the rotation after one more rehab outing, Aaron Boone said Monday. And Corey Kluber, out with a strained right shoulder since May, is set to make his first rehab start with Double-A Somerset on Thursday.

Severino threw four perfect innings in a rehab start for Somerset on Sunday. He struck out 5 of the 12 batters he faced, requiring only 48 pitches, part of a combined no-hitter.

Boone called it a “great sign” and that Severino would start again in the minors on Friday — and potentially with the Yankees following that outing.

“Get him built up more and then we’ll probably have a decision in front of us, whether he takes another [rehab start] or at that point is with us. He’s certainly getting close.”

Boone watched video of the outing on Monday and said Severino “looks and feels really good … what stood out to me was the confidence and energy he was pitching with. He feels good and is ready to go.”

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Boone added Severino’s stuff was better than his previous start, throwing in the mid- to upper-90s.

“Just the way he got after it, his stuff is good, but the energy he’s out there with, he’s feeling good,’’ Boone said.

Kluber hasn’t pitched in a game since leaving a start on May 25 after three innings — one outing after he threw a no-hitter in Texas.

The Yankees have said they expect the 35-year-old back in September and he’ll need to be built up before he rejoins the rotation.

Since the Yankees had another COVID-19 outbreak following their previous road trip, Tuesday’s scheduled starter, Nestor Cortes Jr., was asked the level of concern with the Yankees on the road again.

“You always worry,’’ Cortes said. “I had it [about] a month ago. It lasted for three or four days and I got over it. Hopefully these guys can do the same.”


Boone said he was upset with the balk rule that was called on Jonathan Loaisiga in the seventh inning of the Yankees’ wild, 8-6, 11-inning win over the Royals on Monday night.

“I just felt he rolled into it, right into his step-off,’’ Boone said of the call. “I was a little frustrated the inning before. It was probably something I shouldn’t have done.”

Boone was ejected for arguing the call.

In the top of the inning, the Yankees challenged when Aaron Judge was called out at the plate. Boone said the Yankees weren’t sure about the call, but because it was the seventh inning, they took a shot.

Ultimately, Boone said he thought the replay call of Judge being out was correct.


Brett Gardner hit leadoff against right-hander Carlos Hernandez Monday, with Boone saying he wanted to balance out the lineup and provide “traffic” for DJ LeMahieu, who was placed in the No. 5 spot. LeMahieu had reached base multiple times in four of his previous six games. Gardner was 2-for-4 with two RBIs while LeMahieu was 2-for-5 with an RBI double and a triple.

Right-hander Nick Nelson was recalled from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre after Sunday’s starter Luis Gil, was sent back down.


Boone said he’s already looking forward to Thursday’s “Field of Dreams” game against the White Sox in Iowa.

“I think it’s gonna be really cool,’’ Boone said.

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What Time Will ‘Riverdale’ Season 6 Be on Netflix?

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The season finale of Riverdale aired in late July on The CW. Notice we said season finale? Thankfully, the beloved series will return for a seventh season, but, unfortunately, Season 7 will be the final installment of Riverdale.

If you already streamed the current season, make sure to read Alex Zalben’s interview with Riverdale showrunner Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa on Decider. If you’re waiting to binge Season 6 on Netflix, well, you better clear your calendar because all 22 episodes are about to drop on the streamer. What time will the sixth season of Riverdale debut on Netflix? What time does Netflix release shows? Here’s everything you need to know.

WHEN IS THE RIVERDALE SEASON 6 NETFLIX RELEASE DATE?

Riverdale Season 6 premieres Sunday, August 7 on Netflix.

HOW MANY EPISODES ARE IN RIVERDALE SEASON 6?

The sixth season of Riverdale consists of 22 episodes.

WHAT TIME DOES NETFLIX RELEASE NEW SHOWS?

Netflix releases new episodes at 3:00 a.m. ET/12:00 a.m. PT.

WHAT TIME WILL RIVERDALE SEASON 6 BE ON NETFLIX?

Netflix is based out of California, so Riverdale Season 6 will be available to stream at 12:00 a.m. Pacific Standard Time (3:00 a.m. Eastern Standard Time) beginning Sunday, August 7. If the clock strikes 12:00 (or 3:00 a.m. for folks on the East Coast) and you don’t see the new episodes, give it a moment, hit refresh, and then enjoy the show!

WILL THERE BE A SEASON 7 OF RIVERDALE?

Yes! Decider recently covered that very topic.

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Actress Anne Heche Suffers Severe Burns After Crashing Car Into Los Angeles Home

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Actress Anne Heche, known for her roles in such films as Donnie Brasco, Volcano and I Know What You Did Last Summer, was involved in a fiery car crash in the Mar Vista area of Los Angeles on Friday.

According to TMZ, Heche was driving a blue Mini Cooper and had first crashed into the garage of an apartment complex. Residents of the apartment complex tried to get her out of the vehicle but she backed up and sped off.

Footage of Heche speeding down the streets of her neighborhood had been obtained by TMZ as well as her initial encounter at the apartment complex.

In the first clip, you can hear her car crash towards the end. It has been reported that the actress crashed into someone’s home, causing her vehicle and the house to erupt into flames. Heche suffered severe burns and was resisting being taken away in a stretcher. You can also view footage of this via the TMZ article.

It has not been confirmed whether alcohol has been involved in the incident since her condition prevents doctors from performing any tests to determine if she was driving under the influence. She is currently intubated in the hospital but expected to live.

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These are the vulgar license-plate requests the DMV has rejected

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Stay CL4SSY, New York!

The state Department of Motor Vehicles nixed 3,752 requests for vanity license plates in the last three years because it deemed them too raunchy, radical or simply ridiculous.

New York’s personalized plates go for $60 initially, and then $31.25 annually for renewal. You can get any plate as long as no one else has it and it’s not offensive.

Odds are a request for a plate that marks a wedding anniversary or shows your allegiance to a team — like METS86 — will pass muster with the DMV gatekeepers.

Vulgarity won’t get you to first base.

So plates with the phrase LFGM — the acronym for Pete Alonso’s “Let’s F–king Go Mets” rallying cry — did not make the cut.

And you won’t see anyone driving around with the custom plates MILFDAD, AS5M4N and WLHUNG.

Crude meanings such as “MILFDAD” are unacceptable by the DMV.
Crude meanings such as “MILFDAD” are unacceptable by the DMV.
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New York state Department of Motor Vehicles denied more than 3.5 thousand requests for license plates deemed inappropriate.
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“AS5M4N” was rejected for referring to “Ass man.”
“AS5M4N” was rejected for referring to “Ass man.”
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The DMV also put NICEBUNS, FATFANNY, GOTAPOOP and BENDOVER in the rear-view mirror.

One player unsuccessfully tried to score the plate YESDADDY, to no avail.

The DMV also shot down such dark requests as DEADGIRL, GENOC1DE, S8TAN, DETONATE and MURDERM3.

“SUM8ITCH” is not allowed.
“SUM8ITCH” is not allowed.
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The DMV thoroughly nixed a request for “CNNLIES.”
The DMV thoroughly nixed a request for “CNNLIES.”
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BOOBIE is prohibited.
BOOBIE is prohibited.
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Getting political is a dead end too — FJOEBIDN, FDTRUMP and CNNLIES were nixed.

LUDEDUDE, NARCO, GOT METH and BLUNT also went up in smoke.

Staten Island attorney Bill Dertinger said his blue 1995 Jaguar SJS was tagged with ESQLTD after his company and his 2014 Porsche had the plate GHOSTGTS because the sleek sportscar was white.

“The plates can make you stand out — which can be a curse or a blessing,” the 54-year-old Dertinger said. “Make sure you don’t cut anybody off.”

A man attempted to sneak in “YESDADDY” onto his license plate.
A man attempted to sneak in “YESDADDY” onto his license plate.
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The DMV stopped a request for “FJOEBIDEN.”
The DMV stopped a request for “FJOEBIDEN.”
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The DMV also rejects any license plates referring to politics.
The DMV also rejects any license plates referring to politics.
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There must be a New York Jets fan playing referee at the DMV because a request for the seemingly innocent plate GASE was sidelined. Ex-Jets head coach Adam Gase had an offensive 9-23 win-loss record during his forgettable two-year tenure.

The DMV would not reveal who gives the final yea or nay.

“The DMV reviews all custom license plate requests and works hard to ensure that any combinations that may be considered objectionable are rejected,” said agency spokesman Tim O’Brien.

“GLOCKS” referring to guns is not accepted by the DMV.
“GLOCKS” referring to guns is not accepted by the DMV.
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“FLYMOFO” is not approved by the DMV.
“FLYMOFO” is not approved by the DMV.
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He said guidelines on what plate combinations are restricted can be found on the DMV website: https://dmv.ny.gov/learn-about-personalized-plates. Approximately 50,000 personalized and custom plates are sold per year, O’Brien said.

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The state DMV has rejected 3,752 requests for custom license plates in the last three years because it deemed them potentially offensive. Here are some:

YESDADDY

FJOEBIDN

FDTRUMP

GLOCKS

FLYMOFO

BOOBIE

AS5M4N

BUDLIGHT

DEADGIRL

SUM8ITCH

GENOC1DE

S8TAN

CNNLIES

DETONATE

MURDERM3

MILFDAD

WLHUNG

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