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Yankees’ Giancarlo Stanton ‘prepared’ to finally play the outfield this week

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BOSTON — Giancarlo Stanton never got that start in left field at Fenway Park.

After not playing the field since the 2019 playoffs, the Yankees said before the series that Stanton was likely to see time in left against the Red Sox this weekend. But those plans changed, Aaron Boone said Sunday, when Chris Gittens landed on the injured list with a sprained right ankle after tripping over his bat on Saturday.

Gittens, Boone said, would have been the DH Sunday against left-hander Martin Perez, with Stanton in left.

The Yankees say they still intend to use Stanton in left when they visit Miami this week, since there’s no DH in the National League park.

“I think he’s prepared to do it and has been preparing himself for it,’’ Boone said prior to Sunday’s 5-4 loss. “So I expect it to happen next week in Miami now.”

Stanton’s struggles against Boston continued, as he struck out twice Sunday — including in the seventh, when the Yankees loaded the bases with one out against Perez.

Giancarlo Stanton heads back to the dugout after striking out on Sunday against the Red Sox.
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Josh Taylor — another lefty — came in to face Stanton, who whiffed again.

He entered with a .426 OPS versus the Red Sox this season, his worst against any team he’s faced more than three times and is 7-for-42 with a double, two RBIs, seven walks and 21 strikeouts in 13 games.


Putting Gittens on the IL opened up a roster spot for Gio Urshela, who returned from the COVID-19 IL and went 1-for-3 with a walk and an RBI.

With Gittens out, DJ LeMahieu started at first base. Luke Voit remains out with left knee inflammation and Boone was unsure whether he’d be back this week, with the Yankees heading to Tampa Bay and Miami.

“I know Luke’s doing really well,’’ Boone said. “I know [Saturday] he was running and felt as good as he’s felt in a long time. We’re encouraged [by] where he’s at. Hopefully it’s not too much longer as he gets ramped up.”


Aaron Judge and Kyle Higashioka — both still on the COVID IL — arrived in Boston on Sunday and were set to travel with the team to Tampa on Sunday night. The pair are scheduled to go through a cardio exam and work out on Monday.


Gary Sanchez was also back in the lineup after leaving Friday’s loss and sitting on Saturday with back spasms.

Sanchez hit the second triple of his career and scored in the eighth, but also committed a passed ball on a strikeout that allowed Xander Bogaerts to reach base.


Gleyber Torres has a season-high eight-game hitting streak and stole his fourth base in three games, but was also picked off second base in the eighth.


After the Yankees went with Asher Wojciechowski instead of Deivi Garcia for a spot start last week, Garcia suffered through another poor outing with Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre on Sunday, allowing three homers and four walks in just four innings.

The Yankees will likely give Gerrit Cole and Jameson Taillon an extra day of rest before their next starts, with Jordan Montgomery going Tuesday at Tampa Bay, followed possibly by Nestor Cortes Jr. on Wednesday and Cole on Thursday, according to Boone.

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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.
New York DMV

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

Source: NYS DMV

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