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Yankees’ gutsy win can be one that truly matters in the end

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Sometimes you look for signs. You look for omens. You look for harbingers. And sometimes they mean nothing. Maybe in a few months’ time this 8-6, 11-inning, close-to-five-hours victory the Yankees pulled out over the Royals on Monday night in Kansas City will fade to a blur, and be remembered as just another in the 162-game parade.

Or maybe it’ll mean a little something more than that.

At 1:04 a.m. Eastern Time, Wandy Peralta coaxed Carlos Santana to bounce one to third base. Rougned Odor flipped it over to Luke Voit at first. And the Yankees had a most satisfying victory on a most unusual night.

Say what you will about the ghost-runner extra-inning rule — which, with any luck at all, is entering its final two months of existence. But this sure was a fun, crazy, hard-to-believe, impossible-to-forget tug of war, assisted by, but not exclusively beholden to, those four free runners the Yankees and Royals received in the 10th and 11th (all of whom scored, by the way).

The Yankees won the game despite being the first team since the 1995 Astros to collect four blown saves in the same game. The Yankees won the game despite being the first team in the modern era — that would be the 121 years since 1900, for those keeping score at home — to blow leads in the seventh, eighth, ninth and 10th innings.

This was actually a wonderful pitchers’ duel for most of the night, Jameson Taillon and Carlos Hernandez matching zeroes for six innings. It was a tight, quick game — until it wasn’t. It was a routine game — until it wasn’t.

Wandy Peralta and Kyle Higashioka
Wandy Peralta and Kyle Higashioka celebrate the Yankees’ wild 11-inning win over the Royals.
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The Yankees looked bound to lose the game.

Except they didn’t. Remember this one. Circle it. Highlight it in yellow. You may want to remember it.

“So many people did stuff tonight,” Yankees manager Aaron Boone said. “On a scorching-hot night they kept coming.”

It was a night preceded by an afternoon in which the Yankees lost another player — Gleyber Torres landing on the injured list with a sprained thumb — and learned that another, Gio Urshela, wouldn’t be returning from a balky hamstring as quickly as they’d hoped, kept behind in New York for more rehab.

They keep losing players and winning games.

It may not be the ideal formula. But it works.

And so it goes. And on it goes.

“We’ve got a lot of really good players focused on winning, understanding the critical place we are in our season,” Boone had said before the game, giving further voice to the next-man-up mantra that must be a part of every Yankees manager’s playbook. “There’s no other expectations here except to keep winning games. We have a lot of players capable of playing at a very high level.”

Even with a list of absent players that’s almost staggering to behold — Gerrit Cole, Domingo German, Gary Sanchez, Urshela, Torres, Anthony Rizzo, Jordan Montgomery — the Yankees won again. Winning, as a habit, it’s a helpful thing especially at this time of the year. No matter who’s wearing the uniform.

“It was one of the weirder wilder games I’ve ever seen,” said Taillon, who was terrific across six innings, allowing but one unearned run. “Every time we needed a big hit we got one. Every time they needed a big hit they got one.”

Right up to Santana, bottom 11, the tying runs on base, the Royals fans among the 18,477 at Kauffman Stadium on their feet, the not-insignificant number of Yankees fans watching through hands stretched over their eyes.

“We’ve lost some tough games this year,” Boone said, “but the fact that we’ve played in so many I think helped us tonight. There’s a comfort level in playing in them.”

And an even higher one winning them.

“A grind,” said Luke Voit, back from purgatory, who had two huge hits including what looked like the game-winning homer in the ninth.

Even with all the new faces, learning on the fly, these Yankees are not only learning how to play like Yankees, but win like Yankees, too. Good stuff.

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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.
New York DMV

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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