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Yankees, Mets rivals also improved at MLB trade deadline

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As the Yankees and Mets made their own moves to bolster their rosters ahead of Friday’s MLB trade deadline, their respective roads to a playoff spot only got more challenging.

While the Yankees added Joey Gallo, Anthony Rizzo and Andrew Heaney and the Mets landed Javier Baez, their rivals hardly just stood pat.

The Blue Jays, who entered Friday trailing the Yankees by one game in both the AL East and AL wild card race, made one of the biggest splashes of the day by acquiring Twins right-hander Jose Berrios. The best pitcher not named Max Scherzer to be dealt, Berrios (3.48 ERA) will fortify a Blue Jays rotation alongside Hyun Jin Ryu and Robbie Ray. Berrios is under control through 2022 and the price showed, with the Blue Jays having to give up a pair of top-100 prospects.

Toronto also shored up its bullpen, acquiring veteran reliever Joakim Soria from the Diamondbacks a day after adding Nationals closer Brad Hand.

The Braves acquired Eddie Rosario before the trade deadline.
The Braves acquired Eddie Rosario before the trade deadline.
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The Athletics, who owned the AL’s second wild card spot and led the Yankees by 3 ½ games entering Friday, improved their depth by getting in on the Nationals’ fire sale — acquiring two veterans, infielder Josh Harrison and catcher Yan Gomes, for a trio of prospects. Oakland had previously traded for Marlins center fielder Starling Marte earlier in the week.

The AL East-leading Red Sox, after adding a big bat in Kyle Schwarber on Thursday, made minor moves Friday to acquire relievers Hansel Robles from the Twins and Austin Davis from the Pirates.

The Mets’ road to the NL East title, meanwhile, got tougher. Though the Nationals were huge sellers and the last-place Marlins also traded valuable pieces, the Braves and the Phillies added to make a run at the Mets.

The Braves, fresh off taking three of five games against the Mets earlier this week at Citi Field to inch within four games back, remade their outfield to help make up for the loss of Ronald Acuña Jr. After trading for Joc Pederson earlier this month, the Braves on Friday acquired Eddie Rosario from the Indians, Adam Duvall from the Marlins and Jorge Soler from the Royals.

Atlanta also strengthened the back end of its bullpen, trading for Pirates closer Richard Rodriguez.

The Phillies, who trailed the Mets by only 3 ½ games at the deadline, improved its rotation and bullpen in one big move. They traded for All-Star right-hander Kyle Gibson and closer Ian Kennedy from the Rangers for a package headlined by Spencer Howard, a 25-year-old right-hander who entered the season as the No. 42 prospect in baseball, per MLB.com.

Elsewhere on Friday:

The White Sox, who already have one of the top closers in Liam Hendriks, further bolstered their late-inning bullpen options by making a crosstown trade for Craig Kimbrel. The closer is having a throwback season with 23 saves and a 0.49 ERA, but was part of the Cubs’ teardown, netting them second baseman Nick Madrigal and reliever Codi Heuer.

The Giants, the surprise leaders of the NL West with the Dodgers and Padres close behind, added some star power by trading a pair of prospects for Kris Bryant. The Cubs third baseman/outfielder was a potential fit for the Mets, but instead will take his .267 batting average and .861 OPS to the Bay Area.

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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.”
New York DMV

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.”
New York DMV
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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