Scoreboard roundup — 8/11/19

Sports News Scoreboard roundup -- 8/11/19

iStock(NEW YORK) —  Here are the scores from Sunday’s sports events:


Texas 1, Milwaukee 0

LA Angels 5, Boston 4, 10 innings
Baltimore 8, Houston 7
NY Yankees 1, Toronto 0
Kansas City 10, Detroit 2
Cleveland 7, Minnesota 3, 10 innings
Oakland 2, Chi White Sox 0
Tampa Bay 1, Seattle 0

Washington 7, NY Mets 4
Atlanta 5, Miami 4
Chi Cubs 6, Cincinnati 3
St. Louis 11, Pittsburgh 9
Colorado 8, San Diego 3
LA Dodgers 9, Arizona 3
San Francisco 9, Philadelphia 6

Washington 101, Minnesota 78
Seattle 84, NY Liberty 69
LA Sparks 84, Chicago 81
Las Vegas 89, Connecticut 81

Atlanta 2, New York City 1

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What to know about PCOS, the most common hormonal issue affecting women

noipornpan/iStock(NEW YORK) — Polycystic ovary syndrome, or PCOS, is a common hormone abnormality that affects around 1 in 10 women.

The origins of PCOS aren’t entirely clear but PCOS can affect women’s overall health and appearance, and can be a treatable cause of infertility.

According to the National Institute of Health, the causes of PCOS are very complex. Lifestyle, genetics and health are all factors that affect PCOS.

Good Morning America turned to Dr. Jennifer Ashton, ABC News’ chief health and medical correspondent and a practicing OBGYN, to understand how PCOS can affect the body.

1. Reproductive problems

Having PCOS can affect a woman’s periods, causing them to occur too close to each other or too far apart. However, a woman can still have normal periods and be diagnosed with PCOS.

Despite what many people think, women with PCOS can and still do become biological mothers.

“Today with reproductive technology, seeing a reproductive endocrinologist, or REI specialist [a specialist in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility], women with PCOS absolutely can get pregnant,” Ashton said.

2. Metabolic problems

For reasons not entirely understood yet, Ashton said women with PCOS have a five to seven times increased risk of developing Type 2 diabetes later in life.

It is critical for women with PCOS to maintain good nutrition and fitness practices as well as keeping their weight within a healthy range.

Because it’s difficult for women with PCOS to metabolize carbohydrates, sticking to a low-carb diet might help improve some symptoms.

3. Acne and excess body hair

PCOS leads to high testosterone levels, which causes problems such as acne and excessive body hair.

“For women, the presence of acne on their back or chest is a red flag for PCOS,” Ashton said.

The good news is that there are a number of treatment options for hormonal acne to lower testosterone levels, such as birth control pills and topical creams.

Excessive body hair may also be seen in a lot in women with PCOS but it can be tricky to diagnose. If a woman has excessive hair at the side of their face, chin, upper lip, neck, between the breast, around the nipple or upper inner thigh, those can be signs of PCOS.

Treatment options are available through birth control, creams and laser removal, among others.

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Severe storms expected in Midwest, Northeast as South heats up

U.S. NEWS Severe storms expected in Midwest, Northeast as South heats up

ABC News(NEW YORK) — Among the 182 damaging storm reports from over the weekend were 12 that included tornadoes, from the Rockies into the Plains.

Flash flooding was reported in parts of Arkansas as Little Rock saw more than 4 inches of rain on Saturday, a new daily record for the city. Other parts of the state got more than half a foot of rain.

That system is likely to deliver severe storms into the Midwest on Monday — with threats of damaging winds, a few tornadoes, flashing flooding or hail — and then move farther East on Tuesday.

Dangerous heat and humidity should continue on Monday throughout the South, where many places will feel like triple digits.

Heat alerts have been issued for 13 states — and some parts of the region may feel like 115 degrees because of the humidity.

The dangerous heat in the South is expected to continue into Tuesday.

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Over 100 tires slashed in Orthodox Jewish community, police say

U.S. NEWS Over 100 tires slashed in Orthodox Jewish community, police say

ChiccoDodiFC/iStock(LAKEWOOD, N.J.) — More than 100 tires have been slashed in a predominately Orthodox Jewish community in New Jersey in recent days, according to authorities there.

All of the vehicles targeted in Lakewood Township, New Jersey, were owned or driven by Jewish people. The incidents are being investigated as bias crimes, local police told ABC New York City station WABC-TV.

The most recent tire slashings occurred outside homes over the weekend, police told WABC.

Lakewood Township is home to one of the world’s largest yeshivas.

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Texas teenager dies after he’s mauled by three dogs

U.S. NEWS Texas teenager dies after he's mauled by three dogs

MattGush/iStock(IRVING, Texas) — A 16-year-old has died from injuries sustained when he was attacked by three dogs in the early hours of Saturday morning in Irving, Texas.

Police were responding to a call regarding a “suspicious circumstance” around 4:45 a.m. when officers discovered the teenage boy being mauled in the backyard of a residence.

In an attempt to save the boy, the officers then jumped the fence and attempted to get in between the boy and the dogs, according to a police statement.

The three dogs then turned their sights on the officers. One officer was bitten before they started firing their weapons at the animals.

One of the dogs was shot and later had to be euthanized due to the severity of its injuries, and the other two were captured and taken to the Irving Animal Shelter, police said.

The 16-year-old, whose name has not yet been released, was rushed to Parkland Memorial Hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries.

The Irving Police Department said in a statement that the dogs were secure in their own backyard and the boy who was mauled did not live there.

The officer who was bitten was treated and released.

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Hong Kong airport cancels all departing flights as protesters occupy terminals

WORLD NEWS Hong Kong airport cancels all departing flights as protesters occupy terminals

winhorse/iStock(HONG KONG) — Hong Kong International Airport has canceled all remaining flight departures for the day after thousands of anti-government protesters flooded its terminals.

Members of the public were advised not to come to the airport.

“Airport operations at Hong Kong International Airport have been seriously disrupted as a result of the public assembly at the airport today,” airport authorities said in a statement on Monday afternoon. “All check-in service for departure flights has been suspended. Other than the departure flights that have completed the check-in process and the arrival flights that are already heading to Hong Kong, all other flights have been cancelled for the rest of today.”

Monday marked the fourth straight day protesters have occupied the airport, one of the world’s busiest.

Many of the demonstrators were wearing eye patches on Monday to show support for a woman who was reportedly shot in the face by a bean bag round fired by police on Sunday. There are unconfirmed reports she could lose her right eye as a result of the injury.

Protesters have been pressuring the Hong Kong government for the past 10 weeks to answer their five demands, which include formally withdrawing the now-suspended extradition bill that kick-started these demonstrations and establishing an independent commission to investigate police conduct in their handling of the protests.

The demonstrations have, at times, turned violent and confrontational since the movement’s peaceful beginnings in early June, when hundreds of thousands of mostly young protesters marched against the government’s proposal to change an extradition law that would allow individuals to be sent to mainland China for trial. Hong Kong’s leader, Carrie Lam, suspended the bill indefinitely but stopped short of completely withdrawing it from the legislative agenda.

The protesters’ demands have since broadened to include universal suffrage. The movement led to a city-wide strike last Monday, disrupting traffic and hundreds of flights.

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US service member killed during Iraqi Security Force mission identified

WORLD NEWS US service member killed during Iraqi Security Force mission identified

CT757fan/iStock(WASHINGTON) — Officials have identified a United States service member who was killed Saturday in the northern Nineveh province of Iraq while advising Iraqi security forces, according to the U.S.-led coalition fighting the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria.

“One U.S. service member died today during an Iraqi Security Force mission in Ninewah province, Iraq, while advising and accompanying the (Iraqi security forces) during a planned operation,” the statement said.

On Sunday, the Department of Defense identified the service member as 35-year-old Gunnery Sergeant Scott A. Koppenhafer of Mancos, Colorado, who died “after being engaged by enemy small arms fire while conducting combat operations.”

A U.S. contractor was also killed in Saturday’s attack, according to a U.S. official.

The incident is currently under investigation, officials said in a statement.

Koppenhafer was assigned to the 2nd Marine Raider Battalion, Marine Forces Special Operations Command in Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. He was named the Marine Special Operator of the Year for his role leading Marine Special Operations Team 8223, according to the Marine Corps Times.

Approximately 5,000 troops are currently stationed in Iraq as part of a security agreement with the Iraqi government to train, advise and assist the country’s troops in the fight against the Islamic State, which overran large parts of Iraq in 2014.

Iraqi forces have recently launched operations in the country’s north to weed out remnants of the Islamic State group.

This is the first combat-related death of an American service member in Iraq this year. Two American service members and a Defense Department civilian were killed in Manbij, Syria in January as part of the U.S.-led coalition fighting ISIS there.

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‘Hobbs & Shaw’ repeats as box office number one; ‘Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark’ tops newcomers

Entertainment News  'Hobbs & Shaw' repeats as box office number one; 'Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark' tops newcomers


Frank Masi/Universal Pictures(NEW YORK) — Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw still had plenty of gas left in the tank, speeding its way to a second week at number one at the box office with an estimated $25.4 million. Overseas, the Fast & Furious spinoff delivered an estimated $60.8 million, bringing its worldwide total to $108.5 million.

Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark turned a better than expected performance to grab second place, beating a crowded field of newcomers with an estimated $20.8 million take.

Third place went to Disney’s The Lion King, grabbing an estimated $20 million, bringing its stateside tally to $473 million after four weeks.

Overseas, the remake of the 1994 animated classic added an estimated $9.3 million, for a total of $861.5 million. Its worldwide take now stands at $1.334 billion, surpassing Beauty and the Beast‘s $1.263 billion to become Disney’s highest grossing live-action re-imagining, and the 12th-biggest worldwide release of all time.

Additionally, depending on whether you look at the film as legitimately live-action or CGI-animated, The Lion King is now the highest-grossing animated release of all-time worldwide, topping Frozen‘s $1.276 billion. Disney is the parent company of ABC News.

The second of this weekend’s new releases, Dora and the Lost City of Gold, the live-action adaptation of the popular Nickelodeon cartoon starring Isabela Moner, Eva Longoria and Michael Peña, opened in fourth place with and estimated $17 million.

Rounding out the top five is Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, earning $11.6 million in its third week of release, bringing its domestic total to $11 million.

As for the week’s other new major releases, The Art of Racing in the Rain, starring Milo Ventimiglia, Amanda Seyfried and Kevin Costner as the voice of Enzo the dog, posted a so-so opening, finishing in sixth place with an estimated $8.1 million.

It isn’t until the number seven spot that we find the third of this weekend’s wide releases, The Kitchen, the crime drama starring Melissa McCarthy, Tiffany Haddish and Elisabeth Moss. The film earned a disappointing $5.5 million.

Finally, the biopic Brian Banks finished pretty much right on target with an estimated $2.1 million for an 11th-place finish.

In limited release, The Peanut Butter Falcon, starring Shia LeBeouf and Dakota Johnson earned an estimated $205,236 from 17 locations, while After the Wedding, led by Michelle Williams and Julianne Moore, brought in an estimated $57,124 from five theaters.

Here are the top 10 movies Friday through Sunday, with estimated domestic box office earnings:

1. Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw, $25.4 million
2. Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark, $20.8 million
3. The Lion King, $20 million
4. Dora and the Lost City of Gold, $17 million
5. Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, $11.6 million
6. The Art of Racing in the Rain, $8.1 million
7. The Kitchen, $5.5 million
8. Spider-Man: Far from Home, $5.3 million
9. Toy Story 4, $4.4 million
10. Bring The Soul: The Movie, $2.3 million

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