MCM to hold press briefing with Rob Riggle

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MCM to hold press briefing with Rob Riggle

The Marine Corps Marathon will host a press briefing on October 26 featuring actor and U.S. Marine Rob Riggle as well as officials and special participants in the race. 

Riggle became an actor after serving with the Marines and remains a member of the reserves. He is known for his work on the Daily Show, Saturday Night Live, and the movie the Hangover.

The media-only event will be hosted two days before the October 28 race at 12:30 p.m. at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. MCM organizers explained what to expect in a press release:

“During the briefing, MCM organizers will address the U.S. Marine coordination of the event held in Arlington, VA and the nation's capital with 40,000 registered participants in the MCM and MCM10K.  In addition, the MCM staff will highlight the event's record sell out, which is expected to result in the largest turnout of runners to date.”

The National Press Club is located at 529 14th Street NW Washington D.C. The press brief will be held on the 13th floor.

For more information feel free to contact Tami Faram, MCM public relations coordinator, at (703) 432-1840 or tami.faram@usmcs.mil.

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VIDEO: Russell Westbrook shoves John Wall during All-Star game, announcers not sure if he's joking

VIDEO: Russell Westbrook shoves John Wall during All-Star game, announcers not sure if he's joking

The NBA All-Star Game over the past several season has turned into a light-hearted exhibition game for the league, players, and most importantly the fans.

Apparently no one told Russell Westbrook. 

Driving to the basket in the second quarter, Westbrook took contact from John Wall, drawing the foul. When Westbrook walked out to the free-throw line, he shoved an unsuspecting Wall out of his way.

Westbrook has always had an aggressive attitude on the court, especially this season following the departure of Kevin Durant from Oklahoma City. Whether it was a playful shove or a just Russ being Russ, Westbrook appeared to be taking the situation lightly afterwards.

Just be sure to remember the last time Wall got into a shoving match.

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Orioles starting rotation ranked near the bottom of MLB

Orioles starting rotation ranked near the bottom of MLB

BY TYLER BYRUM

Coming into the 2017 season, the Baltimore Orioles are looking to build off a Wild Card appearance last year that ended in disappointment. 

In the off-season the team needed to address numerous issues along their roster, especially the team’s starting pitching.  Without any major moves during the winter, the Orioles will start the season with the 24th best starting rotation in the majors according to USA Today.

Last year the team’s rotation was not that great and a majority of them are returning to the squad this season. Behind Kevin Gausman (3.61 ERA) and Chris Tillman (3.77), the remaining six regular starters averaged a 5.35 ERA. Only one of those pitchers had a sub 5.00 ERA and that was right-hander Dylan Bundy (4.02).

He started the season primarily as a reliever but towards the end of the year he was consistently in the five-man rotation. In the games he started, the right-handed pitcher finished with a 8-5 record. None of the other starters, excluding Chris Tillman, finished the season with a winning record. 

Based on essentially no pitching moves by the organization, it appears that the 24-year-old Bundy will be called on to be the third man in the rotation.

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The next rotation spot is lining up for Wade Miley, a starting pitcher the Orioles acquired last season from the Seattle Mariners. Starting in 11 games for Baltimore he only registered two wins.

Leaving only one rotation slot open, returner’s Ubaldo Jimenez, Tyler Wilson, and Mike Wright will be fighting for the spot. Jimenez, who gave up the homerun that ended the 2016 campaign against the Toronto Blue Jays, initially looks to be one of the pitchers to fill in.

While the free agent class was not stellar this off-season, it included two World Series champions Jason Hammel and Edinson Volquez. Other notable free agents were Ivan Nova, R.A. Dickey, and Rich Hill.

Of all the minor transactions the team made in the past three months only one pitcher, Tomo Ohka, has notable experience as a starting pitcher. He turns 41 in March.

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