South Padre Island to host National Lifeguard Championships
McAllen Memorial alumni and identical twins Evan and Trevor Williams will be among nearly 1,000 lifeguards and junior lifeguards from across the country competing beginning today in the United States Lifesaving (USLA) National Lifeguard Championships at South Padre Island. The Williams twins grew up spending summers and weekends at South Padre Island fishing and surfing, which led to a start as junior lifeguards. They now serve as lifeguards with South Padre Island Ocean Rescue. “Being a lifeguard means protecting the ocean here at South Padre Island, and growing up being so close to it, the dream is always to help people. Admission is free for the annual competition, with a majority of the action taking place behind Isla Grand Beach Resort on South Padre Island.myrgv.com
Yanks star Stanton off to strong start after smashing finish
Trevor Williams went five innings in his fourth start, allowing a run on three hits. Austin Gomber made his fourth start for Colorado, allowing two runs on three hits, striking out four in 4 1/3 innings. Dylan Cease made his second start, allowing three hits and three walks in 3 2/3 scoreless innings. Matthew Boyd made his fourth start, allowing one run on four hits and a walk in four innings, striking out five. Tyler Anderson went five innings in his fourth start for Pittsburgh, giving up one run on two hits.
Amazin' at-bat: Mets' Guillorme draws 22-pitch walk vs Hicks
“I don’t even think I’ve had a 13 pitch at-bat in my career.”Hicks was scheduled to pitch one inning. Carlos Martínez worked four innings in the start for St. Louis, allowing two runs and five hits. Pittsburgh starter Steven Brault allowed three runs on five hits and a walk in three innings. YANKEES 5, BLUE JAYS 1New York starter Deivi García gave up one hit and an unearned run in three innings. Dean Kremer allowed a run on three hits, walked two and struck out four in the start for Baltimore.
AP source: Chicago Cubs, RHP Jake Arrieta agree to reunion
Philadelphia Phillies' Jake Arrieta pitches during the second inning of a baseball game against the New York Mets, Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)CHICAGO – Jake Arrieta is returning to the Chicago Cubs, agreeing to a $6 million, one-year contract on Friday. The 34-year-old Arrieta won the NL Cy Young Award with Chicago in 2015 and helped the Cubs win the 2016 World Series for their first championship since 1908. He went 68-31 with a 2.73 ERA in 128 starts over five years in his first stint with the team. He tossed a five-hitter in the Cubs' 4-0 win at Pittsburgh in the 2015 NL wild-card game.
Experts say some stock investors could be at risk of getting burned. How to make sure you're not one of them
But at least one money expert is sounding the alarm that some investors may be overexposed to individual stocks. For investors, the market environment has been "a bit of a two-edged sword," according to JJ Kinahan, chief market strategist at TD Ameritrade. "In this sort of environment, this is when we do tend to see some of the newer, inexperienced investors get burned," Benz said. The examples highlight one investing truth: "There are plenty of great businesses that may not be great stocks," Karp said. It's OK to own some of these company names, Karp said he tells clients.cnbc.com
The stock market’s roller-coaster year exemplifies why staying invested pays off
Trevor WilliamsWhat goes up must come down and then usually goes back up again, at least in the case of the U.S. stock market. Then, in March, when the pandemic slammed the U.S. with sweeping lockdowns that brought most economic activity to a halt, the index tanked, falling 30% in 22 trading days and officially entering bear territory. Weigh risk vs. reward For those investing long-term, such as for retirement, staying in the market is often the best strategy, according to financial advisors. Research has shown that missing out on the best trading days has a huge impact on long-term returns, as they often follow the worst days. "When markets do go down, it does provide an opportunity to buy good-quality investments at lower prices."cnbc.com
Older Americans are selling the stock market, slowly but ceaselessly, to junior generations
The Federal Reserve reports that the richest 10% of households own some 88% of all equities in individual hands. This means the long-running story of boomers dumping their portfolios en masse on to the market and depressing equity values is mostly a red herring. Those are not enormous totals in the context of a $30 trillion U.S. equity market, but represent a persistent and strengthening undertow of selling in the market. These funds, along with other mixed-asset approaches, also mechanically sell equities to rebalance to their proper allocations, so in a generally rising stock market such disciplined vehicles will be net sellers. But it helps explain the slow leakage of cash out of equity funds in recent years, illustrated here since the start of 2018.cnbc.com
Cubs clinch playoff spot, Pirates win on Stallings HR in 9th
The NL Central-leading Cubs were assured a spot in the expanded playoff field when Philadelphia was swept in a doubleheader at Washington. It was Stallings’ third home run of the season and the third game-ending hit of his career. Anthony Rizzo’s two-run homer in the eighth inning had pulled the Cubs into a tie at 2-all. The Pirates took a 2-0 lead on RBI doubles by Erik Gonzalez in the second inning and Adam Frazier in the fifth. Pirates: RHP Trevor Williams (1-8, 6.70) has lost five straight decisions since getting his lone win Aug. 13 at Cincinnati.
Eyeing social change, Pirates star Josh Bell finds his voice
Wary of the optics and the fallout, Bell, who is Black, heeded the advice of his girlfriend. (She told me) Youre going to make a lot more impact with your platform than going to this riot right now. Thats something that could change your career in a heartbeat.And not the kind of change the 27-year-old All-Star from Texas wants to impart. I feel like social justice is something that a lot of people are learning right now, Bell said. It's made going to work far easier than it might have been if he'd just silently seethed.