Kyle Schwarber Injury: Updates on Cubs Star’s Ribs and Return

Chicago Cubs star Kyle Schwarber was scratched from the team’s lineup Wednesday with sore ribs.

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Schwarber Battling Rib Issue

Wednesday, Sept. 2

The Cubs announced Schwarber won’t play in Wednesday’s game due to “right rib soreness.” Chris Coghlan will fill in for Schwarber in left field. 

Gordon Wittenmyer of the Chicago Sun-Times noted the 22-year-old will undergo a precautionary MRI.

If Schwarber is forced to miss extensive time, it will be a difficult blow for the Cubs as they chase a playoff spot down the stretch.

He fully joined the team after the All-Star break and immediately made Chicago a much more formidable offense. Schwarber hits for average, but he also provides another power threat alongside Kris Bryant and Anthony Rizzo.

What’s more, his ability to play catcher or as a corner outfielder allows manager Joe Maddon to mix and match the lineups based on the opposing pitcher.

Bruce Levine of CBS Chicago described how his value goes beyond his production because he takes pressure off the other youngsters as well:

While fellow rookies Kris Bryant, Jorge Soler and Addison Russell have encountered ups and downs through the long season, Schwarber has been impressing all along with his power bat. He’s now receiving a great deal of the attention. … Schwarber hasn’t batted an eye when it comes to dealing with pressure or looking like a kid in his first few months in the big leagues.

The Cubs must now find a way to make up for Schwarber’s lost production if he is out for a significant amount of time. Fortunately for their fans, they remained in the thick of the playoff race before he joined the major league team and can theoretically do so again moving forward.

Coghlan’s versatility has been invaluable for Chicago all season, and it will once again prove critical with this injury. He will likely play the outfield along with Chris Denorfia, and Starlin Castro and Javier Baez can slide in at second base, where Coghlan was on a consistent basis when Schwarber played the outfield.

At catcher, the Cubs will likely continue to use a platoon between Miguel Montero and David Ross. Both bring a veteran presence and the ability to frame pitches behind the plate, and Montero has a solid bat.

Schwarber’s raw power and upside may be impossible to replicate while he is injured, but the Cubs have enough pieces to remain in the playoff race until he returns.

Renovations Finished On Home Of Fallen NYPD Detective Wenjian Liu

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Relatives of a fallen New York City officer cut the ribbon on their newly remodeled home in a solemn ceremony Wednesday.

The Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation replaced the leaky roof, siding and windows, and installed central air conditioning at Detective Wenjian Liu’s home in Gravesend, Brooklyn, where Liu’s widow, father and mother live.

Liu and his partner, Detective Rafael Ramos, were gunned down in their patrol car in Bedford-Stuyvesant in December. The shooter, Ismaaiyl Brinsley, killed himself shortly after the brazen daytime ambush.

Renovations Finished On Home Of Fallen NYPD Detective Wenjian Liu

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Liu’s widow, Pei Xa Chen, wiped away tears of sorrow and gratitude as she thanked supporters and officers from her husband’s precinct, who also attended the ceremony.

“We thank you for your service and all the support you have given to our family,” she said. “My family’s so touched by all the love and support we have received and continue to receive for the past nine months.”

Renovations will also be made to the Ramos home through donations.

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The organization, named for a firefighter killed on 9/11, collected more than $1 million in donations from across the country and other parts of the world in an effort to pay off the families’ home mortgages.

“Our men and women in uniform, when something horrific happens to them, we must come together as a nation,” said Frank Siller, the foundation’s chairman and chief executive officer.

For a mission that sadly never ends, Siller announced the foundation will also pay off the mortgage of Houston Deputy Sheriff Darren Goforth, who was shot to death Friday.

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Chris Brown Fights For Joint Custody Of Baby Royalty By Exposing Baby Momma Nia Guzman’s BF As A Wanted Man!

And the saga continues!

As we reported, Chris Brown and his baby mama Nia Guzman are currently fighting for custody of their one-year-old daughter Royalty.

[ Related: Chris Brown Ripped His Pants In Concert! ]

The model wants full custody and only monitored visitation from the Ayo singer.

On the flip side, the 25-year-old artist demands joint custody and no supervised visitation rights. Furthermore, he believes this battle is really about her wanting more child support.

How is Brown going to prove his side?

By showing that his baby is hanging out with a wanted man!

The nursing student lived and dated rapper King Ba who is the man listed on Royalty’s birth certificate.

What’s the problem with Mr. Ba?

He’s on the run for felony forgery!

EEEK!

According to sources close to controversial musician, Chris will try to prove to the court that Nia is exposing their child to extremely dangerous and unlawful individuals.

However, insiders close to Miz Guzman say she is no longer dating King Ba.

We just hope all this drama ends for the sake of their baby!

[Image via WENN.]

German new car sales up in August

A total of 226,300 new cars were registered in Germany in August, an increase of 6.2 percent compared with the figure for the same month last year, according to data compiled by the federal transport office KBANew car registrations in Germany, a key measure of demand in one of the most important sectors of Europe's top economy, rose in August, data showed on Wednesday. A total of 226,300 new cars were registered last month, an increase of 6.2 percent compared with the figure for the same month last year, according to data compiled by the federal transport office KBA and released by the VDIK carmakers' federation.


Polaroid’s Latest Camera Is a Take on an Old Favorite

A new face to an old classic is coming and it’s called the Polaroid Snap. The latest camera from the brand takes 2 x 3-inch photographs in either color, black-and-white or using vintage filters. It works using Zero Ink printing technology, while other features include a timer and photo-booth options that allow you to take six photos in 10 seconds. Although the 10-megapixel Snap camera isn’t able to connect to the internet, a 32GB SD card saves the images so you can upload them to the web later. Available in four different colorways, the Polaroid Snap is a simple take on the instant camera with a touch of nostalgia at half the size.

The Polaroid Snap is set to be available in late 2015. Find out more information here. In the meantime, check out our visit to Impossible’s instant film factory.

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Brad Paisley to Perform, Predict on ‘College GameDay’

College football action officially heats up this Saturday. Ahead of the gridiron challenges, ESPN’s football preview series, College GameDay will welcome back country superstar Brad Paisley, to share his predictions with the panel of expert commentators.

Broadcasting from Fort Worth, Texas’ Sundance Square, ahead of Alabama’s clash with Wisconsin Saturday, the ESPN show will also feature Paisley performing his new single, “Country Nation.” The singer’s upcoming appearance on the show was teased by one of its hosts, Sam Ponder, who revealed the invite to the singer through a Twitter post Monday.

Paisley served as the show’s guest picker last November, just ahead of the West Virginia/ TCU match-up, during which he not so surprisingly chose his hometown Mountaineers to triumph over Texas Christian. Unfortunately for him, TCU won that game 31-30. Overall, however, Paisley’s prognostications were solid. Of the remaining eight outcomes he predicted, he only missed two, meaning he was right on two-thirds of his picks.

On September 6th, one day after his ESPN appearance, Paisley, with special guest Eric Paslay, will launch his Country Nation College Tour on the campus of Virginia Tech, providing free entertainment for the campus community. On September 10th, he’ll be joined by Pat Green on the University of Texas campus in Austin. Then on September 11th, he’ll play Waco’s Baylor University and the following day hit the University of Arkansas campus in Little Rock. See more of his upcoming tour dates here.

The List #0989: Race in a soapbox derby

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For nearly 80 years, Akron, OH has been the home of the All-American Soap Box Derby. While hosts Jessi and Patrick may not qualify for the main event, that won’t stop them from competing in a head-to-head race to see who can be first across the finish in adult-sized soap boxes, reserved for celebrity races.

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