David Cameron under fire ahead of talks with scandal-hit Malaysian leader

Opposition has called for Malaysian prime minister Najib Razak to resign over allegations he took millions from government investment fund

British prime minister David Cameron is facing criticism for pushing ahead with a visit to Malaysia this week at a time when the south-east Asian nation’s leader is embroiled in an escalating corruption scandal and has stepped up a crackdown on dissent.

Malaysian premier Najib Razak has been urged to resign after media reports alleged some US$700m linked to a troubled state investment fund had ended up in his personal bank accounts.

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San Francisco 49ers: All-Time Top Players for Each Uniform Number, 26-50

Last week, we began a countdown of the top players at every number in San Francisco 49ers franchise history.  As the countdown to the start of training camp continues, the countdown of uniform numbers also continues, going to numbers 26 through 50.

Nowadays, these numbers are primarily assigned to running backs and defensive backs, with linebackers and tight ends being eligible for the numbers in the 40s as well.  While that hasn’t always been the case, the rules do more or less coincide with the 49ers’ era of dominance in the ’80s, so today’s slideshow is filled with players who moved the ball on the ground or patrolled the secondary.

This is also the slideshow with the highest percentage of retired numbers.  Four numbers in this range have been retired, with Hall of Famers on both sides of the ball represented.

Unlike the first spreadsheet, where an active player in Colin Kaepernick waltzed to a fairly easy win at his number, there are no walkovers for modern-day players here.  Have the likes of Antoine Bethea or Eric Reid done enough to claim a number as their own after only a few seasons?  Let’s go in-depth and find out.

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A-Rod homers on 40th birthday in Yankees’ 6-2 win at Rangers (Yahoo Sports)

New York Yankees' Ivan Nova talks with catcher Brian McCann in the fifth inning of a baseball game against the Texas Rangers Monday ,July 27, 2015, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

Alex Rodriguez homered on his 40th birthday, helping the New York Yankees beat the Texas Rangers 6-2 Monday night. A-Rod’s solo drive in the sixth off Matt Harrison (1-2) made him only the fourth player in major league history to homer both as a teenager and in his 40s, according to STATS, joining joined Ty Cobb, Rusty Staub and Gary Sheffield. Rodriguez hit his big league-best sixth homer on his birthday, STATS said, breaking a tie with Todd Helton, Chipper Jones, Derrek Lee and Al Simmons.

“Compound 14″ mimics the effects of exercise without setting foot in the gym

A newly developed molecule has been found to mimic the effects of exercise, including weight loss and improved glucose tolerance in mice

Enjoying the health benefits of a back-breaking workout without actually working out sure is a tantalizing prospect. This goes a long way to explaining the torrent of exercise equipment that promises to do more for our figures with less of our sweat and tears, and recently, the development of drugs that could imitate the beneficial effects of exercise. The latest advance in this area is the development of a molecule that mimics the effects of exercise by influencing the metabolic process, giving it the potential to treat type 2 diabetes and obesity.

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Singer Wes Scantlin From Puddle Of Mudd Arrested For DUI

Well this isn’t very good news for him.

Puddle of Mudd singer Wes Scantlin has a very long history of violating the law, and it seems like his track record is just getting longer with his latest arrest.

The 43-year-old was arrested early Sunday morning in Minnesota for driving about 100 mph with a BAC almost 4 times the legal limit!

Renville County Sheriff’s Department says that the singer at first refused to pull over, but eventually stopped when the cop noticed his bloodshot eyes and odor of alcohol.

[ Related: Wes Scantlin Causes Plane To Make Emergency Landing ]

Wes then agreed to a breathelizer where he blew a .31, well above the legal .08, and was charged with a DUI as well as fleeing an officer.

This is already the singer’s 4th run in with the law this year, but only his first ever arrest regarding alcohol in place of drugs.

Hopefully this arrest is the wake up call he needs.

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Yasiel Puig Trade Rumors: Latest Buzz, Speculation on Dodgers OF

“Puig-mania” may have run its course in Los Angeles. With the MLB trade deadline rapidly approaching, Yasiel Puig could have a new home come August.

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Dodgers Struggling to Drum Up Interest in Puig Trade

Monday, July 27

According to USA Today‘s Bob Nightengale, the Los Angeles Dodgers‘ attempts to offload the 24-year-old outfielder aren’t going particularly well:    

Upon his arrival in 2013, Puig was one of the most exciting players in MLB. Between his incredible physical gifts and on-field eccentricity, you couldn’t take your eyes off the Dodgers star. But his performance has dipped in each of the last two years.

In 217 plate appearances, Puig is batting just .253 with a .423 slugging percentage, which is down from .296 and .480, respectively, last year. He has also hit six home runs and driven in 22 runs.

MLB.com’s Ken Gurnick reported last week L.A. hadn’t offered Puig any sort of pledge or promise that it wouldn’t trade him.

Manager Don Mattingly attempted to dismiss the issue.

“I don’t know if it’s speculation or talk,” Mattingly said, per Gurnick. “None in the inner circle.”

As much as Puig has struggled, it would still be surprising to see the Dodgers deal him before the non-waiver deadline on July 31. He still seems to possess a wealth of untapped potential, while his contract—$19.5 million between 2016 and 2018—isn’t unwieldy by any means.

For the right price, though, Puig would be a solid—if extremely risky—addition for another team.

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