By Lynn Henning The Detroit News Published 10:10 p.m. UTC Aug 10, 2018 A day after the Detroit Tigers say they got an apologetic text from Justin Verlander, their medical staff on Friday refuted charges of a “misdiagnosis” made when Verlander pitched in Detroit in 2015. The fallout came from a Bleacher Report profile on Verlander and his wife, Kate Upton, describing Verlander’s psychological and physical challenges during 2014 and 2015 as he fought, first, after-effects from 2013 abdominal surgery, and, later, a torn LAT muscle in the back of his right (throwing) shoulder. In the Bleacher Report account, Verlander said the team and its doctors failed to understand early in 2015 that he was more seriously hurt than an initial diagnosis of a triceps strain. “I knew something was wrong,” Verlander said in the story. “They take me out and misdiagnose me … Didn’t get an MRI. Because it (his injury) was so mild.” The story also … [Read more...] about Tigers say Justin Verlander apologized for ‘misdiagnosis’ quote
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Austin Rogers, the New York bartender now becoming ever more famous thanks to his exploits on Jeopardy!, outlined what he planned to do with his winnings on a broadcast this week. They included a 1991 Mercedes-Benz W124 300TE 4MATIC wagon and a trip around the world. How far would he go and how much would that cost? Let’s do the math. You have to listen a bit closely, since Rogers talks very fast, but he lays out a route, which, in plain English, is something like this: Starting in New York, Rogers plans drive down through Mexico, take the wagon around the Darién Gap, ship it to South Africa, go up the middle of the Africa, ride a boat to Gibraltar, drive the wagon to Vladivostok, drive south west to the tip of India, ship the wagon to Perth, drive to Sydney, ship the wagon to Anchorage, and then, finally, drive back to New York. That’s a lot of driving and boating or whatever, but let’s give it a shot. I hope you’re reading, Austin, though frankly … [Read more...] about Here’s How The Jeopardy! Dude’s Road Trip Around The World Could Work
The Kia Stinger ignites passionate debate like few other cars we’ve driven at CarAdvice. With a big engine up front, loads of space in the middle and power going to the rear, there was no shortage of hype. As soon as it arrived in Australia, we knew we wanted to buy one. Here it is, resplendent in Hichroma Red. Think of this as a rolling logbook, a little window into life with the cars in the CarAdvice stable. You’ll find the most recent entries at the top, and the older instalments at the bottom. Expect to see monthly updates from here on out. They might be longer, more in-depth breakdowns of specific trips, or sentence-long snapshots of foibles that have popped up. Let us know if you have questions about the cars and we’ll try to answer them. Most of all, enjoy! THE BASICS 2017 Kia Stinger 330Si Purchase date: October 2017 Price paid: $60,985 Odometer (06/03/18): 11,300km Options, Modifications Service costs Interval: 10,000km (car … [Read more...] about Cars We Own: 2017 Kia Stinger 330Si diary
If you want a stylish, fun-to-drive, fuel-efficient car with utility, you might think you need to buy a small, sub-compact city commuter. But it’s all available in the Mazda3 hatchback. Mazda is producing some fun entries and this one competes well with popular rivals like the Volkswagen Golf, Honda Civic, and Ford Focus. This week we drove the 2018 Mazda3 5-Door Grand Touring, which is the top trim. What’s New For 2018 The Mazda 3 remains mostly unchanged for 2018, with a shuffling of some features and option packages. Our Grand Touring tester had LED headlights as standard equipment. Features & Options Our 2018 Mazda3 5-Door Grand Touring ($24,945) came standard with LED exterior lights (headlights, foglights, taillights), a sunroof, digital speedometer, an upgraded display in the instrument panel, leather upholstery, a nine-speaker Bose system, and satellite radio. The Premium Equipment package ($1,600) added adaptive headlights, … [Read more...] about 2018 Mazda3 Hatchback Grand Touring Review
FINAL REPORT - scroll down for earlier reports“Do you know what?” my partner asked me as we homed back in on Calais after 1500 miles in a week in the BMW 320d xDrive, adding those to the 15,000 miles racked up in the previous 11 months. “I’m really going to miss this car.” Why did she think that? “I don’t know why...”Ah. But as strange as it sounds, I’m with her on that. Well, I do know why, but I understand what she meant: the 3 Series is one of those cars that gets pretty much every little thing right, in such an unassuming way, that it makes life with it so easy, enjoyable and rewarding almost without you ever really noticing it.Whatever the 3 Series’ status and reputation as a stellar car to drive and a fine all-rounder, though, it still arrived in our possession last summer with a lot to prove. Back then, it had just undergone a facelift and its position as the star pupil of the class it had ruled for so long was under … [Read more...] about BMW 320d long-term test review: all the car you’d ever need?