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Former MLB Umpire Palermo Dies at 67; Shooting Ended Career

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FILE - In this March 6, 2006, file photo, Team USA coach John McLaren, left, presents supervisor of umpires Steve Palermo, right, with a statue he bought with Palermo in mind several years ago in Venezuela, as manager Buck Martinez, center, looks on during practice in Phoenix. Former big league umpire Palermo, whose accomplished career ended when he was shot trying to break up a robbery in 1991, has died.

MLB official thought Manfred would nix Hernández for Series

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Fox News Flash top headlines are here. Check out what's clicking on A major league official testified he suggested Ángel Hernández be removed from consideration for the 2015 World Series because he did not think Commissioner Rob Manfred would approve the umpire to work baseball's premier event. Hernández sued Major League Baseball in 2017, alleging race discrimination and cited his failure to be assigned to the World Series since 2005 and MLB's failure to promote him to crew chief. Documents and depositions from pretrial discovery were filed late Friday night and early Saturday in U.S. District Court in Manhattan as part of Hernández's motion for a partial summary judgment.

Palermo sets example for the return of tour-level tennis

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Fox News Flash top headlines are here. Check out what's clicking on The only player who tested positive for the coronavirus was withdrawn from the tournament without ever setting foot at the venue. Another player was admonished for venturing outside the event bubble and posting a selfie on social media showing her posing in front of a downtown fountain. Former French Open finalist Sara Errani and Slovenian qualifier Kaja Juvan received verbal warnings from the chair umpire for throwing their wristbands and a visor to kids in the crowd following victories.

96-year-old Italian man, a WWII veteran, becomes country's oldest graduate

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Fox News Flash top headlines are here. Check out what's clicking on An Italian man became the nation's oldest graduate after passing his final exams at the age of 96, Reuters reported. World War II veteran Giuseppe Paterno completed his undergraduate degree in history and philosophy from the University of Palermo. Giuseppe Paterno, 96, Italy's oldest student, has breakfast in his kitchen, two days before he graduates from The University of Palermo with an undergraduate degree in history and philosophy, at his home in Palermo, Italy, July 27, 2020.

Surprise flash floods hit Italy's Palermo

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Firefighters in the Italian city of Palermo have worked through the night searching for people thought to have been trapped in a car in a flooded underpass after the most "violent" rainstorm in memory, according to local officials. The rain, which reportedly fell intensely for several hours, caused widespread flooding in Palermo on Wednesday and resulted in the hospitalisation of two small children for hypothermia, Italian news agency ANSA said. As the underpass search continued, police said they had received no report of people missing. Leoluca Orlando, mayor of Palermo on the island of Sicily, described the downpour as "the most violent rain in the history of the city since at least 1790, equal to that which falls in a year". The statement does not appear to be entirely true as the annual rainfall for Palermo is approximately 615mm (24 inches) and local reports suggested that roughly 80mm (3 inches) of rain fell in a few minutes.