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Banksy’s painting self-destructs moments after it’s sold for $1.4M

A stencil painting by Banksy self-destructed just moments after being sold for $1.4M. (Sotheby’s) A stencil spray painting by elusive street artist Banksy self-destructed on Friday, moments after being sold for $1.4 million, baffling onlookers. The artwork titled “Girl With Balloon,” one of Banksy’s best-known works, went under the hammer at Sotheby’s in London, fetching more than three times its ...

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Goats caught roaming New York City subway tracks

Two goats were spotted wandering on New York City subway tracks.  (MTA) It was just another baaaaad commute for a duo of New York City transit riders. Subway officials were surprised Monday when they caught a pair of goats wandering the tracks in Brooklyn. The four-legged animals were walking on the N line. “They’re safe and not currently affecting service, ...

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Oakland Raiders QB Derek Carr thankful to have WR Jordy Nelson in fold

Quarterback Derek Carr is thrilled the Oakland Raiders secured the services of veteran wide receiver Jordy Nelson. Carr glowingly shared his feelings about the offseason acquisition to the East Bay Times recently. “I can’t say enough good things. I can’t believe Green Bay let him go, but I’m glad he’s here,” the 27-year-old Carr said. The Packers released Nelson in ...

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Kansas City Royals ship All-Star Mike Moustakas to Milwaukee Brewers

July 28 (UPI) — The Kansas City Royals have traded two-time All-Star Mike Moustakas to the Milwaukee Brewers. Milwaukee and Kansas City announced the pact late Friday night. The Royals acquired outfielder Brett Phillips and right-handed pitcher Jorge Lopez in exchange for the veteran third baseman. Moustakas hit .249 with 20 home runs and 62 RBIs in 98 games this ...

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Chargers fear CB Verrett has torn Achilles

Los Angeles Chargers cornerback Jason Verrett could miss the 2018 season after he was injured during Friday’s conditioning test, the NFL Network reported. The 27-year-old Verrett sustained what is feared to be a torn Achilles tendon, according to multiple media outlets, and is undergoing further testing. It marks the latest in a series of devastating injuries to Verrett, who was ...

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Colts sign free agent S Shamarko Thomas

The Indianapolis Colts signed free agent safety Shamarko Thomas and waived cornerback Juante Baldwin to make room on the roster, the team reported on Wednesday. The Colts also placed tackle Anthony Castonzo, tackle/guard Denzelle Good and tackle Austin Howard on the Non-Football Injury List. The three players will count towards the team’s 90-man roster. The 5-9, 205-pound Thomas has played ...

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