NFL used Third of July afternoon to dump a lot of suspension news

The Friday afternoon news dump is one of the oldest pages in the politics and public relations playbook: There’s a long-held belief that on weekends, people don’t consume much news, so if you want to put bad news out, you put it out on Friday afternoon, when few people are paying attention.
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The NFL has a long history of employing the Friday afternoon news dump, or the pre-holiday news dump. But it’s worth wondering whether that tactic still works: The news dump dates back to the days when people got their news from the morning paper, and Saturday was the day when newspaper circulation was the lowest. In today’s media environment, there’s just no way to bury any kind of news. The NFL can try, but it can’t bury news anymore.

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The Yankees’ bullpen also is currently in the middle of an 11-inning scoreless streak. Earlier in June it posted a 23-inning scoreless streak.

Dellin Betances has allowed just one hit and no runs while striking out 24 in his past 14 innings.

Right-hander Adam Warren has gone eight scoreless since his reinstatement from the DL on June 4.

Fellow righty Jonathan Holder hasn’t allowed an earned run in 23 relief appearances, the longest such streak in the American League this season.

Closer Aroldis Chapman’s 11 June saves are tied for the third most in a calendar month in Yankees history. He and Betances have 60 and 62 strikeouts, respectively, in exactly 35 innings each.Daily notes: Pitcher and hitter rankings for Monday