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Bryan Reynolds was characteristically as succinct as he was honest when asked to evaluate his performance during this almost-completed 2020 season.

“I think I played decent defense,” the Pittsburgh Pirates outfielder said, “and my offense was terrible.”

It’s difficult to dispute Reynolds’ latter self-assessment, brutal as it was. Reynolds was hitting .180 heading into what would be the 50th game he’s played this season on Monday night. But as a player who’d never hit under .300 over a full season at any level – high school, college, minors, majors – the offense is expected to return.

But what about Reynolds’ defense? He’ll be a three-year veteran by 2021, and might he be at the (literal) center of it all for the Pirates when he does?

Reynolds sure hopes

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(CBS4) – A 26-year-old Aurora man, Bryan Connor Herrell, was sentenced Tuesday in California federal court to 11 years in prison for working as an administrator in an illegal dark web marketplace.

Herrell, according to court documents from the U.S. Department of Justice, was a moderator for AlphaBay, an online site that engaged in hundreds of thousands of illicit transactions for guns, drugs, stolen identity information, credit card numbers and other illegal items. Herrell settled disputes between vendors and purchasers on the site, and also served to protect AlphaBay from being defrauded by either.

The dark web, or darknet, is an underlayer of the worldwide internet with its own communications networks and websites. The dark web requires special security software to encrypt browsing activity and hide a user’s location and identifiable details.

“This sentence serves as further proof that criminals cannot hide behind technology to break the law,” said U.S.

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