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    Abigail Spencer Shares Heartfelt Defense of Meghan Markle Amid Bullying Claims U.S. embraces COVID-19 vaccines, improving odds of herd immunity There hasn’t been much buzz centering on third baseman Maikel Franco since the Royals non-tendered him at the beginning of December, but his market is now “heating up,” according to Jon Heyman of MLB Network. It’s unclear which teams are interested in Franco. © Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports Maikel Franco now looks like one of the most appealing players remaining on an ever-shrinking free-agent market. MLBTR’s Matt Swartz projected in October that Franco would land anywhere from $4.5 million to $8 million in 2021, his final season of arbitration control, although the Royals were unwilling to go to those lengths to keep him. But the 28-year-old did have a productive 2020 in his lone season as a member of the Royals, with whom he batted .278/.321/.457 (106 wRC+) with...
    Getty Impending free agent Jadeveon Clowney. How quickly things can change. At this time a year ago, the New York Giants were readily listed among the favorites to land former No. 1 overall pick Jadeveon Clowney in free agency, and with north of $26 million in spending money, the idea of a deal wasn’t so far fetched. Instead, GM Dave Gettleman opted to use his cash on bolstering the second and third level of his defense, inking linebacker Blake Martinez and cornerback James Bradberry to contracts – wise decisions in retrospect. As for Clowney, he failed to find the long-term, lucrative deal he was in search of (reportedly $20 million per year). The three-time Pro Bowl extended his free agency decision into September, ultimately landing with the Tennessee Titans on a one-year, $15 million (max value) contract. Once perceived as a bargain-get for Tennessee, Clowney’s production in 2020...
    Miami : Global Business Community presents this coming Saturday March 6 and Tuesday March 9 its class How to learn to invest in the New York Stock Exchange ?, an online and live class aimed at people who want to learn the fundamental concepts to get started , by themselves, in the investment world successfully. For 10 years and with more than 37,000 graduates, Global Business Community has trained people who seek to grow personally and financially through different courses and workshops that can be accessed without any prior requirement and regardless of age, geographic location. , nor legal status. In the words of its executive president, Carlos Sánchez, through these workshops, they seek that the Hispanic community can face and take advantage of the Stock Market, and by doing it correctly, change their economy and personal life, as well as they have achieved more than 37,000 people who...
    Getty Steelers CB Mike Hilton makes a tackle against the 49ers. Aside from their starting quarterback, the San Francisco 49ers will likely have no shortage of new faces on both sides of the ball in 2021. In a highly competitive division featuring opposing quarterbacks Kyler Murray, Matthew Stafford and Russell Wilson (for now), the Niners defense — more specifically its secondary — needs to be a continued point of emphasis under new defensive coordinator DeMeco Ryans. Unfortunately for Ryans, seven of San Francisco’s defensive backs, including six cornerbacks, are set to hit the open market as unrestricted free agents when the new league year commences on March 17. Chief among them will be starters Jason Verrett, K’Waun Williams and Richard Sherman, the latter of whom revealed last month that “it’s been made pretty clear” he won’t be playing for the 49ers next season. As the team looks to...
    LANDOVER, MARYLAND – OCTOBER 25: Ryan Kerrigan #91 of the Washington Football Team (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images) The Kansas City Chiefs are coming off a rather embarrassing Super Bowl 55 loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Even with limited cap space, here are three free agents they should target. The Kansas City Chiefs are nearly a month removed from losing Super Bowl 55 to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and are probably still stewing over it. Now, they have to do the work and make some important roster decisions to ensure they can make it to the big game for a third-consecutive year. Kansas City’s main issue is that they are currently $23.7 million over the salary cap threshold, per Over the Cap. But that can be rectified through some cuts or contract restructuring. However, they won’t be able to fish for the top players on the market. Even so,...
    Mock slave auctions, racist lessons: How US history class often traumatizes, dehumanizes Black students Welcome to Kinmen County, Taiwans DMZ: Tanks, propaganda and tourists The salary cap remains unknown. The business of football continues to be conducted in unusual ways as this country enters its second year of navigating a pandemic. And in roughly two weeks, the 2021 NFL league year will begin. © Provided by CBS Sports It won't quite be business as usual, but after the coronavirus struck at this time last year, the league is certainly more accustomed to some of the health and safety protocols that will remain in place to start this offseason. And, having been able to complete a full 2020 season in remarkable fashion, the scouting and evaluations for this upcoming free-agent class were essentially the same as they ever were, while there are obvious differences in the access to draft-eligible players...
    At least 10 rockets on Wednesday morning “targeted” the Al Asad Airbase in western Iraq that’s hosting U.S.-led coalition troops, a coalition spokesperson Col. Wayne Marotto said. Stay on top of the latest market trends and economic insights with Axios Markets. Subscribe for free The big picture: There were no immediate reports of casualties in the attack — the first on a U.S.-led coalition base in the region since the United States launched an airstrike against facilities in Syria linked to an Iran-backed militia group last week. It comes two days before Pope Francis is due to make the first papal visit to Iraq. More from Axios: Sign up to get the latest market trends with Axios Markets. Subscribe for free
    Getty Dak Prescott As the NFL world awaits a resolution with Russell Wilson in Seattle, there is “no chance” Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott shops his wares when free agency officially opens March 17, NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport reported Tuesday. “He’ll get franchise-tagged again or he’ll do a deal. Or he’ll do a deal in July which makes some sense,” Rapoport said on the Pat McAfee Show, referring to the July 15 deadline for tagged players to ink long-term contracts. But, RapSheet, reports suggest the Cowboys and Prescott are not anywhere close to a multi-year agreement despite ongoing negotiations … “I don’t pay attention to that kind of stuff, because no one is ever near a deal until a deal gets done,” Rapoport hedged. “Too many times I’ve gotten off with the phone with the agent and reported, ‘Source: Team and agent not close on a deal.’ Then...
    Mets’ president Sandy Alderson opens up about pursuit of Trevor Bauer By: Andres Chavez March 2, 2021 ShareTweetFlipRedditThe New York Mets, expected to make big splashed around the free agent market by virtue of having a billionaire new owner, ended up making their biggest acquisitions via trade, bringing All-Star shortstop Francisco Lindor and starter Carlos Carrasco in a transaction with the Cleveland Indians. The Mets did go to the free agent market to bring catcher James McCann, relievers Trevor May and Aaron Loup, infielder Jonathan Villar, outfielders Kevin Pillar and Albert Almora, and starter Taijuan Walker, among others. But they didn’t sign any of the “Big Three” free agents: Trevor Bauer, JT Realmuto, and George Springer. Instead, the Lindor trade (and, in a lesser scale, the one that netted the Mets starter Joey Lucchesi) helped shape the offseason for them, as...
    Next1 of 5Prev postUse your ← → (arrows) to browse Bud Dupree’s free-agent market has the potential to be among the more fascinating in the NFL. Dupree, 28, when healthy is widely viewed among the premier pass-rushers in the NFL. But, a torn ACL suffered last December could depress Dupree’s market in free agency, and there is a feeling among league sources that he might need to follow Jadeveon Clowney’s path with a one-year prove it deal. “Bud Dupree is someone that is a real question mark for me,” a current head coach recently told FanSided, on the condition of anonymity because he is not authorized to speak publicly about players on other teams. “If he was healthy, he’s easily the top pass-rusher hitting the open market, and teams would pay a king’s ransom to sign him. But, with him coming off a torn ACL, what exactly are you committing...
              A trio of pro-Trump groups are ready to wage a massive battle against Silicon Valley titans of industry after the former president was drummed off social media prior to leaving office. “The Center for American Restoration, the new organization stood up by former Trump administration official Russ Vought, is leading a coalition of groups calling for a ‘proliferation of legislative activity’ to reform Big Tech,” Axios reported. Vought headed former president Donald J. Trump’s Office of Management and Budget. The group has a policy advocacy arm, a 501(c)(4) “social welfare” organization called America Restoration Action, according to an earlier Axios report. The Center for American Restoration is joined by two other conservative groups in advocating for legislative action against Big Tech. “The organizations signing on include Jim DeMint’s Conservative Partnership Institute, Mike Davis’ Internet Accountability Project, and L. Brent Bozell III’s Media Research Center,” according to the...
    The Indianapolis Colts are reportedly interested in retaining defensive lineman Denico Autry, but they will have some competition if he hits free agency. The Indianapolis Colts enter the new league year with approximately $46.6 million in cap space as of this writing, per Over the Cap. While the Colts could be viewed as big spenders in free agency, they also have a staggering number of their players set to hit the open market. One of those players is defensive lineman Denico Autry. According to FanSided National NFL Writer Matt Verderame, Autry is drawing “significant interest” from the Colts in hopes of retaining him for the foreseeable future. Additionally, Verderame and FanSided NFL insider Matt Lombardo report that Autry will have “a bevy of suitors” if he were to hit free agency.Autry set to be a popular name in free agencyThe hype surrounding Autry is legitimate. In Lombardo’s latest “Between the Hash Marks”...
    SMARTPHONE shoppers looking for power at an affordable price could consider Xiaomi. The manufacturer’s 5G Mi 10T Pro is currently available at a cut down price too, SIM-free 2Xiaomi's Mi10T Pro is £160 off right now at Amazon This article and featured products have been independently chosen by Sun journalists. It contains links which are ads, and if you click a link and buy a product we will earn revenue. Xiaomi’s Mi 10T Pro is a fully featured 5G Android device with plenty to like. Plus, it’s a strong option for anyone not wanting to shop at the premium end of the mobile market. Xiaomi Mi 10T Pro, SIM-free, £439 (save £160) - buy here As a £600 phone it offers a tempting alternative to handsets that are pricier, but it’s now even cheaper at £160 off. 2The Mi 10T Pro offers a smart triple rear camera and...
    At least one playmaking wide receiver is going to hit the market. The spiraling Texans do not plan to franchise tag Will Fuller, according to the Houston Chronicle. Fuller had a career-best year with 53 catches for 879 yards and eight touchdowns in 11 games before receiving a six-game suspension for violating the NFL’s performance-enhancing drugs policy. He will be suspended for the 2021 season-opener. Letting go of Fuller – one season after trading DeAndre Hopkings – won’t curry any favor with disgruntled Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson, but if Watson is going to eventually get his wish to be traded then starting fresh around a new coach, a new general manager and a new quarterback makes sense. The Texans already granted J.J. Watt his wish to be released. The free-agent market could be loaded with game-changing receivers, much to the joy of the needy Jets and Giants.Or it could be...
    Pavlo Gonchar | LightRocket | Getty Images Robinhood fired back at Berkshire Hathaway vice chairman Charlie Munger, who earlier this week said the free-trading app was having a "regrettable" impact on investors. The longtime business partner of Warren Buffett on Wednesday addressed the running controversy over Robinhood and similar applications, noting dangers from the allure of easy, free trading. "No one should believe Robinhood trades are free," Munger, 97, said. "The frenzy is fed by people who are getting commissions and other revenues out of this new bunch of gamblers." He added that the app has created "a culture which encourages as much gambling in stocks by people who have the mindset of racetrack bettors. ... It's a dirty way of making money." A statement Thursday from a Robinhood spokesman took sharp exception to the remarks. "In one fell swoop an entire new generation of investors has been criticized and...
    National Guard, tankers activated in Mississippi water crisis Dominion Voting Systems takes out ad on conservative radio NFL free agency is a grift. Well, that’s not actually true. The real grift is the NFL locking rookies in to set contract structures, which has tanked the value of veteran players. Because rookies can give you 90% of what a veteran can for half the price, it’s almost impossible to find good value in the free-agent market if you’re looking to buy from the top shelf. © Provided by For The Win But there is value to be found. While building a foundation through free agency isn’t the smartest business model, teams have to participate in the market to supplement a homegrown foundation. Recent history has shown that the best way to approach the silly season is to actively participate in free agency while avoiding the inflated cost of the more...
    J&J Covid Vaccine Found Effective by FDA Before Panel Meets Panels postpone vote on Neera Tanden, Bidens controversial pick for budget chief When the 2021 NFL offseason officially kicks off, teams in need of wide receivers should not go hungry. This year's free agency class is chock-full of proven starters, from the Lions' Kenny Golladay and the Texans' Will Fuller to the Buccaneers' Chris Godwin and the Steelers' JuJu Smith-Schuster. Not a single pass catcher, however, figures to draw more interest than Allen Robinson. © Provided by CBS Sports Still without a long-term deal from the Bears, the 27-year-old No. 1 WR appears destined for the open market. He'll arrive with three career 1,100-yard receiving seasons, including a 1,250-yard campaign in 2020. The former Pro Bowler has battled injuries on multiple occasions, missing 23 games over seven years, but has also been one of the NFL's most consistent outside...
            by Pedro Gonzalez  Thucydides recalls a scene from the Peloponnesian War when the Athenians, fleeing before their enemies, come to the Assinarus River. They stop to drink from its flowing waters even as their foes bear down on them. The Syracusans, Thucydides writes, “showered missiles down upon the Athenians, most of them drinking greedily and heaped together in disorder in the hollow of the river.” Then the Peloponnesians “came down and butchered them, especially those in the water which was thus immediately spoiled, but which they went on drinking just the same, mud and all, bloody as it was, most even fighting to have it.” Greed makes people do stupid, self-destructive things. Even in the face of catastrophe, the avaricious won’t be able to quit. It is an old yet timeless lesson, and one that policymakers in our time seem immune from learning.  Indeed, Republicans...
    The clock is ticking for the Houston Astros if they hope to re-sign shortstop Carlos Correa. This offseason, the Houston Astros lost starting center fielder George Springer to the Toronto Blue Jays, who signed him to a six-year, $150 million deal. Next offseason, the Astros face the possibility of them losing shortstop Carlos Correa to free agency. But the young infielder gave his team a deadline to negotiate a new deal. When speaking with the media at Spring Training on Monday, Correa said he would like to get a contract extension done by April 1. If no deal is reached, then Correa won’t negotiate until the end of the 2021 season. Carlos Correa wants a deal done by April 1, and if not, see him in free agency. https://t.co/Wb6CoRtO3D — Bob Nightengale (@BNightengale) February 22, 2021 The shortstop market is set by Fernando Tatis Jr.Correa’s decision to set a deadline...
    New York Giants could already be out on top wide receivers in free agency By: Alexander Wilson February 21, 2021 ShareTweetFlipRedditThe New York Giants will be aggressive this off-season in adding offensive talent to assist Daniel Jones as he enters the third year on his rookie contract. If the Giants truthfully feel that Jones can be their franchise quarterback, giving him the weapons necessary is a priority, so we should expect them to be active in the free-agent market, but there could be some pushback by teams looking to retain the top receivers. The consensus is that Allen Robinson of the Chicago Bears and Kenny Golladay of the Detroit Lions are the two top WRs on the market. With that being said, talented players are oftentimes franchise tagged by their teams to keep them around on a one-year deal. Both Robinson and Golladay...
    As Kimye become Kim and Kanye, will it stay peaceful? Texas inmates face frigid temperatures during weather crisis The Bills took care of two members from their quality 2017 draft, extending Tre’Davious White and Dion Dawkins last year. But the other key player from that haul may need to land his second contract elsewhere. © Troy Babbitt-USA TODAY Sports An IR stay limited Matt Milano (58) to 10 games last season. Matt Milano is less than a month from free agency, and John Wawrow of The Associated Press notes the Bills are set to let the linebacker test the market. A 38-game starter in Buffalo in four seasons, Milano profiles as one of the top defenders available. If the Bills do not extend Milano by March 15, he will be free to discuss deals with other teams. Free agency officially begins March 17. Buffalo still has Josh Allen on...
    LONDON (Reuters) - Group of Seven leaders on Friday said they would seek a collective approach to China to counter "non-market oriented" policies and practices and to ensure a fair multilateral global trade. "With the aim of supporting a fair and mutually beneficial global economic system for all people, we will engage with others, especially G20 countries including large economies such as China," the G7 said after a virtual leaders' meeting. "As leaders, we will consult with each other on collective approaches to address non-market oriented policies and practices, and we will cooperate with others to address important global issues that impact all countries." The G7 said it would deepen cooperation on the health response to COVID-19 and explore a global health treaty. "We will: champion open economies and societies; promote global economic resilience; harness the digital economy with data free flow with trust," said the group whose combined economic...
    President Ronald Reagan once claimed, in that jovial, grandfatherly voice that often concealed the impact of his words, “the nine most terrifying words in the English language are ‘I'm from the government and I'm here to help.’” Thirty-five years worshipping at the altar of free markets and deregulation later, America has gone from being perceived by most countries as “a city on a hill” to a nation that sometimes has actual bread lines. (Wasn't this one of the things we didn't like about the Soviet Union?). Yet, after a year in which the federal government under Donald Trump refused to take any responsibility for coordinating the response to a once-in-a-hundred-years pandemic that has claimed nearly half a million American lives, the tide seems to be turning. As I write this on Thursday, millions of Texans are without power and half of the people in Harris County, the third largest county...
    CHICAGO (CBS) — These are at snow angels. The volunteers are braving the cold to clear a path to the Englewood Free Market. It’s a place residents can get food and essential items at no cost. RELATED: 2 Injured When Roof Collapses Over Driveway At Pullman Off-Track Betting Parlor A community activist made a profound observation about the stretch of sidewalk. RELATED: Bronzeville Man Says Hes Been Without Heat For 13 Days, Bedroom Measures 28 Degrees “It’s a damned shame that the liquor store across the street is shoveled, but the Free Market, which is giving out milk and macaroni to people who need, it isn’t shoveled,” said Jahmal Cole of My Block, My Hood, My City. “They should be ashamed of themselves. We’re going to show up and take care of people.” MORE: He Was On His Was To The Grocery Store: Bridgeport Shooting Leaves Longtime Resident Dead  
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- My Block, My Hood, My City volunteers shoveled snow around a building that supplies donated essentials to the Englewood community.Jahmal Cole of the My Block, My Hood, My City non-profit organization said the Englewood Free Market on 68th and Halsted needed help."I saw on Instagram, and I saw that the Free Market needed support, you look across the street, and the liquor store is shoveled. How come the Free Market is not shoveled?" Cole asked.The Resident Association of Greater Englewood, a non-profit, was buried in snow from the recent storm.Ashea Butler, RAGE CEO, had a car full of some of the items provided by the organization to seniors and people in need. The items include hand warmers, mask and non-perishable foods. However, the snow prevented her and donors from being able to stock the shelves.RELATED: Chicago Weather: Light snow returns as DSS continues clearing streets from residential...
    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — The COVID-19 pandemic threw most industries into disarray, but the housing market saw an unexpected boom that might outlast the pandemic itself. “We did triple the business this year as we did last year,” Chris Csontos, Vice President of Mutual Home Loans, said. RELATED: Man Says He Was Kicked Off United Airlines Flight For Wearing Speciality Mask Csontos said he saw a volume in 2020 that he has never seen before, and the momentum is continuing into 2021. CORONAVIRUS COVERAGE: TIMELINE: Coronavirus In Maryland, Tracking The Spread Latest coronavirus stories from WJZ Latest CDC Guidelines Many of his clients refinanced to get some extra money in their pocket because interest rates were in the mid 2% range. “Interest rates are the key driver, practically free money,” Csontos said. Those low rates and free down payment assistance programs are also driving renters to think about buying....
    BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The North Dakota Senate killed a bill Wednesday seeking to ban companies such as Apple and Google from requiring app developers to exclusively use their app store and payment system. Only 11 of the chamber’s 47 senators voted in favor of the measure. Republican Sen. Kyle Davison, of Fargo, said his bill sought to “level the playing field” against companies he called monopolies. Davison said that a 30% fee imposed by Apple and Google on in-app purchases penalizes small app developers and limits competition. Davison told fellow Senators Wednesday that approving the legislation would attract app developers and “unleash a new round of innovation and growth.” Fessenden GOP Sen. Jerry Kline and other opponents of the bill argued it interferes with the free market and could put people’s security and privacy at risk. “Our free market works pretty well without heavy-handed government intervention,” he said. Kline...
    BOSTON (CBS) — You may have heard that the New England Patriots will be in the market for a quarterback or two this offseason. That guy who spent two decades winning Super Bowls with the Patriots moved on to win a Super Bowl with another team, and his replacement in 2020 wasn’t all that good. It’s extremely unlikely that Cam Newton will be back after his woeful season in 2020, so once again, the Patriots will be looking for a quarterback in 2021. Bill Belichick has a few different routes that he can take, but he will probably be adding both a veteran to help in the present and a young QB for the future. RELATED: Bill Russell Reminds The World That He Belongs In The GOAT Conversation The Patriots have plenty of other holes to fill up and down the roster, so a giant splash at quarterback is unlikely....
    CDC Suggests Tests for U.S. Flights; NYC Dining: Virus Update Buttigieg to quarantine after member of security detail tests positive for coronavirus T.Y. Hilton Didnt Sound Positive He Would Return to the Colts in 2021 T.Y Hilton will hit unrestricted free agency this offseason. He has never played a down for any team other than the Indianapolis Colts, the organization that drafted him in the fourth round of the 2012 NFL Draft. He witnessed the swift rise of Andrew Luck and the hole that was left following the star QB's sudden retirement. © Provided by The Big Lead TY Hilton | Ethan Miller/Getty Images Hilton has seen it all and right now can lay claim to being one of the longest-tenured members of the franchise, perhaps the longest after Anthony Castonzo announced his retirement. His run in Colt blue may be coming to an end, though; he spoke...
    Mandatory Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports With the Matthew Stafford trade making them a preferred destination?, the Rams should make room for these three free agents. No matter what side of the Matthew Stafford deal you sit on, and particularly if you think the Detroit Lions got a haul, there’s no denying the Los Angeles Rams have a better quarterback now. Apparently, that idea is helping behind the scenes. According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, players have texted Stafford expressing desire to join him with the Rams. It doesn’t seem he did any recruiting, he has simply gotten texts from other players’ end in the wake of the trade. Being consistently in all-in mode as the Rams have been, trading first-round picks like it’s going out of style, has consequences. Over The Cap has adjusted its 2021 salary cap projection to $180.5 million, in line with where it’s line to land....
    Getty Matt Judon #99 of the Baltimore Ravens warms up against the Pittsburgh Steelers. With a glaring hole on the edge of their defense and interior standouts Leonard Williams and Dalvin Tomlinson each set to hit free agency, the New York Giants are bound to be in the market for some front-seven reinforcement. The good news for the G-Men? The 2021 free-agent market is littered with more than a few serviceable edge presences. Super Bowl MVP Von Miller, 2019 sack-leader Shaq Barrett and former pro bowler Yannick Ngakoue are just a few names that quickly come to mind. However, it’s Ngakoue’s Baltimore Ravens teammate, Matt Judon, who Fansided’s Rucker Haringey believes is destined to find his way to East Rutherford. Nabbing Matt Judon away from the Ravens would give Joe Judge’s defense a much-needed jolt. Baltimore needs to pay a lot of guys on their current roster and...
    China’s state-run Global Times on Sunday celebrated the GameStop stock-shorting saga as a failure of free market capitalism, boasting that such a wild ride could never be taken in China’s tightly-controlled financial system. As far as the Chinese Communist paper was concerned, the GameStop stock market revolt was merely an extension of the January 6 riot on Capitol Hill, with both events “exemplifying a fragmented democracy.” Chinese analyst Wu Jinduo of Great Wall Securities said America’s loose monetary policies and clumsy pandemic stimulus efforts set the stage for the GameStop revolt, which looks like a victory for the retail investors, unlike the outcome on Capitol Hill: As part of moves to revive the pandemic-plagued US economy, the Fed slashed interest rates to zero and implemented unlimited quantitative easing, and as a result, US stocks stabilized since the second quarter of last year. But it is Wall Street that has benefited...
    The Buffalo Bills might have a hard time bringing back linebacker Matt Milano, who looks to have a strong market in free agency. The Buffalo Bills had a season the fanbase will remember fondly for quite some time. With Tom Brady leaving the AFC East for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, the Bills managed to win the division title and win two playoff games. They were one win short of making Super Bowl 55 but were outdone by the Kansas City Chiefs in the AFC Championship Game. Now with the season over, general manager Brandon Beane will have to get to work to ensure the team can make another deep playoff run next year. Buffalo has 20 players set to hit free agency, but one in particular could be too difficult to bring back. In the latest Stacking the Box column, FanSided’s national NFL reporter Matt Verderame has heard from a...
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    Jameis Winston may be the next NFL quarterback domino to fall. Multiple teams are interested in stealing him away from the Saints in free agency.  Matthew Stafford’s trade to the Rams won’t be the last quarterback transaction to shake up the NFL this offseason. In fact, his move is encouraging teams to speed up their plans to address the most important position in the game. Jameis Winston could easily become the next signal-caller to change uniforms. Several teams interested in acquiring Stafford are immediately turning their attention towards the former Saints’ backup. New Orleans would like to bring him back to provide depth behind Taysom Hill next season, but several other coaching staffs see him as a potential starter. In particular, the Colts and Bears are both being linked with Winston in free agency.Winston deserves a chance to start againIndianapolis might seem like an awkward philosophical landing spot for Winston,...
    More On: mlb free agency Steve Cohen’s Twitter nightmare may be bad news for Trevor Bauer Yankees star says there’s ‘no secret’ what they must do next Yankees sign former All-Star to bolster bullpen after Adam Ottavino trade Where the Mets really stand with Trevor Bauer It has been a good month for baseball, no? Oh, the industry didn’t go scandal-free, thanks to the Mets and Jared Porter, and spring training remains scheduled to start on time despite the obvious health benefit that would come from delaying it. However, the Hot Stove has chugged along encouragingly in January, with 14 of The Post’s top 30 free agents signing contracts, and most of those exceeding projections despite vast uncertainty surrounding the upcoming season’s revenues. Most guys figure to be signed by the time camps open, avoiding the ugliness of past years when multiple stars dragged their cases into March or...
    By: KDKA-TV News Staff WASHINGTON (KDKA) – Lawmakers on both sides of the aisle called the actions of Robinhood unacceptable. That includes Republican Pennsylvania Senator Pat Toomey. “Retail investors should be free to purchase, even highly-speculative stocks, just as hedge funds should be free to short them,” Sen. Toomey said. “All investors should accept the consequences, whether they gain or lose from their decision.” RELATED STORIES: Does GameStop’s Soaring Stock Indicate A Possible Market Bubble? GameStop And The Stock Market: What’s Going On? Young, Online Traders And Investors Put The Shock Into Wall Street With GameStop Stock Price Toomey also added that the new platforms have been great for retail investors who now have a greater opportunity to accumulate wealth. He did, however, warn against regulatory overreaction.
    New York Department of Health undercounted Covid-19 deaths in nursing homes, attorney generals report says Scathing new HBO documentary alleges Chinese cover-up of COVID-19 Is Robinhood Really Free? As retail investors pile on to the GameStop stock-buying frenzy, Robinhood is making tons of headlines. But even before everyday traders fueled massive gains for stocks popular with the Reddit crowd, investors couldn’t get enough of the online brokerage app. Robinhood gained more than 3 million users in the first four months of 2020 alone, half of whom were first-time investors. © Kiersten Essenpreis for Money RobinHood-Not-Free It’s clear why the platform is enticing: Active investors can execute their trades at rapid-fire speed with no fees. Users get a free stock just for joining and getting their friends to do the same, and they can see the most commonly-held stocks of their fellow investors. The rise of the app goes hand-in-hand...
    Michael M. Santiago/Getty Images The stock market frenzy and chaos created mainly by the actions of members of Reddit’s “WallStreetBets” subreddit continued to ignite on Thursday after day trading app Robinhood halted all purchasing of GameStop and AMC Entertainment Holdings shares. Investors on social media were outraged at Robinhood for what they believed to be stacking the deck against mom and pop stock purchasers. In a statement, Robinhood cited “recent volatility” for the reason it suspended purchases. Investors are being allowed to close out their positions in the impacted stocks. Fox Business host Charles Payne‘s explosive Wednesday rant, and CNBC’s epic clash of guest and host, demonstrate the news market volatility of the story, which is framed as Little Guy vs. Evil Corporations or Internet Trolls vs. Responsible Traders, depending on which host you’re talking about. After news broke Wednesday about the restrictions by Robinhood, TD Ameritrade and others, Twitter...
    EUROPEAN football will pay a stunning £7.5BILLION price of the Covid crisis. The staggering cost was projected by Juventus president Andrea Agnelli, also head of the influential European Club Association representing the 230 biggest teams in Europe. 3European football is counting the cost of the coronavirus pandemic which could be £7.5billionCredit: Getty Images - Getty Spanish giants Barcelona and Real Madrid now have a combined debt of more than £1.8bn. Premier League clubs, meanwhile, have seen revenues slashed by hundreds of millions, with more to come. Football financiers Deloitte suggested Europe’s biggest 20 clubs would lose £2bn over two seasons. But Juve chief Agnelli warned: “I think it will be much worse than that.  “We will have a real understanding only at the end of this season. "Two cycles have been fully impacted and 2021 will be a full season without fans in stadiums. “Some international broadcasters have not...
    Why David Arquette Feels He Owes an Apology to His and Courteney Coxs Daughter 8 Mistakes That Can Sabotage Your Retirement Bears likely to let Allen Robinson test free-agent market © Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports Allen Robinson has served as Chicago’s clear-cut No. 1 chain-mover since the 2018 season, but the Pro Bowl wideout is less than two months from free agency. And the Bears may need to find a new No. 1 pass catcher. The Bears are bracing for the possibility Robinson departs in free agency, Jeff Dickerson of ESPN.com notes, adding that the team appears content to let the seven-year veteran test the market instead of forking over top-five receiver money to keep him. That strategy may be fine for Robinson, who sounds eager to test free agency again. While Robinson said recently he was open to returning to the Bears, he reflected on the parties’ failed extension talks....
    The Charging Bull bronze sculpture located on Broadway at the Financial District of Manhattan.Nicolas Economou | NurPhoto | Getty Images Stocks are richly valued today, but they've been more expensive at times in the past. High valuations imply unimpressive long-term returns, but they have no relationship at all to how the market does in a given year. Even a pricey stock market can be made to look reasonable when compared to certain other assets. And there's a big difference between a market that's pricing in a lot of good news and a genuine bubble. In other words, for a concept that seems all about hard numbers and observable relationships, there is plenty of nuance and subjectivity in assessing equity valuations. Right now, it's hard to deny that on the whole, stocks are rich relative to past earnings and forecast earnings. The trailing price/earnings ratio of the median U.S. stock, tracked...
    The Blue Jays remain the Mets’ biggest threat in the free agent market By: Andres Chavez January 18, 2021 ShareTweetFlipRedditFor much of the fall and winter, it seems like the Toronto Blue Jays and the New York Mets have had the same targets in free agency. True, catcher James McCann wasn’t particularly high in the Canadians’ wish list, but they want Trevor Bauer, they would love to bring George Springer into the fold, and they are also looking to ink reliever Brad Hand. The Mets, even after adding McCann, reliever Trevor May, pitcher Carlos Carrasco, and shortstop Francisco Lindor, aren’t closing the door on further additions to their much-improved roster. The latest reports suggest that the Mets would like to add a center fielder. Brandon Nimmo, the starter, was stellar with the bat in 2020 (.280/.404/.484, .888 OPS) but very weak...
    Inside the Clubhouse looks at Liam Hendriks’ new deal, the suitors for Brad Hand, the state of the MLB free-agent pitching market and more. When asked for his thoughts on Liam Hendriks’ contract with the Chicago White Sox, one high-ranking American League executive said: “This may be the first deal where the player is actually rewarded if he sucks.” There had been growing frustration from players and agents, with free-agent infielder Travis Shaw recently saying, “It would be nice if the position player market could pick up some steam” while calling the current landscape “ice cold.” Before LeMahieu signed, the largest contract signed by a position player was the four-year, $40.6 million deal that James McCann inked with the Mets. But with LeMahieu off the board, sources familiar with the second base market expect it to become more active, with Kolten Wong and Kiké Hernandez being among the names to...
    Don’t miss these top money and investing features: Will the real retirement crisis please stand up? Why men are more likely to invest in Tesla Why Biden’s popularity could stop stock market bulls in their tracks 4 financial resolutions that you can set (and actually keep) in 2021 Barron’s Roundtable looks at the markets in 2021 These money and investing stories, popular with MarketWatch readers over the past week, can help you keep an open mind about your financial portfolio, which invariably — as happens every year — will face changes and challenges sooner than later. Sign up here to get MarketWatch’s best mutual funds and ETF stories emailed to you weekly! INVESTING NEWS & TRENDSHow retirement planning needs to change in 2021 Considering annuities, insurance, new investments and delaying Social Security?How retirement planning needs to change in 2021Will...
    Nurse who works in Covid-19 unit wins $1 million in North Carolina lottery House impeaches Trump again JuJu Smith-Schuster Refutes Free Agency Report About Desire to Play in Big Market © Provided by The Big Lead JuJu Smith-Schuster | Nic Antaya/Getty Images JuJu Smith-Schuster will be a free agent this offseason and will likely be one of the more sought-after names on the market behind the likes of Kenny Golladay and Allen Robinson. His limitations as a No. 1 receiver showed themselves this season, though; he caught 97 passes in 2020, but for only 831 yards to go along with nine touchdowns. He's dangerous close to the line of scrimmage but doesn't offer much down the field. Regardless, the man has talent, and won't be lacking for suitors, even if the money might not be monstrous by the standards of his fellow wideouts. As the end of the...
    Although "tech tyrants Google, Apple and Amazon wiped Parler out, the service will return" soon, Fox News contributor Dan Bongino said on Monday. "Parler will be back, just so the audience understands. I will go bankrupt and destitute before I let this happen," Bongino, one of the investors in Parler, told "Fox & Friends." Bongino said getting diagnosed with cancer "opened his eyes to the world" and he no longer cares what "anyone thinks anymore." "My eyes are wide open. Parler will be back by the end of the week." GOOGLE SUSPENDS PARLER APP FROM PLAY STORE OVER FAILURE TO MODERATE EGREGIOUS CONTENT Parler went down early Monday following Amazon Web Services' decision to suspend it from its cloud hosting service after Wednesday's U.S. Capitol riot. CEO John Matze told "Sunday Morning Futures" that the site will try to "get back online as quickly as possible," after writing on the platform that the site may be...
    Stevie Wonders discography, ranked 15 smart money hacks for 2021 Trevor Bauer: Geography, market size not factors in free-agency decision © David Kohl-USA TODAY Sports Trevor Bauer has relied heavily on social media to keep fans aware of his trip through free agency, and the right-hander shared his latest thoughts in a new YouTube video detailing his top priorities in finding a new team.  Some of these sentiments have been shared by Bauer in past interviews, though it is certainly worth checking in to see what the offseason’s top free agent is looking for, particularly since the free agent market as a whole has yet to really develop as we approach the middle of January. To begin with, Bauer says that geography and market size aren’t big factors in his decision-making process.  The Los Angeles native seemingly doesn’t mind one way or the other about playing close to home, and as Bauer...
    New York Mets are interested in the top left-handed reliever in the market By: Andres Chavez January 5, 2021 ShareTweetFlipRedditForget the meltdown he had in Game 2 of the Wild Card series against the Yankees. Brad Hand is, arguably, the top left-handed reliever available in the market. As such, he has drawn interest from many clubs, and the last one to join the list are, of course, the New York Mets. The Mets are seeking relief help since there is still some uncertainty regarding Seth Lugo’s role. The team brought elite righty Trevor May and lots of upside plays, but if they are able to secure Hand, the unit could be one of the best in the league on paper. The Mets’ bullpen could really use a reliable lefty, since there aren’t many on the roster. According to Jon Heyman of...
    In some corners, the honeymoon lasted a few months. Already, I am receiving emails and tweets from angry Mets fans wondering whether Steve Cohen is the Wilpons, just hoarding a larger stash of money. After all, why was George Springer not under the Christmas tree? Why wasn’t Trevor Bauer provided to joyously greet 2021? Why James McCann and not J.T. Realmuto? Cohen’s promise was that the Mets would spend like a big-market team, and he should be held to that promise. But that promise has not been broken this offseason. At least not yet. If you haven’t noticed, this market is moving slower than Wilson Ramos. Just consider Ramos’ successor. The Mets did not go for Realmuto, but did hand McCann a four-year, $40 million deal. No other team has spent $40 million in free agency — in total (the Royals at $39.5 million are next). McCann is the only...
    More from: Joel Sherman Juan Soto, Fernando Tatis Jr. and everything we hope for from MLB in 2021: Sherman The power shift and trade fallout from Padres blockbusters: Sherman Trading aces like Blake Snell is mystifying reason behind Rays success: Sherman Rays trading Blake Snell to Padres in cost-cutting move Dodgers lurking around free agent stars Bauer, LeMahieu: Sherman In some corners, the honeymoon lasted a few months. Already, I am receiving emails and tweets from angry Mets fans wondering whether Steve Cohen is the Wilpons, just hoarding a larger stash of money. After all, why was George Springer not under the Christmas tree? Why wasn’t Trevor Bauer provided to joyously greet 2021? Why James McCann and not J.T. Realmuto? Cohen’s promise was that the Mets would spend like a big-market team, and he should be held to that promise. But that promise has not been broken this offseason....
    ^ Keep Westword Free Support Us I Support Local Community Journalism Support the independent voice of Denver and help keep the future of Westword free. Support Us As the legal marijuana market continues to expand, our four-legged companions have unwittingly gotten caught up in the cannabis craze. While there are plenty of CBD products for dogs and cats on the market, an unintended — and negative — consequence of the expanding business has been animal ingestion of psychoactive THC products. The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (known for its Sarah McLachlan-assisted ugly-cry commercial) reports that its 24-hour Animal Poison Control Hotline saw a 765 percent increase in marijuana-related calls between 2008 and 2018. THC products are usually dosed for much larger humans; when they're accidentally ingested by pets, they can cause problems, sometimes major ones. A study of 125 cannabis-related veterinary...
    New York Mets: Padres Trades Proves Free Agency Belongs to the Mets By: Daniel Marcillo December 29, 2020 ShareTweetFlipRedditThe last 48 hours were the first time the New York Mets played second fiddle to another team this offseason. The San Diego Padres made two major trades, which brought in Blake Snell and Yu Darvish. Both players make the Padres significantly better, but it still leaves the free-agent market wide open. It still leaves the Mets to move in any direction they want. On Mets Hot Stove presented by @GEICO, @Jim_Duquette gives an update on the markets for George Springer and Trevor Bauer https://t.co/blxKsRZjBo pic.twitter.com/DYeqFOh57k — SNY (@SNYtv) December 24, 2020 San Diego was a big player in the free-agent market for starting pitching, but they no longer need the help. They are absorbing $32.5 million for 2021, $31.5 million for...
    Yankees News/Rumors: Jake Odorizzi, Corey Kluber two starting pitching options By: Alexander Wilson December 28, 2020 ShareTweetFlipRedditStarting pitching remains a major question for the New York Yankees this off-season, and with free agency developing slowly, don’t expect general manager Brian Cashman to make any quick moves in the coming days. He wants to settle on DJ LeMahieu’s extension before making any decisions at other positions, and starting pitching is one that desperately needs reinforcing. With Masahiro Tanaka, James Paxton, and JA Happ all hitting free agency and clearing about $52 million off the books, the Yankees have some money to play around with and throw at some decent options, but with ownership wanting to stay beneath the $210 million luxury tax threshold, it will be difficult to find a solid number two behind Gerrit Cole. The Bombers could take a cheaper...
    It was more than a week ago that Yankees general manager Brian Cashman said he was prepared to lose out on the opportunity to sign other players as he waited on DJ LeMahieu’s free-agent decision. So far, that decision has yet to really cost the Yankees, since much of the rest of the sport is also at a standstill. “There’s not much going on with anyone,’’ one agent said of talks with teams — including the Yankees — when it comes to mid-tier free agents. So while the Yankees and other big spenders wait to set the market on the most high-profile free agents — including LeMahieu, J.T. Realmuto, Trevor Bauer and George Springer — available players with lower price tags are left in limbo. “At this point, no one knows what’s going to be out there for the majority of free agents,’’ the agent said. “Those top guys will...
    New York Mets Best Outfield Options On The Free Agent Market By: Daniel Marcillo December 25, 2020 ShareTweetFlipRedditThe New York Mets desperately need a center fielder, and George Springer perfectly fits the mold. If the Mets strike out on Springer, what are their other options to fill a huge need in the outfield? Mark Feinsand reporting the #Mets are seen as the favorite for George Springer. pic.twitter.com/ZR6rWjSU9V — Michael Marino (@MichaelMarino37) December 22, 2020 1. George Springer There is no more convincing for the Mets to sign Springer. He is an improvement defensively and brings a proven postseason bat for a roster that lacks postseason experience. Springer is also a much needed right-handed power bat in the Mets lineup that perfectly balances their offense. 2. Kevin Pillar Kevin Pillar is a significant downgrade from Springer, but his offensive production has...
    A new survey has revealed that nearly 60 per cent of Americans have an 'unfavorable opinion' of Rep Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.  The Heartland Institute/Rasmussen poll, which surveyed 1,000 participants from December 6-7, found that a vast majority of likely voters prefer a free-market economic system over a socialist economic system. Ocasio-Cortez, who is one of America's most prominent socialists, was seen as 'very unfavorable' by 38 per cent of the respondents. Another 20 per cent said they have a 'somewhat unfavorable' impression of the Democrat.  Only 18 per cent said they have a 'very favorable' view of AOC, while 19 per cent said she is 'somewhat favorable'. About 15% said they are not sure.  A new survey has revealed that nearly 60 per cent of Americans have an 'unfavorable opinion' of Rep Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez When the respondents were asked if they prefer a free-market economic system or socialism, 75 per cent of...
    New York Mets Best Infield Options on the Free Agent Market By: Daniel Marcillo December 21, 2020 ShareTweetFlipRedditThe New York Mets have plenty of offense throughout the infield,, but they lack any good defenders. Their infield defense was a big part of their disappointing 2020 season. Even with Robinson Cano‘s season-long suspension, it will take a trade to make room for a couple of the guys on this list. DJ LeMAHIEU HR1 In hitting timing is everything.2 In order to get your foot down on time, you have to get it up on time. 3 Ball inside dirt circle before he gets his foot down.4 Late load vs. super soft LHP Wade LeBlanc. 5 Probably sitting O.S. & gets slow & low & in BB. pic.twitter.com/rGkXCFvbH3 — Jerry Weinstein (@JWonCATCHING) December 20, 2020 1. D.J. LeMahieu D.J. LeMahieu was always...
    New York Mets Best Relief Pitching Options on the Free Agent Market By: Daniel Marcillo December 20, 2020 ShareTweetFlipRedditThe New York Mets may not need extra bullpen help but the more,, the merrier. Like the starting pitching market, there is a clear-cut top guy in Liam Hendriks, but the Mets already have a dominant closer. What are the other strong, late-inning options for the Mets to bring in for the 2021 season? Liam Hendriks is absolutely massive and that is REAL loud popping the mitt, I’d love to see him in orange and blue next season. pic.twitter.com/YaXxM36rZx — John Flanigan (@jflan816) December 16, 2020 1. Liam Hendriks  Liam Hendriks is the best reliever in baseball over the last two seasons. In 99 games since 2019, he has a 1.79 ERA, 39 saves, and an astounding 13.1 K/9. Hendriks only allowed...
    Inside the Clubhouse this week explores the market for Yadier Molina and the latest offseason rumblings around the Los Angeles Angels and the Seattle Mariners. There are signs that free agency may soon pick up — at least temporarily. The Mariners continue to look for bullpen upgradesThe Seattle Mariners have already added relievers Rafael Montero and Keynan Middleton, and a source familiar with the team’s thinking says the plan is to add one or two additional pieces to a bullpen that ranked worst in the American League in 2020. Montero, 30, transitioned to full-time relief work following Tommy John surgery and became the Rangers’ closer in 2020. Middleton, 27, has consistently delivered an above-average fastball spin rate and was selected by Mariners general manager Jerry Dipoto when he was the Los Angeles Angels’ GM in 2013. Both players present intriguing skillsets and upside, and the Mariners plan to let both...
    New York Mets: Best Starting Pitching Options On The Free Agent Market By: Daniel Marcillo December 18, 2020 ShareTweetFlipRedditThe New York Mets still have a big need to fill in their starting rotation. Trevor Bauer immediately sticks out as the top option still on the market, but what does plan B look like for the Mets? Or who else do they bring along if they sign Bauer? Either way, there is still plenty of talent for Jared Porter to swoop up. Trevor Bauer overlay for y’all 96.2 MPH FB vs 81.3 MPH SL pic.twitter.com/XtiQ4VaFTF — Jared Tims (@Jared_Tims) December 13, 2020 1. Trevor Bauer  It is no surprise that Trevor Bauer is at the top of the list after his magical Cy Young award-winning season. Bauer led the league in ERA (1.70), shutouts (2), and had 100 strikeouts. The number...
    As the Mets look to remake their roster, Sandy Alderson hasn’t ruled out swinging for a blockbuster trade. The new team president has said since he rejoined the organization that he’d look to free agency instead of the trade market because they had more money than prospects. Alderson reiterated that during a Zoom call Thursday, but added that he’s surveying the trade market, as well — a market that could include Nolan Arenado of the Rockies, the Cubs’ Kris Bryant and the Indians’ Francisco Lindor. “I think the focus is still on free agency,’’ Alderson said. “There are a lot of really good players out there that don’t require prospects in return. On the other hand, there are some interesting players on the trade market, too. I think what we have to do at this point is make sure we’re actively engaged in both areas.” One of Alderson’s priorities with...
    New York Mets expect to be involved in the Francisco Lindor sweepstakes By: Andres Chavez December 17, 2020 ShareTweetFlipRedditWhile the New York Mets have implied during the offseason that they would prefer to focus on signing free agents instead of the trade market, it doesn’t mean that they will completely turn their back on the latter. Yes, they want to save prospect capital and take advantage of their resources, but if a good deal presents itself, they will surely analyze it. The Mets have already made quite the splash during the free agency period, having secured James McCann to be the starter at catcher and Trevor May to pitch high-leverage innings in the bullpen. But they want more. They need more, actually. Center fielder George Springer and starting pitcher Trevor Bauer are, reportedly, New York Mets’ targets. But the team is...
    Santa and Mrs. Claus mingled with dozens of kids in a Georgia town. Then the pair tested positive for Covid Apples Powerbeats3 Bluetooth headphones may be old, but dont let that discourage you: They still rock 2021 NBA Free Agency is Now a Barren Wasteland A sigh of relief that could be heard across the country emitted from the Milwaukee Bucks building today as Giannis Antetokounmpo announced he would be re-signing with the organization for the next five years, earning himself $228 million in the process. It is great news for small market teams across the league after the 2019 offseason saw Anthony Davis, Kawhi Leonard, Paul George, and Russell Westbrook depart their smaller market teams and, in the case of all but Westbrook, head to the bright lights of Los Angeles. © Provided by The Big Lead Giannis and Kawhi | Stacy Revere/Getty Images It is not...
    Giannis Antetokounmpo. Gary A. Vasquez/USA TODAY Sports/Reuters Giannis Antetokounmpo is signing a five-year, $228 million extension with the Milwaukee Bucks. Antetokounmpo would have been a free agent next summer and was reportedly being targeted by teams like the Miami Heat, Golden State Warriors, Toronto Raptors, and New York Knicks. Antetokounmpo's extension is a big win for a successful, small-market team in an era when free agents are increasingly leaving for bigger, more glamorous cities. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Giannis Antetokounmpo is staying in Milwaukee, and many around the league are rejoicing. The reigning MVP announced on Tuesday that he plans to sign an extension with the Bucks. According to The Athletic's Shams Charania, that extension is worth $228 million over five years, setting Antetokounmpo up to earn $256 million over the next six years.—Giannis Ugo Antetokounmpo (@Giannis_An34) December 15, 2020The Bucks offered Antetokounmpo the so-called...
    The Mets are stocking up on simple proteins, no small thing for an organization that too often, for too long, led the major leagues in baloney. Admit it, though, Mets fans: You’re antsy. You’re ready for something (or some things) fancier and pricier. You feel that you earned that, or those. Therein lies the emotional truth of this Mets offseason: Sure, the Mets could stockpile good players and create the sort of roster diversity and depth that their new general manager Jared Porter promoted Monday during his introductory Zoom news conference. Yet if they want to build immediately on the momentum they already have created in the Steve Cohen era, then they must serve filet mignon and Baked Alaska — in the form of Trevor Bauer, DJ LeMahieu, George Springer or two of the above — to their patrons before the Hot Stove turns off. “We’ve been running up...
    By: KDKA-TV News Staff BUTLER, Pa. (KDKA) – Freedom Farms is giving away free Christmas trees “no questions asked” to those in need this holiday season. The farmer’s market in Butler posted on Facebook, saying it’s offering free trees to healthcare workers, first responders or anyone struggling through this holiday season during a pandemic. They say people can come to the market and pick out a tree without needing to come into the store. Freedom Farms is located on Pittsburgh Road in Butler. (Photo Credit: KDKA Photojournalist Steve Willing)
    Uncertainty lingers still over Major League Baseball’s free agency markets as teams navigate an offseason dictated by pandemic-impacted revenue losses. But some information is rising to the surface. The Oakland A’s 2020 roster shed 10 free agents, and their financial restrictions indicate a majority of those players won’t return. That includes All-Star closer Liam Hendriks, who will surely be too rich for Oakland’s blood after putting together back-to-back dominant seasons. As arguably the best closer or late-inning reliever in this free agent class, Hendriks is said to have a long list of suitors. The Chicago White Sox have emerged as a top suitor, according to an ESPN report. The Toronto Blue Jays, who are reportedly in on most of the big-name free agents, are also in on Hendriks. Among the other teams interested are the Los Angeles Dodgers, New York Mets and Houston Astros. Hendriks, 31, is...
    Powwows and big board brainstorms within the confines of a hotel suite are out. Quick and easy Zoom calls from the comfort of home are in. Nine months of computer screen meetings prepared the Oakland A’s brass well for the new-look Winter Meetings, originally scheduled this week to be hosted in Dallas and canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic. “I certainly miss some parts of it, seeing people that you get to see every year,” A’s general manager David Forst said in a Zoom call with reporters. “But we’re all just as capable of sitting around doing nothing in our own homes as we are in the suite doing meetings. So it’s just a normal week for us right now, which is sort of sad, in some ways, not having the buzz that’s generated by everybody being in one place.” Without the esprit de corps putting a...
    More On: new york yankees Gary Sanchez’s first game since Yankees deal didn’t go well Key Yankee undergoes elbow surgery Mets in mix for Twins righty as starting pitching market heats up Brian Cashman wants ’10 more years’ of Aaron Boone For a second straight offseason, the Yankees have taken things slowly. Last year, that resulted in a mid-December signing of Gerrit Cole. But after a shortened regular season that led to huge economic losses throughout the sport — including in The Bronx — it remains to be seen just how aggressive the Yankees end up being this winter. Last month, the sense was that owner Hal Steinbrenner wanted to see what market developed for DJ LeMahieu before committing money elsewhere and LeMahieu remains a free agent. With or without LeMahieu — who the Yankees still would like to retain — they will need to add depth to their...
    The free agent market received a small boost this week, although it remains to be seen whether teams will be eager to take advantage. A record 59 players became free agents when their teams declined to offer them contracts by Wednesday night’s tender deadline. That group included a few well-known names like Kyle Schwarber of the Chicago Cubs and Eddie Rosario of the Minnesota Twins — but these additions to the free agent class did little to change the sense the market could be slow this offseason. Teams may be looking to cut costs amid the coronavirus pandemic, and so far there have been only a few short deals, such as Charlie Morton going to Atlanta on a one-year, $15 million contract and Mike Minor signing with Kansas City for two years and $18 million. As we enter the heart of the offseason calendar, here’s a look at the top...
    Cities are doing more than states, federal government to protect LGBTQ rights, Human Rights Campaign report finds Thumbs up - Croatian woman beats Covid-19 aged 99 Opinion: Non-tender deadline floods free agent market, another reminder of MLBs economic reality It wasn’t the bloodbath players and agents feared, but the free-agent marketplace became overstuffed Wednesday, with power-hitting left fielders feeling the brunt of baseball’s economic crunch. Seniors On Medicare Are Getting a Big Pay Day in 2020 Ad Microsoft Expert: “This credit card is so good I signed up personally” Ad Microsoft The 23 Hottest Gifts of 2020 Ad Microsoft ...
    COVID-19 means more kids wont be ready for kindergarten. Americas preschoolers are falling behind. AR is alive and well on the iPhone, and Apples augmented reality is getting better fast Opinion: Non-tender deadline floods free agent market, another sign of ugly reality of MLB in 2020 It wasn’t the bloodbath players and agents feared, but the free-agent marketplace became overstuffed Wednesday, with power-hitting left fielders feeling the brunt of baseball’s economic crunch. Seniors On Medicare Are Getting a Big Pay Day in 2020 Ad Microsoft Expert: “This credit card is so good I signed up personally” Ad Microsoft The 23 Hottest Gifts of 2020 Ad Microsoft ...
    The following article is sponsored by StopSocializedMedicine.org and authored by Sven R Larson, Ph.D. Regardless of who is sworn in as president on January 20, some things will not change. We know, for example, that government will try to extend its control over our health care system. The latest idea is price regulations on pharmaceuticals. This is an issue where Trump and Biden are very much in agreement. On September 13, President Trump issued an Executive Order to align U.S. prescription drug prices with those of other countries. American consumers should not pay more than they do in what the Executive Order described as “most favored nations.” Joe Biden, in turn, wants to “create an independent commission to oversee and regulate” prescription-drug prices. In other words, there is not much more than a mail-in ballot’s distance between Trump and Biden on this issue. On the face of it, price control rings of compassion and...
    Justin Bieber Says Wife Hailey Still Has Some Things She Wants to Accomplish Before Having Kids December is the best time to buy these products These 17 arbitration-eligible players could soon join full and frozen free agent market The Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals have come and gone, with three weeks remaining to grab free agents before the Christmas holiday. Seniors On Medicare Are Getting a Big Pay Day in 2020 Ad Microsoft Expert: “This credit card is so good I signed up personally” Ad Microsoft The 23 Hottest Gifts of 2020 Ad Microsoft ...
              Live from Music Row Monday morning on The Tennessee Star Report with Michael Patrick Leahy – broadcast on Nashville’s Talk Radio 98.3 and 1510 WLAC weekdays from 5:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. –  host Leahy welcomed the original all-star panelist Crom Carmichael to the studio. During the third hour, Carmichael referenced a recent Wall Street Journal article which eluded to the idea that Big Pharma operates within a free market structure. He later outlined how by manipulating governmental bureaucracies these companies are able to eliminate all competition. Leahy: In the studio with me on Music Row studios here in Nashville, Tennessee is the original All-Star panelists Crom Carmichael. Crom, it is November 30th. The Electoral College will meet in the 50 state capitals two weeks from today. Carmichael: Yes, I but I think that the decisions and I think all the fighting and everything has...
    Getty Anthony Davis has expressed interest toward returning to Chicago in the past. Now is the time the Bulls make that connections, one writer says. There was speculation that Anthony Davis would leave the Los Angeles Lakers and Lebron James if they did not win the NBA championship. Now, with his first title in hand, Davis has a decision to weigh: stay for a potential dynasty and help James further cement his legacy or begin to start paving his own. Davis, a native of Chicago and the former 2012 No. 1 overall pick, has entertained going the Lebron-route and returning home to help his city claim a championship. Just days after Davis signed with the Lakers in 2019, he told USA Today that he wouldn’t “completely rule out ever signing with the hometown Bulls,” adding that “if the opportunity ever presents itself and when that time comes, I’d...
    Free-agent market for James McCann heating up, will the Yankees or Mets come out on top? By: Andres Chavez November 30, 2020 ShareTweetFlipRedditCatcher is one of baseball’s most important position. They have to call a ballgame, prevent base stealers, field a very difficult position, and still hit four or five times per game. It’s incredibly demanding, and that’s why truly great backstops often earn their payday. Both the New York Yankees and Mets could be looking for a catcher this offseason. The Mets have more of an obligation to add one, since they declined to pick up Wilson Ramos’ option for 2021. Tomas Nido is atop the catcher depth chart for the Mets, and that’s why they are fully expected to go after the big fish in the position, J.T. Realmuto. However, James McCann is widely regarded as the second best backstop of...
    Mitchell Trubisky’s tenure in Chicago could be in its final days, but how the former No. 2 overall pick plays in the near-term could have great impact on his NFL future long-term. Trubisky will start for the Bears (5-5) against the Packers (7-3) on Sunday Night Football in Week 12. Nick Foles was hurt in Week 10 and didn’t heal enough over the Chicago bye week to maintain his starting spot, so it’s Trubisky getting yet another chance. He’s looking at free agency following the conclusion of the 2020 season, making his performance in Week 12 and any starts that follow cruical in determining what teams want Trubisky in the offseason (and for how long and how much). The draft-bust label that most put on Trubisky in Chicago likely won’t ever leave, because any major improvements will probably come in another city. But that doesn’t mean Trubisky can’t change...
    As the Mets look to remake the organization, it sounds like they are more likely to take advantage of Steve Cohen’s billions rather than sacrificing young assets, according to new team president Sandy Alderson. “There are only two currencies in baseball, players and money,” Alderson said Sunday on SiriusXM’s MLB Network Radio. “Now, especially in the upper levels of our system, we don’t have the players,’’ Alderson said. “We have some money. So we’re going to balance those two things. We expect to be active in the free-agent market as opposed to the trade market. We don’t want to give up our young guys.” Alderson reiterated a reluctance to move any “really good prospects,” which is no surprise after the previous regime was criticized for trading Jarred Kelenic and Justin Dunn as part of a package with Seattle in exchange for Robinson Cano and Edwin Diaz. If that proves...
    It was early December a year ago when the free-agent market burst into action, with the likes of Anthony Rendon, Stephen Strasburg and Zack Wheeler agreeing to nine-figure deals shortly after Mike Moustakas went to the Reds for four years and $64 million. The Mets were hardly players in that market. They let Wheeler go to the Phillies without making an offer, and were content to bring in Rick Porcello, Michael Wacha and Dellin Betances in hopes of bounce-back seasons. Soon, the impact of having Steve Cohen running things in Queens should be evident. “I’d expect more movement throughout the league in the coming weeks,’’ one player agent said. “It’s been as quiet as we thought it would be and once the non-tendered guys hit the market this week, we’ll have a better read on what’s available and you’d think that’s when it will start to pick up and the...
    It was early December a year ago when the free-agent market burst into action, with the likes of Anthony Rendon, Stephen Strasburg and Zack Wheeler agreeing to nine-figure deals shortly after Mike Moustakas went to the Reds for four years and $64 million. The Mets were hardly players in that market. They let Wheeler go to the Phillies without making an offer, and were content to bring in Rick Porcello, Michael Wacha and Dellin Betances in hopes of bounce-back seasons. Soon, the impact of having Steve Cohen running things in Queens should be evident. “I’d expect more movement throughout the league in the coming weeks,’’ one player agent said. “It’s been as quiet as we thought it would be and once the non-tendered guys hit the market this week, we’ll have a better read on what’s available and you’d think that’s when it will start to pick up and the...
    Iowa orders temporary face mask mandate and new restrictions Meadows back in WH after virus diagnosis Goran Dragic wants to return to Miami but will test free agent market © Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images Goran Dragic, playing near his All-NBA level of 2014, was a key reason Miami made a run all the way to the NBA Finals. His frustration at being sidelined on that big stage by torn plantar fascia was obvious. While he wants to return to Miami and make another run at a ring, Dragic told Shams Charania of The Athletic he planned to test the free agent market. “So, of course, I know Miami wants to bring me back. I’m hoping we can finish this championship run next season, but I know this is part of the business. It’s a lot of options here and we’ll see. I’m open to all suggestions, and...
    NBA season begins Although barely a month has passed since the last game of last season, the 2020-21 season has already started with the start of the first transfer operations, and player movements in the squads. Then comes the Draft and finally the free agent market that will make up the landscape of what the new NBA season will be. Here, we collect all the news that occurs: -Transfer: As Adrian Wojnarowski announces, Suns will be closing the transfer of Chris Paul from the Oklahoma city thunder. This is a move that directly affects Ricky Rubio and his more than possible exit from the Arizona franchise. -Signing: Scoop Robinson assures that there is a mutual interest between Nets, the most active team so far, and Serge Ibaka. Both teams seem close to understanding. -Rumor / Transfer: The soap opera Harden in Houston it is nearing...
    New York Yankees: What kind of contract is James Paxton looking at during free agency? By: Andres Chavez November 13, 2020 ShareTweetFlipRedditJames Paxton is an extremely talented pitcher. He has a 3.58 ERA (3.31 FIP) in 753.1 career innings, with a very good 26.5 K%. When he’s on, he can be very dominant, and the New York Yankees know that. They were his team for the last two years. But now, the southpaw is set to test free agency. Yet, there is a feeling that it may not be the best of times for him to enter the free agent market. Sure, there aren’t too many top arms out there, but teams usually like safer bets to stay healthy when they are going to splash the cash. Between his age (32,) his extensive injury history, the fact that he showed diminished...
    SAN ANTONIO – If you’re looking for a fun, socially-distanced outing in San Antonio, then get ready to explore Market Square and take part in the city’s free scavenger hunt! The scavenger hunt kicked off Thursday and runs through Nov. 30. The event is sponsored by the Center City Development and Operations Department and prizes will be drawn Dec. 1. City officials said the scavenger hunt will encourage people to “visit Market Square to answer trivia questions while safely social distancing and learning more about the history and culture of San Antonio.” If you take part in the scavenger hunt, you are asked to wear a face mask and practice social distancing of six feet or more from other participants. Those who score the highest in the hunt will be entered into a drawing with the chance to win one of five prize packs that are valued over $200, city...
    DJ LeMahieu became one of the best hitters in the majors, won a batting title this season and has a chance to do something no Yankee has done since 2007: win an MVP. LeMahieu is among three finalists for the award that will be announced Thursday. White Sox slugger Jose Abreu is considered the favorite, ahead of LeMahieu and the Indians’ Jose Ramirez. Alex Rodriguez last won the award with the Yankees 13 years ago. LeMahieu, who hit the open market by rejecting the Yankees’ qualifying offer of $18.9 million, easily could have been the front-runner for the award if he didn’t miss two weeks with a sprained left thumb in mid-August. Before he suffered the injury on Aug. 15, LeMahieu was hitting .429. He still ended the 60-game regular season with an AL-best .364 average and an OPS of 1.011, a higher number than Abreu or Martinez. And the...
    DJ LeMahieu became one of the best hitters in the majors, won a batting title this season and has a chance to do something no Yankee has done since 2007: win an MVP. LeMahieu is among three finalists for the award that will be announced Thursday. White Sox slugger Jose Abreu is considered the favorite, ahead of LeMahieu and the Indians’ Jose Ramirez. Alex Rodriguez last won the award with the Yankees 13 years ago. LeMahieu, who hit the open market by rejecting the Yankees’ qualifying offer of $18.9 million, easily could have been the front-runner for the award if he didn’t miss two weeks with a sprained left thumb in mid-August. Before he suffered the injury on Aug. 15, LeMahieu was hitting .429. He still ended the 60-game regular season with an AL-best .364 average and an OPS of 1.011, a higher number than Abreu or Martinez. And the...
    As pundits parse the lessons from this year's contentious election, Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., isn't saying no to a possible run for the White House in 2024. Rubio lost to President Trump in his 2016 bid to secure the Republican nomination to run for president. On Tuesday he said that Trump would likely clear the field again if he needed to run for a comeback second term in 2024. RUBIO, DEFEATED IN 2016 PRESIDENTIAL BID, SAYS TRUMP WOULD BE FRONTRUNNER IN 2024 However, speaking to Axios, Rubio said the GOP base is shifting, and as a result, the party needs to re-establish its focus on working-class voters and veer away from touting big business.  "The future of the party is based on a multiethnic, multiracial working-class coalition," Rubio told the news outlet.  Rubio said Republicans support of the free market should reconfigure to recognize that "the free market exists to serve our people. Our...
    If it’s up to Sandy Alderson — and Steve Cohen’s checkbook — the Mets could have three straight NL Cy Young Award winners in their rotation next season. Hours after new owner Steve Cohen vowed to use his estimated $14 billion net worth to finally give the Mets a budget that reflects a big market team, Sandy Alderson discussed his interest in potentially signing Trevor Bauer, the Cy Young favorite and top free-agent pitcher available this offseason. While Bauer — who posted a league-low 1.73 ERA this season — would undoubtedly strengthen the rotation headed by Jacob deGrom, who won Cy Youngs in 2018 and 2019, the Mets president also said he believes the outspoken 29-year-old’s personality would play well in Queens, too. “I actually think Bauer would be a great personality in New York,” Alderson said on WFAN. “[He’s] the kind of guy that fans would endorse. We’re in...
    The race for Charlie Morton is on. Trevor Bauer may be the big pitching prize of the offseason, but Morton, the dependable soon-to-be 37-year-old right-hander, has already drawn interest from eight to 10 teams, according to MLB.com. The Mets and Yankees could be possible landing spots for Morton, who entered the free-agent market shortly after the World Series when the Rays declined his $15 million option. The Connecticut product could still end up back with the Rays — which “appears to be Morton’s first choice, MLB.com reported — but he could be out of their price range. “If he’s willing to leave Tampa [Bay], there should be a good market for him on a short deal,” an American League executive told the website. Left-hander Robbie Ray became the first free-agent signing over the weekend when he inked a one-year, $8 million deal with the Blue Jays. He is eight years...
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    The race for Charlie Morton is on. Trevor Bauer may be the big pitching prize of the offseason, but Morton, the dependable soon-to-be 37-year-old right-hander, has already drawn interest from eight to 10 teams, according to MLB.com. The Mets and Yankees could be possible landing spots for Morton, who entered the free-agent market shortly after the World Series when the Rays declined his $15 million option. The Connecticut product could still end up back with the Rays — which “appears to be Morton’s first choice, MLB.com reported — but he could be out of their price range. “If he’s willing to leave Tampa [Bay], there should be a good market for him on a short deal,” an American League executive told the website. Left-hander Robbie Ray became the first free-agent signing over the weekend when he inked a one-year, $8 million deal with the Blue Jays. He is eight years...
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