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    For the past few months, the UFC lightweight title has been in a state of turmoil. Champion Khabib Nurmagomedov retired from the sport last November, however the UFC president, Dana White has yet to vacate the title and continues to try to lure Nurmagomedov for one last fight. So far his efforts have proved futile, and meanwhile, the lightweight division continues to huddle with contenders seeking a shot at the 155-pound gold. Dustin Poirier, Michael Chandler, Justin Gaethje and Charles Oliveira have a legitimate right to fight for the lightweight title. But according to UFC commentator Joe Rogan, one of those men stands out above the rest for him. In December, Oliveira won a unanimous decision over former interim lightweight champion Tony Ferguson in a fight that was not completely competitive. It was a coming-out party for Oliveira, who is now on an eight straight win streak at lightweight,...
    Madison Summers February 23, 2021 0 Comments Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-Ill.) says a letter from his family members slamming him that came to light shows the real “division” over views. Kinzinger was sent a scorching letter from 11 family members blasting him over his support to remove former President Donald Trump after the Jan. 6 Capitol riot. They said he was working with “the devil’s army.” Kinzinger said during Monday night’s interview with CNN’s Chris Cuomo, “I’m glad the letter came out because I think that people need to see — if you haven’t experienced that division in your family, this is the best example of it.” He added, “So look, I hold nothing against them. I mean, maybe someday I’ll have to look back… but I don’t feel it right now. I just have no desire really to reach out and repair it, that’s up to them.” Watch Kinzinger’s interview below:...
    Beneil Dariush wants to clean out the UFC’s lightweight division By: Daniel Cunningham February 18, 2021 ShareTweetFlipRedditOne of the best lightweights in the UFC who is still flying under the radar is Beneil Dariush (20-4-1). Dariush has been with the promotion for over seven years and he’s currently on the best stretch of his career. He fought just a couple of weeks ago at UFC Vegas 18. That night, Dariush won a decision over Diego Ferreira. This was actually the second time that the two men had fought and Dariush won both matchups. After the win, Dariush has now won six fights in a row in the lightweight division. The win also vaulted Dariush into the UFC‘s top ten at number nine. After the fight was over, Dariush expressed a little frustration with his lack of top opponents. With his current...
    Through a statement published on its website, Sennheiser reported that it is willing to sell its consumer audio division. That is, everything related to technologies, headphones and other sound devices aimed at normal consumers. Obviously, this is an unexpected announcement that, in the event of finding an interested party willing to buy the business, could change the course of a sector that has been widely competitive for decades. According to Sennheiser, his intention is focus entirely on the professional audio business. This encompasses not only products for professionals in audio production, but also Neumann microphones and devices for business-focused communications. Sennheiser clarifies, yes, that it still sees a lot of potential in its consumer products. However, they consider that an investor could boost the business in a sector with too much competition. “In order to better exploit the potential in each of these markets, we are focusing our own resources...
    UFC welterweight challenger, Gilbert Burns, suffered his first loss in the division after he fell to Kamaru Usman at UFC 258. Burns was finished in the third round of the contest after being stunned towards the end of round 2. Kamaru Usman retained his title by displaying an unmatched sense of grit and an elevated level of striking prowess. Gilbert Burns was effective with his striking early on and went on the stun his former teammate and champion. However, ‘The Nigerian Nightmare’ came back strong and thrust forth a lethal jab to scalp heavy damage on Burns. The tide had comprehensively shifted towards Usman and he ended up finishing the job on the ground after dropping Burns with a switch jab. Also Read: Bruce Buffer Brushes Away Retirement Talk at 25th Anniversary Gilbert Burns speaks out on his UFC 258 loss The Brazilian title challenger took to social media and...
    New York : Rihanna. Photo: Christopher Polk / . Singer Rihanna has been forced to significantly reduce the scope of its popular brand Fenty, which sells cosmetics, lingerie and, until this week, a line of luxury garments that, logically, combined sophisticated designs and high prices. As can be seen from the statement issued by the interpreter and the multinational LVMH, the business group that distributed the aforementioned clothing collections and which, in addition, is the parent company of such prestigious firms as Louis Vuitton, Givenchy, Loewe and Dior, the activity of Fenty in this niche of the market has had to be suspended due to the serious crisis that the sector is going through due to, among other factors, the coronavirus pandemic. “Rihanna and LVMH have jointly made the decision to put Fenty’s activity on the European continent on hold, pending the improvement of market...
    Representative Adam Kinzinger (R-IL) Monday on MSNBC’s “Live” said he is launching a political action committee (PAC) to challenge leadership in the Republican Party still aligned with the former president Donald Trump because the GOP has to stop “trying to appeal more to the Proud Boys than to suburban moms.” Kinzinger said, “We have peddled for too long in just darkness and division, and it has just created an untenable situation like we have all seen.” He continued, “We just have to look at where the Republican Party has come from. The party that freed the slaves, the party that fought for women’s suffrage, the party that took down communism and had really a clear-eyed view of the future of the country and about what conservatism can do about giving opportunity to a kid born in the inner city same as a kid born in the suburbs. The problem is lately, all...
    Derek Carty, creator of The BAT projection system, tweeted he forecasts four teams winning 90 or more games in 2021 — the Dodgers, Yankees, Padres and Mets. I won’t have any projections for a few more weeks, but Carty’s numbers are very good, and I don’t disagree with him. BetMGM, FanDuel and DraftKings have MLB division odds up, and though everyone is getting ready for the Super Bowl, betting college basketball or the NHL or buying GameStop stock, I am going to make a few MLB divisional bets. NL East: Mets 2/1 (DraftKings) The NL East features four respectable, competitive teams and the Miami Marlins. The Phillies are a tempting long shot to win the division at 7/1, but I also think the Mets are close to a 90-win team with or without Trevor Bauer. I’m betting the Mets at 2/1 to win the NL East, risking one unit. I...
    The Copa del Rey This Friday he will know the pairings of the knockout stages of the KO competition, which has already left clubs like Real Madrid or Atlético, among others, on the road. Again, this round’s playoffs They will be resolved as a single match and in the field of the lower category rival, being drawn if two teams from the First Division face each other. It will be like this until the semifinals, a tie in which there will already be a round trip. The draw for the round of 16 will start at 1:00 p.m. at the headquarters of the Royal Spanish Football Federation, in the Ciudad de Fútbol of Las Rozas. It will be broadcast on the usual RFEF channels with live streaming on its YouTube channel. In addition, the draw for the Copa del Rey can be followed minute by minute on the website of...
    It is a flagship of the Grasse economy. Founded in 1950, the Robertet group is the city’s largest employer with 900 employees out of the 2,000 it has in total. In 2019, he posted a turnover of 556 million euros. Its core business is botanical ingredients for aromas and fragrances, with expertise that comes in three areas, as described by Thomas Ughetto, director of the group’s Health and beauty division: “ There is first of all the sourcing, since we want to have maximum control over the plants and flowers from which our extracts come. Then comes the extraction, carried out in our factories, then the analysis and compliance which are done internally. “. At the start of the 2010s, the group’s ambition was to broaden its field of expertise and for that purpose created the Health and beauty division. ” The goal was to start from natural products...
    By Romina Lugo – PUBLISHED ON 01/17/2021 AT 03:58 During the broadcast of Impact Wrestling Hard To Kill 2021 through FITE TV, Manik retained the X-Division Championship after defeating Rohit Raju and Chris Bey in a triple threat match. In the final minutes of the fight, Rohit took Manik to perform a Powerbomb against the cornerback and returned to the ring to wrestle the mask. He managed to get it removed and revealed to TJP with face paint. The three rivals continued to fumble in the corner and Manik applied a Hurracarrana followed by the GTS to Raju. The champion applied a Tombstone Piledriver to Bey and received a DDT from Rohit. This fast exchange allowed Manik to land a DDT followed by the Crucifix Bomb and Mambo Splash but Rohit applied a Punt Kick on the champion. He applied a Stomp on Chris Bey and trapped Manik in...
    CONOR McGREGOR called for a Nate Diaz trilogy fight for the UFC lightweight title as he plans to 'tear through the division'. The rivals had a pair of thrillers up at welterweight in 2016, leaving them tied at one apiece. 6Conor McGregor has called for a Nate Diaz trilogy Credit: Instagram @thenotoriousmma 6Nate Diaz is in line for a return to lightweight FREE BETS: GET OVER £2,000 IN SIGN UP OFFERS HERE After his rematch win, McGregor moved up to lightweight, winning the title, before then losing his boxing debut to Floyd Mayweather in 2017. All while Diaz took a three year hiatus before returning to win against Anthony Pettis but then lost to Jorge Masvidal, all at 170lb. UFC president Dana White is now preparing to bring the veteran back down to lightweight, and McGregor would welcome their decider at 155lb. He told The...
    Los Angeles Clippers (8-4, second in the Western Conference) vs. Sacramento Kings (5-7, 12th in the Western Conference) Sacramento; Friday, 10 p.m. EST BOTTOM LINE: Los Angeles faces Sacramento for a Pacific Division matchup Friday. Sacramento finished 8-5 in Pacific Division action and 16-19 at home in the 2019-20 season. The Kings averaged 110.1 points per game while allowing opponents to score 112.1 last season. Los Angeles went 49-23 overall and 32-16 in Western Conference games during the 2019-20 season. The Clippers averaged 116.3 points per game while allowing opponents to score 109.9 last season. The teams match up Friday for the first time this season. INJURIES: Kings: DaQuan Jeffries: out (left ankle). Clippers: None listed. ___ The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar. Copyright © 2021 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, written or...
    Milwaukee Bucks (7-4, second in the Eastern Conference) vs. Detroit Pistons (2-8, 15th in the Eastern Conference) Detroit; Wednesday, 7 p.m. EST BOTTOM LINE: Milwaukee travels to Detroit for a Central Division matchup. Detroit finished 20-46 overall and 5-10 in Central Division action in the 2019-20 season. The Pistons averaged 107.2 points per game last season, 16.6 on free throws and 35.9 from 3-point range. Milwaukee went 13-1 in Central Division play and 26-12 on the road a season ago. The Bucks gave up 108.6 points per game while committing 19.6 fouls last season. Detroit and Milwaukee square off for the third time this season. The Bucks won the last meeting 130-115 on Jan. 6. Giannis Antetokounmpo led Milwaukee to the win with 25 points, eight rebounds and four assists. INJURIES: Pistons: Killian Hayes: out (hip), Derrick Rose: day to day (knee). Bucks: Torrey Craig: out (nose). ___ The Associated...
    CHRIS EUBANK JR wants to face 'all the champions' of the middleweight division after signing a promotional deal with Sauerland. Eubank Jr has not been seen in the ring since beating Matt Korobov inside two rounds on his US debut in December 2019. 2Chris Eubank Jr is the WBA interim championCredit: EPA The WBA interim champion is currently training on the other side of the pond with boxing legend Roy Jones Jr. And he has set his sights on bouts with the top names of the 160lbs category. Eubank Jr said: "I'm thrilled to have signed a promotional deal with Team Sauerland. "I look forward to working with such a historic stable that has created so many legends in the sport over so many years. "I look forward to the big fights that I crave. I've spent the last 12 months in the gym and I feel better than ever....
    Are the New York Mets now the favorites to win the NL East? By: Andres Chavez January 9, 2021 ShareTweetFlipRedditThe offseason is far from over. Dozens of free agents, lots of them of the high-profile variety, are still without a team. However, with all the moves the New York Mets have been able to pull off, it is fair to wonder: have they done enough to be considered the favorites to win the National League East division title? In the shortened 2020 campaign, the New York Mets finished with a 26-34 record in 60 games, tied with the Washington Nationals in the last place of the division. The Atlanta Braves took the honors with a 35-25 balance, the Marlins were four games back, and the Philadelphia Phillies were seven games behind. Both the Mets and the Nats were nine games out of first...
    Cleveland Cavaliers (5-4, seventh in the Eastern Conference) vs. Milwaukee Bucks (5-4, sixth in the Eastern Conference) Milwaukee; Saturday, 8 p.m. EST BOTTOM LINE: Central Division opponents Milwaukee and Cleveland meet. Milwaukee went 13-1 in Central Division play and 30-5 at home during the 2019-20 season. The Bucks averaged 16.6 points off of turnovers, 12.3 second chance points and 40 bench points last season. Cleveland finished 19-46 overall and 12-32 in Eastern Conference play a season ago. The Cavaliers averaged 106.9 points per game last season, 15.1 on free throws and 33.5 from beyond the arc. The teams meet Saturday for the first time this season. INJURIES: Bucks: Sam Merrill: day to day (left ankle), Torrey Craig: out (nose), Pat Connaughton: out (groin). Cavaliers: Dylan Windler: out (wrist), Collin Sexton: day to day (ankle), Darius Garland: out (right shoulder), Matthew Dellavedova: out (concussion), Kevin Porter Jr.: out (personal), Dante Exum:...
    Boston Celtics (4-3, sixth in the Eastern Conference) vs. Toronto Raptors (1-4, 14th in the Eastern Conference) Tampa; Monday, 7:30 p.m. EST LINE: Raptors -3; over/under is 215 BOTTOM LINE: Boston faces Toronto for an Atlantic Division matchup. Toronto finished 53-19 overall and 9-5 in Atlantic Division play during the 2019-20 season. The Raptors averaged 112.8 points per game last season, 18.5 from the free throw line and 41.5 from deep. Boston finished 48-24 overall and 9-6 in Atlantic Division action during the 2019-20 season. The Celtics averaged 8.3 steals, 5.6 blocks and 13.8 turnovers per game last season. The teams meet Monday for the first time this season. INJURIES: Raptors: Patrick McCaw: out (knee). Celtics: Jeff Teague: day to day (ankle), Romeo Langford: out (right wrist), Javonte Green: out (health and safety protocols), Kemba Walker: out (left knee). ___ The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by...
    Jon Jones took to Twitter and had some interesting things to say about his move to the UFC’s heavyweight division. Jones relinquished his 205-pound title in 2020 and announced that he would finally be making his way to heavyweight. In the wake of his decision, Jan Blachowicz picked up the 205-pound strap when he KOed Dominick Reyes in their fight. Fans have been speculating about the exact reasons that prompted Jones to finally make his move to a new division. ‘Bones’ has been the figurehead at light heavyweight ever since he became the youngest undisputed champion in the organization. As far as Jones is concerned though, it seems like there’s no need for any more speculation as he laid it on the line. Jones’ sarcasm fuelled explanation is exactly what fans and pundits have come to expect from the Twitter-savvy fighter. He’s extremely vocal about the path he’s decided to...
    Zibanejad to miss the start of the New York Rangers training camp By: Jim Bay January 2, 2021 ShareTweetFlipRedditThe day before the New York Rangers will start training camp, General Manager Jeff Gorton and President John Davidson addressed the media to bring everyone up to date on the current status of the Blueshirts. Among the information that was shared, Gorton revealed that all of the training camp participants are in New York, but it was also mentioned that Mika Zibanejad will not practice when the Rangers begin their on-ice sessions Monday and is day-to-day. Gorton also said forward Justin Richards and goalie Keith Kinkaid will also not be available Monday and are day-to-day. Zibanejad led the Rangers with 41 goals last season, an NHL-career-high, and scored 75 points in 57 games to help New York advance to the Stanley Cup Qualifiers....
    As the calendar turns to 2021, the NFL is experiencing pretty much what it covets. Try two division races, and five wild-card berths out of six still undecided. Not to go unnoticed, naturally, is that the league is about to finish an entire schedule on time, with a few postponements but not nearly the disruptions plaguing the other major sports organizations in 2020. The focus in Week 17 will range from coast to coast. Miami, Baltimore, Cleveland, Tennessee and Indianapolis are chasing postseason qualification in the AFC, while the Cardinals, Rams, Bears, Giants, Cowboys and Washington seek NFC spots. AFC SOUTH Both contenders for this division face NFL tailenders. The Titans have everything in their control, while the Colts need assistance. Tennessee (10-5) at Houston (4-11) “It doesn’t get any more clear than it is for us right now,” Titans quarterback Ryan Tanneill says. “We win this game, find...
    By BARRY WILNER, AP Pro Football Writer As the calendar turns to 2021, the NFL is experiencing pretty much what it covets. Try two division races, and five wild-card berths out of six still undecided. Not to go unnoticed, naturally, is that the league is about to finish an entire schedule on time, with a few postponements but not nearly the disruptions plaguing the other major sports organizations in 2020. The focus in Week 17 will range from coast to coast. Miami, Baltimore, Cleveland, Tennessee and Indianapolis are chasing postseason qualification in the AFC, while the Cardinals, Rams, Bears, Giants, Cowboys and Washington seek NFC spots. AFC SOUTH Both contenders for this division face NFL tailenders. The Titans have everything in their control, while the Colts need assistance. Tennessee (10-5) at Houston (4-11) “It doesn’t get any more clear than it is for us right now,” Titans quarterback Ryan Tanneill...
    Toronto Raptors (0-2, 13th in the Eastern Conference) vs. Philadelphia 76ers (2-1, fifth in the Eastern Conference) Philadelphia; Tuesday, 7 p.m. EST BOTTOM LINE: Toronto heads to Philadelphia for an Atlantic Division matchup Tuesday. Philadelphia finished 43-30 overall and 11-5 in Atlantic Division action during the 2019-20 season. The 76ers averaged 110.7 points per game while allowing opponents to score 108.4 last season. Toronto went 9-5 in Atlantic Division games and 27-9 on the road during the 2019-20 season. The Raptors averaged 112.8 points per game last season, 46.8 in the paint, 19.5 off of turnovers and 18.8 on fast breaks. The teams meet Tuesday for the first time this season. INJURIES: 76ers: None listed. Raptors: Patrick McCaw: out (knee). ___ The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar. Copyright © 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be...
    Utah Jazz (1-1, eighth in the Western Conference) vs. Oklahoma City Thunder (1-0, fifth in the Western Conference) Oklahoma City; Monday, 8 p.m. EST BOTTOM LINE: Oklahoma City faces Utah in a matchup of Northwest Division teams. Oklahoma City went 44-28 overall and 8-5 in Northwest Division action in the 2019-20 season. The Thunder allowed opponents to score 108.4 points per game and shoot 45.5% from the field last season. Utah went 44-28 overall and 24-21 in Western Conference play a season ago. The Jazz averaged 111.3 points per game last season, 17.8 on free throws and 40.1 from deep. The teams meet Monday for the first time this season. INJURIES: Thunder: Ty Jerome: day to day (left ankle), Trevor Ariza: out (personal). Jazz: None listed. ___ The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar. Copyright © 2020 The Associated Press. All rights...
    Getty The UFC is back in mid-January with some of the biggest names in the sport, including Conor McGregor and Khamzat Chimaev, and should the two see each other on Fight Island, “something will definitely happen,” Chimaev recently joked. “Notorious,” who is ranked No. 5 in the lightweight division, is set to headline UFC 257 on January 23, 2021, against No. 2 ranked Dustin Poirier. Three days prior to the bout, on January 20, Chimaev will headline his first UFC card. “Borz” is ranked in the top-15 of the welterweight division and has the opportunity to catapult himself into title contention as he is scheduled to fight No. 3 ranked Leon Edwards at UFC Fight Night 185. GettyKhamzat Chimaev & Conor McGregor Both events will take place on Yas Island in Abu Dhabi, UAE, and there’s a chance the McGregor and Chimaev will cross paths. The...
    Cleveland Cavaliers (1-0, fifth in the Eastern Conference) vs. Detroit Pistons (0-1, 14th in the Eastern Conference) Detroit; Saturday, 7 p.m. EST BOTTOM LINE: Detroit plays Cleveland in a matchup of Central Division squads. Detroit went 20-46 overall and 5-10 in Central Division action during the 2019-20 season. The Pistons shot 45.9% from the field and 36.7% from 3-point range last season. Cleveland went 19-46 overall and 12-32 in Eastern Conference action a season ago. The Cavaliers averaged 106.9 points per game last season, 15.1 on free throws and 33.5 from beyond the arc. The teams match up Saturday for the first time this season. INJURIES: Pistons: Deividas Sirvydis: out (not with team). Cavaliers: Dylan Windler: out (wrist), Matthew Dellavedova: out (concussion), Kevin Porter Jr.: out (personal), Dante Exum: out (hip), Kevin Love: out (calf). ___ The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data...
    Indiana Pacers (1-0, first in the Eastern Conference) vs. Chicago Bulls (0-1, 13th in the Eastern Conference) Chicago; Saturday, 8 p.m. EST BOTTOM LINE: Indiana travels to Chicago for a Central Division matchup Saturday. Chicago went 7-9 in Central Division games and 14-20 at home during the 2019-20 season. The Bulls averaged 106.8 points per game while allowing opponents to score 109.9 last season. Indiana went 45-28 overall and 8-7 in Central Division action in the 2019-20 season. The Pacers averaged 109.4 points per game last season, 49.3 in the paint, 17.3 off of turnovers and 12.8 on fast breaks. The matchup Saturday is the first meeting of the season for the two teams. INJURIES: Bulls: Thaddeus Young: out (leg). Pacers: Brian Bowen II: out (groin), Goga Bitadze: out (right ankle), Jeremy Lamb: out (knee). ___ The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data...
    DENVER (CBS4) – If you’ve been looking forward to watching the Colorado Avalanche in person, you will have to wait a little longer. The team announced Monday they will not host fans to begin the season. In a statement posted to their social media channels, the team said the decision was made “due to current state and local guidelines.” An update regarding home games at @BallArenaDenver #GoAvsGo pic.twitter.com/rmAvo6Kp9A — Colorado Avalanche (@Avalanche) December 21, 2020 Ticket holders will be notified immediately of changes in the ability to host fans in person for games. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)   On Sunday, a temporary division realignment was announced that will have the Avalanche playing in an 8-yeam West Division. The Anaheim Ducks, Arizona Coyotes, Los Angeles Kings, Minnesota Wild, San Jose Sharks, St. Louis Blues, and Vegas Golden Knights comprise the rest of the temporary division. The Avalanche begin their abbreviated...
    If Biden halts border wall project, U.S. would save $2.6 billion, Pentagon estimates show Fauci tells Americans not to see their kids for Christmas Kayla Harrison proud of Claressa Shields for making transition to MMA: Skys the limit for her Kayla Harrison is excited to have Claressa Shields as part of the PFL roster. © Provided by MMAJunkie Shields, a boxing champion and two-time Olympic gold medalist, signed a deal with PFL last month and is in the process of making the transition to MMA while also continuing with her boxing career. To start, the 25-year-old Shields will take one-off fights at lightweight instead of taking part in the PFL’s 2021 season. Though it’s still early to be linking Shields to a potential fight with Harrison, the 2019 PFL women’s lightweight champion is happy to have the addition of a fellow double Olympic gold medalist to a division that...
    New York Giants in tight race to win the division with Washington Football Team By: Anthony Rivardo December 8, 2020 ShareTweetFlipRedditThe New York Giants, for a short while, sat alone in first place in the NFC East. After a clutch, statement victory over the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday, New York improved its record to 5-7, moving into first place in their division. It looked like New York would hold onto that position, as the 4-7 Washington Football Team was scheduled to play the 11-0 Pittsburgh Steelers on Monday night. However, Washington earned a statement victory of its own on Monday, improving to 5-7 and tying the Giants for first place in the division. The Giants, of course, have the head-to-head tie-breaker over Washington. The division rivals already played their two scheduled contests in 2020, with the Giants coming out with the victory in...
    SEATTLE (AP) — If anyone can relate to the situation currently facing the New York Giants, it’s Pete Carroll. A decade ago, Carroll was in his first season in Seattle. And for the entirety of that season, the NFC West was an ongoing punchline because of its futility that ended with the Seahawks winning the division title with a losing record. It sounds awfully familiar to the NFC East this year, which the Giants currently lead at 4-7 heading into Sunday’s matchup against the NFC West-leading Seahawks. “There were disparaging comments and people appalled at the thought that a team with a losing record would be in the playoffs, which I thought was hilarious at the time,” Carroll said. “But, you’re in your own division, you got to win your own division, and that means you got to have a better record than the rest of the...
    Time is running out for the New York Rangers to start a season on January 1 By: Jim Bay November 27, 2020 ShareTweetFlipRedditThe NHL and the New York Rangers are running out of time to start the season on January 1 as previously planned, with a variety of COVID-19 problems standing in the way. There is uncertainty on many fronts. With virus cases surging across North America and the reality that there will be a bigger revenue shortfall than owners originally feared, questions have arisen about amending the current CBA agreement, which has put the start of the season in jeopardy. Hearing that NHLPA executive director Donald Fehr and NHL commissioner Gary Bettman havent spoken since last Thursday. Which speaks to how the players feel regarding the NHLs salary deferral/escrow asks. Still time to salvage this, however. I think next week...
    We’re past the halfway mark in the abbreviated regular season, and the relevant number in the Pac-12 is two: The conference is averaging two canceled games per week. Drumroll, please (or maybe ‘Taps’). COVID-19 impacted team in italics. Week One: Washington at Cal and Arizona at Utah Week Two: Cal at Arizona State and Utah at UCLA Week Three: Arizona State at Colorado and Washington State at Stanford Week Four: Washington at WSU and Utah at Arizona State Now, two games have been added to the schedule (Cal at UCLA and Utah at Washington), leaving the conference with a net of six games lost over four weeks. That’s an average of 1.5 game lost per week. Which means 4.5 games are played per week. Why does that matter? Because in order to be eligible for the division title, teams must play a certain number of games — and that number...
    President-elect Joe Biden delivered an upbeat Thanksgiving address Wednesday just minutes after President Donald Trump wrapped up a call into a Pennsylvania hearing, where he, again, contested the election results.  Biden said he believed 'this grim season of division and demonization will give way to a year of light and unity' and he talked about love and what to be thankful for after nearly all of 2020 was overwhelmed by the COVID-19 crisis.  'We don't talk about love too much in our politics,' the president-elect said. 'The public arena is too loud, too angry, too heated. To love our neighbors as ourselves is a radical act, yet it’s what we’re called to do.'   President-elect Joe Biden gave a Thanksgiving address Wednesday where he talked about love and sacrificing the holiday for the good of others, as coronavirus cases increase   THANKSGIVING GROUP: The president-elect (center left) said he'd be...
    What does Jennifer Maia have to do at UFC 255 to pull the upset? By: Daniel Cunningham November 19, 2020 ShareTweetFlipRedditSaturday night at UFC 255, Jennifer Maia (18-6-1) has the biggest opportunity of her career in front of her. She will be taking on the undisputed queen of the flyweight division in Valentina Shevchenko (19-3). Shevchenko is one of the very best fighters in the world. Two of her three career losses have come to UFC two-division champion, Amanda Nunes. However, many people believe that Shevchenko won the second matchup with Nunes. The UFC created the flyweight division and she has reigned supreme at 125 pounds. Shevchenko hasn’t even been challenged really at flyweight. She is the total package and is a matchup nightmare for anyone in the division. For that reason, Jennifer Maia is a massive underdog on Saturday evening....
    Conor McGregor was perhaps the first fighter in the UFC that transcended the sport. He became one of the most well-known athletes all around the world and brought a lot of attention to the promotion. There has never been a figure in MMA as polarizing as Conor McGregor  ‘The Notorious‘ entered the promotion as a two-division champion in Cage Warriors. The Irish superstar had made his intentions very clear from day one. He wanted to replicate what he did in his previous promotion in the UFC as well.  He wanted to become the first person to hold two belts in the UFC at the same time. At UFC 205 Conor McGregor did exactly that.  Read: “I Should’ve went for that treble”- Conor McGregor trolls Tyron Woodley over welterweight division title  Conor McGregor continues to break records four years on from UFC 205  Conor McGregor took to Twitter to celebrate the...
    Climate Point: Biden-Harris win sparks hope for climate action Why are some Hong Kong democracy activists supporting Trump’s bid to cling to power? The Ivy League has canceled its winter sports season, the first Division I conference to do so Back in March, the Ivy League’s cancellation of their men’s and women’s conference basketball tournaments was one of the first dominoes to fall in COVID-19 sports shutdowns. Now, the league has become the first Division I conference to cancel their winter sports season. The conference already announced in July that they were moving their fall sports to the spring (and unlike the Big Ten and the Pac-12, they didn’t later reverse that decision), but now they’ve axed their winter sports as well, including men’s and women’s basketball. Here’s the conference statement: © Provided by The Comeback The Ivy League logo. With the health & wellbeing of student-athletes & the...
    Attorney General Bill Barr and Donald Trump. To say the Civil Rights Division at the Department of Justice is about pivot under the leadership of President-elect Joe Biden is an understatement. The beleaguered division is about to go through a dramatic overhaul after suffering through four years of Donald Trump's white supremacy agenda.  Enforcing anti-discrimination laws in housing, education, and the workplace will once again be at the forefront of the division's priorities. According to Bloomberg News, the agenda will also include a push toward better local policing after a succession of instances over the past several years in which people of color have died at the hands of police, sparking protests and unrest. Specifically, the division will likely return to reviewing local police departments for discriminatory practices that perpetuate systemic racism, an initiative that was entirely abandoned under Trump. “This will be an even bigger pivot because of what...
    Getty Chris Paul of the Oklahoma City Thunder is pressured by Deandre Ayton of the Phoenix Suns. There’s been some scuttlebutt about the Los Angeles Lakers making a move for veteran Oklahoma City point guard Chris Paul. However, the Phoenix Suns could swoop in and strike a deal for him instead, according to a new report. The Suns have had talks with the Thunder about acquiring Paul — a 10-time all-star — per Brian Windhorst and Tim Bontemps of ESPN. The duo reported that while there have been talks gaining traction, no deal is imminent — yet. The Phoenix Suns have had discussions about acquiring Chris Paul from the OKC Thunder, sources tell me & @TimBontemps. Story forthcoming. — Brian Windhorst (@WindhorstESPN) November 11, 2020 The Suns make a lot of sense to be Paul’s new home. Not only do they have the cap space to make...
    With two wins over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers this season, the New Orleans Saints are well on their way to winning the NFC South. The New Orleans Saints are in a perfect position to roll to their third straight NFC South division title. The Buccaneers will have to hope New Orleans trips up somewhere along the way because their likelihood of following up this devastating loss with a bunch of wins is not great. They have a road battle with the Panthers in the division followed by games against the Rams, Chiefs and Vikings. Even if they take care of business against Carolina and Minnesota, Los Angeles and Kansas City will not be easy to overcome. More pressing is the concern that the Buccaneers are moving in the wrong direction. They narrowly survived a challenge from the Giants last week only to get spanked by the Saints this week. That’s...
    The Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) will stop responding to traffic collisions, and will downsize its homicide and robbery divisions, thanks to new budget cuts championed by Mayor Eric Garcetti in response to demands to “defund the police.” The Los Angeles Times, in an article titled, “LAPD to dramatically downsize special units, focus on patrol as budget cut shrinks force,” reported Saturday: The Los Angeles Police Department in coming months will downsize its specialized units and stop responding in person to traffic collisions and other minor incidents as part of a broad reorganization aimed at preserving patrol and community engagement functions amid new fiscal constraints. Although specific figures weren’t available Friday, the reshuffling will reduce the size of the vaunted but troubled Metropolitan Division, as well as cut the air support, robbery and homicide and gang and narcotics divisions. … [The cuts] also come as homicides and shootings soar to levels...
    President-elect Joe Biden released his first statement with that distinction less than 30 minutes after the major networks called the race in his favor - and will give the victory speech he's been waiting for days to delivery Saturday night in Wilmington.  'I am honored and humbled by the trust the American people have placed in me and in Vice President-elect Harris,' he said.   He pledged to help Americans lower the temperature after four-plus years of President Donald Trump's divisive politics.  'With the campaign over, it’s time to put the anger and the harsh rhetoric behind us and come together as a nation,' he said. 'It’s time for America to unite. And to heal.'    'We are the United States of America. And there’s nothing we can’t do, if we do it together,' Biden said.   President-elect Joe Biden sent out his statement with that distinction and is expected to hold...
    AJ Vicens/Mother Jones For indispensable reporting on the coronavirus crisis, the election, and more, subscribe to the Mother Jones Daily newsletter.Early on Tuesday morning, Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel tweeted about robocalls that seemed to be an attempt to suppress voting in Flint: Getting reports of multiple robocalls going to Flint residents that, due to long lines, they should vote tomorrow. Obviously this is FALSE and an effort to suppress the vote. No long lines and today is the last day to vote. Don’t believe the lies! Have your voice heard! RT PLS. — Dana Nessel (@dananessel) November 3, 2020 Voters at the City of Flint Municipal Center on Tuesday were undeterred and encountered no such lines, although some said they had heard about the texts before arriving. One, who declined to give his name, said he saw reports of the text messages “all over the place. I was...
    Continuing a longstanding Justice Department tradition, Attorney General William P. Barr issued the following statement: “Americans have the opportunity once again to help shape the future of this nation by exercising their right to vote.  It is a right that forms the foundation of our democratic system of government, and is precious to all Americans.  The Department of Justice will work tirelessly alongside other federal, state, and local agencies to protect that right as it is administered by state and local jurisdictions across the nation.” In anticipation of the upcoming general elections, the Department of Justice today provided information about its particular efforts, through the Criminal Division, Civil Rights Division, and National Security Division, to ensure that all qualified voters have the opportunity to cast their ballots and have their votes counted free of discrimination, intimidation, or fraud in the...
    TIRANA, Albania (AP) — The Albanian soccer federation decided Wednesday to end its boycott for all levels below the top division. The start of the season in September did not begin as scheduled after most of the top teams agreed not to play while they asked the government for more financial support. Prime Minister Edi Rama has said that it has already fulfilled most of their requests. The federation has now told all the clubs below the top league to resume this weekend. The Football Professional League, which is comprised of nine of the 10 clubs in the top division, will decide at a meeting of club presidents on Friday whether to resume the championship. The FPL has asked the government to exclude players from income tax for up to 10 years, increasing the period from two years. It also wants to lower the value added tax for all soccer...
    *** The Pac-12 Hotline newsletter is published each Monday-Wednesday-Friday during the college sports season and twice-a-week in the offseason. (Sign up here for a free subscription.) This edition, from Oct. 23, has been made available in archived form. Planning For Chaos The Pac-12 testing program is designed to prevent outbreaks that could lead to disruption of the seven-games-in-seven-weeks season. But officials on the campuses and at the conference office are bracing for games to be postponed or canceled. Let’s say that happens. And let’s say that game is the first one: Arizona State at USC. And let’s say both teams — the preseason favorites in the South — run the table and finish with identical 5-0 records. According to the tiebreaker rules unveiled earlier this week, the division winner would be determined by step No. 5: “Team with the highest College Football Playoff (CFP) ranking.” One problem: The CFP penultimate rankings won’t be...
    There were times, as hard as it is to believe now, when the NFC East was the class of the NFL, the NFC Beast, and you can travel back to the 1990 season, when a 10-0 Giants team swaggered into Veterans Stadium and slinked out 10-1 following a 31-13 Nov. 25 humbling from the Eagles. If you were a New York Giant back then, you incurred the blood-curdling wrath of the Buddy Ryan Eagles and what sounded and looked and felt like all of Philadelphia inside Veterans Stadium. “There was genuine hatred between the teams; I don’t know why,” Mark Bavaro told The Post. “Buddy Ryan just fostered that hatred – – especially of them towards us. We didn’t like HATE them, but they seemed to hate us.” Bavaro was the epitome of toughness, dragging defenders for extra yardage when he wasn’t dragging his battered knees to Gameday sometimes without...
    UFC fighters come in all different shapes and sizes, from the small and ripped to the large and round. Yet some undergo dramatic body transformations to take on certain opponents, change weight divisions or for a title shot. 16Ronda Rousey underwent a serious case of weight gain after her shocking defeat to Holly Holms in 2015Credit: Getty - Contributor Here are some of the most impressive body transformations seen in the UFC. Daniel Cormier Daniel “DC” Cormier is a former Olympic wrestler and is one of the most beloved cage fighters to ever step foot in the Octogon. “DC” first competed in the heavyweight division and packed a beefy frame. 16Daniel Cormier was a beefy heavyweight when he first got started in the UFCCredit: Getty Images - Getty He then dropped down to light heavyweight, showcasing a new leaner frame. Before his last heavyweight fight, Cormier weighed 224 pounds....
    UFC fighters come in all different shapes and sizes, from the small and ripped to the large and round. Yet some undergo dramatic body transformations to take on certain opponents, change weight divisions or for a title shot. 16Ronda Rousey underwent a serious case of weight gain after her shocking defeat to Holly Holms in 2015Credit: Getty - Contributor Here are some of the most impressive body transformations seen in the UFC. Daniel Cormier Daniel “DC” Cormier is a former Olympic wrestler and is one of the most beloved cage fighters to ever step foot in the Octogon. “DC” first competed in the heavyweight division and packed a beefy frame. 16Daniel Cormier was a beefy heavyweight when he first got started in the UFCCredit: Getty Images - Getty He then dropped down to light heavyweight, showcasing a new leaner frame. Before his last heavyweight fight, Cormier weighed 224 pounds....
    Daniel Jones fumbles against the Dallas Cowboys. AP Photo/Michael Ainsworth The NFC East is playing some of the worst football the NFL has ever seen in a single division. Through five weeks, the NFC East has just two wins against opponents outside of the division and an overall record of 4-15-1. If things go from bad to worse in the NFC East, it's possible a 4-12 team could find a way to sneak into the playoffs. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. The term "dumpster fire" has been overused in recent years, but few descriptions are more befitting of the NFC East's current state. The NFL is a league known for parity. In the NFC East, so far this season, it has meant that all four teams are playing at a fairly equal level of absolute mediocrity. This year, the Dallas Cowboys, Philadelphia Eagles, New York Giants,...
    Longmont will soon allow medical marijuana delivery by approved dispensaries, and they don't even have to be located there. Approved unanimously by the Longmont City Council on October 13, the new ordinance allows medical dispensaries to start delivering within the town starting on October 26. But it may take longer before patients will actually see medication being dropped off at their doors. While marijuana stores don't need to be located within Longmont city limits to qualify for this new program, they must be licensed for delivery by the state Marijuana Enforcement Division as well as the City of Longmont. Although there are several medical dispensaries located nearby in unincorporated Boulder County, there is only one licensed medical dispensary, Twin Peaks, in Longmont. Neither Twin Peaks nor those other Boulder County dispensaries have their MED permits yet.Related Stories Debate Over Future of Denver Marijuana Licensing Continues Colorado Towns Considering New Marijuana Businesses Aurora Slowly Opening Up...
    Colorado marijuana regulators have adopted new waste management rules intended to reduce the industry's growing carbon footprint. According to the state Department of Public Health and Environment, 3,650 tons (7.3 million pounds) of marijuana plant waste was produced by the state's pot industry in 2019, and that number would be increased to 7,300 tons by a requirement that unused plant matter and product be mixed with waste such as sawdust, mature compost, bleach, coffee grounds, sand, glass or shredded paper — as long as the marijuana-to-waste ratio is 50/50. Although the state Marijuana Enforcement Division didn't remove or alter the 50/50 requirement as had been discussed at previous meetings, the MED did open up several paths around it in the department's latest round of extensive rule updates, adding new exemptions for biomass recycling and composting methods. According to CDPHE marijuana environmental impact researcher and small business consultant Kaitlin Urso, the new...
    The Colorado Marijuana Enforcement Division has issued a recall of products from AlpinStash, a wholesale recreational marijuana cultivation in Lafayette. According to the October 8 recall, issued in conjunction with the state Department of Public Health and Environment, marijuana grown by AlpinStash was found to have potentially unsafe levels of mold and arsenic, making it Colorado's first marijuana recall ever issued over heavy metals. Heavy metals such as arsenic, nickel, copper, mercury and cadmium can be found found in growing nutrients and fertilizers used to enhance the flavor, yield and potency of marijuana. According to the National Institutes of Health, long-term exposure to heavy metals can lead to liver or kidney damage, abdominal pain, nausea and vomiting, diarrhea, heart abnormalities, a disrupted nervous system, anemia and more. Recalled products should have a cultivation facility license number on their packaging: 403R-00603. Here are the recalled AlpinStash strains and their harvest dates:Related Stories...
    Next1 of 3Prev postUse your ← → (arrows) to browse The Chicago Cubs need to make some major changes. The Chicago Cubs thought that canning Joe Maddon in favor of David Ross would instantly vault them back into the championship picture. While Ross did navigate the Cubs into the postseason, they didn’t do much of anything while they were there. The Cubs’ bats, some of whom are among the biggest names in baseball, fell totally silent against the Miami Marlins, as they were swept in this best-of-three series that saw the underdogs dominate the mighty Cubs at Wrigley Field. Last year, the Marlins lost 105 games. This year, they’ve swept the Cubs and are heading to the NLDS ???? pic.twitter.com/KkQtuoJCvS — SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) October 2, 2020 The Cubs can’t afford to sit on their hands while the rest of the division improves around them if they want to put...
    Duncan Robinson could always shoot the basketball. It just didn’t always seem like he was destined to display his best skill in the NBA Finals — certainly not when he walked onto the Division III Williams College campus in the fall of 2013. But seven years later, Robinson has exceeded any and all expectations — not only making it to the NBA Finals, but also starting. The Heat will rely on their sharpshooter as they attempt to upset LeBron James and the Lakers. But Robinson’s path isn’t as simple as “Division III player-turned-NBA marksman.” A stop at Michigan helped Robinson hone his game. And yet he remains one of the unlikelier players to start an NBA Finals game in recent memory. NBA FINALS: Preview, Predictions for Heat-Lakers Duncan Robinson at Williams College Robinson didn’t garner Division I interest out of high school, taking a post-graduate year before eventually enrolling...
    Washington Emergency Management Division The Starlink satellite internet network that SpaceX is developing has been used in the field by Washington state emergency responders in recent weeks, the first early application of the company's service to be disclosed. Washington's state military, which includes its emergency response division, began employing Starlink user terminals in early August to bring internet service to areas devastated by wildfires. User terminals are the small devices on the ground that connect to the satellites. The emergency division has seven Starlink user terminals, which it is deploying with early success. "I have never set up any tactical satellite equipment that has been as quick to set up, and anywhere near as reliable" as Starlink, Richard Hall, the emergency telecommunications leader of the Washington State Military Department's IT division, told CNBC in an interview Monday.How Washington's using StarlinkStarlink is the name for SpaceX's ambitious plan to build an interconnected internet satellite...
    New York Mets: What would need to happen for the team to pull off the miracle? By: Andres Chavez ShareTweetFlipRedditThe New York Mets won 3-2 against the Washington Nationals on Thursday, to keep their slim playoffs hopes alive. Rookie David Peterson and catcher Robinson Chirinos were the heroes yesterday. Now, the New York Mets can’t afford to make more mistakes if they want to earn the right to play baseball in October. They are currently 26-31 with three games left against the Nats, which is good for the fourth place in the National League East division. The Mets ae within three games of the Miami Marlins (29-28) which are currently in the second spot in the East. However, the Philadelphia Phillies (28-29) are also a direct rival for the postseason. The first two teams in each division qualify. The Atlanta Braves (34-23) are...
    Best Emmy Awards Selfies Throughout the Show’s History 11 Dividend-Paying Stocks You Should Think Twice About Fan pens resignation letter to Falcons after loss to the Cowboys Things are not going swimmingly for head coach Dan Quinn and the Atlanta Falcons. Coming off a disastrous seven-win 2019 campaign, the Falcons find themselves at 0-2 in 2020. © Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports Atlanta Falcons head coach Dan Quinn has two horrible losses on his resume. The latest meltdown came on the road against the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday. Atlanta found itself up 29-10 at halftime after Dallas put up a mistake-filled first two quarters. Leading 39-24 with just over five minutes remaining, Atlanta somehow lost by the score of 40-39. That included a failure to recover an onside kick within the final minute of the fourth quarter. Related: Ranking NFL defenses heading into Week 3  Atlanta has been the butt of...
    Jorge AbizandaFOLLOW Updated: 09/13/2020 5:50 PM Save The Spanish Football Federation will make official this Monday the format of the new Second division B, which this season, for the first time in history, will be made up of 102 teams divided into five groups, which will be divided into two subgroups of ten setsexcept for two of them, which will have eleven clubs. A change in the competition model that has generated many doubts and questions among fans. (The distribution of groups and subgroups) The new Second division B, which in principle will begin on the weekend of October 17 and 18, this season has a special importance because the RFEF a new category will debut in the 2021-22 academic year, whose name will be known this Monday, between Second Division and Second B. The new division, which will become the third echelon...
    NCAA athletes will not be required to practice or play on November 3 to allow them to participate on Election Day.   The NCAA's Division I Council's voted Wednesday to prohibit top-level colleges from organizing athletic activities on the first Tuesday of November, when voting traditionally takes place in the United States.   The legislation was proposed by the Division I Student-Athlete Advisory Committee, and will begin this year. According to the NCAA, this is the first SAAC-proposed legislation since the group was given voting rights at every level of the organization. Many universities were already planning to give student athletes the day off on November 3, including USC, Oregon, Gonzaga, and Georgia Tech, according to ESPN. NCAA President Mark Emmert (pictured) and the Board of Governors 'recognize the important role social engagement has on driving positive societal change,' according to a statement 'The Council unanimously supports this important piece of...
    (CNN)When Congress passed the Civil Rights Act of 1957 63 years ago, legendary Harlem Rep. Adam Clayton Powell Jr. called it "the second emancipation." Kristen ClarkeThe law was the first major civil rights legislation since Reconstruction and helped build the foundational infrastructure for all future civil rights enforcement. Most importantly, it created the civil rights division within the Department of Justice — a division that quickly became a cornerstone for the entire civil rights movement (and the place where I started off my legal career). In the division's earliest days, it prosecuted the case of three civil rights workers murdered in Mississippi in 1964, and helped investigate the assassinations of Martin Luther King, Jr. and Medgar Evers. One of its earliest leaders, John Doar, put his life on the line to single-handedly stop a riot in Jackson, Mississippi, after the assassination of Evers in 1963, and he personally escorted...
    Josh Reddick is feeling the blues this season. The Houston Astros suffered a tough loss Thursday to the Oakland Athletics. The 3-1 defeat put the Astros 6.5 games back in the division with 15 games to play. The A’s took four of five in the series and essentially locked up the American League West. Now the Astros are just fighting to stay in second place and outfielder Josh Reddick expressed how everyone is feeling given the current struggles. It also appears he wants his team to get some sympathy. Josh Reddick: “It’s heartbreaking. Nothing has been going our way. Everything is going the other guys’ way. I think today was very disheartening.” — Brian McTaggart (@brianmctaggart) September 10, 2020 Josh Reddick won’t find many supportersThe Astros entered 2020 as the most hated team in baseball to those outside the fanbase. Not a single player was punished for the sign-stealing scandal...
    We are rapidly approaching the arrival of the 2020 MLB playoffs. And like everything else in this bizarre calendar year, the MLB playoffs will be different in 2020. How much different? Let’s put it this way: The first year Babe Ruth’s Yankees won the World Series (192 3), there were only 16 MLB teams, total. In 2020, 16 MLB teams will make the postseason.  So, yeah. It’s a big damn party and pretty much everyone’s on the guest list. So it’ll be different, but it promises to be as exciting as ever.  Here’s what you need to know. When do the 2020 MLB playoffs start? The final day of the regular season is Sept. 27, with all games set to begin at 3 p.m. ET. It’s the sixth year in a row all teams will play their final game at the final start time.  The opening game of the...
    Now that it’s done, now that the NCAA has granted the University of St. Thomas unprecedented approval to go directly from Division III to Division I, a rumor persists that St. Thomas officials somehow orchestrated all 15 months of drama themselves. No one will speak of this on the record, naturally, but here’s the gist of it: Some folks who follow Minnesota college athletics claim UST planned to go D1 long before the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (MIAC) sought to kick them out. The Tommies cleverly manipulated their exit, the theory goes, to gain sympathy and remain in the NCAA’s good graces. Former Macalester president Brian Rosenberg hinted last December something wasn’t on the up-and-up when told The Mac Weekly, the school’s student newspaper: “The whole narrative of St. Thomas being involuntarily removed from the MIAC is not accurate.”   That was curious, since the MIAC used the phrase “involuntarily removed...
    Jairzinho Rozenstruik is pleased with the fact that Jon Jones is finally paving his step into the heavyweight division. Jones has already been touted to go against some of the biggest names of the roster on his debut. However, nothing has come to terms yet. Meanwhile, Dana White has excluded Jon Jones from the title track for the timing, citing Ngannou as the primary contender. While Francis Ngannou would seemingly go against Stipe Miocic, Jones will register his heavyweight debut in a non-title contest. That said, ‘Biggi Boy’ Rozenstruik wants to train harder for a possible matchup in the future. Jairzinho Rozenstruik vs Jon Jones can be a treat to watch Speaking with MMA Junkie, Rozenstruik has hailed Jon Jones as a “great fighter” and seemed optimistic about seeing the light heavyweight veteran in heavyweight action. That means Rozenstruik and Jones can possibly collide soon. ‘Biggi Boy’ is currently...
    The San Diego Padres are good, but the Los Angeles Dodgers don’t fear them.The Los Angeles Dodgers should have no fear of the San Diego Padres this postseason. At this juncture, we expect both NL West teams to qualify. While the Dodgers have won the NL West seven years in a row, the Padres haven’t reached the postseason since 2006. As two of the three teams in the NL with at least 20 wins already, any postseason picture without both of these clubs firmly in it is one not worth discussing. However, it’s the Dodgers’ year and we know it is. Ample postseason experience is why the Dodgers shouldn’t fear the Padres.Because the Dodgers haven’t clinched the NL West for the eighth season in a row, look for the Boys in Blue to continue to grind until that dream is realized. Though the Atlanta Braves and the Chicago Cubs are...
    Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler (D) denounced President TrumpDonald John TrumpBirx says she's hopeful about coronavirus vaccine but urges people to 'do the right thing today' McGahn argued Kushner's security clearance should be downgraded: book Wisconsin governor urges Trump not to visit Kenosha: 'I am concerned your presence will only hinder our healing' MORE on Sunday after the president attacked his leadership and claimed it was to blame for the escalating unrest in the city.  "It's you who have created the hate and the division," Wheeler said at a news conference. "It's you who have not found a way to say the names of Black people killed by police officers even as people in law enforcement have. And it's you who claimed that White supremacists are good people." "Your campaign of fear is as anti-democratic as anything you've done to create hate and vitriol in our beautiful country," he added.  Wheeler's...
    Neil Magny gave a stellar performance at UFC Vegas 8 as he bested welterweight legend Robbie Lawler in the co-headliner of the night. In a depiction of sheer domination, Magny employed brilliant gameplay and brought on deadly precision and technique to bag a win. In the post-fight interview, he shared his strategy coming into the fight. Magny said: “Initially, my gameplan was to just keep my range. Force him to miss big and counter his shots. Eventually, tie up his arms, really wear him down and make him work. I’m really surprised that he is the one that initiated the takedowns. But once I was able to reverse position and take control, I was alright from there.” “These guys already knew I was here but it’s just getting to the point where they can’t avoid me anymore.” – @NeilMagny talks about defeating Robbie Lawler and the message that he’s sending...
    An ‘unsurvivable storm surge’ Facebook warns that Apples privacy changes will decimate a small part of its advertising business Aleksandar Rakic plans to shock the world again, stake claim as top contender at UFC on ESPN+ 33 LAS VEGAS – Ahead of his first UFC headliner, and first appearance in the “Fight Capital of the World,” Aleksandar Rakic knows exactly what’s at stake at Saturday’s UFC on ESPN+ 33 event. © Provided by MMAJunkie While he’s likely still a bit of an unknown commodity to many American fans, the Austrian light heavyweight plans to change all that this weekend. “Three years ago, I signed a UFC contract, and this was already one of my dreams in my life, and now, another dream came true,” Rakic told MMA Junkie. “I got a main event, and especially in the ‘Fight Capital’ of Las Vegas. I mean, everything is now different because...
    Melania Trump painted her husband’s weaknesses as strengths when she argued for President Donald Trump’s bid for a second term in a speech designed to appeal to female voters. She painted herself as a wife and a mother during her 26-minute remarks, which outlined the reasons women should vote for President Trump in November and addressed the areas where female voters rate him as weak, the coronavirus pandemic and race relations. Melania Trump spoke of motherhood, even as she did not mention the Trumps 14-year-old son Barron by name and said her husband was a man who won’t stop fighting for families. ‘To mothers and parents everywhere, you're warriors. In my husband, you have a president who will not stop fighting for you and your family. I see how hard he works each day and night and despite the attacks from the media, he will not give up. In fact,...
    The Houston Astros might not be in first place in their division, but to think they’re going to miss the playoffs this year is asinine.  It’s a bizarre sight not seeing the Astros at the top of American League West, but they still have a very good chance of making it to the playoffs this year. For one, the playoffs are expanded due to the shortened season. The expanded playoffs means that eight teams make it in from each league rather than the usual five (every division winner plus two Wild Cards). The three division winners are still locks to make it in, but in these expanded playoffs, the second place teams in the division also get their playoff tickets punched.The Astros are in second place and shouldn’t finish any lower than that in the AL West.Let’s just say it — the American League West is atrocious. Only the A’s...
    Vladimir Shishkin KO'd Oscar Riojas on Thursday. Photo by UFC Fight Pass Vladimir Shishkin extended his undefeated record to 11 wins (seven knockouts) with a stoppage win Thursday. The super middleweight prospect beat Oscar Riojas in the ninth round after felling the fighter with a clubbing right hand. Shishkin is being touted for big things. His promoter Dmitriy Salita told Insider recently that he wants to match the Russian against the sport's No.1 fighter Saul "Canelo" Alvarez. Watch Shishkin's knockout win below. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. A boxing prospect being tipped to conquer Saul "Canelo" Alvarez edged closer to the top of the division with a thumping knockout win Thursday. Vladimir Shishkin, 29, extended his unbeaten record to 11 wins (seven knockouts) inside the fabled Kronk Gym in Detroit — a behind-closed doors show organized by Salita Promotions and broadcast on the UFC Fight Pass...
    US coronavirus: New cases are declining, official says, but that could quickly change if people arent careful 5 Things You Didnt Know About Popeyes Chicken Sandwich Scott Coker: With Jon Jones to heavyweight, Bellator has best 205-pound division on the planet UNCASVILLE, Conn. – Bellator president Scott Coker feels good about his promotion’s light heavyweight division. © File Photo File Photo Coker is confident that Bellator now has the best 205-pound weight class in the world after UFC champion Jon Jones decided to vacate his belt and move up to heavyweight earlier this week. With arguably one of the greatest fighters of all time gone from the UFC light heavyweight division, Coker believes his roster of fighters is better than any organization’s. “Listen, with Jon Jones moving up to heavyweight, I think we have the best 205-pound weight class on the planet with Bader, Gegard wants to move up,...
    Matches to make for the fighters on the losing end of UFC 252. The UFC heavyweight division has been long known for the illustrious moniker inherently placed upon the one that lays claim to the title. Baddest man on the planet is the unofficial and imaginary title that comes with the actual gold-encrusted world title. It is though, a status that very few men to have resembled better while wearing that crown than the two men involved in Saturday’s main event. Fittingly so, one of if not the greatest heavyweight trilogies of all time came to a perfectly scripted climax at the end of the fourth round. We had arrived upon the final round, of the final fight, that could decide the whole entire trilogy. In the end, the belt remained in its familiar dojo of Cleveland, OH as Stipe Miocic outlasted Daniel Cormier over 25 minutes. In the evening’s...
    Second Division The first leg on Thursday at Martnez Valero, the return next Sunday at Montilivi In seven days the twentieth team to play next season in LaLiga Santander. On Thursday the first leg will be played at the Martnez Valero de Elche (22.00 hours) and on Sunday the Montilivi stadium will be handed down in Girona (22.00 hours). The precedent is favorable to the Elche team that in the regular season won both games against the Girona team (0-2 and 1-0). To be a duel marked by the scoring ability of its two forwards: Stuani, author of 31 goals counting the two achieved against Almera, and the incombustible Boy, which leads the Pacheta team.
    The UFC Has Room To Schedule Some Big Fights; But What Matchups Are A Must See Before The Year Is Up? By: Olivier Dumont August 12, 2020 ShareTweet0 Shares2020 has been an unusual year for sports.  When humanity was struck with a global pandemic that disrupted and uprooted millions of lives, a return to normalcy and stability seemed out of reach, even for the realm of pro sports.  But despite the upheaval, the UFC has managed to stay relevant and has produced exciting fights all year. Coming out of the gates hot with a thrilling clash between Jon Jones and Dominick Reyes in the beginning of February, to debatably the fight of the year between Zhang Weili and Joanna Jedrzejczyk in early March, the UFC continued to generate excellent fights despite all the setbacks from COVID (ESPN).  Whether it was the jaw-dropping bout...
    With Still A Few Months Left In 2020, The UFC Has Room To Schedule Some Big Fights; But What Matchups Are A Must See Before The Year Is Up? By: Olivier Dumont August 12, 2020 ShareTweet0 Shares2020 has been an unusual year for sports.  When humanity was struck with a global pandemic that disrupted and uprooted millions of lives, a return to normalcy and stability seemed out of reach, even for the realm of pro sports.  But despite the upheaval, the UFC has managed to stay relevant and has produced exciting fights all year. Coming out of the gates hot with a thrilling clash between Jon Jones and Dominick Reyes in the beginning of February, to debatably the fight of the year between Zhang Weili and Joanna Jedrzejczyk in early March, the UFC continued to generate excellent fights despite all the setbacks from...
    UFC: Jessica Eye welcomes Jessica Andrade to the flyweight division on Oct. 17 By: Daniel Cunningham July 31, 2020 PrevPreviousAlexander Volkov – Walt Harris booked for UFC 254 ShareTweet0 SharesThe former UFC strawweight champion has decided to move up in weight. Jessica Andrade (20-8) is moving up to flyweight and taking on former title challenger Jessica Eye (15-8, 1 NC) on October 17th per ESPN. Breaking: UFC targeting a flyweight bout between former 115-pound champ Jessica Andrade (@jessicammapro) and Jessica Eye (@jessicaevileye) for Oct. 17. Feeling around Andrades team this could actually prove to be her best weight class. Has fought at 135 and 115 in UFC. — Brett Okamoto (@bokamotoESPN) July 31, 2020 As Okamoto’s tweet says, Andrade will be competing in her third weight class in the UFC. After starting her career at 135 pounds, she dropped to...
    On Sunday's episode of The Candace Owens Show, Candace sat down with Author Dinesh D'Souza. They discussed how the left hijacked the education system and exploited George Floyd's death to further racial division. In this clip, Candace began the conversation with a heartfelt explanation for why she believes the education system in America is a contributor to America's demise. Candace described the apparent shift in curriculum, from learning about western civilization as it were to being told men are bad and white people are guilty of racism for being white ."What we have done is replaced a solid education system with psychological conditioning," Candace said. She expressed a deep concern for brainwashed American youth who are taught to hate America, especially the 15-year-old Antifa thug who knows nothing about Western civilization. Dinesh D'Souza added, "Academia is the theory, and Antifa is the practice. "Dinesh explained how progressives took...
    Don Lucia officially was announced as the commissioner of the Central Collegiate Hockey Association a month ago. Even before that date, adding the University of St. Thomas to the league was at the top of his wish list. A week before he was announced as commissioner, Lucia was on the phone with Tommies AD Phil Esten. More than a month later, the marriage between CCHA and the St. Thomas’ men’s hockey program became official. St. Thomas will be the conference’s eighth program when the CCHA begins play with the 2021-22 season. The Tommies will join Bemidji State, Bowling Green, Ferris State, Lake Superior State, Michigan Tech, Minnesota State Mankato and Northern Michigan in the new conference. “(The) vision for St. Thomas is the exact same vision we have for the CCHA,” Lucia said in a video conference call Thursday announcing the move. “They want to compete at the highest level,...
    UFC: Max Holloway could get the next title shot according to Dana White By: Daniel Cunningham July 28, 2020 Follow ESM On Social Facebook Twitter Youtube Flipboard Instagram ShareTweet0 SharesIt was very clear that UFC president Dana White was not a fan of the decision at UFC 251 between featherweight champion, Alexander Volkanovski, and former champion, Max Holloway. The fight left the UFC in a bit of a pickle when it comes to what happens next. If Holloway had only lost that one time to Volkanovski, the promotion would have no issues booking the fight again. However, Holloway has lost two consecutive fights to Volkanovski. Yes, the second fight was razor close, but still it’s two losses in the record books. With that, most thought that there is no way that the UFC would give Holloway another shot especially right away....
    Netflix’s documentary series is focusing on Laney College in Season 5 of “Last Chance U,” which means coach John Beam is brought into the national spotlight. Beam is a Hall of Fame football coach who should be a bit of a departure from the coaches we’ve already seen on the program. Of course it’s difficult for anyone to match the intensity of Coach Jason Brown from Season 3 and 4, but Beam will especially be a change of pace for viewers. Beam has been coaching for a long time, starting in 1979 at Serra High School in San Diego as an offensive line coach. He eventually moved to Skyline High School where he became the head football coach in 1987. During his time at Skyline, Beam won 15 league championships, 11 section championships and had four undefeated seasons. He finished with a 160-33-3 record at Skyline. He started at Laney in 2004 as a...
              The Minneapolis City Council voted to cut the Minneapolis Police Department’s communications division during its Budget Committee discussion Wednesday. The ultimate goal is to have the city’s communications department handle all emergency calls. According to the proposal, the city’s communications department will assume police department communications under two separate plans of action. In one, calls categorized as “Theft-Report Only” will be fully transitioned by December 1st of this year. In another, “Emotionally Disturbed Persons (EDP)” and “Report-Only” calls will be transferred starting 2021. The Council also voted to cut the Communications & Video Coordinator and the Director of Public Information positions from the police department. These proposals raised some concerns within the community. A day before the meeting, The Minnesota Society of Professional Journalists (MSPJ) submitted a letter to the Council requesting a delay of the voting until journalists and members of the public...
    Second B Four matches to decide the four finalists for next Sunday Eight teams remain in the fray as they attempt to play next season at LaLiga Smartbank. Today the four teams that will play on Sunday the two finals will be known, the winners of which will achieve promotion to the Second Division. At. Baleares 0-0 Cornell (1 Part) Barcelona B 0-0 CD Badajoz (1 Part) Castelln – Pea Deportiva (10pm) Cultural Leonesa – Sabadell (10pm) Pedro Munitis only presents a novelty in Badajoz with respect to the eleven that beat Bilbao Athletic. Enters Sergi Maestre by Casado. Three changes in the eleven of the Atlético Baleares that Manix Mandiola introduces regarding the team that lost on penalties against Cartagena. Enter Luca Ferrone, Aurtenetxe and David Haro and Peris, Borja and Iturraspe fall. Guillermo Fernndez Romo is clear on this. What works is not touched. Cornell...
    SEATTLE, WASHINGTON - DECEMBER 02: A detailed view of a helmet worn by the Minnesota Vikings against the Seattle Seahawks during their game at CenturyLink Field on December 02, 2019 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Abbie Parr/Getty Images) The Vikings have an opportunity to dominate the NFC North this season.  Since the beginning of the 2010s, after Brett Favre had one glorious year wearing the purple and gold in the 2009 NFL season, the Vikings have struggled to win their division. With the rise of Aaron Rodgers in Green Bay, Minnesota has only been able to win their division twice over the past 10 seasons. And not surprisingly, the team that has kept the Vikings from winning the NFC North has mostly been the Packers, winning it six out of the last 10 seasons. Last season, the Vikings were swept by the Packers, who went onto win the division, and...
    MLB’s 60-game season should create some wild playoff races within the six divisions. But what’s the magic number to claim a division title? That will be interesting to find out, but teams should have 40-20 vision heading into the season. That is, 40 wins should be more than enough to win a division, while a wild card berth should fall at least several wins below that. Let’s take a closer look at what should be the goal for major league teams in 2020. MORE: Why the Padres, A’s and Mets could surprise in a 60-game season  Vegas odds  Odds Shark released its win totals for the 60-game season, and the Yankees and Dodgers have the highest number at 37.5 each. Those two — which will be heavy World Series favorites even in the new format — are the only teams picked to win more than 35 games.   Houston is next at 35, followed by Minnesota...
    Segunda División Deportivo, Rayo, Elche and Numancia do not accept the decision of LaLiga, CSD and RFEF Martn Presa (Rayo), Fernando Vidal (Deportivo), Pacheta (Elche) and Moiss Israel (Numancia) The earthquake caused by the positive of 12 members of the Fuenlabrada expedition it is far from coming to an end. The decision agreed by LaLiga, CSD and RFEF to continue with the last day of LaLiga SmartBank without Deportivo-Fuenlabrada caused deep unease in many teams in the category, especially those with something at stake. Without going any further, Fernando Vidal, the president of the Dpor, a team that descended without playing due to the results produced during the day, does not accept the loss of the category and announces ‘fight’: “It is a very serious mistake. We will go to the highest levels. What has occurred is” very serious and The principle of equality is not observed for...
    Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced this week that he has appointed four new judges to the Appellate Division, First Judicial Department to fill the court’s vacancies. The four judges include Hon. Saliann Scarpulla, Hon. Manuel Jacobo Mendez Olivero, Hon. Martin Shulman, and Hon. Tanya Kennedy. “New York State’s courts have enormous impact on the laws that shape citizens’ day-to-day lives, and their judges should display strong commitments to justice and fairness,” Cuomo said. “I am proud to appoint four individuals whose exemplary service qualifies them to serve in the Appellate Division of New York’s Supreme Court and wish them well in their work for New Yorkers in Manhattan and the Bronx.”
    It was a year ago Friday that University of St. Thomas president Julie Sullivan received the email that changed everything. Sullivan was actually in Botswana, traveling with her husband, when the correspondence from Tommies AD Phil Esten hit her inbox. The Summit League was interested in inviting St. Thomas to its conference, and it looked as though there was a feasible path for the Tommies to make the jump to Division I. “It’s a moment I will never forget in my entire lifetime,” she said. Wednesday provided another one of those moments, when the NCAA Division I Council approved the school’s waiver to make the leap to Division I. By the fall of 2021, St. Thomas will be competing at the highest level the NCAA has to offer. The transition is historic, and exciting for all involved. But it’s also costly. St. Thomas’ athletics budget during the 2018-19 academic year...
    St. Thomas is on its way up. The Tommies received approval Wednesday from the NCAA’s Division-I council to jump from up from Division-III to the NCAA’s top level starting with the 2021-22 school year. The Tommies will compete in The Summit League in most sports, while the football program will compete in the non-scholarship Pioneer Football League and the women’s hockey team will play in the Western Collegiate Hockey Association. “A conference decision is pending for men’s hockey,” the school said. With the move, St. Thomas becomes the state’s second full-time Division-I college athletics program, joining the University of Minnesota. “St. Thomas has a long history of academic and athletic excellence and embracing change with an entrepreneurial spirit,” University president Julie Sullivan said in a statement. “This move continues that trajectory.”
    (KPIX) — Opening day of the abbreviated MLB season is scheduled for July 23, four months after the original opening day. The San Francisco Giants will face the Dodgers in Los Angeles. (The top half of the East Coast-West Coast doubleheader features the New York Yankees and World Series champion Washington Nationals.) The rebuilding Giants may benefit from the 60-game season. But they’ll face an uphill battle to unseat the Dodgers from atop the National League West. The Dodgers have owned the division for the last seven seasons and don’t seem likely to relinquish control this season. San Francisco’s best hope is to get hot at the right time, and even that hope is faint at best. The Oakland A’s are a much different story. “The A’s are loaded top to bottom,” according to CBS San Francisco’s Dennis O’Donnell. “It’s not going to impact the A’s as much as the...
    (KPIX) — Opening day of the abbreviated MLB season is scheduled for July 23, four months after the original opening day. The San Francisco Giants will face the Dodgers in Los Angeles. (The top half of the East Coast-West Coast doubleheader features the New York Yankees and World Series champion Washington Nationals.) The rebuilding Giants may benefit from the 60-game season. But they’ll face an uphill battle to unseat the Dodgers from atop the National League West. The Dodgers have owned the division for the last seven seasons and don’t seem likely to relinquish control this season. San Francisco’s best hope is to get hot at the right time, and even that hope is faint at best. The Oakland A’s are a much different story. “The A’s are loaded top to bottom,” according to KPIX sports director Dennis O’Donnell. “It’s not going to impact the A’s as much as the...
    Breaking News — Los Angeles (USA), Jul 6 . .- Alberto, Andrea and José Antonio are three of the more than 36 million Mexicans residing in the United States and who have mixed opinions about this week’s trip. from the President of Mexico, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, who will go to the White House for the first time. For these Mexicans, who live in Washington D.C. and in border cities, such as San Diego (California) and El Paso (Texas), López Obrador’s visit to US President Donald Trump takes on different meanings. This will be López Obrador’s first trip abroad 19 months after his inauguration and the chosen destination is the US capital, despite the controversies generated by Trump with Mexico, such as the construction of the border wall being paid by taxpayers of the neighbor to the south. FEW EXPECTATIONS Both Alberto Aguilar, who works at the World Bank...
    Getty NFL Network's James Jones gave his take on the three teams he sees the NFC North sending to the playoff in 2020. Former Green Bay Packers wide receiver James Jones knows how competitive the NFC North can be. After winning four straight division titles with the Packers from 2011 to 2014, Jones and the rest of the NFL have watched each team win at least a share of the league crown since 2015. In seven of the past 10 seasons, the division has sent multiple teams to the postseason, a trend Jones said has a good chance to continue on NFL Network: I’m gonna go to the division that l play with and that’s the NFC North. I love the Green Bay Packers, I love the Minnesota Vikings and then you get a Nick Foles-Chicago Bears team in there who has a very good defense and you...
    Elizabeth Warren has called for the 10 military bases named after Confederate generals to be rechristened - an idea opposed by Donald Trump.  The Democratic senator said it was time to condemn the generals to 'footnotes in our history books' at a moment of 'deep reflection' on racism after the death of George Floyd.  In a speech on the Senate floor, Warren highlighted the sinister past of Confederate generals such as John Brown Gordon, a suspected KKK leader; Henry Benning, a fierce secessionist who feared a 'land in possession of the blacks', and Braxton Bragg, a slaveowner with a poor reputation even on the Confederate side.  Warren also attacked Trump for his opposition to renaming the bases, saying the president had 'chosen a well-worn path of hatred and division'.   Democratic senator Elizabeth Warren (pictured) last night demanded that the 10 military bases named after Confederate generals be rechristened ...
    A police division in Colorado is investigating three officers who have been allegedly photographed reenacting the chokehold maneuver cops used on Elijah McClain close to a memorial for him, a report mentioned Monday. The officers allegedly took the images close to the place McClain was stopped and detained by Aurora Police quickly earlier than his loss of life in 2019, CBS Denver reported, citing sources aware of the investigation. The images of the cops allegedly unfold across the Aurora Police Division earlier than the inner investigations division caught wind of them and began a probe. The interim police chief of the division mentioned in a press release late Monday evening that each one the officers concerned have been suspended with pay pending the investigation. “Thursday afternoon, I used to be apprised of allegations reported to Inner Affairs by an Aurora Police Officer alleging a number of Aurora Law enforcement...
    Breaking News — Hinojos (Huelva), Jun 28 . .- The residents of Hinojos (Huelva) are divided over the City Council’s idea that one of the town’s squares be named after the director of the Center for Coordination of Health Alerts and Emergencies, Fernando Simón, within a global tribute to the people who have fought against covid-19. At the moment, it is an initiative that is its genesis and is waiting to mature even the specific name and the possibility of locating it in an area located next to the Feria street of the municipality, as the mayor, Miguel Ángel Curiel has explained to Efe (PSOE). In this town, located 62 kilometers from the Huelva capital, the residents should be celebrating this weekend their festivity known as “Romerito”, and the few who have defied the intense heat to go to mass or to the hermitage are divided before the idea....
    The College of New Jersey joined Morehouse College and Bowdoin College on Friday in canceling certain fall sports. see also Clemson footballs coronavirus problem is getting much worse The closer we get to training camp, the worse the... The Division III school’s president made the announcement that, because of the novel coronavirus pandemic, all-high contact sports (football, soccer, field hockey, basketball, wrestling, rugby, dance and cheerleading) will be canceled. That’s not just the teams that represent the school. It also includes club and intramural teams. Individual workouts will be allowed. “We know how important activities beyond the classroom are to the TCNJ educational experience and how central any particular activity may be to student retention and success,” president Kathryn A. Foster wrote. “Student activities enliven the campus and bring great joy to community members and visitors. Regrettably, but necessarily, and in alignment with our rationale and actions in...
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