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    New York (CNN Business)A race and inclusion editor for USA Today's Sports Media Group wrote in a blog post published Friday that she was fired over an inaccurate tweet about the Colorado shooting, and accused the media company of being "subservient to white authority." In her Medium post, the editor, Hemal Jhaveri, opened by saying, "I am no longer employed at USA TODAY, a company that was my work home for almost eight years." Gannett, (GCI) which publishes USA Today and hundreds of local newspapers, said in a statement to CNN Business that it holds its "employees accountable" to the principles of "diversity, equity and inclusion." "While we can't discuss personnel matters and don't want to comment on the specifics of her statements on Medium, we firmly believe in and stand by our principles of diversity and inclusion," a spokesperson said.Jhaveri wrote that she was fired after she faced criticism and harassment online over a tweet she posted "responding to the fact that mass shooters are most likely to be white men." The tweet in question said, wrongly, "It's always...
    USA TODAY Sports’ race and inclusion editor Hemal Jhaveri announced Friday she was fired after falsely saying an “angry white man” was responsible for Monday’s mass shooting in Boulder, Colorado. “[I]t’s always an angry white man. Always,” Jhaveri said Monday evening before police revealed the shooter was 21-year-old Ahmad Al Aliwi Alissa, a migrant from Syria. I’m shocked and appalled that the Race and Inclusion editor at a major newspaper, is, in fact, a racist. (And pronouns in bio, of course.) pic.twitter.com/lhP7mKTRj6 — Dave Rubin (@RubinReport) March 23, 2021 Jhaveri said in a Medium post on Friday that her tweet was a “dashed off over-generalization” after pictures of the shooter being arrested surfaced online. (RELATED: Race Baiters Delete Tweets, issue Corrections After Frenzied Effort To Pin Boulder Shooting To White Supremacy) “It was a careless error of judgment, sent at a heated time, that doesn’t represent my commitment to racial equality,” Jhaveri said. “I regret sending it. I apologized and deleted the tweet.” Despite deleting the tweet and apologizing, Jhaveri said USA TODAY relieved her of her position...
    Barcelona has quite a bit of work to do if it wants to advance to the Champions League quarterfinals. Lionel Messi and Co. enter the second leg of their Round of 16 matchup against Paris Saint-Germain down 4-1 on aggregate, meaning they will have to win Wednesday’s game by a minimum of four goals to advance. Neymar — who missed the first meeting on Feb. 16 — has also been ruled out for the rematch with a thigh issue, but Barcelona still has the unenviable task of solving Kylian Mbappe, who scored a hat trick in the 32nd, 65th and 85th minutes of the mid-February meeting. Barca’s only goal, from Messi, came off a penalty shot in the 27th minute. Barcelona fans will be quick to point out the club has overcome more daunting odds, and against the same club to boot. It overcame a 4-0 aggregate deficit in the 2017 Round of 16, winning the second leg at home 6-1 to send PSG home. Can Barcelona overcome the odds again, or will PSG leave no doubt? Here’s everything...
    Beyoncé Thanks Meghan Markle for Her Courage and Leadership Following Oprah Interview Guide to employee benefits for small businesses This past weekend’s UFC 259 proved to be a rather memorable affair, and for a pair of fighters, it marked the moment they rose to No. 1 in the USA TODAY Sports/MMA Junkie rankings. © Provided by MMAJunkie In the night’s main event, UFC light heavyweight champion Jan Blachowicz (28-8 MMA, 11-5 UFC) defended his title by earning a decision win over a previously undefeated Israel Adesanya, the reigning UFC middleweight titleholder. While he was already the UFC kingpin, he was still at No. 2 on our list prior to the result. But with Jon Jones on the sidelines for more than a year and the champion a perfect 3-0 during that time, Blachowicz and his “legendary Polish power” ascend to the top spot in our list. Meanwhile, Aljamain Sterling (20-3 MMA, 12-3 UFC) became UFC bantamweight champion in a rather bizarre fashion, with Petr Yan disqualified for landing an illegal knee. Still, the result is official, and Sterling has...
    Some liberal pundits "can't stop" attacking former President Trump even though he is out of office, "MediaBuzz" host Howard Kurtz said on Wednesday, responding to an opinion column calling for coronavirus victims to be buried at Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort due to his handling of the pandemic. "I mean, this piece is offensive on about 12 different levels, for Jason Sattler to argue that we should go bury all the victims of COVID-19 at Mar-A-Lago," the Fox News media analyst told "America's Newsroom." Kurtz said that "it is offensive and an insult to all of the families who have lost loved ones to the deadly coronavirus" by "making them deceased props in a hate Trump campaign." "He also says in this piece that Donald Trump is a criminal. He is worse than Robert E. Lee. I mean, going far, far out of bounds. And unfortunately, it's typical of certain liberals who can't stop spewing bile against the former president even though he is out of office," Kurtz said. A FRACTURED REPUBLICAN PARTY BATTLES IT OUT UNDER TRUMP’S SHADOW Kurtz reacted to a column: "A just monument...
    Getty Team USA point guard Isaiah Thomas. Team USA will play its last qualifying game for the 2022 FIBA AmeriCup on Saturday when they take on Mexico. At 5-0, the United States has already clinched a spot in the 12-team tournament.Note: Heavy may earn an affiliate commission if you sign up via a link on this pageIn the United States, the game (5 p.m. ET start time) won’t be on regular TV anywhere, but you can watch USA vs Mexico live on ESPN+ right here: Watch on ESPN+ ESPN+ has exclusive coverage of every AmeriCup game, as well as live college basketball, UFC, international soccer, Australian Open tennis, dozens of other live sports, every 30-for-30 documentary, and additional original content (both video and written) all for $5.99 per month. Or, if you also want Disney+ and Hulu, you can get all three for $12.99 per month, which works out to about 31 percent savings: Get the ESPN+, Disney+ and Hulu Bundle Once signed up for ESPN+, you can watch the USA vs Mexico live on the ESPN...
    The start of the Champions League features an intriguing matchup between La Liga’s Barcelona and Ligue 1’s Paris Saint-Germain. Both teams feature among the best strikers in the sport: Lionel Messi is second in La Liga with 15 goals this season, while PSG’s Kylian Mbappe ranks first in Ligue 1 with 16. Whoever performs better on Tuesday could set their club up for success in the first leg of the Round of 16. But soccer is a team sport, and it will take more than Messi and Mbappe to secure victory in Tuesday’s match. In that sense, Barcelona may be playing the best it has all season, taking a seven-game La Liga win streak into its match vs. PSG; it has also won three of its last four games in the Copa Del Rey, though it did lose its last match to Sevilla on Wednesday. PSG is playing inspired recently as well, taking a three-game Ligue 1 win streak into its match vs. Barcelona, as well as wins in the Coupe de France and Trophee des Champions. Here’s everything...
    The Lakers vs. Thunder it will be done LIVE FREE ONLINE TODAY Monday, February 8 from the Staples Center, for the NBA regular season. The transmission goes LIVE on the internet via NBA League Pass to starting at 10.00 p.m. m. (Peruvian time). Incidents with photos and videos through La República Deportes. Lakers vs. Thunder LIVE ONLINE: point to point Equipment1Q2Q3Q4QTotal Los angeles lakers Oklahoma city thunder Lakers vs. Thunder LIVE ONLINE: prelude to the game Lakers vs. Thunder: match sheet Lakers vs. ThunderMatch sheet When do they play?Today, Monday February 8 Where?Staples Center in Los Angeles, California What time?10.00 p. m. (Peruvian time) On what channel?NBA League Pass The Los Angeles team enters this meeting with four consecutive victories; the falls with the Philadelphia 76ers and Detroit Pistons are part of the past, he even got his revenge against this past Saturday 6. The reigning champions won 135 to 129 in a confrontation that had to go into overtime. However, the alarms went off in the box of Lakers after this duel, since one of...
    FBI issued dire warning day before Capitol riots Dems infected with COVID-19 following siege furious at maskless Republicans USA TODAY Sports/MMA Junkie rankings, Jan. 12: Business about to pick up The holiday season through the start of the New Year is traditionally the closest thing MMA has to an offseason. © Provided by MMAJunkie And now that these three weeks or so has come and gone, business is about to pick up again in a big way. The UFC is back in Abu Dhabi for a stretch of three fight cards in 10 days, a run which will be full of consequential fights that are highly likely to have major implications on the USA TODAY Sports/MMA Junkie rankings. It all kicks off on Saturday with UFC on ABC 1, which will be headlined by what sure looks like an outstanding fight between former UFC featherweight champion Max Holloway and fast-rising Calvin Kattar. Holloway clocks in at No. 2 in the current featherweight rankings, while Kattar sits at No. 7. Before things get rolling once again, it’s a great time...
    USA Today claimed Tuesday that Georgia Senate Democrat candidate Raphael Warnock’s sermon calling for America to “repent for its worship of whiteness” is “missing context.” USA Today wrote how Warnock, who hopes to oust Sen. Kelly Loeffler (R-GA) in January, has come under “intense scrutiny from conservative groups who seek to paint Warnock’s religious sermons as radical.” The outlet claimed that the video of Warnock’s controversial remarks is “missing context” from the rest of his sermon. “If it is true that a man who has dominated the news and poisoned the discussion for months needs to repent, then it is doubly true that a nation that can produce such a man and make his vitriol go viral needs to repent,” Warnock said in an address at Atlanta’s Candler School of Theology right before the 2016 presidential election. “No matter what happens next month, more than a third of the nation that would go along with this is reason to be afraid,” Warnock emphasized. “America needs to repent for its worship of whiteness on full display.” Here is a video of Warnock’s sermon: ...
    Forty-six percent of Americans now say they are willing to take a COVID-19 vaccine as soon as they can, according to a new USA Today/Suffolk University poll. The figure marks an increase from the 26% who said they were ready to get the shot as soon as possible in an October USA Today poll. Here are how the results of the new poll, released Tuesday, break down. 32% say they will wait for a bit until others have taken a vaccine. 20% say they will not take a vaccine. 2% say they are undecided. The poll, conducted Dec. 16-20, surveyed 1,000 people. It has a margin of error of plus or minus 3.1 percentage points. Related Stories: People Over 75, Essential Workers Next in Line for Vaccine Vatican: OK to Get Virus Vaccines Using Abortion Cell Lines © 2020 Newsmax. All rights reserved.
            by James D. Agresti    A “fact check” by USA Today is defaming a Ph.D.-vetted study by Just Facts that found non-citizens may have cast enough illegal votes for Joe Biden to overturn the lawful election results in some key battleground states. The article, written by USA Today’s Chelsey Cox, contains 10 misrepresentations, unsupported claims, half-truths, and outright falsehoods. Furthermore, Facebook is using this misinformation to suppress the genuine facts of this issue instead of honoring its policy to “Stop Misinformation and False News.” Compounding this malfeasance, a note at the bottom of Cox’s article states that USA Today’s “fact check work is supported in part by a grant from Facebook.” #1 Dr. Glen’s Credentials Starting with the most simplistic falsehood in Cox’s piece, she impugned the character of Dr. Andrew Glen, a Ph.D. scholar who specializes in data analytics and who examined Just Facts’ study and found that it “provides a credible data analysis that supports a strong hypothesis of non-citizens having a significant effect on this election.”  Cox did this by claiming that...
    USA Today endorsed Joe Biden in an unprecedented move on Tuesday. The editorial board for the newspaper announced their decision to formally back the former vice president, picking a presidential candidate for the first time in the news outlet's 38-year existence because "this year, character, competence and credibility are on the ballot." Though the editorial board wrote they disagree with President Trump on issues ranging from his coronavirus response to "health care and climate change to immigration and trade," these policy differences are not the reason for making a first-time presidential endorsement. "If this were a choice between two capable major party nominees who happened to have opposing ideas, we wouldn’t choose sides. Different voters have different concerns. But this is not a normal election, and these are not normal times," the editorial board wrote. "For nearly four decades, the Editorial Board has stood for certain core values: truth, accountability, civility in public discourse, opposition to racism, common-ground solutions to the nation’s problems, and steadfast support for First Amendment rights. These aren’t partisan issues, or at least they shouldn’t be."...
    USA Today conducted a fact check on a reporter’s remarks outside of a venue where Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) and former Vice President Joe Biden were holding a campaign event. The news outlet also fact checked a social media post that shared Nicole Garcia’s report for Fox News. “Claim: Biden and Harris had a rally in Arizona and no one came,” USA Today said in its report: Voters are comparing the two presidential candidates on a number of issues as Election Day nears. A post on social media claims Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden can’t compete on one issue: event turnout. The event described in the posts wasn’t a rally. According to local Fox 10’s NEWS NOW reporter Nicole Garcia, Biden and vice presidential candidate Kamala Harris were meeting with local tribal leaders at the Heard Museum in Phoenix, which features American Indian art. Garcia noted that there was not much “fanfare” outside the museum for the two candidates but said that was an intentional move by the Biden campaign. She said she was told by Biden staffers that the campaign chose to...
    USA Today columnist Christine Brennan on Wednesday declared the Big Ten’s decision to play football amid the coronavirus pandemic is the “darkest day” in the conference’s history, apparently overlooking two of the biggest sexual abuse scandals in American history. Just weeks after announcing the postponement of all fall semester sports because of coronavirus, the Big Ten Conference and its Council of Presidents and Chancellors voted unanimously Tuesday to resume the football season beginning on Oct. 23. The emergence of daily rapid-response COVID-19 testing -- not available when university presidents and chancellors decided to pull the plug on the season -- helped trigger a re-vote. BIG TEN ANNOUNCES RETURN OF 2020 COLLEGE FOOTBALL SEASON, AFTER POSTPONING DUE TO CORONAVIRUS The USA Today celebrated the news with a column headlined, “Opinion: Big Ten's decision to play football signals darkest day in conference's sports history.” Brennan wrote that the conference was “doing the right thing looking out for its student-athletes" by scrapping the football season. “Then came Wednesday, the darkest day in Big Ten sports history, the day the vaunted conference caved. It choked. It got scared,” Brennan...
    7 Theories on How the Second Half of Lucifers Fifth Season Could Be Hell on Earth Save on Every Single Purchase With These Tricks USA TODAY Sports MMA Junkie rankings, Aug. 25: Welcome to bantamweight, Frankie Edgar For as long as can be remembered, Frankie Edgar has been ranked at either lightweight or featherweight. Now you can add bantamweight. © Provided by MMAJunkie Edgar made his 135-pound debut this past weekend at UFC on ESPN 15, where he defeated Pedro Munhoz by split decision in the night’s main event. And that means a spot in the latest USA TODAY Sports/MMA Junkie bantamweight rankings at No. 5, ahead of Munhoz (6) and former champion Cody Garbrandt (7). Edgar’s jump isn’t the only major move to come out of this past weekend’s action. At Bellator 244, Vadim Nemkov steamrolled through Ryan Bader to become the first Russian light heavyweight champion in a major MMA organization. Nemkov entered the fight unranked, so where does he land after such an impressive performance? At No. 4, ahead of Bader (5) but behind Jon Jones...
    This year’s UEFA Champions League schedule, which was interrupted in March when the COVID-19 pandemic shut down live sports, resumes this week with a completely new look and format now that the tournament has reached the semifinal stage. Not only is the Champions League schedule for the semifinal round condensed into a straight knockout format featuring a pair of single-leg fixtures, but Champions League games are being shown on a different TV channel then they were in the spring — assuming the match you want to watch is even on TV. In the United States, neither semifinal is on an English-language TV channel. MORE: Watch select Champions League games on fuboTV (7-day trial) CBS took over Champions League broadcasts in the United States a year ahead of schedule after Turner Sports backed out of its deal to show the rest of the 2019-20 season. The network is showing most Champions League action this month, including the semifinal matches Tuesday and Wednesday, exclusively on its online streaming service CBS All Access. Only one more game on the Champions League schedule, the Final on Aug. 23, will broadcast on live TV via CBS Sports...
    This year’s UEFA Champions League schedule, which was interrupted in March when the COVID-19 pandemic shut down live sports, resumes this week with a completely new look and format now that the tournament has reached the quarterfinal stage. Not only is the Champions League schedule for the quarterfinal and semifinal rounds condensed into a straight knockout tournament featuring single-leg fixtures, but Champions League games are being shown on a different TV channel then they were in the spring — assuming the match you want to watch is even on TV. MORE: Watch select Champions League games on fuboTV (7-day trial) CBS took over Champions League broadcasts in the United States a year ahead of schedule after Turner Sports backed out of its deal to show the rest of the 2019-20 season. The network is showing most Champions League action this month, including the four quarterfinal matches from Wednesday through Saturday, exclusively on its online streaming service CBS All Access. Only one more game on the Champions League schedule, the Final on Aug. 23, will broadcast on live TV via CBS Sports Network. Below is the complete Champions...
    Miami, Aug 2 (EFE) .- NASA astronauts Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley left the International Space Station (ISS) aboard the Dragon Endeavor SpaceX capsule this Saturday and if weather conditions allow it, they will arrive on Earth this Sunday after fulfill a historic mission begun on May 30. If all goes as planned, the capsule will drop into Gulf of Mexico waters around 2:48 p.m. (18.48 GMT) on Sunday and will likely be towed to Pensacola (northwest Florida). This will end the Demo-2 mission, which will certify the ability of SpaceX, Elon Musk’s company, to perform commercial space travel. Behnken and Hurley’s journey was the first from US soil and on a commercial ship to the ISS since NASA’s 2011 shuttle program ended. Tropical storm Isaías, which is approaching the east coast of Florida after passing through the Bahamas and the Caribbean, makes it difficult to return to land closer to Cape Canaveral, where the Dragon Endeavor left aboard a Falcon 9 rocket. SpaceX. NASA and SpaceX are closely monitoring weather forecasts ahead of the capsule plunging into the sea....
    Alex Henderson July 17, 2020 8:23AM (UTC) This article originally appeared on AlterNet. Although President Donald Trump often rails against the mainstream media and insists that countless journalists are out to get him, he and his officials will manipulate or deceive major news outlets whenever they can get away with it. This week, two such outlets have apologized for letting Trump officials get away with lying: USA Today and National Public Radio. Earlier this week, USA Today published an op-ed by Peter Navarro — one of Trump's top economic advisers — that claimed that Dr. Anthony Fauci has repeatedly been wrong about the coronavirus pandemic. But Bill Sternberg, USA Today's editorial page editor, is now saying that some of Navarro's anti-Fauci claims don't hold up when fact-checked. : According to Sternberg, "Several of Navarro's criticisms of Fauci — on the China travel restrictions, the risk from the coronavirus and falling mortality rates — were misleading or lacked context. As such, Navarro's op-ed did not meet USA Today's fact-checking standards." USA Today's Ledyard King cites some specific examples of things Navarro wrote that were...
    The USA Today newspaper has appended an “editor’s note” to an op-ed by White House trade adviser Peter Navarro criticizing coronavirus adviser Dr. Anthony Fauci, a controversial practice that critics have said amounts to censorship of debate. As Breitbart News reported earlier this week, Navarro published an op-ed Tuesday in USA Today titled, “Anthony Fauci has been wrong about everything I have interacted with him on.” The White House stated Wednesday that it did not approve the op-ed, and President Donald Trump defended Fauci and his role on the coronavirus task force. Now, an editor’s note appears on the article, written by Bill Sternberg, USA Today editorial page editor, who states (original emphasis): “[S]everal of Navarro’s criticisms of Fauci — on the China travel restrictions, the risk from the coronavirus and falling mortality rates — were misleading or lacked context. As such, Navarro’s op-ed did not meet USA TODAY’s fact-checking standards.” The unusual intervention by the USA Today‘s editorial staff echoes the controversy at the New York Times last month, when editors attached a special note to an op-ed by Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR) in which he had suggested...
    Savannah Rychcik July 16, 2020 0 Comments USA Today is adding a disclaimer to an op-ed written by White House trade adviser Peter Navarro attacking Dr. Anthony Fauci’s credibility and his handling of the coronavirus pandemic. On Wednesday evening, it appeared the online version had been updated with the note posted by Bill Sternberg, the publication’s editorial page editor. Sternberg noted the editorial board published an editorial praising Fauci calling him a “national treasure” and criticized the White House for attempting to “undermine” or “sideline” him. As a part of the publication’s “longstanding tradition,” the editorial board reached out to Navarro in order to provide readers with another point of view. It was published as an opposing point of view paired with the editorial board’s editorial. The note went on to acknowledge Navarro’s editorial as newsworthy and explained why it did not meet the publication’s fact-checking standards. “Navarro’s response echoed comments made to other news outlets in recent days. We felt it was newsworthy because it expanded on those comments, put an on-the-record name to the attacks on Fauci, and...
    USA Today added a note to an op-ed written by White House trade adviser Peter Navarro published by the newspaper that the Trump administration official’s op-ed criticizing Dr. Anthony FauciAnthony FauciFauci's wife speaks out about criticism: 'They are making things up' Fauci says relationship with Trump is good, but would step down from task force if asked Hillicon Valley: Twitter accounts of Obama, Biden, Musk, others compromised | U.S. announces sanctions on Huawei, citing human rights abuses | Pompeo 'confident' foreign adversaries will interfere in elections MORE didn’t meet the newspaper’s fact-checking standards.  The editorial note written by USA Today editorial page editor Bill Sternberg appeared to be added to the online version of the story Thursday morning.  Sternberg said the editorial board reached out to Navarro, who has been critical of infectious disease expert Fauci, to provide a response published as an “Opposing View” to pair with an editorial the board wrote praising Fauci as a “national treasure.”  “Navarro’s response echoed comments made to other news outlets in recent days. We felt it was newsworthy because it expanded on...
    Religious leaders to invoke Frederick Douglass on July 4th You Could Pay This Surprising New Way at Restaurants Soon USA Today’s Bob Nightengale really didn’t give proper context to Joe Maddon’s quotes about MLB players opting out of the 2020 season On Friday morning, USA Today MLB reporter Bob Nightengale tweeted out several quotes from Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, Orange County, California manager Joe Maddon, talking about COVID-19 and players potentially opting out of the 2020 season. © Provided by Awful Announcing Here’s a screencap of Nightengale’s now-deleted tweet that caused Twitter to aim their pitchforks at Joe Maddon, where Maddon seemingly said that if a player doesn’t think he can play in the midst of a pandemic, he should opt out. © Provided by Awful Announcing bntweet Yeah, that didn’t go over well at all. The only problem is that Maddon wasn’t referring to players not playing – he was referring to them not being able to follow the protocols. Two hours later, Nightengale tweeted out his story with the full quotes from Maddon, which includes much...
    New COVID-19 symptoms Officials: Phony face mask exemption latest scam When the recruiting offer isnt real: How to spot fake college coach Twitter accounts Days before signing day in February, Greer (S.C.) High School football defensive line standout Jakyre Kerns was hanging out with his friends when he got a text message from someone whom he thought was a coach at Stanford University. © Ken Ruinard / staff Crescent junior Landon Sauers (8) has teamed with this father to avoid deceptive recruiting. Kerns was set to sign to play at Charleston Southern, an opportunity he was excited about, but he had to pay attention when one of the most prestigious academic schools and a member of the PAC-12 conference came calling. Click to expand Replay Video UP NEXT Shannon Sharpe: I would not publicly support Dabo Swinney after the football matters incident Shannon talks about Dabo Swinney FOXSports Reggie Bush gives his first interview since being welcomed back into the USC football family Reggie Bush on being back in the USC family FOXSports...
    Unhealthiest groceries you can buy Police solve 1982 murder of 8-year-old Ohio girl Astros expect Justin Verlander to fully participate in spring training The Astros should have their ace, Justin Verlander, at 100 percent when spring training resumes. The club expects Verlander, who underwent groin surgery in March, to be a full participant in camp, Jon Morosi of MLB Network reports. © Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports The Astros expect Verlander to be fully healthy. Along with the groin issue, Verlander also dealt with a lat strain in March. It’s, of course, unusual for physical problems to weigh down the 37-year-old Verlander, a longtime workhorse who turned in a whopping 12th 200-inning season in 2019 en route to his second American League Cy Young Award and eighth All-Star nod. In all, he fired 223 frames of 2.58 ERA ball with 12.11 K/9 and 1.7 BB/9 to help the Astros to another AL West title and league pennant. Verlander formed a near-untouchable trio with righty Gerrit Cole and trade deadline acquisition Zack Greinke last season, but Cole left to join the...
    Zoë Kravitz cools off in N.Y.C., plus Shia LaBeouf, Arnold Schwarzenegger, more States that rushed to reopen now feeling economic pain Bubba Wallace is wore the hell out, wants to move on from Talladega, focus on growing NASCAR Bubba Wallace looked exhausted.  Click to expand Replay Video UP NEXT Backseat Drivers: Time to worry for playoff bubble drivers? NASCAR.coms Backseat Drivers debate whether drivers on the NASCAR Playoffs bubble should be worried now that the Cup Series is halfway through the 2020 schedule. NASCAR NASCAR Price Check –Pocono Organics 150 to benefit Farm Aid - Fantasy Salary Review Fantasy NASCAR® expert Pearce Dietrich gives his first impressions on the biggest surprises in pricing for this Saturdays Pocono Organics 150 to benefit Farm Aid at Pocono Raceway. DraftKings Darrell Wallace, Sr. talks son Bubbas NASCAR family, noose incident In an interview seen first on "CBS This Morning," Jericka Duncan speaks with the father of NASCAR driver Bubba Wallace. They talk about Bubbas racing history, and his advocacy for equality and diversity in NASCAR. CBS News...
    The $600 weekly unemployment benefit received by Americans who are made jobless during the COVID-19 pandemic will 'disappear nearly a week earlier than expected', according to USA Today.  The benefit was included in the CARES Act passed by Congress back in March in a bid to mitigate the financial fallout from the coronavirus crisis.  The $600 payments were largely believed to end on July 31 - but a technicality in the fine print means payments may not be made for the final days of the month.    The CARE Act states that the benefits will end 'on or before July 31', which is a Friday.  However, unemployment benefits are paid by states with a weekly end date of Saturday or Sunday.  USA Today concludes that means people will be ineligible for payment after Saturday, July 25 or Sunday, July 26.  If the government does not make an amendment, it will be significant blow for the millions of unemployed Americans getting by on the beefed-up payments.    Regular unemployment benefits across the US average around $370 a week. The $600 weekly unemployment...
    States where COVID-19 cases have doubled in last month The abandoned ghost island in paradise Jon Jones willing to hold out for years, vacate light heavyweight title Jon Jones apparently won't be defending his UFC light heavyweight title anytime soon unless he is shown the money and in a big way.  © Thomas Shea-USA TODAY Sports Jon Jones is speaking out about his pay dispute with UFC. In the latest public sparring battle between the man seen by many as the greatest professional mixed martial artist in history and UFC boss Dana White, Bones told Steve-O's "Wild Ride" podcast that he has plenty of money and time to wait for the right offer.  Per ESPN, Jones said: "I'm not asking for anything outrageous, and I know we're in a pandemic, and I know when you're a multimillionaire and you're asking for more, it makes you seem like this greedy person. I'm very aware of all of this, but I'm also very aware that I have the voice and the platform to make change. "Most of the guys who are...
    Ranking states by number of COVID-19 cases Historic dust plume darkens skies on its way to US LaVar Ball does not want son LaMelo going to the Warriors LaMelo Ball is one of the top prospects in this year’s NBA Draft class and very likely to be one of the first five draft picks. The Golden State Warriors had the worst record in the league as of the season’s suspension and are likely to land a high pick. But LaVar Ball does not want his son going to Golden State because he does not think LaMelo would be a good fit there. © Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports Father LaVar thinks his youngest son would be overshadowed in the Bay. “That’s the part I don’t like about Golden State,” LaVar said on the Say Less with Kaz podcast. “They got Klay and the other guys, and now you want to put Melo in that mix to say you got to follow these guys. Melo ain’t no follower. He don’t need to do what they do, let them do they...
    Ranking states by number of COVID-19 cases GNC files for bankruptcy, will close 248 stores Dodgers, Yankees favorites to win 2020 World Series Major League Baseball and the players' union have finally agreed on terms to begin the 2020 season next month, and while a few teams have good odds to win the World Series, two teams stand above the rest. © Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports The Dodgers, along with the Yankees, have been tabbed as favorites to win the World Series in 2020. The Los Angeles Dodgers currently have the best odds to win the 2020 title, according to BetOnline, while the New York Yankees, on the other hand, are ranked a close second. Here's how BetOnline ranked the top five teams who have the best odds at winning the World Series this year: Los Angeles Dodgers +375 New York Yankees +450 Houston Astros +1200 Minnesota Twins +2000 Atlanta Braves +2200 It's no surprise the Dodgers have the best odds at winning the 2020 title. After all, they added All-Star right fielder Mookie Betts and Cy Young winner...
    Cities where COVID-19 is growing fastest Joel Schumacher, director of St Elmos Fire, The Lost Boys, dies at 80 Opinion: Noose in Bubba Wallaces garage strengthens resolve to fight racism The noose left in Bubba Wallace’s garage makes the choice brutally clear.  Click to expand Replay Video UP NEXT Where NASCAR, Bubba Wallace go from here after despicable noose incident SportsPulse: The sports world rallied around Bubba Wallace after a noose was found in his garage at Talladega Motor Speedway this past weekend. Now NASCAR is looking to bring the hammer down on whoever is responsible. USA TODAY Who has won the most at Talladega Superspeedway? NASCAR drivers who have won the most at Talladega Superspeedway FOX News LeBron James Supports Bubba Wallace After Noose Is Found in NASCAR Drivers Stall: You Don’t Stand Alone PLUS: NASCAR says noose was found in Bubba Wallaces stall: This Will Not Break Me, Driver says People 1 Cancel SETTINGS OFF HD HQ SD LO Skip Ad Where NASCAR, Bubba Wallace go from here after...
    Soccer fans can finally rejoice: the Premier League is back. After three months without games due to the global COVID-19 pandemic, the EPL returned Wednesday with a pair of matches to conclude the Matchday 29 schedule, which had been on pause. Play continues this weekend with 10 fixtures over four days, highlighted by the Merseyside Derby between league leader Liverpool and Everton. Here’s everything you need to know about the return of the Premier League,  including a full schedule for Matchday 30 and how to watch the matches in the United States. MORE: Watch Premier League games live with fuboTV (7-day free trial) Premier League schedule: What games are on today? Here is the complete Premier League schedule for Matchday 30, which runs June 19-22: Friday, June 19 Time Fixture TV channel 1 p.m. ET Norwich City vs. Southampton NBCSN, fuboTV 3:15 p.m. ET Tottenham vs. Manchester United NBCSN, fuboTV Saturday, June 20 Time Fixture TV channel 7:30 a.m. ET Watford vs. Leicester City NBCSN, fuboTV 10 a.m. ET Brighton vs. Arsenal NBCSN, fuboTV 12:30 p.m. ET West Ham vs. Wolves NBC,...
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