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    SAN FRANCISCO — Klay Thompson hasn’t played in both nights of a back-to-back since he returned midway through last season after suffering two major leg injuries. But that soon could change. Steve Kerr said pregame that he anticipates the five-time All-Star will be cleared at some point this season to play two nights in a row. It’s a positive development for Thompson, who’s been eager to return to form after injuries shelved him for 2 1/2 years. Kerr said he’s been talking to team director sports medicine and performance Dr. Rick Celebrini, who said there’s not a “science” or perfect “formula” to determine when Thompson will be ready to play in consecutive games with such a short turnaround. Thompson went through a court workout before Saturday’s game against the Rockets which replicated the workload he would have in a game to see how his body responds. “It’s just precautionary more than anything,” Kerr said. “And so as we go during the season there probably will come a time where Klay does play some back-to-backs.” Related Articles Golden State Warriors...
    NOTHING screams Christmas like a novelty jumper and glittery red nails. But according to an elegance coach, these are just two of the things people should avoid if they don't want to look tacky this festive season. 2An elegance coach shared a video revealing the five things that elegant ladies should never wear during the holidaysCredit: Alamy 2Antonia Higham warned that glittery nails are a big noCredit: Getty Antonia Higham took to TikTok and shared a video which she captioned: "Five things to elegant ladies never wear during the holidays." And much to the disappointment of Christmas fans, the first two things on her list of things to steer clear of are Christmas jumpers and accessories. The next item Antonia warns to avoid is what many would class as a classic winter staple - the bobble hat. In response to one person who asked "are all bobble hats not classy?" Antonia replied: "You can find some beautiful ones and I’d say they are elegant...if worn for the appropriate occasion. "For example, activities in harsh weather." FABULOUS BINGO:...
    Getty Jayson Tatum, Boston Celtics The Boston Celtics and Jayson Tatum are both receiving a significant amount of praise to begin the new season, with the St. Louis native widely expected to challenge for the MVP award due to his impressive improvements on both sides of the floor. Speaking on a November 30 episode of ESPN’s First Take, Stephen A. Smith threw his weight behind Tatum in the MVP discussion, labeling Boston’s star wing as a ‘true superstar in this league.’ .@stephenasmith is putting Jayson Tatum in the MVP conversation ???? "This brother is special. … Jayson Tatum is a superstar in this league and he plays like one." pic.twitter.com/4gWboW8VoW — First Take (@FirstTake) November 30, 2022 “I will officially, on national television, throw Jayson Tatum into that conversation for the Boston Celtics. If you don’t know, you should ask somebody. This brother is special. And, he is putting on a show and trying to make amends for his struggling performance in the NBA Finals. But Jayson Tatum is a superstar in this league and he plays like...
    We’ve got less than a month to go now until Christmas day and whilst the time is about reuniting and spending quality time with loved ones, those looking for a special gift have loads of options to choose from. Whether you’re looking for a fun experience for the guy in your life or a personalised present for your mum or sister, there are plenty of great options that don’t have to blow your budget. With the rise of the cost of living in recent months, many of us will be thinking a bit more consciously of the gifts we buy. Keep reading below for some of our top gifting ideas that can be shared with the whole family. Baker Street It wouldn’t be Christmas without a little bit of indulgence. 10A delicious treat for the festivities Spoil your loved ones this festive season with delicious baked goods, reminiscent of Christmas market cheer. Baker Street is going big this year with the return of its festive range full of traditional Christmas favourites. Think caramel cake and chocolate orange cake truffles, Stollen...
    Getty Grant Williams of the Boston Celtics. Almost everything has gone right for the Boston Celtics this season. They lay claim to the best offensive rating in the NBA this year (and in NBA history) and also sit at 18-4 on the season, giving them the best record in the Eastern Conference (and the league). However, before the season began, they were in the news due to their ongoing extension talks with Grant Williams. Since they never got a deal done, Williams will be a restricted free agent this summer. According to sources who spoke to Sean Deveney of Heavy Sports, the Celtics should be “afraid” of a big offer. “I would be afraid of a big, front-loaded offer for Williams,” an Eastern Conference executive told Deveney. “Something that tails downward. He does not want to leave Boston, and they don’t want to lose him, but if it comes to it and someone gives him a deal that starts at $20 million and descends from there, can the Celtics match that? Probably not. But is any team going...
    Getty Danilo Gallinari #8, Boston Celtics After re-tearing his ACL before the season started, it is not likely that Danilo Gallinari will play a game for the Boston Celtics this season, knowing how long it takes for a player to rehab a torn ACL. However, despite being out indefinitely, Gallinari has been putting up videos of his knee rehab since suffering the injury. No days off! Siamo carichi! A TUTTO MOTORE ????????☘️ #BostonCeltics #rehab #comeback pic.twitter.com/cuZkWnqWUj — DANILO GALLINARI (@gallinari8888) November 27, 2022 While the likelihood of Gallinari coming back at all during the 2022-23 season is low, an Eastern Conference executive explained to Heavy Sports’ Sean Deveney why Gallinari would keep his hopes up that he’ll play this season. “In a situation like that, you have to keep the hope up,” the exec told Deveney. “It is tough on a guy like Gallinari, who wanted to go there and help them win a championship.” The executive then explained why the Celtics are approaching the Gallinari situation the way they are and how it benefits him. “The teams...
    Getty Maks and Val Chmerkovskiy “Dancing With the Stars” professional dancers and brothers Maksim and Valentin Chmerkovskiy are asking fans for help for Baranova27, the organization their father Aleksandr founded to help the people of Ukraine during the ongoing Russian invasion. The program has built houses and provided a community for refugees, but in a recent video, Val shared an update about the future of the organization and asked fans for their help. “It is day 267 of Baranova27, and this holiday season, we are asking you for your help for us to meet our year-end goal,” Val says in a newly uploaded video. “Temperatures are dropping, the snow is falling in Ukraine, and unfortunately, there are a lot of families displaced without shelter, without warmth, and so we are asking for your help.”The Chmerkovskiys Are Asking Fans to Raise Money for Baranova27 View this post on Instagram A post shared by Baranova 27 (@baranova27) Val said in the video that the organization wants to build more shelters to provide a home and warmth for the families that need it throughout...
    SHOPPING: Products featured in this Mail Best article are independently selected by our shopping writers. If you make a purchase using links on this page, DailyMail.com will earn an affiliate commission. Finding the so-called ‘perfect’ present can seem impossible at the best of times — even if you consider yourself quite the savvy shopper. Although it’s nice to go all out with the big-ticket item selling out like wildfire, most would agree it’s even better to give something that come straight from the heart. And this year, you’ll find those very special gifts at VistaPrint, the company that makes it easy to customize beautiful gifts for everyone on your list. From the softest fleece blankets to poignant canvas prints, these are items they'll treasure forever. Best of all, you can shop for everyone on your list — and new customers get $20 off $100 on their first order using code FIRSTORDER at checkout. It’s just that easy (not to mention fun customizing gifts for the people you love the most!). Here are some of the highlights you can shop now. ...
    Getty Jimmy Garappolo throwing a pass for the San Francisco 49ers. Heading into the 2022 NFL season, few expected the San Francisco 49ers to retain Jimmy Garoppolo. The veteran signal-caller was reportedly being shopped around since March, with the Washington Commanders coming close to pulling the trigger before Garoppolo opted for offseason surgery, but free agency came and went, as did the draft, as did the post-draft period, and through it all, the 49ers kept their 2021 starting quarterback on their active roster. Fast forward to Week 13 of the 2022 NFL season, and suddenly, everything has changed; Garoppolo has once again led the Niners to one of the better records in the NFL, his team is the favorite to win the NFC West – and all of their games moving forward, according to ESPN – and when free agency comes in 2023, the market is expected to be rich for the Eastern Illinois product. But where will Garoppolo go? Will he leave the Bay Area for greener pastures? Or could John Lynch place the franchise tag on...
    More than 6 million people have already gotten the flu this year as health officials warn of an early and severe start to the flu season. Roughly 53,000 people have been hospitalized and 2,900 have died from the flu this season, including 12 children, with over half of states reporting "high" or "very high" levels of flu activity, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for the week ending on Nov. 19. REGULATORY PATH FOR ALZHEIMER'S DRUG CLOUDED BY BRAIN SWELLING AND BLEEDING At the moment, New Mexico, Texas, and Tennessee are seeing the highest flu activity levels in the country. Cumulative hospitalization rates are the highest observed since the 2010-2011 flu season in the CDC's FluSurv-NET system, a surveillance system that collects data on laboratory-confirmed, flu-associated hospitalizations at hospitals in 14 states. The highest hospitalization rates were among adults 65 years and older, followed by children 4 years old and under. Respiratory viruses have been hitting children particularly hard this season. Children's hospitals across the country have been reporting...
    AN EXPERT mixologist has concocted a series of mocktails with a festive twist after research found 40 per cent of Brits will be cutting back on the booze this Christmas. Trying to be healthier (40 per cent), wanting to drink more mindfully (38 per cent) and the cost of drinks (33 per cent) are among the top 10 reasons for slowing the alcohol flow, a study of 2,000 adults has found. 1Resist the temptation to over indulge on alcohol this festive season and try one of many delicious mocktail recipesCredit: Doug Peters/PinPep While 20 per cent of Gen Zs planning to cut alcohol out entirely for their festive celebrations this year. However, good intentions may get swept aside as 52 per cent of those who drink alcohol admitted plans to stick to soft drinks at a party might fail. And 26 per cent think there’s a ‘danger window’ - when they might get tempted to have an alcoholic drink at a party. More than four in 10 (43 per cent) of the same respondents also admitted they are easily persuaded...
    Share this: Thrifting is hot, and Goodwill finds are cool again. But while we’re thrilled to find the perfect throwback tee for our own closet, gifting used goods still carries a stigma for some. It shouldn’t. Secondhand gifts are better for your wallet, your community and the environment.
    The Scioto County Courthouse tree lighting is always a festive moment in the season, where the giant tree in the rotunda is lit to the merriment of a crowd of onlookers. While the event is widely beloved, the hours of the event have limited the attendees, but the Scioto County Commissioners are saying not this year, as they’ve moved the event to welcome more guests. “We have, traditionally, always lit the tree during the day. It’s been great for the courthouse employees, but not so much for the general public,” Commissioner Bryan Davis said. “So, what we’ve decided to do, after receiving calls and messages on social media from people saying they’d like to attend with their family, we decided, you know what, we’re going to move it.” The Commissioners settled on moving the date to Thursday, December 1, at 6 p.m. “We figured this would give people time to get off work and be able to come,” Davis said. The event is free an open to the public and Davis says the event will be filled with festive enjoyments,...
    Meghan Markle signed off her 12th Archetypes podcast with a defiant piece of poetry about survival - but did not reveal if there would be a second series of her $18million Spotify show. The Duchess of Sussex said she had felt 'seen' while recording more than a dozen hours of content about 'the labels and tropes that try to hold women back'. Closing the show today, which featured men for the first time, Meghan quoted Greek post-war poet Dinos Christianopoulos, and said: 'What didn't you do to bury me? But you forgot that I was a seed.' The Duchess of Sussex also insisted she will not appear in a reality show and stopped watching the Real Housewives series when her life had its 'own level of drama'.  Meghan Markle's Archetypes series has ended with no clue yet if there will be a second series of the show  RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next Meghan Markle admits Prince Harry advised her to include men... Meghan Markle admits she used to love watching Real... Awkward moment...
    Getty Las Vegas Raiders WR Mack Hollins. Many of the Las Vegas Raiders‘ free agent moves have fallen flat. Chandler Jones and Bilal Nichols still don’t have a full sack this season. Anthony Averett has been hurt and hasn’t played well when he’s on the field. Perhaps the team’s best move in free agency was signing wide receiver Mack Hollins. Not much was made when the Raiders signed the former Miami Dolphins wide receiver but he quickly started turning heads in training camp. He’s got great size at 6-foot-4 and good speed for somebody as big as him. In just 11 games with the team this season, he’s already set career highs in catches (40) and receiving yards (531). With Hollins having a breakout year, the Raiders will have difficulty bringing him back. Kristopher Knox of Bleacher Report named the wide receiver as a “sneaky good” free agent this offseason and suggested he could get a solid contract in a weak class: The 2023 receiver class is also a little underwhelming, with players like JuJu Smith-Schuster, Allen Lazard...
    Denver Broncos quarterback Russell Wilson has been straight-up suffering in Denver, and the number of sacks on him should be a point of concern. Broncos quarterback Russell Wilson has gained attention throughout the league for all the wrong reasons as even the Carolina Panthers have begun to mock him. He’s doing much worse than anyone could’ve expected this season. This isn’t the Wilson that Seattle Seahawks fans knew and loved, and he’s already in a much worse spot than he was last season, before this season is even over. Russell Wilson was sacked 33 times last season with Seattle (14 games). He has already been sacked 35 times this season with Denver (10 games). pic.twitter.com/71qBDEU0zL — CBS Sports (@CBSSports) November 29, 2022 He’s on track to having the worst season of his career thus far. He’s never finished a season with a completion percentage below 61.3 or less than 3,113 yards and 21 touchdowns. With just six games left this season, he’s likely to finish below each this season. Right now, he’s recorded 198 completions for a completion percentage...
    Miami Dolphins coach Mike McDaniel offered updates on both his injured starting tackles, Terron Armstead and Austin Jackson, Monday as his team shifts from the 30-15 win over the Houston Texans to preparing for the San Francisco 49ers. Armstead exited late in the first half with a pectoral strain, and Jackson late in the game with another ankle injury after he worked his way back from a high-ankle sprain suffered in the Sept. 11 opener. McDaniel said he’s confident Armstead will return this season, but the three-time Pro Bowl left tackle is expected to miss time. “We are gathering information, seeking out specialists and kind of letting the injury settle a hair so the information can be a little more concrete and clear,” McDaniel said. “We’re evaluating some options with him, in terms of how to treat it and stuff, but you know how I feel about Terron. He’s the consummate pro, so I would be really foolish to go ahead and stamp an exact timeline because you just never know. It might be right around the corner.” With Jackson,...
    Ravens running back J.K. Dobbins will return to practice this week “to some degree,” coach John Harbaugh said on Monday. Dobbins has missed the last five games since he opted for cleanup surgery to hasten his recovery from an injury that cost him last season. The 2020 second-round pick, who tore his ACL, LCL and meniscus in his left knee, along with his hamstring in the 2021 preseason finale, has rushed for 123 yards on 3.5 yards per carry in four games this year. The Ravens placed Dobbins on injured reserve after their Week 6 loss to the New York Giants, so whenever he resumes practicing, they will have 21 days to add him to their 53-man roster or place him on season-ending injured reserve. “I’m not sure exactly what they’ll let him do, so we’ll see,” said Harbaugh, who previously noted that Dobbins’ surgery was a “smashing success.” Harbaugh also said rookie tight end Isaiah Likely, who did not play against the Jaguars, “had an ankle roll” in practice on Friday. “We thought maybe he would be OK for...
    The Chicago Bulls have had a simple problem when games come down to the wire this season: This team isn’t clutch. The Bulls are 1-8 in clutch-game scenarios, which the NBA designates as any game with a differential of five points or fewer in the final five minutes. They posted their first clutch-game win last week with a 118-113 victory over the Milwaukee Bucks but remain the worst team in the league at closing tight games. With a few tweaks to the final minutes of those eight losses, the Bulls easily could boast a winning record rather than sitting 8-11. Studying those close games could plunge a fan into a mire of what-ifs — if only DeMar DeRozan hit that jumper, if only Nikola Vučević made one of those free throws, if only Ayo Dosunmu didn’t turn the ball over. This growing late-game ineptitude is a departure from last season, when the Bulls were proficient at scraping out close games. They were 25-16 in clutch-game situations, the league’s fourth-best record. The shift reflects a wider imbalance in the Bulls closing...
    Getty Payton Pritchard of the Boston Celtics. So far this season, the Boston Celtics are the best team in the NBA. Through 19 games, they sit at 15-4, placing them atop the Eastern Conference and earning them the title of the best record across the league. The addition of Malcolm Brogdon has played a huge part in their success, as has the emergence of Sam Hauser. However, Payton Pritchard’s minutes have diminished as a result of Boston’s improved depth. After Boston’s most recent win over the Sacramento Kings, Pritchard spoke about what his job is this year. “My energy. Being ready to hit my shots,” Pritchard said. “You know, whatever the team is needing at that moment. Right now, I think my role on this team is to be an energy boost. So when my number’s called, I got to be ready.” "Right now I think my role on this team is to be an energy boost, when my number is called I have to be ready" ????@ChrisForsberg_ talking with @paytonpritch3 after the Celtics big win over Kings...
    Yankees fans are angry. Hal Steinbrenner admitted that himself. However, for those looking for drastic changes to be made to this current lineup, there are not many places to go up from what Brian Cashman already had. The Bombers have a flawed roster with aging players and lineup inconsistency after their stack of Aaron Judge, Anthony Rizzo and Giancarlo Stanton. Realistically, a bottom-up retooling of the entire lineup is not a project that can be accomplished in a single offseason. Instead, the Yankees will need to focus on holding things together long enough for backup to arrive through the farm system. In many cases, the Yankees’ best bets are their own free agents or are already under contract. Rizzo has already been re-signed to man first base and was indisputably the best first basemen on the market. Andrew Benintendi and Judge both remain free agents and sit as easy fits for the Bombers. In Benintendi’s case, the other available options to play left field for Aaron Boone’s club are Brandon Nimmo — who appears to command a larger payday than...
    SAN JOSE – San Jose State enters Saturday’s game against Hawaii with six wins, meaning they are likely to be playing in a bowl game for the second time in three years, something that hasn’t happened since 1987. There are 73 other teams that also have met the bowl-eligible criteria for the 41 games scheduled, leaving eight slots open heading into Week 12 of the season. The Spartans (6-4 overall, 4-3 Mountain West) will have to wait to see if they are going bowling — they won six games and didn’t get picked to play in a game as recently as 2013 — and a win at home against Hawai’i (2-5, 3-9 MW) undoubtedly will help their cause. Mountain West teams have automatic tie-ins with five bowls, but also could end up with at-large berths. Seven MW teams are bowl eligible. The winner of the Mountain West championship game between Boise State and Fresno State will play Dec. 17 in the Jimmy Kimmel LA Bowl played at SoFi Stadium. Bowl invitations go out Dec. 4. Here are the most likely...
    The paint your own pottery studio, The Happy Pot, is reminding the community once again that Cinamon can be sweet, as the owner teachers her recovery art classes lessons in community service and the good of serving others. Owner Cinamon Wellington teaches a weekly class to her Counseling Center clients, where she instructs therapeutic art lessons on a variety of topics geared towards personal development. “We meet weekly and we do some sort of art project to tie in a life lesson with it. It can be, for example, talking about our emotions and how, if we don’t get away from past traumas, they can keep building and building until we explode. They could end up back on the street and making bad choices, but I show that through paint,” Wellington explained. “We then talk about forgiveness and how to talk to people using good language. We talk about what happens when we just throw our cigarette butts down. We talk about how to engage with people not in addiction, because we are all products of our environments and, sometimes,...
    Getty Tobias Harris #12 of the Philadelphia 76ers reacts in front of Ben Simmons #10 of the Brooklyn Nets in the fourth quarter of the game at the Wells Fargo Center on November 22, 2022 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The 76ers defeated the Nets 115-106. Despite the slow start to the year, there are plenty of things the Philadelphia 76ers have to be thankful for this season. Joel Embiid has returned to his MVP self and has been vital to turning things around before missing the past two games. James Harden also looks to have more pop in his game after an offseason filled with conditioning and rehab but is recovering from his tendon sprain. Tyrese Maxey seems to have taken his game to another level in his third season before his foot injury. De’Anthony Melton has also captured the hearts of fans and exceeded expectations after coming to Philadelphia in a trade this offseason. However, Grant Hughes of Bleacher Report took a different view when writing about the one thing each NBA team has to be thankful for....
    SIX of the best value items to pick up from Dollar Tree this holiday season range from kitchen goods to toys - and they're all under $5. Dollar Tree is a perfect spot for everything from groceries to miscellaneous lifestyle goods. 1Dollar Tree has everything from home goods to toys and clothes to help make your holiday season affordably brightCredit: Getty This winter, Dollar Tree has your holiday season needs covered, Yahoo! Finance reported. Not only does this value store have deals on holiday wrapping paper, Voila Solid & Patterned All Occasion Wrapping Paper has gift adornment for every occasion at just $1.25. The other kind of necessary paper - paper towels, toilet paper, and napkins - is also an incredible value at Dollar Tree. A two-pack of Ultra Harmony Double Paper Towel Rolls is currently on the shelves for $3, while a six-pack of Harmony Giant Paper Towel Rolls is merely $5, according to Yahoo! Finance. READ MORE MONEYBLACK & WHITE I'm a make-up artist - how to get name-brand items for $1.25 at Dollar...
    Scouted selects products independently. If you purchase something from our posts, we may earn a small commission. This is it! Coveted jewelry brand Mejuri is having a sitewide Black Friday sale, and I’m having a hard time shopping for anyone but myself (you know who needs this? Meee). But if you really must buy gifts for others–get them ones they will love, like sparkly, beautifully-designed unique pieces, only found at Mejuri. If you’re unfamiliar with the brand, it makes understated, elegant fine and semi-fine jewelry, using recycled materials when possible. Mejuri’s company mission is sustainability. Don’t wonder if the lovely necklace you are eyeing was ethically sourced–it was. Aside from that, Mejuri selling direct-to-consumer avoids the typical mark-ups, so the pricing often feels like a steal. The minimum purchase to receive the 20% discount is $150, so maybe there’s a few giftees you can shop for since Mejuri offers so many affordable items. I love costume jewelry, but it’s sad when favorites lose their luster. The precious metals Mejuri uses, like 14-carat gold wrapped over sterling silver, won't suffer that...
    A FLIGHT attendant has revealed two ways to make your travels easier during the holidays - and it won't cost you anything. Monae Freeman, 31, currently works for Delta and said she has flown with the airline for the last six Thanksgivings. 2A flight attendant has shared her top tips for avoiding travel problems during the holiday seasonCredit: Tiktok/@itsmonaae_ And with millions of Americans hitting the skies during the festive period, she has shared some of her top tips on how to make it a bit easier. One of her pieces of advice was to allow more time than you may think - or could end up missing your flight. She told Yahoo: "If you get to the airport late this week, you might face longer lines than usual to get through security." To make it even easier, she suggests flying earlier than you think, as the "busiest days are typically one to two days before and after the holiday". Read more on travelBACK UP I'm a flight attendant - there's a magic phrase to stop passengers reclining seatsCREW KNEW?...
    If you’re like most people, you’re thinking about scooping up some of those bargains we hear about between Thanksgiving and the end of the year. Whether it’s Black Friday, cybermonday or just a random day between now and New Year’s Eve, there are plenty of retailers and e-tailers trying to tempt us to spend our money with them. Some of them are online, others have retail locations and some have both. Related Articles Business | Larry Magid: Surveys shed light on teen, parent feelings about social media Business | Magid: How to speed up home internet Business | Magid: New phones have amazing cameras Business | Magid: Google releases first smartwatch and new Fitbit models There are indeed some real bargains out there, but beware of any that are “too good to be true.” If you see something that costs a lot less than what any other seller charges, there is a chance that it’s some type of scam. You might not get the product at all or it might be...
    BERKELEY — The Cal football season will end Friday afternoon with a home game against UCLA and, win or lose, this is not what the Bears or their fans envisioned. “I thought they were going to be right around 8-4,” said Yogi Roth, an analyst for the Pac-12 Network. “I thought this was a really special year for them.” Instead, the Bears are 4-7 after snapping a six-game losing streak with a 27-20 win over rival Stanford in the Big Game. At 2-6 in Pac-12 play, they have failed to sculpt a winning conference record for the 13th consecutive season. No other school in the league has gone longer than five years since doing that. So, what in the name of Pappy Waldorf has gone wrong? And can the Bears fix it? Many of Cal’s recent woes can be traced to a chronically underperforming offense. In an era of high-scoring football, the Bears haven’t averaged even 24 points a game since coach Justin Wilcox’s debut season of 2017. Wilcox understands it’s not a winning formula, and within the next week...
    Access / YouTube "The Voice" coaches “The Voice” season 22 is really heating up. With only 10 singers remaining after this week’s performances and elimination, fans have begun speculating about who they think will win the season, and which coach will earn bragging rights as having the winner on their team. In a recent sit-down interview for Access, this season’s coaches John Legend, Gwen Stefani, Camila Cabello, and Blake Shelton opened up about their current places in the competition. They also discuss which coach would host the best Friendsgiving and their favorite holiday cocktails. See the interview and hear what the coaches have to say below.Gwen Stefani Though Blake Shelton Was Sure to Lose This Season At First Play Gwen Stefani Didn’t Think Blake Shelton ‘Had A Chance’ In New Season Of ‘The Voice’Season 22 of “The Voice” is nearing its end and Gwen Stefani is revealing why she didn’t think Blake Shelton would go far. “I didn’t think Blake, when this whole thing started, had a chance in the race,” she told Access Hollywood. “It’s true you...
    Getty Luke Kornet #40, Boston Celtics When the Boston Celtics re-signed Luke Kornet over the summer, his contract was only partially guaranteed. At the moment, Kornet has had $1,066,639 of his $2,133,278 contract for the 2022-23 season guaranteed, according to Spotrac. If they elect to keep him past January 10, the contract becomes fully guaranteed. An Eastern Conference executive revealed to Sean Deveney what the Celtics plan to do with Kornet when that guarantee date comes. “They like Luke Kornet. They have until January until he gets guaranteed. I think they wind up going ahead and guaranteeing him,” the exec told Deveney. Before taking on the Dallas Mavericks, Kornet has averaged 3.9 points, 3.5 rebounds, 1.1 assists, and one block a game while shooting 66.7 percent from the field in 12.7 minutes a game in 13 games thus far this season. This is Kornet’s third season with the Celtics after playing for them briefly during the 2020-21 season and the 2021-22 season. Luke Kornet made this reverse alley-oop slam look way too easy pic.twitter.com/YQhmSUvZWI — Taylor Snow (@taylorcsnow)...
    By Lynne Riley, president, Georgia Student Finance Commission Children outgrow toys and clothes, but when you make a contribution to their Path2College 529 Plan college savings account, you are giving them a gift that grows with them. This holiday season, I want to encourage families to consider replacing at least one traditional gift this year with the gift of education through the state’s college savings plan, the Path2College 529 Plan. Through the 529 Plan’s Ugift program, families can request and receive gifts that go directly to a child’s college savings, and this has allowed family and friends to give this unique and meaningful gift in an easy, secure way. Contributing even $25 to a child’s college savings plan can change their mindset about saving and empower them by letting them know there is a plan to help them achieve their goals. The State of Georgia has seen an increase in gifting to its college savings plan–the Path2College 529 Plan. In the past year, more than 20,000 citizens received gifts to their college savings accounts. While the 529 Plan...
    Getty Micah Hyde #23 of the Buffalo Bills reacts after an interception during the first quarter against the New England Patriots at Highmark Stadium on January 15, 2022 in Buffalo, New York. The Buffalo Bills are growing ever closer to the return of their All-Pro cornerback, and an insider revealed that their All-Pro safety could make a surprise return as well. The Bills activated cornerback Tre’Davious White from the physically unable to perform list in October and he continues to practice as he moves toward a return from an ACL tear suffered last season. While the Bills have expected White back sometime in the final stretch of this season, the other comeback would be much more surprising. The Athletic’s Joe Buscaglia reported that safety Micah Hyde’s season may not be over, which was the initial prognosis when he suffered a neck injury in September and had to undergo surgery.Hyde Making His Way Through RehabAfter suffering the neck injury in Buffalo’s September 19 win over the Tennessee Titans, Hyde’s agent took to Twitter to say that he would be...
    After more than two years of pandemic woes, creators of holiday lights displays across the Bay Area are pulling out all the stops to create ever more spectacular shows for the 2022-23 holiday season. That’s true for individual home decor enthusiasts, as well as illumination professionals brought in to transform public spaces into shimmering, glowing winter wonderlands. A few long-time favorites have closed, but new displays are popping up in neighborhoods near you or in the form of the world’s “biggest” light show, courtesy of the Hallmark Channel. Here are the 24 best Bay Area displays we found but feel free to email mross@bayareanewsgroup.com or fill out the submission form at the end of this story to let us know if we’re missing a great show. You can also visit the California Christmas Lights website to find details about displays throughout Northern California. Unless otherwise indicated, you can visit these displays nightly after sundown and at no cost. Heavy rain or wind will make some displays go dark for the night. Some also ask that visitors wear masks for COVID-19...
    Getty Brad Stevens of the Boston Celtics. The Boston Celtics have put together a great start to the season. Despite dropping their last game against the Chicago Bulls, they are still 13-4 on the season, which is good for first place in the Western Conference. But as the season goes on, they will still have opportunities to improve their roster. And according to Keith Smith of Spotrac, Danilo Gallinari is a player to “keep an eye on” in trade talks this year. “This signing wasn’t a mistake, but Gallinari’s torn ACL during EuroBasket completely changes the context,” Smith wrote. “Boston is kind of out of tradable deals, because their best contracts belong to rotation players. If the Celtics are going to upgrade their rotation, it could mean Gallinari being traded. Then, look for him to possibly opt out, and re-sign with Boston again in free agency next summer.” In three weeks "Early Trade Season" opens in the NBA. On December 15, the vast majority of the players who signed over the summer are trade eligible. It's the unofficial...
    Prostock-studio | Istock | Getty Images In the rush at the store checkout this holiday season, you may be tempted to say yes when asked if you want to apply for a store credit card — especially if you're offered extra savings on that day's purchase. But there is good reason to think twice this season before signing up — soaring interest rates could mean you'll ultimately pay more than you save from any perks a store brand offers.related investing newsThe ultimate Thanksgiving portfolio with costs on the riseJesse Pound3 hours agoThe average retail credit card charges a 26.72% annual percentage rate, which measures how much it will cost per year if you carry a balance, according to a recent analysis by CreditCards.com. More from Personal Finance:Why protections for crypto investors are linked to orange grovesCharitable IRA transfers may trim some retirees' 2022 taxes4 tips for maximizing the impact of your charitable donations Some brands are charging as high as 30.74%, which is "crazy high," according to Ted Rossman, senior industry analyst at CreditCards.com. Overall, variable credit card interest rates...
    Happy holidays! Ready to shop for the kids and grandkids? Hmph. Neither are we. But we adjust our reindeer antlers, “ho ho ho” merrily, and dutifully avoid the toys that might sicken or kill them. The California Public Interest Research Group released its 37th annual “Trouble in Toyland” report last week , and was able to buy dozens of recalled toys online easily, including Army Action Figure Playsets by Blue Panda (excessive levels of toxic phthalates and lead), Aflac Plush Promotional Ducks by Communicorp (toxic phthalates), Activity Loops by The Manhattan Toy Co. (tubes can detach and release plastic pieces that little kids can choke on), Blue’s Clues Foot to Floor Ride-on Toys by Huffy Corp (the ride-on toy can tip forward with a young child atop) and way too many others. “Recalled toys can still be purchased — often brand new — days, weeks and sometimes years after they’ve been deemed dangerous,” said Sander Kushen, state advocate with CALPIRG and CALPIRG Education Fund. “About 200,000 children go to an emergency room each year because of toy-related injuries and illnesses,...
    For some, Thanksgiving is a time of turkey stuffing, laughs and holiday cheer.  But for others it serves as a source of serious stress and family drama around the dinner table.  Luckily, several psychologists and experts have revealed the best ways to survive Thanksgiving day for those who want to avoid the added headaches that come with arguments with your family.  Whether you have a strained relationship with your relatives - or the political climate is making this year's Thanksgiving especially difficult - these experts have a host of tips and tricks to make your holiday season as smooth as possible.  From mentally preparing before you enter the room to steering away from hot topics, psychologists have taken to social media to help ease your mind as turkey day approaches.  For some, Thanksgiving is a time of turkey stuffing and holiday cheer, but for others it's a prime source of stress and family drama around the dinner table Luckily, psychologists have revealed the best ways to survive Thanksgiving day and avoid the added headaches that come from arguments with your...
    Attorney General Chris Carr is sharing important tips to help Georgians shop safely and avoid scams this holiday season. “With so many Georgians buying gifts, making donations, and sending and receiving packages during the holidays, criminals are eager to use this opportunity to try to con consumers out of their hard-earned money,” said Carr. “Knowledge is key, and our Consumer Protection Division is offering valuable information to help you protect your wallet and your identity, especially when shopping online.” Tips for safe shopping and avoiding scams during the holidays: Only make purchases through reputable companies. You can check out a company’s reputation through the Better Business Bureau at bbb.org. You can also read consumer reviews by searching online for the company name, along with the word “complaint,” “review” or “scam.” Beware of phony retail websites. Scammers create fake websites that may look very similar to that of a legitimate online retailer. Check the website name very closely. Spelling or grammatical errors may tip you off to a bogus website. Avoid navigating...
    Scammers may be ever present online, but when the holidays roll around, they go into high gear. That’s because “all of the stars align” for bad actors, said Mark Ostrowski of Check Point Software, an online security company. The shopping rush, big sales and charity appeals create a slew of opportunities for scammers to entice people to click on malware boobytraps, reveal sensitive personal information and cough up cash in response to deceptive emails and texts. You don’t have to be a Grinch to protect yourself against these fraudsters, but you do have to treat the unsolicited emails and texts you receive skeptically — something you should be doing year-round, frankly. While you’re at it, keep in mind what scammers like to do during the holidays, and how your actions online will inevitably expose you to more risk. Here are some tips from Ostrowski, Norton researcher Kevin Roundy, and other experts about the holiday scams to be on the lookout for and the sorts of practices that can keep you safe.Shipping scams In the days before Amazon, holiday shopping meant...
    NETFLIX is keeping us entertained all week with tons of new shows and movies to binge on. The streaming giant is dropping a whole host of exciting content for you to devour. 1 This Is us star Justin Hartley stars in the Noel DiaryCredit: Netflix What's new on Netflix? Latest releases for November 20 to November 26, 2022 November 25 Ghislaine Maxwell: Filthy Rich Ghislaine Maxwell: Filthy Rich goes beyond the headlines of the Ghislaine Maxwell case. The film will tell the definitive story of Epstein's mysterious accomplice, illuminating how her class and privilege concealed her predatory nature. The Last Dolphin King José Luis Barbero, one of the world’s most famous dolphin trainers, is at the peak of his 30-year-career. He has just been hired as a Vice-President by the prestigious Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta (USA), when a 99-second blurry video is released online. FINAL MOVEMENTS Tragic last moments of Idaho students revealed after eerie 'link' emergesFIND HIM Cops pause landfill search for body of Quinton Simon who vanished 6 weeks agoGIVE UP THE GHOST Moment ‘ghost patient’ is greeted...
    The odds that Miami Dolphins cornerback Byron Jones doesn’t play during in the 2022 season continue to increase. The Dolphins returned from their bye week without an update on Jones, who has not practiced since having lower left leg surgery in March. Jones, who has been on the physically-unable-to-perform list since the start of training camp, is not yet ready to return, according to coach Mike McDaniel on Monday. “Nothing’s changed with Byron,” McDaniel said. “We’ll continue to be hopeful and optimistic.” Without a return to practice this week, ahead of Miami’s Sunday game against the Houston Texans, it’ll essentially put Jones out through the end of November. The Dolphins then have six regular-season games remaining over the final month-plus. Counting backward from the end of the regular season and figuring Jones may need multiple weeks of practice to return to game action and then at least a couple of games to begin looking like his usual self in coverage, his window to contribute for Miami for the final stretch and a postseason push is shrinking. Nonetheless, McDaniel still said...
    Marin Wolf | (TNS) The Dallas Morning News The holidays are back to their pre-pandemic glories, with the airline industry already expecting record-breaking travel days. But your loved ones aren’t the only ones coming to town this season: A team of highly-contagious respiratory viruses may also visit, and they likely have no plans to leave anytime soon. Unseasonably-early waves of the flu and RSV, or respiratory syncytial virus, are hitting cities across the U.S. and filling pediatric hospitals with sick children. While most older children and adults with healthy immune systems can fight such an infection with little issue, the viruses can still cause nasty symptoms, like cough, congestion, fever and body aches. It may seem like avoiding the circulating ailments is impossible, but public health experts say there are ways to lessen the likelihood of getting sick. Here’s what you need to know to protect your family and friends as you celebrate the holidays: COVID-19 safety measures work for other viruses, tooThough mask mandates are largely lifted and social distancing is a relic of the past, the same public...
    The season of giving is here, and the Postal Service is putting out the call for kind-hearted, generous people across the country to sign up to adopt letters to Santa. Beginning now, those interested in adopting letters can go to USPSOperationSanta.com, create an account and have their identities verified to help fulfill the holiday wishes of children and families who have written to Santa. USPS Operation Santa relies solely on random acts of kindness and the generosity of strangers. For 110 years, the program has provided some extra magic to those in need during the holiday season. Registration is only for those wishing to adopt letters. Letter writers do not need to register. Potential adopters must go to USPSOperationSanta.com, click on the registration link and follow the prompts. For security reasons, all prospective adopters must register to create an account and have their identities verified before they can participate. Even if someone adopted letters in the past, they must create a new account each year. If a potential adopter is unable to...
    NBC "The Voice" coaches John Legend has officially thrown a name in the running when it comes to the replacement of longtime “The Voice” coach Blake Shelton. Shelton is leaving “The Voice” after season 23 of the show wraps up. “I’ve been wrestling with this for a while, and I’ve decided that it’s time for me to step away from The Voice after Season 23,” Shelton shared. “This show has changed my life in every way for the better, and it will always feel like home to me. It’s been a hell of a ride over these 12 years of chair turns, and I want to thank everyone at The Voice from NBC, every producer, the writers, musicians, crew and catering people; you are the best.” Shelton has won “The Voice” eight times. He won in season 2 with Jermaine Paul, season 3 with Cassadee Pope, Season 4 with Danielle Bradbery, Season 7 with Craig Wayne Boyd, Season 11 with Sundance Head, Season 13 with Chloe Kohanski, Season 18 with Todd Tilghman, and most recently in season 20 with Cam Anthony....
    There is just over a month left until Christmas Day, and whilst it has come around quickly, there’s still plenty of time left to find the perfect gifts for loved ones. Whether you’re on the lookout for a special sentimental present, or you’re treating yourself over the festive season – there are plenty of options out there that won't break the bank. With many shoppers now keen to keep spending at a low as the cost of living continues to rise, being savvy with your Christmas shopping is a must. Finding a great bargain will be top of the wishlist for many families watching their purse strings. If you are stuck for some inspiration, we have found some impressive offers ahead of the big day to get you started. (Just call us Santa's little helpers!) Brewdog 10It's a Brewdog ChristmasCredit: Brewdog If you're shopping for a beer lover, look no further than the range of Christmas beer gifts available at BrewDog. Choose from a wide selection of items, including personalised cans available in 6-packs of Punk IPA that comes with...
    Scouted selects products independently. If you purchase something from our posts, we may earn a small commission. According to the experts, kids between the ages of four and 18 should never have more than two hours of screen time per day. And as for kids under three? Yeah, they’re not really supposed to have any screen time. Like… at all. But we get it; expert advice aside, getting kids off screens and, say, outside for a hike or bike ride is often easier said than done. This helps to explain why, according to data we sourced from the CDC, many kids in America spend a gut-wrenching 7.5 hours looking at a screen each and every day. To help you help your kid (or your nephew, granddaughter, or whoever it may be) spend less time staring at a screen and, more to the point, to achieve that goal without conflict, we have rounded up a number of great toys that are not only pure fun, but that will also engage the same parts of the brain that crave stimulation in...