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    If you were paying close enough attention to Mets general manager Billy Eppler last week when he addressed the media, you might have noticed how he referred to Jacob deGrom: as a future member of the Hall of Fame. Twice Eppler said the two-time NL Cy Young Award winner is a future hall-of-famer. It was an interesting comment given deGrom is not widely considered a first-ballot pitcher, at least not yet. His career 41.1 bWAR is well below that of his teammate Max Scherzer (70.7) and he is not among the top five active leaders. However, WAR, be it from Baseball Reference or Fangraphs, is not necessarily gospel when it comes to Hall of Fame voting. DeGrom will certainly have a case for enshrinement if he continues down the track he is currently on, and maybe the Mets are publicly pumping up his tires in attempt to lure him back to Queens to build on that legacy. “We did build the team to be able to pitch in the postseason. We headlined it with two guys that are going to...
    Getty Bailey Zappe, New England Patriots, Bill Belichick Bill Belichick has reportedly decided about the New England Patriots starting QB for Monday night’s game against the Chicago Bears, and fans have strongly reacted. The Patriots’ Mac Jones is expected to be ready to return for the Monday night matchup, per ESPN’s Mike Reiss. Per The Athletic’s Jeff Howe, who referenced a “source,” there is “no quarterback controversy,” Jones will start when deemed healthy, which appears to be this Monday against the Bears. There is no QB controversy in New England. When Mac Jones is healthy enough to return to play, he’ll be the starter, per sources. @TheAthletic — Jeff Howe (@jeffphowe) October 20, 2022 Jones is Backing Up the Reports at Practice in ThursdayOn Thursday morning, Jones was at Patriots practice and didn’t look hampered by the high ankle sprain he suffered in the team’s Week 3 loss to the Baltimore Ravens. Jones was in the position usually designated for the starting quarterback to begin practice, per this tweet from Joe Kayata of WJAR-TV. Mac Jones looking good...
    The Department of Defense has annnounced it will pay for service members to travel to get abortions following the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade. Secretary Lloyd Austin revealed this in a memo to Pentagon leadership on Thursday, which establishes additional privacy protections and looks to improve service members’ awareness of these resources. RUSSIA CONTINUES ATTACKS ON KYIV WITH IRANIAN ‘KAMIKAZE’ DRONES The Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization decision has “readiness, recruiting, and retention implications for the force," the secretary wrote, calling for the military to “establish travel and transportation allowances for service members and dependents … to access non-covered reproductive health care that is unavailable within the local area of a service member’s permanent duty station.” Additionally, Austin directed the department to “establish additional privacy protections for reproductive health care information, including standardizing and extending the time Service members have to fulfill their obligation to notify commanders of a pregnancy to no later than 20 weeks unless specific requirements to report sooner,” bars DOD healthcare professionals from providing health information unless there is a specific...
    After a group of residents appealed the recently approved 2040 General Plan because it made it possible to build what they called an “unnecessarily high” number of housing units, Los Gatos Town Council had to decide whether to bring the document to voters or revise the plan. While the appeal, also called a referendum, was filed this summer, council said it has some time to decide how to move forward. The council voted Oct. 18 to push back its response to spring 2023 in order to focus on the state-mandated housing plan, the Housing Element. Just two sections of the General Plan are affected by the appeal, but councilmembers and staff spent some time calling out misinformation that has been circulating through the community about the whole plan during Tuesday’s meeting. Some residents believed that the 2040 General Plan could bring in 12,000 new housing units based on density changes made in some parts of town. Staff said this is highly unlikely, since buildings and homes would have to be razed and replaced with developments at the maximum possible density...
    Elon Musk complained that he is overpaying for Twitter weeks after agreeing to end his efforts to back out of purchasing the company and to uphold his initial offer of $44 billion. The billionaire said during a Wednesday Tesla earnings call that he was not pleased with the price but that the platform's potential was greater than its current value. Musk's remarks echo the frustrations that he experienced amid his attempt to acquire Twitter. "Although obviously myself and the other investors are obviously overpaying for Twitter right now, the long-term potential for Twitter in my view is an order of magnitude greater [than] its current value," Musk said in the call. A TIMELINE OF TWITTER'S ON-AGAIN, OFF-AGAIN PURSUIT OF TWITTER "I'm excited about the Twitter situation, because, obviously, I know their product incredibly well," he added. "And I think it's an asset that has sort of languished for a long time but has incredible potential." Musk had agreed to buy Twitter in April but attempted to reverse the decision in May, citing concerns about spam...
    MANCHESTER UNITED legend Rio Ferdinand has slammed Erik ten Hag's "unfair" decision to leave Cristiano Ronaldo on the bench for their 2-0 win over Tottenham. Ronaldo, 37, stormed down the tunnel before the final whistle at Old Trafford on Wednesday night as he was left unused for the entirety of the game. 2Ronaldo stormed down the tunnel after being an unused sub against TottenhamCredit: Rex 2Ferdinand feels it is unfair for everyone involved in the Ronaldo sagaCredit: Youtube - Rio Ferdinand Presents FIVE The five-time Ballon d'Or winner has started just two of Man Utd's 12 Premier League games so far this season. And Ferdinand, who played with Ronaldo during his first stint at the club, feels it is not fair on anyone for the situation to carry on like this. Speaking on his FIVE YouTube channel, he said: "My only thought could be that Cristiano is being saved for the weekend against Chelsea. That's the only way I see it, logically. "He didn't play today and I think Ronaldo will be absolutely fuming with that naturally and I wouldn't...
    Israel has refused a Ukrainian request for air defenses against the barrage of Russian attacks enabled by Iranian drones. “Israel will not deliver weapon systems to Ukraine due to a variety of operational considerations,” Israeli Defense Minister Benny Gantz said Wednesday. “We will continue to support Ukraine within our limitations, as we have done in the past.” Israel has refused to send arms to Ukraine throughout the war, due in part to unease about Russia’s military presence in neighboring Syria, where Russian and Iranian forces have partnered to prop up Syrian dictator Bashar Assad’s regime. Yet the extension of that cooperation between Moscow and Tehran into the war in Ukraine spurred some hope in Kyiv that Israel’s defense industry would equip Ukraine to blunt the Iranian-enabled air raids. “Iran is our mutual enemy,” Ukrainian Ambassador to Israel Yevgen Korniychuk told local media. “But Israel is providing only very limited intelligence cooperation.” IRAN IN FOCUS AS RUSSIAN DRONE STRIKES ENDANGER WESTERN DIPLOMATS IN UKRAINE Iranian-made surveillance and attack drones have played a key role in a wave of recent attacks in...
    Getty Head coach Doc Rivers of the LA Clippers reacts to Montrezl Harrell #5 during the second half of the NBA game against the Phoenix Suns at Talking Stick Resort Arena on February 26, 2020. There has been a great deal of buzz surrounding the Philadelphia 76ers‘ off-season moves. Building up the bench was a primary focus of Daryl Morey following the lack of second-unit production in past years. Last season the Sixers ranked 28th in bench scoring and added just 27.2 points per game from their non-starters. The additions of players like De’Anthony Melton, Danuel House Jr., Montrezl Harrell, and P.J. Tucker are expected to contribute in this area. This did not prove to be the case in the opening matchup as the Sixers bench combined for just 11 points in the matchup. At the top of the list of notable bench storylines was Doc Rivers’ decision to go with the newly-signed Harrell at the backup center position rather than Paul Reed. Rivers has stated it is a matchup-by-matchup case coming out of the preseason. Harrell struggled in...
    KELLY Ripa made a huge admission about her decision to join Live - and knowing the truth may have resulted in a very different future for the host. The 52-year-old joined Live - which later became Live with Regis and Kelly - in 2001 after Regis Philbin’s longtime co-host Kathie Lee Gifford left the year prior. 4Kelly Ripa, 52, looked back at her longtime career on television during a recent appearance on a podcastCredit: Getty 4Kelly co-hosted Live with Regis and Kelly with Regis Philbin from 2001 to 2011Credit: AP But while speaking on an episode of the Not Skinny But Not Fat podcast, Kelly looked back on her long career on TV and the decision that led her to join Regis on Live. “When you're a new person joining a well-established show and a well-oiled machine, and if you read the book [her memoir Live Wire], you know this. I take his side in this entire argument,” she said.  “He should not have had to have a host assigned to him. That's not fair. He paid his dues and...
    Getty Dan Campbell coaching the Lions against the Packers in 2022. It’s felt clear that the Detroit Lions like rolling the dice a lot under Dan Campbell, but in 2022, it’s never been more clear to be the case. Campbell and the Lions continue to try and reinvent the league in terms of going on fourth down, and they have launched an all-out assault this season on the down. As a new piece showed, Detroit goes for it just under 50% of the time on the down. Pro Football Focus recently took a look at breaking down where all teams in the NFL are on fourth down decision making. Perhaps not surprisingly, the Lions led the league in terms of going on fourth down. They were only slightly ahead of the Arizona Cardinals in terms of aggressiveness. Also notably, for the Lions, the decision for the team seems to boil down to punting or going for it. Detroit had one of the smallest percentages of going for field goals on the down, perhaps as evidence of their shaky...
    Getty Margaret Josephs and Teresa Giudice. “Real Housewives of New Jersey” star Teresa Giudice tied the knot with Luis “Louie” Ruelas on August 6, 2022. Giudice’s castmates Margaret Josephs and her husband, Joe Benigno, attended the wedding ceremony. As fans are aware, Josephs had issues with Giudice during RHONJ season 12 because she inquired about Ruelas after discovering a video of him begging an unidentified woman on a beach. During an October 2022 episode of the “Two Ts In A Pod” podcast, hosted by Tamra Judge and Teddi Mellencamp Arroyave, RHONJ star Jennifer Aydin, who was one of Giudice’s bridesmaids, theorized why Josephs decided to show up to the wedding. “I don’t know why she came, I mean, we do get paid to go to these things. It was a spin-off. I don’t know if that’s the reason. I’m not sure. I’m just saying it’s just very suspect. You do get paid per episode. And [Giudice is] getting a spin-off,” said Aydin. She also noted that Josephs and Benigno “left early” during the wedding. “Margaret did come to...
    TEEN Mom Briana DeJesus has been criticized for her surprising parenting decision with her youngest daughter. The MTV star's two girls, Nova, 11, and Stella, five, joined their mother for a new TikTok video. 5Briana DeJesus was slammed by fans criticizing her parenting decision with her daughter, Stella, in a new videoCredit: TikTok/brianadejesusx3 5Stella was drinking a latte in the clip, prompting fans to point out that she's 'too young' for coffeeCredit: TikTok/brianadejesusx3 However, it was Stella who stole the show as the trio was enjoying their Starbucks breakfast in the car. Briana, 28, placed her phone on the dashboard to record the group while she sat in the driver's seat. Eager to get in the camera's view, Stella kneeled on the center console as she explained the beverage she was holding. "This is a pumpkin," she began before looking toward her mother for help naming the item. Read More on Briana DeJesusBIG GIRL Teen Mom Briana's daughter Stella, 5, looks all grown up with big curls in new picBRIANA BARES IT ALL Teen Mom Briana suffers major...
    ROBIN Robert has given an emotional tribute to actress Selma Blair on social media after her exit from Dancing With the Stars. The Instagram post has highlighted how "proud" she is of the former DWTS contestant for taking on the physically demanding show despite health challenges brought about from multiple sclerosis. 2Legendary GMA host Robin Roberts gave a shoutout to Selma Blair on Instagram for her inspiring journey and hard workCredit: Getty Images - Getty 2Monday evening, Blair and her partner Sasha Farber gave fans an emotional last dance after her decision to leave the competition due to her multiple sclerosisCredit: ABC/Eric McCandless Good Morning America's Robin, 61, gave a shoutout on Tuesday to film star and DWTS contestant Selma, 50, for showing her moves on the dance competition. In her post, Robin said: "I'm incredibly proud of #SelmaBlair for the way she's faced multiple sclerosis head-on and shared her journey with the world. "So glad I got the chance to see her glide across the ballroom floor on this season of [Dancing With the Stars] … but now...
    CNN anchor Wolf Blitzer bluntly asked White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre if President Joe Biden is “setting himself up for failure” on the issue of abortion rights. President Biden delivered a speech Tuesday afternoon at a DNC event in Washington, DC, rallying Democrats around the issue of abortion rights. The issue has become a top Democratic priority since the Supreme Court effectively overturned Roe v. Wade with the Dobbs v. Jackson decision, and escalated when a national ban was proposed by Republican Senator Lindsey Graham. On Tuesday’s edition of CNN’s The Situation Room, Blitzer kicked off his interview of Jean-Pierre with a quick cut to the chase, asking if Biden’s promise to codify Roe if Democrats gain in the midterms is a recipe for failure: BLITZER: As you know, for President Biden to make good on his pledge to codify Roe, Democrats would have to keep the House majority, pick up Senate seats, and eventually change the filibuster rule as well. That’s a very tall order. Is the president setting himself up potentially for failure? JEAN-PIERRE: So, I will say this, Wolf. And thank you so much for...
    Terry Francona managed a very poor game in his team’s loss in Game 5 of the American League Division Series. The Guardians’ manager, a respected veteran skipper, mismanaged a few crucial parts of the game, denying his team’s magic carpet ride an entrance into Houston. After the game, Francona clarified a few of the puzzling moments, leaving a few things still to be desired. NOT CHALLENGING In the fourth inning, Cleveland second baseman Andres Gimenez rolled over a ball and sent it up the first base line. With two outs and the Guardians already trailing 4-1, any base runner would have been a valuable resource for a team desperately trying to mount a comeback. Gimenez hustled up the line and beat pitcher Nestor Cortes to first, forcing Yankee first baseman Anthony Rizzo to go for the out by himself. The result was a bang-bang play with both players sliding — Rizzo glove first, Gimenez feet first — to try and reach the bag. Gimenez was called out, but instant replays on the TBS broadcast clearly showed that Rizzo’s glove got...
    The Post Millennial claims to have confirmed that assertion from the unidentified coach. Fellow board member Jeff Tatham added that the ball had allegedly been traveling at 70 mph when it struck the girl's face. "I don’t know if that’s faster than normal, but it seemed like it was coming off very fast, abnormally, especially fast," Tatham said. "It not only hit her in the face, then the ball came off of her face with enough force to then go back through the net." In addition to the safety concerns, the board also said it believes that male competitors have a "competitive advantage" over female opponents. "The competitive advantage issue certainly has to come up in any scenario with that type of transgender conversion, per se," said Jeff Martin, vice chair of the board. "I can tell you that the board wasn’t searching out this kind of thing. It was brought to our attention based on safety concerns." However, despite the concerns voiced by the board, some local residents have chided the decision to cancel district games against Highlands. "All...
    Getty Colby Covington Former interim UFC welterweight champion Colby Covington was a reason for Tyron Woodley’s career downfall, according to the ex-170-pound king. After suffering four losses in a row, Woodley parted ways with the promotion in 2021, five years after “The Chosen One” captured 170-pound gold. Woodley’s losing streak began in March 2019 when his former teammate, Kamaru Usman, took his strap via unanimous decision at UFC 235. Woodley would then drop another unanimous decision in his comeback bout against Gilbert Burns a few months later. Next up for The Chosen One was Covington, and “Chaos” left the Octagon in September 2020 with a fifth-round TKO victory after Woodley injured his rib. Woodley’s final UFC bout took place at UFC 260 in March 2021, losing to Vicente Luque via first-round submission. Well, Woodley said in a recent interview with MMA Junkie that his motivation to fight declined because he had mentored Usman and Covington when they were teammates at American Top Team in Florida and before he had met them both inside the cage. “I wasn’t training...
    Getty Coby White #0 of the Chicago Bulls dribbles up the floor. The time has come and gone for the possibility of a surprise extension for Chicago Bulls guard Coby White. He was drafted seventh overall in 2019 but that was by a different regime and several injuries and inconsistent seasons ago. White has taken this entire process in stride, insisting he is only focused on helping the team win and not on his contract. Of course, just because there was no extension does not mean this is White’s last year in a Bulls jersey as he will be a restricted free agent next offseason meaning the Bulls will have the right of first refusal. We are a long way away from that happening, though. In the meantime, White will need to prove his value in limited action judging by the Bulls’ current guard rotation.Bulls’ Plan ‘Doesn’t Really Make Sense’Despite this outcome being the expectation for some time, there has been some pushback on the Bulls for deciding against offering White an extension. Forbes contributor Morten Jensen has...
    Getty Head coach Billy Donovan of the Chicago Bulls looks on. The Chicago Bulls have made it official and announced their starting lineup heading into the 2022-23 season. It did not come without some level of surprise as head coach Billy Donovan named Patrick Williams as the starting power forward. There was some debate over whether or not that would be the case after Donovan started forwards Javonte Green and Derrick Jones Jr. while experimenting with lineups. Green started in Williams’ absence last season and appeared to have secured the job. But his strong preseason has resulted in his coming off of the bench, at least for now, which led to some obvious questions for Donovan in a critical season for both him and the Bulls. Just not who will take the floor first on the road against the Miami Heat in the regular-season opener on October 19.Donovan Will Mix-n-Match“I’m not that wrapped up in the starting part as much as how we’re subbing off the bench,” Donovan told reporters after practice a day before the opener. “It...
    JEOPARDY! has revealed their final decision about a new rule that fans were worried would drastically change the iconic game show. On Monday's Inside Jeopardy! podcast, producer Sarah Foss said the idea to award a cash bonus is off the board for now. 5Jeopardy!'s Ken Jennings is hosting episodes airing until JanuaryCredit: NBC 5The show is moving on from their divisive cash bonus ideaCredit: Sony Pictures Entertainment Inc. Jeopardy!'s top boss Michael Davies - who scored the Executive Producer gig in 2021 after the disgraced Mike Richards was ousted - first suggested the rule change. He expressed multiple times that he wants to add a cash bonus that would be awarded to contestants who successfully sweep a full category of clues straight through. Foss conclusively stated: "We're not doing anything at this point. "There's no [cash] bonus, nobody get upset!" she defensively added. Read more on Jeopardy!LEG UP? Jeopardy! hints Cris Pannullo has advantage that 'boded well' for Amy SchneiderSAY WHAT? Celebrity Jeopardy!'s Mayim left speechless after player's 'embarrassing' answer Foss also said yesterday on the podcast that the show will not...
    President Joe Biden on Tuesday afternoon delivered a speech building on his months of pro-choice advocacy, promising to sign into law legislation codifying Roe v. Wade – protecting the right to abortion – if Democrats retain control of the House and Senate after the November midterm elections. The New York Times reports Biden will "pledge on Tuesday that the first bill he would send to Congress next year if Democrats retain House control and expand their Senate majority would be to codify abortion rights across the country, according to a Democratic official.” “The commitment comes as the White House and Democratic candidates have been increasingly focused on protecting abortion access before the midterm elections next month, seeking to broaden support among women and independent voters. Mr. Biden said this summer that he supported ending the filibuster to protect a woman’s right to an abortion and a broader constitutional right to privacy,” The Times notes. READ MORE: Biden: ‘I Believe I Can Beat Donald Trump Again’ (Video) The President, the White House and Democrats across the board have been working to...
    President Joe Biden delivered some crowd-pleasing trash talk to a Democratic audience when he warned that the GOP and the conservatives on the Supreme Court are “about to find out” how much political power women have. President Biden gave a speech Tuesday at a Democratic National Committee event at the Howard Theatre in Washington, DC, which he centered on abortion rights. The issue has become a top Democratic priority since the Supreme Court effectively overturned Roe v. Wade with the Dobbs v. Jackson decision, and escalated by a national ban proposed by Republican Senator Lindsey Graham. Those events have coincided with a reversal in the Democrats’ favor going into the midterms, and the crowd was very responsive to Biden’s message. In several instances, he drew from the text of the Dobbs decision for inspiration, including when he invoked Justice Samuel Alito’s observation that “Women are not without electoral or political power”: I want to remind us all how we felt that day when 50 years of constitutional precedent was overturned. … The anger, the worry, the disbelief, the unbelievable fact that for the first time in...
    Christopher ‘Mad Dog’ Russo was not pleased with MLB after they had fans sit in the rain for hours before they postponing Game 5 of the American League Division Series. Mad Dog was on ESPN’s First Take Tuesday morning — where he voiced his displeasure with Major League Baseball’s decision to postpone Monday night’s contest between the New York Yankees and Cleveland Guardians only after making fans sit in a rainy Yankee Stadium for three hours. The game was scheduled to start at 7:05, but with rain in the forecast, the league decided to try and wait out the storm. But the rain never subsided, and the league announced at 9:36 p.m. that the game was postponed and moved to Tuesday afternoon. Due to the extended inclement weather conditions tonight, tonight’s ALDS Game 5 has been postponed and rescheduled for 4:07 p.m. (ET) tomorrow. — MLB Communications (@MLB_PR) October 18, 2022 Russo was very critical of MLB’s decision to leave the fans literally out in the cold. “I did not like the way they handled the rainout last night...
    One of the potential 'consequences' for Saudi Arabia backing an oil production cut is coming into focus, with a report the Biden administration may urge U.S. businesses not to invest in Saudi Arabia. The move, while voluntary in nature, could chip away at longstanding U.S.-Saudi business ties, at a time when prominent Democrats are calling to reexamine the U.S. relationship with the kingdom after OPEC+ announced an oil production cut that goes into effect next month. The decision infuriated the administration, and President Biden vowed there would consequences.  The administration will not be sending an emissary to the Future Investment Initiative in Riyadh, known as 'Davos in the desert,' an annual confab that brings top executives and investors to rub elbows with leading Saudi dignitaries. After President Joe Biden vowed there would be 'consequences' for Saudi Arabia's decision to back an OPEC+ cut in oil production, the Biden administration is considering urging U.S. businesses not to invest in Saudi Arabia That event is set to take place next week, with major private figures in U.S. slated to attend.  Administration officials are...
    ACTOR and rapper Kaalan Walker has just been sentenced to 50 years to life in prison. But what do we know about him and what is his net worth? 2Kaalan Walker was sentenced to 50 years to life in prisonCredit: Getty 2He has a net worth estimate of $4millionCredit: Getty Who is Kaalan Rashad Walker? Walker is best known for appearing in the 2018 Superfly reboot as gang member Juju. He also appeared in Kings with Halle Berry and Daniel Craig in 2017. He was sentenced yesterday for the sexual assaults on multiple women. Read More on The US SunKAN-YE SAY SORRY Kim & Kanye's family friend demands he ‘apologizes for everyone he’s hurt’EERIE FOOTAGE New video shows Gabby Petito & Brian Laundrie 'hours before vlogger's murder' What is Kaalan Walker's net worth? The 27-year-old has been quite popular and successful over the years. He is estimated to be worth around $4million. Where is Kaalan Walker now? Walker will now spend the rest of his life in prison after being found guilty of having unlawful sex with a minor, rape and the rape...
    REAL Madrid keeper Thibaut Courtois has taken a dig at the Ballon d’Or organisers after being voted last season’s finest shot-stopper but missing out on a place on the best player podium. The 30-year-old was awarded the Yashin Trophy for his feats between the sticks but only ended up in seventh place for the main prize which went to his teammate Karim Benzema. 2Courtois won the Yashin Trophy at the awards ceremony on Monday nightCredit: Getty 2Casillas feels Courtois should have been in the top three for the Ballon d'OrCredit: AFP Real Madrid legend Iker Casillas criticised his omission from the top three in a Twitter rant after Monday night’s ceremony, describing him as the "world’s best keeper". He added: "What I’m not happy about is that he was not included in the final podium for the Ballon d’Or. "I still don’t understand what those who choose this award base themselves on." Courtois then went a step further in an interview after the Paris ceremony by describing the Yashin Trophy as "invented" and insisting he believed it was "impossible" a...
    The Australian government is reversing a decision to recognize West Jerusalem as Israel's capital. News of the move was originally broken Monday by the Guardian, but it was then denied by Australian Foreign Minister Penny Wong. However, later in the day Wong made a formal announcement in a media release, confirming the decision. In the release, she affirmed Australia's stance as a firm ally to Israel, but stressed its commitment to a two-state solution between Israel and the Palestinians. Recognizing West Jerusalem as the capital of Israel would undermine such a solution, Wong said. The decision to recognize West Jerusalem as the capital of Israel was made by Australia's previous government under Scott Morrison's Liberal government, which was replaced in May by Anthony Albanese's Labor government. ISRAEL AND LEBANON STRIKE HISTORIC MARITIME BORDER DEAL “Today the Government has reaffirmed Australia’s previous and longstanding position that Jerusalem is a final status issue that should be resolved as part of any peace negotiations between Israel and the Palestinian people,” Wong's statement read. “This reverses the Morrison Government’s recognition...
    Live from Music Row Monday morning on The Tennessee Star Report with Michael Patrick Leahy – broadcast on Nashville’s Talk Radio 98.3 and 1510 WLAC weekdays from 5:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. – host Leahy welcomed John Harris, founder of the Tennessee Firearms Association, to the newsmaker line to comment on the recent decision on Second Amendment rights by the Court of Appeals last Thursday. Leahy: On our newsmaker line, a very good friend, Executive Director and founder of the Tennessee Firearms Association, Mr. John Harris. Good morning, John. Harris: Good morning, gentlemen. How are you all doing? Leahy: We are delighted that you found time to talk with us today about this very important Court of Appeals decision here in the state of Tennessee. Came out last week and reaffirmed the rights of the Second Amendment rights of all citizens in Tennessee, including those who live in public housing. Tell us a little bit about this decision and its importance. Harris: Sure. The case was released last week, last Thursday. And it started off relatively low-key in the court system because...
    The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said last week the eastern population of gopher tortoises – those east of Alabama’s Tombigbee and Mobile rivers – is “robust” and the species in that segment is no longer a candidate for federal listing. The data-based findings, which do not change state regulations protecting gopher tortoises in Georgia or other states, will be discussed in a virtual public meeting Dec. 13. Credit for the good news on gophers is shared by Georgia’s Gopher Tortoise Conservation Initiative. The collaboration that has grown to nearly 30 agencies, conservation organizations, companies, foundations and landowners has been working since 2015 to keep the state reptile off the federal list. The larger aim: preserving Georgia’s economic viability and other native animals and plants in need of conservation. Commissioner Mark Williams of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources said initiative members realized they could work together to hopefully avoid listing the tortoise or do nothing and risk facing increased federal regulation that could affect key parts of the...
    Getty Tom Brady's latest performance drove loads of criticism. Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady‘s performance in Week 6 lent itself to criticism amid his absence from a walkthrough before the game. “Tom Brady ain’t a part of this team. Tom Brady is above this team,” former NFL defensive back and current ESPN analyst Ryan Clark said “First Take” on Monday, October 17. “It’s hurting his team, it’s hurting his individual play, and it is not the legacy that he has built in TB12.” Clark, who played against Brady many times between 2002 and 2014, joined other national media members in calling out Brady for missing that final practice session due to New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft‘s wedding on October 14 in New York. Brady looked off amid the Bucs’ 20-18 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday, October 16, and didn’t throw a touchdown pass until late in the game. Tom Brady passes it to Fournette who finds his way into the end zone!!! #GoBucs pic.twitter.com/ORFjq3ZvN9 — TB12  (@TomBradyEgo) October 16, 2022 Brady, who played...
    The View thanked former Army Pvt. Chelsea Manning, a transgender woman who used to be known as Bradley Manning, for "LGBTQ+ activism," noting that it is "very important." Manning joined the hosts Monday to promote a new book being released Tuesday, titled README.txt: A Memoir. The book will detail the decision to leak roughly 750,000 classified military documents to the public in 2010. FBI WHISTLEBLOWERS REVEAL NEW HUNTER BIDEN 'CRIMINAL CONDUCT' BOMBSHELL Outspokenly anti-Trump Republican host Alyssa Farah Griffin thanked Manning "for [her] LGBTQ+ activism. It’s very important," also explaining, "I was supportive of your dedication to radical transparency." Griffin is the former deputy assistant to the secretary of defense for media affairs and the former press secretary for the Department of Defense. According to Manning, the decision to leak the documents was made with confidence that "this wouldn’t harm anyone. This wasn’t going to cause any damage or anything like that, apart from embarrassment perhaps." "I came to this realization when I was on the ground that the reality that we had...
    KHLOE Kardashian has been slammed for her parenting decisions by fans. The criticism comes after fans accused her of photoshopping new photos of her daughter True, 4. 5Khloe Kardashian has been slammed by fans over her parenting choicesCredit: Instagram 5Fans accused the reality star of photoshopping new picts of her daughter True, 4Credit: Instagram/khloekardashian The Hulu star recently hosted a lavish Halloween party for her daughter and her cousins. Khloé decided to give her fans a glimpse at the daytime party, which she held at her $20 million Los Angeles mansion. Khloé, 38, couldn't resist filming the exterior decorations which included an incredible balloon arch full of purple, black, orange, and green balloons. A long white dining table with matching chairs was set up for the kids and was adorned with spiderwebs, ghosts, orange cups, and green spiders. READ MORE KHLOE KARDASHIANLIKE A BOSS Khloe holds back tears after staffers spoil her with over-the-top gift CHILD'S PLAY Inside Khloe Kardashian's over-the-top 'Cousin Halloween Party' at $20M home Mom-of-two Khloé also shared some adorable photos of the children enjoying themselves, including her own...
    Getty Head coach Doc Rivers of the Philadelphia 76ers reacts against the Miami Heat during the first half in Game Two of the Eastern Conference Semifinals at FTX Arena on May 04, 2022. The Philadelphia 76ers are set to tip off the regular season in under 36 hours and, unlike many teams around the NBA, seem to have their roster set in stone. The franchise made a somewhat surprising move to release both Isaiah Joe and Charles Bassey with the roster deadline looming. Rather than keeping the traditional 15 men on the roster that the limit allows, the Sixers currently have 14 players under contract for the full-NBA deal. Doc Rivers revealed the decision-making process for this when speaking to media members at Sunday’s practice. As the Head Coach put it, “We believe there’s a lot of guys out there that may become available. We wanted to make sure we had a spot.” This bottom-of-the-roster flexibility and the belief that neither Bassey nor Joe had a place within the rotation have been credited for the reasoning for the decision...
    KROGER has revealed that the chain has discontinued a product that was branded “the best” and “underrated” by fans. One fan was left frustrated that they couldn’t pick up a jar of apple jelly despite visiting 10 stores. 1Kroger disappointed an apple jelly fan when they said the product had been discontinuedCredit: AP Kroger provided the shopper with disappointing news as the item has been discontinued. The retailer told the shopper: “We’re sorry you’ve been unable to find our Kroger Apple Jelly. “Unfortunately this item has been discontinued. We apologize for the inconvenience this may cause and hope you have a great rest of your weekend.” The shopper described the apple jelly as the “best” and said the product was “underrated”. read more on krogerBATTLE OF THE BIG STORES Huge change for Walmart as rivals Kroger & Albertsons mergeRIVAL CLAIMS Kroger reveals huge $20b update it vows will cut costs - but fans slam change Earlier this year, Kroger customers said they would’ve been close to tears if the product wasn’t in stock. One said: “I’d probably cry to the...
    Getty Head coach Frank Reich and the Indianapolis Colts haven't played one of their young star players in the secondary much this season. The Indianapolis Colts picked up a huge 34-27 victory against the Jacksonville Jaguars in Week 6. But that doesn’t mean there isn’t the potential for more improvement from the Colts. In the win, Indianapolis modified its offense to emphasize short, quick passes. The Colts also used tempo to gain advantages against the Jaguars. Furthermore, the Colts made another change to their offensive line and adjusted to being without Shaquille Leonard and Kwity Paye on defense. But Colts reporter Nate Atkins of The Indianapolis Star suggested another change the Colts should make on defense following the victory against the Jaguars — play cornerback Isaiah Rodgers more instead of fellow cornerback Brandon Facyson. “[Isaiah Rodgers] didn’t start the game at cornerback, which continues to be a puzzling decision,” Atkins wrote. “Brandon Facyson had a difficult day in contain as well as coverage. “The Colts have a situation at cornerback where Stephon Gilmore and Kenny Moore II are going to play...
    Getty Darvin Ham, Los Angeles Lakers Moving Russell Westbrook into a bench role was certainly not seen as a home-run decision among Los Angeles Lakers fans, as some felt his continued presence within the rotation would serve as an insurmountable distraction. The fact of the matter is, though, that Westbrook remains on the Lakers’ payroll, and is a former MVP who, if he figures things out, can still be a significant part of the team’s plans throughout the season. Unfortunately, in order to help him reach his former heights, Westbrook accepting a bench role may be essential. In an October 16 article for ESPN, Dave McMenamin noted how the head coach Darvin Ham intends to continue the experiment of having Westbrook come off the bench throughout the early part of the season, in order to amass a large enough sample size to make a final decision on how he can get the best out of the beleaguered superstar. REPORT: The Lakers will continue to “explore” bringing Russell Westbrook off the bench during the regular season. (via @mcten, https://t.co/zt5fNhLnvD)...
    PEP GUARDIOLA fumed at the Anfield crowd after Phil Foden had a goal ruled out for offside by VAR. The England ace put Manchester City ahead in the thrilling clash, only for VAR to overturn the strike for an Erling Haaland foul on Fabinho. 3Pep Guardiola fumed when Phil Foden's goal was disallowedCredit: AFP 3Guardiola threw his arms up at the crowdCredit: AFP 3Guardiola remonstrated with the refereeCredit: Reuters And Guardiola couldn't believe the goal was chalked off. He sarcastically threw his arms in the air and motioned to the Anfield crowd as they gleefully cheered the decision. Guardiola gestured madly with his hands when referee Anthony Taylor consulted the monitor and overturned his decision. The Spanish gaffer also angrily exchanged words with Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp. READ MORE IN FOOTBALLFOOTBALL LATEST Reece James to miss World Cup, Liverpool vs Man City build-up Sky Sports claim Guardiola screamed "This is Anfield" at the home fans in the aftermath of the decision. Then, after the game, Guardiola accused Liverpool fans of throwing coins at him. He told BBC Radio 5 Live:...
    Getty Las Vegas Raiders wide receiver Davante Adams. After a video was revealed online of Las Vegas Raiders wide receiver shoving an ESPN worker following the team’s loss to the Kansas City Chiefs, there was much speculation that he’d face punishment from the NFL. Las Vegas is currently on a bye week so there’s been no rush for the league to make a decision. It appears the wait could last even longer. Adams was hit with a city ordinance violation from the Kansas City Municipal Court, which has complicated matters. According to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, the NFL is going to wait until the legal process plays out before deciding on a punishment: The league generally acts quickly for on-field infractions to make clear a player’s status for the next game, ruling on suspensions by Wednesday morning of a game week. Las Vegas is on a bye this week. Adams’ situation, however, won’t play out immediately, in part to a legal developmental that came on Wednesday when he was charged with a city ordinance violation of assault, according...
    Getty Kyrie Irving #11 of the Brooklyn Nets looks on during the second half of the Eastern Conference 2022 Play-In Tournament against the Cleveland Cavaliers Kyrie Irving was in the news all season last year with the Brooklyn Nets. Irving made the decision to not be vaccinated despite the strict vaccine mandates in New York City. The decision kept Irving out of over fifty games last season. Irving remained hard in his stance to not be vaccinated to be “a voice for the voiceless” and for other people who were losing jobs over their decision to not be vaccinated. He faced a lot of criticism for his decision, especially as the Nets limped into the playoffs last season.  Ultimately, the decision played a role in the franchise being ‘unwilling‘ to sign the point guard to a long-term extension in Brooklyn. After a public contract negotiation that saw Irving flirting with the Los Angeles Lakers, even if it meant signing for a $6 million mid-level exception and Irving getting permission to find a team for a trade partner with...
    Getty New England Patriots, Bill Belichick All signs point to Bill Belichick starting Bailey Zappe on Sunday against the Cleveland Browns. Pro Football Network’s Aaron Wilson says a source has indicated Zappe will get his second straight start while Mac Jones continues to recover from a high-ankle sprain suffered in a Week 3 loss to the Baltimore Ravens. While the New England Patriots haven’t made the news official, and knowing Belichick, that might not happen until five minutes before kickoff, a roster move suggests Wilson’s report is true. The Patriots elevated practice squad quarterback Garrett Gilbert on Saturday, as he was before last week’s 29-0 win over the Detroit Lions. Gilbert was signed on October 4 to add some emergency depth at the quarterback position with Jones still hobbled and Brian Hoyer on injured reserve recovering from a concussion he suffered in the Week 4 loss to the Green Bay Packers. Gilbert was elevated in time for the game against the Lions as he joined Zappe as the only other active quarterback on the roster. Seeing him elevated...
    Claressa Shields had the last laugh over Savannah Marshall to end their bitter rivalry as she became the undisputed middleweight champion with unanimous decision to clinch an incredible, bruising brawl that will go down as a fight of the year contender. Shields and Marshall left absolutely nothing in the ring as they treated fans to a slugfest inside the O2 Arena – swinging wildly at each other throughout – but it was Shields who edged the momentous showdown with heart and bravery to see off the British favourite. The judges handed her the victory with two scores of 97-93 and one of 96-94 – and after this barnstormer fans will be craving chapter II. Claressa Shields defeated Savannah Marshall to become undisputed middleweight champion The GWOAT claimed a unanimous decision win with two scores of 97-93 and one of 96-94 The showdown will go down as a fight of the year contender after treating fans to an incredible brawl with non-stop energy  RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next Conor Benn 'doesn't know how to cheat' says...
    Getty Matt Ryan #37 of the Los Angeles Lakers. It turns out Dennis Schroder won’t be the only former Boston Celtics player to make the Los Angeles Lakers roster. After signing Matt Ryan, who was on a two-way contract with the Celtics last season, to a non-guaranteed contract, the Lakers have ultimately decided to give him one of their last roster spots for their opening night of the 2022-23 season. Lakers’ G/F Matt Ryan has made the team’s current opening night roster, as the team won’t waive him by today’s roster cut deadline, sources tell @TheAthletic @Stadium. Ryan shot 37.5 percent from 3-point land in preseason – including 20-point performance with six 3s last Sunday. — Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) October 15, 2022 Ryan evidently left a strong impression on the Lakers during the preseason. Particularly in one game against the Golden State Warriors in which Ryan hit six three-pointers. Play Matt Ryan CATCHES FIRE – 20 pts (6-9 3PT) | Lakers Preseason HighlightsSubscribe for the latest Lakers' content: youtube.com/channel/UC8CSt-oVqy8pUAoKSApTxQw Follow us on Facebook: facebook.com/lakers Follow us on Instagram:...
    Getty Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr addresses the media after Game 5 of the NBA Finals. The Golden State Warriors went into training camp and the preseason holding an open competition to determine who would earn the 15th and final roster spot. In the end, no one won. After the conclusion of their preseason finale on Friday, the Warriors made their final roster moves including filling both of their vacant two-way roster spots. But the Warriors ultimately decided not to fill the 15th spot — though history shows it may not stay open for very long.Warriors Make Final Roster MovesShortly after the conclusion of Friday’s 119-112 loss to the Denver Nuggets, the Warriors announced a series of moves to complete their roster. They signed Ty Jerome and Anthony Lamb to the two-way contracts that had been vacated a day before when the team waived Quinndary Weatherspoon and Lester Quiñones. Though Weatherspoon and Quiñones appeared to have an inside track on the spots, Warriors head coach Steve Kerr said the team was keeping its options open. “There are...
    Former CNN boss Jeff Zucker was confronted by CNN host Michael Smerconish in a conversation about media, telling him it was 'partisan' to not give much air time to the scandal surrounding Hunter Biden's laptop.  Zucker and Smerconish were joined by former MSNBC boss Phil Griffin for a talk on the state of media at the Un-Convention in Philadelphia. The convention was billed as 'an exploration of political reforms to improve our election systems and policy ideas to govern a divided country.' Smerconish grilled the two former bosses at one point over the Hunter Biden controversy and asked if they 'regret' the coverage - or lack thereof - they gave the story.  CNN host Michael Smerconish grilled former CNN boss Jeff Zucker over a lack of airtime for the controversy surrounding Hunter Biden's laptop, and said it looked 'partisan Zucker, left, said he does not disagree with Smerconish's assessment, but also argued the network did not have enough facts to accurately cover the scandal The laptop Hunter Biden reportedly left at a Delaware repair shop contained masses of incriminating pictures, videos...
    Patricia Krenwinkel, California’s longest-serving female inmate and former follower of Charles Manson, will not be paroled after Gov. Gavin Newsom ruled against her release Friday. In a signed ruling, Newsom said Krenwinkel “still poses an unreasonable danger to society if paroled at this time.” The governor’s decision comes months after the state Board of Parole Hearings recommended Krenwinkel for release in May. Krenwinkel, 74, was sent to death row in 1971 after a Los Angeles jury convicted her of killing actress Sharon Tate and six others in the Manson followers’ two-day rampage across Los Angeles. Her sentence, along with those of the group’s other members, was commuted to life in prison with the possibility of parole after California’s highest court ruled the death penalty unconstitutional in 1972. In his decision, Newsom said he considered several factors, including Krenwinkel’s young age, 21, at the time of the killings, evidence of her growth and maturity since being incarcerated, her good behavior while behind bars and her overall efforts to improve herself while imprisoned.
    Park Chan-wook is the heir apparent to Alfred Hitchcock (and, by extension, Brian De Palma), and Decision to Leave is further proof that no one does modern erotic thrillers quite like him. Earning Park the best director prize at this year’s Cannes Film Festival, the film—now in theaters and on Mubi, following its recent bow at the New York Film Festival—is a spellbinding swirl of romance, passion, and projection, all of it enlivened by beguiling secrets and formal sumptuousness. Like his prior Oldboy and The Handmaiden, it’s a genre work of superior, silken craftsmanship, so sinister, serpentine and sexy as to be downright swoon-worthy. In a Busan envisioned as a constricting (and exhausting) maze, detective Hae-joon (Park Hae-il) is tasked with investigating the death of a man who fell while climbing an enormous rock formation. In the first of many wry comedic moments, Hae-joon forces his younger and more reckless partner Soo-wan (Go Kyung-pyo) to scale that peak in reverse as a method of tracing the victim’s final path. The urge to assume someone else’s point of view is central...
    Getty Kemba Walker #8 formerly of the Boston Celtics. When the New York Knicks traded former Boston Celtics point guard Kemba Walker to the Detroit Pistons on draft night, the common conclusion was that the Pistons would waive Walker immediately. However, Walker has remained with the Pistons from a technical standpoint despite all indications that he would never play for them. According to The Athletic’s Shams Charania, the Pistons will likely waive Walker to trim their roster down to the league maximum of 15 players. The Detroit Pistons are likely to waive four-time All-Star Kemba Walker before Monday’s deadline to set regular season roster, sources tell me and @JLEdwardsIII. The move will bring Detroit's roster to 15 guaranteed spots. — Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) October 14, 2022 Walker is slated to be paid $9,165,471 for the 2022-23 season as per the contract he agreed to when he signed with the Knicks in 2021, according to Spotrac. It remains to be seen how much of that money he will give back upon being waived by the Pistons or if he’ll...
    Former Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-WI) threw cold water on hopes that Donald Trump will receive the 2024 presidential nomination for the Republican Part, blasting the former president as the most likely to lose among potential candidates. “We all know he’s so much more likely to lose the White House than anybody else running for president on our side of the aisle, so why would we want to go with that?” Ryan said during a discussion on Teneo’s Insight Series. Trump remains politically powerful, Ryan added, because “everybody’s afraid of him.” “He only remains where he is because everbody’s afraid of him. They’re afraid of him going after them, hurting their ambition, but as soon as you get the herd mentality going, it’s unstoppable,” he said. Ryan said regardless of Trump’s decision on a 2024 run, he will not be the party’s nominee. “Whether he runs or not, I don’t really know if it matters, he’s not going to be the nominee, I think,” he said. In other parts of Ryan’s sit down with Kevin Kajiwara, Ryan described...
    Getty Jordan Poole and Draymond Green of the Golden State Warriors. The Golden State Warriors have been at the center of the NBA news world over the past week. Draymond Green got into an altercation with Jordan Poole at practice, but if it weren’t for the leaked video, they likely would have handled the situation internally. Instead, the video was leaked to the public, and the Warriors were forced to deal with the situation publicly. Green apologized to Poole, Poole’s family, and the team and mentioned that he would step away for a few days. After that, they announced that Green would not be suspended but fined instead. This was met with a lot of backlash from the public and the media, but the Warriors said that they believed it was the best course of action. However, according to Poole, the one who got punched, a suspension was not necessary. “Poole and Draymond spoke in front of the team a couple days ago and Poole didn’t think it was necessary that Draymond get a suspension,” said Marc Spears...
    The Atlanta Braves are not messing around going with Spencer Strider in Game 3 of the NLDS. For their two most critical road games of the season, the Atlanta Braves are going with Spencer Strider in Game 3 and Charlie Morton in Game 4 of the 2022 NLDS vs. the Philadelphia Phillies. Strider made the NLDS roster after missing the final few weeks of the regular season with an oblique injury. Although he has been electrifying in his rookie year for Atlanta, this is unfamiliar territory for him in the postseason. While everybody knew the big-game pitcher Morton would start one of the two games in Philadelphia, moving him back to Game 4 speaks volumes here. Here is what the decision to start Strider in Game 3 tells Braves Country and the rest of baseball. #Back2Battle pic.twitter.com/xLAVLv3IJF — Atlanta Braves (@Braves) October 14, 2022 Atlanta Braves to start Spencer Strider in Game 4 of the 2022 NLDS on Friday After dropping Game 1 at home on Tuesday, Atlanta bounced back to win a rain-delayed Game 2 on Wednesday. Max Fried...