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Facebook wants to expand your Messenger contact list with a little help from Instagram. The company has launched a feature in Messenger that pulls in your contacts from Instagram, if you opt to connect your account. The option appears in Messenger’s 

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Open thread for night owls. Pizzigati: 'Confronting climate change in a deeply unequal world'

Sam Pizzigati at Inequality.org writes—Confronting Climate Change in a Deeply Unequal World. The global reaction to two landmark new reports suggests the planet could well lose that confrontation: Two meticulously sourced — and deeply disturbing
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Open thread for night owls. Pizzigati: 'Confronting climate change in a deeply unequal world'

Sam Pizzigati at Inequality.org writes—Confronting Climate Change in a Deeply Unequal World. The global reaction to two landmark new reports suggests the planet could well lose that confrontation: Two meticulously sourced — and deeply disturbing — warnings about our shared global future have appeared over the past week. One has terrified much of the world. The other hasn’t, not yet at least, but most certainly should. You’ve most likely already encountered the first of these warnings, a grim reportfrom the United Nations  Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, a broad and distinguished panel of the world’s top climate scientists. They’re advising us that the level of global warming that governments once saw as “safe” would, if ever reached, trigger catastrophic dangers. Humanity has, the scientists tell us, about a dozen years to get our environmental act together. Or else . . . The second warning came from researchers at Oxfam, the global anti-poverty charity that has emerged as a top critic of our world’s increasingly concentrated income and wealth. Oxfam and the nonprofit Development Finance International have been working over recent years to develop an index that tracks how well the world’s nations are moving “to tackle the gap between rich and poor.” Oxfam released what amounted to a “beta” version of this index last year. The just-released second version, entitled The Commitment to Reducing Inequality Index 2018, offers us a considerably clearer picture of what nations are and aren’t doing to make our world more equal. The bottom line of the new Oxfam analysis: Nations aren’t doing nearly enough. Oxfam’s researchers examined the records of 157 nations. Of these 157, 112 “are doing less than half of what the best performers are managing to do.” [...] TOP COMMENTS • HIGH IMPACT STORIES QUOTATION “Entomologist Dr. Ovid Byron speaking to television journalist, Tina, who says, re: global warming, «Scientists of course are in disagreement about whether this is happening and whether humans have a role.» He replies: «The Arctic is genuinely collapsing. Scientists used to call these things the canary in the mine. What they say now is, The canary is dead. We are at the top of Niagara Falls, Tina, in a canoe. There is an image for your viewers. We got here by drifting, but we cannot turn around for a lazy paddle back when you finally stop pissing around. We have arrived at the point of an audible roar. Does it strike you as a good time to debate the existence of the falls?”                 ~~Barbara Kingsolver, Flight Behavior (2012) TWEET OF THE DAY xLindsey Graham, apparently a graduate of the Mike Huckabee Comedy Academy, tells Fox »News« that if a DNA test proved he was Iranian, »That would be, like, terrible."Upon hearing this news, all 80 million Iranians nod as one.— Victor Laszlo (@Impolitics) October 17, 2018 BLAST FROM THE PAST On this date at Daily Kos in 2007—The SEIU chessboard: John Edwards took a serious hit when he failed to garner the SEIU endorsement. Rather than a national endorsement, the union decided to give each local the power to make their own endorsements. This means, most importantly, that the national SEIU's significant war chest and its campaign operatives are out of commission in this primary. It also means members of locals can only campaign out of their state in places where those locals have endorsed the same candidate. So the Iowa local endorsed Edwards. Yeay Edwards! Except that Iowa's SEIU is small, with just 2,000 members. But neighboring Illinois has one of the biggest SEIU locals—100,000. Also nearby Indiana has another 70,000. Obama scored a coup by getting their endorsement. They're off the table for the Iowa battle. What about New Hampshire? 10,000 members, and another 70,000 in neighboring Massachusetts. But the regional mother lode is New York with 300,000 members. Edwards could sure use those guys and gals, but Hillary Clinton is the state's senator, and they're unlikely to piss off someone who might still be the state's senator after the primary. So she's the prohibitive favorite for the New York endorsement, again depriving Edwards of valuable boots on the ground and blunting the PR value of the endorsements he does get. On today’s Kagro in the Morning show: Republicans said tax cuts would pay for themselves, again. They didn't. Again. Is Mrs. Papadopoulos a Russian spy? Of course not! She's 34! Sound stupid? Armando thought so too. WH says DiFi leaked Ford's letter. More likely they did it. Sears vs The Man. x Embedded Content RadioPublic|LibSyn|YouTube|Patreon|Square Cash (Share code: Send $5, get $5!)

After Donald Trump tweets about Stormy Daniels, she goes *there*

Donald Trump tweeted about Stormy Daniels and he may already be regretting it. We all may soon regret it because she punched right back, hard, mentioning his biggest … ummmm … short coming. Buckle up, folks. Stormy Daniels went there on Twitter today
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After Donald Trump tweets about Stormy Daniels, she goes *there*

Donald Trump tweeted about Stormy Daniels and he may already be regretting it. We all may soon regret it because she punched right back, hard, mentioning his biggest … ummmm … short coming. Buckle up, folks. Stormy Daniels went there on Twitter today and we may never return. xLadies and Gentlemen,  may I present your president. In addition to his...umm...shortcomings, he has demonstrated his incompetence, hatred of women and lack of self control on Twitter AGAIN! And perhaps a penchant for bestiality. Game on, Tiny. https://t.co/6DpDD5ELtj— Stormy Daniels (@StormyDaniels) October 16, 2018 After all, this is a man so insecure that he brought up a knock on his small hands during a Republican debate, just so he could tell the world that he doesn’t have a tiny penis. 

Down in San Diego, the indicted Rep. Duncan Hunter goes full-on racist

California Rep. Duncan Hunter has been a terrible human being for many years. He's running for re-election in his San Diego congressional district while facing five dozen indictments for spending donor-given campaign funds on himself, his wife, and a string o
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Down in San Diego, the indicted Rep. Duncan Hunter goes full-on racist

California Rep. Duncan Hunter has been a terrible human being for many years. He's running for re-election in his San Diego congressional district while facing five dozen indictments for spending donor-given campaign funds on himself, his wife, and a string of affairs. His actual actions in Congress have been predictably odious. In a bid to save his behind in his hard-right Republican district, he's now eagerly going full racist trash, suggesting to voters that his opponent, the son of Palestinian and Latino parents, is a secret terrorist by virtue of his name. “He changed his name from Ammar Yasser Najjar to Ammar Campa-Najjar,” Hunter said at a recent campaign event, according to NPR, “so he sounds Hispanic ... That is how hard, by the way, that the radical Muslims are trying to infiltrate the U.S. government.” Not that it is any of the indicted trash bag's business, but Democratic opponent Campa-Najjar is Christian, he changed his name to honor his mother (not to trick the gubbermint), and he holds a federal security clearance due to his past position in the Obama administration. Duncan Hunter, in the meantime, is a serial affair-having, indicted campaign embezzler who inherited his identically-named father's congressional position in an act of grotesque, cynical nepotism. The overtly racist Republican, however, isn't just muttering such things to private crowds. He's cutting campaign ads based on those attacks, as well: GET OUT THE VOTE for Democrats. Just click here, enter your zip code, choose the event that works best for you,​ and RSVP to attend. Help Democrats take back the House: Can you give $1 to each of these amazing House candidates?

Desperate Republicans redefine overreaching as they try to tie Democrats to terrorism

It has been 17 years since the 9/11 attacks, but Republicans are desperate and they think tying Democrats to terrorism is one of their winningest issues. Health care? Taxes? Nah, they’re looking for any flimsy connection to terrorism they can find, and I d
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Desperate Republicans redefine overreaching as they try to tie Democrats to terrorism

It has been 17 years since the 9/11 attacks, but Republicans are desperate and they think tying Democrats to terrorism is one of their winningest issues. Health care? Taxes? Nah, they’re looking for any flimsy connection to terrorism they can find, and I do mean flimsy. Ohio Democrat Aftab Pureval was one of around 1,800 lawyers working for White & Case, a firm that represented Libya in a terrorism-related case. Pureval didn’t work on the case at all, and again, was one of 1,800 lawyers at the firm, but he’s a brown guy and that makes a basically nonexistent connection good enough for Republicans to run with. Virginia Democrat Abigail Spanberger was a covert CIA officer with a high level security clearance, but Republicans are trying to tie her to terrorism by dwelling on her time as a substitute teacher at a Muslim high school where one graduate was convicted of a plot to kill George W. Bush. And California Democrat Ammar Campa-Najjar is being connected to terrorism by way of his paternal grandfather, who was involved with the 1972 plot to kill Israeli athletes at the 1972 Munich Olympics … but who died 16 years before Campa-Najjar was born. The ad, from indicted Rep. Duncan Hunter, says that Campa-Najjar changed his name to hide his family connections … when all he did was hyphenate his mother’s last name with his father’s last name, not dropping the name he shares with his late grandfather. But hey, he’s a Palestinian-Mexican-American with a problematic grandfather, so Republicans are not gonna be shy about lying.  Two of these three Democrats—Spanberger and Campa-Najjar—had security clearances in the past. But Republicans think they’re going to ride terrorism to victory, so reality has no place here. ​​​Want to get out the vote but can’t find an event near you? There are a lot of remote volunteer opportunities. Click here to browse and sign up for virtual activities you can plug in to—such as remote phone banking or writing letters to Democratic voters to get them out to the polls. Don't let up the pressure. Can you give $1 to Daily Kos-endorsed candidates to help win the House and the Senate?

Leading Democrats want DHS to hand over unredacted family separation memo

Leading Democrats from the Senate and House Judiciary Committees are demanding the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) hand over an unredacted copy of the internal memo Sec. Kirstjen Nielsen most assuredly signed authorizing state-sanctioned kidnaping at t
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Leading Democrats want DHS to hand over unredacted family separation memo

Leading Democrats from the Senate and House Judiciary Committees are demanding the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) hand over an unredacted copy of the internal memo Sec. Kirstjen Nielsen most assuredly signed authorizing state-sanctioned kidnaping at the southern border as official United States immigration policy. ”On June 17th, you tweeted, ‘We do not have a policy of separating families at the border. Period,’” Sen. Dianne Feinstein of California and Congress member Jerrold Nadler of New York wrote in their October 11 letter to Nielsen. “However, it has come to our attention that there was an internal memo on April 23rd recommending the implementation of a family separation policy that went to your office.” A redacted copy of this memo was obtained by Open the Government and the Project On Government Oversight late last month, which stated that DHS could “permissibly direct the separation of parents or legal guardians and minors held in immigration detention so that the parent or legal guardian can be prosecuted.” “To support that conclusion,” Feinstein and Nadler continue in their letter, “a footnote stated a full legal analysis of the family separation option was attached. The versions of this memo that are publicly available are heavily redacted or unsigned. The legal analysis justifying family separation included as an attachment to the memo is currently unavailable to the public.” While the signature on the redacted memo is blacked out, Open the Government and the Project On Government Oversight believe it was “almost certainly Nielsen’s, given that the memo is addressed to her.” Yet Nielsen has flat-out lied, repeatedly, about the family separation policy, with a complicit, Republican Congress refusing to hold her accountable. This comes, as Feinstein and Nadler note, as Trump is floating resurrecting the family separation policy, both as an election strategy and because his white supremacist advisers enjoy it. But even as officials float officially reviving this humanitarian crisis, dozens of migrant children kidnapped from their parents at the border continue to remain under U.S. custody.  Boiling with anger at Republicans? Get revenge by volunteering to get out the vote for Democrats. Click here, enter your zip code, choose the event that works best for you,​ and RSVP to attend.

DOJ's new head of civil rights cares more about corporate rights

There’s no arguing that Eric Dreiband is inexperienced. Unfortunately, most of the experience he does have involves hyper-partisan lawyering and pro-corporate endeavors. That’s hardly the background that typically qualifies an attorney to lead the Depar
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DOJ's new head of civil rights cares more about corporate rights

There’s no arguing that Eric Dreiband is inexperienced. Unfortunately, most of the experience he does have involves hyper-partisan lawyering and pro-corporate endeavors. That’s hardly the background that typically qualifies an attorney to lead the Department of Justice’s Civil Rights Division. Yet the Senate has just confirmed him, by a vote of 50-47. Dreiband spent three years under Kenneth Starr when he served as independent counsel, and he defended HB2, the North Carolina anti-transgender bathroom law. And that’s just his formal legal work. Dreiband also opposed the Lily Ledbetter Fair Pay Act in 2008. Meanwhile, he’s a proponent of letting companies discriminate against applicants with a criminal record. His corporate resume includes arguing that Abercrombie & Fitch should be able to discriminate against a job applicant wearing a headscarf and getting R.J. Reynolds off the hook for age discrimination. Dreiband also defended Bloomberg against charges it lowered pregnant women’s salaries. As a general matter, he’s no fan of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Vanita Gupta, head of the Leadership Conference of Civil and Human Rights, confirms as much: “Dreiband has spent most of his career opposing important civil rights legislation and defending corporations who discriminate against their workers.” There’s little doubt he’s going to add promoting “religious freedom” to his ignoble mission. “The head of the Civil Rights Division is no ordinary government appointment—it is an advocate for the most vulnerable among us,” Representative Sheila Jackson Lee reminds us. “Yet, the individual confirmed yesterday has a long track record of positions inapposite to the mandate of the Civil Rights Division.” Even Republicans recognize Dreiband is a bad choice to head the Civil Rights Division. That’s why they took more than a year to put Dreiband up for a floor vote. That they had so much trouble getting to a vote is especially significant in light of how integral his role is to a smoothly functioning DOJ.

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Costing plays a critical role in making a successful product: Piyush Goyal

Goyal, who holds coal and railways portfolios, said accountants can better understand the difference between success and failure and one needs to have an eye on costing to make a successful product.
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Costing plays a critical role in making a successful product: Piyush Goyal

Goyal, who holds coal and railways portfolios, said accountants can better understand the difference between success and failure and one needs to have an eye on costing to make a successful product.

Satyam scam: Sebi passes modified order with respect to 3 individuals

In July 2014, the regulator passed an order against various entities, including the three officials, in the nearly Rs 9,000 crore Satyam scam.
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Satyam scam: Sebi passes modified order with respect to 3 individuals

In July 2014, the regulator passed an order against various entities, including the three officials, in the nearly Rs 9,000 crore Satyam scam.

Google to charge smartphone makers for Google Play in Europe

The new arrangement opens doors for Google#39;s web search and browser rivals such as Microsoft Corp but essentially leaves the US tech giant#39;s lucrative mobile business intact, analysts said.
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Google to charge smartphone makers for Google Play in Europe

The new arrangement opens doors for Google#39;s web search and browser rivals such as Microsoft Corp but essentially leaves the US tech giant#39;s lucrative mobile business intact, analysts said.

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Scribd and The New York Times announce a joint $12.99 subscription

If you want to subscribe to both Scribd and The New York Times, you can now do it for a combined price of $12.99 per month — particularly impressive when you consider that a standard NYT digital subscription costs $15.99 on its own. You sign up and pay thro
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Scribd and The New York Times announce a joint $12.99 subscription

If you want to subscribe to both Scribd and The New York Times, you can now do it for a combined price of $12.99 per month — particularly impressive when you consider that a standard NYT digital subscription costs $15.99 on its own. You sign up and pay through Scribd, but once you do, you’ll […]

Samsung acquires network analytics startup Zhilabs to help its transition to 5G

Samsung Electronics is betting that acquiring Zhilabs, a real-time networks analytics startup based in Barcelona, will ease its transition from 4G to 5G technologies. Financial details of the deal, which was announced today, have not been disclosed. Zhilabs w
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Samsung acquires network analytics startup Zhilabs to help its transition to 5G

Samsung Electronics is betting that acquiring Zhilabs, a real-time networks analytics startup based in Barcelona, will ease its transition from 4G to 5G technologies. Financial details of the deal, which was announced today, have not been disclosed. Zhilabs will be fully owned by Samsung, but it will continue to operate independently under its own management. […]

YouTube experiences a major outage lasting for more than an hour

No, it’s not just you. As of Tuesday evening Pacific Time, YouTube was down for many users. The outage appears to have begun some time around 6:15 p.m., making this a pretty long outage for such a major site. Thanks for your reports about YouTube, YouTu
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YouTube experiences a major outage lasting for more than an hour

No, it’s not just you. As of Tuesday evening Pacific Time, YouTube was down for many users. The outage appears to have begun some time around 6:15 p.m., making this a pretty long outage for such a major site. Thanks for your reports about YouTube, YouTube TV and YouTube Music access issues. We're working on […]

YouTube has been down for more than an hour

No, it’s not just you. As of Tuesday evening Pacific Time, YouTube was down for many users. The outage appears to have begun some time around 6:15 p.m., making this a pretty long outage for such a major site. Thanks for your reports about YouTube, YouTu
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YouTube has been down for more than an hour

No, it’s not just you. As of Tuesday evening Pacific Time, YouTube was down for many users. The outage appears to have begun some time around 6:15 p.m., making this a pretty long outage for such a major site. Thanks for your reports about YouTube, YouTube TV and YouTube Music access issues. We're working on […]

YouTube is down

No, it’s not just you. As of Tuesday evening Pacific Time, YouTube was down for many users. The outage appears to have begun some time around 6:15 p.m., making this a pretty long outage for such a major site. Thanks for your reports about YouTube, YouTu
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YouTube is down

No, it’s not just you. As of Tuesday evening Pacific Time, YouTube was down for many users. The outage appears to have begun some time around 6:15 p.m., making this a pretty long outage for such a major site. Thanks for your reports about YouTube, YouTube TV and YouTube Music access issues. We're working on […]

Google tweaks Android licensing terms in Europe to allow Google app unbundling — for a fee

Google has announced changes to the licensing model for its Android mobile operating system in Europe,  including introducing a fee for licensing some of its own brand apps, saying it’s doing so to comply with a major European antitrust ruling this su
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Google tweaks Android licensing terms in Europe to allow Google app unbundling — for a fee

Google has announced changes to the licensing model for its Android mobile operating system in Europe,  including introducing a fee for licensing some of its own brand apps, saying it’s doing so to comply with a major European antitrust ruling this summer. In July the region’s antitrust regulators hit Google with a recordbreaking $5BN fine for […]

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The Best Swordfights in Video Games

Soul Calibur VI drops this week, as the forces of light and dark clash blades for the sixth time in service of a storyline we can’t even pretend to understand. But we don’t […] The post The Best Swordfights in Video Games appeared first on G
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The Best Swordfights in Video Games

Soul Calibur VI drops this week, as the forces of light and dark clash blades for the sixth time in service of a storyline we can’t even pretend to understand. But we don’t […] The post The Best Swordfights in Video Games appeared first on Geek.com.

Australia shifts on refusal to send refugees to New Zealand

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) - Australia's prime minister has signaled that he could accept New Zealand's longstanding offer to resettle 150 refugees exiled to Pacific islands as long as the Australian Parliament legislates to ban them from ever setting foot in A
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Australia shifts on refusal to send refugees to New Zealand

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) - Australia's prime minister has signaled that he could accept New Zealand's longstanding offer to resettle 150 refugees exiled to Pacific islands as long as the Australian Parliament legislates to ban them from ever setting foot in Australia. Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Wednesday he was ...

Fall foliage, tradition, wildlife star in PBS' 'AutumnWatch'

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Attention would-be leaf peepers: Even if fall is a bit player where you live, PBS has got you covered. A three-night public TV series, «AutumnWatch New England,» promises to showcase the colorful landscape and other seasonal glo
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Fall foliage, tradition, wildlife star in PBS' 'AutumnWatch'

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Attention would-be leaf peepers: Even if fall is a bit player where you live, PBS has got you covered. A three-night public TV series, «AutumnWatch New England,» promises to showcase the colorful landscape and other seasonal glories. Among the live and pre-taped segments: time-lapse video of ...

Ruggles Mine, Laconia institution on 'Seven to Save' list

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - A mica mine that closed as a tourist attraction in 2016 and the site of a institution for children with developmental disabilities are among the properties featured on the New Hampshire Preservation Alliance's latest «Seven to Save&
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Ruggles Mine, Laconia institution on 'Seven to Save' list

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - A mica mine that closed as a tourist attraction in 2016 and the site of a institution for children with developmental disabilities are among the properties featured on the New Hampshire Preservation Alliance's latest «Seven to Save» list. This is the 12th year the organization has ...

Basking in the Tuscan Sun

CORTONA, Italy (AP) - After my breast cancer diagnosis and as I was going through what would be more than a year of treatments that included chemotherapy and radiation, I vowed I would return to Italy. Both sets of my grandparents emigrated from there, and I
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Basking in the Tuscan Sun

CORTONA, Italy (AP) - After my breast cancer diagnosis and as I was going through what would be more than a year of treatments that included chemotherapy and radiation, I vowed I would return to Italy. Both sets of my grandparents emigrated from there, and I always turned to Italy ...

History museum braces for move to new space

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. (AP) - History can't be changed - but it can be moved. After nearly two decades at its home in the Western Gateway Heritage State Park, the North Adams Museum of History and Science plans to pack up its vast collection and move into a newly
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History museum braces for move to new space

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. (AP) - History can't be changed - but it can be moved. After nearly two decades at its home in the Western Gateway Heritage State Park, the North Adams Museum of History and Science plans to pack up its vast collection and move into a newly-renovated space ...

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Fired Cubs hitting coach felt he didn't connect with 'millennial players'

The Chicago Cubs chose to part ways with Chili Davis last week after the hitting coach spent just one season with the team, and it sounds like he was not surprised by the move. In fact, we might even venture to say Davis feels relieved. While reflecting on hi
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Fired Cubs hitting coach felt he didn't connect with 'millennial players'

The Chicago Cubs chose to part ways with Chili Davis last week after the hitting coach spent just one season with the team, and it sounds like he was not surprised by the move. In fact, we might even venture to say Davis feels relieved. While reflecting on his brief tenure with the Cubs, Davis said Monday that he felt his message was lost on “millennial players” from the start. “I guess I need to make some adjustments in the way I deliver my message to the millennial players now,” he said, via Gordon Wittenmyer of the Chicago Sun-Times. “I need to make those adjustments for the next job I get, if there is one.” Davis added that he “learned a lot” in his one year in Chicago, but he said he needs to be sure he can connect with a team’s players before he accepts another position. “I hope that the next guy connects better with the players, because I felt that there were multiple players there I didn’t connect with,” Davis admitted. “It wasn’t that I didn’t try. It just wasn’t there.” There was an obvious differe

Giants owner essentially tells Beckham to shut up and play

Odell Beckham Jr has not exactly shown traits of a franchise leader since he signed his massive contract extension with the New York Giants, and team owner John Mara clearly is not pleased with the way the star wide receiver has carried himself. Speaking at t
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Giants owner essentially tells Beckham to shut up and play

Odell Beckham Jr has not exactly shown traits of a franchise leader since he signed his massive contract extension with the New York Giants, and team owner John Mara clearly is not pleased with the way the star wide receiver has carried himself. Speaking at the NFL owners’ meetings on Tuesday, Mara shared some of his thoughts about his team’s 1-5 start and the drama that has come along with it. At one point, he made a comment about Beckham that translates to, “Shut up and play.” Mara also said the Giants’ 1-5 start is disappointing and he is “sick about it.” Like head coach Pat Shurmur before him, the owner defended Eli Manning and said the quarterback is not solely responsible for the team’s shortcomings. Manning has faced a great deal of criticism this season, and deservedly so. He appears incapable of getting the ball downfield and is clearly closing in on the end of his career. Even if Mara and the Giants’ brass know that, the last thing they want is Beckham making headlines for some of the remarks he ha

Josh Allen has UCL damage, expected to miss 2-3 weeks

Josh Allen will miss time for the Bills, and after the rookie quarterback visited Dr. James Andrews, more clarity’s emerged on what the rookie quarterback’s battling. The damage to Allen’s elbow involves his UCL, Tom Pelissero of NFL.com reports (on Tw
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Josh Allen has UCL damage, expected to miss 2-3 weeks

Josh Allen will miss time for the Bills, and after the rookie quarterback visited Dr. James Andrews, more clarity’s emerged on what the rookie quarterback’s battling. The damage to Allen’s elbow involves his UCL, Tom Pelissero of NFL.com reports (on Twitter). This problem often leads to pitchers undergoing Tommy John surgery, but Mike Garafolo of NFL.com notes that doesn’t appear to be necessary for Allen. This isn’t a full tear, per Pelissero. This said, the expectation for now is Allen will miss at least two games, perhaps three, Pelissero tweets. The Bills turned to embattled second-year passer Nathan Peterman after Allen went down on Sunday. They also have the recently signed Derek Anderson on their roster. Buffalo’s offense has submitted a historically woeful stretch, with Football Outsiders’ Aaron Schatz tweeting the Bills’ offensive DVOA through six games is second only to the 2004 Dolphins’ among the worst the website has graded since 1986. The Bills have won two games, though, with Allen starting. T

MLB looked into Astros' alleged cheating, does not consider a major matter

There was a concern that the Houston Astros might have cheated during their victory over the Boston Red Sox in Game 1 of the ALCS. But those concerns appear to have been quelled. A man who said he was an Astros employee was caught without a credential in the
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MLB looked into Astros' alleged cheating, does not consider a major matter

There was a concern that the Houston Astros might have cheated during their victory over the Boston Red Sox in Game 1 of the ALCS. But those concerns appear to have been quelled. A man who said he was an Astros employee was caught without a credential in the media area outside of the Red Sox dugout at Fenway Park. That initially led to some suspicion that the Astros might have been cheating. But according to Joel Sherman of the New York Post, the league looked into this and the issue is not seen as a major one. In other words, one team used a spy to be sure that its opponent wasn’t using a spy. If you read this and think it resembles a Cold War-era spy novel, know that you’re not alone. The paranoia between these two teams has been an oft-discussed matter during this ALCS. Even if this incident is fairly minor and nothing significant comes from it, it’s certainly not going to do anything to halt the paranoia. It will be interesting to see what happens if this series gets to six or seven games.

Nick Bosa to focus on draft, not return to Ohio State

Ohio State defensive end Nick Bosa will not try to return to his team after rehabbing from a core muscle injury, the school announced on Tuesday. It’s a smart business decision from Bosa, who is widely projected as the top prospect in the 2019 NFL Draft.
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Nick Bosa to focus on draft, not return to Ohio State

Ohio State defensive end Nick Bosa will not try to return to his team after rehabbing from a core muscle injury, the school announced on Tuesday. It’s a smart business decision from Bosa, who is widely projected as the top prospect in the 2019 NFL Draft. “I was hopeful that Nick would be able to return to play again for us,” head coach Urban Meyer said in a statement released by the school. “I know this was an extremely difficult and emotional decision for Nick and his family, and I wish him well as he moves on to get himself 100 percent healthy and ready for his next chapter. I want to thank Nick for the remarkable efforts he gave for this program. He is a first-class young man who we have been honored to coach.” Bosa suffered the injury on Sept. 15 and had surgery less than a week later. In three games this year, Bosa had four sacks, six tackles for a loss, and was leading the Buckeyes in tackles overall. Older brother Joey Bosa took a business-first stand with the Chargers as a rookie and wound up missing

Panther’s Michael Hutchinson talks his first start in goal

Goalie Michael Hutchinson reflects on his teams confidence, his mindset going into tonight's shootout, and the Florida Panthers still looking for their first win.
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Panther’s Michael Hutchinson talks his first start in goal

Goalie Michael Hutchinson reflects on his teams confidence, his mindset going into tonight's shootout, and the Florida Panthers still looking for their first win.

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