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The 25 most important players in the College Football Playoff chase
Is Kellen Mond the best player in the country? No. But he is the one who will have the most to say when it comes to the playoff race.

POSTED AUGUST 20, 2019 7:34 AM
Mayfield: Giants' pick of Jones 'blows my mind'
Baker Mayfield told GQ that the Giants' pick of Daniel Jones at No. 6 overall "blows my mind" because the former Duke quarterback finished 17-19 for the Blue Devils.

POSTED AUGUST 20, 2019 10:02 AM
Sources: Lakers set workouts for Noah, Howard
The Lakers, trying to cobble together a center rotation in the wake of DeMarcus Cousins' knee injury, will evaluate Joakim Noah, Dwight Howard and Mo Speights, sources told ESPN.

POSTED AUGUST 20, 2019 12:29 PM
MLS expands to St. Louis; team to start in 2022
MLS announced on Tuesday that it has awarded an expansion team to the city of St. Louis, swelling the leagues ranks to 28 clubs.

POSTED AUGUST 20, 2019 12:44 PM
49ers' Garoppolo posts 0.0 QB rating in return
Jimmy Garoppolo went just 1-for-6 for zero yards and an interception in his first game since tearing his ACL last September.

POSTED AUGUST 20, 2019 1:40 AM
Source: Brown files new grievance over helmet
Raiders receiver Antonio Brown has filed a new grievance in his ongoing fight over an NFL policy that requires helmet certification according to industry standards.

POSTED AUGUST 19, 2019 8:36 PM
Arkansas State coach: Wife has died of cancer
Arkansas State coach Blake Anderson announced that his wife, Wendy, has died after dealing with cancer. The news comes a day after the school announced Anderson would take a leave of absence.

POSTED AUGUST 20, 2019 7:10 AM
The Sterling Affairs: The tapes that took down a billionaire
When an audio recording of a racist rant by former Clippers owner Donald Sterling was leaked online in 2014, it caused an uproar that changed the NBA forever.

POSTED AUGUST 20, 2019 7:16 AM
The inside story of the moment that changed the NBA forever
For four days, the Donald Sterling tapes threatened to shut down the 2014 NBA playoffs. Five years later, it remains one of the great what-ifs in league history.

POSTED AUGUST 20, 2019 7:16 AM
Fantasy football rankings: The 192 players who should be drafted this season
Mike Clay breaks down his top 192 fantasy football rankings to tell you who is rising or falling and when each player should be taken.

POSTED AUGUST 19, 2019 1:54 PM

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Animal native to South American rainforests waits outside Florida man’s front door then barges in and repeatedly charges him

Animal native to South American rainforests waits outside Florida man’s front door then barges in and repeatedly charges himAn animal native to South America’s rainforests has attacked a man after invading his second-floor Florida apartment.The kinkajou – often known as a honey bear - ran into the home, in Lake Worth Beach, through an open door and launched itself at Michael Litersky’s legs, inflicting bites and scratches.




POSTED AUGUST 20, 2019 11:25 AM

Iran Warns U.S. Against Seizing Oil Tanker Headed to Greece

Iran Warns U.S. Against Seizing Oil Tanker Headed to Greece(Bloomberg) -- Iran warned the U.S. against apprehending a supertanker carrying the Middle East country’s oil and said it couldn’t be clear on the ship’s ultimate destination, leaving the fate of the vessel uncertain as it sailed into the Mediterranean Sea from Gibraltar, where it had been detained.The tanker, formerly called the Grace 1 and re-named the Adrian Darya 1, was signaling Kalamata, Greece -- at least for now -- with an arrival date of Aug. 26, according to tanker-tracking data compiled by Bloomberg at 5:25 p.m. London time. It had previously been showing an arrival date of Aug. 25.The vessel left Gibraltar Sunday night after being detained there since early July, when British forces seized it on suspicion of carrying oil to Syria in violation of European sanctions. The U.S., which has sanctions against Iran, is seeking to prevent anyone from doing business with the ship.Iranian Crude Tanker Leaves Gibraltar Waters: What Happens Next?U.S. sanctions mean Iran cannot be “very transparent” about the destination of the tanker, Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif said at a press conference in Helsinki. He said the U.S. is trying to “bully others from purchasing our oil” and that he hopes the release of the vessel will de-escalate tensions in the Persian Gulf.A spokesman for the U.S. National Security Council didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment.The incident is one of several in recent months that have strained relations between Iran and the West, following the U.S. reinstatement of sanctions on the Islamic Republic last year. Iran has maintained that the ship’s original detention on July 4 was unlawful. The Persian Gulf state continues to hold a U.K.-flagged tanker, the Stena Impero. Aggression in the region has threatened shipping in recent months in the Strait of Hormuz, the world’s most critical waterway for oil supplies.“The U.S. surely can’t seize the Iranian tanker and, if it does, it would pose a threat to international maritime security,” Iran’s Foreign Ministry spokesman Abbas Mousavi said. Iran warned the U.S. via “diplomatic channels,” including Switzerland, against interfering with the tanker, in international waters, Mousavi said at a news conference in Tehran. Swiss diplomats serve as interlocutors between the U.S. and Iran.Destination UnclearIt’s not known where the Iranian vessel is ultimately headed. Greek authorities haven’t received formal notification that the vessel intends to head to a port in the country, according to a spokesman for Greece’s coast guard. Kalamata’s port usually serves pleasure craft like sailboats and cruise ships, data compiled by Bloomberg show.The waters off Kalamata could be a possible location for ship-to-ship cargo transfers, according to two vessel brokers without specific information about the tanker’s plans. A ship’s destination is entered manually into its Automatic Identification System and is picked up by vessel-tracking. The destinations can be altered multiple times on the same journey.Gibraltar rejected an attempt by the U.S. to block the Iranian supertanker, saying that EU regulations don’t allow it to seek a court order to detain the vessel.U.S. ComplaintA complaint unsealed in Washington stated that “Oil Tanker ‘Grace 1,’ all petroleum aboard it and $995,000 are subject to forfeiture,” according to a Justice Department statement. The statement alleges a “scheme to unlawfully access the U.S. financial system to support illicit shipments” of oil from Iran to Syria in violation of U.S. sanctions, money laundering and terrorism statutes.Gibraltar last week released the vessel, after the government said Iran had provided assurances that the ship would not sail to a destination sanctioned by the EU. In response, the U.S. said it was gravely disappointed with Britain, and it warned that ports, banks and anyone else who does business with the vessel or its crew might be subject to sanctions, according to two administration officials.(Updates vessel’s estimated arrival date in second paragraph, request for comment in fifth. An earlier version of this story included an incorrect spelling for a port official in Kalamata, Greece.)\--With assistance from Serene Cheong, Anthony DiPaola, Alex Longley, Julian Lee, Paul Tugwell, Kati Pohjanpalo and Nick Wadhams.To contact the reporters on this story: Brian Wingfield in London at bwingfield3@bloomberg.net;Arsalan Shahla in Tehran at ashahla@bloomberg.net;Verity Ratcliffe in Dubai at vratcliffe1@bloomberg.netTo contact the editors responsible for this story: Alaric Nightingale at anightingal1@bloomberg.net, Brian Wingfield, Rachel GrahamFor more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.com©2019 Bloomberg L.P.




POSTED AUGUST 19, 2019 12:58 PM

Poll: Kamala Harris' support plummets after Democratic debates, Joe Biden expands lead

Poll: Kamala Harris' support plummets after Democratic debates, Joe Biden expands leadA new poll finds Joe Biden has 29% support among Democratic and Democratic-leaning voters. Kamala Harris saw a drop in support since June.




POSTED AUGUST 20, 2019 8:46 AM

Mountain lion attacks Colorado hunter armed with just a pocket knife, officials say

Mountain lion attacks Colorado hunter armed with just a pocket knife, officials sayA Colorado man was scouting spots to hunt elk earlier this month when he became prey himself, according to state wildlife officials.




POSTED AUGUST 19, 2019 4:47 PM

NYPD fires officer 5 years after Garner's chokehold death

NYPD fires officer 5 years after Garner's chokehold deathAfter five years of investigations and protests, the New York City Police Department on Monday fired an officer involved in the 2014 chokehold death of Eric Garner, the black man whose dying gasps of "I can't breathe" gave voice to a national debate over race and police use of force. Police Commissioner James O'Neill said he fired Daniel Pantaleo, who is white, based on a recent recommendation of a department disciplinary judge. O'Neill said he thought Pantaleo's use of the banned chokehold as he wrestled with Garner was a mistake that could have been made by any officer in the heat of an arrest.




POSTED AUGUST 19, 2019 4:55 PM

Mexican man facing voter fraud trial in Sacramento. He’s a Trump supporter

Mexican man facing voter fraud trial in Sacramento. He’s a Trump supporterFor years, President Trump has claimed that millions of noncitizens voted in the 2016 presidential election, unfairly skewing his vote as Democrat Hillary Clinton won the popular vote but lost the Electoral College.




POSTED AUGUST 19, 2019 2:03 PM

French hiker missing in Italy nine days found dead

French hiker missing in Italy nine days found deadThe body of a French hiker who disappeared nine days ago south of Naples was found Sunday, local Italian authorities said. "The body of Simon Gautier has been found a short while ago," the authorities in Sapri, near Belvedere di Ciolandre where the 27-year-old hiker was found dead. Gautier called for help on August 9, saying he had fallen down a cliff and broken both legs, but was unable to give his location other than "in the middle of nowhere, on the coast".




POSTED AUGUST 18, 2019 5:58 PM

Hong Kong activists showed up to clean up a train station after violent clashes there with police

Hong Kong activists showed up to clean up a train station after violent clashes there with policeHong Kongers on Monday returned to the scene of clashes between police and protesters — except this time, they came armed with cleaning supplies.




POSTED AUGUST 20, 2019 6:25 AM

Tourists who stole sand from beach in Sardinia could face up to six years in prison

Tourists who stole sand from beach in Sardinia could face up to six years in prisonA pair of tourists face up to six years in prison after allegedly stealing a large quantity of sand from the pristine beaches of Sardinia. The French couple were found to have nearly 40kg (90lb) of fine white sand in the boot of their car. The vehicle was stopped during a routine check by border police as the tourists were preparing to board a ferry in Porto Torres, on the north coast of the island, bound for Toulon in France. The sand was found in 14 large plastic bottles and had been taken from a beach near Chia in southern Sardinia. The couple told police that they had no idea they were breaking the law, but they now face between one and six years in jail. The island has battled for years to stop tourists from pinching its sand, shells and pebbles, which are prized as souvenirs or in some cases, for indoor aquariums. WWF has run a campaign against 'beach thieves', reminding tourists that taking sand from Sardinia's shoreline is a crime To try to stop the pillaging, some locals have taken on the role of self-appointed guardians of the beaches. If they see tourists taking sand or shells, they ask them to return the material. If that does not work, they call the police or national park rangers. One of them, Pina Careddu, told an Italian newspaper on Monday that visitors sometimes become rude and aggressive when challenged. “A family of Germans were filling up some bottles with sand. I recorded them on my phone so they couldn’t deny it. The father came towards me in a threatening manner. But in the end he tipped the sand back onto the beach,” Mrs Careddu, 58, told Corriere della Sera. Dubbed “the granny sheriff” of the Sinis peninsula, on the west coast of the island, she is strict even with her grandchildren. “They say, ‘Nana, can’t we take some pebbles home to play with?’ And I say no, if everyone did that, soon there would be no beach left.”




POSTED AUGUST 19, 2019 11:04 AM

2 Proud Boys Convicted in 2018 NYC Clash with Protesters

2 Proud Boys Convicted in 2018 NYC Clash with ProtestersTwo members of the alt-right Proud Boys have been found guilty of charges including attempted gang assault for their part in a New York City attack.




POSTED AUGUST 20, 2019 12:03 PM

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