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    Detroit Lions head coach Dan Campbell pulled off a 100% pure class move Sunday after beating the Vikings. The Lions earned their first win of the season after pulling off an epic final play against Kirk Cousins and company to improve to 1-10-1. (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football) The Detroit Lions Get Their First Win Of The Season On Wild Final Play https://t.co/nuGWTK02kb — Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) December 5, 2021 Following the big victory for Detroit and the state of Michigan, Campbell dedicated the game ball to the victims of the horrific Oxford High School shooting. Four people were murdered in the shooting and the entire Michigan community is in pain. When Campbell met with the media, he read the names of the victims and vowed to never forget them. Watch the incredibly touching moment below. Lions HC Dan Campbell dedicated the game ball from his team’s win to the Oxford, MI community in the wake of Tuesday’s school shooting. (via @Lions)pic.twitter.com/0pW3iVDHxa — Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) December 5, 2021 Whether people...
    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Down by one point against the Pittsburgh Steelers with 12 seconds left in Sunday’s game, John Harbaugh went for two instead of kicking the extra point and going to overtime. The play design was great because it left tight end Mark Andrews wide open, but Lamar Jackson couldn’t deliver the throw on target. READ MORE: Maryland's Health Department Compromised After CyberattackThe result? The Ravens (8-4) took a heartbreaking 20-19 loss, which dropped them to third place in the AFC, and kept their divisional rivals’ playoff hopes alive. The big question is why not take your chances overtime with a Steelers’ team that’s been struggling all year on offense? After all, Jackson proved on the final drive that the offense could move the ball effectively on their defense. Sure, analytics might say to be aggressive in that situation, but Justin Tucker is automatic from just about the midfield logo. READ MORE: Siakam Scores 31 To Help Raptors Beat Wizards 102-90Not to mention Jackson’s ability to extend plays. There were plenty of times where he looked like he might run...
    Nicole Kidman and her "Being the Ricardos" co-star Javier Bardem opened up about what it was like to get to know the real-life characters they embody, Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz.  The duo stars in the upcoming movie from writer Aaron Sorkin that details a particularly eventful week in the life of the couple who were married on-screen and off while working on the show "I Love Lucy" from 1951 to 1957. To promote the film’s Dec. 10 release, the duo has been discussing in-depth what it was like to both learn about their real-life counterparts as well as capture the unparalleled chemistry they had together.  "I mean, all of it. All of it," Kidman said when asked by CBS Sunday Morning what surprised her about Lucille Ball. "The way [she and Desi] built a production company, how they were such a team. I didn't know how clever she was, how she'd always say she wasn't funny. So, I mean, you name it, I didn't know it!" Bardem, meanwhile, noted that he was struck by the "powerful love story" at...
    ASTON VILLA and their supporters were furious when they were denied a goal against Leicester City this afternoon. Foxes keeper Kasper Schmeichel attempted to gather the loose ball from a header as the home side’s Jacob Ramsey also connected and rifled home from close-range. 2Jacob Ramsey was denied a goal for Aston Villa against LeicesterCredit: Sky Sports 2Kasper Schmeichel was judged to have been fouled and to have been in control of the ball ???? "Theres uproar here"Jacob Ramsey puts Aston Villa 2-1 up on the verge of half-time, but VAR rules it out for a foul on Kasper Schmeichel.What were your thoughts on the incident? ???????? Watch live on Sky Sports Premier League???? #AVLLEI blog ???? https://t.co/bNHY8vABea pic.twitter.com/JUzn8UVXIB— Sky Sports Premier League (@SkySportsPL) December 5, 2021 But Villa’s celebrations were soon cut short as VAR intervened. As replays showed, City’s keeper had a hand on the ball when Ramsey made contact. After a video check, it was then determined that the Villa star had committed a foul on Schmeichel. The decision left both supporters, players and viewers at home...
    Cuffing Season: What Is It and When Does It Start? Northern Illinois easily beats Kent State to win fifth MAC championship Lock In Refi Savings Before Rates Get Too High Ad Microsoft Full screen 1/9 SLIDES © Getty / Emma McIntyre BTS Celebrates Jin's 29th Birthday at the 2021 Jingle Ball - Watch the Video! BTS kicked off the 2021 Jingle Ball at The Forum in Los Angeles on Friday night with performances of their megahit "Butter," as well as a holiday remix of "Dynamite," but it's safe to say that all eyes were on Jin! Midway through the performance, fellow bandmembers Jungkook, RM, J-Hope, V, Jimin, and Suga surprised Jin with a four-tier cake for his 29th birthday. Moments later, the ARMY serenaded him with "Happy Birthday." Watch Jin's sweet birthday surprise and keep reading to see BTS's best looks from iHeartRadio 102.7 KIIS FM's Jingle Ball red carpet!
    AS the saying goes, you have to be mad to be a goalkeeper... and these No1's have provided us with some eccentric moments. In between the sticks for Manchester United, David De Gea conceded the most bizarre goal against Arsenal, when his own team mate Fred trod on his heel, leaving him on the deck as Emile Smith Rowe volleyed in from the edge of the area. 9David De Gea lays on the floor after being injured by his own player in Man Utd's game against ArsenalCredit: AP 9Earlier, De Gea was trod on by his own team mate Fred The controversial goal was allowed to stand with referee Martin Atkinson failing to blow the whistle before the ball crossed the line to stop play. But that's not the only bizarre moment involving the keeper as SunSport looks back at some classic incidents... DIVIOT Former Blackburn goalie Tim Flowers' unfortunate error always appears on blooper shows. In fairness to the ex-England shotstopper, he got his body behind a tame shot from Stan Collymore in a game against Liverpool in 1996....
    She is getting plenty of Oscar buzz for her role as famed Hollywood actress Lucille Ball in the upcoming Amazon Studios film Being the Ricardos. But Nicole Kidman has confessed that mastering the I Love Lucy star's voice became a 'terrifying' process that even scared her husband Keith Urban. 'Vocally, I started with the Lucy voice, and it was so far out of reach that it was terrifying,' the Australian actress told the New York Post. Method: Nicole Kidman has revealed her husband Keith Urban found the Lucille Ball voice she used for her upcoming movie Being the Ricardos was 'scary'
    The Miami Dolphins’ secondary has gotten much of the praise for the way the defense has played during their four-game winning streak — and rightfully so, with the game-changing plays cornerback Xavien Howard and safety Jevon Holland, among others, have made — but much of the credit should go to the front seven, as well. In this lights-out stretch for the defense in wins against the Houston Texans, Baltimore Ravens, New York Jets and Carolina Panthers, the Dolphins have begun turning near sacks into actual sacks, batted down balls at the line of scrimmage when not getting to the quarterback and have been stout against the run. To start with the pass rush, 16 of the Dolphins’ 28 sacks have come in the past four games. “A big part is finishing,” said Dolphins defensive line coach Austin Clark of what the pass rushers have done better in this stretch. “We missed quite a few earlier in the year in different games where they’re right there and we just missed a sack or [the quarterback was] able to...
    Jim Vondruska/Getty Images CNN posted an odd tweet on Sunday that read: “Waukesha will hold a moment of silence today, marking one week since a car drove through a city Christmas parade, killing six people and injuring scores of others.” Waukesha will hold a moment of silence today, marking one week since a car drove through a city Christmas parade, killing six people and injuring scores of others.https://t.co/QMNccpBI0y — CNN (@CNN) November 28, 2021 A car did not drive itself through the parade, of course. A person, Darrell Edward Brooks, rammed a car into a crowd, killing six people and injuring more than 40 others on Nov. 21 in the Wisconsin town. People, not cars or guns, kill and are charged and put on trial. The car or gun is only the mechanism that the perpetrator uses to carry out their violent acts. That tweet is not the only example of media reporting so poorly on the incident. The press on both sides of the ideological spectrum has failed to properly cover the tragedy – a tragedy in it...
    On Monday’s broadcast of the Fox News Channel’s “Hannity,” Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) criticized CBS’ Margaret Brennan for failing to press White House Chief Medical Adviser Dr. Anthony Fauci on his statements on gain-of-function research. Cruz said, “The statements from Dr. Fauci and the NIH are directly contradictory. And I’ve got to say, I think Margaret Brennan is a talented journalist, but she dropped the ball in not following up, letting him just respond with insults, instead of asking him the simple question, you stated that we don’t fund gain-of-function research. The NIH stated we do fund gain-of-function research. They can’t both be true, and if you lied to Congress, it’s a felony. She didn’t press him on that.” Follow Ian Hanchett on Twitter @IanHanchett
    Chris Myarick is as Philly as they come. The Giants tight end was born in Elkins Park and went to Cheltenham High School before moving seven miles south to go to Temple University in North Philadelphia. So of course his first career NFL catch was a decisive touchdown for the Giants against their hated division rivals, opening up a 10-0 lead in a 13-7 win that had real implications on the fringes of the NFC playoff race. “Crazy play. Crazy first regular season catch for me,” Myarick said Sunday. “It was just crazy for me personally — finally getting the sign up, and that’s the first touchdown of the game and it was coming to me. It was kind of a crazy experience.” Myarick is right, because it isn’t just crazy that a Philly native caught his first career NFL pass for a touchdown in a huge moment. It’s how he ended up on the field, and how he caught it — or not. Backup tight ends Kyle Rudolph and Kaden Smith were out with injuries, so...
    The father of Cleveland Browns running back Kareem Hunt took his turn to take a shot at quarterback Baker Mayfield during the team’s 16-10 loss to the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday. Mayfield played again through three injuries but was inconsistent with his passes. He finished 18-for-37 with 247 passing yards and a touchdown pass. Hunt only had one passing target and ran the ball seven times for 20 yards. CLICK HERE FOR MORE SPORTS COVERAGE ON FOXNEWS.COM Cleveland Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield (6) and cornerback A.J. Green (38) head to the bench after a series against the Baltimore Ravens during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Nov. 28, 2021, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Gail Burton) But just as Odell Beckham Jr.’s father ripped Mayfield in a YouTube video, Hunt’s father did something similar on Facebook, according to FOX 8 Cleveland. "Now I'm getting people on my Facebook saying I'm being like obj Daddy and I'm not I'm stating facts on football and what we see he's limping he's scared to throw the ball and they know he's...
    Throwing the football in the NFL is so alluring it can seduce even the best run teams. The Indianapolis Colts forgot they have Jonathan Taylor after relying on Carson Wentz’s arm to build a 10-point halftime lead against the defending Super Bowl champion Buccaneers. The Philadelphia Eagles climbed into the playoff race because of a potent rushing attack and let Jalen Hurts throw it away against the Giants. The Baltimore Ravens and Cleveland Browns combined for five turnovers on pass plays in the second quarter Sunday night. Lamar Jackson threw three picks. Baker Mayfield and wide receiver Jarvis Landry fumbled on sacks. If the Ravens didn’t play against the Browns, the NFL’s five top running teams would’ve lost in Week 12. The Tennessee Titans, who entered with the league’s fifth-ranked rushing offense, kept rolling on the ground with 270 yards, but they were blown out by the Patriots 36-13. Most baffling was the Colts’ play calling in the second half. Facing the league’s stingiest run defense, Indianapolis couldn’t get Taylor going early. The Buccaneers (8-3) weren’t going to allow Taylor,...
    The 49ers are back in the playoff picture after taking down the Minnesota Vikings 34-26 for their third straight win. Both teams entered the game 5-5, so the 49ers not only took a one-game lead over the Vikings in the wild-card race, they also collected the head-to-head tiebreaker. San Francisco got the job done on the strength of another big-time rushing attack as Elijah Mitchell led the way with 133 yards on the ground and Deebo Samuel added a 69-yard rush of his own before suffering a groin injury that kept him out for the entire fourth quarter. The 49ers held the ball for more than 37 minutes, but they did not quite reach coach Kyle Shanahan’s goal of 40 rushing attempts, falling one short. Here’s what Shanahan, Jimmy Garoppolo and the rest of the team said after the game: Kyle Shanahan On a conversation with Garoppolo after interception: I just told him the obvious — what he missed and told him to let it go and we’re going to come right back...
    JIMMY FLOYD HASSELBAINK has slammed Chelsea star Timo Werner for his performance against Manchester United. The German, 25, led the line for Chelsea having returned from injury mid-week against Juventus. 1Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink slated Timo Werner's performance with and without the ballCredit: Getty But he was sloppy once again in front of goal and was guilty of missing chances to get the Blues back into the game after they trailed through Jadon Sancho's goal. After the match Hasselbaink said on Sky Sports' coverage of the game: "Poor, with the ball without the ball. Normally he's really sharp with his runs. "At the end of the day you're a number nine, you're going to be judged on the opportunities you get and what you do with it. "It was not good enough he needs to score at least the two chances, especially the one he takes with his right that he should have taken with his left, and he should score. "He keeps on missing big chances, big opportunities. When it is 0-0, 1-0 or 1-1 he needs to put them...
    Jets quarterback Zach Wilson threw a shockingly bad interception Sunday against the Texans. During the first quarter, Wilson attempted a shovel pass while scrambling, but there was just one major problem. The teammate he was trying to throw to had his back turned to the line of scrimmage. (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football) The Texans immediately picked the ball off. Watch the embarrassing play below. Worst shovel pass in league history?pic.twitter.com/YkvNwqYtBo — Dov Kleiman (@NFL_DovKleiman) November 28, 2021 There is simply no excuse for a play like that. There’s simply no excuse at all for a pass that bad. How do you justify a shovel pass that bad? It’s not like you’re heaving a ball downfield hoping the receiver turns around and spots it coming. He threw the ball at a dude whose back was to him just a few yards away! Tf is Zach Wilson doing ???????? pic.twitter.com/jo4GzOft5T — Wicked Coy ???????? (@rocket_wicked) November 28, 2021 Zach Wilson entered the league with all the hype in the world, but his...
    SANTA CLARA — It honestly wasn’t long ago the 49ers won their first-ever playoff game at Levi’s Stadium, and it came at the Minnesota Vikings’ expense amid the twilight of Jan. 11, 2020. Beating the Vikings in their return trip Sunday should pay dividends toward another 49ers’ playoff run. The 49ers snapped an 0-4 home start by winning their last time in Levi’s Stadium – a Monday night, 31-10 rout of the Los Angeles Rams on Nov. 15 – and linebacker Fred Warner expects an atmosphere rivaling not only that victory but that 2019 season’s playoff opener against the Vikings. “The fans have been great sticking by us through the good and the bad,” Warner said. “That Monday night game was electric. For sure, it was the same type of feeling of what we had the last time we played Minnesota. “I expect the same this game. We’re on a two-game win streak, trying to make it three. It should be great.” The 49ers (5-5) and the Vikings (5-5) are jockeying for one of the...
    CRISTIANO RONALDO will reach an incredible 800 career goals for club and country if he finds the net at Stamford Bridge tomorrow. And his strike for Manchester United in the Champions League against Villarreal on Tuesday has almost single-handedly fired them into the last 16 with a game to spare — having scored six of their ten group-stage goals. 3A breakdown of Ronaldo's 799 goals for club and country The Portuguese has ten in 14 appearances since his dramatic return to Old Trafford. And yet some still think the 36-year-old unbalances United. The argument is that his late arrival this season upset Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s best-laid plans. He doesn’t press enough by all accounts to fit into modern-day systems. Football has moved on, you know. You wonder who starts these theories that people jump on. The fact is that the toughest part of the game is still something Ronaldo is the very best at, scoring goals, and he has done it 799 times in 19 incredible years as a player. Nobody senses chances like he does, finishes them so efficiently, or...
    Getty Isaiah McKenzie reacts after a kick return touchdown is called back for a penalty in a game against the Tennessee Titans. Buffalo Bills playmaker Isaiah McKenzie won’t play in the team’s Thanksgiving matchup against the New Orleans Saints after a surprise scratch. If McKenzie’s Twitter proclamation is true, Bills fans may not see him again this season. The team’s wide receiver and kick returner, one of the most explosive players on an already talented offense, wrote on Twitter that he is “out for the season.” McKenzie did not offer any further details, and had not been listed on the team’s injury report at any point during the days leading up to Thursday’s game. Out for the season — Isaiah McKenzie (@_IsaiahMcKenzie) November 25, 2021 The latest Bills news straight to your inbox! Join the Heavy on Bills newsletter here! Join Heavy on Bills! McKenzie Out Against SaintsMcKenzie has served as the team’s primary punt and kick returner this season, but that job appeared to be in jeopardy as the team activated speedy rookie Marquez Stevenson from...
    Zach Wilson finally exited the recovery chamber and is ecstatic to return after missing four weeks with a sprained PCL. “It’s awesome. I’m excited,” Wilson said. “That rush, that feeling you get just to be back on the field. It’s exciting. I’m happy to be back with the guys.” Wilson isn’t worried about the rust or the mental hurdles that injuries can cause. “I feel 100% confident in my ability to go out there and play football how I need to play football,” Wilson said. Being sidelined will only improve his ability to read and attack defenses, the rookie QB said Wednesday. When the No. 2 pick played, he held the ball the longest among starting quarterbacks at 3.10 seconds on average, according to Next Gen Stats. The main reason why: He was trying to make plays and push the ball down the field. That’s why his intended air yards per attempt was 8.8, sixth highest in the NFL. He rarely took checkdowns, something Josh Johnson, Mike White and Joe Flacco did a better...
    A Michigan bisexual teacher quit his job after he refused to follow school administrators' orders to remove a Pride flag from his classroom.  Russell Ball, 43, had been teaching physical education and health at Three Rivers Middle School for only a year, but on Monday he handed in his resignation. Ball, who previously taught in Kalamazoo and Ann Arbor for a decade, received an email Friday from school officials saying that district attorneys were advising teachers to remove Pride flags until further notice due to 'external challenges,' he told DailyMail.com.  The father-of-five, who identifies as bisexual, said he felt disheartened by the notice and refused to remove the flag from his classroom.  However, by second period on Monday, he received a text message from the assistant principal giving him an ultimatum to remove the Pride flag.  'After 10-plus years in education, I tendered my resignation today, drove home for the last time and won't be returning,' Ball said in a TikTok video recounting his experience.  'The Pride flag is not a political statement. It's a human rights statement because we...
    MANCHESTER UNITED progressed through to the Champions League knockout stages with a 2-0 win at Villarreal. It was a tale of two halves for United, playing under interim manager Michael Carrick for the first time since Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's dismissal. 11Jadon Sancho celebrates his first goal for Man UtdCredit: AFP Goals from Cristiano Ronaldo and Jadon Sancho saw United turn the game around following a dull first half. Here is how Jack Figg rated Carrick's players. David de Gea - 8 Made some good saves in the first half as the Spaniard faced some early tests. Pick of the bunch came on the hour mark as a volley from Manu Trigueros hit the ground forcing the keeper to finger tip it wide. 11David de Gea pulled off a string of big savesCredit: Rex Alex Telles - 6 Produced a great cross on the half hour mark but Ronaldo's header was saved and made some smart runs off the ball. With Martial offering little link up on the left, it saw the full-back unable to get forward...
    KANSAS CITY, MO – SEPTEMBER 26: Head coach Andy Reid of the Kansas City Chiefs argues with a side judge during the fourth quarter against the Los Angeles Chargers at Arrowhead Stadium on September 26, 2021 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by David Eulitt/Getty Images) Week 11 featured game-changing decisions from officials that, right or wrong, impacted the end result for several playoff teams. You thought we were done with taunting? Not in the slightest. As it turns out, the officiating crew doesn’t know where to begin with such an ambiguous rule that’s constantly up to interpretation. The truth of the matter is we don’t know who taunting is supposed to protect. It sure as hell doesn’t help the players. If anything, it limits their freedom of expression. Viewers, meanwhile, constantly complain that taunting takes the fun out of the game, slows down the action and hurts their team when it matters most. What is taunting in the NFL?FanSided’s Jaleel Grandberry described taunting in an article earlier this season: “Per the NFL’s rulebook, taunting is defined as “baiting or taunting acts...
    VINICIUS JR turned on the style with a stunning solo run to destroy the Granada defence. And when Monchu finally got close enough to stop him, he was sent off for his horror lunge to scythe the tricky winger down. 5Vinicius Jr showed sublime skill to flick the ball over a Granada defender 5Monchu decided the only way to stop him was with a horrendous sliding tackleCredit: AP 5The referee gave the ex-Barcelona youngster a straight red cardCredit: Getty Vinicius Jr Superstar Treatment ✨pic.twitter.com/ym4hZESyMT— Zendio (@Zendio7) November 21, 2021 Vinicius, 21, was in the mood having scored Real Madrid's third in the 4-1 away win on Sunday. So when the ball rolled out to him in the Real left-back position midway through the second half, there was only one thing on his mind. Vinicius was under pressure from Izma Ruiz but brilliantly evaded him with a deft flick before racing into the Granada half - similar to the way he 'destroyed Ozan Kabak's career' in April. The £35million star looked set to lose possession when two further defenders...
    It took two games — and two wins — this past week for the 49ers’ turn their season around. The next two games will go a long way to defining it. Credit to Kyle Shanahan and his team. Lesser squads would have started going through the motions after being punked, at home, by Arizona Cardinals backup Colt McCoy in Week 9. Instead, the Niners used the embarrassing loss as a rallying cry. And in the past two games, they have figured out who they are and what they do best. It’s a good thing, too. It came just in time to make the holiday season interesting. Blowout wins over the Rams on Monday and Sunday’s 30-10 beat-down of the Jaguars in Jacksonville have the Niners back to .500, 5-5 — tied with the Vikings for the seventh and final playoff spot in the NFC. You gotta love the NFL rewarding mediocrity by adding another playoff spot last season. And wouldn’t fate have it that they’re going to play the Vikings next...
    For the third time in four games, the 49ers are celebrating a victory, and here is what they’re saying after Sunday’s 30-10 rout of the host Jacksonville Jaguars: COACH KYLE SHANAHAN On why he opted for a field goal to close the 20-play opening drive: “Just how long of a drive it was. It thought it was closer to 2 yards than 1. They have a pretty good run defense. When you go that long of a drive and if we would have come out with no points, that would have given them a lot of momentum and got them going. I wanted to go for it bad. It was hard for me not to.” On calling a timeout before opting not to go for it and instead kick a field goal: “I called the play more out of emotion. The longer I got to think about it, I didn’t think it was the smartest decision. I wanted to take the points and make sure we got three out of it. “It’s hard to...
    WASHINGTON — On a Wednesday night in September, while President Joe Biden backslapped in the Republican dugout during the annual congressional baseball game, Speaker Nancy Pelosi sat nearby, sober-faced and wagging her finger while speaking into her cellphone, toiling to salvage her party’s top legislative priority as it teetered on the brink of collapse. On the other end of the line was Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., a crucial swing vote on Biden’s sweeping social policy bill, and Pelosi, seated in the VIP section behind the dugout at Nationals Park, was trying to persuade him to embrace $2.1 trillion in spending and climate change provisions she considered essential for the legislation. In a moment captured by C-SPAN cameras that went viral, Pelosi appeared to grow agitated as Manchin, according to sources apprised of the call, told her that he could not accept more than $1.5 trillion — and was prepared to provide a document clearly laying out his parameters for the package, benchmarks that House Democrats had been clamoring to see. The call reflected how Pelosi’s pivotal role in shepherding Biden’s...
    New Year’s Eve may look more familiar this year in Times Square, at least to those who are vaccinated for COVID-19, according to the New York Times. "We want to welcome all those hundreds of thousands of folks, but everyone needs to be vaccinated," Mayor Bill de Blasio said. FILE - In this Jan. 1, 2017 file photo, revelers celebrate the new year as confetti flies over New York's Times Square. Year after year, people watching New York City's New Year's Eve celebration are told by city dignitaries and TV personalities that they are watching a million people gathered in Times Square. The AP asks experts whether it is actually possible to fit that many people into the viewing areas. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File) "Join the crowd, join the joy, join a historic moment as New York City provides further evidence to the world that we are 100 percent back." NYC WORKERS VACCINE MANDATE PROTEST SHUTS DOWN BROOKLYN BRIDGE TRAFFIC INTO MANHATTAN  Although the police are charged with the responsibility to confirm people are fully vaccinated (in addition...
    EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — The lack of involvement for Justin Jefferson was so glaring in Minnesota’s two recent losses that coach Mike Zimmer made a point to pull him aside last week and assure him the ball was coming his way. Zimmer rather paternalistically asked Jefferson to promise to practice and study hard, as if there were any question about the effort and precision the Vikings would get from their star receiver. READ MORE: Vikings Get Harrison Smith, Patrick Peterson Back Ahead Of Packers GameThe result of this renewed commitment was predictably positive, at a time when the Vikings needed it most. Kirk Cousins threw 11 passes to Jefferson in the 27-20 victory over the Los Angeles Chargers, with nine completions for 143 yards. Seven of them went for first downs. One third down attempt drew a pass interference penalty. Jefferson’s nickname is “Jet.” Just 25 games into his NFL career, it’s clear nobody can rev up the Vikings offense quite like him. In four games the Vikings have won this season, Jefferson has averaged 11 targets and 116 yards....
    London (CNN)Forget fetching sticks and chewing bones, that's so last century. Today's dogs have much more exciting options when it comes to hobbies --- including video calling their owners.And who let the dogs online? That would be DogPhone inventor Ilyena Hirskyj-Douglas, a lecturer and assistant professor in Animal-Computer Interaction at the University of Glasgow in Scotland. Hirskyj-Douglas on a video call with Zach, who holds the ball that triggered the call. Hirskyj-Douglas observed that in the current pet tech market, the user experience is centered around the owner, rather than the dog, and so she set out to change that.After creating and testing her device, she published her findings in a research paper for the Association for Computer Machinery Digital Library -- and says they're particularly relevant at a time when some pets are experiencing separation anxiety after spending months with their owners during the pandemic."No one's really done this sort of stuff before," Hirskyj-Douglas told CNN. "Where do we even begin making things from a dog viewpoint?"Read MoreThis farm sanctuary will let you invite a llama or goat to...
    GREEN BAY, WISCONSIN – NOVEMBER 14: Head Coach Pete Carroll speaks with officials during the first quarter against the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field on November 14, 2021 in Green Bay, Wisconsin. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images) NFL officials don’t do themselves any favors, making similar mistakes on a weekly basis. Roughing the passer was a familiar theme in Week 10. The league emphasizes roughing the passer, as quarterbacks make the NFL world turn. Without keeping said passers upright, scoring would be down, and defense would instead reign supreme. Roger Goodell cannot have that. The league’s popularity has exploded in recent years, and for good reason — scoring has increased seemingly every season, and with it passing records fall. Now with an extra regular-season game in hand, the great quarterbacks of old will be just another footnote in the NFL’s glorious history while the likes of Patrick Mahomes and Aaron Rodgers continue to down their records with relative ease. What is roughing the passer in the NFL?Forgive me for including similar information in my last few editions of this...
    Cade Cunningham isn’t playing like the No. 1 overall pick at the moment, but the Pistons need to exercise patience with their talented rookie.  It’s natural for Detroit Pistons fans to be frustrated with Cade Cunningham’s early-season struggles. Detroit drafted him to be the cornerstone of their rebuild. Instead of looking like the franchise savior, he’s been a strong contributor to their ugly 3-10 start. In fairness to the former Oklahoma State star, he’s only played in eight of his team’s first 13 contests. Missing time right out of the gate is one reason why patience is the right course of action for Dwane Casey and his coaching staff. There are plenty of other reasons why Cunningham’s future still looks bright in the Motor City. Cunningham’s biggest struggle at the moment is directly tied to his jump shooting. Interestingly, his ability to really stroke the ball from all over the floor was arguably one of his biggest strengths coming into the 2021 Draft. Cunningham shot 40 percent from 3 during his one collegiate season but is only shooting 27.6 percent...
    Crowds will once again fill New York's Times Square this New Year's Eve, with proof of full COVID-19 vaccination required for revelers who want to watch the ball drop in person, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Tuesday. 'We want it to be big, we want it to be full of life, we want it to be a great celebration,' de Blasio said at a news conference. 'A big, strong, full-strength celebration -- It's coming back, this New Year's Eve, everyone come on down! We're celebrating.' The mayor and his top aides then blew on kazoos to mark the announcement.  'Yes, we are proud to announce that Times Square, wonderful celebration in Times Square, the ball drop, everything, coming back full strength the way we love it,' de Blasio said.  Scroll down for video  Mayor Bill de Blasio blew a kazoo on Tuesday as he announced fully vaccinated revelers will be allowed to fill Times Square for the ball drop on New Year's Eve Last year there were mostly empty streets as officials told people to stay home and watch the...
    SANTA CLARA — In a make-or-break game for their season, the 49ers did a smart thing Monday night. They gave the ball to a game-breaker. Deebo Samuel was the star of the 49ers’ stunning and impressive 31-10 win over the Rams, scoring twice in what was the finest game of this, his finest season in the NFL. It was the kind of performance that on national television turns changes the perception about a player. Say hello to your newest superstar, Niners fans. San Francisco is going to need a whole lot more of him doing special things down the stretch if they’re going to enter the 2021 playoffs through the backdoor. Samuel had 133 yards and two touchdowns on 10 touches Monday, but that doesn’t even begin to explain his impact on the game. In a bright-lights, standalone contest where big names were the norm and fireworks were expected, he was the best player on the field, bar none. As such, the Niners’ offensive game plan came into focus early in Monday’s game:...
    The 49ers surprised the Rams and the NFL with a 31-10 thumping of Los Angeles on Monday Night Football. Jimmie Ward made two early interceptions — including a pick-six — to put the 49ers ahead early. From there, Deebo Samuel did it all, scoring on a run and a catch as the Niners took advantage of a bad night from Matthew Stafford and moved within a half-game of a playoff spot. Here’s what they said after the win: Kyle Shanahan On the goal of 40 runs: I said 40 today ’cause 40 tells the whole team and the defense has to play that way. The whole team has to play that way and the special teams have to play that way, and you have to do good on third down. You got to get turnovers. You can’t turn it back so you steal some possessions that allow you to do it.” On win streak over rams: “Each game is different. They’ve all played out similarly though. We had a good week. Our guys...
    Getty LeBron James and Lonzo Ball greet each other during a summer league game between the LA Lakers and the Chicago Bulls. Although Alex Caruso is the one making headlines for detailing the manner in which the LA Lakers low-balled him in free agency, he’s not the only one experiencing a homecoming of sorts with the Chicago Bulls visiting Staples Center on Monday. Point-man Lonzo Ball, who the Lakers took out of nearby UCLA with the second pick of the 2017 NBA draft, will also be on hand. Ball is already on his second team since the Lakers sent him to NOLA in 2019 as part of the package that netted Anthony Davis. However, he still has fond memories of his fledgling days as a pro player with the team he grew up watching with his (big) baller brothers. “It was nice to play at home,” Ball told NBC Sports Chicago. “My whole family was here — family and friends — coming to games.”No Hard Feelings Play Lonzo Ball puts up 21 PTS, 6 REB & 6...
    Former Trump strategist Steve Bannon handed himself in to the FBI in Washington on Monday morning after being indicted for defying a subpoena to testify before the House's investigation into the January 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol.  Before entering the FBI field office, he delivered a livestreamed speech to supporters urging them to focus on the big picture. 'I don't want anybody to take their eye off the ball of what we do every day,' he told viewers on the social media app GETTR. 'We got the Hispanics coming on our side, African Americans coming on our side.  'We're taking down the Biden regime every day.' Bannon arrived in a black SUV. Two security guards cleared a path through the waiting media as he made his way to the field office.  He paused before entering to deliver his message to supporters that the day's events were nothing but a distraction.   'I want you guys to stay focused, stay on message,' he said. 'Remember: Signal not noise. This is all noise, that's signal.' Bannon, 67, is one of more than 30...
    CRISTIANO RONALDO was ridiculed on social media after he flunked a last-minute shot to save Portugal from defeat to Serbia. Sunday's 2-1 home loss means Portugal and Ronaldo, 36, will have to secure World Cup qualification via the play-offs. 2Cristiano Ronaldo failed to rescue Portugal from defeatCredit: Reuters 2Ronaldo looks devastated after losing out on an automatic qualification spotCredit: Getty And it also means Serbia will be going to Qatar after coming from behind to win, courtesy of Aleksandr Mitrovic's 90th-minute strike. After that goal Portugal threw everything they could at their opponents, and a long ball from Joao Cancelo found Ronaldo just outside the box. And although CR7 had several team-mates in the box looking for a pass to score, the Portugal captain took matters into his own hands. Almost two weeks ago Ronaldo scored a last-gasp volley from outside of the box for Manchester United against Atalanta to equalise. Feeling confident, he attempted the trick once more against Serbia, but this time on his weaker foot. He brought the ball down on his chest before spinning brilliantly, but...
    Las Vegas Raiders wide receiver DeSean Jackson looked to have a touchdown reception. Instead, he ran backwards and fumbled the ball against the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday. The Las Vegas Raiders, in need of wide receiver depth, gave DeSean Jackson a call and signed him to a deal for the remainder of the season. The veteran wide receiver requested a trade from the Los Angeles Rams, but was released after the deadline passed when they could not find a deal. Jackson made his debut for the team on Sunday night in a pivotal AFC West matchup against the Kansas City Chiefs. In the third quarter, quarterback Derek Carr hit Jackson on a huge pass. Jackson had an easy path to the end zone, but the wideout decided to juke away and spin around from the Chiefs defensive backs. Jackson then fumbled after cornerback Rashad Fenton smacked the ball out of his hands and safety Tyrann Mathieu recovered it. Does DeSean Jackson know which way to run? (Via @NFL)pic.twitter.com/I3EjhVJCQl — Bally Sports (@BallySports) November 15, 2021 DeSean Jackson fumbles on...
    On Jan. 24, 1942, New York City Mayor Fiorello La Guardia surprised Police Headquarters with an unscheduled visit. He was stopping by on a very important matter—he wanted to discuss an imminent danger to his town, an enemy that threatened the economic and moral fabric of the city and that needed to be disabled as soon as possible. After he left, the order went out. Every available patrolman was to report for duty to aid in the upcoming raid. The target: pinball machines. Pinball may seem like one of the most innocuous arcade games today. The only action in the game consists of pulling back a plunger to let the metal ball fly and frantically flapping the flappers in a mostly futile attempt to keep the ball in play. Sure, there are some expert players, but, for most of us, it is a game of pure chance.
                      by Kendall Tietz  “We are still here” even though the election is over, about 150 parents reminded the Loudoun County Public Schools (LCPS) school board outside its Tuesday meeting. Concerned community members, parents, grandparents and students spoke out during the meeting to tell the school board that although Glenn Youngkin won the gubernatorial race last Tuesday, the problems at LCPS still remain. “We’re Still Here,” Parents Remind The School Board “They need to know that we’re not celebrating, we’re not spiking the ball because Youngkin won,” Scott Mineo, co-founder of Parents Against Critical Theory (PACT) told the Daily Caller News Foundation. “We’re not going away because every day something else has been uncovered with what they’ve done or associated with or are not willing to do. We’re just gonna keep letting them know, we’re still here.” Many continued to call for LCPS board members and Superintendent Scott Ziegler to resign over allegations that they covered up instances of sexual assault in its schools to pass the district’s gender policy, which requires...
    Texas woman accused of pocketing cousins $1 million lottery win The floating hotel rusting away in North Korea The Chicago Bulls made two offseason splashes by signing Lonzo Ball and DeMar DeRozan. With Zach LaVine and Nikola Vucevic already on board, the offense figured to be explosive. That's held true. Entering play on Thursday, the Bulls' 110.5 offensive rating ranks sixth league-wide.  © Provided by CBS Sports The surprise is the defense holding the same No. 6 position, giving up just 103.3 points per 100 possessions. Do the math, and that's a plus-7.2 net rating, fourth-best in the league, as Chicago has raced out to an 8-3 start heading into a marquee matchup against the 10-1 Golden State Warriors on Friday.  Where is the defense coming from? Everywhere, really. But at the center of their active defensive attack is Ball and Alex Caruso, the latter of which drew more headlines for the Lakers letting him go than for the Bulls actually getting him. Caruso has been awesome: he leads the league with 2.6 steals per game and his 4.3...
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    CHICAGO (CBSDFW.COM/AP) — Lonzo Ball made seven of Chicago’s 15 3-pointers and Zach LaVine scored 23 points, powering the Chicago Bulls to a 117-107 victory over the Dallas Mavericks on Wednesday. Ball went 7 for 10 from deep and finished with 21 points. He is shooting 44.7% from beyond the arc in his first year with the Bulls, continuing his steady rise from shooting 30.5% from 3 during his rookie season in 2017-18 with the Lakers. READ MORE: I-Team Investigates Mysterious Disappearance Of North Texas Teen Caleb Diehl“He deserves a lot of credit,” Bulls coach Billy Donovan said. “He’s put in an incredible amount of work to get himself to that level.” Five players scored in double figures for Chicago during its second consecutive victory. Nikola Vucevic had 18 points and 10 rebounds, and DeMar DeRozan finished with 17 points. Dallas had won three straight and four of five overall, but couldn’t keep up with LaVine and Chicago in the second half. Kristaps Porzingis had 22 points and 12 rebounds for the Mavericks, and Luka Doncic finished with 20 points,...
    PARENTS of a boy who died after being struck by a hurling ball, have told of their heartbreak - as friends described him as "a star in the making" Harry Byrne, 13, was playing with pals at his school in Kilkenny, when the freak accident occurred on Monday. 2Tributes have poured in for the tragic loss of Harry Byrne after he was struck in the head by a hurling ball It is believed that Harry was hit in the head by a sliotar, a hard ball used in hurling and similar to a cricket ball, causing him to collapse at St Kieran's College. He was rushed to St Luke's hospital, but passed away the next day. Gardai have said they are treating his death as a tragic accident. Harry's parents, Fergal and Annette, have told of their devastation: "Our dear Harry left us suddenly and unexpectedly. Predeceased by his grandfather James. "Deeply regretted by his heartbroken parents Fergal and Annette, his adoring brothers and sister Jake, Aimee and Sam, his much cherished grandparents Teresa Byrne, Martin and Mary (Nolan), aunts,...
    “We are still here” even though the election is over, about 150 parents reminded the Loudoun County Public Schools (LCPS) school board outside its Tuesday meeting. “They need to know that we’re not celebrating, we’re not spiking the ball because Youngkin won,” Scott Mineo, co-founder of Parents Against Critical Theory (PACT) told the Daily Caller News Foundation. “We’re not going away because every day something else has been uncovered with what they’ve done or associated with or are not willing to do. We’re just gonna keep letting them know, we’re still here.” Patti Hidalgo Menders, president of the Loudoun County Republican Women’s Club, issued a stark warning to the school board, “Don’t worry, our new Attorney General Jason Miyares is requesting an investigation into the cover up of these sexual assaults for the betterment of our students and our community. Please take Beth Bart’s lead and resign. And Mr. Ziegler, you should be fired.” “We are still here” even though the election is over, about 150 parents reminded the Loudoun County Public Schools (LCPS) school board outside its...
    20 Vegan Gifts for the Plant-Based People in Your Life Lakers LeBron James shouts out Dukes Paolo Banchero after freshmans strong debut against Kentucky $200 Sign Up Bonus Just In Time For The Holidays Ad Microsoft Full screen 1/7 SLIDES © Courtesy Amazon Prime Video/YouTube Being the Ricardos will have a lot of explaining to do! The film offers a behind-the-scenes look at what it was like making the classic sitcom I Love Lucy — but it’s not really about the TV series. “Everyone thinks we’re remaking the I Love Lucy show, and it’s so not that,” Nicole Kidman, who plays the late Lucille Ball in Being the Ricardos, told Variety in June. “It’s about Lucy and Desi [Arnaz] and their relationship and their marriage. It’s very deep, actually.” Ball and Arnaz tied the knot in 1940 before going on to star in the legendary series, which ran from 1951 to 1957. Three years after I Love Lucy ended, the couple were...
    This is the cute moment a German Shepherd can't work out why a tiny baby won't play fetch with him. The footage was captured by Brantley Kokal's mother Casey, from Ohio, and has had more than 6.4million views and 1.2million likes on social media. The video shows the five-year-old dog, called Brody, standing and staring intently at a ball on the floor at the feet of two-month-old Brantley.  This is the cute moment German Shepherd Brody can't work out why two-month-old Brantley Kokal won't play fetch with him at home in Ohio Casey says to her dog: 'Brody, we have been over this. Brantley is too young to throw the ball.' But Brody sits patiently in front of Brantley, waiting for him to pick up the ball.   RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next What's wrong with nuts? Squirrel is spotted carrying an... Paw-fect fit! Dopey German Shepherd insists on squeezing... Share this article Share Laughing at her dog, Casey adds: 'Are you waiting for him to throw the ball? He's too young!'  Brody then...