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Peyton, Megatron among 25 HOF semifinalists

ESPN
In their first year of eligibility, Peyton Manning, Charles Woodson and Calvin Johnson lead the list of 25 semifinalists for the Pro Football Hall of Fame’s Class of 2021. The semifinalists were announced Tuesday. Those three players, with a combined 29 Pro Bowl appearances in their careers, join cornerback Eric......

Israel and the U.S. among the best places to be a woman entrepreneur as Covid shakes up ranking

CNBC
CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Israel has charged past the U.S. and Switzerland to rank as the world’s best place to be a woman entrepreneur, according to a new report released Monday. The Middle Eastern nation jumped up three places this year to steal the......

NBA Rumors: Golden State Among Teams Interested in Marc Gasol

Sports Illustrated
SI – For more and to sign up click here Ben Pickman The Golden State Warriors are among the teams that are interested in signing free-agent center Marc Gasol, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. According to ESPN, Toronto is also still working on trying to sign Gasol, especially so after......

Trump allies are among the frequent purveyors of election misinformation.

New York Times
President Trump and his allies have continuously amplified false and unsubstantiated claims about voting as they wage a multi-front assault on the legitimacy of the 2020 election. A pre-election analysis from the Election Integrity Partnership found that posts from 20 Twitter accounts, including 13 verified and Mr. Trump himself, accounted......

Oxford Covid vaccine trials indicate it is safe, produces robust immune response among older adults

CNBC
CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Brazilian pediatric doctor Monica Levi, one of the volunteers who received the COVID-19 vaccine, works at the Specialized Clinic in Infectious and Parasitic Diseases and Immunizations (CEDIPI), in Sao Paulo, Brazil, on July 24, 2020. The doctor is one of......

USMNT’s Top 25 under 23: Pulisic, Reyna, McKennie among list of youngsters to be excited about

ESPN
After a nine-month gap between games due to COVID-19, the United States men’s national team finally returned to the pitch this past week with a pair of friendlies in Europe against Wales and Panama. The games, a 0-0 draw with Wales and a 6-2 win over Panama, showcased the growing......

Kirk Cousins, Taysom Hill among top streaming pickups for Week 11

ESPN
Each week of the NFL season, we will identify fantasy football waiver-wire pickups specifically for those of you looking for streaming options in deeper formats (including IDP leagues). These are players available in a majority of ESPN Fantasy leagues (or close) who have enticing matchups in the week ahead that......

As Tensions Among Republicans Mount, Georgia’s Recount Proceeds Smoothly

New York Times
Mr. Raffensperger also hit back at Representative Doug Collins, who is overseeing Mr. Trump’s efforts in Georgia and who accused the secretary of state of caving in to pressure from Democrats. Mr. Raffensperger called Mr. Collins a “liar” and a “charlatan.” The extraordinary, labor-intensive effort to recount every vote in......

Thomas, DJ among Masters leaders as play called

ESPN
5:53 PM ET Associated Press Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print AUGUSTA, Ga. — Play has been suspended in the second round of the Masters, with 48 players yet to finish. Dustin Johnson shot a 2-under 70 for a share of the lead with Justin Thomas, Abraham Ancer and......

How the Pandemic Inspired a Kitchen-Share Scene Among Out-of-Work Chefs

New York Times
Six years ago, Katy McNulty, the chef and owner of The Pixie and the Scout, a catering company, raised $40,000 through Kickstarter to create her dream kitchen in a warehouse in Crown Heights, Brooklyn. This summer and fall, she could finally pay it forward. As restaurants closed because of the......

Syracuse University cancels in-person classes for remainder of semester after coronavirus cases surge among students

CBS News
CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Wednesday was the final day of in-person classes for students at Syracuse University this semester, as coronavirus cases have resurged among the student body. Starting Thursday, the university will begin online-only classes for the remainder of the semester, the......

Widespread Covid testing credited with catching and stopping asymptomatic spread among Marine recruits, study says

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Widespread Covid-19 testing is credited in a new federally backed study with catching and stopping asymptomatic spread among nearly 2,000 Marine recruits, providing more evidence that frequent testing can help contain the virus. Dr. Stuart Sealfon, the senior author of......

MLB Rumors: Mets, Yankees Among Candidates to Acquire Lindor

Sports Illustrated
SI – For more and to sign up click here Elizabeth Swinton Five MLB teams have reportedly emerged as strong suitors to acquire Francisco Lindor as the Cleveland Indians look to trade the All-Star shortstop this offseason. According to MLB Network’s Jon Morosi, the New York Mets, New York Yankees, Philadelphia......

Big Ben among 4 to go on Steelers’ COVID list

ESPN
The Pittsburgh Steelers have placed quarterback Ben Roethlisberger and three others on the Reserve/COVID-19 list after being deemed “high-risk” close contacts with TE Vance McDonald, who returned a positive test for the virus on Monday. As “high risk” contacts, Roethlisberger, OL Jerald Hawkins, RB Jaylen Samuels, and LB Vince Williams......

Troy closes fire station after COVID-19 outbreak among employees

Detriot News
Detroit News – For more and to sign up click here Positive tests for COVID-19 among public safety workers prompted closures of facilities in Macomb and Oakland counties on Monday, officials said. Most recently, positive tests among some of Troy’s firefighters prompted the closure of one of the city’s six......

COVID-19 surge has Grosse Pointe, Berkley, Bloomfield Hills among school districts picking all-remote

Detriot News
Detroit News – For more and to sign up click here As a surge of coronavirus cases impacts communities across the state, several Michigan school districts are weighing or have already pivoted entirely to remote learning to slow the spread. Michigan shattered its daily COVID-19 case record again Thursday adding 5,710......

Acuna among four Braves to earn Silver Sluggers

ESPN
Four Atlanta Braves players highlighted this year’s Silver Slugger Awards, which were unveiled Thursday by Major League Baseball in honor of the best offensive players at every position in each league. Winning from the Braves were Ronald Acuna Jr., Freddie Freeman and Marcell Ozuna, who each won the award for......

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