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Pat Robertson Ends His Long Run as Host of ‘The 700 Club’

New York Times
The evangelical leader Pat Robertson said on Friday that he was stepping down as host of the “The 700 Club” after more than 50 years at the helm of a program that channeled Christian conservatism into millions of American homes and turned him into a household name. “It’s been a......

DeChambeau makes final 16 for long drive title

ESPN
Bryson DeChambeau is on to the final round of the Professional Long Drivers Association World Championship after finishing tied for fourth in the third round of the tournament on Thursday in Mesquite, Nevada. The event began Tuesday, when the field was narrowed down to 64. It went down to 32......

Bryson advances at long drive behind 412-yarder

ESPN
Bryson DeChambeau finished tied for second place in his group after the first day of the Professional Long Drivers Association World Championships in Mesquite, Nevada, averaging 406.2 yards on his five longest tee shots. DeChambeau hit drives of 412, 408, 407, 403 and 401 yards on Tuesday to advance to......

After a long wait, some of Southeast Asia’s most popular islands are reopening to travelers

CNBC
CNBC – For more and to sign up click here The islands of Southeast Asia are reopening to visitors — one small step at a time. The region is home to countries, such as Thailand, Vietnam and Cambodia, that kept Covid rates low throughout 2020. That changed with the arrival......

Brits using Uber and other taxi apps face long wait times and fare hikes amid a driver shortage

CNBC
CNBC – For more and to sign up click here In this photo illustration the Uber logo is displayed on a phone in front of Tower Bridge on November 25, 2019 in London, England. Peter Summers | Getty Images LONDON — Hailing a ride on apps like Uber and Bolt......

Gabby Petito’s family and friends gather for memorial on Long Island

CBS News
CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Gabby Petito’s family and friends gather for memorial on Long Island – CBS News Watch CBSN Live Family and friends gathered for a memorial service for Gabby Petito on Sunday. The whereabouts of her fiancé, Brian Laundrie, remain unknown.......

With 100 straight wins over unranked opponents, Bama has come a long way since 2007

ESPN
The Alabama Crimson Tide defeated the Southern Mississippi Golden Eagles 63-14 on Saturday to clinch the football program’s 100th consecutive victory against an unranked opponent. Before this run, the longest such streak in the AP poll era (since 1936) belonged to the Florida Gators‘ mark of 73 straight from 1990......

Evergrande’s crisis was ‘a long time coming,’ says banned short-seller Andrew Left

CNBC
CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Andrew Left, founder and CEO of Citron Research Adam Jeffery | CNBC Andrew Left, an American short-seller banned from trading in Hong Kong for a damning report he wrote on Evergrande years ago, says the Chinese property developer’s debt crisis was “a long time......

Ryder Cup has ‘been a long time waiting’

BBC
Rory McIlroy wore a foam cheesehead – which are donned by Wisconsinites at sporting events – before Wednesday’s practice, while lots of patriotic home fans are decked out in American stars and stripes Dates: 24-26 September Venue: Whistling Straits, Wisconsin Coverage: Live text coverage, clips and highlights on the BBC......

UFC 266: A timeline of 17 long, turbulent years since Nick Diaz vs. Robbie Lawler 1

ESPN
Nick Diaz was 20 years old and facing the biggest challenge of his young MMA career. At UFC 47, on a stormy night in Las Vegas in April 2004, Diaz took on power-punching Robbie Lawler in just his second appearance inside the Octagon. Lawler, who was 22, had already fought......

Australia’s Submarines Make Waves in Asia Long Before They Go to Sea

New York Times
New York Times – For more and to sign up click here Positioning the hard-to-track submarines closer to seas near China, Japan and the Korean Peninsula could be a powerful deterrent against China’s military, said Drew Thompson, a former Pentagon official responsible for relations with China. “The Middle East wars......

Dems ready an immigration reform backup plan despite long odds

Politico
Politico.com – For more and to sign up click here “While I understand the passion and I understand the sentiment behind it, I think it’s not necessarily constructive at this point,” Sen. Bob Menendez (D-N.J.) told reporters Monday. He reiterated that Democrats will present alternatives with the hope of achieving......

Dem senators warned of long nights and weekend work as fiscal cliff looms

Politico
Politico.com – For more and to sign up click here Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer leaving this week’s policy lunch, where members discussed reconciliation legislation. | Alex Wong/Getty Images Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer’s office on Friday warned Democrats to be ready to work late nights and weekends this month,......

Jimmy Kimmel Recalls Being Hated by Terry Bradshaw and Howie Long

Sports Illustrated
http://www.si.com/.image/c_limit%2Ccs_srgb%2Cfl_progressive%2Ch_1200%2Cq_auto:good%2Cw_1200/MTgzOTMzODk5MTMzNDI5NjQ1/jimmy-kimmel.jpg Jimmy Traina 1. If you’ve been reading Traina Thoughts all week or if you follow me on Twitter, you know that Jimmy Kimmel was on this week’s SI Media Podcast. While Kimmel was on to promote the 30 for 30 on the 1986 Mets that aired on ESPN this week,......

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