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October 25, 2021


Texas Tech coach Wells fired after 13-17 record

Texas Tech football coach Matt Wells has been fired after two-plus seasons in charge. The school announced Monday that it is relieving Wells of his duties effective immediately, and as a replacement named Sonny Cumbie, who played quarterback at Texas Tech for Mike Leach between 2000 and 2004, as the......

Rare Air: Jordan sneakers sell for record $1.47M

A pair of game-worn Michael Jordan sneakers from his rookie season sold for $1.472 million to high-end card collector Nick Fiorella on Sunday during Sotheby’s Icons of Excellence & Haute Luxury auction in Las Vegas, shattering the record for most expensive game-worn footwear. The sneakers were donned in Jordan’s fifth......

Michael Jordan game-worn sneakers sold for record price of nearly $1.5 million

Sports Illustrated
http://www.si.com/.image/c_limit%2Ccs_srgb%2Cfl_progressive%2Ch_1200%2Cq_auto:good%2Cw_1200/MTg0ODE0MTA5MTk0MjAwMTg0/jordan-sneakers.jpg Ben Pickman A pair of Michael Jordan game-worn sneakers from 1984 sold for almost $1.5 million Sunday, setting a record for sneakers sold at auction, per Sotheby’s. The signed red-and-white sneakers were worn during Jordan’s fifth NBA game during his rookie season with the Bulls. Brahm Wachter, head of......

Tesla drives toward $1 trillion club on record Hertz order

The desk of car rental company Hertz is seen at Nice International airport during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Nice, France, May 27, 2020. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard Oct 25 (Reuters) – Tesla Inc (TSLA.O) on Monday neared $1 trillion in market capitalization as the company founded by Elon Musk received......

Turkish lira hits record low after Erdogan seeks expulsions

A money changer holds Turkish lira banknotes at a currency exchange office in Ankara, Turkey October 12, 2021. REUTERS/Cagla Gurdogan ISTANBUL, Oct 24 (Reuters) – The Turkish lira weakened 1.6% to a record low against the dollar in early Asian trade after President Tayyip Erdogan said he had ordered the......

Gidey smashes half marathon world record

Gidey (right) set the women’s 5,000m world record in Valencia last year Ethiopia’s Letesenbet Gidey smashed the women’s half marathon world record by running 62 minutes and 52 seconds in Valencia. The 23-year-old beat the previous best over 13.1 miles – set by Kenyan Ruth Chepngetich – by 70 seconds.......

Illegal Border Crossings, Driven by Pandemic and Natural Disasters, Soar to Record High

New York Times
Over the past year, there was a significant jump in the number of migrants — mostly families — from Brazil, which has been in the grips of the worst Covid crisis in South America. More migrants also arrived from Venezuela, Nicaragua and India, among many others. Southern border apprehensions previously......

US recorded more than 1.6 million southern border arrests last year, highest on record

USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here In September, the border agency made 185,515 arrests, bringing the total to 1,659,206 during fiscal year 2021, which runs from October through September, data shows. The previous record was 1.64 million border arrests in 2000, according to available southern......

EXCLUSIVE UK public’s inflation expectations rocket to record high: GfK

People shop at market stalls, with skyscrapers of the CIty of London financial district seen behind, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, in London, Britain, January 15, 2021. REUTERS/Toby Melville/Files LONDON, Oct 22 (Reuters) – A record proportion of the British public thinks inflation will accelerate over the next 12......

Stock futures dip slightly after S&P 500 hits new record close

CNBC – For more and to sign up click here A specialist trader works inside a booth on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York City, October 6, 2021. Brendan McDermid | Reuters Stock futures dipped slightly in overnight trading Thursday after the S&P 500......

S&P 500 rises to record close, posts 7th straight day of gains on better-than-expected earnings

CNBC – For more and to sign up click here The S&P 500 touched a new record on Thursday, joining the Dow Jones Industrial Average in wiping out a two-month swoon amid strong profits and year-end optimism. The S&P 500 rose 0.3% to notch a record close of 4,549.78. It......

Stanford win leaves No. 3 Oregon, Pac-12 without undefeated record

Sports Illustrated
It was just three weeks ago that Oregon was being celebrated for its impressive road win at Ohio State and heralded as the savior to end the Pac-12’s dubious College Football Playoff drought. Now, those national title dreams have hit an enormous, tree-sized speed bump. Stanford upset No. 3 Oregon,......

Tesla Reports Record Quarterly Deliveries Amid Chip Scarcity

New York Times
Even as more established automakers reported slowing sales because of supply constraints, Tesla said Saturday that it achieved a healthy increase in worldwide deliveries of its electric cars in the third quarter. The company said it delivered 241,300 vehicles in the three-month period, its highest quarterly total so far. It......

Private jet rage grows as a record number of fliers strain the system, causing plane shortages

CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Private jet fliers are facing increasing delays, cancellations and lack of available flights as the industry struggles to serve a record number of new fliers, while facing supply-chain troubles. July was the busiest month ever for private jet flights, with......

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