Month: November 2021

LSU hiring Brian Kelly from Notre Dame

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Chris Cuomo’s off-air role: Brother Andrew’s strategist

CNN anchor Chris Cuomo had a bigger role than previously known in helping defend his brother, former New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, from sexual harassment allegations that forced him out of office, newly released transcripts and text messages show. The TV journalist offered to reach out to “sources,” including other reporters, to find out whether more women were going to come forward and relayed what he was hearing to his brother’s advisers, according to the materials made public Monday. At the same time, Chris Cuomo told investigators he spoke regularly with

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Jets trying to jump-start anemic running game

The Jets offense has shown some signs of life in recent weeks, but one area where it is still lagging behind is running the ball.

The Jets are 30th in the NFL in rushing offense, averaging 76.3 yards per game. They have rushed for 100 yards just once this season, all the way back in Week 2.

The lack of a rushing attack has stalled out the offense and is not helping a hurting defense that could benefit from some long offensive drives.

“Obviously, we want to run the ball more than we are,” running game coordinator and offensive line

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A New Sustainable Future for Scottish Mountain Biking

A new series of resources which aim to help secure a sustainable future for mountain biking in Scotland were launched today by the Minister for Public Health, Women’s Health and Sport, Maree Todd, along with elite mountain bikers, trail builders from trails associations, board members and staff of Scottish Cycling and Developing Mountain Biking in Scotland (DMBinS).

As a result of the covid pandemic, the numbers of people riding mountain bikes has exploded in Scotland with estimates now showing around 8% of the adult population are now riding once a month and key tourism destinations seeing an increase in

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Cold water swimming: Stories of peace from the open water

It’s still dark when Maryam Sharifzadeh slips into the San Francisco Bay to begin her swim. The endless stretch of murky ocean water registers at a brisk 54 degrees and is cold enough to send a bone-chilling shiver through the body of even the most experienced swimmer.

But today, as the city around her lays quiet, Sharifzadeh is focused on the task ahead: becoming the second person, and the first woman, to swim 22 miles around the shoreline of San Francisco. With her dedicated team ready alongside to keep watch for other boat traffic, changing tides and unexpected hazards, Sharifzadeh

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State House PS allegedly pocketed $2.2m basketball sponsorship deal

ON March  14, 2017, the Permanent Secretary (PS) in charge of President Muhammadu Buhari’s State House, Tijjani Umar, allegedly signed a $12 million controversial licensing agreement on behalf of the Nigeria Basket Ball Federation (NBBF), and allegedly helped himself with over 18 per cent of the money.

This was barely three months to his tenure expiration as former head of the NBBF.

Umar has been accused of stealing  $2.2 million from the money by members of the federation.

Documents obtained by The ICIR showed Umar signed an agreement that consisted of not fewer than 16 terms and conditions,  some

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The Cold Weather Running Gear You Need This Winter

Running in the cold, whether you consider it invigorating or torturous, takes guts—and preparation.

“It makes me feel like a badass,” said Minnesota-based Verna Volker, founder of Native Women Running. “I grew up in the southwest and never thought I would ever run in Minnesota winters, but I am hooked.”

Mild temperatures of 55 to 60 degrees Fahrenheit allow for the most efficient transfer of heat out of the body, wilderness-medicine expert Dr. Richard Ingebretsen told us—which explains why that range often feels so terrific to run in. (Research on the relationship between air temperature and marathon performance

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Family Biking: Our favorite way to warm-up on winter rides

(Spoiler: It’s hot food! – Photos: Shannon Johnson/BikePortland)

It’s gotten pretty cold out there lately and I hope you’re still getting out on your bikes.

As the days get frostier, wetter, and darker, the simple joy of warmth becomes all the more treasured. Nostalgically we may think of a crackling hearth fire, though more often today we enjoy a little flickering candle or simply the welcome comfort of central heating. Those warm comforts of home can make it all the more difficult for family bikers to venture out and about, but what if you could take a little warmth with

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Colin Schooling, father of Olympic swimming champion Joseph, dies aged 73, Sport News & Top Stories

SINGAPORE – Colin Schooling, father of Singapore’s only Olympic champion Joseph Schooling, died on Thursday (Nov 18). He was 73.

In the past few months, the former national softball player and retired businessman had undergone treatment after being diagnosed with liver cancer in June.

Thanking well-wishers on Instagram, Joseph, 26, wrote: “Dad fought till the end. Much love to everyone.”

Colin was a versatile athlete and his uncle was Lloyd Valberg, who was the first Singaporean to compete at the Olympics when he participated in the high jump event at London 1948.

Educated at Raffles Institution, Colin dabbled with hurdling

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Nets continue to support Kyrie Irving’s desire to not play basketball

Kyrie Irving’s situation is pretty much still the same with the Brooklyn Nets, he still won’t play unless he meets New York City’s vaccine mandate. Not even the good results that the team is getting in recent weeks is god-enough reason for Kyrie to change his mind. He is hell bent on speaking up for the people who are feeling desinfranchised for making the decision to avoid the vaccine. Some players do keep contact with Kyrie in this complicated time where he is at the center of a massive hurricane. DeAndre Bembry revealed how his interactions are

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Australian Open 2022: Unvaccinated players unable to compete at Grand Slam

Defending men’s champion Novak Djokovic has said he does not want to reveal his vaccination status

Unvaccinated players will not be allowed to compete at the 2022 Australian Open, says tournament director Craig Tiley.

Defending men’s champion Novak Djokovic has said he does not want to reveal his vaccination status publicly.

“Novak knows he will have to be vaccinated to play,” Tiley said.

“We would love to have him here.”

Tiley also confirmed that the tournament, which runs from 17-30 January in Melbourne, would be played in front of capacity crowds.

Djokovic, 34, could win a record 21st men’s major

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