Family of Vanessa Guillen goes to Congress for introduction of reform bill
AUSTIN, Texas — For the family of slain Fort Hood soldier Vanessa Guillen, this month should have been a joyful milestone as they celebrated her 21st birthday back home in Houston.Instead, the grieving family joined lawmakers on Capitol Hill Wednesday to campaign for legislation many supporters say could have saved the young soldier’s life.Lawmakers for months worked to bring forward the I Am Vanessa Guillen Act, previously known as the #IAmVanessaGuillen bill, that seeks to set up third-party groups to investigate and prosecute those accused of sexual misconduct within the military.The measur...
Marcus Hayes: Mike D'Antoni, Tyronn Lue, Billy Donovan are misfits for the Sixers coaching job, NBA experts agree
PHILADELPHIA — Ever since he fired Brett Brown, Elton Brand has been telling everyone who asks that it will take several weeks to hire Brown’s successor.I spent the past few days polling a handful of currently powerless NBA lifers about the coaching vacancy. The consensus: It’s a bad job, with a structureless organization. You would work in a brutally demanding town that, after seven years of Processing, itches for validation, but, after seven years of mismanagement, is years (and several catastrophic contracts) away from attainting real relevance.The main obstacle: the stagnation of Joel Embi...
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Vikings' Danielle Hunter to miss at least three games while on injured reserve
Danielle Hunter will miss at least the first three games of the 2020 season after the Vikings placed the star defensive end on injured reserve Wednesday.Hunter, who is reportedly dealing with a neck injury, according to ESPN, can return to practice as early as Monday, Sept. 28, and the game field as early as Oct. 4 in Houston. But there’s no guarantee Hunter will be available by then, as head coach Mike Zimmer has downplayed an injury that first sidelined Hunter on Aug. 16.The Vikings’ trade for former Jaguars defensive end Yannick Ngakoue comes into clearer focus. Ifeadi Odenigbo, who was a s...
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Jerwin all out for Lakers
Jerwin all out for LakersJoaquin M. Henson(The Philippine Star) – September 10, 2020 – 12:00amIBF superflyweight champion Jerwin Ancajas has been a LeBron James fan since the Chosen One was an NBA rookie with the Cleveland Cavaliers in 2003-04. Throughout LeBron’s career, Ancajas stayed loyal from when he went to Cleveland to Miami back to Cleveland and now to Los Angeles.In the ongoing Western Conference playoffs, Ancajas is rooting for the Lakers to dispose of Houston which happens to be his trainer Joven Jimenez’ favorite team. There’s friendly betting going on at the Survival Camp in Magal...
Congress probes 'alarming pattern' of Fort Hood tragedies
AUSTIN, Texas — Two U.S. House subcommittees have launched a joint investigation into “an alarming pattern of recent tragedies” at Fort Hood, giving Army leadership until Oct. 2 to deliver documents related to the death or disappearance of seven soldiers, including Spc. Vanessa Guillen of Houston.In a letter sent Tuesday to the secretary of the Army, the subcommittee leaders said a spate of crimes at the Texas military post may be a symptom of leadership, discipline and morale deficiencies across the chain of command.“Where appropriate, we intend to seek justice on behalf of those in uniform, ...
Bob Condotta: Three lingering questions for Seahawks in the wake of Jadeveon Clowney's departure to Titans
It was on cutdown Saturday in 2019 that Jadeveon Clowney officially became a Seahawk, Seattle pulling off a trade with Houston that barely beat the 1 p.m. roster deadline.It was on cutdown Saturday in 2020 that Clowney officially became a former Seahawk, again in a move that went down to the wire, Clowney finally agreeing to a deal with the Tennessee Titans late Saturday night.Clowney agreed to a one-year deal reported to be worth at least $12 million with incentives that could push it to $15 million.He also seriously considered an offer from the New Orleans Saints, who, as revealed in an NFL....
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Fantasy football: 32 sleepers and busts for 2020 NFL season
Analyzing a game that features an oblong shaped ball with a mind of its own can be a challenge.So I’ve learned to appreciate my good and bad calls. It all comes from a genuine place of attempting to provide a better understanding of possible outcomes so you’re armed with enough information to accomplish your goal (i.e., win your league).Good sleepers (Lamar Jackson, Darren Waller, Allen Robinson and Courtland Sutton) and busts (Adam Thielen, Kerryon Johnson, Le’Veon Bell, James Conner and Jaguars D/ST) from 2019.Bad sleepers (Zay Jones, Rashaad Penny and Damien Harris) and busts (Jarvis Landry...
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Mariners return from three-game hiatus with strong start from Yusei Kikuchi to beat Rangers
SEATTLE — The concern of taking a three-day hiatus during an already truncated season would be losing the rhythm that players find in the everyday nature of a Major League Baseball season.But that brief break didn’t seem to affect on the Mariners. Instead, it seemed to have them recharged for the final three weeks of the season.Left-hander Yusei Kikuchi delivered an outstanding performance and J.P. Crawford smoked a three-run homer in the eighth inning to turn a close game into what should have been an easy victory over the Texas Rangers. However, veteran right-hander Yoshihisa Hirano gave up ...
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Lance Lynn, a teacher to Rangers youngsters, gave them a lesson in loss to Astros
HOUSTON — From the bellyaching Monday following the trade deadline, after Lance Lynn wasn’t dealt for a package of parts a contending team felt it could live without, came the question of what good is Lynn going to do the headed-nowhere Texas Rangers.The 2021 payroll is going to be slashed, and the Rangers’ window to contend likely isn’t going to open until after Lynn’s contract expires following next season.Seems like a waste of a wanted commodity who has emerged the past two seasons as no worse than a No. 2 starter.But that’s not the way the Rangers see it.There’s more to Lynn than the fastb...
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'Superman's Not Coming': Erin Brockovich's new book is about saving our drinking water
Erin Brockovich would be the first to acknowledge that her new book, “Superman’s Not Coming: Our National Water Crisis and What We the People Can Do About It” (Pantheon, $28.95), isn’t light reading. And not just because the chemistry involved goes well beyond H2O.“You have to like read a chapter and digest it, because it’s overwhelming on top of everything else that is going on in this country,” said the environmental activist and legal consultant in a recent phone interview from her California home. “But we have to address it. … There is no Superman. Nobody’s coming to save us, but we can sa...
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