Mac Engel: How Colin Kaepernick made TCU's Rose Bowl season possible
FORT WORTH, Texas — Colin Kaepernick has no formal affiliation with TCU, nor did he ever play the Horned Frogs in a game, but he made a tangible impact on the university that extends deep into the mortar, and the success, of the school.This year is the 10th year anniversary of TCU’s Rose Bowl season, which would not have been possible without the contributions of the ousted NFL quarterback, Mr. Kaepernick, and his Nevada Wolf Pack.On Nov. 26, 2010, Kaepernick “led TCU” to the Rose Bowl when Nevada upset No. 3 Boise State. That upset ultimately changed the trajectory of a team, a school and a c...
Fort Worth Star-Telegram
Fabiola Santiago: There's poetic justice in Biden appointing a Cuban American to lead Homeland Security
The rise of Alejandro Mayorkas may be just the feel-good story Miami needs post-election.After his Jewish parents fled Fidel Castro’s Communist takeover of Cuba in 1960, Mayorkas lived in Miami as a child. They eventually left the capital of Cuban exiles for a life in Los Angeles, but the 61-year-old hasn’t forgotten his immigrant beginnings.It was the first thing on his mind after President-elect Joe Biden announced he will nominate the Cuban American to lead the Department of Homeland Security.“When I was very young, the United States provided my family and me a place of refuge,” Mayorkas tw...
Brad Biggs' Week 12 NFL rankings
Losing Drew Brees didn’t keep the New Orleans Saints from moving up another spot to No. 3 in Brad Biggs’ NFL power rankings for Week 12 of the 2020 season. The Los Angeles Rams, meanwhile, have climbed into the top four.Last week’s ranking in parentheses.———1. Chiefs 9-1 (1)The Chiefs didn’t play very well on defense Sunday night in Las Vegas, but in the end, they had the game’s best player. As coach Andy Reid noted afterward: “I’ve got Pat Mahomes. You give me a minute and a half, and I’m pretty good right there. We can roll.”2. Steelers 10-0 (2)The Steelers just keep rolling as rookie wide r...
Vahe Gregorian: Psychic sidekicks Mahomes, Kelce made Chiefs' rally at Raiders seem almost inevitable
An hour or so after the last time the Chiefs played the Raiders, tight end Travis Kelce presented this cryptic-but-tortured post on Twitter: “I HAVE TO BE BETTER!! For my teammates and coaches … . this loss is on me … and the only way to fix it is to go to work ASAP!!”For the record, Kelce had eight catches for 108 yards in that 40-32 loss. But when he at last spoke with the media a few weeks later, he allowed as how he had been guilty of “running routes that weren’t called, and I screwed the team doing it. Stuff that you won’t see on the film, you won’t see on the stats.”So maybe it was fitti...
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New details in notorious 1990 'killer clown' case show why prosecutors are so sure who was under the wig
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — After South Florida’s killer clown slipped away three decades ago, witnesses told investigators the culprit wearing white makeup and an orange wig looked like a man.But finally it’s been revealed that evidence found in the getaway car — a strand of burgundy head hair with the root attached — is why authorities in 2017 unmasked the clown as a woman: Sheila Keen Warren.In court documents filed this month, Palm Beach County prosecutors gave new insights into how they intend to use DNA evidence and other findings to win a conviction in the 1990 murder of Marlene Warren.It’s...
Celine Dion Loses $13 Million Lawsuit Against Former Agent Rob Prinz
Celine Dion has lost a $13 million lawsuit with former agent Rob Prinz of ICM Partners after being ordered to continue paying him commission for her $489 million touring contract which he negotiated. While Prinz was able to aid Dion in securing concerts and residency performances through 2026, Dion argued that his 1.5-3% commission was excessive, especially since she felt she had secured some concerts through her “superstar status.”“This ruling leaves no doubt that Rob Prinz and ICM not only had a legally enforceable agreement to commission Ms. Dion’s AEG deal, but that, throughout her brillia...
SDSU's Malachi Flynn picked by Toronto Raptors in first round of NBA Draft
The Toronto Raptors couldn’t keep one San Diego State alum.So they got another.A season after Kawhi Leonard left for the Clippers in free agency, the Raptors snagged Aztecs guard Malachi Flynn with the 29th pick in the NBA Draft on Wednesday night.It’s a fitting move in that the NBA player Flynn drew comparisons to is Raptors guard Fred VanVleet, who is an unrestricted free agent himself and could be on the move. It also makes sense given how extensively and exhaustively the Raptors researched Flynn.One person close to the process estimated the Raptors spoke to more than two dozen people about...
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Theranos: Scientist who worked for Elizabeth Holmes fired from new job over trial subpoena, lawsuit claims
A Bay Area scientist claims in a new lawsuit that her former work for accused fraudster Elizabeth Holmes at Holmes’ defunct blood-testing startup Theranos got her fired from a new job at another biotechnology company.Nine days after Diana Dupuy of San Mateo told her employer DiaSorin that she’d received a subpoena to testify at Holmes’ upcoming criminal trial about her time at Theranos, the company terminated her, Dupuy claimed in her suit against DiaSorin filed in U.S. District Court in San Jose.DiaSorin did not respond to a request for comment.Dupuy, a laboratory scientist, started at DiaSor...
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KU stars Devon Dotson, Udoka Azubuike ready for NBA Draft. Where might they land?
LAWRENCE, Kan. — Former University of Kansas standouts Devon Dotson and Udoka Azubuike believe their talents translate well to the NBA.“With my quickness and speed, I can change the pace of the whole game,” Dotson, a 6-foot-2, 21-year-old point guard from Charlotte, North Carolina, said in a pre-2020 NBA Draft interview with the Charlotte Hornets.“I can defend at a high level with my quickness, play off the ball and on the ball. If it’s needed for me to score I can do that as I showed last year leading the Big 12 in scoring (at 18.1 points per game). I can run a team. I try not to be one dimen...
The Kansas City Star
Raiders defense forces five turnovers and offense grounds out division win over Broncos
The Raiders parlayed four interceptions and a fumble recovery and a big day by running back Josh Jacobs for a 37-12 win over the Denver Broncos Sunday at Allegiant Stadium.The Raiders improve to 6-3 going into a rematch against defending Super Bowl champion Kansas City next week in Las Vegas. The Broncos fell to 3-6.Jacobs had touchdown runs of 5 and 11 yards, Daniel Carlson had field goals of 24, 52 and 22 yards, and Devontae Booker had fourth-quarter scoring runs of 7 and 23 yards to account for the Raiders scoring.The Broncos managed field goals of 50 and 33 yards by Brandon McManus before ...
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