Fantasy Football Week 12: Start and Sit
Texans wide receiver Brandin Cooks has played much better since Bill O’Brien was fired, impressive Washington rookie running back Antonio Gibson continued to find the end zone, and Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz probably deserves to be benched. Here’s a look back at Week 11’s games:———WEEK 11 RECAPSeahawks 28, Cardinals 21: Kyler Murray is the only player in the NFL to score multiple touchdowns in every game he’s played this season.Browns 22, Eagles 17: How long before Carson Wentz is benched? Wentz has thrown multiple interceptions in six of 10 games this season. He’s also fumbled 10 times (...
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Did the US steal an island covered in bird poop from Haiti? A fortune is in dispute
MIAMI — When the eccentric rapper Kanye West made headlines last month claiming the president of Haiti had gifted him an island to which a Texan had already laid development claims, it was not the only island off Haiti’s coast in dispute.For more than 160 years, the United States and Haiti have disputed the ownership of tiny Navassa Island at the southwest entrance of the Windward Passage covered with what was once worth a king’s ransom. More than a century later, the question remains: Who owns the poop?Known as La Navase in French, the pear-shaped island is located about 35 miles west of Hait...
COVID-19 tracking apps are launching across the country, but not in Florida
ORLANDO, Fla. — At least 20 states have or are developing apps that help users track the spread of the coronavirus and warn them if they’ve been near someone who has tested positive for highly contagious COVID-19.Florida is not one of them and likely won’t be.As the Google-Apple technology takes hold across the U.S., several Florida mayors urged Gov. Ron DeSantis to create the state’s own app to shore up a state tracing program Miami Beach Mayor Dan Gelber described as “still failing to do its job.”“Please consider directing your Department of Health to allow local governments the option to ut...
Donald Trump Asked To ‘Stop Golfing And Concede’ By Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan
On Sunday, President Donald Trump and Gov. Larry Hogan (R-Maryland) got into an angry exchange over Twitter.Reports show that Hogan spent millions of dollars on COVID-19 tests from South Korea that have proven to be inaccurate, and Maryland has had a recent surge in COVID cases. Trump shared this on his Twitter, writing that “Hogan is just as bad as the flawed tests he paid big money for!”Hogan spent $9.5 million for 500,000 COVID tests, and another $2.5 million on replacement tests when he found that the original were faulty.Hogan has said that the report is false, and responded to Trump’s 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...
What to stream: Thanksgiving picks
Although the Thanksgiving movie isn’t the same cultural behemoth as the Christmas movie, there’s something a bit more nuanced and bittersweet about the Thanksgiving-set film, more rueful and winsome. And while you can find all sorts of holiday-themed fare, especially on Hallmark and Lifetime at the moment, here are a few Thanksgiving movies to take the edge off this holiday week, or at least to remember that Thanksgiving has always been an especially fraught holiday gathering, a good reminder during this most unusual year.“Krisha”: With his 2015 directorial debut, Trey Edward Shults made an in...
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Election disinformation fears came true for state officials
The disinformation scenario that local election officials feared months ago has come true: President Donald Trump’s false claims of voter fraud have been picked up by many state and local Republican officials across the country, and polls now show that more than two-thirds of GOP voters believe the 2020 election was neither free nor fair.Ten state attorneys general signed an amicus brief two weeks ago supporting the president’s unsuccessful bid to block an extension for mail-in ballots in Pennsylvania. And state lawmakers from South Carolina wrote a letter in support of court challenges that h...
Karla Peterson: HBO's 'Between the World and Me' is a painful and poetic look at racism in America
The new HBO film based on Ta-Nehisi Coates’ 2015 book “Between the World and Me” is so informed by our current moment that its crew includes a COVID-19 production manager. It is so plugged in to 2020 that it features footage from the Black Lives Matter protests that engulfed America in May after the death of George Floyd. It is so current, it includes Coates’ interview with the mother of Breonna Taylor, who was killed in March by Louisville, Kentucky, police officers during a botched raid on her apartment.Coates’ book was written in the wake of the 2014 deaths of Michael Brown, Eric Garner and...
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Greg Cote's Week 11 NFL picks
Pleased to report our Week 10 results showed a strong 10-4 overall and a really strong 11-3 against the point spread — best of the season thus far ATS. Called the Colts’ mini-upset win at Tennessee, nailed Washington covering at Detroit in our Upset of the Week (that’s a semi-”Aawwk!”) — and also had another couple of ’dogs-with-points in covers by Texans and Giants. Needed that big week against the Evil Point Spread for some breathing room over .500. Glad you’re with us on our 30th season of picks in the Miami Herald. Now let’s keep it going! (Note: Thursday night pick was At Seahawks (6-3, -...
Fantasy football Week 11: Start and sit
Impressive Jaguars rookie running back James Robinson had a huge day wiped out by penalties, underappreciated Raiders running back Josh Jacobs maintained his impressive pace, and the Rams’ backfield situation remains a mystery. Here’s a look back at Week 10’s games:———WEEK 10 RECAPColts 34, Titans 17: I’m still holding out hope — I have him in multiple leagues — but it’s fair to panic if you have rookie Jonathan Taylor. Both Nyheim Hines and Jacoby Brissett had rushing touchdowns from the two-yard line.Browns 10, Texans 7: He’s going to need more than a single target (zero receptions) if Duke ...
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