3 takeaways from Illinois' 3-0 start, including a scare against Ohio and Ayo Dosunmu and Kofi Cockburn leading the way
Many in sports believe a win is a win.Illinois junior Ayo Dosunmu put it a little differently: “Winners find a way to win.”The No. 8 Illini had to fend off a terrific fight from Ohio on Friday to wrap up a three-day multi-team event at State Farm Center and go 3-0 with a 77-75 victory.After trailing by as many as eight points in the second half, Dosunmu delivered — as the Illini are accustomed to by now. He went full court on a drive that put him at the free-throw line where he made both attempts. Trent Frazier stole the inbound pass to seal the victory.Ohio’s Jason Preston scored 31 points an...
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 (...
The San Diego Union-Tribune
Mark Bradley: As Georgia Tech just learned, you play Georgia State at your peril
Tipoff came at 9:04 p.m. on the night before Thanksgiving. The game ended on Thanksgiving. It wasn’t aired on the ACC Network. (For the record, the Sun Belt has no network.) You had to hunt on the cable grid to find it. It was worth finding.Final score, after four overtimes: Georgia State 123, Georgia Tech 120.We could talk about this one until all the Turkey Day leftovers have been consumed, but let’s start with the headline of headlines. Georgia State, which has taken down opponents hailing from the SEC and Big 12 and Big Ten, had never beaten a representative of the high-falutin’ ACC. It ha...
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
What does California have to lose if undocumented immigrants are excluded from the census?
SACRAMENTO, Calif. — If The U.S. Supreme Court rules in favor of President Donald Trump’s memorandumThe Supreme Court is expected to hear arguments Nov. 30Eric McGhee, a senior fellow at the Public Policy Institute of California, said the state is home to an estimated 2 million undocumented immigrants. If they aren’t included in the census formula, the state could lose congressional representation.Due to the state’s slow population growth and people moving out of the state, California is already expected to lose one congressional seat.With the potential omission of undocumented immigrants, it ...
The Sacramento Bee
Television Q&A: How long have the Hershey Kisses Christmas ads been running?
You have questions. I have some answers.Q: My question is about the delightful Hershey Kisses Christmas commercial where the Kisses jingle while the melody “We Wish You a Merry Christmas” is heard. When did it make its debut? I am thinking several years ago. It is one of the few ads that never gets old.A: Would you believe it is more than 30 years old? The longest running ad for a Hershey brand, it premiered in 1989. After a production company had made some stop-motion ads with the Kisses for Hershey, a Hershey brand manager asked for a Christmas-themed item. As the Morning Call newspaper repo...
Tribune News Service
Editorial: As COVID surges, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has gone MIA
If 2020 were a play, Florida would have reached Act 2 of the COVID-19 drama. It’s disturbingly like Act 1.Cases are surging, people are waiting hours to get tested and Ron DeSantis doesn’t appear up to the job.Actually, he hasn’t appeared much of anywhere lately. DeSantis has adopted a basement strategy since the election, retreating to the governor’s mansion and avoiding most interviews.No doubt, he’s had an exhausting year, and is disappointed by the defeat of his political benefactor, Donald Trump. But this is not the time to go underground.With the holidays bearing down, it’s time for DeSa...
UPS boosts dry ice capabilities in preparation for vaccine transport
UPS said it has boosted its dry ice production capabilities in preparation for the task of distributing COVID-19 vaccines that must be kept at freezing temperatures.As the logistics industry prepares to ship vaccines around the world, experts have raised concerns about a potential dry ice shortage.UPS said it can now produce as much as 1,200 pounds of dry ice per hour at its U.S. facilities.The company said the boosted capacity will ensure there’s enough dry ice to pack shipments from its health care facilities in Louisville, Kentucky and Dallas, Texas, as well as Ontario, Canada.UPS is also p...
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Daniel Neman: We all scream for waaaaaay too much ice cream
There were still 14 samples of ice cream to go when I first thought that I might not want any more ice cream.I had already tried 25 samples, and I have to say this: Twenty-five samples of anything is enough. Even ice cream.But I’m a professional, or the next best thing. So I plugged on, with the help of an ice cream called the Charleston.The Charleston is an ice cream made with cold-brew coffee and homemade pralines, and it was delicious. Maybe it was the quality of the ice cream, maybe it was the jolt of caffeine, but I was ready again to soldier on.Earlier this month, the National Ice Cream ...
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Deesha Thosar: How Mets should spend money saved from Robinson Cano's steroid suspension
Robinson Cano, batting second as DH, led off the top of the fifth inning against the Nationals on Sept. 27 in the Mets’ final game of the 2020 season. He popped out to shortstop on the first pitch from right-hander Austin Voth to end an 0-for-3 day at the plate.Last week, new owner Steve Cohen and team president Sandy Alderson considered that may have been Cano’s final at-bat as a Met. Their immediate interest, though, was the $20 million Cano freed up for the 2021 season when he failed a drug test for a steroid. (Cano is owed $24 million annually with the Mariners covering roughly $4 million....
New York Daily News
Jeff McLane: Doug Pederson repeats mistakes in Eagles' loss to the Browns
CLEVELAND — The Eagles are broken and Doug Pederson can’t seem to figure out how to fix them.Last week, he agreed that maybe some tinkering on offense was in order. He said that he could roll quarterback Carson Wentz outside the pocket more. He said that he could take Wentz off the field when Jalen Hurts was under center, perhaps sarcastically, but he said it nonetheless.He said the Hurts plays, the screen game, and Wentz’s decision-making could all improve.But in Sunday’s 22-17 loss at the Browns, Wentz hardly ever threw outside by design. Hurts took the field for one play — another unimagina...
The Philadelphia Inquirer