Here's what to watch this Halloween season
While trick-or-treating may be curtailed this year, you won’t have to go far to have your timbers shivered this Halloween. Television is all set to do the job with scores of scary morsels in the bag.Disney+ is the proud possessor of 30 of “The Simpsons”’ “Treehouse of Horror” specials, which usually kicks off the season.This year Fox has postponed “Treehouse of Horror XXXI” till Sunday (blame it on baseball). Not to worry, the 30 previous episodes will offer plenty of scary Simpsons shenanigans, and FXX continues to air all the complete series.Dan Castellaneta, who voices the portly Homer, rec...
Tribune News Service
Alex Andrejev: NASCAR's season is ending how it started: With rain
FORT WORTH, Texas — A retrospective piece on 2020 might seem premature. Because, well, it would be. The NASCAR season is still underway.My editor asked me to write a column about all of the rain delays NASCAR has suffered this year and that inevitably made me think of the Daytona 500 in February. Remember that time? With the frolicking fans? The lack of masks and blissful ignorance? I do. Barely.That race was my first taste of NASCAR, but I’ve come to learn it was NASCAR in rare form: An appearance by the president, a rain-postponed race, a gut-wrenching wreck. Individually, none of those are ...
The Charlotte Observer
Pelicans' Stan Van Gundy can unlock Zion Williamson just like he did Dwight Howard
You may know Dwight Howard as the comical, blonde dread-headed, role-playing championship big man for the Los Angeles Lakers. But once upon a time he was a perennial Most Valuable Player of the Year candidate, a three-time Defensive Player of the Year award recipient who tripled as an unstoppable lob threat and a ferocious low post monster for the Orlando Magic.Howard was the best big man in the league during his heyday, a vaunted two-way center rattling rims on one side and protecting the rim on the other. Stan Van Gundy was the head coach who unlocked Howard’s full potential. He knew what he...
New York Daily News
Tennis: Nishikori out for rest of season with shoulder injury
Japan's Kei Nishikori ruled himself out for the remainder of the season Wednesday as he continues to struggle with the right shoulder injury he suffered at the French Open late last month.The 30-year-old sustained the injury in his five-set second round defeat to Italian Stefano Travaglia at Roland Garros, forcing him to skip his next three scheduled tournaments, the last two after their draws were made."I have decided to finish my year," wrote the world No. 37, who was expected to take part in the Paris Masters and the Sofia Open in November, on his official app.Nishikori, who had a right elb...
'Our best game of the season' - Koeman praises Barcelona after win against Juventus
Ronald Koeman described Barcelona's 2-0 Champions League triumph away at Juventus as their "best game of the season".Barca bounced back in style from their Clasico defeat to Real Madrid at the weekend, with Ousmane Dembele and a stoppage-time Lionel Messi penalty making it back-to-back Group G wins.Juve failed to register a shot on target against the Catalan giants and, while impressed with how his side went about their business, Koeman did feel they should have wrapped up the game earlier than they ultimately did."This was our best game all season," he told reporters. "This is a big win again...
The 6 Best Trading Books to Gift this Holiday Season
With the holiday gift giving season right around the corner, Danielle Shay, Director of Options and the face of Foundation at Simpler Trading, shares her must read trading books. As a former teacher, Danielle’s goal is to help traders grasp the basics that make trading simpler — no matter their skill level. She has the keen ability to relay trading information in small tangible bits where even the ‘best’ of traders will find her insights useful and easy to understand.Q3 2020 hedge fund letters, conferences and moreTop Trading Books To Gift This Holiday SeasonHere are Danielle’s top trading boo...
Speaking of the season: Minnesota outdoors advocates weigh in on their flight in autumn
MINNEAPOLIS — Time spent in the outdoors is a shared narrative among Minnesotans. Maybe now more widely shared than in a lifetime as people see a place where safety from the coronavirus feels a breath away.What follows are words from some of those people, for whom the outdoors is a place of action and vocation and, given the times, a place of even higher worth. Who can’t relate?Alumni of the Outdoors Weekend feature Currents were asked several questions:How have you spent your time outdoors this autumn?What’s been meaningful?And has the pandemic changed any of it?Their answers have been edited...
Star Tribune (Minneapolis)
Matt Calkins: Washington coach Mike Hopkins out to show that last season's struggles were an anomaly
SEATTLE — Short memories.They are a staple of the sports world. Athletes will say they are paramount to their confidence.Go 0 for 4 in the batter’s box? Delete it from your mind. Get beat on a go route? Act as though it never happened.But sometimes short memories can work against those in sports. Sometimes all the previous success one has had can be deemed irrelevant if he or she doesn’t perform in the present.Enter Huskies men’s basketball coach Mike Hopkins. The former Syracuse assistant came to Washington as a low-profile name who quickly remade UW into a high-profile program. Inheriting a ...
The Seattle Times
PFL kicks off season after delay
PFL kicks off season after delayLuisa Morales(Philstar.com) – October 28, 2020 – 9:03amMANILA, Philippines — The Philippine Football League (PFL) is finally kicking off its fourth season on Wednesday after postponing their planned opener earlier this week.Initially slated to begin last Sunday, the PFL was forced to wait a few days due to inclement weather brought by Typhoon Quinta and a few positive COVID-19 tests within the league bubble.The league got the green light to begin with the hostilities after a meeting with local government officials and Games and Amusements Board chairman Baham Mi...
Nicole Kidman confirms Big Little Lies season three
The actress reveals a story is in the works for new episodes and that she, Reese Witherspoon, Laura Dern, Zoe Kravitz, and Shailene Woodley are all circling the project.“There’s a story being concocted,” Kidman shared on iHeart Radio’s Jam Nation podcast. “Our group of women all want to do it. It’s more the kernel of ideas that just need to be solidified.”Nicole also confirmed Liane Moriarty, the author of the books that inspired the first season and its follow-up, is hard at work on a story that will form the basis of season three.Earlier this month (Sept20), Kidman shared she is keen to reun...