Δευτέρα, 16 Δεκεμβρίου 2019

Responsible Child: Can a 10-year-old be a cold-blooded murderer?

A new BBC drama tells the story of a 12-year-old boy on trial for murder, who was tried as an adult.

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My Anna Delvey story: Strange encounters with a fake heiress

DJ Elle Dee shares her story of meeting con woman Anna Delvey on the New York party scene.

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Tiffany Haddish's Black Mitzvah and her journey of Jewish discovery

The Eritrean-American comedian hopes the discovery of her Jewish identity can inspire others.

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How a university dropout built a toy empire

Nick Mowbray went from sleeping on the factory floor to leading a multi-million dollar toy firm.

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General election 2019: Animated tour in 10 stops

Fly through 15 hours of election results in 10 simple stops.

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Follow live: Bills, Steelers face off with playoff positioning on the line

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49ers end 5-year playoff drought with Rams' loss

San Francisco is headed to the postseason for the first time since 2013, but the Niners needed some help after a 29-22 loss to the Falcons.

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WWE TLC: Live recaps and reactions

WWE's final pay-per-view event of 2019, TLC, is underway in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Follow along live.

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Babe Ruth's 500th Home Run Bat Sells For More Than $1 Million

December 16, 2019 at 03:17AM

The bat used by Babe Ruth to hit his 500th home run was auctioned on Saturday for more than $1 million.

LAGUNA NIGUEL, Calif. — Babe Ruth has hit another one out of the ballpark.

The bat used by the legendary baseball player to hit his 500th home run was auctioned on Saturday for more than $1 million.

SCP Auctions didn’t identify the buyer. The auction was held in Laguna Niguel, California.

Ruth hit his 500th homer on Aug. 11, 1929, in a game against the Cleveland Indians. According to SCP Auctions, the ball cleared the right field wall at League Park and rolled down Lexington Avenue.

Ruth was the first of just 27 Major League Baseball players to reach that mark.

He gave the autographed bat to his friend, former Suffern, New York, Mayor Jim Rice, in the 1940s. It’s been in the family for nearly 75 years.

Another Ruth bat used to hit the first home run out of Yankee Stadium in 1923 sold for nearly $1.3 million in 2004.

Early Week 16 Fantasy Football Waiver Wire

December 16, 2019 at 02:58AM

Here's an early peek at a few players worth grabbing off the waiver wire heading into the championship round in Week 16.

Anthony Miller was targeted 15 times in the Bears' loss to the Packers on Sunday. 

If you’re reading this article, congratulations! With most leagues concluding their postseason in Week 16, it’s likely that you’re in the championship game if you’re already looking ahead to next week.

Stay tuned for our full waiver-wire post, but I’ve highlighted a few players that could help you secure a fantasy title next week.

[Note: All players referenced in this post are available in more than half of Yahoo! leagues as their ownership levels are all below 50 percent. All references are based on half-PPR scoring.]

Here are a few waiver-wire options to consider heading into Week 16 (Yahoo! ownership in parenthesis):

Anthony Miller, WR, Chicago Bears (26% owned)

Extending his streak of double-digit fantasy points to four games on Sunday, Miller was targeted a team- and season-high 15 times, which he converted into nine catches for 118 yards and a score against the Packers. Miller now has a minimum of six catches and nine targets in four of his past five games. Over that five-game span, he has converted his 52 targets (10.4 per game) into a 33/431/2 line.

Miller and the Bears will face the Chiefs next week. While Kansas City has limited the position to the fourth-fewest fantasy points this season (through Week 14), the Bears could find themselves throwing it more often, like today (53 pass attempts), to keep pace with the high-powered, Patrick Mahomes-led offense.

Mike Boone, RB, Minnesota Vikings (1% owned)

With Alexander Mattison (ankle) out in Week 15, it was Boone and Ameer Abdullah that began the game as Dalvin Cook’s backup(s). Unfortunately for Cook owners, he left Sunday’s matchup against the Chargers with a shoulder injury and didn’t return. And based on how the injury looked, it would be reasonable to be concerned about his availability.

If Cook is out and Mattison doesn’t return next week, Boone would become a fantasy must-add. The second-year back had 13 carries for 56 yards and two touchdowns in relief of Cook in Week 15. The Vikings will face the Packers in Week 16, and their division rivals have allowed the fifth-most fantasy points to opposing running backs this season.

Breshad Perriman, WR, Tampa Bay Buccaneers (9% owned)

With Mike Evans (hamstring) done for the season, Perriman had the game of his life on Sunday—five catches for 113 yards and three touchdowns. Of course, fantasy owners should not expect that type of production from Perriman in Week 16, or perhaps ever again, but a more consistent role in the offense with Evans out bolsters his outlook throughout the rest of the season. Perriman now has 70-plus receiving yards in three consecutive games. The Buccaneers have a plus matchup in Week 16 as they'll host the Texans.

Ryan Fitzpatrick, QB, Miami Dolphins (25% owned)

Fitzpatrick completed 23 of 41 passes for 279 yards and two touchdowns on Sunday against the Giants. He now has multiple passing touchdowns and 20-plus fantasy points in three of four games. If you’ve made your league’s title match by streaming quarterbacks, Fitzpatrick will be one of the better options in Week 16 with a matchup against the Bengals. Cincinnati has allowed the eighth-most fantasy points to opposing quarterbacks this season.

Patrick Laird, RB, Miami Dolphins (45% owned)

Laird didn’t have a great outing against the Giants, managing to total only 54 yards from scrimmage on his 14 touches. But another soft matchup in Week 16 will keep him in the flex mix. The Dolphins face the Bengals, who have surrendered the seventh-most fantasy points to opposing running backs this season. Cincinnati entered Sunday’s games with the league’s worst-ranked run defense (156.7 yards per game).

The undrafted rookie out of Cal now has a minimum of 14 touches in three consecutive games as the team’s lead back. While he had only eight yards on two receptions on Sunday, he had five more targets and has now been targeted at least five times in three consecutive games and four of his past five.

Kevin Hanson joins SI for the 2019 season. His fantasy rankings have placed him in the Top 20 in each of the past two seasons among all the industry experts tracked by FantasyPros.com, and he has been in the Top 25 in six of the past eight years.

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100 Tweets That Made People Smash The Retweet Button In 2019

"Dads be like, 'Go help your mother.' Bro, go help your wife."


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Week 15 Takeaways: The Real Cowboys Finally Stand Up

December 16, 2019 at 02:48AM

Plus, “Defer-gate” becomes NFL’s latest embarrassment, Chiefs are peaking, Texans take control of AFC South in ugly fashion, Wentz figures it out, Eli is a winner, Packers barely hold on, Raiders leave Oakland with a bad taste in its mouth, and much more.

Reacting and overreacting to everything that happened in the Week 15 Sunday afternoon games...

Things That Made Me Giddy

Cowboys Do the Things They Are Supposed to Do: They have a better roster than the Rams, especially when it comes to their defensive line against L.A.’s offensive line. And one of their strengths—the run game—is one of the Rams defense’s weaknesses. They should have won on Sunday, and for once, they did! If Dallas takes care of the hospital wing that is the Philadelphia Eagles next week, they’ll be hosting a game in the first round of the tournament, and they’re absolutely talented enough to make noise in January.

Jason Garrett Up for 20-Year Extension: One would assume.

Chiefs Unaffected by the Elements: In what was at times a driving snowstorm at Arrowhead, Patrick Mahomes rolled up 340 passing yards—142 of them to an unguardable Travis Kelce—in an easy win over Denver. The Chiefs are healthy, the defense looks more than good enough, and they’re peaking at the right time.

Greg Ward Becomes the Receiver Philly Needs: In the most literal sense, because he and mistake-prone fellow rookie J.J. Arcega-Whiteside are the only healthy wide receivers they have left. Working out of the slot and mostly schemed open, he had seven catches for 61 yards at Washington, and his first career TD was the game-winner.

Kenyan Drake Is Finally a Winner: The back has actually been pretty good since coming over to the Cardinals, but he was a combined 0-11 between Miami and Arizona in 2019 (with a personal losing streak that stretched to 14 games). Leave it to the Browns to help him out.

Carson Wentz Deserves a Hug: It’s been a rough year, in part because of his shaky performance but mostly due to the dissolution of his supporting cast. He’s out there with a converted QB as his only serviceable wide receiver—and Greg Ward is still a fourth or fifth wideout on most rosters. Yet, Wentz has engineered back-to-back comeback wins which, regardless of the quality of opponent, is quite impressive.

Eli Manning Goes Out a Winner: Or, at least with as many wins as losses in the regular season. He was the most typical Eli in the win over Miami, taking some unnecessary risks, sparking a couple big plays, throwing a couple of ugly interceptions, and having a face. He got a nice sendoff from the Meadowlands crowd.

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Regrets

Dak Confused “Defect” and “Defer”?: Or maybe he said “defense”? Or “defend”? And threw in a “kick” at some point. In short, it meant the Cowboys kicked to start the game and gave the Rams the option to receive or kick in the second half, which is why the Cowboys almost kicked off to start the first and third quarters. Now, Dak should know the word he has to say. But also, this is an undeniably pointless, outdated and stupid procedural rule in a league teeming with them. (And God forbid referee Walt Anderson give them an opportunity to clarify. Dak should’ve walked up to Anderson at halftime and said “sticklerturdboysezwhat?” And then after Anderson said, “what?” Dak would say, “exactly.”) Fortunately, New York stepped in and corrected what would have been another officiating debacle.

Packers Trying to Close Out a Game: They went three-and-out on all four of their fourth-quarter drives and if not for Jesper Horsted’s poor decision might have been defending a two-point conversion to try to hold on. It was a blueprint for how to blow a 21-3 fourth-quarter lead.

Jesper Horsted Takes Matters Into His Own Hands: Granted, he probably hasn’t run a whole lot of option in his life, but on the Bears’ last-ditch play at Lambeau a pitch to Allen Robinson seemed like a pretty sure path to a touchdown.

That Baker-to-Odell Chemistry: They’re like the original Odd Couple, but instead of one being clean and one being messy, one misreads coverages and airmails throws and the other runs routes so that his quarterback has no idea where he’ll end up.

49ers Take the Week Off: Though the loss to Atlanta has little impact if they beat the Rams and Seahawks each of the next two weeks. You get the feeling Kyle Shanahan kept a lot in his pocket on Sunday.

The Drew Lock Sequel: Regardless of the conditions, Arrowhead has been a tough place for opposing quarterbacks the past two seasons. You can give him a pass for Sunday’s performance, but it did little to soothe the jangled nerves of anyone in the Broncos front office who thinks they should be looking at quarterbacks again next spring.

Titans’ Non-Cody Parkey Kickers: They’re a combined 5-for-15 on field goals this year, including Ryan Succop’s 0-for-5 from beyond 35 yards, after Succop’s first-quarter 45-yard attempt was blocked (it was technically a block, but the trajectory of the kick was approximately driven through the Earth’s crust).

Raiders Offense in the Second Half: They’ve now been shut out in back-to-back second halves, and put up 16 points against the Jaguars despite having the ball in Jacksonville territory in nine of their 10 possessions. That’s truly difficult to do.

Josh Norman on the Wrong End of One More Highlight: It’s been a brutal year for the vet, and giving up a touchdown to a 5’ 10” converted quarterback on a back-pylon throw probably signaled an all-but-official end.

The Regrettable Acquisition of Mohamed Sanu: Maybe an offseason in the system will get him caught up, but then again, physically he has looked terrible so far. Along with issues creating separation, he had another fourth-down drop and managed to cough up a fumble when protecting a two-touchdown lead late (he was saved by four Bengals penalties on that one).

Jameis Has Linebacker Blindness: The linebacker level has been an issue going back to Florida State. Jahlani Tavai’s opening-drive pick was Jameis’s ninth interception to a linebacker this season.

Muppets Shilling for Facebook: “Rainbow Connection” was sacred, you monsters.

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Moments We’ll Tell Our Grandkids About

Justin Reid and Whitney Mercilus Join Forces to Save Christmas: This was a huge swing in a scoreless game, not only taking points off the board (this was a first-and-goal from the 5) but Mercilus’s 86-yard return setting up the Texans’ first touchdown of the day.

Lonnie Johnson, Like Roger Daltrey, Won’t Get Fooled Again: To be fair, I don’t know if Lonnie Johnson was ever fooled a first time. But the Titans have gotten a few teams on special teams trickery over the years, and Johnson played the ball on this fake punt perfectly.

Julio at the Buzzer: Well, not quite the buzzer (as anyone who bet under the 49 total will tell you), but still very late:

Randy Bullock With the Perfect Onside Kick: No one got hurt, and it ended in the obvious outcome. If the NFL continues to be too stubborn to do away with the onside kick, root for this to happen every time.

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What We’ll Be Talking About This Week

Another Sad Farewell to Oakland: Their last “last game in Oakland” ended with a 23-6 loss to the Bears, with future Raider Vince Evans throwing three touchdowns. This time, it ended with getting shut out in the second half for a second straight week, while allowing two late touchdown drives to a quarterback who had engineered one touchdown drive—in a 35-point game—in his previous two starts. When you’re abandoning your fanbase, might as well leave them with the worst taste in their mouths possible.

Texans Take Control of the AFC South: It wasn’t beautiful—Deshaun Watson mixed some bafflingly poor throws in with his usual brilliance, though the Titans proved to be just as mistake-prone (a third-down drop then blocked field goal on their first drive, a deflected red-zone INT and 86-yard return in the second quarter). Due to their 4-1 mark within the division, the Texans’ magic number is 1.

Eagles-Cowboys for All the Marbles: Or at least eight wins worth of marbles, at the Linc next Sunday.

The Ugly End of the Bob Quinn Era in Detroit: The Lions have undergone as bad a four-year roster-building run as any team in football under the GM Quinn; the Quandre Diggs giveaway and subsequent collapse of the secondary provided an exclamation point. The defensive head coach he brought in is now overseeing the worst unit—arguably on either side of the ball—in the NFL. Matt Patricia is probably out too considering he was Quinn’s hand-picked guy. What a mess Quinn made.

Urban Meyer Watches a Football Game: With Dan Snyder! Right next to him! Maybe even on his lap! No, not on his lap? Well, who knows for sure what did happen? All we know is that Urban is champing at the bit to be a part of that well-run organization.

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19 Very Funny Christmas Tweets From 2019 That've Gone Massively Viral

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Anak Krakatau: Giant blocks of rock litter ocean floor

Landslide debris from the collapsed Anak Krakatau volcano is imaged on the seabed for the first time.

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NFL office intervenes after coin toss error in Dallas

The NFL officiating department stepped in Sunday to reverse the team set for the second-half kickoff in Sunday's Rams-Cowboys game, an unusual move that corrected a mistake during the pregame coin toss.

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With Win Over Bears, Packers Take Another Step Toward NFC North Title

December 16, 2019 at 02:24AM

Green Bay didn’t slam the door on a Chicago win until the final second of the game, but it effectively shut down all playoff hopes for the Bears.

Jaire Alexander celebrates a play against Allen Robinson.

At Lambeau Field on Sunday afternoon, the Bears almost scored twice in the last nine seconds of the game against the Packers, which would have put them in position to tie the game and keep their playoff hopes alive. First came a Hail Mary, nearly caught by Chicago WR Riley Ridley after Green Bay CB Jaire Alexander tipped the ball back to him in the end zone. That was followed by a wacky lateral pitch play coming with one second left on the clock; if Bears TE Jesper Horsted had glanced behind him and seen the open Allen Robinson, there’s a good chance Chicago’s lateral improv would have ended with a Robinson touchdown.

And Robinson certainly thought so. He balled up his fists and raised his arms in frustration as Horsted went to the ground and Green Bay recovered the football, shutting down what could have been a major setback in a close NFC playoff race. 

The Packers’ eight-point lead proved too large a deficit for a Bears’ offense that has been a roller-coaster ride all season, and Green Bay’s 21-13 victory ended Chicago’s three-game winning streak. If the Rams lose to the Cowboys on Sunday, Green Bay will clinch a playoff spot, making head coach Matt LaFleur the first first-year head coach to make the playoffs in Packers history.

In the 200th meeting for the division rivals, Green Bay held off a late surge from Chicago, all but extinguishing any postseason fantasy for the Bears. After the Vikings took care of the Chargers later in the day, Chicago was officially knocked out of the playoff hunt—a notion that was already a stretch even if they had managed to beat Green Bay.

Head coach Matt Nagy showed more confidence in his offense with some aggressive playcalling. The Bears went for it twice on fourth-and-medium situations, and once on fourth-and-long, but failed to convert all three. As has been the theme of Trubisky’s three-year NFL career, the Bears quarterback made several impressive off-platform throws on the run, but his performance was uneven and Chicago’s offense failed to score more than one touchdown in the game.

But when it mattered most, Trubisky threw a costly interception. Chicago had the ball back with seven minutes left in the fourth quarter, needing eight points to tie the game, which is plenty of time to score and get the ball back another time to go for the win. On second-and-four from the Bears 46-yard-line, Trubisky appeared to throw in the direction of running back Tarik Cohen, but Green Bay defensive end Dean Lowry put up both hands and tipped the ball to himself for the interception, halting Chicago’s late momentum.

With this win, the 11-3 Packers are in control of the division and their playoff future. A win next week against the Vikings locks up the NFC North divisional title. The team is a long shot for the No. 1 seed in the NFC—Green Bay will need to win out and need both the Seahawks and 49ers to lose in Week 16—but they’re in good position to still land the No. 2 seed and a bye in the NFC. Green Bay and New Orleans both have three losses, but the Packers own the tiebreaker on the Saints because of conference record.

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17 Savage Grandmas Who Have Zero Freaking Filter

"My grandma took my kindergarten photo and said, 'This is what I use to chase the rats away with.'"


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