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Week in Pictures: 11-17 January 2020

A selection of news photographs taken around the world this week.

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My 'butterfly skin' could kill me but I want to raise awareness for others

Epidermolysis bullosa is a rare genetic condition where skin can tear at the slightest touch.

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Australia bushfires: Pollution concerns for tennis tournament

Tennis players have raised concerns about the air quality ahead of Australian Open.

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Unprofessional TikTok medical videos 'not the norm'

TikTok videos made by doctors and nurses this week have been accused of spreading misinformation.

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Why Iran plane crash protests mark most serious test yet

Unique factors make the latest anti-government protests different from those in the past.

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The big question Canadians have about royal move

Canadians want to know if they will be picking up the tab for Harry and Meghan's security if they move there.

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Rough Trade: We're selling more records than ever

The music retailer launches a partnership with Apple Music, saying that streaming boosts vinyl sales.

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Froome training again after injury and targeting fifth Tour de France win

Britain's Team Ineos rider Chris Froome confirms he will go for a fifth Tour de France title in 2020 having returned to training after a serious injury.

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Report: Former Cowboys HC Jason Garrett to Be Giants' New Offensive Coordinator

January 18, 2020 at 02:55AM

Former Dallas Cowboys coach Jason Garrett is reportedly staying in the NFC East.

Jason Garrett is reportedly staying in the NFC East.


weeks after getting fired from the Dallas Cowboys, Garrett has agreed to become the offensive coordinator for the New York Giants, according to ESPN's Ed Werder.

In doing so, Garrett joins first-year head coach Joe Judge's staff.

Garrett had been part of the Cowboys' front office since 2007 when he joined as offensive coordinator. He was promoted to assistant head coach and offensive coordinator the next season, and acted as interim head coach in 2010 before being named head coach in 2011. He finished with an 85–67 record as head coach of the Cowboys, but won only two playoff games. 

Judge, 38, has spent the last eight years with the New England Patriots as the special teams and wide receivers coach. Judge had an offer to become the head coach at his alma mater Mississippi State but decided on heading to the NFL.

He also worked under Nick Saban as a special teams assistant at Alabama from 2009-2011. In his career, Judge has three Super Bowl rings as a Patriots assistant and two BCS championships with Alabama.

Last season, the Giants ranked 18th out of 32 teams in terms of points for and finished 23 in yards. Despite the team's below-average production, however, they do have a number of promising young players on offense, including Saquon Barkley, Daniel Jones and Darius Slayton.

It seems likely that Garrett will call plays for the Giants in the upcoming season. Garrett, however, did not call plays last season in what turned out to be his final season in Dallas, instead letting first-year offensive coordinator Kellen Moore handle the play-calling duty. The Cowboys finished 2019 sixth in points for and first in total yards.

The two teams will meet twice during the 2020 regular season.

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Source: Garrett lands in NY as Giants' new OC

Jason Garrett has agreed to become the offensive coordinator of the New York Giants, a source told ESPN's Ed Werder.

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Maryville University No. 1 in preseason ESPN College League of Legends coaches poll

Over 40 coaches voted and more than half of them voted for Maryville University as the No. 1 team in the country in ESPN's preseason College League of Legends coaches poll.

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Former Royals Owner David Glass Dies at 84

January 18, 2020 at 02:20AM

Former Walmart Inc. chief executive David Glass owned the Kansas City Royals for nearly two decades before selling the franchise last fall.

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) Former Walmart Inc. chief executive David Glass, who owned the Kansas City Royals for nearly two decades before selling the franchise last fall, died last week of complications form pneumonia. He was 84.

The Glass family said the businessman died Jan. 9. He had been dealing with health issues for some time.

Glass began negotiations early last year to sell the Royals, who reached the World Series twice under his ownership and won the title in 2015. The deal valued at about $1 billion with a group led by Kansas City businessman John Sherman was completed Nov. 26 after Major League Baseball owners voted unanimously to approve it.

''I am deeply saddened by the news of David's passing,'' Sherman said in a statement. ''His voice among other owners was so respected. He served on and led several Major League Baseball committees to better our game. His passion for baseball and love for Kansas City was the driving force in bringing success on the field for this franchise.

''Personally, I will be forever indebted to David for reaching out to offer the generational opportunity to be part of this proud and storied franchise,'' Sherman added. ''On behalf of the entire ownership group, I want to express deepest gratitude to the heart of a man who carefully placed a treasure in the hands of Kansas Citians. We pledge to carry it forward with his passionate commitment and selfless spirit.''

Glass was born in Mountain, View, Missouri, and joined the U.S. Army after he was graduated from high school. He earned a degree from Missouri State before beginning his business career at Crank Drug Company in 1960.

Glass left the company in 1968 and worked for two other companies until 1976, when Walmart founder Sam Walter recruited him to be his company's chief financial officer. Glass continued to take on a bigger role with the company until 1988, when he was named president and CEO of the retail giant. Over the ensuing 12 years, he led the company through a period of dramatic growth and expansions internationally and into new retail formats.

"When we lost my dad, David provided a steady, visionary hand the company needed to lead it forward. He did so with a deep sense of humility while maintaining the values and principles dad founded the company on,'' former Walmart chairman Rob Walton said. ''More than anyone beyond Sam Walton, David Glass is responsible for making Walmart the company it is today. On behalf of the entire Walton family, I want to express our appreciation for David as a leader and as a friend. He will be deeply missed.''

He also will be missed in Kansas City, his home-away-from home due to his ownership of the Royals.

Glass helped to keep the franchise in Kansas City following the death of founding owner Ewing Kauffman in 1993. He served as caretaker of the organization until April 2000, when he purchased sole ownership for $96 million - a strong bid at the time. And while his ownership will be remembered for two American League pennants and a World Series trophy, for many years he was considered a pariah among fans for his notoriously frugal ways.

The Royals endured many 100-loss seasons, and they became known for trading top talent while refusing to sign notable free agents. Many fans also viewed him as an absentee owner more committed to Arkansas than Kansas City.

But most of those opinions changed when Glass hired Dayton Moore as general manager in 2006. Glass vowed to build the organization the right way, and he gave Moore the resources and responsibility to accomplish that objective.

''When I sat down across the table from Mr. Glass, as he began to share his vision for the Kansas City Royals, it was all about wanting to create a model organization,'' Moore said Friday. ''It was all about putting a competitive team on the field for our fans and our city. I came to understand he owner a baseball team for all the right reasons. It wasn't about him as an owner, it was about being a great steward of the franchise and preserving the great game he enjoyed as a little boy.''

Glass continued that enjoyment even after he agreed to sell the franchise. He showed up to Kauffman Stadium several times late in the season, watching the Royals with the same boyhood fascination as always.

''I'm here because where else would you want to be on a Saturday evening but the ballpark?'' Glass said told The Associated Press one September afternoon, leaning over the dugout during batting practice. ''I'm not going to stop enjoying baseball. I went to my first game in 1946 and I've been a baseball junkie ever since.''

Glass had been in declining health, increasing his urgency to sell the club. But he had called Moore on Christmas Day and later said he was looking forward to attending spring training with a group of his friends.

''We weren't expecting to get this news this early in 2020, that's for sure,'' Moore said.

Regardless of how he was perceived by the public, Glass always had the unwavering support of Moore and Ned Yost, his longtime manager. Yost even called watching Glass raise the World Series trophy at Citi Field in 2015 ''one of the top three highlights of my baseball career, because we had accomplished it for him.''

''I will never forget the thrill of seeing over 800,000 people of this community come together on one sunny November day to salute the newly crowned world champions. It's been a fantastic ride,'' Glass said upon announcing the sale of the franchise, ''and I want to thank our great fans for supporting us through the years. But now it's time for someone else to oversee this franchise into its next championship.''

During his ownership of the Royals, Glass served on key MLB committees. He was the chairman of MLB Advanced Media, a member of Major League Baseball's executive council and - not surprising, given his background - an integral part of the finance committee.

Glass was elected to the board of the Hall of Fame, too.

Glass and his wife, Ruth, have three children, six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. They also were actively involved in several philanthropic endeavors, and Missouri State named its business hall in his honor.

The family said a memorial will be held Jan. 27 at Northwest Arkansas Fellowship Bible Church in Rogers, Arkansas.

''Due to his authentic humility, we think David Glass may be the most under-appreciated CEO in the history of business,'' said Doug McMillon, the current president and CEO of Walmart. ''The choices he made and the results of the company reflect his wisdom, dedication and servant leadership. We will miss him immensely and are eternally grateful.''

Michigan vs. Iowa Live Stream: How to Watch, TV Channel, Start Time

January 18, 2020 at 01:58AM

Find out how to watch Michigan vs. Iowa on Friday.

Michigan and Iowa both got off to strong starts this season, but have encountered some growing pains in the early portion of Big Ten play. When the Wolverines and Hawkeyes meet on Friday, both squads will have a chance to put some of their recent woes behind them and get a key win for their tournament resumes.

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Time: 9:00 p.m. ET


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No. 19 Michigan (11-5, 2-3) suffered a loss in its last game, dropping a 75-67 decision to the Minnesota Golden Gophers on the road. Zavier Simpson led the Wolverines in scoring with 19 points, but Michigan was overmatched by a Golden Gophers team that shot nearly 55% from the field. Minnesota big man Daniel Oturu led all scorers with 30 points. The Wolverines will need to defend another big man in Iowa’s Luka Garza to avoid another loss. Michigan still has yet to win a true road game in the 2019-20 season.

Iowa (12-5, 3-3) started the conference season at 1-3, but has rebounded with two straight wins against Big Ten opponents. The most recent of those wins was a 75-62 road win over the Northwestern Wildcats. Iowa held the Wildcats to 36% shooting and 29% shooting from three-point range. Garza led all scorers with 27 points for the Hawkeyes. With a chance to score a home win over a ranked opponent and to get over .500 in conference play, this could be a season-defining contest for Iowa.

Report: NBA Puts Possible Schedule Changes Vote on Hold

January 18, 2020 at 01:42AM

A vote to consider possible changes to the NBA schedule is reportedly no longer planned for April.

A vote to consider possible changes to the NBA schedule is no longer planned for April,

according to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski. Instead, according to ESPN, the NBA informed its teams on Friday that it wants to continue learning more about the three significant items, including an in-season tournament, a play-in tournament and the reseeding of the conference finalists.

In December, the NBA reportedly sent a proposal outlining such sweeping changes to its teams. It hoped to get its approval from two-thirds of the teams (23) and the NBPA to agree to the calendar changes, enacting the adjustments in 2021-22, the league's 75th anniversary season.

The sweeping changes to the NBA schedule could have a major impact on the league.

As Sports Illustrated's legal analyst Michael McCann wrote in November, the league appears to be banking on the idea that some of the proposed changes are popular in other leagues. But the possible changes are not without complications.

McCann noted that significant negotiations would be necessary, not only between the NBA and NBPA but also between the league and its broadcast partners and sponsors. Teams would also need to tweak their contractual understandings with sponsors, venues, food and beverage providers, and regional sports networks. The availability of arenas and other schedule-related conflicts would likely be revisited.

The CBA between the NBA and its players would also need to be modified or amended, according to McCann. 

Wojnarowski reports that there is still no consensus on the best time for the 30-team in-season tournament. He adds that there is additional concern over travel if the league does reseed its conference finalists and that large market owners are also concerned that a decrease in home games could come at a net financial loss.

The current CBA runs through the 2023-24 season, with a mutual opt-out clause after the 2022-23 season.

Wisconsin vs. Michigan State Live Stream: How to Watch, TV Channel, Start Time

January 18, 2020 at 01:40AM

Find out how to watch Wisconsin vs. Michigan State on Friday.

It may be a long season, but Wisconsin and Michigan State couldn’t be headed in more opposite directions as Big Ten basketball starts to heat up. On Friday, we’ll see which team comes out on top.

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When: Friday, Jan. 17

Time: 7:00 p.m. ET


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No. 15 Michigan State would like to forget its road game on Sunday against Purdue. The team got trounced 71-42 by the Boilermakers, marking the team’s first conference loss of the season. Michigan State (13-4, 5-1) suffered its worst loss ever as a top-10 team. The Spartans had never lost as a top-10 team by more than 22 points. Trevion Williams scored 16 points for Purdue, who relied on a staunch defense to keep MSU in check. Cassius Winston finished with 10 points, but also nine turnovers. It marked the Spartans first loss since Dec. 3.

Meanwhile, Wisconsin (11-6, 4-2) is coming off one of its best wins of the season, squeaking by No. 17 Maryland 56-54. In the closing seconds, Brad Davison drilled a three-pointer from the corner that proved to be the game-winner. The Badgers scored their third consecutive win over a ranked opponent this season. The last time Wisconsin won three consecutive games against ranked opponents was during the 2015-16 season. Wisconsin held an opponent under 60 points for the seventh time this season. The team is also 6-1 when limiting opponents to fewer than 60 points, including a 3-0 mark in Big Ten play. Junior Nate Reuvers scored in double figures for the 13th time in 17 games, finishing with a team-high 17 points and five rebounds.

Timberwolves' Towns returns after 15 games out

Minnesota gets Karl-Anthony back on Friday at Indiana after he missed 15 games with a sprained left knee.

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Bryant: As Australia burns, it's time for athletes to speak out on climate

As the Australian Open is set to begin, there is something tone-deaf about the idea of playing tennis while a country burns. Athletes are raising money for relief efforts, but it's not enough. It's time for them to raise their voices about climate change.

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17 Screenshots Of Humblebrags And Weird Flexes That'll Make You Cringe

"Got a new Bentley haha, it's whatever."

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Only Pop Music Experts Can Get 6/8 On This Girl Group Quiz

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Bet You Can't Even Score An 8/10 On This Billie Eilish Trivia Quiz

"Don't ask questions you don't wanna know."

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Sainsbury's named cheapest supermarket of 2019 by Which?

The study by Which? compared the price of 53 products but did not include discounters Aldi and Lidl.

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Minnesota voters cast first ballots of 2020 election

While the nation has its eyes turned to Iowa, voters in Minnesota have already cast the first ballots.

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The Papers: 'Alarm' over school isolation booths and 'Mugxit'

No one story dominates Saturday's front pages, with leads on everything from Brexit to the royals.

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