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No decision yet as close call looms on Dolphins starting QB
No decision yet as close call looms on Dolphins starting QB

Choosing the Miami Dolphins' quarterback has become a close call, mostly because both candidates have been only so-so, and coach Brian Flores isn't ready to announce his decision. Ryan Fitzpatrick is expected to start the third game of the preseason Thursday against Jacksonville, with Josh Rosen

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NBA's Steph Curry helps Howard U. start Division I golf team

What started as an innocuous conversation during a public event has evolved into a golf partnership between an NBA superstar Stephen Curry and Howard University. The two-time NBA MVP announced Monday that he is helping Howard re-establish a golf program. Curry is providing a donation that will allow

Trump, India
Trump, India's Modi discussed economic ties, increased trade -White House

U.S. President Donald Trump spoke to Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in a phone call on Monday, during which the two leaders "discussed how they will continue to strengthen United States-India economic ties through increased trade," the White House said. During the call, Trump also stressed

Goose Gossage, Pete Rose and "unwatchable baseball"
Goose Gossage, Pete Rose and "unwatchable baseball"

When Goose Gossage and Pete Rose make valid points, something's wrong.

Another first for Clemson: No. 1 in AP preseason Top 25
Another first for Clemson: No. 1 in AP preseason Top 25

For the first time, the defending national champion Tigers are No. 1 in The Associated Press preseason Top 25 presented by Regions Bank . The Tigers won the program's second national title in three seasons behind freshman quarterback Trevor Lawrence in January. Clemson now can claim equal standing

European Tour announces new measures to tighten up on slow play
European Tour announces new measures to tighten up on slow play

The European Tour has re-emphasised its desire to go where its US counterparts dare not tread and to root out those snail-paced professionals who are making the sport so difficult fully to enjoy for viewers nowadays. Certainly Bryson DeChambeau might find it uncomfortable if and when he returns to Dubai

Palestinian leader fires advisers, wants bonuses returned
Palestinian leader fires advisers, wants bonuses returned
  • World
  • 2019-08-19 16:34:58Z

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on Monday laid off all of his advisers and ordered a former prime minister and other ex-Cabinet ministers to return tens of thousands of dollars from a pay raise he had secretly approved. Palestinian officials said the decisions, announced in official statements, came as part of efforts to cut costs and recuperate funds after Israel stopped delivering tax revenues earlier this year. The Palestinian Authority, which governs parts of the Israeli-occupied West Bank, has long faced charges of corruption and mismanagement.

Would a Mercy Rule Be a Good Idea for MLB?
Would a Mercy Rule Be a Good Idea for MLB?

After the New York Yankees lost 19-5 to the Cleveland Indians last week, Yankees manager Aaron Boone suggested that he would support a mercy rule to inhibit the possibility of position players pitching. SI Now hosts Robin Lundberg and Amy Campbell de

Bachelor in Paradise
Bachelor in Paradise's Mike Johnson: 'I think I'd be a good Bachelor'

Bachelor in Paradise star Mike Johnson thinks he'd be a good Bachelor

Who Has the Edge in the NL Central
Who Has the Edge in the NL Central's Three-Team Race?

The NL Central is the only division with at least one team within two games of first place, and it has two teams that close. It's setting up to be a three-team race for the division title, so how will the it be decided over the next 40 games?

A Foolish Take: Disney
A Foolish Take: Disney's Streaming Bundle Is Netflix's Worst Nightmare

Disney's $12.99 bundle promises three substantial services.

PG&E Craters on Risk of Up to $18 Billion in Fire-Lawsuit Costs
PG&E Craters on Risk of Up to $18 Billion in Fire-Lawsuit Costs

(Bloomberg) -- PG&E Corp. shares plunged after a judge ruled that a jury can determine whether it should pay as much as $18 billion in damages to wildfire victims.The California utility giant fell as much 30% to $10.05 in New York on Monday, the biggest intraday decline since the company signaled plans

NFL will test (and surely fail) more Schutt AiR Advantage helmets
NFL will test (and surely fail) more Schutt AiR Advantage helmets

As the NFL prepares for Antonio Brown Helmet Grievance 2.0, which may indeed be coming, the NFL will be cutting off potential arguments and/or improving its position in the court of public opinion. Case in point: Ian Rapoport of the NFL announced on Monday morning that "two more helmets -- same

Drew Rosenhaus: I think Antonio Brown will be back soon
Drew Rosenhaus: I think Antonio Brown will be back soon

A day after Raiders General Manager Mike Mayock expressed frustration that wide receiver Antonio Brown is not participating in training camp, Brown's agent said Brown will not be gone long. Drew Rosenhaus said on ESPN this morning that Brown should be back with the team soon. But Rosenhaus pushed

All In or All Out?
All In or All Out?

Ryan McDowell discusses the latest NFL news, including Antonio Brown leaving the Raiders and Josh Gordon's reinstatement (Getty Images)

Former world cycling champion Dumoulin joins Jumbo-Visma
Former world cycling champion Dumoulin joins Jumbo-Visma

Former world champion Tom Dumoulin, second to Geraint Thomas in the 2018 Tour de France, joined Team Jumbo Visma on Monday, quitting Sunweb after eight years. The 28-year-old Dutchman, who was forced to sit out this year's Tour de France with a knee injury, had two years to run on his Sunweb contract

NASCAR teams "idiots" if DiBenedetto doesn
NASCAR teams "idiots" if DiBenedetto doesn't get 2020 seat - Hamlin

NASCAR Cup Series team owners would be "idiots" not to sign Matt DiBenedetto, according to Bristol winner Denny Hamlin - one of several frontrunners backing the axed Leavine Family racer

A $1.6 Billion Horror as Ghana Investors Can
A $1.6 Billion Horror as Ghana Investors Can't Get Their Savings

(Bloomberg) -- Isaac and Bless Boahen saved for months to fund her economics doctorate, but when the time came to cash in the investment, they were left empty handed.The couple are among at least 70,000 investors who have become collateral damage from a cleanup of Ghana's banking industry. The crackdown

'The Hunt' Director Breaks Silence on Film's Cancellation (EXCLUSIVE)

Craig Zobel, director of "The Hunt," hopes that the controversial political thriller will eventually be seen by audiences, and argues that its message has been misrepresented in media reports. Zobel spoke for the first time since Universal canceled the film's release on Aug. 10, in the wake of a series of mass shootings and amid […]

Richard Sherman suggests that the door is open to 18 games
Richard Sherman suggests that the door is open to 18 games

The NFL Players Association has done an excellent job of creating the impression that it does not want 18 regular-season games, under any set of circumstances. That consistent position has forced the NFL to realize that, to get what it so badly wants, it will have to make the NFLPA an offer it can'

U.S. records 21 new measles cases as of last week
  • US
  • 2019-08-19 13:55:13Z

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said there had been a 1.8% increase in the number of cases of the highly contagious and sometimes deadly disease between Aug. 8 and Aug. 15. In a sign that the outbreak is slowing, the CDC in recent weeks has reported smaller increases in the number of measles cases, compared with surges of dozens of cases reported per week earlier this year. Failure to vaccinate poses a public health risk to vulnerable people unable to receive the vaccine, health officials have warned.

GameStop Enters Oversold Territory
GameStop Enters Oversold Territory

GameStop has been on a bit of a cold streak lately, but there might be light at the end of the tunnel for this overlooked stock.

Lakers reportedly doing "due diligence" in talking to Dwight Howard
Lakers reportedly doing "due diligence" in talking to Dwight Howard

The Lakers should consider Howard as part of the process, but it is a process.

Former world cycling champion Dumoulin quits Team Sunweb
Former world cycling champion Dumoulin quits Team Sunweb

Former world champion Tom Dumoulin, second to Geraint Thomas in the 2018 Tour de France, is quitting Sunweb after eight years, the Dutch team announced Monday. "After an incredible eight-year journey filled with countless successes, Team Sunweb and Tom Dumoulin are set to go their separate ways

Drew Rosenhaus: We
Drew Rosenhaus: We're still trying to come up with a helmet solution for Antonio Brown

The Raiders think it's time for Antonio Brown to Schutt or get off the pot. As explained by his agent, Antonio Brown doesn't agree that the time has come to pick a new helmet and move forward -- or to walk away from the game. "We've worked very closely with the Raiders, and we will [more

These Nations Faced Bankruptcy. Now Their Bonds Yield Nothing
These Nations Faced Bankruptcy. Now Their Bonds Yield Nothing

Less than a decade ago, investors could barely be compensated enough to hold the bonds of Spain and Portugal for fear the nations could be severed from the European Union. An unprecedented surge in sovereign debt across the world has driven 10-year yields in the Iberian nations to record lows just shy of 0%. "I am afraid all curves are going to zero and all rates are going to zero," said James Athey, senior investment manager at Aberdeen Standard Investments, who currently has no positions in the debt of Spain or Portugal.

Kliff Kingsbury: Cardinals aren
Kliff Kingsbury: Cardinals aren't showing actual offense in preseason

The Cardinals have a rookie head coach and a rookie quarterback, bringing new offensive principles to the NFL. And if you watch them in the preseason, you'll see almost none of that offense. Cardinals coach Kliff Kingsbury admitted to Peter King of NBC's Football Morning in America that they

Economists survey: 34% expect a US recession in 2021
Economists survey: 34% expect a US recession in 2021
  • US
  • 2019-08-19 09:43:51Z

A number of U.S. business economists appear sufficiently concerned about the risks of some of President Donald Trump's economic policies that they expect a recession in the U.S. by the end of 2021. Thirty-four percent of economists surveyed by the National Association for Business Economics, in a report being released Monday, said they believe a slowing economy will tip into recession in 2021. Only 2% of those polled expect a recession to begin this year, while 38% predict that it will occur in 2020.

Stocks Climb Globally; Oil Gains, Treasuries Drop: Markets Wrap
Stocks Climb Globally; Oil Gains, Treasuries Drop: Markets Wrap

(Bloomberg) -- Want the lowdown on European markets? In your inbox before the open, every day. Sign up here.Stocks in Europe and Asia rose alongside U.S. equity futures as traders parsed the latest trade news from Washington and awaited commentary from the Federal Reserve chief. Treasuries fell with

European Tour aims to squash slow play with new four-point plan
European Tour aims to squash slow play with new four-point plan

The European Tour is about to crack down on slow play, announcing Monday a four-point plan designed at improving pace of play.

Brazil Mulls Labeling Hezbollah as Terrorists in Pivot to U.S.
Brazil Mulls Labeling Hezbollah as Terrorists in Pivot to U.S.
  • World
  • 2019-08-19 08:02:44Z

(Bloomberg) -- Brazil is considering designating Lebanese group Hezbollah a terrorist organization, as President Jair Bolsonaro increasingly aligns his government with the U.S. on foreign policy.Officials are reviewing their options to move forward with the idea, which is being discussed at the highest levels of government but doesn't have across-the-board support, according to three people with direct knowledge of the matter. It wouldn't be easily implemented due to the particularities of Brazilian law, they added, requesting anonymity because the discussion isn't public.The idea is part of Bolsonaro's efforts to forge stronger ties with Donald Trump, with whom he also seeks a trade...

Google, Facebook Unite With Trump to Protest French Tech Tax
Google, Facebook Unite With Trump to Protest French Tech Tax

(Bloomberg) -- Terms of Trade is a daily newsletter that untangles a world embroiled in trade wars. Sign up here. The relationship between President Donald Trump and the largest U.S. technology companies has often been frosty but a common opponent -- France's plan to tax U.S. tech giants -- will bring

Noah Rubin interview:
Noah Rubin interview: 'I don't know if people realise alcohol and substance abuse in tennis is a thing'

To the casual observer, the life of a professional tennis player is nothing but glamour - the money, the fame, those immaculate white clothes.  The reality for the majority is altogether different. It is a grind, a place where mental and physical exhaustion, alcohol abuse, and depression are prevalent

Early end of season for Woods doesn
Early end of season for Woods doesn't take away from Masters

"Very special to win my 15th major and get my fifth jacket," Woods said Sunday. Rarely has Woods smiled so wide after not meeting a goal. "It's disappointing," Woods said about not returning to Atlanta.

DK Metcalf to undergo knee surgery, still could play Week One
DK Metcalf to undergo knee surgery, still could play Week One

Seahawks rookie DK Metcalf did not play in Sunday's preseason game against the Vikings. It turns out there was a good reason for his absence. He had his knee checked out and learned he needs surgery. "DK's got an injury to his knee that we found after a couple of days. It happened a few

China CNPC suspends Venezuelan oil loading, worried about U.S. sanctions: sources
China CNPC suspends Venezuelan oil loading, worried about U.S. sanctions: sources

China National Petroleum Corp, a leading buyer of Venezuelan oil, has halted August loadings following the latest set of U.S. sanctions on the South American exporter, two Beijing-based senior sources with direct knowledge of the matter told Reuters on Monday. The Trump administration in early August

Report: Lakers have interest in Joakim Noah
Report: Lakers have interest in Joakim Noah

Dwight Howard is not the only aging center under consideration by the Lakers.

Holton Hill ejected for brutal helmet-to-helmet hit on Paxton Lynch
Holton Hill ejected for brutal helmet-to-helmet hit on Paxton Lynch

With 3:53 remaining in the fourth quarter, Hill lowered his head to initiate contact with scrambling Seahawks quarterback Paxton Lynch. Hill hit Lynch squarely in the head. In #SEAvsMIN, [Hill] was penalized by on-field officials for unnecessary roughness and disqualified from New York for late and forcible contact to the head of the sliding quarterback," the NFL's supervisor of officials, Al Riveron, explained in a tweet.

Coal-Loving Australia Is World
Coal-Loving Australia Is World's 3rd Biggest Emissions Exporter

(Bloomberg) -- Follow Bloomberg on LINE messenger for all the business news and analysis you need.Australia's booming coal industry has made it the world's third-biggest exporter of potential carbon dioxide emissions locked in fossil fuels, placing it only behind oil giants Russia and Saudi Arabia.Australia

Experienced hiker found dead in Trinity County following five-day search
Experienced hiker found dead in Trinity County following five-day search

An experienced hiker was found dead Sunday off trail in the Trinity Alps following a five-day search.

NFC Teams That Are the Best Bets to Go Under Their Win Total
NFC Teams That Are the Best Bets to Go Under Their Win Total

Why are the Seahawks a strong candidate to take a step back in 2019? Which NFC East team is the strongest bet to finish in last place? Our favorite NFC win total unders.

Tacko Fall
Tacko Fall's agent: 'If the Celtics release him, I don't think he goes unclaimed'

Tacko Fall isn't guaranteed to make the Boston Celtics roster, but count his agent in among those who think that Fall would be claimed off waivers if the Celtics were to release him.

Adam Gase regrets playing Avery Williamson as long as he played
Adam Gase regrets playing Avery Williamson as long as he played

Avery Williamson tore an anterior cruciate ligament on his 30th defensive snap Thursday night. It was at least one snap too many. Jets coach Adam Gase said Sunday that he regrets leaving in Williamson as long as he did. "We had him at a new position compared to what he played in the past,"

Jack Whitaker, Hall of Fame sports broadcaster, dies at 95

Jack Whitaker, whose Hall of Fame broadcasting career ranged from the first Super Bowl to Secretariat's Triple Crown to short essays from major sporting events, died Sunday morning, CBS reported. The network said Whitaker died of natural causes in his sleep in Devon, Pennsylvania. Whitaker, a Philadelphia

Greinke gets 200th win, pitches Astros past A
Greinke gets 200th win, pitches Astros past A's 4-1

After earning his 200th win, Zack Greinke hopes he's on his way to even bigger achievements with the Houston Astros this season. Greinke reached the milestone with seven smooth innings Sunday, pitching the first-place Astros past the Oakland Athletics 4-1 to avoid a four-game sweep. Alex Bregman

Reports: Napoli agree record fee for Hirving Lozano
Reports: Napoli agree record fee for Hirving Lozano

Lozano will reportedly become Mexico's most expensive player ever.

At last: Cincinnati title lands Medvedev in world top five
At last: Cincinnati title lands Medvedev in world top five

Daniil Medvedev, coming off back-to-back ATP finals defeats, held off David Goffin 7-6 (7/3), 6-4 Sunday to win the ATP Cincinnati Masters. "These have been the best three weeks of my life," Medvedev said.

Monday qualifier Barron beats Couples at En Joie

Doug Barron became the 13th Monday qualifier to win a PGA Tour Champions event, holing two 15-foot birdie putts after a rain delay to beat Fred Couples by two strokes Sunday in the Dick's Sporting Goods Open. Making his second senior start after turning 50 last month, Barron closed with a 6-under

Thomas holds on to win BMW Championship
Thomas holds on to win BMW Championship

Justin Thomas had more stress than he wanted and answered with the shots he needed Sunday at Medinah to win the BMW Championship and claim the No. 1 seed going into the FedEx Cup finale. Thomas watched a six-shot lead shrink to two in a span of three holes around the turn until he regained control with

Police: Man accused of threat to Jewish center arrested
Police: Man accused of threat to Jewish center arrested
  • US
  • 2019-08-19 00:02:12Z

Police say a man accused of making what they believe was a threat to a Jewish center in Ohio on Instagram has been arrested on telecommunications harassment and aggravated menacing charges. New Middletown police say they arrested 20-year-old James Reardon, Jr., at his home Saturday in the Mahoning County village. Authorities say the Instagram account was Reardon's.

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